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Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT
Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT

An MIT "hack" is an ingenious, benign, andanonymous prank or practical joke, often requiring engineering or scientificexpertise and often pulled off under cover of darkness -- instances of campus mischief sometimes coinciding withApril Fool's Day, final exams, or commencement. (It should not beconfused with the sometimes...

The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM
The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM

Praise for THE MAVERICK AND HIS MACHINE

"Like all great biographers, Kevin Maney gives us an engaging story and so much more. His fascinating and definitive book about IBM’s founder is replete with amazing revelations and character lessons that resonate today. Among the gems: how a demanding curmudgeon managed to shape...

Capturing New Markets: How Smart Companies Create Opportunities Others Don't
Capturing New Markets: How Smart Companies Create Opportunities Others Don't

Hero of Alexandria had a great idea. In the first century ad, Hero’s design of the fi rst steam engine was ingenious and workable. Indeed, classical scholars have argued that it could have been combined with other inventions of the era to create a steam locomotive and railroad, transforming commerce and military affairs in the ancient...

Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep
Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep
"A cool outline of modern knowledge about dreams...and an explanation of what is really happening in our brains when we dream.... Throughout he uses his own dreams, recorded over many years, as examples while showing how the science of sleep has evolved over the past 50 years. Along the way, Freud takes a battering."--New Scientist
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In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA
In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

The mystery of inheritance has captivated thinkers since antiquity, and the unlocking of this mystery—the development of classical genetics—is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. This great scientific and human drama is the story told fully and for the first time in this book.

Acclaimed science writer James...

Filtering, Segmentation and Depth (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Filtering, Segmentation and Depth (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Computer vision seeks a process that starts with a noisy, ambiguous signal from a TV camera and ends with a high-level description of discrete objects located in 3-dimensional space and identified in a human classification. In this book we address this process at several levels. We first treat the low-level image-processing issues of...

Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think: Reflections by Scientists, Writers, and Philosophers
Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think: Reflections by Scientists, Writers, and Philosophers
"A vivid picture of how one man, by force of rigorous analysis and clear writing, taught a generation of biologists how to think about evolution."--New York Times

ith the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of
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RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)
RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)
Ruby on Rails is fast displacing PHP, ASP, and J2EE as the development framework of choice for discriminating programmers, thanks to its elegant design and emphasis on practical results. RailsSpace teaches you to build large-scale projects with Rails by developing a real-world application: a social networking website like...
Computational Physics
Computational Physics
Computational physics book that emphasizes the physics that can be done with numerical/computational methods rather than just the methods themselves. Uses True Basic. (Representative programs on WWW). Praised for its coverage of many interesting topics in pure and applied physics.

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How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO
How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO

In just under a decade, Facebook has gone from a Harvard prodigy's dorm-room experiment to an essential part of the social life of hundreds of millions of children, teens, and adults across the globe. It's no surprise, then, that the company has been the subject of countless magazine articles, books, and even movies. But despite the...

The Two Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
The Two Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
This groundbreaking exposé brings to light the surprising financial consequences of mothers going to work, and the precarious position of today's middle class.

More than two decades ago, the women's movement flung open the doors of the workplace. Although this social revolution created a firestorm of controversy, no one questioned the...

Special Edition Using XML (2nd Edition)
Special Edition Using XML (2nd Edition)

Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition gives developers a formal introduction to XML technology, starting with indepth coverage of basic syntax and fundamental "pieces" of XML, including DTDs, Schemas, and Namespaces. The authors then cover various applications of XML, including transforming and displaying XML documents using CSS...

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