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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis

Brian Warner - 2006 - Science - Limited preview
The Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis provides those with access to even a modest telescope and a CCD camera the background and detailed steps to take part in important astronomical research. Readers learn about the joint ...
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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Simon Singh - 2000 - History - Snippet view
Includes a history of how codes have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography.
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Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics

Jennifer Ouellette - 2005 - Science - Limited preview
Traces key advances in physics, explaining its basics using examples from films and literature such as "Back to the Future," which demonstrates special relativity, and Poe's "The Purloined Letter," which illustrates neutrinos.
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The Essential Book of Interviewing: Everything You Need to Know from Both ...

Arnold B. Kanter - 1995 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
Structured around the chronology of an interview, a complete guide examines both sides of the interview process, moving from preparation, through the questions that make up the interview, to closure, with tips on resumes, reference checks, and ...
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General Relativity

Robert M. Wald - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest ...
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The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible

Keith Devlin - 2000 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Taking the reader on a wondrous journey through the invisible universe that surrounds us--a universe made visible by mathematics--Devlin shows us what keeps a jumbo jet in the air, explains how we can see and hear a football game on TV, allows us ...
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - Limited preview
An alphabetically organized, cross-referenced compilation of the etymologies of a sampling of frequently used English words.
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Euclid in the rainforest: discovering the universal truth in logic and math

Joseph Mazur - 2006 - Mathematics - Snippet view
Like Douglas Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach, and David Berlinski's A Tour of the Calculus, Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logic—the one indispensable tool in man's quest to understand the world ...
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Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics

Kurt Brown - 1998 - Poetry - Snippet view
Contains works by eighty contemporary poets in which they reflect upon the wonders and power of science and technology.
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