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The Essential Galileo
The Essential Galileo
Edited and translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro, an international authority on Galileo, this collection makes available to scholars and students an excellent and extensive selection of Galileo's key works from his early career to the end of his life - some in toto and some represented by key selections. It presents not only Galileo's most famous...
Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first...

Building Data Science Teams
Building Data Science Teams
Starting in 2008, Jeff Hammerbacher (@hackingdata) and I sat down to share our experiences building the data and analytics groups at Facebook and LinkedIn. In many ways, that meeting was the start of data science as a distinct professional specialization (see “What Makes a Data Scientist?” on page 11 for the story on...
Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
Ruby on Rails has shaken up the web development industry in a huge way—especially when you consider that version 1.0 of Rails was only released in December 2005. The huge waves of enthusiasm for the new framework, originally in weblogs and later in the more traditional media, are probably the reason why this book is in your hands.
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Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network
Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network

Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network ventures further into cutting-edge techniques and methods than its predecessor, Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network. It forgoes the basics and delves straight into the action, as our heroes are chased around the world in a global race against the clock. The danger they face will...

The Rise and Decline of the State
The Rise and Decline of the State
The state, which since the middle of the seventeenth century has been the most important and most characteristic of all moderninstitutions, is in decline. From Western Europe to Africa, either voluntarily or involuntarily, many existing states are either combining into larger communities or falling apart. Regardless of whether they fall apart or...
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings [EasyRead Edition]
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings [EasyRead Edition]
"Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging" unwaveringly presents Charles Dickens' idealistic approach. It tells the story of an affectionate, humanistic lady Mrs. Emma Lirriper. She has come out of the pit of suffering and distress with new optimistic vision. The story beautifully intertwines the themes of humanism, faith in the final outcome of human...
HTML5 Games: Creating Fun with HTML5, CSS3, and WebGL
HTML5 Games: Creating Fun with HTML5, CSS3, and WebGL
"All this is done in HTML5, by the way!" exclaimed Steve Jobs, the mind and face of the Apple success story, as he walked the audience through the new HTMLs-powered ad system at the iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote, receiving cheers, laughs, and applause in return. The recent developments in open, standards-based web technologies...
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti

At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became...

The Chimes
The Chimes
Anon, it comes up stealthily, and creeps along the walls, seeming to read, in whispers, the Inscriptions sacred to the Dead. At some of these, it breaks out shrilly, as with laughter; and at others, moans and cries as if it were lamenting. It has a ghostly sound too, lingering within the altar; where it seems to chaunt, in its wild way, of Wrong...
Rendering for Beginners: Image Synthesis using RenderMan
Rendering for Beginners: Image Synthesis using RenderMan
'Rendering for Beginners is bound to become a must-read for anyone interested in Pixar's RenderMan. Saty's experience as both RenderMan practitioner and RenderMan teacher gives him a unique and valuable perspective. I can't wait to add a copy to my own graphics library.'
Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium
Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium

The mind is unique in its interest to people from all walks of life. This interest is not new; throughout written history people have observed, described, and pondered strange behaviors and thoughts within themselves and their neighbors. The questions that people have posed about these experiences seem so simple and basic. Why do we seek to...

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