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Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon
Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon

Information visualization is not only about creating graphical displays of complex and latent information structures; it contributes to a broader range of cognitive, social, and collaborative activities. This is the first book to examine information visualization from this perspective.

This 2nd edition continues the unique and ambitious...

Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Our civilization runs on software. Yet the art of creating it continues to be a dark mystery, even to the experts, and the greater our ambitions, the more spectacularly we seem to fail.

Big software projects regularly crash and burn--just ask the FBI and the IRS, the Pentagon and the FAA, or any decent-size corporation. The...

The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots
"An informative study of the biblical origins of Satan…With resourceful though never excessive citation, Mobley and Wray make a good job of pinning down the roots of a notoriously protean character."--The Times Literary Supplement

"Let's admit it. Even in a secular age we are all still
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The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling A Two Thousand Year Old Mystery Unraveled the Universe
The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling A Two Thousand Year Old Mystery Unraveled the Universe
What do Einstein's theory of relativity, string theory, and lots of other mind-bending—and space-bending—revelations of modern physics have in common? None of them could have been discovered until scientists and mathematicians recognized an uncomfortable truth—that there was a reason the world's greatest mathematical minds had...
Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics
Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example - but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that the continuum model is an unphysical idealization, and that spacetime should be thought of as...

ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
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 Search for Life Continued: Planets Around Other Stars
The Search for Life Continued: Planets Around Other Stars

Barrie Jones addresses the question "are we alone?", which is one of the most frequently asked questions by scientists and non-scientists alike. In The Search for Life Continued, this question is addressed scientifically, and the author is not afraid to include speculation. Indeed, the author believes beyond reasonable...

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management
Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management
The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management is the most comprehensive source of coverage related to the past, present, and emerging directions of knowledge management. Edited by the well-respected knowledge management researcher, Professor David Schwartz of Bar Ilan University (Israel), the Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management provides a broad basis...
Pride and Power: A Modern History of Iraq
Pride and Power: A Modern History of Iraq
The story of Iraq is one of resistance. In this groundbreaking study, Johan Franzen offers a contextual modern history of the country, its creation and its struggle for sovereignty.

Iraq's contemporary history is a tale of a diverse people thrown together into a nation-state by imperialist statecraft. From the...
Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (New Forum Books, 65)
Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (New Forum Books, 65)

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy

We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change?even if it means undermining the foundations of our
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Strategic Computing: DARPA and the Quest for Machine Intelligence, 1983-1993 (History of Computing)
Strategic Computing: DARPA and the Quest for Machine Intelligence, 1983-1993 (History of Computing)
This is the story of an extraordinary effort by the U.S. Department of Defense to hasten the advent of "machines that think." From 1983 to 1993, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) spent an extra $1 billion on computer research aimed at achieving artificial intelligence. The Strategic Computing Initiative (SCI) was...
Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse: The Quest for the Quantum Computer
Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse: The Quest for the Quantum Computer
Just how smart can computers get? Science journalist Julian Brown takes a hard look at the spooky world of quantum computation in Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse--and his report is optimistic. Based in large part on the groundbreaking work of David Deutsch, the book mostly sidesteps the shouting matches of the AI debate and...
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