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Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

by Jim Bennett

From the Bronze Age mariners of the Mediterranean to contemporary sailors using satellite-based technologies, the history of navigation at sea, the art of finding a position and setting a course, is fascinating....


Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

by Tristram D. Wyatt

How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while...


True Genius: The Life and Work of Richard Garwin, the Most Influential Scientist You've Never Heard of

by Joel Shurkin

Richard Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

Called a "true genius" by Enrico Fermi, Richard Garwin has influenced modern life in far-reaching ways, yet he is hardly...


Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

by Yuval Noah Harari

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion...


Convergence

by Peter Watson

A brilliant history of science over the past 150 years that offers a powerful new argument—that the many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths.

Convergence is a history of modern science...


Stealing Fire

by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs...


Storm Chaser

by Mike Olbinski

My storm chasing/interest in photography began back around the time my daughter was born (2008) and I started chasing storms about 7 years ago. It's hard to describe why I'm drawn to weather and storms, it's...


Writing the Earth, Darkly: Globalization, Ecocriticism, and Desire

by Isabel Hoving

To come to terms with globalization, Caribbean writers adopt unexpected strategies. They write about flowers to help us look at race and sexuality differently. They see gardening as a means to make a violent,...


While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change

by M Jackson & Bill McKibben

While Glaciers Slept weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. M Jackson, a noted scientist and National Geographic Expert, reveals how these events...


Quantum Fuzz: The Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us

by Michael S. Walker

Quantum physics has turned our commonsense notion of reality on its head. This accessible book describes in layperson's terms the strange phenomena that exist at the quantum level--a world of tiny dimensions...


Saving Science Class: Why We Need Hands-on Science to Engage Kids, Inspire Curiosity, and Improve Education

by Christopher McGowan

Much of what our students are learning about science in school bears little resemblance to real science. That is the main theme of this critique of science education by a veteran scientist and former school...


The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

by Kevin Mitnick

Be online without leaving a trace.

Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is...


CliffsNotes Statistics and Probability Common Core Quick Review

by Malihe Alikhani

A quick review of Statistics and Probability Common Core math


Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

by Bill Schutt

“A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world.”...


Instantaneous Power Theory and Applications to Power Conditioning

by Hirofumi Akagi, Edson Hirokazu Watanabe & Mauricio Aredes

This book covers instantaneous power theory as well as the importance of design of shunt, series, and combined shunt-series power active filters and hybrid passive-active power filters

 

  • Illustrates pioneering...


Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry

by Daniel E. Levy

Organic chemistry is required coursework for degrees in life, food, and medical sciences.  To help the students discouraged by the belief that this topic cannot be mastered without significant memorization,...


Gravity: A Very Short Introduction

by Timothy Clifton

Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. Understanding gravity is not only essential...


Sully's Challenge: "Miracle on the Hudson” – Official Investigation & Full Report of the Federal Agency

by National Transportation Safety Board

How can a 10 pound bird bring down a 150,000 pounds aircraft? How would you feel if you were the captain on that aircraft, responsible for 155 souls? What would you do to prevent the disaster? How would you...


Megatech: Technology in 2050

by Daniel Franklin

Technology moves fast - so where will it have taken us by 2050? How will it affect the way we live? And how far are we willing to let it go?

In Megatech, distinguished scientists, industry leaders, star academics...


The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet

by Anthony J. Martin

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival.

Humans have “gone...