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Shaping a City

by Mack Travis

Picture your downtown vacant, boarded up, while the malls surrounding your city are thriving. What would you do?

In 1974 the politicians, merchants, community leaders, and business and property owners, of Ithaca,...


On the origin of species

by Charles Darwin

Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with...


A bright future

by Fatih Birol & European Investment Bank

There are two ways to look at renewable energy today.On the one hand, falling costs and strong policies are promoting the rapid spread of solar energy and wind power all across the world. Solar power is one...


Summary & Study Guide - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs:

by Lee Tang

If you thought you knew all about dinosaurs, you will learn much more in this book.

The must-read summary of “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World,” by Steve Brusatte.

The dinosaurs,...


Universal Life

by Alan Boss

After decades of painstaking planning, NASA's first dedicated exoplanet detection mission, the Kepler space telescope, was launched in 2009 from Cape Canaveral. Kepler began a years-long mission of looking for...


Self-Assembly

by Ramanathan Nagarajan

An introduction to the state-of-the-art of the diverse self-assembly systems 

Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles provides an effective entry for new researchers into this exciting field while...


Health

by Peter Adamson

From antiquity to the early modern period, many philosophers also studied anatomy and medicine, or were medical doctors themselves -- yet the history of philosophy and of medicine are pursued as separate disciplines....


Medical societies and scientific culture in nineteenth-century Belgium

by Joris Vandendriessche

This book offers the first comprehensive study of nineteenth-century medical societies as scientific institutions. It analyses how physicians gathered to share, discuss, evaluate, publish and even celebrate...


Native American Landmarks (and Festivals)

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis & Arlene Hirschfelder

Native American culture and the history of the United States has always held a fascination for history buffs, students, teachers, and seekers of spiritual enlightenment as well as general readers. United States...


Cognition Switch: Health #1

by Hayley Birch, Alex O’Brien, Catherine de Lange & Carl Zimmer et al.

Cognition Switch: Health

An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas on Health

Issue #1: December 2018

Featuring Articles by: Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia...


Quantum Space

by Jim Baggott

Today we are blessed with two extraordinarily successful theories of physics. The first is Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which describes the large-scale behaviour of matter in a curved spacetime....


The 32nd Mersenne Prime

by David Slowinski

In honor of Andrew Wiles' proof of the theorem known as "Fermat's Last Theorem" stated 350 years ago—but unproven until this week (February, 1993). [Fermat's thoughts on primes did not fare so well, however....


70+ Things to Do with a Hundred Chart

by Denise Gaskins

Are you looking for creative ways to help your child learn math?

You don’t need a special workbook, teacher’s manual, or lesson plans. All you need is an inquiring mind and something interesting to think...


The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece: A Personal View

by Norman F. Joly

Everything you need to know about how Amateur Radio started in Greece and the United Kingdom.

Thales, who was born in 640 B.C., was a man of exceptional wisdom and one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece. He...


Innovation and development in agricultural and food systems

by Jean-Marc Touzard, Ludovic Temple, Frédéric Goulet & Yuna Chiffoleau et al.

The book looks at innovation in agriculture and food systems against the backdrop of the great challenges facing humanity today. It does so by exploring the different dimensions of change and by focusing on...


Films from the Future

by Andrew Maynard

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology

Fans of The Science of InterstellarThe Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love the Films from the Future.

Science, technology, and society:...


Urban Ornithology

by Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse, John Kieran & P. A. Buckley

Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s...


Cognition Switch #1

by Peter Harrison, Marcel Zentner, George Zarkadakisis & Danielle Celermajer et al.

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas

Issue #1: December 2018

Featuring Ideas by: Peter Harrison, Marcel Zentner, George Zarkadakisis, Danielle Celermajer, Paul Raeburn, Scott Samuelson,...


The Social Leap

by William von Hippel

In the compelling popular science tradition of Sapiens and Guns, Germs, and Steel, a groundbreaking and eye-opening exploration that applies evolutionary science to provide a new perspective on human psychology,...


Bits and Pieces

by Kenneth B. McAlpine

Bits and Pieces tells the story of chiptune, a style of lo-fi electronic music that emerged from the first generation of video game consoles and home computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Through ingenuity...