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LGM by Dev Gualtieri

LGM
by
Dev Gualtieri


LGM
LGM is a novel set in the present. The year is not explicitly stated, but the time period could be any time at the start of the twenty-first century.
The detection of an intelligent extraterrestrial signal sidetracks the routine existence of a radio astronomer, a reclusive mathematician and two computer entrepreneurs.

The discovery and analysis of this intelligent signal from the extraterrestrials, affectionately called the "Little Green Men," proceeds as it might in real life.



Secret Codes & Number Games by Dev Gualtieri

Secret Codes & Number Games
by
Dev Gualtieri


Cryptographic Projects & Number Games for Children Ages 5-16
Children enjoy making and sending secret messages. Secret message making, called cryptography, has become much more interesting with the advent of computers and the Internet. It's interesting to learn the basics and understand what's happening "under the hood" of cryptographic applications.

Secret Codes & Number Games has a spectrum of content that's interesting to children of all ages. It gives instructions on how to encode messages in a variety of simple and complex ways. Children can create messages using traditional ciphers, some used for thousands of years. Messages can be coded through conventional techniques, such as Morse Code, semaphores, and Braille, but messages can be encoded also as music, pigs and flowers.

Advanced cryptography uses a lot of mathematics, but this book shields the younger readers from most of the math. However, a few interesting number games are included, and ways to create art from words and phrases.



ChemCordance by Dev Gualtieri

Chemcordance
by
Dev Gualtieri


15,000 Words Spelled by Chemical Elements
Everyone has seen a coffee mug with the word, "caffeine," spelled with chemical elements as Ca-F-Fe-I-Ne. If you're not a coffee drinker, you can find a tee-shirt emblazoned with a similar transliteration for chocolate, C-Ho-Co-La-Te.

The symbols for the elements in the periodic table are the chemist's alphabet. Nearly every chemist can name the element associated with each symbol, except for the fleeting radioactive elements that occur at high atomic number.

While not every word can be spelled solely using chemical elements, many can, sometimes in several different ways. ChemCordance presents the chemical spellings of words contained in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary ("Webster's Second"), a massive volume well loved by linguists.

These "chemical words" are presented in a custom Periodic Table font designed by the author.



The Amazing Periodic Table by Dev Gualtieri

The Amazing Periodic Table
by
Dev Gualtieri


Trace a Maze Through the Elements of the Periodic Table
The Amazing Periodic Table has mazes incorporating the chemical symbol for each of the 118 known chemical elements on individual pages. A companion book containing the maze solutions is also available.

This book is a fun way for students of all ages to learn the symbols for the chemical elements and their locations on the Periodic Table. It makes a great gift for the scientist, technologist, or engineer in your family. It's an ideal presentation gift to acknowledge graduation, issuance of a chemical patent, or a retirement.



The Amazing Number Pi by Dev Gualtieri

The Amazing Number Pi
by
Dev Gualtieri


Trace a Maze Through the First Hundred Digits of Pi
The Amazing Number Pi has mazes incorporating the first hundred digits of pi on individual pages. The text summarizes the history and properties of this important number. Included are formulas for computing pi and the history of pi computation, including milestones in the number of calculated digits. A companion book containing the maze solutions is also available.

This is a fun way for students of all ages to learn more about this important mathematical constant. It makes a great gift for the scientist, technologist, mathematician, or engineer in your family. It's an ideal presentation gift to acknowledge graduation, publication of a paper, issuance of a patent, or a retirement.



Mother Wode by Dev Gualtieri

Mother Wode
by
Dev Gualtieri



Mother Wode is a novel set in the near future. The year is not explicitly stated, but the time period has many elements similar to the first decade of the twenty-first century, intermixed with an extrapolated future. Computers are much faster than today's computers, but computer scientists and computer programmers behave about the same. Also very similar to their present day counterparts are the corporate and academic cultures in which these people work. The human condition has not changed much through the years. Love, and the desire for a secure lifestyle, are still prime motivators. There may be people routinely working on the moon, but there are still bad guys back on Earth, and everyone would like more money.

A corporate computer scientist, a computer science graduate student and a computer hacker stumble upon evidence of a conspiracy to control worldwide financial transactions. Their curiosity fuels their attempt to discover the source and purpose of this conspiracy.



The Alchemists of Mars by Dev Gualtieri

The Alchemists of Mars
by
Dev Gualtieri



The Alchemists of Mars is a novel set in the present. The year is not explicitly stated, but the time period could be any time in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

A reconnaissance satellite discovers a hot spot in Valles Marineris in the Tharsis region of Mars. Back on Earth, archaeologists are investigating another hot spot, a thousand year old man-made underground radioactive source in Germany. The Martian hot spot is found to have signs of human habitation, and there appears to be a link between it and the archaeological site on Earth.



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