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The Topography of Tears

by William H. Frey, Ann Lauterbach & Rose-Lynn Fisher

“Looking at [Fisher’s] photographs feels like staring out a plane window at the passing landscape below.” —Studio 360

“A moving depiction of the micro and macro aspects of our emotional lives, and a beautiful...


The History of the Future

by Edward McPherson

What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism,...


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Richard Higgins

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing...


Fortress Plant

by Dale Walters

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through...


Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

by Wallace H. Tucker

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is...


The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

by Thomas McNamee

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore...


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,...


Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

by Graham Patrick

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast...


Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

by Ian Stewart

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions...


The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

by Paul I. Palmer

The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction...


Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

by Russell Foster & Leon Kreitzman

The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and,...


Why Stock Markets Crash

by Didier Sornette

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as...


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far

by Lawrence M. Krauss

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the...


Environmental Protection

by Pamela Hill

Although climate change and pollution make near-daily appearances in the news, humans have not always recognized that the environment needs to be protected. Only after the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent...


The Surprise Attack in Mathematical Problems

by Louis A. Graham

For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting...


Moon Landing

by André Hoffmann

It was February 1966. A Saturn V rocket began a suborbital unmanned test flight with the Apollo Command Module for the first time. A Saturn Orbital test flight followed, without the Apollo Spaceship, in July...


NIPCC vs. IPCC

by S. Fred Singer

Addressing the Disparity between Climate Models and Observations: Testing the Hypothesis of Anthropogenic Global Warming, Interim Science Update Presented at Majorana Conference in Erice, Sicily, August 2011...


Reviews in Computational Chemistry

by Abby L. Parrill & Kenneth B. Lipkowitz

The Reviews in Computational Chemistry series brings together leading authorities in the field to teach the newcomer and update the expert on topics centered on molecular modeling.

•    Provides background...


Understanding Membrane Distillation and Osmotic Distillation

by Robert A. Johnson & Minh H. Nguyen

This book addresses principles and practical applications of membrane distillation and osmotic distillation, separation technologies which are gaining increasing attention due to their advantages over conventional...


Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfaces

by Carlos I Calle

The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the Sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place...