Books about Precision

  1. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches

    by Stephen E. Ambrose
    A comprehensive account of the pivotal World War II invasion of Normandy.

    Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery

    by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
    A collection of gripping and emotional stories from the world of neurosurgery, exploring the complexities of the human brain and the fragility of life.

    "This book should be read by every medical student, doctor and present or potential patient. In other words, by all of us." –Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles Rule One for the ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Art of War

    by Sun Tzu
    Ancient Chinese military treatise outlining strategies for success in battle.

    Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

    by Nate Silver
    An exploration of the art and science of prediction, examining why some predictions succeed while others fail.

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political ... (Goodreads)

  5. They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    by Gerald Graff
    A guide to academic writing that teaches readers how to engage in productive dialogue with other writers and develop their own arguments effectively.

    They Say / I Say shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said (they say) to set up one's own argument (I ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Intuitionist

    by Colson Whitehead
    A lift inspector navigates a mysterious, ever-shifting city while solving a thrilling mystery.

    The story begins with the catastrophic failure of an elevator which Watson had inspected just days before, leading to suspicion cast upon both herself and the Intuitionist school as a whole. To cope ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

    by Lydia Davis
    A collection of short stories that are often experimental, exploring the complexities of human relationships and the nature of language.

    Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” ( Salon ) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” ( ... (Goodreads)

  8. Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

    by Martha Stewart
    Comprehensive guide to baking, including recipes, techniques, and tips from the domestic goddess herself.

    Every new book from Martha Stewart is cause for celebration, and with Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook , she returns to bring the pleasures of baking to readers at every level, from beginner to ... (Goodreads)

  9. Déjà Dead

    by Kathy Reichs
    An action-packed mystery featuring a female forensic anthropologist as she investigates a series of mysterious murders.

    When the meticulously dismembered body of a woman is discovered in the ground of an abandoned monastery in Montreal , Canada , which is too "decomposed for standard autopsy ", an anthropologist is ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

    by Ben Hogan
    A classic instructional book on golf, detailing the techniques and fundamentals of the game.

    A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons, outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated ... (Goodreads)

  11. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

    by Martin Fowler
    A guide to improving the design of existing code, making it easier to understand and modify.

    As the application of object technology—particularly the Java programming language—has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant ... (Goodreads)

  12. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

    by King Arthur Flour
    Comprehensive guide to baking, including recipes, techniques, and troubleshooting tips. Perfect for novice and experienced bakers alike.

    The trusted companion of scores of home bakers is finally available in paperback!, Originally Published ten years ago - and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Word Power Made Easy

    by Norman Lewis
    A comprehensive guide to building vocabulary and improving communication skills through word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

    The most effective English language vocabulary builder available: this time-tested classic has helped millions achieve mastery of English and improve their communications skills in business, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. The Wars of the Roses

    by Alison Weir
    A detailed account of the dynastic conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York in medieval England.

    Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Kill Artist

    by Daniel Silva
    An ex-Mossad agent is called back into service to take down a powerful terrorist leader.

    Israel’s Prime Minister reinstates Ari Shamron as Mossad director. Shortly thereafter, Israel’s ambassador is murdered in Paris. The crime has all of the markings of Tariq al-Hourani, a terrorist ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Steel Wave

    by Jeff Shaara
    A historical novel that follows the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, from planning to execution.

    General Dwight Eisenhower commands a diverse army that must destroy Hitler’s European fortress. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel prepares for the coming invasion, as the Führer ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth

    by Paul Hoffman
    Biography of eccentric mathematician Paul Erdős, who spent his life traveling the world and collaborating with other mathematicians to solve complex problems.

    Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

    by Edward R. Tufte
    A guide to creating effective visual representations of data, with examples of good and bad design.

    The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with ... (Goodreads)

  19. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

    by Renni Browne
    A guide for writers to improve their own writing by learning the art of self-editing.

    Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    by Mary Norris
    A witty memoir of a copy editor's life, exploring the nuances of grammar and language.

    "Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

    by Jacques Pépin
    Memoir of Jacques Pépin's life as a chef, from his childhood in France to his career in America.

