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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas…

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fourth Edition (Exam SY0-401)


Get complete coverage of all objectives included on the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ exam from this comprehensive resource. Cowritten by leading information security experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401, this definitive…


QuickBooks 2017 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))



The perennial bestseller—updated for the latest release of QuickBooks

If you’re like most people involved with a small business, accounting isn’t necessarily your strong suit, and certainly isn’t the reason you got involved with your venture. Luckily, this bestselling guide shows you just how easy it is to use QuickBooks to keep your ducks in a row—so you can spend less time worrying about finances and more time concentrating on other aspects of your growing business.

With easy-to-follow…


Head First Java, 2nd Edition


Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn’t always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you’re forced to study.

The fact is your brain craves novelty. It’s constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that’s the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all…


Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scala…


Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?

In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin…


Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics, 4th Edition


Unrivaled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students, the only statistics textbook you and your students will ever need just got better! Andy Field’s comprehensive and bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4th Edition takes students from introductory statistical concepts through very advanced concepts, incorporating SPSS throughout. The Fourth Edition focuses on providing essential content updates, better…

Excel 2016 Bible



The complete guide to Excel 2016, from Mr. Spreadsheet himself

Whether you are just starting out or an Excel novice, the Excel 2016 Bible is your comprehensive, go-to guide for all your Excel 2016 needs. Whether you use Excel at work or at home, you will be guided through the powerful new features and capabilities by expert author and Excel Guru John Walkenbach to take full advantage of what the updated version offers. Learn to incorporate templates, implement formulas, create pivot tables,…


Learning Python, 5th Edition


Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with…


An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer T…


An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage…


Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))



Your Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D photography class—in a book!

The Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D offers DLSR users a tool to take photographs truly worth bragging about. This book gives you the pointers and easy-to-follow instruction you need to make sense of your new camera and start taking those stunning shots—right out of its box.

First, it demystifies all the photography terms the pros use, explains your Canon camera’s menus and settings, and shows how to take control of color, focus, and…