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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

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Chronicles the life of the Hungarian mathematician who relentlessly traveled the globe in search of intriguing problems

The Man who Loved Only Numbers

Author : Paul Hoffman
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Archimedes Revenge

Author : Paul Hoffman
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Now anyone can understand what the mathematical geniuses are thinking . . . . * How topologists figured out the way to turn a smokestack into a bowling ball -- and why. * How game theorists discovered that to elect the candidate of your choice you must sometimes vote for his opponent. * How computer theorists intend to create a robot that will think for itself -- and do all the housework. * How cryptographers have been laboring since 1822 to decipher a map that will lead to a buried treasure worth millions of dollars. Archimedes' Revenge takes the reader on a guided tour of the world of contemporary mathematics and makes its infinite marvels comprehensible, relevant, and fun. "A breezy and lighthearted account of a number of topics in and around the periphery of mathematics . . . Mr. Hoffman approaches mathematics as a storyteller, and a good one." -- The New York Times Book Review "From the Paperback edition.

Perl For Dummies

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In the days before personal computers, BASIC was the easyprogramming language to learn, and serious programmers learnedFORTRAN or COBOL to do “real work.” Today, many peoplehave discovered that Perl is both a great beginning programminglanguage and one that enables them to write powerful programswith little effort. If you’re interested in discovering how to program (or howothers program), Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition, is for you.If you already know something about programming (but not aboutPerl), this book is also for you. If you’re already an expertprogrammer, you’re still welcome to read this book; you canjust skip the basic stuff (you never know what kind of new tips andtricks you’ll pick up). This reference guide shows you how to use Perl under manydifferent operating systems, such as UNIX, many flavors of Windows(Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and WindowsXP), and Macintosh OS 9 and OS X; in fact, Perl runs on many moreoperating systems than these. Here's a sampling of what Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition,has to offer: Installing Perl on various platforms Nailing down the basics of building Perl programs Working with text and numbers Constructing lists and working with them Creating conditionals and loops Delving into more advanced features such as operators andfunctions Reading and writing files and directories Using subroutines for modularity Demystifying Web server programs Creating your own Internet clients The Perl programming language enables you to write fully workingcomputer programs with just a few steps. It’s particularlygood at common programming tasks, such as reading and writing textfiles, but it also excels at reducing the work that programmershave to do. Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition, shows you how todo all of that and how to modify programs to your heart’scontent. After all, one of the common phrases in the world of Perlprogrammers is, “There's more than one way to doit.”

Legionella Pneumophila Pathogenesis and Immunity

Author : Paul Hoffman
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The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

Wings of Madness

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n the eve of the centennial of the Wright brothers' historic flights at Kitty Hawk, a new generation will learn about the other man who was once hailed worldwide as the conqueror of the air-Alberto Santos-Dumont. Because the Wright brothers worked in secrecy, word of their first flights had not reached Europe when Santos-Dumont took to the skies in 1906. The dashing, impeccably dressed inventor entertained Paris with his airborne antics-barhopping in a little dirigible that he tied to lampposts, circling above crowds around the Eiffel Tower, and crashing into rooftops. A man celebrated, even pursued by the press in Paris, London, and New York, Santos-Dumont dined regularly with the Cartiers, the Rothschilds, and the Roosevelts. But beneath his lively public exterior, Santos-Dumont was a frenzied genius tortured by the weight of his own creation. Wings of Madness chronicles the science and history of early aviation and offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary and tormented man, vividly depicting the sights and sounds of turn-of-the-century Paris. It is a book that will do for aviation what The Man Who Loved Only Numbers did for mathematics.

The Left Hand of God

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'Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.'The Sanctuary of the Redeemers: vast, desolate, hopeless. Where children endure brutal cruelty and violence in the name of the One True Faith.Lost in the Sanctuary's huge maze of corridors is a boy: his age uncertain, his real name unknown. They call him Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming - and violent. But when he opens the wrong door at the wrong time he witnesses an act so horrible he must flee, or die.The Redeemers will go to any lengths to get Cale back.Not because of the secret he has discovered.But because of a more terrifying secret that lies undiscovered in himself.

