The Golden Braid

  • Filename: the-golden-braid.
  • ISBN: 1410485544
  • Release Date: 2016-01-20
  • Number of pages: 477
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press



In medieval Hagenheim, Germany, seventeen-year-old Rapunzel asks God for guidance as she tries to dutifully serve and obey her unpredictable mother, yet fulfill her dream of learning to read and marrying.

G del Escher Bach

  • Filename: g-del-escher-bach.
  • ISBN: 0140289208
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 832
  • Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Publisher: Penguin Group(CA)



'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

The Golden Ticket

  • Filename: the-golden-ticket.
  • ISBN: 9780691156491
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Lance Fortnow
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



Provides a nontechnical introduction to the P-NP problem in computing—which asks whether every problem than can be verified quickly by a computer can also be solved quickly by a computer—its rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond.

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

  • Filename: the-huntress-of-thornbeck-forest.
  • ISBN: 9780718026257
  • Release Date: 2015-05-12
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



From New York Times bestselling author comes The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest! A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest. The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor. For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher. When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries. The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?

I Am a Strange Loop

  • Filename: i-am-a-strange-loop.
  • ISBN: 0465008372
  • Release Date: 2013-08-20
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Publisher: Basic Books



Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loopargues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop"--a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called "I." The "I" is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be real--or is our "I" merely a convenient fiction? Does an "I" exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physics? These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Godel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind.

Metamagical Themas

  • Filename: metamagical-themas.
  • ISBN: 0465045669
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Number of pages: 852
  • Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Publisher: Basic Books



Includes articles, many of which originally appeared in Scientific American, on memes, innumeracy, William Safire, Frederic Chopin, Rubik's Cube, strange attractors, Lisp, Heisenburg's uncertainty principle, quantum mechanics, Alan Turing, sphexishness, Prisoner's dilemma, and other topics.

The Wonder Tales Volume One

  • Filename: the-wonder-tales-volume-one.
  • ISBN: 9781458171092
  • Release Date: 2011-04-11
  • Number of pages: 94
  • Author: Nick Davis
  • Publisher: NickDavis



Once Upon a Time… What a magical phrase that opens up a story to wonder and adventure. The Wonder Tales Volume One is a collection of all ages fantastical fables that are set in a fantasy world of Once Upon a Time, in a Land Far, Far Away known as the Ninth Kingdom. It is a world of magic, of wonder, of vain Kings, noble Heroes, beautiful Princesses, Pirates, evil Witches, scary Monsters and one very unique and smart talking Horse… The Wonder Tales Volume One, The Archer, the Horse and Other Tales collects together the first six Wonder Tales. The Archer, the Horse and the Princess The Archer, the Horse and the Golden Braid The Daughter of Frost The Archer and the Flying Pirate Ship The Girl and the Troll The Archer, the Horse and the Forgotten Quest Bonus story – I Am Wolf Read these tales to your children, or you can let them explore the wonder of reading for themselves with these magical yarns of pure imagination.

The Beautiful Pretender

  • Filename: the-beautiful-pretender.
  • ISBN: 9780718026295
  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc



From New York Times bestselling author comes The Beautiful Pretender! After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences

The Healer s Apprentice

  • Filename: the-healer-s-apprentice.
  • ISBN: 9780310407539
  • Release Date: 2010-09-28
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry ... until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.

Where Treetops Glisten

  • Filename: where-treetops-glisten.
  • ISBN: 9781601426499
  • Release Date: 2014-09-16
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Tricia Goyer
  • Publisher: WaterBrook



The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana. In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help. Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew? In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart. The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

The Thirteen Books of Euclid s Elements

  • Filename: the-thirteen-books-of-euclid-s-elements.
  • ISBN: 0486600904
  • Release Date: 1956
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Euclid
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Contains the complete English text of all thirteen books of the "Elements," along with critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition.

The Golden Section

  • Filename: the-golden-section.
  • ISBN: 0883855348
  • Release Date: 2001-09-13
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Author: Hans Walser
  • Publisher: MAA



The Golden Section has played a part since antiquity in many parts of geometry, architecture, music, art and philosophy. However, it also appears in the newer domains of technology and fractals. This book aims both to describe examples of the Golden Section, and to show some paths to further developments.

The Andean Cosmovision

  • Filename: the-andean-cosmovision.
  • ISBN: 0990480003
  • Release Date: 2014-07-17
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Oakley Gordon
  • Publisher:



The Andean Cosmovision is a way of perceiving and interacting with reality that has its roots in the traditional, indigenous culture of the high Andes. It is fundamentally different than the Western worldview. This Cosmovision is not a set of concepts or beliefs. It cannot be described or encompassed by words. It can, however, be experienced and it can be explored. This is a guidebook for exploring the Andean Cosmovision. The Cosmovision provides a path for discovering profound aspects of ourselves and the Cosmos. It is a path with a heart. It nourishes a more loving and mutually supportive relationship between ourselves and nature and the Cosmos. In addition to being personally significant, this relationship may be exactly what our species needs to start heading toward a future of greater beauty and greater health for the planet. For this path you don't need a guru. You need the Pachamama (the great being who is the mother earth); you need the Apus (the great beings who are the majestic mountain peaks); you need the stars, the wind, the trees, the rivers, the sun. This book will open the door to new territory and give you a map and some advice. It will then be up to you to determine whether what you find touches you deeply.

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