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Fixing My Gaze: A Scientists Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions

When neuroscientist Susan Barry was fifty years old, she took an unforgettable trip to Manhattan. As she emerged from the dim light of the subway into the sunshine, she saw a view of the city that she had witnessed many times in the past but now saw in an astonishingly new way. Skyscrapers on street corners appeared to loom out toward her like the bows of giant ships. Tree

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Beskonacni uspon(Modern Library Chronicles 22)

U Beskonacnom usponu David Berlinski pripovijeda pricu o matematici te velikom elegancijom i humoristicnim stilom ozivljuje intelektualnu pustolovinu dugu dvije i pol tisuce godina. Pokazuje nam kako se matematicka misao razvijala i napredovala, od rijetkih genija do mnogobrojnih primjena. Berlinski je svoju pozornost usredotocio na deset najvaznijih prijelomnih misli u ma

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Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage

Nature has perfected the art of deception. Thousands of creatures all over the world�including butterflies, moths, fish, birds, insects and snakes�have honed and practiced camouflage over hundreds of millions of years. Imitating other animals or their surroundings, nature�s fakers use mimicry to protect themselves, to attract and repel, to bluff and warn, to forage, and to

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A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System

The first large-scale study of the development of vectorial systems, awarded a special prize for excellence in 1992 from France�s prestigious Jean Scott Foundation. Traces the rise of the vector concept from the discovery of complex numbers through the systems of hypercomplex numbers created by Hamilton and Grassmann to the final acceptance around 1910 of the modern system

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Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this

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The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism

�Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future.�Aubrey de GreyArtificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!). �It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it.This ne

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Beyond Human: Living with Robots and Cyborgs

Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences�-- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants.C

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Einsteins Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: modern physics for non-scientists

24 Lectures 1 Time Travel, Tunneling, Tennis, and Tea 2 Heaven and Earth, Place and Motion 3 The Clockwork Universe 4 Let There Be Light! 5Speed c Relative to What? 6 Earth and the Ether-A Crisis in Physics 7 Einstein to the Rescue 8 Uncommon Sense-Stretching Time 9 Muons and Time-Traveling Twins 10 Escaping Contradiction-Simultaneity Is Relative 11 Faster than Light? Past

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The Descent of Man

In The Descent of Man (1871, 1874) Charles Darwin (1809-1882) focused special attention on the origin and history of our own species, a subject he had avoided in his previous writings on evolution. He claimed that the human animal is closest in ancestry to the two African pongids, or anthropoid apes (chimpanzees and gorillas). Further, Darwin held that our species and th

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Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems

For courses in differential equations. This book, with enough material for 2 terms, provides a concrete and readable text for the traditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics students take following calculus. This is a strongly algebraic-oriented text with some computer enhancements for numerical methods. Matters of def

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