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Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Hardcover      ISBN: 0887404529
The Curve of Binding Energy
The Curve of Binding Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0374515980
While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B. Taylor, warns of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe resulting from the fabrication of atomic bombs by individuals using stolen materials
The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids
The Lost Tomb of Viracocha
Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430054
Bestselling author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies decodes the spiritual mysteries hidden within the recently discovered Mochian pyramids in Sipan • Reveals that ancient Inca sun-kings possessed the same solar science as Lord Pacal of Mexico and Tutankhamun of Egypt • Solves the mystery of the ancient Inca legend concerning a white god who traveled through ancient Peru, healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind Inca mythology tells of a tall, white leader who wandered along the coast performing miracles, a man they called Viracocha Pachamac, which means "God of the World." Centuries later another great miracle worker, similar to the first, appeared and wandered the countryside, healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind. He, too, was named Viracocha. These accounts have long baffled scholars, as have the carvings left by the people of Tiahuanaco who preserved these legends. Now Maurice Cotterell, who cracked the codes hidden in both ancient Maya carvings and the treasures of Tutankhamun, unlocks the secrets concealed within the treasure-filled tombs of Viracocha Pachamac and Viracocha. His investigation of these tombs, held within the long-lost pyramids of Peru, proves that these two figures were not myth but actually existed 1,500 years ago. The two Viracocha sun-kings had much in common with Lord Pacal of Mexico and Tutankhamun of Egypt and, like them, left the secrets of a super solar science encoded in their treasures. This science reveals the intimate connection between the cycles of life and birth on Earth and solar activity such as sunspots. More important, it holds the key to reincarnation and human spiritual realization, with answers to the spiritual mysteries of life and death.
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America's Leading Design Firm
The Art of Innovation
Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America's Leading Design Firm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385499841
The general manager of IDEO, the design firm that created the Apple Mouse and the Palm V, reveals strategies for fostering imagination, expressing ideas, and developing hit products by bringing out the creativity in every employee. 20,000 first printing.
Thermography: A New Way to Profit From the Energy Crisis
Thermography: A New Way to Profit From the Energy Crisis
Hardcover      SKU: 1199276707

Small 4to, 45 pgs. Full bound gray cloth with gilt title on front board and spine. Some underliningin purple ink throughout text. Some light rubbing and sunning to dj, some chipping and creasing at head of spine and upper cornertips. A first edition of this 70's text on how to save heating dollars in buildings.

Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium
Digital McLuhan
A Guide to the Information Millennium
Hardcover      ISBN: 041519251x
The often prophetic social and scientific insights of Marshall McLuhan are laid bare in this biography of the man who coined the phrase "the medium is the message."
Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace
Cyberia
Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace
Hardcover      ISBN: 006251010x
A fascinating trip through modern culture that examines the cyberpunk movement explores the cutting-edge subculture of hackers, virtual reality, and smart drugs, offering an accessible look at an emerging world. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Arguing A. I.: The Battle for Twenty-First Century Science
Arguing A. I.
The Battle for Twenty-First Century Science
Paperback      ISBN: 081299180x
Few scientific topics since the theory of biological evolution have inspired as much controversy as artificial intelligence has. Even now, fifty years after the term first made its appearance in academic journals, many philosophers and more than a few prominent scientists and software programmers dismiss the pursuit of thinking machines as the modern-day equivalent of medieval alchemists’ hunt for the philosopher’s stone-a pursuit based more on faith than on skeptical inquiry. In Arguing A.I., journalist Sam Williams charts both the history of artificial intelligence from its scientific and philosophical roots and the history of the A.I. debate. He examines how and why the tenor of the debate has changed over the last half-decade in particular, as scientists are struggling to take into account the latest breakthroughs in computer science, information technology, and human biology. For every voice predicting machines like 2001’s HAL within the next twenty to thirty years, others have emerged with more pessimistic forecasts. From artificial intelligence’s pioneers John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky, to futurist authors Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec, to software architects Bill Joy and Jaron Lanier, Arguing A.I. introduces readers to the people participating in the current debate, both proponents and critics of A.I. who are changing the way computers “think” and the way we think about computers. Ultimately, Arguing A.I. is as much a history of thought as it is a history of science. Williams notes that many of the questions plaguing modern scientists and software programmers are the same questions that have concerned scientists and philosophers since time immemorial: What are the fundamental limitations of science and scientific inquiry? What is the nature of intelligence? And, most important, what does it really mean to be human?
Armored Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs Hemiptera: Diaspididae
Armored Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs Hemiptera
Diaspididae
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801442796
This book provides the most comprehensive available information on the identification, field appearance, life history, and economic importance of the 110 economically important armored scale insects that are found in the United States. The authors have devised the first field key to economic armored scales, which will be invaluable to those trying to identify the pests and prevent the introduction of new exotics. (Most of the species covered are not native to the United States but broadly distributed across the globe.) The extensive color plates and highly detailed line drawings surpass anything available in other volumes on armored scale insects and have not previously been published. Especially noteworthy are the data on distribution, host plants, and the kinds of damage caused by armored scales. The species descriptions include scientific names, synonyms, common names, field characteristics, microscopic characters, affinities, host plants, distribution by state, life history, economic damage, and selected references.
Welding Fabrication & Repair: Questions and Answers
Welding Fabrication & Repair
Questions and Answers
Paperback      ISBN: 0831131551
Written by the coauthor of the best-selling book Welding Essentials, this practical guide provides insights, ideas, and tips for solving real-world fabrication problems. By presenting a broad range of methods from different welding specialties and a brief, clear understanding of the non-welding knowledge nearly all weldors must have to advance in their trade, Welding Fabrication and Repair can shorten the time needed to develop effective problem-solving skills. Created for weldors who know the basics and now want to put their skills to better use, this book is one of only a handful of truly “must have