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Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Marcus Porcius Cato ("the Younger") is most famous for being Julius Caesar's nemesis. His sustained antagonism was in large part responsible for pushing the Romans towards civil war. Yet Cato never wanted war even though he used the threat of violence against Caesar. This strategic gamble misfired as Caesar, instead of...
Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries

“Dr. Seethaler has written an excellent book for any interested student of science. She answers great questions about the world around us in this fascinating book. As a high school science teacher, I encounter many of these from my own students. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has pondered...

Get the Girls Out
Get the Girls Out
I was going to write a business book – a career journal filled with clever learnings, sage advice and world-changing missions – but I was struggling, big time. By struggling, I mean I hated every word. I spent more than two years producing bursts of word count, then rereading and deleting them.

Then
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Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition: Principles and Applications
Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition: Principles and Applications

PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge...

Frommer's Sweden (Frommer's Complete Guides)
Frommer's Sweden (Frommer's Complete Guides)

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and...

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...
The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)
The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)
'The whole book is written with great urbanity and clarity ... it is hard to see how it could have been better or more readable.' The Mathematical Gazette

You can't lose with this MAA Book Prize winner if you want to see how mathematics can be used to analyze games of chance and skill. Roulette, craps, blackjack, backgammon,
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Programming ASP.NET AJAX: Build rich, Web 2.0-style UI with ASP.NET AJAX
Programming ASP.NET AJAX: Build rich, Web 2.0-style UI with ASP.NET AJAX
The Wikipedia page for Ajax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax) provides more than 40 meanings for the word, including the names of two characters in Homer’s Iliad (Ajax the Great and Ajax the Lesser), the name of an Amsterdam soccer team, a couple of automobiles, a horse, and—my personal favorite—a household cleaner made by...
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Virtual Reality
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Virtual Reality
The twentieth-century scientific and technological revolution that British physicist Stephen Hawking describes in the above quote has transformed virtually every aspect of human life at an unprecedented pace. Inventions unimaginable a century ago have not only become commonplace but are now considered necessities of daily...
Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies: From Bench to Clinic
Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies: From Bench to Clinic

In the latter part of the 19th century Emil von Behring and Shibasaburo Kitasato showed that serum from human patients (or animals, typically horses) who had recovered from an infectious disease (typhus, diphtheria, etc) could be used to prevent or treat the same disease in other humans (indeed hyperimmune horse serum is still used to treat...

Horseback Riding For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Horseback Riding For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how.

Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a...

The Painter: A novel
The Painter: A novel

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the
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