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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 book cover
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics
Herbert B. Callen - 1991-01-16 (first published in 1985)
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Master the macroscopic level of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics with this essential book, which presents critical ideas on critical phenomena in simple, qualitative terms. With a focus on pedagogical considerations and a simplistic approach, this new edition seamlessly integrates thermostatistics into the conceptual framework of physical theory.
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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A modern take on thermal physics that approaches physical systems through discrete quantum states, rather than relying on classic mechanics concepts. This book is perfect for upper-division courses in thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, and was co-authored by 2000 Nobel laureate for physics, Herbert Kroemer.
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 - 2019-08-13
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Discover the groundbreaking ideas in The Case Against Reality by Donald D. Hoffman. Through thirty years of research, Hoffman shows how our visual perceptions are not windows onto reality, but rather interfaces constructed by natural selection for survival. Explore how our perceptions are simplistic illusions and how they can be manipulated by design and advertising. With an engaging blend of evolutionary biology, game theory, neuroscience, and philosophy, Hoffman challenges the way we understand our world and invites us to consider a new, mind-bending perspective.
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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Master the Art of Difficult Conversations without Stress with Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone. This book guides you through a proven, step-by-step approach to handling tough conversations with more success and less stress. Based on 15 years of research from the Harvard Negotiation Project, this book is filled with practical advice and everyday examples to help you at work, home, and in the world. Learn how to start a difficult conversation without defensiveness, decipher underlying structures, and regain balance in the face of attacks or accusations. Dive into Difficult Conversations for expert insights on handling tough conversations today.
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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Discover a proven framework for improving every day with Atomic Habits. Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in habit formation, James Clear, this instant New York Times bestseller offers practical strategies on how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Drawing on biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Clear distills complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Whether you want to overcome a lack of motivation, design your environment for success, or simply achieve your goals, Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and give you the tools you need to transform your habits.
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 - 2018-09-20
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Explore the big ideas that children naturally ponder with "Big Ideas for Curious Minds." Discover 25 accessible philosophical concepts from famous thinkers, contextualized in everyday scenarios. This interactive book presents leading figures of philosophy from around the world and all eras, and their ideas that still matter today. Ideal for both children and adults, this charming guide offers an introduction to philosophy and encourages meaningful conversations about life's biggest 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 - 1984-08-01 (first published in 1965)
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Learn the basics of electricity and magnetism with this classic textbook that has been updated to SI units in its third edition. With discussions of real-life applications and hundreds of new examples and problems, this nontraditional approach introduces magnetism as a relativistic effect and derives macroscopic phenomena rigorously from the underlying microscopic physics. Perfect for courses in electricity and magnetism, the textbook features nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems and exercises with solutions available for instructors online.
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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Discover the secrets to making change happen in personal and professional life with this ground-breaking book. Chip and Dan Heath explain why change is so hard and how we can overcome our resistance to it. By understanding the relationship between our emotional and intellectual selves, we can direct the rider, motivate the elephant, and shape the path to successfully make a switch. Filled with engaging and entertaining stories, this indispensable guide is sure to become a classic.
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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Learn how to truly comprehend and engage with books with this classic guide to reading comprehension. This updated edition of a rare phenomenon teaches the various levels of reading, from elementary to speed reading, as well as techniques for reading different genres. With a recommended reading list and reading tests to track your progress, this book is the ultimate guide for the general reader.
Peter Skomoroch
@BillHiggins Fantastic book and great idea 👍      source