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Great Astronomers: Galileo Galilei [First edition] (Annotated)
by Robert Stawell Ball

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English

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August 20, 2017

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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism, which held that the Earth is not the center of the universe and that the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun. Galileo has been called the father of modern observational astronomy, the father of modern physics, and the father of modern science.<br /><br />This eBook tells the life story of Galileo, from a chapter in Great Astronomers by Sir Richard S. Ball (2nd edition, 1907). It begins:<br /><br />"Among the ranks of the great astronomers it would be difficult to find one whose life presents more interesting features and remarkable vicissitudes than does that of Galileo. We may consider him as the patient investigator and brilliant discoverer. We may consider him in his private relations, especially to his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, a woman of very remarkable character; and we have also the pathetic drama at the close of Galileo's life, when the philosopher drew down upon himself the thunders of the Inquisition."<br /><br />The book explains Galileo's work and theories, along with a narrative of his personal troubles because of his science. The Catholic Church held that Galileo's theory was heretical, contrary to holy scripture. He was ordered never to speak of it, but he defied that order and was tried before the Inquisition again for heresy and defiance of a Papal decree.<br /><br />"...With his hands on the Gospels, Galileo was made to curse and detest the false opinion that the sun was the centre of the universe and immovable, and that the earth was not the centre of the same, and that it moved. He swore that for the future he will never say nor write such things as may bring him under suspicion, and that if he does so he submits to all the pains and penalties of the sacred canons."<br /><br />He was ordered to be secluded for the rest of his life and not to speak of his theory again. The book ends with this sad story of science versus dogma.
The Technique of the Mystery Story [First edition] (Annotated)
by Carolyn Wells

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English

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Publication Date

August 20, 2017

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Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries?<br /><br />Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery novels. In this detailed book, she teaches the history, types, principles, devices, plots, and structures of mystery writings. She gives advice to would-be authors of this genre, including ghost and riddle stories as well as detective and crime mysteries.<br /><br />This authoritative work begins with a justification of mystery as a legitimate literary art form, with numerous quotations from authorities. Then proceeding systematically through her topics, she explains and illustrates the mystery-writing craft with excerpts from mystery works and quotations of literary critics and notable authors.<br /><br />The lover of mystery will find many authors and stories cited and excerpted in this book, which would be a good resource for finding more material to satisfy the reader's thirst for the genre. Aspiring authors will find insights through the critical eyes of this successful mystery author and of the many authors whom she quotes.<br /><br />This is virtually a miniature course in creative writing of the mystery story.
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark

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English

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384

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<b>How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.</b><br />  <br /> How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?<br />  <br /> What sort of future do <i>you</i> want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.
Linear Regression And Correlation: A Beginner's Guide
by Scott Hartshorn

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English

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213

Publication Date

June 08, 2017

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<p><strong>Linear Regression & Correlation</strong></p><p><strong>If you are looking for a short beginners guide packed with visual examples, this book is for you.</strong></p><p>Linear Regression is a way of simplifying a group of data into a single equation.  For instance, we all know Moore’s law: that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles every two years. This law was derived by using regression analysis to simplify the progress of dozens of computer manufacturers over the course of decades into a single equation.   Correlation is a way of calculating how much two sets of numbers change together.  In addition to being part of the regression analysis, correlation is heavily used in investment industries, for instance, to determine if two stocks are likely to change value together or independently.</p><p>This book goes through how to calculate correlation and linear regression and works through multiple examples of how to do it.  Just as importantly, this book is loaded with visual examples of what correlation is and how to use linear regression. This book doesn't assume that you have prior in-depth knowledge of statistics or that you regularly use an advanced statistics software package.  If you know what an average is and can use Excel, this book will build the rest of the knowledge, and do so in an intuitive way. </p><p><br /></p><p><strong>This Is Not A Textbook</strong></p><p>The reason I wrote this book is that there are not a lot of good examples out there of how to do multiple regression, which is regression analysis between more than two variables.  I checked half a dozen different sources, including several textbooks, on how to do multiple regression. In each case, the source had a lot of information; in some cases dozens of pages; on how to do the data preparation,  how to interpret results, and potential problems to watch out for, but to actually do the multiple regression calculation, they all said to use a software package, like Matlab or Minitab.</p><p>To put it a different way, those sources are a lot like a driver’s education class teaching you about setting the mirrors, adjusting the seat, and fastening the safety belt - but just when you think you are finally ready to actually start the car and put it in gear, they tell you to take the bus.</p><p>This book is different. It does not spend much time on the niceties of exactly how you should scrub your data, and instead just shows how to do the calculations, with examples.  This book is more like Grandpa showing you how to actually drive the old pickup truck from the farmhouse to the barn so you can get some work done.</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>What Is In This Book?</strong></p><p>There are a number of examples shown in this book, they include</p><ul><li>How to do a correlation calculation</li><li>An example of correlation on the stock price of 10 different big-name stocks, such as Coke and Pepsi</li><li>How having uncorrelated investments can give you better returns at lower risk.</li><li>How to do linear regression with two variables</li><li>How to do multiple linear regression with any number of independent variables</li><li>A regression analysis to predict the number of viewers in future episodes of the television show ‘Modern Family’</li><li>How to evaluate the quality of your regression analysis using R-squared or adjusted R-squared</li><li>How to do regression on exponential data, and recreate Moore’s law</li></ul><p><br /></p><p>If you are a visual learner and like to learn by example, this intuitive book might be a good fit for you. Regression and Correlation are fascinating topics. They are very important tools that are used in data analysis throughout a wide-range of industries - so take an easy dive into the topic with this visual approach!</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
KETOGENIC DIET: 500 Low Carb Diet Recipes, The Rapid Weight-Loss ...
by Destiny Lawson

