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Introduction to Logic and to the Methodology of Deductive Sciences

First published in Polish in 1936, this classic work was originally written as a popular scientific book — one that would present to the educated lay reader a clear picture of certain powerful trends of thought in modern logic. According to the author, these trends sought to create a unified conceptual apparatus as a common basis for the whole of human knowledge.
Because these new developments in logical thought tended to perfect and sharpen the deductive method, an indispensable tool in many fields for deriving conclusions from accepted assumptions, the author decided to widen the scope of the work. In subsequent editions he revised the book to make it also a text on which to base an elementary college course in logic and the methodology of deductive sciences. It is this revised edition that is reprinted here.
Part One deals with elements of logic and the deductive method, including the use of variables, sentential calculus, theory of identity, theory of classes, theory of relations and the deductive method. The Second Part covers applications of logic and methodology in constructing mathematical theories, including laws of order for numbers, laws of addition and subtraction, methodological considerations on the constructed theory, foundations of arithmetic of real numbers, and more. The author has provided numerous exercises to help students assimilate the material, which not only provides a stimulating and thought-provoking introduction to the fundamentals of logical thought, but is the perfect adjunct to courses in logic and the foundation of mathematics.
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Introduction to Graph Theory

A stimulating excursion into pure mathematics aimed at “the mathematically traumatized,” but great fun for mathematical hobbyists and serious mathematicians as well. Requiring only high school algebra as mathematical background, the book leads the reader from simple graphs through planar graphs, Euler’s formula, Platonic graphs, coloring, the genus of a graph, Euler walks, Hamilton walks, and a discussion of The Seven Bridges of Konigsberg. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter. “The topics are so well motivated, the exposition so lucid and delightful, that the book’s appeal should be virtually universal . . . Every library should have several copies” — *Choice*. 1976 edition. **

Interactive Applications Using Matplotlib

This book is intended for Python programmers who want to do more than just see their data. Experience with GUI toolkits is not required, so this book can be an excellent complement to other GUI programming resources.

In Hazard

The *Archimedes* is a modern merchant steamship in tip-top condition, and in the summer of 1929 it has been picking up goods along the eastern seaboard of the United States before making a run to China. A little overloaded, perhaps—the oddly assorted cargo includes piles of old newspapers and heaps of tobacco—the ship departs for the Panama Canal from Norfolk, Virginia, on a beautiful autumn day. Before long, the weather turns unexpectedly rough—rougher in fact than even the most experienced members of the crew have ever encountered. The *Archimedes* , it turns out, has been swept up in the vortex of an immense hurricane, and for the next four days it will be battered and mauled by wind and waves as it is driven wildly off course. Caught in an unremitting struggle for survival, both the crew and the ship will be tested as never before.
Based on detailed research into an actual event, Richard Hughes’s tale of high suspense on the high seas is an extraordinary story of men under pressure and the unexpected ways they prove their mettle—or crack. Yet the originality, art, and greatness of *In Hazard* stem from something else: Hughes’s eerie fascination with the hurricane itself, the inhuman force around which this wrenching tale of humanity at its limits revolves. Hughes channels the furies of sea and sky into a piece of writing that is both apocalyptic and analytic. *In Hazard* is an unforgettable, defining work of modern adventure.

Imperiofobia y leyenda negra

María Elvira Roca Barea acomete con rigor en este volumen la cuestión de delimitar las ideas de imperio, leyenda negra e imperiofobia. De esta manera podemos entender qué tienen en común los imperios y las leyendas negras que irremediablemente van unidas a ellos, cómo surgen creadas por intelectuales ligados a poderes locales y cómo los mismos imperios la asumen. El orgullo, la hybris, la envidia no son ajenos a la dinámica imperial. La autora se ocupa de la imperiofobia en los casos de Roma, los Estados Unidos y Rusia para analizar con más profundidad y mejor perspectiva el Imperio español. El lector descubrirá cómo el relato actual de la historia de España y de Europa se sustenta en ideas basadas más en sentimientos nacidos de la propaganda que en hechos reales. La primera manifestación de hispanofobia en Italia surgió vinculada al desarrollo del humanismo, lo que dio a la leyenda negra un lustre intelectual del que todavía goza. Más tarde, la hispanofobia se convirtió en el eje central del nacionalismo luterano y de otras tendencias centrífugas que se manifestaron en los Países Bajos e Inglaterra. Roca Barea investiga las causas de la perdurabilidad de la hispanofobia, que, como ha probado su uso consciente y deliberado en la crisis de deuda, sigue resultando rentable a más de un país. Es un lugar común por todos asumido que el conocimiento de la historia es la mejor manera de comprender el presente y plantearse el futuro.

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.
This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.
Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs.
Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat.
This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world’s leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.

How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour

A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
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How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

SUMMARY:
Kerrelyn Sparks introduces readers to a demon world that is curiously parallel to the human world. There are vampire cable channels that feature talks shows, soap operas and a celebrity magazine called Live! With the Undead. But as a human female crosses boundaries into this new reality, the results can be dangerous and hilarious…  So what if he’s a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn’t have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity. Things aren’t going well for Shanna Whelan either…After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she’s next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she’s afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she’s found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman’s fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her…    

How and Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Sustainable Living

“I dream of a better world,” writes zinester and *How and Why*  author Matte Resist in the intro to his new book. He continues, “To me, DIY culture is about grabbing a little piece of that dream.” What follows over the course of the next 176 pages is Matte doing what all dreamers must do: waking up from his dream, opening his eyes, and confronting what roadblocks and hurdles lie between him and his goal. Matte does this by laying down chapter upon chapter of blueprints for a better world. A sequel to our do-it-yourself handbook  *Making Stuff and Doing Things* ,  *How and Why*  gives us detailed, engaging, easy-to-use info on bicycles, home and garage, gardening, educating children, musical instruments, and the all-inclusive “everything else” section. If you dream of taking back your life and building a better world,  *How and Why*  might be your new best friend.

Hot Demon in the City

I am Lexsi Silver, and I will determine my own future.
Most people consider their wedding day as one of the happiest of their lives.
Most people are not High Demon.
Just before my wedding on the planet called Kifirin, I decided I wasn’t going to marry someone I’d never met. Kordevik Weth was a stranger to me and I wasn’t willing to accept him. That’s why I asked Aunt Bree for help.
She had one condition.
I had to live on Earth and take a job with Rome Enterprises in San Francisco.
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My name is Kordevik Weth.
My intended left me standing at the altar. Afterward, I got drunk and destroyed the bar where I’d gone to drink and forget my humiliation.
As punishment, Li’Neruh Rath, god of my home planet, sentenced me to five years on Earth, working as a driver for Rome Enterprises in San Francisco.
Every day, I curse the job I hold and the one who’d pushed me into it–Lexsi Silver.

Homo Deus

From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.
War is obsolete
You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict
Famine is disappearing
You are…

Hit List

*We followed the fresh blood even though every molecule in my body was screaming for me to run. Run before dark. Run before the vampires come. Run.*
A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect ‘monsters’ are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, US Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.
But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers, and human police.
The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she’s decided that Anita Blake’s is the body she wants. Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted. The vampires call Edward ‘Death,’ and Anita the ‘Executioner,’ but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one, and possess the other, and she doesn’t care how many others have to die along the way.