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From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Give your mom Flowers for Mother s Day--the Flower Designs Coloring Book Choose one for yourself as well so you and Mom can enjoy a relaxing gorgeous experience together These flowers will last a lot longer than nature s variety and you ll create long-lasting memories too Explore your creativity with the Flower Designs Coloring Book Volume 1 by artist Jenean Morrison Jenean has brought you 50 beautiful flower designs of varying styles and difficulty levels so colorists of all ages will enjoy this book The Flower Designs series contains images printed on the fronts of pages only so you don t need to worry about bleed-through if you choose to use markers As always Jenean hopes you enjoy coloring this book as much as she enjoyed creating the designs
From the visionary head of Google s innovative People Operations--a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed We spend more time working than doing anything else in life It s not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing So says Laszlo Bock head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge This insight is the heart of WORK RULES a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and with a profound grasp of human psychology Bock also provides teaching examples from a range of industries--including companies that are household names but hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees Bock takes us inside one of history s most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world distilling 15 years of intensive worker R D into delightfully counterintuitive principles that are easy... to put into action whether you re a team of one or a team of thousands Cleaving the knot of conventional management some lessons from WORK RULES include Take away managers power over employees Learn from your best employees--and your worst Only hire people who are smarter than you are no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly it s more fair Don t trust your gut use data to predict and shape the futureDefault to open be transparent and welcome feedbackIf you re comfortable with the amount of freedom you ve given your employees you haven t gone far enough WORK RULES shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above read it to reawaken your joy in what you do more
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly Wilbur and Orville Wright On a winter day in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened the age of flight had begun with the first heavier-than-air powered machine carrying a pilot Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did David McCullough two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the surprising profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success they were men of exceptional courage and determination and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity much of which they attributed to their upbringing The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing but there were books aplenty supplied mainly by their preacher father and they never stopped reading When they worked together no problem seemed to be insurmountable Wilbur was unquestionably a genius Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen That they... had no more than a public high school education little money and no contacts in high places never stopped them in their mission to take to the air Nothing did not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances they risked being killed In this thrilling book master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers including private diaries notebooks scrapbooks and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers story including the little-known contributions of their sister Katharine without whom things might well have gone differently for them more
At long last here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful Art of Electronics It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics the Third Edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that s often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits 80 tables listing some 1650 active components enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics both specified and measured of available parts The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone student or researcher professional or amateur who works with electronic circuits
Gene Baur the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary the nation s leading farm animal protection organization knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide he and Gene Stone author of Forks Over Knives explore the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary and its profound effects on people s lives The book covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life-such as eating in harmony with your values connecting with nature wherever you are and reducing stress-and offers readers simple ways to incorporate these principles into their lives Living the Farm Sanctuary Life also teaches readers how to cook and eat the Farm Sanctuary way with 100 extraordinarily delicious recipes selected by some of the organization s greatest fans-chefs and celebrities such as Chef AJ Chloe Coscarelli Emily Deschanel and Moby Coupled with heartwarming stories of the animals that Farm Sanctuary has saved over the years as well as advice and ideas from some of the organization s biggest supporters Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is an inspiring practical book for readers looking to improve their whole lives and the lives of those around them-both... two- and four-legged more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize Named the Costa Book of the Year 1 bestseller in the UKWhen Helen Macdonald s father died suddenly on a London street she was devastated An experienced falconer Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood she d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators the goshawk But in her grief she saw that the goshawk s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss she adopted Mabel and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T H White s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor Projecting herself in the hawk s wild mind to tame her tested the limits of Macdonald s humanity and changed her life Heart-wrenching and humorous this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast with a parallel examination of a legendary writer s eccentric falconry Obsession madness memory myth and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks Chopin Dr Seuss Steve Wozniak that we owe many of the great contributions to society In Quiet Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture She also introduces us to successful introverts from a witty high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and equally important how they see themselves Now with Extra Libris material including a reader s guide and bonus content
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5 Equip yourself to ace the AP Chemistry Exam with The Princeton Review s comprehensive study guide including 2 full-length practice tests thorough content reviews and targeted strategies for every section of the exam We don t have to tell you how tough AP Chem is or how important a stellar score on the AP exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice Written by Princeton Review experts who know their way around chem Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam will give you the help you need to get the score you want Techniques That Actually Work Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically Essential tactics to help you work smarter not harderEverything You Need to Know for a High Score Comprehensive content review for all test topics Up-to-date information on the 2015 AP Chemistry Exam Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progressPractice Your Way to Perfection 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations Practice drills at the end of each content chapter Review of important laboratory procedures and equipment
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