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The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos

by David Dickinson

The Definitive Resource for Viewing the Night Sky

David Dickinson, Earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing...


Nine Pints

by Rose George

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science

Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint....


18 Miles

by Christopher Dewdney

From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic — weather

We live at the bottom of an ocean of air — 5,200 million million tons, to be exact....


Hanging on to the Edges

by Daniel Nettle

What does it mean to be a scientist working today; specifically, a scientist whose subject matter is human life? Scientists often overstate their claim to certainty, sorting the world into categorical distinctions...


To Engineer Is Human

by Henry Petroski

“Though ours is an age of high technology, the essence of what engineering is and what engineers do is not common knowledge. Even the most elementary of principles upon which great bridges, jumbo jets, or...


Creating Things That Matter

by David Edwards

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary...


Zooicide

by Sue Coe & Stephen F. Eisenman

The latest book from acclaimed artist and social critic, Sue Coe. Her work is powerful, visceral, and unforgettable. She's been favorably compared to artists like Francisco Goya and Diego Rivera. She's been...


What are species

by Nature And Human Studies

What are Species? In its most general acceptation the word "species" signifies a kind or sort of something, which something is the genus to which the species belongs. Thus, a black stone is a species of the...


Designer Dogs: An Exposé

by Madeline Bernstein & Dr. Phil McGraw

Designer Dogs is the shocking exposure of the dangers of continuing to make our dogs tinier or funnier looking, more “Instagram worthy,” and presents startling new revelations on why this threatens French...


Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher

Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer...


Malkuth

by Paolo Panetta

The awakening of the Wizard

Cover Art Ambra Panetta

Translation of Douglas Swannie


Unredeemed Land

by Erin Stewart Mauldin

How did the Civil War and the emancipation of four million slaves reconfigure the natural landscape in the South and the farming economy dependent upon it? An innovative reconsideration of the Civil War's profound...


Knock on Wood

by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

For readers of Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Daniel Levitin with a twist of Bill Bryson—a lighthearted, entertaining and fateful exploration of luck in everyday life

For centuries, people around the world have...


India Connected

by Ravi Agrawal

Former chief CNN India correspondent and award-wining journalist Ravi Agrawal takes readers on a journey across the Subcontinent, through its remote rural villages and its massive metropolises, seeking out the...


Types of Valves in Piping

by Gustavo Miguel Cinca

Types of Valves in Piping

Types of Valves - Tables to estimate man hours of assembly

This publication describes the types of traditional valves used in piping systems. The book includes, as a supplement, tables...


With and Without Galton: Vasilii Florinskii and the Fate of Eugenics in Russia

by Nikolai Krementsov

In 1865, British polymath Francis Galton published his initial thoughts about the scientific field that would become ‘eugenics.’ The same year, Russian physician Vasilii Florinskii addressed similar issues...


How to Build Cities and Destroy Motorways

by Alessandro Melis & Liam Donovan-Stumbles

Over thousands of years, human beings have built habitats in response to their increasingly complex needs. The ultimate form of these habitats is the modern city: a feat in which the benefits are self-evident....


Advances in Comparative Survey Methods

by Timothy P. Johnson, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Ineke A. L. Stoop & Brita Dorer

Covers the latest methodologies and research on international comparative surveys with contributions from noted experts in the field 

Advances in Comparative Survey Methodology examines the most recent advances...


A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or...


Laika's Window

by Kurt Caswell

Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived...