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Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time: John of Rupecissa in the Late Middle Ages

by Leah DeVun

In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the last days were coming; the apocalypse was near. Deemed insane by the Christian church,...


Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

by Anthony B. B. Anderson & Clinton N. N. Jenkins

The fragmenting of habitats is endangering animal populations and degrading or destroying many plant populations throughout the world. To address this problem, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological...


Trekking Through History: The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador

by Laura M. M. Rival

The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries...


Essays on Life Itself

by Robert Rosen

Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself—a work that influenced a wide range of...


Humanity's Footprint: Momentum, Impact, and Our Global Environment

by Walter K K Dodds

For the first time in history, humans have exceeded the sustaining capacity of Earth's global ecosystems. Our expanding footprint has tremendous momentum, and the insidious explosion of human impact creates...


Technology in Postwar America: A History

by Carroll Pursell

Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows...


China Home: Inspirational Design Ideas

by Michael Freeman

China, long dormant in the world of design and residential architecture, has recently burst onto the world stage. Like everything else in China today, contemporary Chinese design combines elegant and deep-seated...


802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging Design and Evolution: The Architect's Perspective

by David Allan & Nigel Bragg

Facilitates both the understanding and adoption of 802.1aq as a networking solution

802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) is a technology that greatly simplifies the creation and configuration of carrier, enterprise,...


Construction Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide: Lead Detection, Abatement and Inspection Procedures

by R. Dodge Woodson

Millions of homes built before 1978 contain lead paint, which poses a serious hazard to children under the age of 6. Construction Worksite Compliance Guide answers the most common questions about the requirements...


Integrative Computational Materials Engineering: Concepts and Applications of a Modular Simulation Platform

by Georg J. Schmitz & Ulrich Prahl

Presenting the results of an ambitious project, this book summarizes the efforts towards an open, web-based modular and extendable simulation platform for materials engineering that allows simulations bridging...


Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry

by Rodney A. A. Hill

Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry provides a thorough and concise overview of feed efficiency in beef cattle.  It frames the great importance of feed efficiency to the industry and details the latest findings...


Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time

by Tim Maudlin

This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations...


The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

by Stephen J. Simpson & David Raubenheimer

Nutrition has long been considered more the domain of medicine and agriculture than of the biological sciences, yet it touches and shapes all aspects of the natural world. The need for nutrients determines whether...


Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

by Paul J. Nahin

What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability problems in our everyday lives. In this collection of twenty-one puzzles,...


Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

by Paul J. Nahin

We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory, and that the same principles of games like tag, dodgeball, and hide-and-seek...


Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

by R. Ford Denison

As human populations grow and resources are depleted, agriculture will need to use land, water, and other resources more efficiently and without sacrificing long-term sustainability. Darwinian Agriculture presents...


Magnetic Positioning Equations: Theory and Applications

by Mordechay Esh

In the study of Magnetic Positioning Equations, it is possible to calculate and create analytical expressions for the intensity of magnetic fields when the coordinates x, y and z are known; identifying the inverse...


Discovering Chemistry with Natural Bond Orbitals

by Frank Weinhold

This book explores chemical bonds, their intrinsic energies, and the corresponding dissociation energies which are relevant in reactivity problems. It offers the first book on conceptual quantum chemistry, a...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications

by Rudolf Carnap

A clear, comprehensive, and rigorous treatment develops the subject from elementary concepts to the construction and analysis of relatively complex logical languages. It then considers the application of symbolic...