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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

by Dan Ariely & Tim Folger

Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.

Information Overload: An International Challenge for Professional Engineers and Technical Communicators

by Judith B. Strother, Jan M. Ulijn & Zohra Fazal

A unique approach to information overload, combining theory and practical solutions

Written and edited by an international group of experts from academia and industry, Information Overload clearly links academic...

Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth

by Craig Childs

The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching...

Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life

by Massimo Pigliucci

Consider the following scenario: you’re walking on a bridge and notice a trolley on the tracks below. To your horror, the trolley is hurtling directly toward five innocent bystanders. You also see a lever...

Predictive Health: How We Can Reinvent Medicine to Extend Our Best Years

by Kenneth L. Brigham & Michael M. E. Johns

It’s no stretch to claim that America is in the midst of a healthcare meltdown. Care is costly and unattainable for many, and often unsatisfactory even for those who can afford treatment. The medical system...

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

by George M. Church & Ed Regis

Everyone has heard of genetic engineering: we eat engineered foods, we take drugs made in engineered bacteria and yeast, and someday soon may drive our cars on fuel produced by engineered microorganisms. Regenesis...

Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Coordinated Agricultural Research through GRACEnet to Address our Changing Climate

by Mark Liebig, A.J. Franzluebbers & Ronald F Follett

Global climate change is a natural process that currently appears to be strongly influenced by human activities, which increase atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG). Agriculture contributes about...

Autophagy of the Nervous System: Cellular Self-Digestion in Neurons and Neurological Diseases

by Zhenyu Yue & Charleen T Chu

What is autophagy? Why would neurons digest parts of themselves through autophagy? How can autophagy save the lives of cells under some conditions, but act as an accomplice to cell death in others? By what mechanisms...

Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order

by David Orrell

In this sweeping book, applied mathematician and popular author David Orrell questions the promises and pitfalls of associating beauty with truth, showing how ideas of mathematical elegance have inspired—and...

Introduction to Micro- and Nanooptics

by Jürgen Jahns & Stefan Helfert

This first textbook on both micro- and nanooptics introduces readers to the technological development, physical background and key areas.

The opening chapters on the physics of light are complemented by chapters...

Creating Walkable Places: Compact Mixed-Use Solutions

by Adrienne Schmitz & Jason Scully

Richly illustrated with color photographs, site plans, and diagrams, this book explains how to design and develop pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments.

Ball Redbook: Crop Production

by Jim Nau

Offering detailed information on the production of 162 flower, herb, and vegetable crops, this essential resource for growers includes techniques and advice that work in real-life production, not just in the...

Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8.2 Eppm Web

by Paul E Harris

A user guide, reference book and two-day training course written for Project Management Professionals who wish to learn how to plan and control both an unresourced and resourced project in an established Oracle...

Breaking the Development Log Jam: New Strategies for Building Community Support

by Douglas R. Porter

This book explains in plain terms how developers and planners can involve the community in the development process using the latest community engagement tools. It describes why, in these days of more complex...

The Higgs Boson

by Scientific American & Scientific American Editors

As the old adage goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there is effect, there must be cause. The planet Neptune was found in 1846 because the mathematics of Newton's laws, when applied to the orbit...

Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics and Applications(In 2 Volumes)

by Tatsien Li & Song Jiang

This two-volume book is devoted to mathematical theory, numerics and applications of hyperbolic problems. Hyperbolic problems have not only a long history but also extremely rich physical background. The development...

Nanopharmaceutics: The Potential Application of Nanomaterials

by Xing-Jie Liang

Nanomaterials, with their unique size-dependent physical and chemical properties, have shown promising advantages as drug and gene delivery vehicles, ultra-sensitive intracellular detectors and novel therapeutic...

Polygroup Theory and Related Systems

by Bijan Davvaz

This monograph is devoted to the study of Polygroup Theory. It begins with some basic results concerning group theory and algebraic hyperstructures, which represent the most general algebraic context, in which...

Nuclear Structure Problems

by Hideaki Otsu & Tohru Motobayashi

The book contains the papers presented in the French–Japan Symposium on Nuclear Structure Problems, held in January 2011 at RIKEN Wako Campus with 100 participants.

Based on the long history of collaboration...

An Introduction to Wavelet Theory in Finance: A Wavelet Multiscale Approach

by Francis In & Sangbae Kim

This book offers an introduction to wavelet theory and provides the essence of wavelet analysis — including Fourier analysis and spectral analysis; the maximum overlap discrete wavelet transform; wavelet variance,...