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Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

by Rowland White & Richard Truly

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden...


The Universe in Your Hand

by Christophe Galfard

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to...


Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation

by Alan Gurney

"The compass' rocky evolution is charted with an enthusiast's passion....A fascinating adventure."—Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times Compass chronicles the misadventures of those who attempted to perfect...


The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

by Sergio A. Molina-Murillo & Carlos Rojas Alvarado

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits...


Using R for Numerical Analysis in Science and Engineering

by Victor A. Bloomfield

Instead of presenting the standard theoretical treatments that underlie the various numerical methods used by scientists and engineers, Using R for Numerical Analysis in Science and Engineering shows how to...


Birds in Trouble

by Lynn E. Barber

As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, covering shorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heighten awareness, not only of...


Biflavanoids: Chemical and Pharmacological Aspects

by Shabir Hussain Lone & Mohd Akbar Khuroo

Biflavanoids are an important class of plant metabolites offering a range of activities, good availability and relatively low toxicity. Long thought to hold possible therapeutic potential, the recent surge in...


Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

by Elizabeth Austin

Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the breadth of human history.  Our past, present, and future is intimately rooted is weather and climate.

Weather, water,...


The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

by Joel Kotkin

In The Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, “pack-and-stack” strategies. By exploring the economic, social,...


One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

by Bernd Heinrich

The acclaimed scientist/writer's captivating encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” insights and discoveries


The Genius of Birds

by Jennifer Ackerman

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence.  Like humans, many birds...


The Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin

This classic work of scientific literature, presenting the theory of evolution by means of natural selection, is still both relevant and controversial in the twenty-first century.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION...


One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine

by Mark Johnson & Kathleen Gallagher

The breathtaking story of a young boy with a never-before-seen disease, and the doctors who take a bold step into the future of medicine to save him—based on the authors’ Pulitzer Prize–winning reporting....


Balancing Green Power: How to deal with variable energy sources

by David Elliott

Renewable energy sources are large but some are variable and intermittent. The wide-scale use of renewable energy sources for energy supply will require the adoption of ways to compensate for their variability....


Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work, Third Edition

by Stephen Pheasant & Christine M. Haslegrave

In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all,...


Counterparty Risk and Funding: A Tale of Two Puzzles

by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki & Damiano Brigo

Solve the DVA/FVA Overlap Issue and Effectively Manage Portfolio Credit Risk

Counterparty Risk and Funding: A Tale of Two Puzzles explains how to study risk embedded in financial transactions between the bank...


Statistics for Finance

by Erik Lindström, Henrik Madsen & Jan Nygaard Nielsen

Statistics for Finance develops students' professional skills in statistics with applications in finance. Developed from the authors' courses at the Technical University of Denmark and Lund University, the text...


A Course on Statistics for Finance

by Stanley L. Sclove

Taking a data-driven approach, A Course on Statistics for Finance presents statistical methods for financial investment analysis. The author introduces regression analysis, time series analysis, and multivariate...


Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building

by Marian Keeler & Prasad Vaidya

The Fully Updated, Indispensible Study of Sustainable Design Principles

Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building is the first textbook to merge principles, theory, and practice into an integrated...


GIS Fundamentals, Second Edition

by Stephen Wise

With GIS technology increasingly available to a wider audience on devices from apps on smartphones to satnavs in cars, many people routinely use spatial data in a way which used to be the preserve of GIS specialists....