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Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage
Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage

Americans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It’s befouling our air, land, waters, food, and bodies. The US tosses out enough foodstuff to feed the rest of the world. America is the largest buyer of fashion and cosmetics, the second dirtiest industry in the world. We lead the planet in transportation usage and waste,...

The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos
The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos
"Drawing upon Descartes's saying, 'What do I know?' Rowan-Robinson asks what we know about the universe. In answer, he has come up with nine numbers that summarize our current understanding of the cosmos. . . . The numbers Rowan-Robinson presents are grounded in scientific research, although more than a little speculation was used in deriving...
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
Why do the stars shine? What happens when you fall into a black hole? What’s the Moon made of? Is Pluto a planet or not? Does extraterrestrial life exist? How old is Earth? Can humans live in outer space? What is a quasar? How did the universe begin? How will it end? When it comes to the cosmos, it seems like everyone has a thousand...
Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force
Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force
The first accessible book on a theory of physics that explains the relationship between the particles and forces that make up our universe.

For decades, physicists have been fascinated with the possibility that two seemingly independent aspects of our world—matter and force—may in fact be intimately...

Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal
Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal
This study of chaos, fractals and complex dynamics is intended for anyone familiar with computers. While keeping the mathematics to a simple level with few formulas, the reader is introduced to an area of current scientific research that was scarcely possible until the availability of computers. The book is divided into two main parts; the...
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."
--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the
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Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will...

Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century
Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century
This report is the result of a study encompassing astrophysical phenomena that give insight into fundamental physics, as well as fundamental physics relevant to understanding astrophysical phenomena, and the structure and evolution of the universe. Includes color illustrations. Softcover.

The fall 1999 meeting of the National
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Cosmos DB for MongoDB Developers: Migrating to Azure Cosmos DB and Using the MongoDB API
Cosmos DB for MongoDB Developers: Migrating to Azure Cosmos DB and Using the MongoDB API
Learn Azure Cosmos DB and its MongoDB API with hands-on samples and advanced features such as the multi-homing API, geo-replication, custom indexing, TTL, request units (RU), consistency levels, partitioning, and much more. Each chapter explains Azure Cosmos DB’s features and functionalities by...
Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos
Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos

Lincoln's humor and personal tales do much to convey the flavor of modern particle physics research. -- Symmetry

The Big Bang, the birth of the universe, was a singular event. All of the matter of the universe was concentrated at a single point, with temperatures so high that even the familiar protons and
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Astrology For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Astrology For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Learn how to get your precise horoscope, decipher astrological symbols, and benefit from the phases of the moon with Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition. You’ll learn how to construct your birth chart, interpret its component parts, and use that information to gain insight into yourself and others. With easy-to-follow, hands-on...
Maximum Linux Security (2nd Edition)
Maximum Linux Security (2nd Edition)
Presents in-depth configuration tips and techniques to help eliminate security threats to your LINUX-based computer or network, as delivered by an experienced computer hacker who is now a writer, and security consultant. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

Maximum Linux Security helps Linux administrators identify and plug security holes
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