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- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99
Did you ever wonder why you never see baby pigeons? Or why a thumbs-up gesture means "OK"? At last the solutions to some of life's most baffling questions are gathered here in one volume. Written in an informative and entertaining style and illustrated with drawings that are clearly to the point, Imponderables gets to the bottom of everyday life's... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.74
Ponder, if you will ... Where do you find fascinating explanations for a multitude of mysteries? Why do pianos have 88 keys? How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe? Why is peanut butter sticky? Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Do Elephants Jump? One of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.74
Are you the type of person who stays up nights wondering how they get the paper tag into Hershey's Kisses? Or why portholes are round? Even if you don't lose sleep over such matters, you have to admit that such questions are, well, worthy of consideration. Here, from David Feldman, creator of the Imponderables® series, are the latest questions... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.75
Why does an "X" stand for a kiss? Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit® gum? Why do people cry at happy endings? Why do you never see baby pigeons? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Why Don't Cats Like to Swim? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing questions. Part of the Imponderables®... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49
The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine. There's only one pundit to solve these and other riddles of our spoken tongue: David Feildman, who in his bestselling Imponderables? book... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34
A major new collection of essays on modern British history by leading scholars in the field. more...
- Springer Milan 2008; US$ 30.18
Gli algoritmi sono il cuore dell?informatica e della matematica, poiché senza di loro l?uso del computer non sarebbe possibile. In questo libro, che nella sua edizione inglese è un bestseller da molto tempo, Harel e Feldmann rispondono a tutte le domande relative a questo tema. Parlano della valutazione, della correttezza e dell?efficacia degli algoritmi,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
For students with a background in elementary algebra, this book provides a vivid introduction to the key phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals, including the butterfly effect, strange attractors, fractal dimensions, Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set, power laws, and cellular automata. The book includes over 200 end-of-chapter exercises. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29
Water is our planet’s most precious resource. It is required by every living thing, yet a huge proportion of the world’s population struggles to access clean water daily. Agriculture, aquaculture, industry, and energy all depend on it - yet its provision and safety engender widespread conflict; battles likely to intensify as threats to... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2013; US$ 42.99
Create dynamic business intelligence (BI) solutions for SharePoint faster and with more capabilities than previously possible. With this book, you?ll learn the entire process?from high-level concepts to development and deployment?for building data-rich BI applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch, SQL Server 2012, and a host of related Microsoft... more...