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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mat...
by Simon Singh

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution<br /><br />"I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain."<br /><br />With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations.聽聽What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years.聽聽In聽<i>Fermat's Enigma</i>--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"--Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it.聽聽Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

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English

Pages

457

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b><b>A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b>A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.鈥濃€?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /> How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don鈥檛 understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.<br /><br /> Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for<i> The Demon-Haunted World</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淧owerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淐ompelling.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎 clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Sciences</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淧assionate.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle</i></b>
Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Da...
by Jake VanderPlas

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English

Pages

550

Publication Date

November 21, 2016

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<p>For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them all鈥擨Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools.</p><p>Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models. Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python.</p><p>With this handbook, you鈥檒l learn how to use:</p><ul><li><b>IPython and Jupyter:</b> provide computational environments for data scientists using Python</li><li><b>NumPy:</b> includes the <i>ndarray</i> for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in Python</li><li><b>Pandas:</b> features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in Python</li><li><b>Matplotlib:</b> includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in Python</li><li><b>Scikit-Learn:</b> for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms</li></ul>
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebo...
by Richard Preston

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

March 14, 2012

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<b>The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus.</b> <br /><br /><b>Now a聽mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic.<br /></b><br />A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. <i>The Hot Zone</i> tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, <i>The Hot Zone</i> proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
by Johnny Saldana

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

November 02, 2015

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<p><strong>Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy聽</strong></p><br /><p>Johnny Salda帽a鈥檚 unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data.</p><br /><p>Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Salda帽a provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up.聽<br /><br /><br /><br />Now with a companion website, the book is supported by:聽</p><br /><ul><br /> <li>SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research </li><br /> <li>Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques </li><br /> <li>Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software </li><br /> <li>Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content聽聽 </li><br /></ul><br /><p>This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels.<br /><br /><br /><br />Click here for a listing of Johnny Salda帽a's upcoming workshops.</p>
Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search f...
by Jim Baggott

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

August 06, 2013

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<b>From acclaimed science author Jim Baggot, a lively, provocative, and 鈥渋ntellectually gratifying鈥?critique of modern theoretical physics (<i>The Economist).</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> Where does one draw the line between solid science and fairy-tale physics? Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: super-symmetric particles, super strings, the multiverse, the holographic principle, or the anthropic cosmological principle.<br /> Unafraid to challenge prominent theorists,鈥˙aggott offers engaging portraits of many central figures of modern physics, including Stephen Hawking, Paul Davies, John D. Barrow, Brian Greene, and Leonard Susskind. Informed, comprehensive, and balanced, <i>Farewell to Reality</i> discusses the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy, providing essential and entertaining reading for everyone interested in what we know and don鈥檛 know about the nature of the universe and reality itself.<br /> 聽
The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing,...
by , William T. FitzGerald

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

October 07, 2016

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, <i>The Craft of Research</i> has helped generations of researchers at every level鈥攆rom first-year undergraduates聽to advanced graduate students聽to research reporters in business and government鈥攍earn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources,聽anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and聽integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.<br /><br /><br /><br />The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like <i>argument</i>, <i>warrant</i>, and <i>problem</i>.<br /><br /><br /><br />Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions鈥攖hat the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone鈥攖his new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made <i>The Craft of Research</i> a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using聽contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Bril...
by , Matthew Sands

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English

Pages

180

Publication Date

March 22, 2011

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<b>"If one book was all that could be passed on to the next generation of scientists it would undoubtedly have to be <i>Six Easy Pieces.</i>"- John Gribbin, <i>New Scientist</i></b><br />It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. <i>Six Easy Pieces</i>, taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represent the most accessible material from the series.<br />In these classic lessons, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum mechanics, and the relationship of physics to other topics. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion with a minimum of jargon. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, <i>Six Easy Pieces</i> is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of modern times.
Gu鉚a de H謾bitos Inteligentes: 36 Peque帽os Cambios de Vida que ...
by I. C. Robledo

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Spanish

Pages

115

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April 05, 2015

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<b>La <i>Gu鉚a de H謾bitos Inteligentes</i> es un <u>脡xito de Ventas Internacional</u> con m謾s de <u>250 Opiniones Cinco-Estrellas</u> en Amazon y Goodreads, incluyendo traducciones en cuatro idiomas.</b><br /><br /><h2>Piense de Manera M謾s Inteligente. Trabaje de Forma M謾s Inteligente. Sea M謾s Inteligente.</h2><br />Imag鉚nese si hubiera un secreto que todas las personas inteligentes en el mundo estuvieran guardando. Y que eso significara que ellos siempre tendr鉚an una ventaja. En realidad no hay un solo secreto. Existen muchos. Las personas inteligentes no mantienen estos secretos a prop貿sito 鈥?m謾s bien, a menudo est謾n demasiado ocupados ejecutando h謾bitos inteligentes para hablar de ellos. <b>Estos son h謾bitos poderosos</b> que nos llevan a mejorar nuestras habilidades y a tener 茅xito.<br /><br />Por muchos a帽os, I. C. Robledo, autor m謾s vendido de Amazon, ha estudiado las vidas de personas intelectualmente brillantes. 脡l ha concluido que las personas inteligentes no nacen inteligentes. En cambio, ellas <b>adquieren h謾bitos que mantienen el cerebro en forma 貿ptima.</b><br /><br />En el interior de este libro usted descubrir謾:<br /><br /><ul><li>C貿mo el colocar art鉚culos de la casa en lugares inesperados puede <u><i>beneficiar su memoria</i></u></li> <li>C貿mo realizar un <u><i>experimento mental</i></u> 鈥?una herramienta usada frecuentemente por Einstein</li> <li>Por qu茅 ense帽ar le ayuda a aprender, incluso si usted piensa que ya domina el material</li> <li>C貿mo las personas inteligentes <u><i>buscan profundamente por respuestas</i></u>, examinando completamente los detalles</li> <li>Por qu茅 los grandes pensadores documentan sus procesos de pensamiento</li></ul> Sea m謾s inteligente haciendo peque帽os cambios de vida con la <i>Gu鉚a de H謾bitos Inteligentes</i>.<br /><br /><h3>Adquiera su copia hoy desplaz謾ndose a la parte superior de la p謾gina y haciendo clic en COMPRAR AHORA (o BUY NOW).</h3>
Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology
by Michael J. Benton

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<p><strong>In this fascinating and accessible overview, renowned paleontologist Michael J. Benton reveals how our understanding of dinosaurs is being transformed by recent fossil finds and new technology.</strong></p><br /><p>Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has transformed into a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in prehistoric bones that no one could have previously predicted. We can now work out the color of dinosaurs, the force of their bite, their top speeds, and even how they cared for their young.</p><br /><p>Remarkable new fossil discoveries鈥攇iant sauropod dinosaur skeletons in Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers in China, and a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber鈥攔emain the lifeblood of modern paleobiology. Thanks to advances in technologies and methods, however, there has been a recent revolution in the scope of new information gleaned from such fossil finds.</p><br /><p>In <em>Dinosaurs Rediscovered</em>, leading paleontologist Michael J. Benton gathers together all the latest paleontological evidence, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to an indisputably scientific field. Among other things, the book explores how dinosaur remains are found and excavated, and especially how paleontologists read the details of dinosaurs鈥?lives from their fossils鈥攖heir colors, their growth, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life. Benton鈥檚 account shows that, though extinct, dinosaurs are still very much a part of our world.</p>

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