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Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination
Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Milton's Paradise Lost, the most eloquent, most intellectually daring, most learned, and most sublime poem in the English language, is a poem about angels. It is told by and of angels; it relies upon their conflicts, communications, and miscommunications. They are the creatures of Milton's narrative, through which he sets the...

La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World
La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World
A jubilant celebration of Italy’s outsize impact on culture, from literature to art, music to movies, that “masterfully examines the multitude of reasons why so many people fall in love with Italy and the Italian lifestyle” (Forbes)

Can you imagine painting without Leonardo, opera
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Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora, Volume 2: Diachronic Databases
Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora, Volume 2: Diachronic Databases
A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data. Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital data available. This is especially true of that which one might...
Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora, Volume 1: Synchronic Databases
Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora, Volume 1: Synchronic Databases
A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data. Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital data available. This is especially true of that which one might...
Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)
Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)
In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary...
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice)
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice)
How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their...
Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition
Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition
Revised Contents Addresses Rapid Developments

Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced...

Running MS-DOS 20th Anniversary Edition
Running MS-DOS 20th Anniversary Edition

Get the book that set the standard for all other MS-DOS books—now celebrating its 20th anniversary! Running MS-DOS is the best selling guide to the operating system that changed personal computing history. Featuring Van Wolverton’s down-to-earth style and eloquent applications, this one-step reference makes MS-DOS...

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming
Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

JavaScript is the language of the Web, and it's at the heart of every modern website from the lowliest personal blog to the mighty Google Apps. Though it's simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it's a flexible and complex language, capable of much more than the showy tricks most...

Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
Foreword by Janet Yellen

Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America.

Shan, a former hard laborer
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Newton's Gravity: An Introductory Guide to the Mechanics of the Universe (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)
Newton's Gravity: An Introductory Guide to the Mechanics of the Universe (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)

“Newton’s Gravity” conveys the power of simple mathematics to tell the fundamental truth about nature. Many people, for example, know the tides are caused by the pull of the Moon and to a lesser extent the Sun. But very few can explain exactly how and why that happens. Fewer still can calculate the  actual pulls of the...

High Performance Browser Networking: What every web developer should know about networking and web performance
High Performance Browser Networking: What every web developer should know about networking and web performance
How prepared are you to build fast and efficient web applications? This eloquent book provides what every web developer should know about the network, from fundamental limitations that affect performance to major innovations for building even more powerful browser applications--including HTTP 2.0 and XHR improvements, Server-Sent Events...
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