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  • booksreddit.com:Thinking about Mathematics: The Philosophy of Mathematics

    Thinking about Mathematics: The Philosophy of Mathematics

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    Philosophy of Mathematics: does anyone here know anything about it?
    This unique book by Stewart Shapiro looks at a range of philosophical issues and positions concerning mathematics in four comprehensive sections. Part I describes questions and issues about mathematics that have motivated philosophers since the beginning of intellectual history. Part II is an historical survey, discussing the role of mathematics in the thought of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. Part III covers the three major positions held throughout the twentieth cent… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:What's Your Poo Telling You?: 2009 Daily Calendar

    What’s Your Poo Telling You?: 2009 Daily Calendar

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  • booksreddit.com:History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in...

    History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in…

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    There’s a lot of close-to-combat photographs from WWII, but I don’t often hear much about the photographers. Were WWII war photographers armed? Were they subject to neutrality/immunity/respect? Were they deployed with soldiers as part of the army?
    At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the Nazis to exercise control over negative depictions of the war. In contrast, the British military and political decision makers were reluctant to em… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in...

    History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in…

    853

    At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the Nazis to exercise control over negative depictions of the war. In contrast, the British military and political decision makers were reluctant to em…


  • booksreddit.com:Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

    Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

    786

    Renowned NFL analysts’ tips to make football more accessible, colorful, and compelling than ever before   More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, but many of them don’t know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense’s formation tell you about the play that’s about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a can…


  • booksreddit.com:Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts

    Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts

    780

    Hundreds of islands that once appeared on nautical charts and general atlases are now known to have vanished — or never even existed. How were they detected in the first place? An expert oceanographer chronicles the “discoveries” of these phantom islands, relating fascinating anecdotes of navigational errors, optical illusions, wishful thinking, and other mishaps. Scores of black-and-white illustrations and charts illuminate the text.


  • booksreddit.com:The ABC's and All Their Tricks

    The ABC’s and All Their Tricks

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    THE phonics book for teachers. Comprehensive information is given here for every spelling of every sound. For each spelling you find rules which govern it, exceptions to the rules, sample words to use for teaching the sound or spelling, etymological information, and more. Each sound is keyed to the Phonics Made Plain cards and chart. The Appendix also contains an excellent article concerning reading problems of the older student or adult.


  • booksreddit.com:Hundert Autoren gegen Einstein: [Reprint der Originalausgabe von 1931] (German Edition)

    Hundert Autoren gegen Einstein: [Reprint der Originalausgabe von 1931] (German Edition)

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    Das Original wurde 1931 veröffentlicht. Diese Ausgabe wurde aus gescannten Bildern von der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol erstellt und für einen Reprint aufbereitet.


  • booksreddit.com:Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

    Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

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    Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political potential. Under modern capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed: Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women’s political selfhood.


  • booksreddit.com:Republic

    Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It

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    @font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has re…


  • booksreddit.com:Tina Fey: Bossypants

    Tina Fey: Bossypants

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    Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of phy…


  • booksreddit.com:Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual

    Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual

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    The Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual by T.W. Knacke provides the tools to evaluate, select, design, test, manufacture, and operate parachute recovery systems. These systems range from simple, one-parachute assemblies to multiple-parachute systems, and include equipment for impact attenuation, flotation, location, retrieval, and disposition. All system aspects are discussed, including the selection of the most suitable recovery system concept, a computerized approach to parachut…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

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    Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth — musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies — the book eventually made its way into the hands of older gener…


  • booksreddit.com:Professional Idiot: A Memoir

    Professional Idiot: A Memoir

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    “It’s mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life.”–Johnny KnoxvilleFrom his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen “Steve-O” Glover wouldn’t do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got …


  • booksreddit.com:Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. by Ben Goldacre

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. by Ben Goldacre

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    ‘Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflatterin…


  • booksreddit.com:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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    “One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing s…


  • booksreddit.com:The Giant Airships (Epic of Flight)

    The Giant Airships (Epic of Flight)

    585

    A fantastic and very desireable book in wonderful condition. This is something to complete your library. This book and the others listed are all from a private library. Ready for holiday gifting!


  • booksreddit.com:True Light: A

    True Light: A, superior, take, unto, the, premier, haloing, of, tenuation. Readily, available, Tr…

    576

    THE IDEAL, ON, TRUE LIGHT. IMPRESSES UPON THE READER, THE, ALL, ATONED, IMPORTANCE, RESTING, UPON, THE, FORMATTED, NUANCE, APPLICABLE, OF, ORATIONS, IN, GENUINE.


  • booksreddit.com:Principles of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)

    Principles of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)

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    Autocorrect on “Rimsky-Korsakov”
    “To orchestrate is to create, and this cannot be taught,” wrote Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, the great Russian composer whose genius for brilliant, highly colored orchestration is unsurpassed. But invention, in all art, is closely allied to technique, and technique can be taught. This book, therefore, which differs from most other texts on the subject because of its tremendous wealth of musical examples and its systematic arrangement of material according to each constituent of the orchestra, wil…