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Scientific American's Ask the Experts: Answers to The Most Puzzling and Mind-Blowing Science Questions

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Why is the night sky dark? How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Why do hangovers occur? Will time travel ever be a reality? What makes a knuckleball appear to flutter? Why are craters always round?

There's only one source to turn to for the answers to the most puzzling and thought-provoking questions about the world of science: Scientific American. Writing in a fun and accessible style, an esteemed team of scientists and educators will lead you on a wild ride from the far reaches of the universe to the natural world right in your own backyard. Along the way, you'll discover solutions to some of life's quirkiest conundrums, such as why cats purr, how frogs survive winter without freezing, why snowflakes are symmetrical, and much more. Even if you haven't picked up a science book since your school days, these tantalizing Q & A's will shed new light on the world around you, inside you, below you, above you, and beyond!

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Gene Therapy: Treating Disease by Repairing Genes (New Biology)
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Intrusion Prevention and Active Response : Deploying Network and Host IPS
Intrusion Prevention and Active Response : Deploying Network and Host IPS
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Within a year of the infamous "Intrusion Detection is Dead" report by Gartner, we started seeing Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) products that actually worked in the real world. Security professionals are going to be...

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Learning Raspbian
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Get up and running with Raspbian and make the most out of your Raspberry Pi

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Enemy at the Water Cooler: Real-Life Stories of Insider Threats and Enterprise Security Management Countermeasures
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Today's headlines are littered with news of identity thieves, organized cyber criminals, corporate espionage, nation-state threats and even terrorists. They represent the next wave of security threats but still possess nowhere near the devastating potential of the most insidious threat: the insider. This is not the bored 16 year-old hacker. We are...
Propaganda in the Information Age
Propaganda in the Information Age

Propaganda in the Information Age is a collaborative volume which updates Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model for the twenty-first-century media landscape and makes the case for the continuing relevance of their original ideas. It includes an exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky himself.

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