Now in paperback: the perfect quirky Christmas present for readers of New Scientist and anyone who enjoys QI. The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the [...]
From the influential and hugely popular "New York Times" columnist and bestselling author of "Bobos in Paradise" comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that [...]
In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and [...]
Atomic pigs, glass-eating scientists and more bizarre experiments from the bestselling author of "Elephants on Acid". Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also [...]
What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or [...]
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This is a book about universes. It tells a story that revolves around a single extraordinary fact: that Albert Einstein's famous theory of relativity describes a series of entire universes. Not many solutions to Einstein's tantalising universe equations have ever been [...]
Lets you discover the tips, tricks and techniques that work for concept artists, matte painters and animators. This book helps develop your digital painting skills.
Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery: Basic Principles and Techniques is a highly approachable and user-friendly manual that takes a step-by-step approach to explaining the techniques of aneurysm surgery. Its straightforward format makes it appealing to all levels, from trainees [...]
The book explains, outlines, and shows how SAP s business suite supports logistic end-to-end processes.Therefore, it does not focus on how to setup and configure individual features, but to show all relevant functionality, system and application integration to outline [...]
If your organization is looking for a storage solution to accommodate a virtually endless amount of data, this book will show you how Apache HBase can fulfill your needs. As the open source implementation of Google's BigTable architecture, HBase scales to billions of rows [...]
Using the new OpenCL (Open Computing Language) standard, you can write applications that access all available programming resources: CPUs, GPUs, and other processors such as DSPs and the Cell/B.E. processor. Already implemented by Apple, AMD, Intel, IBM, NVIDIA, and other [...]