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The Water Problem

by Pat Mulroy

Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis,...


The Pygmy Hippo Story

by Phillip T. Robinson, Gabriella L. Flacke & Knut M. Hentschel

Though the pygmy hippopotamus has been designated as a flagship species of West African forests (meaning that by raising conservation efforts for a single species, an entire ecological region could benefit),...


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...


Behaviour, Development and Evolution

by Patrick Bateson

The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human...


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...


Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science

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...


Oil and Gas Exploration: Methods and Application

by Said Gaci & Olga Hachay

Oil and Gas Exploration: Methods and Application presents a summary of new results related to oil and gas prospecting that are useful for theoreticians and practical professionals. The study of oil and gas...


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...


Atlas of Clinically Important Fungi

by Carmen V. Sciortino

Although there are many texts that provide quality information for the identification of fungi, researchers and technologists rarely have time to read the text. Most are rushed for time and seek morphological...


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...


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.”...


Applications of Regression Models in Epidemiology

by Erick Suárez, Cynthia M. Pérez & Roberto Rivera

A one-stop guide for public health students and practitioners learning the applications of classical regression models in epidemiology

This book is written for public health professionals and students interested...


Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry: An Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms

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,...


Energy: Electrochemical Storage and Sustainable Development

by Jean-Marie Tarascon

The storage and conversion of energy is one of the major scientific challenges of the decades to come, with high stakes for the environment. What new materials will allow for more efficient and “cleaner”...