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Physics for Entertainment: A classic Russian book that delivers on the fun-with-physics promise of its title

Soviet popular-science writer Yakov I. Perelman makes physics fun in his classic English-language book Physics for Entertainment: Book One, offering real-world applications, demonstrations, and fascinating phenomena that remain relevant—and educational—to modern readers. This book explains many of the most entertaining aspects of the physical world and its principles, including optical illusions, light tricks and mirages, [...]

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Stanford Law Review for May 2012 explores securities class actions, municipal “home rule,” and judicial pay

Contents for the May 2012 issue include:
• The City and the Private Right of Action, by Paul A. Diller
• Securities Class Actions Against Foreign Issuers, by Merritt B. Fox
• How Much Should Judges Be Paid? An Empirical Study on the Effect of Judicial Pay on the State Bench, by James M. Anderson & Eric Helland
• Note: How Congress Could Reduce Job Discrimination by Promoting Anonymous Hiring, by David Hausman

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The Nature and the Sources of the Law: John Chipman Gray’s Anatomy of Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, and the Concept of Rights

The Nature and Sources of the Law (Second Edition, 1921) is Gray’s legal and jurisprudential classic, finally available in a high-quality eBook edition and new paperback. It is the 11th contribution in the Legal Legends Series and, unlike most such classics typically reproduced by crude scanning, offers full assurances of careful proofreading, proper formatting, and [...]

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Oesterreich’s classic study Occultism and Modern Science is republished with digital corrections and professional presentation

OCCULTISM AND MODERN SCIENCE:  Traugott Konstantin Oesterreich (1880-1949) was a German professor of philosophy and an expert on the philosophy and psychology of religion. He taught as a professor at Tübingen University. He is considered to be one of the first modern German scientists to declare his belief in psychic phenomena. Although his views on parapsychology [...]