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English

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372

Publication Date

June 04, 2017

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<strong>Discover the maximum weight loss diet method called " Ketogenic Diet" , you will be happy with this 500 recipes book, they are Delicious , Healthy and Super easy to prepare for your whole family</strong><br /><br /><h2>Ketogenic diet is a special diet that allows you to eat a high amount of fat alongside sufficient protein, while reducing carbs in your daily diet. The main goal of the diet is to enhance overall health by using fats as the main source of energy which will in turn reduce the risk of developing various health conditions which are attributed to diets with too much carbohydrate content. The ketogenic diet forces the body to enter a state known as ketosis, which allows to body to use fat as its main energy source. <br /> <br />The Ketogenic diet can also improve an individual's nutritional and health status through consumption of nutrient-dense foods like fruits and vegetables that are rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants, both of which are essential in reducing levels of free radicals and toxic elements that accumulate in the body. Other health benefits of Ketogenic diet include higher levels of energy, effective fat and weight loss, regulated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and promote healthy aging and increased longevity by increasing the amount of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants in the diet.</h2><br /><br /><strong></strong><h2><strong>Benefits Of Ketogenic Diet?</strong></h2><br /><br /><strong></strong><h2><strong>- Active Fat Loss<br />- Improves insulin resistance<br />- Energy level increase<br />- Younger looking skin <br />- Reduction in cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure <br />- Leaner, thiner and stronger<br />- Better sleep</strong></h2><br /><br /><h2>If you been trying all sorts of diets and doesn't seems to work, then I urge you to give this Ketogenic Diet Recipes a go. Start now to shed away all those pounds and leading to the path to effective weight loss and wellness in health!</h2><br /><br /><strong></strong><h2><strong>Grab Your Copy today and you will see the change in no time </strong></h2>
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

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English

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457

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July 06, 2011

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<b><b>A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace</b><br /><br /><b>“</b>A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /> How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.<br /><br /> Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for<i> The Demon-Haunted World</i></b><br /><br /> “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br /> “Compelling.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”<b>—<i>The Sciences</i></b><br /><br /> “Passionate.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle</i></b>
LINUX: Easy Linux For Beginners, Your Step-By-Step Guide To Learn...
by Felix Alvaro

