Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have enthralled us. Born in the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur, Camelot, Avalon, the Round Table, the Holy Grail, Excalibur, Lancelot, and...
Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son
Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigré and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew -- his namesake -- is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined...
Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his... Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition)
Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.
Written in the same engaging...
Introduction to the Theory of Computation
You are about to embark on the study of a fascinating and important subject: the
theory of computation. It comprises the fundamental mathematical properties of
computer hardware, software, and certain applications thereof. In studying this
subject we seek to determine what can and cannot be computed, how quickly,
with how much memory,...
The Secret History of the World: And How to Get Out Alive I suspected something was wrong with the “facts of life” as they were presented to me when I was a kid. Sure, I then spent a little over thirty years trying to be “normal” and make that square peg fit the round hole, “looking for a reason to believe.” But then there was a memorable day when I finally grew up and...
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