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The Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages
The Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

A beautifully illustrated, full-color guide to scrolls and their uses in medieval life.

Scrolls have always been shrouded by a kind of aura, a quality of somehow standing outside of time. They hold our attention with their age, beauty, and perplexing format. Beginning in the fourth century, the codex?or...

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

“Deeply moving, frequently eloquent and
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Computational Aesthetics (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)
Computational Aesthetics (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)
The essence of natural computing is aesthetics; for example, in cooking, one of the most common forms of natural computation, the decision to add salt, and how much, is based on the aesthetics of taste. Because touch perception is instinctively related to a sense of beauty, the aesthetics of tactile sense are considered as algorithms by using...
Confessions
Confessions
"Williams's masterful translation satisfies (at last!) a long-standing need. There are lots of good translations of Augustine's great work, but until now we have been forced to choose between those that strive to replicate in English something of the majesty and beauty of Augustine's Latin style and those that opt instead...
JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a...

The Big and the Small - From Microcosm to the Macrocosm: The Facinating Link Between Particle Physics and Cosmology
The Big and the Small - From Microcosm to the Macrocosm: The Facinating Link Between Particle Physics and Cosmology
This book is the second part of the two-volume set entitled The Big and the Small. The first volume, Journey into the Microcosm: The Story of Elementary Particles, dealt essentially with the small, i.e., elementary particles. The present volume first takes the reader to the other extreme, the big or the cosmos, and then wraps up...
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Succeed in your course with the help of this proven best-seller! John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is consistently praised as the most clearly written book available for the course. In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning...

Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

Winner • National Outdoor Book Award (History/Biography)
Longlisted • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell?the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.

George
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Learning Java
Learning Java

Version 5.0 of the Java 2 Standard Edition SDK is the most important upgrade since Java first appeared a decade ago. With Java 5.0, you'll not only find substantial changes in the platform, but to the language itself-something that developers of Java took five years to complete. The main goal of Java 5.0 is to make it easier...

Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications
Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications
Computational geometry emerged from the field of algorithms design and analysis in the late 1970s. It has grown into a recognized discipline with its own journals, conferences, and a large community of active researchers. The success of the field as a research discipline can on the one hand be explained from the beauty of the...
The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals & Ceremonies for Personal Transformation
The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals & Ceremonies for Personal Transformation
One of the main tenets of shamanism is a belief in the power of ceremony to manifest change in the physical world. Virtually all shamanic traditions use a variety of ritual practices as tools for personal transformation, healing, and celebration.

Now, in this exciting and practical book, Toltec shaman and New York
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Approximation Algorithms
Approximation Algorithms
Covering the basic techniques used in the latest research work, the author consolidates progress made so far, including some very recent and promising results, and conveys the beauty and excitement of work in the field. He gives clear, lucid explanations of key results and ideas, with intuitive proofs, and provides critical examples and numerous...
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