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Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology

by Michael Lesser

One of two special issues of Advances in Marine Biology focusing on sponge science, it features comprehensive reviews of the latest studies that are advancing our understanding of the fascinating marine phylum...


The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

by Geraldine Pratt & Victoria Rosner

Sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors establish new paths in the study of intimacy and globalization, challenging globalization’s grand narratives and their representation of women as either...


Cholesterol Regulation of Ion Channels and Receptors

by Irena Levitan & Francisco Barrantes

Examines new research on the role of cholesterol in regulating ion channels and receptors and its effect on health

Drawing together and analyzing all the latest research findings, this book explores the role...


Great Projects

by James Tobin

Since the earliest days of the republic, great engineering projects have shaped American landscapes and expressed American dreams. The ambition to build lies as close to the nation's heart as the belief in liberty....


Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution

by Rebecca Stott

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think...


Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory: MATLAB Edition

by William Menke

Since 1984, Geophysical Data Analysis has filled the need for a short, concise reference on inverse theory for individuals who have an intermediate background in science and mathematics. The new edition maintains...


Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human

by Kathryn Bowers & Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

In the spring of 2005, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was called to consult on an unusual patient: an Emperor tamarin at the Los Angeles Zoo. While examining the tiny monkey’s sick heart, she learned...


X-Events: The Collapse of Everything

by John L. Casti

An acclaimed theorist offers a provocative and chilling warning: today’s advanced societies have grown overcomplex and highly vulnerable to extreme events that could topple civilization

The modern industrialized...


Understanding Human Error in Mine Safety

by Geoff Simpson & Tim Horberry

The consideration of human factors issues is vital to the mining industry. As in other safety-critical domains, human performance problems constitute a significant threat to system safety, making the study of...


Safety Culture: Theory, Method and Improvement

by Stian Antonsen

The aim of this book is to show how a cultural approach can contribute to the assessment, description and improvement of safety conditions in organizations. The relationship between organizational culture and...


Fram: The Functional Resonance Analysis Method: Modelling Complex Socio-Technical Systems

by Erik Hollnagel

There has not yet been a comprehensive method that goes behind 'human error' and beyond the failure concept, and various complicated accidents have accentuated the need for it. The Functional Resonance Analysis...


Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability

by Sidney Dekker

While many organizations see the value of creating a just culture they struggle when it comes to developing it. In this Second Edition, Dekker expands his views, additionally tackling the key issue of how justice...


The Handbook of Operator Fatigue

by Gerald Matthews & Paula A. Desmond

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue provides a comprehensive account of this subject to serve as the definitive reference work for researchers, students and practitioners alike. The volume features 30 chapters...


Writing Human Factors Research Papers: A Guidebook

by Don Harris

It is one thing to write a good scientific paper; it is quite another thing to get it published. Don Harris draws upon nearly a quarter of a century of experience as an author and reviewer of research papers,...


Safety Culture: Building and Sustaining a Cultural Change in Aviation and Healthcare

by Manoj S. Patankar & Jeffrey P. Brown

In Safety Culture: Building and Sustaining a Cultural Change in Aviation and Healthcare, the four authors draw upon their extensive teaching, research and field experience from multiple industries to describe...


The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society

by Helen Wells

The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society offers an explanation for the continued debate about one road safety intervention - the speed camera - by situating that debate...


Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis: Practical Guidance and Case Study Applications

by Paul M. Salmon & Neville A. Stanton

Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis is the first book to offer a practical guide for investigators, practitioners and researchers wishing to apply accident analysis methods. It is also unique in presenting...


Governance and Control of Financial Systems: A Resilience Engineering Perspective

by Gunilla Sundström & Erik Hollnagel

This book illustrates how the safety science of Resilience Engineering can help to gain a better understanding of what the financial services system is and how to improve governance and control of financial...


Human Performance on the Flight Deck

by Don Harris

Taking an integrated, systems approach to human performance issues on the flight deck of the modern airliner, this book describes the inter-relationships between the various application areas of human factors,...


Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning

by Michael Ekow Manuel

Based on an extensive research project, this book investigates how shipping companies learn from, filter and give credence/acceptability to differing risk perceptions and how this influences the work culture...