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Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans: Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

by Eirik Albrechtsen & Denis Besnard

It is vital that the oil and gas industry has a detailed understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of Integrated Operations (IO), which this book sets out to do from a multidisciplinary point of view. It analyses...


Evaluation of Rail Technology: A Practical Human Factors Guide

by Chris Bearman & Anjum Naweed

Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task...


Do Animals Think?

by Clive D. L. Wynne

Does your dog know when you've had a bad day? Can your cat tell that the coffee pot you left on might start a fire? Could a chimpanzee be trained to program your computer? In this provocative book, noted animal...


In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the

by Silvan S. Schweber

In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the...


Getting Started with MariaDB

by Bartholomew Daniel

A practical, hands-on, beginner-friendly guide to installing and using MariaDB.Getting Started with MariaDB is for anyone who wants to learn more about databases in general or MariaDB in particular. No prior...


Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume V: Atmospheric Optics, Modulators, Fiber Optics, X-Ray and Neutron Optics

by Michael Bass, Casimer DeCusatis & Jay Enoch

The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics,...


How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnetic Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects

by Stephen Voltz & Fritz Grobe

From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation....


The Making of a Cultural Landscape: The English Lake District as Tourist Destination, 1750-2010

by John K. Walton & Jason Wood

Bringing together leading writers from a wide range of disciplines, this book explores the tourism history and heritage of the Lake District and its construction as a cultural landscape from the mid eighteenth...


The Architecture of Pleasure: British Amusement Parks 1900-1939

by Josephine Kane

This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and...


Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days

by Gus Mills & Margie Mills

In this fascinating account of scientific study among forbidding wilderness, a husband-and-wife team describe their trek to the Kalahari to study the little-known brown hyena. The details of the scientific inquiry...


Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume II: Design, Fabrication and Testing, Sources and Detectors, Radiometry and Photometry

by Michael Bass, Casimer DeCusatis & Jay Enoch

The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics...


Landscapes of Mobility: Culture, Politics, and Placemaking

by Arijit Sen & Jennifer Johung

Our world is unquestionably one in which ubiquitous movements of people, goods, technologies, media, money, and ideas produce systems of flows. Comparing case studies from across the world, including those from...


Chemical Engineering: The Essential Reference

by Louis Theodore

A practical, concise guide to chemical engineering principles and applications Chemical Engineering: The Essential Reference is the condensed but authoritative chemical engineering reference, boiled down to...


Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

by Morris Kline

Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these—the search for beauty. Mathematics is...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

by Joshua Greene

The Boston Globe

“Surprising and remarkable… Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars.”...


Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Second Edition)

by Thomas J. Hickey

This concise and accessible book is a synthesis of the basic principles of the contemporary pragmatist philosophy of science.

It discusses the aim of basic science, the methods of scientific discovery, the criteria...


The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

by Ragnhild Lund & Piers Blaikie

This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis...


Kindergarten Architecture

by Mark Dudek

This fully illustrated guide to the planning and design of pre-school facilities for children is supported by a broad range of case studies, drawn from around the world. Both new buildings and adapted premises...


Toward a Competitive Telecommunication Industry: Selected Papers from the 1994 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

by Gerald W. Brock

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Landscapes of Labour Inequality and Social Exclusion

by Sally Hardy, Paul Lawless & Ron Martin

Persistent high employment and growing labour market inequality have become entrenched features of many European countries. This edited collection of papers focuses on the regional and local dimensions of these...