The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It
It’s known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history’s most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War,...
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction
In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Ferber explores Romanticism during the period of its incubation, birth, and growth, covering the years roughly from 1760 to 1860. This is the only introduction to Romanticism that incorporates not only the English but the Continental movements, and not only literature but music, art, religion,...
Advances in Bioethanol (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)
Disadvantages of fossil fuel derived transportation fuels (greenhouse gas emissions,
pollution, resource depletion, unbalanced supply-demand relations) are strongly
reduced or even absent with biotransportation fuels. Of all biofuels, ethanol is
already produced on a fair scale. It produces slightly less greenhouse emissions than... Learn Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Learn Series)
You’re smart and savvy, but also busy. This comprehensive guide to Apple's Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard, gives you everything you need to know to live a happy, productive Mac life. Learn Mac OS X Snow Leopard will have you up and connected lickity–split. With a minimum of overhead and a maximum of useful information,...
The Facts on File Algebra Handbook (Science Handbook) The mathematics that we teach and learn today includes concepts and ideas that once were pondered only by the most brilliant men and women of ancient, and not so ancient, times. Numbers such as 1,000, for example, or two, or zero, were at one time considered very abstract ideas. There was a time when a quantity more than two or three was simply...