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...
C# 2.0: The Complete Reference
Herb Schildt, the world's leading programming author, has updated and expanded his classic C# reference to cover C# 2.0 -- the newest version of Microsoft's premier programming language designed for .NET development. With carefully crafted explanations, insider tips, and hundreds of examples, this book offers in-depth coverage of all aspects of...
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...
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