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Conversations: Up Close and Personal with Icons of Fashion, Interior Design, and Art

by Blue Carreon

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

by Helen Caldicott

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of...


Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

by David Goodstein

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel? Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather,...


Firework Displays, Explosive Entertainment: A guide to getting the most from your firework display  for designers, firers and event organisers

by Tom Smith, Darryl Fleming & Chris Pearce

Ebook with full color pictures - Contents - With over 180 illustrations and over 50 tables of data, is designed for firework display firers, designers and organisers of outdoor events. From the enthusiastic...


Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth: A Celebration of Scientific Eccentricity and Self-Experimentation

by Trevor Norton

A witty celebration of the great eccentrics who have performed dangerous scientific experiments on themselves for the benefit of humankind.

Many scientists have followed the advice of the great Victorian doctor...


Your Atomic Self

by Curt Stager

What do atoms have to do with your life? In Your Atomic Self, scientist Curt Stager reveals how they connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe.

You will follow your oxygen atoms through fire...


How Safe Is Safe Enough?: Technological Risks, Real and Perceived

by E.E. Lewis

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language,...


Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing

by Ronald Quan

Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments

Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step...


Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

by Erich Hoyt

Praise for the first edition:

"More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths."...


The Chemistry of Printing Inks and Their Electronics and Medical Applications

by Johannes Karl Fink

This book focuses on the chemistry of inkjet printing inks, as well to special applications of these materials. As is well-documented, this issue has literallyexploded in the literature in particular in the...


Iodine Chemistry and Applications

by Tatsuo Kaiho

This book comprehensively covers iodine, its chemistry, and its role in functional materials, reagents, and compounds.

• Provides an up-to-date, detailed overview of iodine chemistry with discussion on elemental...


The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

by Christine Kenneally

How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals

We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History...


HVAC and Refrigeration Preventive Maintenance

by Eric Kleinert

Keep HVAC and refrigeration equipment running at peak performance

In this practical resource, a veteran service and repair professional with decades of hands-on experience walks you through the preventive maintenance...


Petroleum and Environmental Engineers

by George V. Chilingar & Mohammed Haroun

Electrokinetics is a term applied to a group of physicochemical phenomena involving the transport of charges, action of charged particles, effects of applied electric potential and fluid transport in various...


Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with Maple

by Mazen Shahin

Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines

As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé|DeBevoise, Malcolm This

Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has...


Ravens in Winter

by Bernd Heinrich

“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” E.O. Wilson

Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter?...


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

by Deborah Blum & Tim Folger

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

by Guy Sj Consolmagno & Paul Sj Mueller

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

“Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s...