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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...


Activity Based Costing for Construction Companies

by Yong-Woo Kim

Activity Based Cotsting for Construction Companies provides guidelines on how overhead costs can be managed for using Activity Based Costing (ABC), providing gains in contractor competiveness. Illustrated with...


Learning from Bogotá: Pedagogical Urbanism and the Reshaping of Public Space

by Rachel Berney

Once known as a "drug capital" and associated with kidnappings, violence, and excess, Bogotá, Colombia, has undergone a transformation that some have termed "the miracle of Bogotá." Beginning in the late 1980s,...


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,...


Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

by Gloria I. Guzman Casado & Manuel Gonzalez de Molina

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective...


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...


Toxins and Other Harmful Compounds in Foods

by A. Witczak & Zdzislaw Sikorski

This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the occurrence, structure, and properties of harmful components in foods, the mode of action of these compounds in the human organism, the possibilities to detect them,...


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...


Pollution and the Atmosphere: Designs for Reduced Emissions

by Marco Ragazzi

This new compendium volume examines the significant impact of air quality on human health. Assessing air pollution in complex morphologies has become an important issue in order to implement mitigation measures...


Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectrics

by Katie Zhong & Bin Li

Polymers have been used as dielectric materials owing to their light weight, great flexibility, and processability as well as high insulation properties. To enhance their performance for various desired dielectric...


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...