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May
Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World - Michael WhiteAs George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Like other creative geniuses, scientists have achieved breakthroughs as a result of irrational motives -- notably the desire to best a rival. Revealing how each resulted in extraordinary discoveries, Michael White explores eight all-too-human rivalries over the past four centuries: ISAAC NEWTON vs. GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ ANTOINE LAVOISIER vs. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY CHARLES DARWIN vs. RICHARD OWEN THOMAS
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May
Construction Project Scheduling and Control - Saleh Mubarak"Construction Project Scheduling and Control," "1/E," will appeal to a broad range of readers. It contains a useful blend of basic fundamentals and advanced techniques, as well as understandable theory and practical applications. This reader-friendly book is reflective of today's construction industry. Addressing the major construction software programs without attempting detail, this book describes precedence networks as the major scheduling method, and focuses on scheduling as part of the overall project management effort. Also included are bar (Gantt) charts, basic networks, the critical path
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May
The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You - Eli PariserAn eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser
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May
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking - Lynn BickleyThe 11th edition of the pre-eminent textbook on physical examination contains foundational content to guide students’ approaches to history taking, interviewing, and other core assessment skills, as well as fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline correct performance of physical examination. The book features a vibrant full-color art program and an easy-to-follow two-column format with step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right. The comprehensive, evidence-based content is intended for medical students, high-level
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May
Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I - William A. KatzExplains the essential reference processes and sources in libraries. This work is a tool for understanding and mastering fundamental reference forms - online, in print, and elsewhere. It reflects the changes library science has undergone since the advent of electronic databases and the Internet.
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May
Voices of Resurgent Islam - John L. EspositoEssays discuss Islamic identity, influential Islamic leaders, and reasons for the revitalization of Islam in the Middle East.
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May
Minoan and Mycenaean Art - Reynold Alleyne HigginsThe magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. Frescoes, jewelry, sculpture, gold funeral masks, ivories, and countless other beautiful artifacts--all the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations in the third and second millennia BC are described and illustrated in Dr. Higgins's distinguished survey. This fully revised and updated edition includes greater coverage of the breathtaking frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Thera. Other recent findings are also illustrated
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May
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life - Parker J. Palmer"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad --and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only fromsomething one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to hardentheir hearts, because they love learners, learning, and theteaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and abouttheir subject. But the demands of teaching cause too manyeducators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give
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May
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach - John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, AsanoviThe era of seemingly unlimited growth in processor performance is over: single chip architectures can no longer overcome the performance limitations imposed by the power they consume and the heat they generate. Today, Intel and other semiconductor firms are abandoning the single fast processor model in favor of multi-core microprocessors--chips that combine two or more processors in a single package. In the fourth edition of "Computer Architecture," the authors focus on this historic shift, increasing their coverage of multiprocessors and exploring the most effective ways of achieving parallelism
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May
Java: How to Program - Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. DeitelThe Deitels' groundbreaking "How to Program" series offers unparalleled breadth and depth of programming concepts and intermediate-level topics for further study. The books in this series feature hundreds of complete, working programs with thousands of lines of code. This edition is completely up-to-date with The Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.5. Now includes topics such as autoboxing, enumerations, enhanced for loops, static import statements, variable-length argument lists, and much more. Presents each new concept in the context of a complete, working program, immediately followed by