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A Brief History of Computing
A Brief History of Computing
The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization. As towns and communities evolved there was a need for increasingly sophisticated calculations. This book traces the evolution of computation, from early civilisations 3000 B.C. to the latest key developments in modern times.

This useful and lively text provides a...

The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet
The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet
"Few false ideas have more firmly gripped the minds of so many intelligent men than the one that, if they just tried, they could invent a cipher that no one could break," writes David Kahn in this massive (almost 1,200 pages) volume. Most of The Codebreakers focuses on the 20th century, especially World War II. But its reach is...
Waking Energy: 7 Timeless Practices Designed to Reboot Your Body and Unleash Your Potential
Waking Energy: 7 Timeless Practices Designed to Reboot Your Body and Unleash Your Potential

Discover your most ageless, energized, joyful self with renowned mind-body-spirit innovator and fitness and wellness expert Jennifer Kries’s Waking Energy, a groundbreaking program that synthesizes the greatest wisdom traditions of the East, from Qigong to Meditation.

Modern life can be stressful and...

Ninja Hacking: Unconventional Penetration Testing Tactics and Techniques
Ninja Hacking: Unconventional Penetration Testing Tactics and Techniques

Ever thought of using the time-tested tactics and techniques of the ancient ninja to understand the mind of today's ninja, the hacker? As a penetration tester or security consultant you no doubt perform tests both externally and internally for your clients that include both physical and technical tests. Throw traditional pen...

Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science
Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science
A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics
Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Companions)
The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Companions)

Socrates, the largely enigmatic Greek thinker, is universally considered to have laid the foundations of western philosophy. His philosophy, available to us through the early dialogues of Plato and the writings of his contemporaries, has had a remarkably enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise .

This...

Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta: Symposium Aristotelicum (Oxford Symposium Aristotelicum)
Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta: Symposium Aristotelicum (Oxford Symposium Aristotelicum)
Nine leading scholars of ancient philosophy from Europe, the UK, and North America offer a systematic study of Book Beta of Aristotle's Metaphysics. The work takes the form of a series of aporiai or "difficulties" which Aristotle presents as necessary points of engagement for those who wish to attain wisdom. The topics include causation,...
Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory
Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory

The study of the class of computable partial functions (i.e., recursive partial functions) stands at the intersection of three fields: mathematics, theoretical computer science, and philosophy.

Mathematically, computability theory originates from the concept of an algorithm. It leads to a classification of functions according...

Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Science News

"For a safari-like adventure into the world of physics, follow Wilczek's lead. Quirky but knowledgeable, he explores the essence of the matter that makes up the universe — combining the enthusiasm of someone like Jeff Corwin with the thoughtfulness of a David
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Challenges for Computational Intelligence (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Challenges for Computational Intelligence (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
In the year 1900 at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris David Hilbert delivered what is now considered the most important talk ever given in the history of mathematics. In this talk Hilbert outlined his philosophy of mathematics and proposed 23 major problems worth working at in future. Some of these problems were in fact more...
The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry
The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry

From its beginnings, philosophy's language, concepts, and imaginative growth have been heavily influenced by poetry and poets. Drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers throughout the history of western philosophy, Raymond Barfield explores the pervasiveness of poetry's impact on philosophy and, conversely, how philosophy has...

Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future
Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future
Clay tablets have been used to keep records from the earliest times. However, they were used for archives rather than libraries and consisted mainly of administrative records.Private and personal libraries containing books first appeared in Greece in the 5th century BC.The Royal Library of Alexandria was founded in the 3rd century BC and was...
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