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Knowledge and Ignorance of Self in Platonic Philosophy
Knowledge and Ignorance of Self in Platonic Philosophy
Knowledge and Ignorance of Self in Platonic Philosophy is the first volume of essays dedicated to the whole question of self-knowledge and its role in Platonic philosophy. It brings together established and rising scholars from every interpretative school of Plato studies, and a variety of texts from across Plato's corpus - including the...
Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
A short and entertaining introduction to thermodynamics that uses real-world examples to explain accessibly an important but subtle scientific theory
 
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with
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Borges, Buddhism and World Literature: A Morphology of Renunciation Tales (Literatures of the Americas)
Borges, Buddhism and World Literature: A Morphology of Renunciation Tales (Literatures of the Americas)
This book follows the renunciation story in Borges and beyond, arguing for its centrality as a Borgesian compositional trope and as a Borgesian prism for reading a global constellation of texts. The renunciation story at the heart of Buddhism, that of a king who leaves his palace to become an ascetic, fascinated Borges because of its...
Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century (UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series)
Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century (UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series)

With contributions from historians, literary critics, and geographers, Curious Encounters uncovers a rich history of global voyaging, collecting, and scientific exploration in the long eighteenth century. Leaving behind grand narratives of discovery, these essays collectively restore a degree of symmetry and contingency to our...

E: The Story of a Number
E: The Story of a Number
Maor attempts to give the irrational number e its rightful standing alongside pi as a fundamental constant in science and nature; he succeeds very well.... Maor writes so that both mathematical newcomers and long-time professionals alike can thoroughly enjoy his book, learn something new, and witness the ubiquity of mathematical ideas in...
Encyclopedia of Database Systems
Encyclopedia of Database Systems

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Database Systems provides easy access to relevant information on all aspects of very large databases, data management, and database systems. Over 1,400 illustrated essays and definitional entries, organized alphabetically, present basic terminology, concepts, methods and data processing...

Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists (RSC '4' Chemists)
Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists (RSC '4' Chemists)

This book is meant as a handbook and resource guide for chemists (and other scientists) who either find themselves working alongside chemical engineers or who are undertaking chemical engineering-type projects and who wish to communicate with their colleagues and understand chemical engineering principles. The book has arisen out of...

Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries

Reflections on Character and Leadership is the first of the three books in the Manfred kets de Vries on the Couch series.

Here, Kets de Vries looks at entrepreneurship, the pathology of leadership, and the personality of the leader. The reader will visit the disturbed inner worlds of leaders like Alexander the Great,...

Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 20th  Anniversary Edition
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 20th Anniversary Edition
The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or...
5 Steps to a 5 AP Environmental Science, 2010-2011 Edition
5 Steps to a 5 AP Environmental Science, 2010-2011 Edition

A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test...

House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power?

Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank talk to the camera?

Can politics deliver on the promise of justice?

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