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  • Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Thingsby Charles Panati

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons. more...

  • Why Flamingos Are Pinkby Valeri R. Helterbran

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2007; US$ 13.99

    Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit?" If the answer is yes to these questions, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories?the natural world, human body, language, holidays and special occasions,... more...

  • Ever Wonder Why?by Douglas B. Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    Everyone knows that...donuts have holes...we clink glasses before saying a toast...golfers yell "fore!" before teeing off...we nod our heads yes and shake our heads no...But how many of us know why? You'll learn the answers and a whole lot more in this fun and fact-filled almanac. And all you have to do is ask WHY?! more...

  • Pattern recognition and artificial intelligenceby C.H. Chen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence contains the proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence held in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on June 1-3, 1976. The papers explore developments in pattern recognition and artificial intelligence and cover topics ranging from scene analysis and data structure to syntactic... more...

  • Picture Processing and Psychopictoricsby B.S. Lipkin

    Elsevier Science 1970; US$ 72.95

    Picture Processing and Psychopictorics explores the selected aspects of perception and picture processing involving variables that are relevant to psychopictoric research. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 18 chapters. The first three parts cover the three classes of psychophysical variables, namely, contrast and border, shape and... more...

  • Instruction to Statistical Pattern Recognitionby Keinosuke Fukunaga

    Elsevier Science 1972; US$ 72.95

    Introduction to Statistical Pattern Recognition introduces the reader to statistical pattern recognition, with emphasis on statistical decision and estimation. Pattern recognition problems are discussed in terms of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book opens with an overview of the formulation of pattern recognition... more...

  • History Decodedby Brad Meltzer; Keith Ferrell

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 18.95

    Based on his hit TV show, Brad Meltzer?s bestselling History Decoded explores the ten greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. From Leonardo Da Vinci to Lee Harvey Oswald, Meltzer travels through history, providing stories and hands-on evidence to take readers deep into the world of conspiracies and unanswered questions. more...

  • Fact or Fictionby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths by the Editors of Scientific American Did NASA really spend millions creating a pen that would write in space? Is chocolate poisonous to dogs? Does stress cause gray hair? These questions are just a sample of the urban lore investigated in this eBook, Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths.... more...

  • Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has published more than 40,000 pages of bathroom reading. In this book you will find the funniest 288 of them (with a few all-new funny pages squeezed in just because we couldn?t help ourselves). That?s page after page after page of laugh-out-loud dumb jokes, dumb jocks, toasts, pranks, kings,... more...

  • Mythic Texasby Bryan Wooley

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.99

    When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although some of the symbols of mythic Texas have evolved into stereotypes (sometimes with the help of self-promoting Texans), they all have their... more...