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The Cradle of Humanity

by Mark Maslin

Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion...


Eclipse — Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

by Frank Close

On 21 August 2017, over 100 million people will gather in a narrow belt across the USA to witness the most watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse - Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, written by...


The Dark Side of Technology

by Peter Townsend

Technological progress comes with a Dark Side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results. The many and various unexpected outcomes of technology span humorous to bizarre, and even result in...


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?...


Dawn of the Dog: The Genesis of a Natural Species

by Janice Koler-Matznick, Alan Whittbecker & Karen Adair

The dog may not be what most think it is. The common origin of the dog story says the dog was a gray wolf that “somehow” turned into the dog after it associated with humans. Dawn of the Dog reveals this...


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...


Energy Unlimited: Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy

by Barbara Maria Albert & Jon Dee

HAVE YOU been tasked with developing a plan to transition your organisation to 100% renewable energy but need more information to make this project a success?

DO YOU want to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels...


Lectures on Inductive Logic

by Jon Williamson

Logic is a field studied mainly by researchers and students of philosophy, mathematics and computing. Inductive logic seeks to determine the extent to which the premisses of an argument entail its conclusion,...


Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI

by Liquan Xie

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI includes the contributions to the 6th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering (AMCE 2016, Hong kong, China, 30-31 December 2016), and showcases...


Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

by Felix P. Lesnov

The monograph is concerned with results of studies of petrology of mafic-ultramafic massifs as part of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association. It generalizes and interprets a large body of data (mainly original...


Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle: Variables and Consequences

by Isabel Ferrera

This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon...


Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control

by Barrie G. M. Jamieson

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting...


Testing R Code

by Richard Cotton

Learn how to write R code with fewer bugs.

The problem with programming is that you are always one typo away from writing something silly. Likewise with data analysis, a small mistake in your model can lead...


Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging: Advances and Applications

by Michael T. McMahon, Assaf A. Gilad & Jeff W.M. Bulte

This is the first textbook dedicated to CEST imaging and covers the fundamental principles of saturation transfer, key features of CEST agents that enable the production of imaging contrast, and practical aspects...


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...