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... Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality
First, note that I have used Zen in the title of this book. I have
been asked many times why I used such an esoteric term. After
all, what is the meaning of Zen? To clarify the meaning of Zen,
we must examine the philosophical environment that gave rise
to Zen: Indian and Chinese philosophies. In India, Buddhism
arose out of a Hindu...
Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis
As a programmer working for Logica UK in London in the mid-1980’s, I became a passionate advocate of formal methods. Extrapolating from small successes with VDM and JSP, I was sure that widespread use of formal methods would bring an end to the software crisis.
One approach especially intrigued me. John Guttag and Jim...
Formula One Racing for Dummies Formula One racing is the pinnacle of motor racing around the world. These days, the sport is a truly global circus. At almost every race on the calendar, more than 120,000 spectators cram into the grandstands and spectator banking, all vying for a view of the millionaire superstar drivers. At the same time, in 150 countries worldwide, more than... From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts
Although this book focuses on the problems and potentials for electronic
representations of the fundamental materials of document-based knowledge
in literature, similar conditions obtain for representations of works
in music, philosophy, history, the law, and religion. These fields find in
paper documents the primary materials of...
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