Eric Weinstein# 78 Books recommended by Eric Weinstein

Scientist

Eric Ross Weinstein is an American cultural commentator. He is the managing director of Thiel Capital.

Book Recommendations

### All the Trouble in the World

### All the Trouble in the World

##### P. J. O'Rourke

HumorWith all the trouble in the world, p. j. o'rourke once again landed on best-seller lists around the country, confirming his reputation as the pre-eminent political humorist of our time. attacking fashionable worries - all those terrible problems that are constantly on our minds and in the news, but about which most of us have no real clue - p. j. crisscrosses the globe in search of solutions to today's most vexing issues, including overpopulation, famine, plague, and multiculturalism, and in the process produces a hilarious and informative book which

“an amazing book”

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__Source__### Essential Relativity

### Essential Relativity

##### Wolfgang Rindler

In retrospect, the first edition of this book now seems like a mere sketch for a book. the present version is, if not the final product, at least a closer approximation to it. the table of contents may show little change. but that is simply because the original organization of the material has been found satisfactory. also the basic purpose of the book remains the same, and that is to make relativity come alive conceptually. i have always felt much sym pathy with richard courant's maxim (as reported and exemplified

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__Source__### Quantum Mechanics

### Quantum Mechanics

##### Art Friedman,Leonard Susskind

First he taught you classical mechanics. now, physicist leonard susskind has teamed up with data engineer art friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.in this follow-up to the theoretical minimum, susskind and friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics’ weirdness, quantum mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. the authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of

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__Source__### Calculus On Manifolds

### Calculus On Manifolds

##### Michael Spivak

MathematicsThis little book is especially concerned with those portions of ”advanced calculus” in which the subtlety of the concepts and methods makes rigor difficult to attain at an elementary level. the approach taken here uses elementary versions of modern methods found in sophisticated mathematics. the formal prerequisites include only a term of linear algebra, a nodding acquaintance with the notation of set theory, and a respectable first-year calculus course (one which at least mentions the least upper bound (sup) and greatest lower bound (inf) of a set of real numbers).

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__Source__### The Emperor of Scent

### The Emperor of Scent

##### Chandler Burr

Biography & AutobiographyThe tells of the scientific maverick luca turin, a connoisseur and something of an aesthete who wrote a bestselling perfume guide and bandied about an outrageous new theory on the human sense of smell. drawing on cutting-edge work in biology, chemistry, and physics, turin used his obsession with perfume and his eerie gift for smell to turn the cloistered worlds of the smell business and science upside down, leading to a solution to the last great mystery of the senses: how the nose works.

“for my science friends, I tell them to read The Emperor of Scent, by Chandler Burr”

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__Source__“ incredibly powerful because they talk about what it’s like to be one against the many”

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__Source__### Topics in Advanced Scientific Computation

### Topics in Advanced Scientific Computation

##### Richard E. Crandall

ComputersThe major differences between this book and richard's previous title published with telos in jan. '94, are that a) in "projects" theory was stated, then projects listed as exercises. in "topics" there will be a set of problems. while the author will refer to some of the more useful algotithms in the "prjects" text, most algorithms in the "topics" vilume will be distincly new. also, b) while "prjects" in a course book (in context and design) with assigned problems, "topics" is inteded as a research reference with stated solutions. the

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__Source__### Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

### Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

##### Michio Kaku

Superstrings and m-theory: provocative and controversial, but unarguably one of the most interesting and active areas of research in current physics. called by some, "the theory of everything," superstrings may solve a problem that has eluded physicists for the past 50 years, the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory. now, here is a thoroughly revised, second edition of a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentations,

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__Source__### Lie Algebras In Particle Physics

### Lie Algebras In Particle Physics

##### Howard Georgi

ScienceHoward georgi is the co-inventor (with sheldon glashow) of the su(5) theory. this extensively revised and updated edition of his classic text makes the theory of lie groups accessible to graduate students, while offering a perspective on the way in which knowledge of such groups can provide an insight into the development of unified theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions.

