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Colossal Book of Wordplay

Author : Martin Gardner,Ken Jennings
Publisher : Puzzlewright
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2010-09-07
Category : Games
ISBN : 1402765037

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Colossal Book of Wordplay by Martin Gardner,Ken Jennings Pdf

A true pioneer in the field of recreational mathematics, Martin Gardner has been wrangling words for decades, and his latest opus is nothing short of extraordinary. From amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms to alphamagic squares and cryptarithms, this mind-bending compendium is chock-full of whimsical forms of wordplay that are sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight.

Vail and Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Author : Sharon E. Hunt
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : History
ISBN : 0738548820

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Vail and Colossal Cave Mountain Park by Sharon E. Hunt Pdf

Just 22 miles southeast of Tucson in the Sonoran Desert sits the town of Vail, colloquially known as "The Town between the Tracks," which refers to the two train tracks running through its tiny business center. The area is named for Walter L. Vail, who, with his partners, formed the sprawling Empire Ranch in 1876. Vail is also the home of Colossal Cave, a "dry cave" where visitors can view stunning formations and hear stories of Native Americans, bandits, and moviemakers. The cave served as the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the mid-1930s, when workers installed trails and lighting in the cave, constructed administration buildings, and built roads and picnic spots in the surrounding area. Colossal Cave is now united with the La Posta Quemada Ranch, a working cattle ranch since the 1870s, to form the 2,400-acre Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Colossal Book of Mathematics

Author : Martin Gardner
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2007-06-26
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 9780393020236

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Colossal Book of Mathematics by Martin Gardner Pdf

No amateur or math authority can be without this ultimate compendium from America's best-loved mathematical expert. Whether discussing hexaflexagons or number theory, Klein bottles or the essence of "nothing," Martin Gardner has single-handedly created the field of "recreational mathematics." The Colossal Book of Mathematics collects together Gardner's most popular pieces from his legendary "Mathematical Games" column, which ran in Scientific American for twenty-five years. Gardner's array of absorbing puzzles and mind-twisting paradoxes opens mathematics up to the world at large, inspiring people to see past numbers and formulas and experience the application of mathematical principles to the mysterious world around them. With articles on topics ranging from simple algebra to the twisting surfaces of Mobius strips, from an endless game of Bulgarian solitaire to the unreachable dream of time travel, this volume comprises a substantial and definitive monument to Gardner's influence on mathematics, science, and culture. In its twelve sections, The Colossal Book of Math explores a wide range of areas, each startlingly illuminated by Gardner's incisive expertise. Beginning with seemingly simple topics, Gardner expertly guides us through complicated and wondrous worlds: by way of basic algebra we contemplate the mesmerizing, often hilarious, linguistic and numerical possibilities of palindromes; using simple geometry, he dissects the principles of symmetry upon which the renowned mathematical artist M. C. Escher constructs his unique, dizzying universe. Gardner, like few thinkers today, melds a rigorous scientific skepticism with a profound artistic and imaginative impulse. His stunning exploration of "The Church of the Fourth Dimension," for example, bridges the disparate worlds of religion and science by brilliantly imagining the spatial possibility of God's presence in the world as a fourth dimension, at once "everywhere and nowhere." With boundless wisdom and his trademark wit, Gardner allows the reader to further engage challenging topics like probability and game theory which have plagued clever gamblers, and famous mathematicians, for centuries. Whether debunking Pascal's wager with basic probability, making visual music with fractals, or uncoiling a "knotted doughnut" with introductory topology, Gardner continuously displays his fierce intelligence and gentle humor. His articles confront both the comfortingly mundane—"Generalized Ticktacktoe" and "Sprouts and Brussel Sprouts"—and the quakingly abstract—"Hexaflexagons," "Nothing," and "Everything." He navigates these staggeringly obscure topics with a deft intelligence and, with addendums and suggested reading lists, he informs these classic articles with new insight. Admired by scientists and mathematicians, writers and readers alike, Gardner's vast knowledge and burning curiosity reveal themselves on every page. The culmination of a lifelong devotion to the wonders of mathematics, The Colossal Book of Mathematics is the largest and most comprehensive math book ever assembled by Gardner and remains an indispensable volume for the amateur and expert alike.