Timid Virgins Make Dull Company

Author : Dr. Crypton
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Gathers riddles, anagrams, scientific limericks, cryptograms, chess problems, acrostics, and puzzles

Essays on Descartes

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This is a collection of Paul Hoffman's wide-ranging essays on Descartes composed over the past twenty-five years. The essays in Part I include his celebrated "The Unity of Descartes' Man," in which he argues that Descartes accepts the Aristotelian view that soul and body are related as form to matter and that the human being is a substance; a series of subsequent essays elaborating on this interpretation and defending it against objections; and an essay on Descartes' theory of distinction. In the essays in Part II he argues that Descartes retains the Aristotelian theory of causation according to which an agent's action is the same as the passion it brings about, and explains the significance of this doctrine for understanding Descartes' dualism and physics. In the essays in Part III he argues that Descartes accepts the Aristotelian theory of cognition according to which perception is possible because things that exist in the world are also capable of a different way of existing in the soul, and he shows how this theory figures in Descartes' account of misrepresentation and in the controversy over whether Descartes is a direct realist or a representationalist. The essays in Part IV examine Descartes' theory of the passions of the soul: their definition; their effect on our happiness, virtue, and freedom; and methods of controlling them.

Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy

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Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy is a collection of essays dedicated to Vere Chappell, one of the most respected scholars in the field of early modern philosophy. Seventeen distinguished scholars have contributed essays to this collection on topics including dualism, identity and essence, causation, theodicy, free will, perception, abstraction, and the moral law.

Seen from a Distance

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SEEN FROM A DISTANCE is the story of Cusack, an Iraq war veteran now working for a private security firm. Alienated from his past and haunted by it, too, he lives determinedly in the here and now. His assignment is surveillance of an elderly professor, W.S. Tyler, whose dead son-in-law had ties to a shadowy Senegalese rebel army, accused by the U.S. government of being a terrorist organization. Cusack's preferred method of surveillance - the detached technology of camera and microphone is abruptly abandoned in favor of a role which puts him in Tyler's classroom and soon thereafter in a complicated relationship with his family. Cusack's boss, increasingly obsessed with Tyler, drags Cusack into his hidden agenda where deadly unforeseen events occur in rapid succession and the situation spins rapidly out of control. In the end, Cusack is confronted with choices that will change his future as radically as his earlier choices fixed his past. Seen From A Distance can be read as a character study, or a dramatic adventure or considered for its parallels to political events of the recent past. At every level, it is a terrific read.

Destination Internet and World Wide Web

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The definitive Internet-access guide for inexperienced and first-time computer owners. Historical and educational insight plus practical tips on use make this reference the total resource for Internet newcomers. Readers will learn the most important Internet buzz words and discover how to shop intelligently for Internet services and how to best take advantage of on-line time.

The Golden Age of Censorship

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Paul Hoffman, a former senior censor at the British Board of Film Classification, has written a compelling and captivating novel that challenges our ideas about censorship, prejudice and the fine line between art and exploitation.

Fundamentals of Investments for Financial Planning

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The Beating of His Wings

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Hunted by the vengeful Pope Redeemer Bosco for refusing to destroy humanity, Angel of Death Cale struggles with his dying soul while returning to the Sanctuary to confront his enemy. By the best-selling author of The Last Four Things. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Wisdom of Crocodiles

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When Steven Grlscz saves a young woman from throwing herself in front of a train he finds himself consumed by a love affair which transforms her into a happy and beautiful young woman. Then she vanishes without trace. George Winnicott, wakes from a nightmare screaming that he knows the meaning of life. How are these events linked?

The Boy Who Loved Math

Author : Deborah Heiligman
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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013.

American Museum Guides Sciences

Author : Tom L. Freudenheim
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Indicates which United States museums have the finest collections of American, ancient, Asian, European, and modern art, and describes the location, admission, and hours for each institution

The Last Four Things

Author : Paul Hoffman
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Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by his beloved but still marked by a child's innocence, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race.

The Sunny Side of the Alps

Author : Paul Hofmann
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Looks at the history and geography of the Italian Alps, and describes points of interest throughout the region