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__Source__### The Strangest Man

### The Strangest Man

##### Graham Farmelo

Biography & Autobiography'a monumental achievement - one of the great scientific biographies.' michael fraynthe strangest man is the costa biography award-winning account of paul dirac, the famous physicist sometimes called the british einstein. he was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in twentieth-century science: quantum mechanics. the youngest theoretician ever to win the nobel prize for physics, he was also pathologically reticent, strangely literal-minded and legendarily unable to communicate or empathize. through his greatest period of productivity, his postcards home contained only remarks about the weather.based on a previously

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__Source__### Elements of Information Theory

### Elements of Information Theory

##### Joy A. Thomas,Thomas M. Cover

ComputersThe latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material the second edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory.all the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. the authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. problem sets and a telegraphic summary at

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__Source__### The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

### The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

##### John Maynard Keynes

Distinguished british economist john maynard keynes (1883-1946) set off a series of movements that drastically altered the ways in which economists view the world. in his most important work, the general theory of employment, interest, and money (1936), keynes critiqued the laissez-faire policies of his day, particularly the proposition that a normally functioning market economy would bring full employment. keynes's forward-looking work transformed economics from merely a descriptive and analytic discipline into one that is policy oriented. for keynes, enlightened government intervention in a nation's economic life was essential to

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__Source__### Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut

### Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut

##### P. J. O'Rourke

HumorReaders may be shocked to discover that america's most provocative (and conservative) satirist, p. j. o'rourke, was at one time a raving pinko, with scars on his formerly bleeding heart to prove it. in age and guile beat youth, innocence, and a bad haircut, o'rourke chronicles the remarkable trajectory that took him from the lighthearted fun of the revolutionary barricades to the serious business of the nineteenth hole. how did the o'rourke of 1970, who summarized the world of "grown-ups" as "materialism, sexual hang-ups, the republican party, uncomfortable clothes, engagement

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__Source__### Shelter Island II

### Shelter Island II

##### Edward Witten,Nicola N. Khuri,Roman Jackiw,Steven Weinberg

Since robert oppenheimer called the first shelter island conference in 1947 to consolidate the advances in theoretical physics made during the war and to chart a course for the development of a "pure" physics far removed from defense applications, physics appears once again to have reached a critical juncture. "shelter island ii" held at that same remote inn off the eastern tip of long island documents the proceedings of the 1983 shelter island conference on quantum field theory and the fundamental problems of physics, calling for a new consolidation and

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__Source__### Colloquial Turkish

### Colloquial Turkish

##### Ad Backus,Jeroen Aarssen

Colloquial turkish is the ideal introduction to the language written by experienced teachers of the language, colloquial turkish offers a step-by-step approach to turkish as it is spoken and written today. no previous knowledge of the language is required.what makes this course your best choice for language learning?* ideal for independent study and class use* varied, dialogue-based exercises with thorough answer key* up-to-date vocabulary, including computer terms* jargon-free grammar notes* extensive turkish-english, english-turkish glossariesby the end of this lively and accessible course, you will be able to communicate confidently and

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__Source__### General Relativity for Mathematicians

### General Relativity for Mathematicians

##### H.-H. Wu,Rainer Sachs

This is a book about physics, written for mathematicians. the readers we have in mind can be roughly described as those who: i. are mathematics graduate students with some knowledge of global differential geometry 2. have had the equivalent of freshman physics, and find popular accounts of astrophysics and cosmology interesting 3. appreciate mathematical elarity, but are willing to accept physical motiva tions for the mathematics in place of mathematical ones 4. are willing to spend time and effort mastering certain technical details, such as those in section 1. 1.

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__Source__### A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry, Vol. 1

### A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry, Vol. 1

##### Michael Spivak

GeometryDifferential“these are 4 shelves of spines of books that mattered enough to me to bring home”

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__Source__### Save the Cat

### Save the Cat

##### Blake Snyder

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

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__Source__### Basic Algebra I

### Basic Algebra I

##### Nathan Jacobson

MathematicsA classic text and standard reference for a generation, this volume and its companion are the work of an expert algebraist who taught at yale for two decades. nathan jacobson's books possess a conceptual and theoretical orientation, and in addition to their value as classroom texts, they serve as valuable references.volume i explores all of the topics typically covered in undergraduate courses, including the rudiments of set theory, group theory, rings, modules, galois theory, polynomials, linear algebra, and associative algebra. its comprehensive treatment extends to such rigorous topics as lie

