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Socialism as a Secular Creed: A Modern Global History
Socialism as a Secular Creed: A Modern Global History

Andrei Znamenski argues that socialism arose out of activities of secularized apocalyptic sects, the Enlightenment tradition, and dislocations produced by the Industrial Revolution. He examines how, by the 1850s, Marx and Engels made the socialist creed “scientific” by linking it to “history laws”...

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...
Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Education Reforms: Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic
Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Education Reforms: Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic

This open access book is a comparative analysis of recent large scale education reforms that broadened curriculum goals to better prepare students for the 21st century. The book examines what governments actually do when they broaden curriculum goals, with attention to the details of implementation. To this end, the book examines...

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
Benjamin Crowell, in "The Assayer", book reviews and discussion for the free-information renaissance
...There's ... emphasis on teaching computer science not just as a technical trade but as a mental discipline.

Guido van Rossum, creator of
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Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium
Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

An in-depth exploration of documentary forgery at the turn of the first millennium

Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium takes a fresh look at documentary forgery and historical memory in the Middle Ages. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, religious houses across Europe began
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Professional JavaScript Frameworks: Prototype,YUI, ExtJS, Dojo and MooTools
Professional JavaScript Frameworks: Prototype,YUI, ExtJS, Dojo and MooTools

JavaScript is the industry standard client-side scripting language that is used in web applications. Professional JavaScript Frameworks: Prototype, YUI, Ext JS, Dojo and MooTools offers an examination of some of the top JavaScript (JS) frameworks that are available, with practical examples and explanations of what each does best.

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HTML and JavaScript BASICS
HTML and JavaScript BASICS

This BASICS series text, updated to include the latest information on JavaScript and HTML, provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step introduction to all aspects of HTML and JavaScript programming. Topics covered in the book include HTML organization techniques, HTML power techniques, using images with JavaScript, and using forms with...

Ceramic, Art and Civilisation
Ceramic, Art and Civilisation

In his major new history, Paul Greenhalgh tells the story of ceramics as a story of human civilisation, from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. As a core craft technology, pottery has underpinned domesticity, business, religion, recreation, architecture, and art for millennia. Indeed, the history of ceramics parallels the...

Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices
Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices

PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries.

Author Josh...

Graph Databases
Graph Databases
Graph databases address one of the great macroscopic business trends of today: leveraging complex and dynamic relationships in highly connected data to generate insight and competitive advantage. Whether we want to understand relationships between customers, elements in a telephone or data center network, entertainment...
Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty
Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty

The smash hit introductory design book that debuted at #18 on Amazon
Hackers are able to accomplish so much in so little time because they come from a community that's built upon sharing knowledge. When it comes to programming, they can learn whatever they need to learn by reading manuals, or simply typing in a Google
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Fairy Tales: A New History (Excelsior Editions)
Fairy Tales: A New History (Excelsior Editions)
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy tales are looked at in a new way in these highly engaging pages. Conventional wisdom holds that fairy tales originated in the oral
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