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Pogue, David

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio--but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight. The important stuff you need to know: Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud...

Liu, Charles

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies--including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration--this fully updated resource is an ideal companion for students, teachers, and amateur astronomers, answering more...

Lomont, Justin P., Stewart, Ian C.

Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place in everyday through the well-stated answers for more than 600 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals alike. The book covers everything from the history, major personalities, and groundbreaking reactions and equations in chemistry to laboratory techniques throughout history and the latest developments in the field. Chemistry is an...

McFedries, Paul

Save yourself time, hassle, and confusion with this essential guide to the iPhone! The popularity of the iPhone continues to grow every day and shows no sign of slowing down. Now that you've got the latest and greatest iPhone, it's time you discovered all the best and most fun ways to use it! This handy guide presents you with all the important and interesting information you want to know, in a hip, helpful way. Packed with tips, tricks, and...

Cooper, Christopher

Our sun is one star among 50 billion in the galaxy. Our galaxy is only one among 50 billion in the universe. With a vastness this incomprehensible, it is easy to feel like we are mere specks of sand on an endless shore. But our sun is special. Though roughly 150 million kilometers separate us, we could not be more connected. Literally, everything you see comes from the sun. The words you are reading now are really photons that left the sun...

Leff, Lawrence S.

(back cover ) Geometry makes sense when you approach it the E-Z way! Open this book for a clear, concise, step-by-step review of: The ahowa and awhya of geometry Parallel lines and polygons Congruent and similar triangles Right and similar triangles Proofs and mathematical reasoning Special quadrilaterals Circles and angle measurement Area and volume Locus and coordinates Transformation Geometry Measure your progress as you learn geometry:...

France, Anna Kaziunas (Editor)

The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and...

Muir, Nancy C.

Discover all the incredible things your iPad can do! So you have an iPad and you're excited to use it, but where do you begin? With this fun and friendly guide, of course! Veteran For Dummies author Nancy Muir walks you through using your iPad for e-mail, video, travel, navigation, reading, games, and more with this all-new update to the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies . Written in the fun-but-straightforward For Dummies style, this...

Stone, A. Douglas

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and...

Bekoff, Marc

In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today . Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology -- the study of human-animal relationships -- has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion,...