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English

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104

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February 29, 2016

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<h1><b>Learn The Linux Operating System and Command Line Today With This Step-By-Step Guide!- Linux Ultimate Beginner’s Guide 2017</b></h1><p></p>Updated & Improved: June 2017<p></p><b>Do you want to learn the Linux Operating System and Command Line?</b><p></p><b> Do you want a guide that is easy to follow, detailed and designed to make the process as effortless as possible?</b><p></p>If so, <i> “LINUX: Easy Linux For Beginners, Your Step-By-Step Guide To Learning The Linux Operating System And Command Line” </i> by Felix Alvaro is the book for you. It breaks down the fundamental elements that are essential for you to master Linux.<p></p>Linux is an extremely powerful operating system that whilst not the most popular among everyday users, <b>98.8% of the world’s fastest computers and systems use the Linux kernel</b>. If they are using it, then why shouldn’t you?<p></p>Aside from personally using it on your own computer, the demand for Linux administrators has been characteristically high ever since big companies adopted the open-source operating system for their servers.<p></p><br /><h4><b>What Separates This Book From The Rest? </b></h4><p></p>What makes this book unique is how easy it makes it for you to learn. The author brings you a guide that takes you through a natural sequence of lessons, step-by-step, carefully explaining each concept and staying away from technical jargon. This one-step-at-a-time approach allows anyone from an absolute beginner to a more knowledgeable reader to easily grasp each lesson and become more proficient as they progress through the book.<p></p>In addition to that this guide also contains images, examples and other tools to give you the assurance you are going in the right direction, as well as exercises that will allow you to <b>retain up to 400% more</b> of what you learn by practicing your exciting new skills!<p></p><br /><h4><b>You Will Learn The Following: </b></h4><p></p><ul><li>The history of Linux and Operating Systems</li><li>How everything works</li><li>How does Linux compare to other Operating Systems</li><li>Linux Architecture and Distributions</li><li>How to install Linux in your PC</li><li>Get to know Shell, your Desktop and Navigating the File Systems</li><li>Linux Applications- Office, Multimedia and Imaging</li><li>Managing Hardware and installing additional Software</li><li>Using the Linux Command Line</li><li>Vital Administration and Security</li><li>Introduction to Scripting</li><li>And much more!</li></ul>So whether you are getting this book to experience using Linux for the first time, or if you are interested in getting a Linux Professional Certification in the future, we can promise that you have found the book that is going to put you on the right track.<p></p>Take the first step to learning Linux by downloading this eBook version now- also readable on your phone, PC or tablet.<p></p>Alternatively, you can also order the paperback version for an easier read.<p></p><h3><b>Download Now!</b></h3><p></p><i>See you inside!</i>
Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs,...
by Jon Butterworth

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<DIV><B>Now in paperback: the “vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs</B><BR />  <BR /> Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It’s the missing link between the birth of our universe—as a sea of tiny, massless particles—and the tangible world we live in today. But for more than 50 years, scientists wondered: <I>Does it exist?</I><BR />  <BR /> Physicist Jon Butterworth was at the frontlines of the hunt for the Higgs at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider—perhaps the most ambitious experiment in history. In <I>Most Wanted Particle</I>, he gives us the first inside account of that uncertain time, when an entire field hinged on a single particle, and life at the cutting edge of science meant media scrutiny, late-night pub debates, dispiriting false starts in the face of intense pressure, and countless hours at the collider itself. As Butterworth explains, our first glimpse of the elusive Higgs brings us a giant step closer to understanding the universe—and points the way to an entirely new kind of physics.</DIV>
Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Futu...
by Govert Schilling

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English

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345

Publication Date

July 31, 2017

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The detection of gravitational waves—ripples in spacetime—has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector’s astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.
Binary Physics: The Theory Of Everything
by JOSEF Zilberberg

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English

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403

Publication Date

June 12, 2017

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<h2>One Particle. One Force. One Theory.</h2><h2>Binary Physics – The Theory Of Everything.</h2><h3><b>A must-read book for every physics lover!</b></h3><p>In his new book, the Israeli physics researcher, Josef Zilberberg, describes a groundbreaking theory that translates all physical concepts into binary language using the insight of "Time Resolution".</p><p>Time resolution claims that the human brain 'shrinks' on the time axis, different cyclical patterns of a single elementary particle, and imagines it as different particles in space. The limited human brain is able to see the timeline only at low resolution. This is why it "compresses" a tremendous amount of "time units" that contain different patterns of the single elementary particle and imagines them as one time unit – "the present." The different patterns are interpreted by the human brain at low resolution as different particles with different properties – mass, energy, electric charge, spin...</p><p>To make it easier for understanding, "Time resolution" means that our brain works on the time axis in the same manner that he interprets the T.V. pixels at law resolution as one essence.</p><h3><b>Time resolution is the bridge between the jungle of "particles" of known physics and the single particle of Binary Physics</b></h3><p>Every different pattern of the elementary particle in the time axis, represents a "DNA" of a new particle - photon, electron, anti-electron, proton, anti-proton, neutron…As was the case when deciphering the human genome, in the future, the foundations of this theory will be used as a tool for understanding the algorithms that define the materials (their "DNA"). Thus we will easily be able to "program" new materials, and manipulate the properties of the existing materials.</p><h2><u>Scroll up to grab your copy of <b>Binary Physics</b> now!</u></h2>

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