MPEG Video Compression Standard:
Chaos and Fractals:
Proofs from THE BOOK:
Joel on Software:
The corrected link from page 316 (bottom) - hilarious: http://web.archive.org/web/20001203002400/http://microsoft.c...
Page 325 talks about the porting effort which didn't work out, and the Wasabi language was born: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FogBugz#History
(While I know they charge like this for most of their e-books, this particular example is embarrassing.)
It says restricted to me and offers me to buy chapter for
$29.95 and whole book for $229.00
Approximation Algorithms http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-04565-7
How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics
Modern Graph Theory
Modern Heuristics is in my top-k books of all time. Check out Zbigniew Michalewicz's other books @ http://cs.adelaide.edu.au/~zbyszek/books.html
thank you ! this led me to his books on evolution programs (Genetic Algorithms + Data Structures = Evolutionary Programs), which is an excellent book as well.
> Thank you for reaching out to us. From time to time our titles may become available to the public for legal download. There is no guarantee that titles available will remain available permanently. The only titles that will remain available are titles marked as Open Access.
Thus, it sounds like what happened was an accident or publicity stunt. I expect access to remain cut off.
In particular, I am teaching a course this spring based on two Springer books that I was able to download yesterday. If I e-mail PDFs to all of my students, am I legally in the clear?
I am quite annoyed by this revert -- especially by the fact that big publishers can generate so much good will just by a simple error that gets shared on the Internet, while the correction will get minimal exposure.
1.2 You may solely for private, educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes access, browse, view, display, search, download and print the Content.
1.3 You may not: [...] re-distribute, reproduce, or transmit the Content by any means including electronic (e. g., via e-mail) nor post it on their personal or public websites or on public networks...
So while you may have the copy of the book legally, it seems unlikely that you can give it to your students. There's always a chance that what they're saying isn't legally enforceable (see non compete agreements), but I don't think that's the case here. I'm not a lawyer, so I can't say for sure.
If there's no license specified, default is "all rights reserved" and you cannot distribute the books to your students free of liability.
Examples of working links:
The content identified by the original post were not open access; they were paid access (typically quite expensive) and published in 2004 or before.
I hope the zero cost downloads was not a glitch but a policy, and that Springer will make those older texts freely available again.
If I had to guess, I'd say a pretty good chunk of them already were on torrent sites or LibGen.
So, I suggest you have a look into this and see if you can also get access via the academic login page and Shibboleth or Athens. Or, if not available to you personally, you may be able to just go to your nearest university library and get access to the books that way, too...
OP link lists 66,327 results (i.e. books) available free of cost.
EDIT: no, I was mistaken. I can "download PDF" but it looks like that's typically only introductory content and not the entire book.
Optimization by Lange is at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4757-4182-7
Time Series Analysis and Its Applications by Shumway and Stoffer (http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4757-3261-0), who developed the EM tools for fitting state space models to time series by maximum likelihood, but were largely uncredited by the NIPS crowd.
I wonder if the 2005 ones will also become free in 2016?
There are so many books out there that I want to read, but might never be able to read because I will not have enough time. It would be amazing if there was just a way to download a book and understand its contents right into my brain in a matter of minutes.
It would be really interesting to see an interactive textbook that is combined with audiobook and asks you to read along and summarise every chapter. Not only it would increase speed of reading, but also help with memorising content.
This is probably one of the best ideas I read on HN this year. It just seems to match up very well with my own study experiences, and the advice I have read recently in 'A Mind for Numbers' http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G3L19ZU
Thanks, I shall try this!
Actually, novels are the only part where I could see some value from speed-reading, as the plot is usually not all that difficult to follow and at least in most cases the language not nice enough to marvel at it, though I suppose the latter is what you meant by “good novel”.
The Meaning of Relativity (Einstein) http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-011-6022-3
Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4757-3894-0
The Physics of Musical Instruments http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-0-387-21603-4
Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b119185
Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4615-0215-9
Structures or Why Things Don't Fall Down http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4615-9074-3
Fundamentals of Power Electronics http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b100747
Advanced Organic Chemistry A/B http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b114222 http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b114293
Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b97397
Continuing tangent: if that sounds interesting, please consider also reading the precursor book "The Timeless Way of Building" by Christopher Alexander. It focuses on the theory and the philosophy. This is a beautiful book, in both senses of the beauty of the book itself, and the beauty of the ideas contained inside. It is very humane.