Colossal Magnetoresistance, Charge Ordering and Related Properties of Manganese Oxides

Author : Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao,Bernard Raveau
Publisher : World Scientific
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Science
ISBN : 9810232764

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Colossal Magnetoresistance, Charge Ordering and Related Properties of Manganese Oxides by Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao,Bernard Raveau Pdf

Metal oxides constitute one of the most amazing classes of materials with a wide range of properties. They exhibit a variety of phenomena, such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism and superconductivity. A new aspect of metal oxides -- colossal magnetoresistance exhibited by certain manganese oxides, in particular rare earth manganates of perovskite structure -- has received much attention in the last four years. Some of these oxides show 100% magnetoresistance and have much potential for technological applications. Previously this phenomenon was found only in layered and granular metallic materials. Studies of colossal magnetoresistance have led to the discovery of many other new phenomena and properties such as charge ordering and orbital ordering. In view of the importance of colossal magnetoresistance, charge ordering and related phenomena exhibited by oxides to the physics and chemistry of solid materials, it is necessary and timely to have a book dealing with these topics. This book begins with a review of the subject followed by contributions from a number of experts which cover the present status of the subject.

Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxides

Author : Yoshinori Tokura
Publisher : CRC Press
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2000-05-30
Category : Science
ISBN : 9056992317

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Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxides by Yoshinori Tokura Pdf

The features and mechanism of Colossal Magnetoresistance, or CMR, in manganese oxides as well as device physics are highlighted in this book, with a focus on tunneling MR for some artificial structures. Underlying new science, such as tunable electron-lattice interaction in a metal and roles of orbital degrees of freedom in producing an unconventional metallic feature, is also discussed. The book provides a systematic exploration of the CMR materials and an extensive investigation of the electronic phenomena of those compounds by various experimental means.

Colossal Fame

Author : Palak Tripathi
Publisher : Woven Words Publishers
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2017-09-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9789386897060

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Colossal Fame by Palak Tripathi Pdf

Colossal Fame, a house that harboured thousand secrets became the subject of Charlotte’s investigation after her mother and brother went missing mysteriously and her father married for the second time. Charlotte misery turned into nightmare when Seema, her governess was absent for a month and Charlotte’s step-mom ill-treated her, forcing her to leave her house. She met Aahil, a tribal boy, with whom she falls in love while solving the mysteries of the house and the death of her mother and brother.

Colossal Control Failures

Author : Jack P. Gibbs
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2015-11-17
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317262237

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Colossal Control Failures by Jack P. Gibbs Pdf

This fascinating book analyzes 13 control failures in human history, from Robespierre's promotion of the French Revolution, to Hoover's efforts to stop the Great Depression, to the intelligence failures of 9/11. Assessing the causes of 10 additional historical cases, the author's comparative analysis shows how each leadership failure was caused by an expansion of the range of control attempts, their scope, and/or their diversity. A leader's or other actor's attempts to broaden the range of control targets have been most important in causing great human failures. The analysis is timely during an era when war, global warming, and other vexing problems plague our society.

Colossal Wonders

Author : Zahid Ameer
Publisher : Zahid Ameer
Page : 92 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2024-06-22
Category : Nature
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Colossal Wonders by Zahid Ameer Pdf

Discover the awe-inspiring giants of our world in "Colossal Wonders: Exploring Earth's Largest Marvels." From the towering General Sherman Tree to the immense Great Barrier Reef, this eBook delves into the largest natural and man-made wonders on Earth. Perfect for nature enthusiasts and curious minds alike, embark on a journey through fascinating facts and stunning photographs that showcase the grandeur of these colossal marvels. Uncover the mysteries behind the biggest phenomena and structures that define our planet's magnificence.

