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Engineering Economic Analysis

The thirteenth edition of the market-leading Engineering Economic Analysis offers comprehensive coverage of financial and economic decision making for engineers, with an emphasis on problem solving, life-cycle costs, and the time value of money. The authors’ clear, accessible writing, emphasis on practical applications, and relevant contemporary examples have made this text a perennial bestseller. With its logical organization …

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The Essentials of Technical Communication

In today’s complex workplace, no one wants to read what you write. The Essentials of Technical Communication, Fourth Edition, was developed with this principle in mind. The respected author team continues to provide students with accessible and comprehensive instructions for planning, drafting, and revising technical documents that are clear and concise.Visit the book’s free, open-access Companion Website at …

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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become …

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Oxford Dictionary of English

The pop-up prehensive single-volume dictionaryProduct InformationSerious writers don’t just consult Webster’s when they have questions aboutspelling or word meaning. They head to the Oxford English Dictionary theEnglish language’s authoritative source.The New Oxford Dictionary of English is Oxford’s most prehensivesingle-volume dictionary. Its dramatically fresh and different approach focuseson English as it is really used today. Containing 350000 words phrases …

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Oxford World Encyclopedia

This interactive and feature-rich reference guide covers: science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, medicine, geography, current affairs, politics, sports, and popular …

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The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal–everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world’s leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are …

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Boasting almost one hundred articles and book excerpts, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists–the best such collection in print–packed with scintillating essays on everything from “The Discovery of Lucy” to “The Terror and Vastness of the Universe.” Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, …

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Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition, explores practical programming solutions for carrying out interesting and relevant projects. Readers–who are assumed to have no prior computer programming or LabVIEW background–will begin writing meaningful programs in the first few pages. Improvements to …

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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and …

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Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness

In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the …

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