"There is one timeless way of building. It is thousands of years old, and the same today as it has always been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way. And as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form as the trees and hills,and as our faces are."
It wouldn't hurt to have more humane and beautiful things in the world, particularly those that are designed and built and customised by those who must inhabit or use them. Whether those things are buildings, or software, or laws, or societal goals.
You just made my personal day and ruined my office day :-). I'll now spend rest of the day, and perhaps week, drooling over, downloading (and uploading them to my DropBox account) a whole bunch of these :-)
It's possible to do things with statistics/ML even without having the greatest grasp on linear algebra, but it sure would help to have a firmer foundation. Thanks!
Bad Springer :(
> SpringerOpen books are published under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license, so they can be reused and redistributed for non-commercial purposes as long as the original author is attributed.
Edit: looks like they've revoked access already in fact https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10811854
Still, that's pretty cool!
Edit: It’s still a Very Good Thing.
"You may solely for private, educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes access, browse, view, display, search, download and print the Content."
Any license changes they publish are important to establish your right to make any subsequent copies, though.
--edit: apologies, should be a response to parent
Now I'm imagining a Yes Men style hack where we release a P.R. apparently from Elsevier where they make all of their backfiles open access because of the social good it would do.
I also think that Springer deserves serious credit for their commitment to reasonable e-book publication: once you have access, you download the PDF and you have it; no DRM, no special reader software. So many other e-publishing sites want to make sure that I can't actually read their files that this straightforward approach is a relief.
With that said, I am bummed that I missed this apparent window of opportunity!
BTW: found this gem for brain-science junkies: http://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-79928-0 - Neurobiology of Decision-Making, edited by Damásio, Damásio & Christen (the first "Damásio" is António Damásio, author of "Descartes' Error").
Tim Budd's "An APL Compiler" is a classic.
I love the goofy title of Mads Tofte's:
What They Can Do,
What They Might Do,
and What They Will Probably Never Do"
Paid a handsome amount for these and many others at Reiter's Books back in the day!
Besides Machine Learning and some niche topics most books on the list should be very useful and applicable
Here is my current read:
Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker
While most of us are in the middle of holidays theres some poor soul beavering away trying to implement some feature before the "end of the year" deadline and tapped the wrong combination of keys and bam! the bank account graph starts dipping and crap hits the fan.
Hey, why don't you read some of the theoretical security / programming books that your company publishes?
-11 to Springer.
- The Design of Rijndael http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-04722-4
Chaos and Fractals: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b97624
I'm sure they have some classics where they'll lose some sales, but most of these titles will have been superseded by newer books or subsequent editions of the same books long ago.
Intertwingled, about Ted Nelson, 2014:
+1 to msie's recommendation to read Chaos & Fractals (http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b97624)
But their Web server rejected, "closed", all the CURL connections. I tried some really simple software I had based just on sockets, and those connections were closed also. My Web browser connects and downloads the file one at a time just fine.
So, maybe I need a newer version of CURL that looks more like a Web browser?
Or just use Firefox, manually, one PDF at a time. Bummer.
Modern Applied Statistics with S
Looked like great reads right off the bad. Thanks OP!
Unfortunately, some of the old and gold Springer books are available only in paper format like Shreve's Stochastic Calculus for Finance .
There are a lot of books about the subject but I don't know if those books are valid...
Springer actually seems to offer >19,000 math books.
Is that the correct link? What am I missing?
Information should be free.
APL Programs for the Mathematics Classroom Norman Thomson
Arithmetic Geometry Edited by Gary Cornell
BASIC Game Plans Computer Games and Puzzles Programmed in BASIC
An APL Compiler Timothy Budd
The Chemical Bond Tadamasa Shida
Holub on Patterns: Learning Design Patterns by Looking at Code
Proofs from the Book
For couple of $100 bucks you can get unlimited access to virtually every CS/tech book out there. This include brand new ones and even exclusive access to books with future publish date.
You are comparing something free with a service that costs "couple of $100 bucks", more specifically $400/year for a subscription. If $400 is so little to you that you can just toss it aside that's all well and good, but that is not the case for a lot of people.. most of whom the subject of this post is aimed.