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__Source__### The Beat of a Different Drum

### The Beat of a Different Drum

##### Jagdish Mehra

This definitive book deals with the life & scientific work of arguably the greatest american-born theoretical physicist of the 20th century. he was a great teacher, a born showman, bongo drummer, buffoon & iconoclast; a scientific magician capable of transcendental leaps of the imagination. during his career he was drawn into research on the atomic bomb before working out his path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics & quantum electro-dynamics. subsequently he developed the diagrammatic technique, as a result of which feynman diagrams became ubiquitous in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics

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__Source__### Elements of the Theory of Computation

### Elements of the Theory of Computation

##### Christos Papadimitriou,Harry Lewis

Computational complexityLewis and papadimitriou present this long awaited second edition of their best-selling theory of computation. the authors are well-known for their clear presentation that makes the material accessible to a a broad audience and requires no special previous mathematical experience. in this new edition, the authors incorporate a somewhat more informal, friendly writing style to present both classical and contemporary theories of computation. algorithms, complexity analysis, and algorithmic ideas are introduced informally in chapter 1, and are pursued throughout the book. each section is followed by problems.

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__Source__### Grand Unified Theories

### Grand Unified Theories

##### Graham Ross

ScienceGrand unified theories introduces the application of gauge field theories to a unified description of the strong, electromagnetic, weak, and gravitational interactions. the phenomenological aspects of the work are emphasized and explicit calculations presented. many of the aspects of current research, including technicolor models, supersymmetry and supergravity, and the cosmological implications of these theories, are discussed in this book.this book is suitable for graduate students with a background in quantum mechanics, and experimental and theoretical particle physicists who want to understand the grand unified theories.

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__Source__### Analysis, Manifolds and Physics Revised Edition

### Analysis, Manifolds and Physics Revised Edition

##### Cecile DeWitt-Morette,Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

MathematicsThis reference book, which has found wide use as a text, provides an answer to the needs of graduate physical mathematics students and their teachers. the present edition is a thorough revision of the first, including a new chapter entitled ``connections on principle fibre bundles'' which includes sections on holonomy, characteristic classes, invariant curvature integrals and problems on the geometry of gauge fields, monopoles, instantons, spin structure and spin connections. many paragraphs have been rewritten, and examples and exercises added to ease the study of several chapters. the index includes

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__Source__### Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

### Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

##### Rene Girard

An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as a brilliant and devastating challenge to conventional views of literature, anthropology, religion, and psychoanalysis. in its scope and itnerest it can be compared with freud's totem and taboo, the subtext girard refutes with polemic daring, vast erudition, and a persuasiveness that leaves the reader compelled to respond, one way or another.this is the single fullest summation of girard's ideas to date, the book by which they will stand or fall. in a dialogue with two psychiatrists (jean-michel oughourlian

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__Source__### Accounting for Tastes

### Accounting for Tastes

##### Gary S. Becker

Business & EconomicsEconomists generally accept as a given the old adage that there's no accounting for tastes. nobel laureate gary becker disagrees, and in this lively new collection he confronts the problem of preferences and values: how they are formed and how they affect our behavior. he argues that past experiences and social influences form two basic capital stocks: personal and social. he then applies these concepts to assessing the effects of advertising, the power of peer pressure, the nature of addiction, and the function of habits. this framework promises to illuminate

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__Source__### The Loom of Language

### The Loom of Language

##### Frederick Bodmer,Lancelot Thomas Hogben

Language Arts & DisciplinesIt is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them. it shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages—teutonic, romance, greek—helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns. it presents by common-sense methods the most helpful approach to the mastery of many languages; it condenses vocabulary to a minimum of essential words; it simplifies grammar in an entirely new way; and it teaches a languages as it is actually used in everyday life.but this book is

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__Source__### Bloodlands

### Bloodlands

##### Timothy Snyder

HistoryAmericans call the second world war “the good war.” but before it even began, america’s wartime ally josef stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. before hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million jews and nearly as many other europeans. at war’s end, both the german and the soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness.bloodlands is a new kind of european history, presenting the mass murders committed by the nazi

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__Source__### Introduction to Econometrics (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)

