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What Works in Conservation

by William J. Sutherland (ed.), Lynn V. Dicks (ed.), Nancy Ockendon (ed.) & Rebecca K. Smith (ed.)

Is leaving headlands in fields unsprayed beneficial for wildlife? Is paying farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures effective? Is using prescribed fire beneficial for young trees in forests?...


Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature

by Agustín|Visala, Aku Fuentes

The last few decades have seen an unprecedented surge of empirical and philosophical research into the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, the origins of the mind/brain, and human culture. This research and...


The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home: A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction

by Kent Lester & Dave McGuerty

Save 30% on home construction!

Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting...


Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine

by Steve Jones

The surprising and sometimes shocking history of the scientific innovations in Paris during the French Revolution, by the author of Darwin’s Ghost. Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world...


Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

by Helen Czerski

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.

Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond...


Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense: Histories and Philosophies of Mathematical Practice

by Roi Wagner

In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements...


How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future: Why Left Hemisphere Dominance Has Brought Humanity to the Brink of Disaster and How We Can Think Our Way

by James Olson

Our brains have numerous functioning parts, all of which serve us at any one moment. But decades of research reveal the existence of two basic brain “operating systems”—two fundamental ways in which the...


C++ for Financial Mathematics

by John Armstrong

If you know a little bit about financial mathematics but don't yet know a lot about programming, then C++ for Financial Mathematics is for you.

C++ is an essential skill for many jobs in quantitative finance,...


Introduction to  Polymer Chemistry, Fourth Edition

by Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With...


Object-Orientation, Abstraction, and Data Structures Using Scala, Second Edition

by Mark C. Lewis & Lisa L. Lacher

Praise for the first edition:

"The well-written, comprehensive book...[is] aiming to become a de facto reference for the language and its features and capabilities. The pace is appropriate for beginners; programming...


Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

by Robert E. Parkin

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive...


Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning for Molecular Biology

by Alan Moses

Molecular biologists are performing increasingly large and complicated experiments, but often have little background in data analysis. The book is devoted to teaching the statistical and computational techniques...


Speed, Data, and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World

by Jan Bosch

As software R&D investment increases, the benefits from short feedback cycles using technologies such as continuous deployment, experimentation-based development, and multidisciplinary teams require a fundamentally...


Plant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set

by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad & Vasudha Bansal

Plant secondary metabolites are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant...


Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion: Theory and Practice, Second Edition

by Martin Liggins II, David Hall & James Llinas

In the years since the bestselling first edition, fusion research and applications have adapted to service-oriented architectures and pushed the boundaries of situational modeling in human behavior, expanding...


Advanced Engineering and Technology III: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2016), Hong Kong, 22-23 O

by Liquan Xie

Some recent essential ideas and advanced techniques have been presented to overcome the current engineering issues in the civil engineering, water science and environmental engineering and food engineering....


Ocean Structures: Construction, Materials, and Operations

by Srinivasan Chandrasekaran & Arvind Kumar Jain

This book addresses the concepts of material selection and analysis, choice of structural form, construction methods, environmental loads, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, and repair methodologies...


Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

by Pamela McCauley

This book is a must-have resource for those engineering professionals seeking out best practice in engineering leadership and innovation. It is underpinned by years of applied experience in engineering settings,...


Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS

by Dale A. Quattrochi, Elizabeth Wentz & Nina Siu-Ngan Lam

This book is the most comprehensive documentation of the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place in integrating scale in remote sensing and GIS. It presents new developments in the overall...


Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness

by Mats Isaksson & Christopher L. Raaf

Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency...