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“Now” is a simple yet elusive concept.

You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of “now.” Equally puzzling: why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand, and call the flow of time an illusion, but the eminent experimentalist physicist Richard A. Muller protests. He says physics should explain reality, not deny it.

In Now, Muller does more than poke holes in past ideas; he crafts his own revolutionary theory, one that makes testable predictions. He begins by laying out―with the refreshing clarity that made Physics for Future Presidents so successful―a firm and remarkably clear explanation of the physics building blocks of his theory: relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the Big Bang. With the stage then set, he reveals a startling way forward.

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This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You'll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle.

You'll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort!

Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you'll explore the principles of simple machines, gear systems, power translation, and more.

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The stress-free way to get up and running with Windows 10

If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows user looking for an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further. This no-nonsense book cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know, providing lots of helpful figures along the way!

Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or social media, or simply want to make your life more organized and streamlined, all the help you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. You'll find out how to navigate the interface with a mouse or touchscreen, manage printers and other external devices, store files in the Cloud, send and receive email, listen to music, and so much more.

  • Customize the desktop and set up a simple network
  • Connect with family and friends online
  • Protect your data, your computer, and your identity
  • Learn faster and easier with the help of large-print text

There's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than w...
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Kaplan's ASVAB Premier 2017-2018 features proven strategies and realistic practice for all sections of the ASVAB and AFQT. This edition includes flashcards, expert videos, and an online Quiz Bank to help you face the test with confidence.

Kaplan is so certain that ASVAB Premier 2017-2018 offers all the knowledge you need to excel at the ASVAB that we guarantee it: After studying with the online resources and book, you'll score higher on the ASVAB—or you'll get your money back.

Get everything in the ASVAB 2017-2018 Strategies, Practice & Review package, plus two more practice tests, 650 additional practice questions, and flashcards from our all-star team of test experts.

With ASVAB Premier 2017-2018 you can study on-the-go. Log in from anywhere to watch video lessons, complete quizzes and take practice tests that are optimized for your mobile device.

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  • Six introductory math videos that review basic concepts commonly seen in the Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge subte...
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Errata Notice: Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2016:
Print Edition Content Notices (shipped prior to 5/11/16) Antibacterial Activity Spectra (Table 4, p78):
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ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video Tutorials for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition cover
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***The Only Guide with 3 Complete Practice Tests and 74 Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos***

The ATI TEAS is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants ace the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive study manual for the TEAS 6 as a whole, it is the only guide that provides three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of each answer and 74 video tutorials to help you review.

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide includes:

  • A thorough and detailed review of all ATI TEAS test sections
  • Review video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations
  • Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance

It is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that your nursing school expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

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A New York Times / National Bestseller

"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries―panic, exhaustion, heat, noise―and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found ...
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Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."
The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, and other topics. Most of all, Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters.

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A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the ...
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