### Introduction to Econometrics (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)

##### James H. Stock,Mark W. Watson

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__Source__### Einstein's Dreams

### Einstein's Dreams

##### Alan Lightman

FictionA modern classic, einstein’s dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by albert einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in switzerland. as the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. in one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. in another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. in another, time is

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__Source__### The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time

### The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time

##### D. R. Nelson,D. W. Sciama,G. F. R. Ellis,P. V. Landshoff,S. Weinberg,Stephen W. Hawking

Einstein's general theory of relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. these singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. they will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. to show how these predictions

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__Source__### Modern Elementary Particle Physics

### Modern Elementary Particle Physics

##### Gordon L. Kane

ScienceAlternate cover edition can be found here. revised and updated from the 1987 version. rather than giving a historical treatment, the author explains the modern standard model and the gauge theory of the interactions of quarks and leptons via exchange of photons, w and z bosons, and gluons. the treatment avoids technical details, but fully ex

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__Source__### Quantum Field Theory and Topology

### Quantum Field Theory and Topology

##### Albert S. Schwarz

MathematicsIn recent years topology has firmly established itself as an important part of the physicist's mathematical arsenal. it has many applications, first of all in quantum field theory, but increasingly also in other areas of physics. the main focus of this book is on the results of quantum field theory that are obtained by topological methods. some aspects of the theory of condensed matter are also discussed. part i is an introduction to quantum field theory: it discusses the basic lagrangians used in the theory of elementary particles. part ii

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__Source__### The Theoretical Minimum

### The Theoretical Minimum

##### George Hrabovsky,Leonard Susskind

A world-class physicist and a citizen scientist combine forces to teach physics 101—the diy waythe theoretical minimum is a book for anyone who has ever regretted not taking physics in college—or who simply wants to know how to think like a physicist. in this unconventional introduction, physicist leonard susskind and hacker-scientist george hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. unlike most popular physics books—which give readers a taste of what physicists know but shy away from equations or math—susskind and hrabovsky actually teach

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__Source__### Eat the Rich

### Eat the Rich

##### P. J. O'Rourke

Business & EconomicsIn the tradition of his contemporary classic parliament of whores, the man who the wall street journal calls the funniest writer in america is back with eat the rich, in which he takes on the global economy. p. j. o'rourke leads you on an hysterical whirlwind world tour from the good capitalism of wall street to the bad socialism of cuba in search of the answer to an age-old question: why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck? with stops in albania, sweden, hong kong, moscow, and

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__Source__### Father to Son

### Father to Son

##### Harry H. Harrison Jr.

Family & RelationshipsA young boy doesn't come with instructions. he just comes with boundless energy, spirit, and love, all waiting to be shaped. and one of the powerful forces in the shaping is the wish to grow up to be "just like dad," who was himself a young boy once. with apologies to mothers and daughters, there's really nothing like the primal bond between a son and his father. a little book of wisdom for fathers on raising boys, "father to son" is a guide to the joys and responsibilities of fatherhood.

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__Source__### Peddling Prosperity

### Peddling Prosperity

##### Paul Krugman

Business & EconomicsThis wonderfully received book finds him in top form, observing the years he's dubbed "the age of diminished expectations." the past twenty years have been an era of economic disappointment in the united states. they have also been a time of intense economic debate, as rival ideologies contend for policy influence. but strange things have happened to economic ideas on their way to power: they've been hijacked by policy entrepreneurs—economic snake-oil salesmen, right or left, who offer easy answers to hard problems. supply-siders rose to power with ronald reagan and

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__Source__### The Annotated Alice

### The Annotated Alice

##### Lewis Carroll,Martin Gardner

Literary CriticismFor over half a century, martin gardner has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on lewis carroll. his annotated alice, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars—for it was gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in carroll's two classic stories, alice's adventures in wonderland and through the looking glass.forty years after this groundbreaking publication, norton is proud to publish the definitive edition

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__Source__### Daemon

### Daemon

##### Daniel Suarez

FictionTechnology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the movements of the entire world economy. thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. for the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them. matthew sobol was a legendary computer game designer—the

