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Design and Implementation of Programming Languages (Lecture notes in computer science) (USED)

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Design of Future Things (USED)

Design of Future Things (USED)

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Donald A. Norman, a popular design consultant to car manufacturers, computer companies, and other industrial and design outfits, has seen the future and is worried. In this long-awaited follow-up to The Design of Everyday Things, he points out what's going wrong with the wave of products just coming on the market and some that are on drawing boards everywhere-from smart cars and homes that seek to anticipate a user's every need, to the latest automatic navigational systems. Norman builds on this critique to offer a consumer-oriented theory of natural human-machine interaction that can be put into practice by the engineers and industrial designers of tomorrow's thinking machines. This is a consumer-oriented look at the perils and promise of the smart objects of the future, and a cautionary tale for designers of these objects-many of which are already in use or development.
Destination Mars (USED)

Destination Mars (USED)

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A timely exploration of dramatic images of the Red Planet.

Because of its proximity and fiery appearance, no other planet in our solar system has so fantastically captured our imagination like Mars. There, scientists hope to find answers to many questions about the origins of life. In fact, NASA regards Mars as the prime objective for space exploration in the twenty-first century.

Destination Mars recounts the history of the timeless fascination we have had with the Red Planet. The book summarizes the discoveries made by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, as well as contemporary astronomers.

Destination Mars covers the planet's past, present and future with such topics as:

  • Discovering Mars
  • Writers such as H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burrough and Gene Roddenberry and filmmakers Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and Ridley Scott
  • Life on Mars
  • Objective Mars
  • Travelling to Mars
  • The future of Mars.
  • Also covered are the current preparations of the first manned voyage to Mars planned to launch in 2015. Using fresh perspectives based on actual scientific applications and dramatic images captured by telescopes and probes, the book describes the various strategies for installing a base and developing a permanent colony there.

    Dialogues Considering Two New Sciences (USED)

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    Discovering the Universe third edition (USED)

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    The third edition of this text has been updated to include information on the difficulties and successes of the Hubble space telescope, the solar neutrino problem, and the growing importance of solar seismology, among other topics.
    Dolphin Smalltalk Companion (With CD-ROM) (USED)

    Dolphin Smalltalk Companion (With CD-ROM) (USED)

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    Dolphin SmallTalk is a development system for object oriented programming, which runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT. This step-by-step tutorial shows how to build applications quickly and easily using Dolphin Smalltalk.
    Drawdown: The Most Comprehenive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (USED)

    Drawdown: The Most Comprehenive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (USED)

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    - New York Times bestseller -

    The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world

    "At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope." --Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming



    "There's been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom." --David Roberts, Vox


    "This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook--only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook." --Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

    In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here--some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being--giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

    Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (USED)

    Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (USED)

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    Describes how far reaching the environmental crisis is and calls for a radical change in human civilization's relationship with the planet.

    Earth in Upheaval (USED)

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    Edison vs. Tesla; The Battle Over Their Last Invention

    Edison vs. Tesla; The Battle Over Their Last Invention

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    Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison's inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Edison vs. Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals:

    Edison's little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms don't die, but rather change the nature of their composition. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone.
    Tesla monitored Edison's paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today is called EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).
    Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics.
    Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison's life, many skeptics have denied the existence of the mysterious spirit phone. The authors have researched both Edison's and Tesla's journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device. They also have the full cooperation of the Charles Edison fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs. Tesla sheds light on this weird invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries.