In addition to downloading the Fourth Paradigm book for free from the Microsoft Research website – you can now purchase a hardcopy or a Kindle version from Amazon.  Of course using the Kindle for PC provides a great experience for reading the book. 

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery (Volume 1)

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The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

~ Tony Hey (Author), Stewart Tansley (Editor), Kristin Tolle (Editor)

http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Paradigm-Data-Intensive-Scientific-Discovery/dp/0982544200/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261412243&sr=8-3