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__Source__### Perfumes

### Perfumes

##### Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez

Business & EconomicsLuca turin and tania sanchez are experts in the world of scent. turin, a renowned scientist, and sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world’s most elegant and beautiful—as well as some truly terrible—perfumes. in perfumes: the guide, they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in perfumes not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for

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__Source__### Everyday Indonesian

### Everyday Indonesian

##### Thomas G. Oey

Foreign Language StudyIndonesians love it if you can communicate in their language, and in only a few short hours everyday indonesian allows you to do just that! designed specifically with the visitor in mind, this book contains everything you need to begin communicating effectively from the very first day, including 2,000 of the most commonly used indonesian words, extensive notes on grammar, etiquette, body language and cultural dos and don'ts that will make your visit go a lot more smoothly.

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__Source__### Principles of Quantum Mechanics

### Principles of Quantum Mechanics

##### R. Shankar

ScienceReviews from the first edition:"an excellent text ... the postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (american scientist)"no matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of dirac's bras and kets, many are turned off. shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (physics bulletin)reviews of the second edition:"this massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and

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__Source__### A History of Economic Theory and Method

### A History of Economic Theory and Method

##### Robert Ekelund,Robert Herbert

ScienceOffering coverage of economic ideas from ancient times to the present, this edition explores the ideas which have shaped contemporary economic theory and the different methods for problem solving. the force ideas segments, included in most chapters, connect key ideas to current economic theory and practice. method squabble segments convey the competing techniques of economic thinkers who made lasting imprints on the discipline.

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__Source__### The True Believer

### The True Believer

##### Eric Hoffer

Social ScienceA stevedore on the san francisco docks in the 1940s, eric hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. the true believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when president eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, the true believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

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__Source__### An Elementary Primer for Gauge Theory

### An Elementary Primer for Gauge Theory

##### K Moriyasu

Gauge theory is now recognized as one of the most revolutionary discoveries in physics since the development of quantum mechanics. this primer explains how and why gauge theory has dramatically changed our view of the fundamental forces of nature. the text is designed for the non-specialist. a new, intuitive approach is used to make the ideas of gauge theory accessible to both scientists and students with only a background in quantum mechanics. emphasis is placed on the physics rather than the formalism.

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__Source__### A Guide to LATEX

### A Guide to LATEX

##### Helmut Kopka,Patrick W. Daly

ComputersFully revised to cover the most up-to-date versions of latex, this accessible and practical tutorial contains all of the information you will need to get up and running with latex, and is an essential reference tool to users at all levels. with this book you will: master the basics of latex and explore more advanced topics, including user-defined extensions; get up to speed with the latest latex extensions for adaptations to other languages; and benefit from detailed appendices, including the command summary and summary tables.

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__Source__### Gravitation

### Gravitation

##### Charles W. Misner,John Archibald Wheeler,Kip S. Thorne

ScienceThis landmark text offers a rigorous full-year graduate level course on gravitation physics, teaching students to:• grasp the laws of physics in flat spacetime• predict orders of magnitude• calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry• predict all levels of precision• understand einstein's geometric framework for physics• explore applications, including pulsars and neutron stars, cosmology, the schwarzschild geometry and gravitational collapse, and gravitational waves• probe experimental tests of einstein's theory• tackle advanced topics such as superspace and quantum geometrodynamics • in many chapters, material focusing on basic physical ideas is

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__Source__### The Denial of Death

### The Denial of Death

##### Ernest Becker

PhilosophyWinner of the pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, the denial of death is ernest becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. in bold contrast to the predominant freudian school of thought, becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. in doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

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__Source__### Introductory Econometrics

### Introductory Econometrics

##### Jeffrey M. Wooldridge

Business & EconomicsThe modern approach of this text recognizes that econometrics has moved from a specialized mathematical description of economics to an applied interpretation based on empirical research techniques. it bridges the gap between the mechanics of econometrics and modern applications of econometrics by employing a systematic approach motivated by the major problems facing applied researchers today. throughout the text, the emphasis on examples gives a concrete reality to economic relationships and allows treatment of interesting policy questions in a realistic and accessible framework.

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__Source__### Introduction to Linear Algebra

### Introduction to Linear Algebra

##### Gilbert Strang

AlgebrasLinearThis informally written text provides students with a clear introduction into the subject of linear algebra. topics covered include matrix multiplication, row reduction, matrix inverse, orthogonality and computation. the self-teaching book is loaded with examples and graphics and provides a wide array of probing problems, accompanying solutions, and a glossary. chapter 1: introduction to vectors; chapter 2: solving linear equations; chapter 3: vector spaces and subspaces; chapter 4: orthogonality; chapter 5: determinants; chapter 6: eigenvalues and eigenvectors; chapter 7: linear transformations; chapter 8: applications; chapter 9: numerical linear algebra; chapter

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__Source__### Topology And Analysis

### Topology And Analysis

##### B. Booss,D.D. Bleecker

0The motivation. with intensified use of mathematical ideas, the methods and techniques of the various sciences and those for the solution of practical problems demand of the mathematician not only greater readi- ness for extra-mathematical applications but also more comprehensive orientations within mathematics. in applications, it is frequently less important to draw the most far-reaching conclusions from a single mathe- matical idea than to cover a subject or problem area tentatively by a proper "variety" of mathematical theories. to do this the mathematician must be familiar with the shared as

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__Source__### Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions

### Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions

##### Chris Quigg

This completely revised and updated graduate-level textbook is an ideal introduction to gauge theories and their applications to high-energy particle physics, and takes an in-depth look at two new laws of nature--quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak theory. from quantum electrodynamics through unified theories of the interactions among leptons and quarks, chris quigg examines the logic and structure behind gauge theories and the experimental underpinnings of today's theories. quigg emphasizes how we know what we know, and in the era of the large hadron collider, his insightful survey of the standard

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__Source__### Necessary Illusions

### Necessary Illusions

##### Noam Chomsky

Political ScienceIn his 1988 cbc massey lecture, noam chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the u.s. media primarily but also media in other societies. chomsky considers how the media might be democratized (as part of the general problem of developing more democratic institutions) in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.

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__Source__### Symmetry

### Symmetry

##### Hermann Weyl

MathematicsSymmetry is a classic study of symmetry in mathematics, the sciences, nature, and art from one of the twentieth century's greatest mathematicians. hermann weyl explores the concept of symmetry beginning with the idea that it represents a harmony of proportions, and gradually departs to examine its more abstract varieties and manifestations--as bilateral, translatory, rotational, ornamental, and crystallographic. weyl investigates the general abstract mathematical idea underlying all these special forms, using a wealth of illustrations as support. symmetry is a work of seminal relevance that explores the great variety of applications

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__Source__### Pattern Classification

### Pattern Classification

##### David G. Stork,Peter E. Hart,Richard O. Duda

Technology & EngineeringThe first edition, published in 1973, has become a classic reference in the field. now with the second edition, readers will find information on key new topics such as neural networks and statistical pattern recognition, the theory of machine learning, and the theory of invariances. also included are worked examples, comparisons between different methods, extensive graphics, expanded exercises and computer project topics.an instructor's manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the wiley editorial department.

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__Source__### Give War a Chance

### Give War a Chance

##### P. J. O'Rourke

HumorIn the spirit of his savagely funny and national best-seller parliament of whores, give war a chance is p. j. o'rourke's number one new york times best-selling follow-up. o'rourke runs hilariously amok by tackling the death of communism, sanctimonious liberals, and america's perennial bad guy saddam hussein in a series of classic dispatches from his coverage of the 1991 gulf war. here is our most mordant and unnervingly funny political satirist on: kuwait city after the gulf war: "it looked like all the worst rock bands in the world had

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__Source__### Differential Topology

### Differential Topology

##### V. Guillemin

MathematicsThis text fits any course with the word "manifold" in the title. it is a graduate level book.

