ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
In ThermoPoetics, Barri Gold sets out to show us how analogous, intertwined, and mutually productive poetry and physics may be. Charting the simultaneous emergence of the laws of thermodynamics in literature and in physics that began in the 1830s, Gold finds that not only can science influence literature, but literature can influence...
The Hoover Dam (Building America: Then and Now)
The time was the early 1930s, the president was Herbert
Hoover, and the situation in the United States looked bleak.
The stock market had crashed in 1929, and most Americans were
hurt by the Great Depression, which left a majority of them jobless,
homeless, and penniless. But in the West, a beacon of hope
was in the...
Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence "Ming Design II is a welcome update of its predecessor, itself a useful compendium on the philosophy of cognitive science. This new volume retains the intellectual foundations, and some discussions of classical AI built on them, while adding connectionism, situated AI, and dynamic systems theory as extra storeys. Which of these is... The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the...
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