This Colossal Project

Author : Roberta M. Styran,Robert R. Taylor
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2016-12-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780773548336

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This Colossal Project by Roberta M. Styran,Robert R. Taylor Pdf

This Colossal Project presents an absorbing epic on the building of the fourth Welland Canal, which connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and allows ships to bypass Niagara Falls. An immense undertaking, the canal is a vital part of North America’s infrastructure and still functions as an essential part of the St Lawrence Seaway. Emphasizing the role that vivid personalities – including engineers John Laing Weller and Alex Grant as well as contractors and labourers – played in the construction of the canal, Roberta Styran and Robert Taylor use archival sources, government documents, newspapers, maps, and original plans to describe a saga of technological, financial, geographical, and social obstacles met and overcome in an accomplishment akin to the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. A story of Canadian skill, courage, vision, and hardship, This Colossal Project details the twenty-year excavation of the giant channel and the creation of huge concrete locks amidst war, the Great Depression, political change, and labour unrest. Building on the work presented in Styran and Taylor’s This Great National Object, which told the story of the first three Welland canals built in the nineteenth century, This Colossal Project chronicles an impressive milestone in the history of Canadian technological achievement and nation building.

Those Colossal Cats

Author : Marta Magellan
Publisher : Pineapple Press Inc
Page : 58 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781561644582

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Those Colossal Cats by Marta Magellan Pdf

Describes the physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors of lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.

Octonauts and the Colossal Squid

Author : Simon & Schuster UK
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 28 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781471115882

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Octonauts and the Colossal Squid by Simon & Schuster UK Pdf

When the Octopod is attacked by a colossal squid, the ship is dragged down to an abyssal trench, forcing Captain Barnacles and Kwazii to make a perilous swim outside to confront the gigantic beast. Will the Octonauts free themselves from the colossal squid's tentacles? It'll take all the gups, Professor Inkling in a tentacle suit, and some polar bear strength! Yeow!

Colossal Vestiges of the Older Nations. With a Diagram

Author : William Linton (Artist.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1862
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BL:A0026378430

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Colossal Vestiges of the Older Nations. With a Diagram by William Linton (Artist.) Pdf

Nanoscale Phase Separation and Colossal Magnetoresistance

Author : Elbio Dagotto
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 465 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2013-03-14
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783662052440

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Nanoscale Phase Separation and Colossal Magnetoresistance by Elbio Dagotto Pdf

The study of the spontaneous formation of nanostructures in single crystals of several compounds is now a major area of research in strongly correlated electrons. These structures appear to originate in the competition of phases. The book addresses nanoscale phase separation, focusing on the manganese oxides known as manganites that have the colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) effect of potential relevance for device applications. It is argued that the nanostructures are at the heart of the CMR phenomenon. The book contains updated information on manganite research directed to experts, both theorists and experimentalists. However, graduate students or postdocs will find considerable introductory material, including elements of computational physics.

Colossal Words for Kids

Author : Colette Hiller
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Limited
Page : 82 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2024-05-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780711278752

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Colossal Words for Kids by Colette Hiller Pdf

Colossal Words for Kids is a book of 60 hilariously illustrated rhymes to boost vocabulary, reading skills and spelling. Each poem in this fun and funky book teaches a specific important word, its meaning and spelling, in an innovative and accesible way that kids will love. Using rhythm and wordplay, the poems help build a colossal vocabulary, thinking skills and literacy. But most of all, this book delights young readers with the fun and silliness of the English language. Building a colossal vocabulary has never felt so natural, or so much fun! Each word in this collection is defined in a simple rhyme. Using rhythm, humour and logic, each word's meaning is made clear and accessible. Kids will want to try them out straight away: it's a ready-to-use collection! From Ambiguous to Zealous, the words in this book are for 7-12-year olds. It may seem inconceivable for one book to encompass such a wide age span! But in fact, inconceivable (and all the words in this book) were selected from vocabulary lists intended for older children, so that younger children can challenge themselves and discover a wealth of great new words!

Pecos Bill Tames a Colossal Cyclone

Author : Eric Braun
Publisher : Capstone
Page : 33 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781479554294

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Pecos Bill Tames a Colossal Cyclone by Eric Braun Pdf

Super-cowboy Pecos Bill leaps onto the back of a monstrous cyclone and rides it like a bucking bronco, creating, in the process, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley.