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A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally-renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his...
Nelson, E. C., Nelson, Stephen L.
Harness the power of Excel to discover what your numbers are hiding Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of your data. Veteran Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson guides you through the basic and not-so-basic features of Excel to help you discover the gems hidden in your rough data. From input, to analysis, to visualization, the book walks you through the steps that lead to superior data...
Boyd, Barbara, Hutsko, Joe
Your all-in-one guide to unleashing your Mac's full potential It's a Mac world out there. But if you haven't read the instruction manual, you may be neglecting some of your computer's coolest features. Turn to Macs All-in-One For Dummies' jam-packed guide to access the incredible tools within your computer. With this fully updated reference, you will learn how to use Launchpad and Mission Control; protect your Mac; back up and restore data with...
Duggan, Michael
The Apple iPad has taken the gaming world by storm. Millions of teens enjoy playing games on-the-go using the popular mobile device. And in addition to playing games designed by others, more and more teens are becoming interested in creating their own games. With IPAD ACTION GAMING FOR TEENS, anyone can learn how to create action-packed games for the iPad and share them with friends and family via social networking. The simple, straightforward...
Ehrlich, Paul R., Harte, John (Commentaries by), Tobias, Michael Charles
Hope on Earth is the thought-provoking result of a lively and wide-ranging conversation between two of the world's leading interdisciplinary environmental scientists: Paul R. Ehrlich, whose book The Population Bomb shook the world in 1968 (and continues to shake it), and Michael Charles Tobias, whose over 40 books and 150 films have been read and/or viewed throughout the world. Hope on Earth offers a rare opportunity to listen in as these deeply...
Penrose, Roger, Pitici, Mircea
This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics...
Lobel, Thalma
Color and temperature, darkness and light, rough and smooth textures-all these sensations influence your inner world and your actions with unexpected power. In Sensation , one of the world's leading experts on human behavior, Dr. Thalma Lobel, shares an exciting, completely new view of physical intelligence, or embodied cognition. She reveals that physical experiences unconsciously affect your everyday decisions and choices-with profound...
Hussey, Tris
More than 70 million websites and blogs run on WordPress: it's the world's #1 web development tool. Now, you can make the most of WordPress without becoming a technical expert. WordPress Absolute Beginner's Guide is the fastest way to get comfortable and productive with WordPress and its most powerful tools. Whether you're new to WordPress or not, this practical, approachable book will show you how to do exactly what you want, one incredibly...
Baig, Edward C., LeVitus, Bob
Big info about using the iPad mini! This fun-and-friendly full-color book gets you started with your iPad mini, walking you through using the multitouch interface, getting connected, going online, and packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, movies, and more. Expert authors and Mac gurus Edward C. Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus guide you through everything from powering up all the way to syncing your stuff with iCloud....
Clark, Josh, Thornsby, Jessica
Apple's iWork is more versatile than ever now that there are versions for Mac, iOS, and even iCloud. The only thing iWork doesn't include is its own how-to guide. That's where this friendly, jargon-free Missing Manual comes in. With complete instructions and helpful examples, you'll quickly learn how to create stunning documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets with iWork's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The important stuff you need to know: Create...