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Truth Or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order

David Orrell - 2012 - Mathematics - Limited preview
In this sweeping book, applied mathematician and popular author David Orrell questions the promises and pitfalls of associating beauty with truth, showing how ideas of mathematical elegance have inspired—and have sometimes misled—scientists ...
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Decision Making with Imperfect Decision Makers

Tatiana Valentine Guy, Miroslav Kárný, David H. Wolpert - 2011 - Artificial intelligence - Limited preview
Prescriptive Bayesian decision making has reached a high level of maturity and is well-supported algorithmically. However, experimental data shows that real decision makers choose such Bayes-optimal decisions surprisingly infrequently, often ...
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One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

David Berlinski - 2011 - Mathematics - Limited preview
From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, David ...
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Neal Stephenson - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty ...
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Analysis of Biological Networks

Björn H. Junker, Falk Schreiber - 2008 - Computers - No preview available
An introduction to biological networks and methods for their analysis Analysis of Biological Networks is the first book of its kind to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to the structural analysis of biological networks at the ...
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A Handbook of 'Phags-Pa Chinese

W. South Coblin - 2007 - Foreign Language Study - Limited preview
'Phags-pa is of immense importance for the study of premodern Chinese phonology. However, the script is difficult to read and interpret, and secondary materials on it are scattered and not easily obtained. The present book is intended as a ...
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The Official Ubuntu Book

Benjamin Mako Hill, Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger - 2010 - Computers - No preview available
The world's #1 Ubuntu (and Linux!) book: authorized and promoted by Canonical, and fully updated for the newest release, Ubuntu 10.4 • •Everything Ubuntu users need to know to make the most of the brand-new version 10.4 of Ubuntu - from ...
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The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny

Andrew Bard Schmookler - 1993 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Schmookler shows how the market system unfolds according to a logic of its own, shaping everything within its domain--the landscape, social institutions, even human values--to serve its own inherent purposes. He also provides the outlines of a ...
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A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

David Reed - 2007 - Computers - Snippet view
This thoughtfully written volume uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling readers to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own ...
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Business Statistics on the Web: Find Them Fast-at Little Or No Cost

Paula Berinstein - 2003 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Organized by topic and region, explains how to find statistical information about companies, markets, and industries on the Internet; how to organize and present statistics; and how to determine their authenticity.
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