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Peter Skomoroch

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Peter Skomoroch is an American data scientist and entrepreneur. He was a Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn.
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Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics
Herbert B. Callen - 1991-01-16
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The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics--allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level. Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms. This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical ...
Peter Skomoroch
This is one of my favorite physics books along with Callen’s Thermodynamics:      source
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Thermal Physics
Charles Kittel, Herbert Kroemer - 1980-01-15 (first published in 1969)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO HERBERT KROEMER, 2000 NOBEL LAUREATE FOR PHYSICS For upper-division courses in thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, Kittel and Kroemer offers a modern approach to thermal physics that is based on the idea that all physical systems can be described in terms of their discrete quantum states, rather than drawing on 19th-century ...
Peter Skomoroch
This is one of my favorite physics books along with Callen’s Thermodynamics:      source
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The Case Against Reality
How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
Donald D. Hoffman - 2020-08-20 (first published in 2019)
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Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality, pioneering cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says: No, we see what we need in order to survive. Our visual perceptions are not a window onto reality, Hoffman shows us, but instead are interfaces constructed by natural selection. The objects we see around us are not unlike the file ic...
Peter Skomoroch
@MickeyShaughnes There are some fascinating things happening in the brain when we look at images, much of what we think of as “objective reality” is a controlled hallucination heavily influenced by our existing priors. This book jumps to mind:      source
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Difficult Conversations
How to Discuss What Matters Most
Douglas Stone - 2000-04-01 (first published in 1999)
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Whether you're dealing with an under performing employee, disagreeing with your spouse about money or child-rearing, negotiating with a difficult client, or simply saying "no," or "I'm sorry," or "I love you," we attempt or avoid difficult conversation every day. Based on fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project, Difficult Conve...
Peter Skomoroch
@josh_wills @karlhigley This book helped me navigate some minefields during my first software job after college: “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most”      source
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Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - 2018-10-16
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad on...
Peter Skomoroch
@CuiProdest_ @BlakeTMcDonald @JamesClear Definitely. I've read a lot of productivity & habit books over the years. This one actually works.      source
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Big Ideas for Curious Minds
An Introduction to Philosophy
The School of Life - 2019-09-03
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Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. This is a book designed to harness their spontaneous philosophical interest and develop it.Without prompting children often ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of life. Yet all too often their inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions ...
Peter Skomoroch
@adamnash Not sure if you've seen this before, but I think you might enjoy sharing this book with her. Lots of refrigerator-like lessons and questions:      source
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Electricity and Magnetism
Edward M. Purcell - 2013-01-21
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For 50 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the world of electricity and magnetism. The third edition has been brought up to date and is now in SI units. It features hundreds of new examples, problems, and figures, and contains discussions of real-life applications. The textbook covers all the standard introductory...
Peter Skomoroch
+1 Fantastic book:      source
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How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Chip Heath - 2010-02-16
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Why is change so difficult and frightening? How do you create change when you have few resources and no title or authority to back you up? Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a ground-breaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives — how to change things whe...
Peter Skomoroch
@teej_m @CMastication @chrisalbon If you think it's recoverable, this book is great:      source
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How to Read a Book
The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Mortimer J. Adler - 1972-08-15 (first published in 1940)
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How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated. You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them – from elementary reading, through ...
Peter Skomoroch
@BillHiggins Fantastic book and great idea 👍      source