Category: Education & Reference

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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Description No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it...

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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (True PDF)

Description A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own In the world’s top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner–the Master Algorithm–and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today’s...

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How to Build a Super Vocabulary

Description Become a wordsmith in no time with this fun and easy guide! Your vocabulary is key to your success in school. From assigned essays to standardized tests, words help you share your thoughts and ideas clearly and correctly. How to Build a Super Vocabulary gives you the power to understand and use new words. You’ll explore how words are put together, where they come from, basic spelling rules, and ways to avoid common blunders. Plus, you’ll get to know 600 words that are often found on standardized tests. Filled with easy-to-follow advice, this hands-on guide includes 7 Keys to Success that will help you...

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Children’s Illustrated World Atlas, New Edition

Description A visual atlas that brings the world and its people to life with modern mapping, pictures, facts, and stories, perfect for kids ages 8-12, and fully revised and updated. Using modern mapping based on the latest seamless, cloud-free satellite image data, Children’s Illustrated World Atlas takes kids on the ultimate round-the-world trip, from the Americas to Australasia and Oceania. Each detailed map is accompanied by pictures and stories that explore the society, culture, and history of each region, giving young readers an immediate sense of place not conveyed in standard atlases. Bite-size, country-by-country facts and stats are included at the start of each chapter for additional...

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Asteroids, Meteorites and Comets (The Solar System)

Description Explores the relationship between the sun and its orbiters, including the planets, asteroids, meteorites, and comets, and introduces the various space missions that helped the scientific community gain a more thorough understanding of the solar system. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 19.0 MB)

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Wow! Science: Lots of Amazing Things About Science (Wow!)

Description Explore a visually amazing encyclopedia in ‘Wow! Science’. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from the intricate structures of the human brain and how we hear sound, to what causes different types of weather and explosive chemical reactions: it’s like a science lab, a search engine and our incredible universe all in one. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 177.6 MB)

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The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry (Math Explained)

Description Calculating and manipulating the unknown has been the enterprise of the field of algebra since its earliest inception in Babylon and ancient Egypt. Trigonometry draws on principles presented in algebra and uses angle measurements to elaborate on geometric calculations. Essential to further mathematical and scientific study, both algebra and trigonometry provide crucial tools in managing variables and understanding the relationships between them. This volume presents the fundamentals of these fascinating areas of mathematics while chronicling their respective histories. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 40.8 MB)

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Mastering Mathematics for Edexcel GCSE

Description Endorsed by Edexcel Help students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can reason mathematically, communicate mathematical information and apply mathematical techniques in solving problems; with resources developed specifically for the Edexcel GCSE 2015 specification with leading Assessment Consultant Keith Pledger and a team of subject specialists. – Supports you and your students through the new specifications, with topic explanations and new exam-style questions, to support the new assessment objectives. – Builds understanding and measures progress throughout the course with plenty of graduated exercises and worked examples. – Organises topics into progression strands, enabling you and your students to identify gaps...