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The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer
The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer
Sitting in the reading rooms of the Public Record Office in London, a historian is in the center of a museum of organization. Copies of the catalogue to the museum fill several walls (although these are now complemented by online versions). The catalogue lists are dominated by references to objects of one kind: the file. The file has in its...
No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity
No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity

In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein’s revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the
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Riddles of the Sphinx and Other Mathematical Puzzle Tales (New Mathematical Library Series/No. 32)
Riddles of the Sphinx and Other Mathematical Puzzle Tales (New Mathematical Library Series/No. 32)
This is the third and final collection of puzzle columns that I contributed to Isaac Asimov' s Science Fiction Magazine over a period of about ten years. The format follows that of two previous anthologies: Science Fiction Puzzle Tales (1981) and Puzzles from Other Worlds (1984).

Each chapter poses a problem answered in the First Answers
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The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence: Including Model Letters for Every Situation
The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence: Including Model Letters for Every Situation
Sit down at the keyboard and cinch that deal! Press the send button and get the account!

Writing skills are more important than ever in determining business success. They can make the difference between climbing the corporate ladder and getting stuck on a low rung. An e-mail that's clear, concise, and targeted will get more than just a...

Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women
Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly turning to wearing the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the...

Early Christian Reader
Early Christian Reader

Early Christian Reader is a sourcebook and textbook that offers a welcoming and informed entrée into the complex world of the earliest Christian literature. The books of the New Testament (NRSV) are presented in a plausible chronological order rather than the canonical order encountered in modern New Testaments. In addition,...

The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel
The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel

From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express) is a romp through the French intelligentsia of the twentieth century.

Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies―struck by a laundry van―after lunch with the presidential...

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing
Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing

A detailed look at how Warren Buffett really invests

In this engaging new book, author Prem Jain extracts Warren Buffett's wisdom from his writings, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to shareholders and partners in his partnership firms-thousands of pages written over the last fifty years. Jain uncovers...

Data Compression: The Complete Reference
Data Compression: The Complete Reference
Giambattista della Porta, a Renaissance scientist, was the author in 1558 of Magia Naturalis (Natural Magic), a book in which he discusses many subjects, including demonology, magnetism, and the camera obscura. The book mentions an imaginary device that has since become known as the “sympathetic telegraph.” This device was to have...
What Are Syndication Feeds
What Are Syndication Feeds
When you enter the world of syndicated content, you're often faced with the question of what is the "proper" way to do syndication. While syndication feeds have become a standard tool on the Web--you've seen their signposts: a little orange button labeled XML in white letters, or maybe buttons that say Atom, RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0, or even...
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1

The TITLE of Volume 4 is Combinatorial Algorithms, and when I proposed it I was strongly inclined to add a subtitle: The Kind of Programming I Like Best. Mv editors have decided to tone down such exuberance, but the fact remains that programs with a combinatorial flavor have always been my favorites.

On the other hand I've...

Business Letters (Quickstudy: Business)
Business Letters (Quickstudy: Business)

Outlines the basic concepts of memos, emails, complaints and customer correspondence.
 

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