Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the...
Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin (Reverb)
In 1976, David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Diamond Dogs
and Young Americans
for Europe. The rocker settled in Berlin, where he would make his “Berlin Trilogy”âthe albums Low
, and Lodger
, which are now considered some of the most critically...
High Performance Python: Practical Performant Programming for Humans
Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster. By exploring the fundamental theory behind design choices, this practical guide helps you gain a deeper understanding of Python’s implementation. You’ll learn how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume...
King Zeno: A Novel
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Paris Review Staff Pick
A January Pick by Salon, Town and Country, Southern Living, and LA Magazine
New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a...
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters BRAND NEW HARDBACKWe can know the essential truth of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. That truth can set us free.
Thanks to the pioneer investigators into President Kennedy's murder, the truth-telling of many witnesses, and a recent flood of documents through the JFK Records Act, the truth is available. Not only can the...
Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
Mathematical disputes offer indisputable proof that great mathematical minds are calculating in more ways than one. Fueled by greed, jealousy, ambition, and ego, they have plots worthy of a soap opera, pitting brother against brother, father against son, and student against mentor.
In the sixteenth century, Cardano and Tartaglia battled...
Seven Deadliest Network Attacks (Syngress Seven Deadliest Attacks)
Do you need to keep up with the latest hacks, attacks, and exploits effecting networks? Then you need Seven Deadliest Network Attacks. This book pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to networks, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend...
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