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Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

Winner • National Outdoor Book Award (History/Biography)
Longlisted • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell?the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.

George
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Think Python
Think Python
In January 1999 I was preparing to teach an introductory programming class in Java. I had taught it three times and I was getting frustrated. The failure rate in the class was too high and, even for students who succeeded, the overall level of achievement was too low.

One of the problems I saw was the books. They were too
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Build Your Own CNC Machine (Technology in Action)
Build Your Own CNC Machine (Technology in Action)

Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James...

Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists
Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists

Game playing is a powerful metaphor that fits many situations where interaction between autonomous agents plays a central role. Numerous tasks in computer science, such as design, synthesis, verification, testing, query evaluation, planning, etc. can be formulated in game-theoretic terms. Viewing them abstractly as games reveals the...

Spacecraft Power Systems
Spacecraft Power Systems
The first man-made satellite was Sputnik I, launched and operated by Russia in the low Earth orbit in 1957. In the decade that followed, the American space exploration programs launched many Earth orbiting satellites. The first commercial geosynchronous satellite, Intelsat-1, was placed in orbit in 1965, and, in 1969, NASA’s Apollo-11 became...
Mission-Critical Network Planning
Mission-Critical Network Planning
I wrote this book in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that took place on September
11, 2001. Until then, I was planning to write this book at a much later time. But
the events of that day compelled me to immediately begin this work. As we have
seen, those events have had far-reaching repercussions in the information
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Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
Explore the new design discipline that is behind such products as the iPod and innovative Web sites like Flicer. While other books on this subject are either aimed at more seasoned practitioners or else are too focused on a particular medium like software, this guide will take a more holistic approach to the discipline, looking at interaction...
The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice
The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

Boring, boring, boring. Isn’t this what immediately comes to mind when one sees books on foundational concepts of information security? Monotonous coverage of theory, dry details of history, brief yet inadequate coverage of every topic known to man, even though you know that you’ll never be hired by the NSA as a...

Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome
Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome

Iclinically met my fi rst children with Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism in 1981 at Camp Wediko here in New England. Like many college students before us, my newlywed wife and I had driven north to New Hampshire to spend an intensive summer learning more about the careers we were about to enter: she, special education, and myself,...

MPLS Fundamentals
MPLS Fundamentals
As an escalation engineer, I experienced the boom of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networking first hand. I saw the first trials of MPLS in service provider networks and saw MPLS successfully expanding further into enterprise networks. In addition, I witnessed new MPLS technologies coming into existence, which the networking industry...
Arduino Wearables
Arduino Wearables
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...
What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons

This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic mutation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and even aliens.
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