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__Source__### Aspects Of Quantum Field Theory In Curved Space Time

### Aspects Of Quantum Field Theory In Curved Space Time

##### Stephen A. Fulling

This introduction to the theory of quantum fields in curved spacetime, intended for mathematicians, arose from a course taught to graduate students and is designed for self-study or advanced courses in relativity and quantum field theory. the style is informal and some knowledge of general relativity and differential geometry is assumed, yet the author does supply background material on function analysis and quantum field theory as required. physicists should also gain a sound grasp of various aspects of the theory, some of which have not been particularly emphasized in the

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__Source__### A History of Economic Theory

### A History of Economic Theory

##### Jürg Niehans

Business & EconomicsA history of economic theory offers a comprehensive account of the builders and building blocks of modern mainstream economics. jurg niehans shows how the analytical tools used by economists have evolved from the eighteenth century to the present. niehans first surveys the development of classical economics from the scholastic and mercantilist traditions to marx. he then follows the progress of marginalist economics from thunen to fischer. in the book's final section, he describes economic theory in the model-building era from pigou and keynes to rational expectations.building his story around the

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__Source__### The Jazz of Physics

### The Jazz of Physics

##### Stephon Alexander

ScienceMore than fifty years ago, john coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. inspired by einstein, coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. physicist and jazz musician stephon alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including pythagoras, kepler, newton, einstein, and rakim-the jazz of physics reveals that the

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__Source__### Qed and the Men Who Made It

### Qed and the Men Who Made It

##### Silvan S. Schweber

ScienceIn the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. there appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with einstein's theory of relativity. several approaches had been tried and had failed. in the post-world war ii period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (qed), probably the most successful theory in physics. this formulation of qed was pioneered by freeman dyson, richard feynman, julian schwinger, and sin-itiro tomonaga, three of whom won the nobel prize for their work.

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__Source__### Out of My Later Years

### Out of My Later Years

##### Albert Einstein

Biography & AutobiographyAlbert einstein, among the greatest scientists of all time, was also a man of profound thought and deeply humane feelings. his collected essays offer a fascinating and moving look at one of the twentieth century's leading minds.covering a fifteen year period from 1934 to 1950, the contents of this book have been drawn from einstein's articles, addresses, letters and assorted papers. through his words, you can understand the man and gain his insight on social, religious, and educational issues.

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__Source__### Modern Geometry -- Methods and Applications

### Modern Geometry -- Methods and Applications

##### A.T. Fomenko,B.A. Dubrovin,S.P. Novikov

This is the first volume of a three-volume introduction to modern geometry which emphasizes applications to other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. topics covered include tensors and their differential calculus, the calculus of variations in one and several dimensions, and geometric field theory. this new edition offers substantial revisions, and the material is written in concrete language with terminology acceptable to physicists.

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__Source__### The Ideas of Particle Physics

### The Ideas of Particle Physics

##### G. D. Coughlan

The third edition of this well-received book is a readable introduction to the world of particle physics. it bridges the gap between traditional textbooks on the subject and popular accounts that assume little or no background knowledge. carefully revised and updated, this edition covers all of the important concepts in our modern understanding of particle physics. the theoretical development of the subject is traced from the foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity through to particle discoveries and the formulation of modern string theory. it includes a full description of the

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__Source__### The Geometric Universe

### The Geometric Universe

##### K. P. Tod,L. J. Mason,N. M. J. Woodhouse,S. A. Huggett,S. T. Tsou

This collection has been inspired by the work of roger penrose. it gives an overview of current work on the interaction between geometry and physics, from which many important developments in research have emerged. this volume collects together the contributions of many important researchers, including sir roger himself, and gives an overview of the many applications of geometrical ideas and techniques across mathematics and the physical sciences. from the area of pure mathematics papers are included on the topics of classical differential geometry and non-commutative geometry, knot invariants, and the

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__Source__### A Literary Companion to Science

### A Literary Companion to Science

##### Walter Gratzer

This collection consists of over 200 extracts linked together by gratzer's lively and informative commentary. grouped under six headings, they introduce the giants of science, explore science's impact on the world, share the thrill of discovery, and capture the ambiguity of science.

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__Source__### Encyclopedia of Physics

### Encyclopedia of Physics

##### Rita Lerner

PhysicsThe editors of encyclopedia of physics whose earlier edition a decade ago won international acclaim, now provide a fully revised, expanded and updated second edition of this comprehensive reference resource. in a single volume 500 experts offer an indispensable state-of-the-art account of physics and the physical world. they include fourteen nobel laureates and numerous other scientific award winners.

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__Source__### Zero to One

### Zero to One

##### Blake Masters,Peter Thiel

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.the great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. in zero to one, legendary entrepreneur and investor peter thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason

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