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The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 Bsd Unix Operating System
Answer Book (Addison-Wesley series in computer science)
Learn about the inner workings of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System with this comprehensive answer book. Discover the system's structure, concepts, data structures and algorithms used to implement system facilities. Complete your learning with complete working solutions to exercises.
Got my hands on a nice version of the best OS book ever written. It made me become the kernel engineer that I grew up as. It was essential in getting BSD 2.9 to run on the PDP11 that I inherited (Although the Multics papers had their influence as well). – source
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Explore some of the most absurd hypothetical questions in science and learn the laws of science in action with a touch of humor in this book. Follow Randall Munroe, the creator of the extremely popular webcomic XKCD, as he answers questions like, "What if the moon went away?" and "How dangerous is it to be in a swimming pool in a thunderstorm?" Using computer simulations, declassified military research memos, and other scientific methods, Munroe presents his hilarious and clever responses, leaving readers entertained and enlightened.
Thoroughly enjoying Randell Munroe's (of @xkcdComic fame) book "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" - Funny and smartly written, and highly educational. With great illustrations of course. – source
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Discover the fascinating theory of motorcycle dynamics with this technical book by Vittore Cossalter. A must-read for engineers, students, or anyone interested in the technical and mathematical aspects of motorcycles. Motorcycle Dynamics is packed with the latest research on motorcycle behavior and performance, presented in an easy-to-understand format with abundant graphs and figures. Gain insight into this complex subject and deepen your knowledge of motorcycle mechanics.
Found a most fascinating book on the physics of Motorcycle riding. 350+ pages of pure math and engineering bliss by professor Vittore Cossalter in his book Motorcycle Dynamics – source
Desert of Pharan
Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca
A photographic essay documenting the transformation of Mecca over the last 5 years, from its unique urban tapestry to its modern, exclusive identity. Explore the eradication of historic sites and communities and the rise of high-end developments, showcasing unprecedented experimentation with architecture and social stratification. Celebrate Mecca's real and imagined states, with intimate access to its social and religious rituals, urban planning, and proposed development through breathtaking photography.
After having visited @AhmedMater's Mecca Journeys exhibition at the @brooklynmuseum I bought his book "Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca" - recommended if you are interested in urban development photography. – source