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Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
A short and entertaining introduction to thermodynamics that uses real-world examples to explain accessibly an important but subtle scientific theory
 
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with
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BusinessObjects: The Complete Reference
BusinessObjects: The Complete Reference

Improve profitability and operations in your company by leveraging BusinessObjects with help from this comprehensive guidebook. Divided into three digestible sections, Business Objects: The Complete Reference will help you get fully acquainted with this sophisticated tool set, design and build a user-friendly interface, then reap...

Einstein's War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I
Einstein's War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I

"Stanley is a storyteller par excellence."--The Washington Post
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The birth of a world-changing idea in the middle of a bloodbath

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything
Did you ever wonder how somebody ever figured out all the details of making a cellphone system work? What about those giant MRI machines that can take a picture of your insides without a single incision? Then there is the universe. We think we know at least something about how it started billions of years ago and where it’s going billions of...
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad

When I started playing with the first-generation iPhone back in 2008, I was amazed by the simplicity and versatility of the smart phone. With the iPhone in hand, I could take pictures, navigate with GPS, tell time, and of course, play games—especially when I was bored while waiting in line at the DMV for my license plate....

The Artful Universe Expanded
The Artful Universe Expanded
Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and...
The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega--the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega--the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
A major contribution to our understanding of the basic laws of the universe -- from the author of The Book of Nothing.

The constants of nature are the fundamental laws of physics that apply throughout the universe: gravity, velocity of light, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. They encode the deepest secrets of the...

Quantum Gravitation: The Feynman Path Integral Approach
Quantum Gravitation: The Feynman Path Integral Approach
The book covers the theory of Quantum Gravitation from the point of view of Feynman path integrals. These provide a manifestly covariant approach in which fundamental quantum aspects of the theory such as radiative corrections and the renormalization group can be systematically and consistently addressed. The path integral method is suitable for...
C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart (2nd Edition)
C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart (2nd Edition)

Many years ago, when I had to learn C overnight to make a living as a programmer (this was before C++), I would have given half my salary to find a mentor, a person would say, “Here are the potholes in the road...errors that you are sure to make in learning C. And here’s how to steer around them.” Instead, I had to...

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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The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings
The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings
“The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start . . . He’s among those rare great fiction writers whose ancillary work is almost always worth finding . . . He had a way of connecting the souls in all his...
Learning Bing Maps API
Learning Bing Maps API

Bing Maps are a great resource and very versatile when you know how. And this book will show you how, covering everything from embedding on a web page to customizing with your own styles and geo-data.

Overview

  • Display address information for any point on the map through the location-based REST services...
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