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February
Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy - Mark M. LowenthalLowenthal (a professor at Columbia U. and a former U.S. intelligence official) presents an academic introduction to the history and current role of intelligence agencies in the foreign policy of the United States. He surveys the growth of the intelligence agencies, examines their place in the general structure of government, reviews policy debates about the scope and nature of intelligence activities, and discusses intelligence reforms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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February
Raja Yoga - Sivananda Saraswati, VenkatesanandaThis book interpretation of Raja Yoga,a part of Patanjali's Yoga sutras,is by Swami Sivananda. Raja Yoga is the King of all Yogas. It concerns directly with the mind. In this Yoga there is no struggling with Prana or physical body. There are no Hatha Yogic Kriyas. The Yogi sits at ease,watches his mind and silnces the bubbling thoughts. He stills the mind and restrains the thought waves, enters into the thoughtless state of Asamprajnata Samadhi. Hence the name Raja Yoga. Though Raja Yoga is a dualisitic philosophy and treats of Prakriti and Purusha,it helps the student in Advaitic
09
February
Quantum Information - Stephen BarnettQuantum information- the subject- is a new and exciting area of science, which brings together physics, information theory, computer science and mathematics. Quantum Information- the book- is based on two successful lecture courses given to advanced undergraduate and beginning postgraduate students in physics. The intention is to introduce readers at this level to the fundamental, but offer rather simple, ideas behind ground-breaking developments including quantum cryptography, teleportation and quantum computing. The text is necessarily rather mathematical in style, but the mathematics nowhere
08
February
The Norse Myths - Kevin Crossley-HollandHere are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing
08
February
Games People Play - Eric BerneWe think we're relating to other people. Actually we're all playing games. Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne's classic is as astonishing & revealing as it was on the day it was first published. We play games all the time: sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, & competitive games with friends. Detailing status contests like "Martini"; (I know a better way), to lethal couples combat like "If It Weren't For You"; & "Uproar,";
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February
Cryptology Unlocked - Reinhard WobstCryptology includes data encryption (cryptography), cryptographic protocols and code breaking to provide the fundamentals of data security.This new book introduces cryptography in a unique and non-mathematical style. Cryptology Unlocked explains encryption, crypto analysis (classic and modern algorithms), cryptographic protocols, digital standards and much more. This innovative book will reveal some of the dangers of code breaking, and highlights ways to master code-breaking and attack algorithms. Topics range from the simplest enciphering methods to precise investigations of modern algorithms.
08
February
Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences - Susan Nolan, Thomas HeinzenEssentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by Susan Nolan and Thomas Heinzen is a concise, readable text that covers key statistical concepts. Exploring its wide variety of creative, step-by-step examples, students using Essentials will learn how to choose the appropriate statistical test, understand its conceptual significance, and calculate each statistic. With inviting examples using real-world data, the text teaches students to apply concepts and formulas to statistical questions that they will encounter in their academic lives and outside the classroom.   The clear, accessible
06
February
The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950 - T.S. EliotThis omnibus collection includes all of the author’s early poetry as well as the Four Quartets, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and the plays Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, and The Cocktail Party.
06
February
Practical Common LISP - Peter SeibelLisp is often thought of as an academic language, but it need not be. This is the first book that introduces Lisp as a language for the real world. "Practical Common Lisp" presents a thorough introduction to Common Lisp, providing you with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work. Over a third of the book is devoted to practical examples, such as the core of a spam filter and a web application for browsing MP3s and streaming them via the Shoutcast protocol to any standard MP3 client software (e.g., iTunes, XMMS, or WinAmp). In other "practical" chapters, author Peter
05
February
DNA Virus Replication - Alan J. CannThis book provides an overview of current research into DNA viruses. I t is essential for all laboratories and students involved in DNA virus research.