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The Calculus Diaries

Author : Jennifer Ouellette
ISBN : 0715645137
Genre : Calculus
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Jennifer Ouellette never took maths in the sixth form, mostly because she - like most of us - assumed she wouldn' t need it much in real life. But then the English graduate, now an award-winning science-writer, had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her youth. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her numbers-phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette explains how she discovered that maths could apply to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, rollercoaster rides to winning in Las Vegas.
Category: Calculus

Me Myself And Why

Author : Jennifer Ouellette
ISBN : 9781101613641
Genre : Science
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As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette dives into the miniscule ranges of variation to understand just what sets us apart. She draws on cutting-edge research in genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor-to explore the mysteries of human identity and behavior. Readers follow her own surprising journey of self-discovery as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste for cilantro and our relationships with virtual avatars, Ouellette takes us on an endlessly thrilling and illuminating trip into the science of ourselves
Category: Science

The Handy Math Answer Book

Author : Patricia Barnes-Svarney
ISBN : 9781578593880
Genre : Mathematics
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From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.
Category: Mathematics

The Commitment Engine

Author : John Jantsch
ISBN : 9781101601396
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why are some companies able to generate committed, long-term customers while others struggle to stay afloat? Why do the employees of some organizations fully dedicate themselves while others punch the clock without enthusiasm? By studying the ins and outs of companies that enjoy extraordinary loyalty from customers and employees, John Jantsch reveals the systematic path to discovering and generating genuine commitment. Jantsch's approach is built on three foundational planks, which he calls the clarity path, the culture patron, and the customer promise. He draws on his own experiences and shares true stories from businesses like Threadless, Evernote, and Warby Parker. His strategies include these: Build your company around a purpose. People commit to companies and stories that have a simple, straightforward purpose. Understand that culture equals brand. Build your business as a brand that employees and customers will support. Lead by telling great stories. You can't attract the right people or get them to commit without telling a story about why you do what you do. Treat your staff as your customer. A healthy customer community is the natural result of a healthy internal culture. Serve customers you respect. It's hard to have an authentic relationship with people you don't know, like, or trust. As Jantsch says, "Have you ever encountered a business where everything felt effortless? The experience was perfect, and the products, people, and brand worked together gracefully. You made an odd request; it was greeted with a smile. You went to try a new feature; it was right where it should be. You walked in, sat down, and felt right at home. . . . Businesses that run so smoothly as to seem self-managed aren't normal. In fact, they are terribly counterintuitive, but terribly simple as it turns out." As a follow-up to The Referral Engine, this is about more than just establishing leads- it's about building a fully alive business that attracts customers for life.
Category: Business & Economics

Change Is The Only Constant

Author : Ben Orlin
ISBN : 9780316509060
Genre : Mathematics
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The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings. Change is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and memorably bad drawings. By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day -- love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature, and a beloved dog named Elvis. This is not just math for math's sake; it's math for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.
Category: Mathematics

The Vatican Diaries

Author : John Thavis
ISBN : 9781101606308
Genre : Religion
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The New York Times–bestselling inside look at one of the world’s most powerful and mysterious institutions For more than twenty-five years, John Thavis held one of the most remarkable journalistic assignments in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. In The Vatican Diaries, Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place struggling to define itself in the face of internal and external threats, where Curia cardinals fight private wars and sexual abuse scandals threaten to undermine papal authority. Thavis (author of The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age) also takes readers through the politicking behind the election of Pope Francis and what we might expect from his papacy. The Vatican Diaries is a perceptive, compelling, and provocative account of this singular institution and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the challenges faced by religion in an increasingly secularized world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

The Carrie Diaries Complete Collection

Author : Candace Bushnell
ISBN : 9780062376008
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The first loves and closest friendships of Carrie Bradshaw, one of the most iconic characters of her generation, in two bestselling books by Candace Bushnell. These two books appear in one collection for the first time. In #1 New York Times bestselling The Carrie Diaries, Carrie must navigate her senior year of high school while dealing with her first real love, a friend's betrayal, her passion for writing—oh, and her future. The Carrie Diaries, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was adapted into a hit CW television series for teens. In Summer and the City, Carrie is finally out of high school and in New York City for the first time. From learning the Big Apple to meeting Samantha Jones and enrolling in a writing class, there's a new experience every minute. But how can a country mouse transform into a glamorous New Yorker of the crazy 1980s?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Carrie Diaries

Author : Candace Bushnell
ISBN : 0061991899
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Carrie Diaries And Summer In The City

Author : Candace Bushnell
ISBN : 9780008124267
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Carrie Diaries: The Carrie Diaries & Summer in the City
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Best Science Writing Online 2012

Author : Bora Zivkovic
ISBN : 9780374709853
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.75 MB
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Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and trailblazing scientific achievements and breakthroughs of 2011, along with elegant and thoughtprovoking new takes on favorite topics. This is the sixth anthology of online essays edited by Bora Zivkovic, the blogs editor at Scientific American, and with each new edition, Zivkovic expands his fan base and creates a surge of excitement about upcoming compilations. Now everyone's favorite collection will reach new horizons and even more readers. Guest-edited and with an introduction by the renowned science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 marries cutting-edge science with dynamic writing that will inspire us all.
Category: Science

The Hone Strong Diaries Of Old Manhattan

Author : Louis Auchincloss
ISBN : UVA:X001651650
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Gathers selections from the diaries of two prominent nineteenth century citizens of New York City in which they discuss the social, political, and economic aspects of city life
Category: New York (N.Y.)

From The Morgenthau Diaries Years Of Urgency 1938 1941

Author : John Morton Blum
ISBN : IND:39000004762568
Genre : Currency question
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Revised and condensed version issued in a 1 v. ed. in 1970 under title: Roosevelt and Morgenthau. [1] Years of crisis, 1928-1938.--[2] Years of urgency, 1938-1941.--[3] Years of war, 1941-1945.
Category: Currency question

Letters And Diaries

Author : John Henry Newman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105013662817
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