Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace
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.
Flipping The Switch On Technology
An MIT graduate working through an Institute program to study the effects of technology on society describes his year-long residence in a Mennonite-type community and recounts how his wife and he experienced reduced stress levels, weight loss, and overall life satisfaction throughout the course of their stay. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Herman Klein and the Gramophone
Being a Series of Essays on the Bel Canto
From Klein's comments on early recordings that remain available today, the reader can get a glimpse of what legendary singers such as Patti and Lind sounded like more than a century ago. The essays of Herman Klein that appeared in The Gramophone from 1924 until 1934 are indispensable sources of information on the singers of the Golden Age.
The Long Emergency
Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
In an apocalyptic vision of a post-oil future, the author of The Geography of Nowhere details the economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale that can be expected after the tipping point of global peak oil production is passed. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Follies of Science
20th Century Visions of Our Fantastic Future
So what was the utopian master plan during the early twentieth century? Follies of Science is the keeper of such knowledge, offering glimpses into homeowners residing in "The Foam House of the Future," robot-on-robot battles for our nation's peace, radium-injected cures for those aches and pains, and, of course, commuters blasting away on their jet packs to work.
Aptly illustrated with full-color and black-and-white classic imagery, the visions of the future spread across page after page, pulling the reader in to what could have been and what shouldn't have been.
Thermography: A New Way to Profit From the Energy Crisis
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.
Soft Tissue Release
A Practical Handbook for Physical Therapists
On to C
Read this book if you want to add C to your programming-language repertoire. You can use this book to learn the essentials of the language and to prepare for real-world work.
You learn the key concepts as features are added to a short, yet representative C program. The final version of the program reads information from a file describing stock trades and predicts the next-day's price using a straight-line extrapolation, thereby reflecting the popularity of C in applications involving data analysis.
As you see the program evolve, you learn how to: define functions; benefit from function abstraction; solve ordering problems with function prototypes; process data from files; create structures and objects; use pointer parameters to avoid argument copying; use pointer parameters to alter values; create new structure objects at run time; define constructors, readers, and writers; benefit from data abstraction; use enumerations and type synonyms to improve readability; use unions to capture class distinctions; use bits to record state information; prevent memory leaks; access command-line arguments; organize and compile multiple-file programs; and much more.
Special Features: Illustrates each new idea through an improvement to a short, yet complete program. There are no nonsense programs or rapid shifts among unrelated examples; summarizes key points in the form of easily mastered if-then rules; emphasizes the virtues of function abstraction and data abstraction; and helps you to start a personal library of general-purpose, templatelike patterns.
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A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire in the West
The author's chronicle of one summer as an Alaskan smokejumper reflects on the years of training, the adrenaline-fueled jumps, his brushes with death, the fires he conquered, and the ones that got away