    In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called “the best chef in America” tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    by Lindsey Fitzharris
    An exploration into the pioneering work of Joseph Lister and his revolutionary contribution to modern medicine.

    Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize,A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017,, Publishers Weekly, A Best History Book of 2017,, The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Introduction to Algorithms

    by Thomas H. Cormen
    Comprehensive guide to algorithms, their design, analysis, and implementation. A must-read for computer science students and professionals.

    This title covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of ... (Goodreads)

  24. Dear Committee Members

    by Julie Schumacher
    An epistolary novel of a professor's reflections on his life and career.

    Finally, a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

    by Roger Penrose
    A comprehensive guide to the fundamental laws of the universe, from classical mechanics to quantum theory and beyond.

    Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes
    Historical narrative of the scientists and engineers who developed the atomic bomb.

    Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside ... (Goodreads)

  27. Theodore Rex

    by Edmund Morris
    A biography of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, exploring his leadership, policies, and impact on American society.

    Theodore Roosevelt and his two-term presidency (1901-9) deserve a king-size, seize-the-man biography - and Edmund Morris has provided one. "TR" typifies the "can do" American; his famous maxim, of ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

    by Eric Ives
    A detailed account of the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and her impact on English history.

    This definitive full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research, focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in ... (Goodreads)

  29. Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

    by Benjamin Graham
    Comprehensive guide to value investing, analyzing financial statements, and identifying undervalued securities. A must-read for serious investors.

    With nearly a million copies sold, Security Analysis has been continuously in print for more than sixty years. No investment book in history had either the immediate impact, or the long-term ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    by Leonard Susskind
    A physicist's account of his debate with Stephen Hawking over the nature of black holes and the implications for quantum mechanics.

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did, and in doing so put at risk everything we know ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

    by Jen Bryant
    The biography of Peter Roget, creator of the thesaurus, and his lifelong love of words.

    2015 Caldecott Honor Book 2015 Sibert Medal Winner For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions – and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn’t write ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    by Robert C. Martin
    A guide to writing maintainable, efficient computer code through principles of good design.

    Even bad code can function. But if code isn't clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

    by Mark Forsyth
    A witty and informative guide to the art of rhetoric, exploring the techniques used by great writers and speakers throughout history.

    The idiosyncratic, erudite and brilliantly funny new book from Mark Forsyth, bestselling author of, The Etymologicon, and, The Horologicon, . In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a ... (Goodreads)

  34. What Is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches

    by Erwin Schrödinger
    A physicist's exploration of the nature of life, bridging the gap between physics and biology. Includes autobiographical sketches.

    What Is Life? is a 1944 non-fiction science book written for the lay reader by physicist Erwin Schrödinger. The book was based on a course of public lectures delivered by Schrödinger in February 1943 ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    by J. Kenji López-Alt
    Detailed guide to cooking, leveraging science to unlock the best culinary techniques.

    Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as ... (Goodreads)

  36. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

    by Ray Monk
    A biography of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, exploring his life, work, and impact on philosophy.

    "Great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. Monk's life of Wittgenstein is such a one."–"The Christian Science Monitor." ... (Goodreads)

  37. Churchill: A Life

    by Martin Gilbert
    A comprehensive biography of Winston Churchill, chronicling his life and legacy as a leader and statesman.

    Martin Gilbert's highly-acclaimed Churchill: A Life is a story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Anatomy for the Artist

    by Sarah Simblet
    Comprehensive guide to human anatomy for artists, featuring detailed illustrations and explanations of bones, muscles, and more.

    For millennia, the human body has been celebrated as nature's finest masterpiece. This superb drawing guide helps you unravel its complexity and capture its aesthetic on paper. Packed with ... (Goodreads)

  39. A Mathematician's Apology

    by G.H. Hardy
    A defense of pure mathematics as a worthwhile pursuit, despite its lack of practical applications.

    G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

    by G.J. Meyer
    A comprehensive history of the Tudor dynasty, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, exploring their scandals, triumphs, and tragedies.

    For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. ... (Goodreads)

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