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The Success of Open Source
The Success of Open Source

Much of the innovative programming that powers the Internet, creates operating systems, and produces software is the result of "open source" code, that is, code that is freely distributed--as opposed to being kept secret--by those who write it. Leaving source code open has generated some of the most sophisticated developments in...

More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution
More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution

The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation. How did humans acquire cognitive capacities far more powerful than anything a hunting-and-gathering primate needed to survive? Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Darwin of evolutionary theory, saw humans as "divine exceptions" to natural selection. Darwin thought use of...

Solutions Manual for Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics
Solutions Manual for Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics
Solutions manual to the classic textbook Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics. The exercises in the book are integral to the text. This manual provides detailed answers to the problems in Recursive Methods. Softcover.

Over the years we have received many requests for an answer book for the exercises in Recursive Methods in
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Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe's Future
Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe's Future

Although overshadowed by his contemporaries Adam Smith and David Hume, the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson strongly influenced eighteenth-century currents of political thought. A major reassessment of this neglected figure, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future sheds new light on...

Ancient Religions
Ancient Religions

Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners journeying from place to place peddled their skills as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels decorated with illustrations of myths traveled with them....

Why People Die by Suicide
Why People Die by Suicide

In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers the clearest account ever given of why some people choose to die.

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In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA
In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

The mystery of inheritance has captivated thinkers since antiquity, and the unlocking of this mystery—the development of classical genetics—is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. This great scientific and human drama is the story told fully and for the first time in this book.

Acclaimed science writer James...

Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness
Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness
This book celebrates Albert Einstein’s 1905. In six months Einstein wrote five papers that deeply influenced the course of twentieth-century science. These papers from the hand of a thenunknown physicist make 1905 one of the most memorable years in the history of science and, without doubt, make the six months from March 17 to September 27...
From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics
From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics
This book is a survey of the history of physics, together with the associated astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry, from the beginnings of science to the present. I pay particular attention to the change from a deterministic view of nature to one dominated by probabilities, from viewing the universe as running like clockwork to seeing it as a...
The Americanization of Narcissism
The Americanization of Narcissism

American social critics in the 1970s, convinced that their nation was in decline, turned to psychoanalysis for answers and seized on narcissism as the sickness of the age. Books indicting Americans as greedy, shallow, and self-indulgent appeared, none more influential than Christopher Lasch's famous 1978 jeremiad The Culture of...

  
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