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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

Language

English

Pages

457

Publication Date

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>
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

May 30, 2018

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<b>All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!</b><br /><br /><i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> is the most popular introduction into the world of Amateur Radio.<br /><br />Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Pass the 35-question Technician Class test. <br />All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.<br />Use with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio.<br />Designed for self-study and classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors, and schoolteachers.<br /><br />Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology, and experimenting with electronics--all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, and operating portable radio equipment from anywhere. <i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> will guide you as you get started--as you select your equipment, set-up your first station, and get on the air!<br /><br />Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:<br /><br />Welcome to Amateur Radio <br />Radio and Signals Fundamentals <br />Electricity, Components, and Circuits <br />Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines <br />Amateur Radio Equipment <br />Communicating with Other Hams <br />Licensing Regulations <br />Operating Regulations <br />Safety<br /><br />At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool.<br /><br />Use this book with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio to review the study material chapter by chapter. Take randomly generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination pool. You won’t have any surprises on exam day!
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (a...
by Elizabeth Benton

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

January 10, 2019

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<i>I'm missing out on my life. What's wrong with me?</i><br /><br />If that's ever crossed your mind, and if you know there's more to life than what you've been living, this book is for you.<br /><br />It sucks to acknowledge that you are what's keeping you from the life you want. You sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment. You know everything you're supposed to do, and yet you feel stuck--limited by your past, overwhelmed by your future--in a purgatory of your own behavior.<br /><br />After decades of feeling trapped by this mindset, Elizabeth Benton shifted her whole life by proving her own stories wrong. In this book, Elizabeth will help you live a new story, in which you can, you will, and you already have everything you need to make it happen.
The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History
by Palgrave Macmillan

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

August 10, 2018

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This handbook offers the first comprehensive, state-of-the-field guide to past weather and climate and their role in human societies. Bringing together dozens of international specialists from the sciences and humanities, this volume describes the methods, sources, and major findings of historical climate reconstruction and impact research.  Its chapters take the reader through each key source of past climate and weather information and each technique of analysis; through each historical period and region of the world; through the major topics of climate and history and core case studies; and finally through the history of climate ideas and science. Using clear, non-technical language, <i>The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History</i> serves as a textbook for students, a reference guide for specialists and an introduction to climate history for scholars and interested readers.
Ketogenic Cleanse in 20 Minutes: Delicious Recipes for Different ...
by Krysten Harlow

Language

English

Pages

63

Publication Date

August 17, 2018

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<h1><strong>Now You Can Stay in Ketosis Without Spending Hours in the Kitchen. </strong></h1><p> </p><p><em>Ketogenic Cleanse in 20 Minutes</em> will share with you 60 easily accessible Keto recipes that help your body burn fat as the primary source of energy...</p><p> </p><p>...so that you can enjoy delicious food without hassle. <br /><br />Inside you will discover:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>Delicious recipes for 4 different Ketogenic Types</strong> so that you can tailor your meals according to your lifestyle</li></ul><ul><li><strong>The possible side effects of Ketosis, what causes them and how to deal with them</strong> in order to give you an easier time</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Non-time consuming recipes which take a maximum of 20 minutes to make</strong> so that you can you can enjoy your meals with minimal time and effort</li></ul><ul><li><strong>What food to watch out for and include during mealtime </strong>so that you can diet effectively</li></ul><ul><li>and much, much more!</p></li></ul><p><br />You'll love the results, because watching the weight come off without giving up your favourite food, makes all the difference in the world.</p><p><br /><strong>Get it now.</strong></p>
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan

Language

English

Pages

365

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b>RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX</b><br />  <br /> <i>Cosmos</i> is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. <i>Cosmos</i> retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Cosmos</i></b><br />  <br /> “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, <i>Cosmos</i> often seems too good to be true.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br />  <br /> “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”<b>—<i>Cosmopolitan</i></b><br />  <br /> “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>NOTE: This edition does not include images.</b>
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: 62 All-New Commentaries on th...
by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

October 01, 2002

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<b>The bestselling popular science author reveals “the connections between what we teach in chemistry courses and the world in which . . . [we] live” (ChemEd X).</b><br />  <br /> Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from fiction, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners, and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to color ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are also discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life.<br />  <br /> “A delightful and informative read. Dr. Schwarcz tells it like it is, whether the subject is light at heart or as weighty as death.” —<i>The Cosmic Chemist</i><br />  <br /> “Fascinating [this book] is, thanks to the author’s lively style and contagious enthusiasm for chemistry, and his ability to make it accessible . . . connects the dots between such unlikely events as the madness of King George III and the royal fondness for sauerkraut; and between gluten, the molecular make-up of trans-fatty acids, and how the cookie crumbles.” —<i>Montreal Review of Books</i>
Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of I...
by Marc S. Sabatine

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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Quick access to key clinical information and solutions to common problems in internal medicine – as close as your pocket!  Pocket Medicine, Sixth Edition, is your go-to resource for fast answers to diagnostic questions you’ll face on rounds and exams. Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this portable, best-selling reference tackles the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology.  Bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms focus on the information you need in order to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
C#: Learn C# in One Day and Learn It Well. C# for Beginners with ...
by , Jamie Chan

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<h2>Learn C# Fast and Learn It Well. Master C# Programming with a unique Hands-On Project (Updated for VS Community 2017)</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the C# language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning C# from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated C# tutorials that just leave you more confused. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>C# for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the C# language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen C# Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Careful selection of topics</b><br /><br />Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to C#, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.<br /><br /><b>Learn The C# Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn C# in just one day and start coding immediately.<br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn C# is by doing. This book includes a unique project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of C# coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br /><u>Introduction to C#</u><br />- What is C#?<br />- How to install and run Visual Studio Community 2015?<br /><br /><u>Data types and Operators</u><br />- What are the common data types in C#?<br />- What are arrays and lists?<br />- How to format C# strings<br />- What is a value type vs reference type?<br />- What are the common C# operators?<br /><br /><u>Object Oriented Programming</u><br />- What is object oriented programming?<br />- How to write your own classes<br />- What are fields, properties, methods and constructors?<br />- What is encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism?<br />- What is an abstract class and interface?<br />- What is an enum and struct?<br /><br /><u>Controlling the Flow of a Program</u><br />- What are condition statements?<br />- How to use control flow statements in C#<br />- What are jump statements?<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br /><br /><u>and Others...</u><br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to use LINQ to save yourself from hours of work <br />- How to work with external files<br />...and so much more....<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning C#. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br /><b>Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</b><br /> <br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />C#, C# tutorial, C# book, learning C#, C# programming language, C# coding, C# programming for beginners, C# for Dummies, .NET, Visual Studio, C# operators

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