Breathing: An Inspired History
Our knowledge of breathing has shaped our social history and philosophical beliefs since prehistory. Breathing occupied a spiritual status for the ancients, while today it is central to the practice of many forms of meditation, like Yoga. Over time physicians, scientists, and engineers have pieced together the intricate biological mechanisms of... Intermediate Perl
Perl’s object-oriented mechanism is classic prestidigitation. It takes a collection of Perl’s
existing non-OO features such as packages, references, hashes, arrays, subroutines,
and modules, and then–with nothing up its sleeve–manages to conjure up fully functional
objects, classes, and...
Frommer's Kauai (Frommer's Complete)
On any list of the world’s most spectacular islands, Kauai ranks right up there with Bora Bora, Huahine, and Rarotonga. All the elements are here: moody rainforests, majestic cliffs, jagged peaks, emerald valleys, palm trees swaying in the breeze, daily rainbows, and some of the most spectacular golden beaches you’ll find...
Data Mining: A Knowledge Discovery Approach
“If you torture the data long enough, Nature will confess,” said 1991 Nobel-winning economist
Ronald Coase. The statement is still true. However, achieving this lofty goal is not easy. First,
“long enough” may, in practice, be “too long” in many applications and thus unacceptable. Second,...
Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate Commander John Taylor Wood led 250 sailors in two launches and twelve boats to capture the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored on the Neuse River near New Bern, North Carolina. During the ensuing fifteen-minute battle, nine Union crewmen lost their lives, twenty were wounded,... Borland C++ Power Programming/Book and Disk It wasn’t too long ago that a hobbyist programmer got by with a monochrome monitor, two floppy drives, 16K of RAM, and a decent understanding of BASIC. Back then, a big program may have comprised 500 lines and taken a few days to write. Even professional programmers—the folks who produced commercial-quality software— had it much... Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures) Europe is in tremendous flux. Political boundaries and designations are changing with dizzying speed. Population mobility is altering the human landscape in astonishing and unpredictable ways. To publish this volume on European cultures at this particular historical juncture provides both a wonderful opportunity to offer a much-needed resource to...
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