Author: Dan Cryan, Sharron Shatil, Bill Mayblin
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Logic is the backbone of Western civilization, holding together its systems of philosophy, science and law. Yet despite logic's widely acknowledged importance, it remains an unbroken seal for many, due to its heavy use of jargon and mathematical symbolism.This book follows the historical development of logic, explains the symbols and methods involved and explores the philosophical issues surrounding the topic in an easy-to-follow and friendly manner. It will take you through the influence of logic on scientific method and the various sciences from physics to psychology, and will show you why computers and digital technology are just another case of logic in action.
Introducing Quantum Theory
Author: J.P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. "Introducing Quantum Theory" takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation" - the famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved.
Paradoxes of the Infinite presents one of the most insightful, yet strangely unacknowledged, mathematical treatises of the 19th century: Dr Bernard Bolzano’s Paradoxien. This volume contains an adept translation of the work itself by Donald A. Steele S.J., and in addition an historical introduction, which includes a brief biography as well as an evaluation of Bolzano the mathematician, logician and physicist.
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 • 2015 Locus Recommended Reading for Fantasy When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved. It’s purely routine—Nightingale, Peter’s superior, thinks he’ll be done in less than a day. But Peter’s never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain’s most junior wizard after all. Soon Peter’s in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear....
Author: M. P. Kozlowsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
Juniper Berry's parents are the most beloved actor and actress in the world—but Juniper can't help but feel they haven't been quite right lately. And she and her friend Giles are determined to find out why. On a cold and rainy night, Juniper follows her parents as they sneak out of the house and enter the woods. What she discovers is an underworld filled with contradictions: one that is terrifying and enticing, lorded over by a creature both sinister and seductive, who can sell you all the world's secrets bound in a balloon. For the first time, Juniper and Giles have a choice to make. And it will be up to them to confront their own fears in order to save the ones who couldn't. M.P. Kozlowsky's debut is a modern-day fairy tale of terror, temptation, and ways in which it is our choices that make us who we are.
The Ghostbusters and Turtles team up for one last epic showdown to beat Chi-You, while Egon and Donatello race against time to fix the Turtles' time machine. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1855 edition. Auszug: ...in etwas hinter sich zu suchen haben, was ihrem Schein den Grund und Kern gebe, haben sie ihn in der Totalitat zu suchen, von der sie Beide Glieder sind; das Ganze ist der Halt und Kern des Ganzen und alles Dessen, was darin. Wurzel, Stengel, Blatt und Blute einer Pflanze konnen ihre Existenz nicht wechselseitig aufeinander begrunden wollen, sie bestehen als Theile der ganzen Pflanze und die ganze Pflanze, so wie sie uns mit unsern Sinnen erscheint, zugleich mit unsern Sinnen als Theil und in Unterordnung der ganzen Welt und ihrer das Ganze ubergreifenden Gesetze). Im Ganzen hat man allen Grund des Einzelnen zu suchen, nicht in etwas noch mehr Einzelnem und Anderm; doch kann man untersuchen, wie und nach welchen Pegeln sich das Einzelne zum Ganzen fugt und was die letzten Elemente. Im Lichte, was durch das Ganze scheint, hat man die Klarheit des Ganzen zu suchen, nicht in etwas Dunkelm hinter Welt und Licht; doch kann man das Licht selbst mit hoherm Licht erleuchten, indem man die Verhaltnisse der Lichterscheinung in sich und zu Dem, was sie bescheint, ergrundet. Also man lasse sich nicht dadurch irren, dass Sichtbares und Fuhlbares und Sehen, Fuhlen selbst doch nur. moglich ist, nach Massgabe als anderes Sichtbare und Fuhlbare und sogar noch mehr als Sichtbares und Fuhlbares und Sehen und Fuhlen moglich ist, als existire eigentlich nichts wahrhaft von all Dem, sei noch etwas in seinem Rucken zu suchen, was durch sich existirt. Das, was allein durch sich existirt, ist nicht etwas ausser all diesem Schein, ist vielmehr das Ganze, was all diesen Schein selbst einschliesst und eben nur in der Erscheinung...
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Children of Magic Moon
Author: Wolfgang Hohlbein, Heike Hohlbein
Publisher: Paw Prints