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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

by Andrew H. Knoll

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year...


Hydroxyapatite (HAp) for Biomedical Applications

by Michael Mucalo

Hydroxyapatite in the form of hydroxycarbonate apatite is the principal mineral component of bone tissue in mammals. In Bioceramics, it is classed as a bioactive material, which means bone tissue grows directly...


e-Design: Computer-Aided Engineering Design

by Kuang-Hua Chang

e-Design is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will understand...

  • Basic design principles and all-digital design paradigms....


Statement

by Ed Douglas

On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly...


Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes

From leading ecology advocates, a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living.

In Cowed, globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing...


Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

The Future of Scientific Practice: 'Bio-Techno-Logos'

by Marta Bertolaso

Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to...


Risk: All That Matters

by Sue Stockdale & Clive Steeper

We are all risk takers. In life and in business, human attitudes towards risk are terrifyingly irrational. We hugely over-estimate short-term risks (standing near a cliff edge, or selling to someone who may...


Mathematics: All That Matters

by Mike Askew

Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed...


The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture

by Tim Waterman

From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field.

The Fundamentals...


The Internet Unconscious: On the Subject of Electronic Literature

by Sandy Baldwin

There is electronic literature that consists of works, and the authors and communities and practices around such works. This is not a book about that electronic literature. It is not a book that charts histories...


Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

by Marc Goodman

NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

One of the world’s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals,...


The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

by Jim Bell

The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission— told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.

The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries—11.3 billion miles away...


Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

by Niles Eldredge

One of evolution’s fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species...


Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

by Kathy Ceceri

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, English majors, school teachers, and grandparents. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you...


Wittgenstein: The Crooked Roads

by William Lyons

Difficult to know and impossible to forget, Ludwig Wittgenstein is remembered as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He published only one book in his lifetime - a masterpiece that moulded the...


This Idea Must Die

by Mr. John Brockman

Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation.

Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones. In the past,...


To Explain the World

by Steven Weinberg

In this rich, irreverent, compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to...


Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom

by Simon Barnes

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world’s creatures—weird, wonderful, and everything in between—are inextricably linked.

Life on planet earth is not weirder than...