At a young age, I lived very close to my grandmothers and I used to visit them often. Both of my
grandmothers were very skilled in textile handcrafts and, along with my mother, were firm believers that
sewing is one of those basic skills that everyone should know. One grandmother was amazing at
crocheting and needlepoint, and the... BigNum Math: Implementing Cryptographic Multiple Precision Arithmetic The origins of this book are part of an interesting period of my life. A period that
saw me move from a shy and disorganized young adult, into a software developer
who has toured various parts of the world, and met countless new friends and
colleagues. It all began in December of 2001, nearly five years ago. I started a
Essentials of Programming Languages, 3rd Edition
This book brings you face-to-face with the most fundamental idea in computer programming:
The interpreter for a computer language is just another program. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But the implications are profound. If you are a computational theorist, the interpreter idea recalls Gödel’s discovery of...
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics... More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution
The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation. How did humans acquire cognitive capacities far more powerful than anything a hunting-and-gathering primate needed to survive? Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Darwin of evolutionary theory, saw humans as "divine exceptions" to natural selection. Darwin thought use of...
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