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Maoism: A Global History
Maoism: A Global History
*** WINNER OF THE 2019 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
SHORTLISTED FOR DEUTSCHER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING***
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McLuhan’s Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan’s Thought (Second Language Learning and Teaching)
McLuhan’s Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan’s Thought (Second Language Learning and Teaching)

This groundbreaking book uses observations made by Marshall McLuhan to analyze the aesthetics of science fiction films, treating them as visual metaphors or probes into the new reality dominated by electronic media:

-          it considers the relations between the senses and...

Quantum Computing for Computer Architects (Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture)
Quantum Computing for Computer Architects (Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture)
Quantum computationmay seem to be a topic for science fiction, but small quantum computers have existed for several years and larger machines are on the drawing table. These efforts have been fueled by a tantalizing property: while conventional computers employ a binary representation that allows computational power to scale linearly with resources...
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put Down
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put Down
Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension!

Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes
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Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines
Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines

Do you know: · What might happen if you fall into a black hole? · That the Universe does not have an edge? · That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang? · That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death? · That our past, present and future might all coexist...

How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory
How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory

How Drawings Work cheekily explains that what architects make is information that enables other people to make buildings. That information comes in a variety of forms: drawings by hand and computer, models both physical and virtual, and words as needed. The book reflects in witty prose on the nature of architectural drawings...

The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question" -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent...

Aggressive Network Self-Defense
Aggressive Network Self-Defense
I'm Mad As Hell, and I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!
  • Analyze the technical, legal, and financial ramifications of revolutionary and controversial network strike-back and active defense techniques.
  • Follow the travails of eight system administrators who take cyber law into their own hands.
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Behold a Pale Horse
Behold a Pale Horse
Sometime ago I had the opportunity to meet William Cooper and his wife Annie. It was part of my job to verify whether this man did indeed speak the truth or was just another person seeking fame and fortune. What I found was a rugged, bulldog, driven individual who was kind, thoughtful and tenderhearted. He was truly concerned about you and your...
Nanotechnology : Science, Innovation, and Opportunity
Nanotechnology : Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

 

Inside the Emerging Multibillion-Dollar Nanotechnology Industry

Suddenly, nanotechnology isn't science fiction or mere theory: It's becoming one of the world's fastest-growing, highest-impact industries. In Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and...

Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines
Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines
Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous...
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

An affectionate if impressionistic portrayal of one of the century's greatest and strangest mathematicians. Though little known among nonmathematicians, Erdos, who died in 1996 at age 83, was a legend among his colleagues. According to Hoffman (Archimedes' Revenge, 1988), the Hungarian was so devoted to mathematics that he went without...

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