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Designing for Play

by Barbara E. Hendricks

10 years ago Barbara Hendricks brought together thinking from child development and child psychology perspectives on play with practical issues confronted by designers and policy makers. The result was a beautifully-crafted,...


Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion

by Nancey Murphy & Christopher C. Knight

Humans are unique in their ability to reflect on themselves. Recently a number of scholars have pointed out that human self-conceptions have a history. Ideas of human nature in the West have always been shaped...


Principles of Neurotheology

by Andrew B. Newberg

"Neurotheology" has garnered substantial attention in the academic and lay communities in recent years. Several books have been written addressing the relationship between the brain and religious experience...


Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800-2000

by Faidra Papanelopoulou

The vast majority of European countries have never had a Newton, Pasteur or Einstein. Therefore a historical analysis of their scientific culture must be more than the search for great luminaries. Studies of...


Theology and Science in the Thought of Francis Bacon

by Steven Matthews

This study re-evaluates the religious beliefs of Francis Bacon and the role which his theology played in the development of his program for the reform of learning and the natural sciences, the Great Instauration....


Writing the History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France, 1900 to 1960s

by Cristina Chimisso

For much of the twentieth century, French intellectual life was dominated by theoreticians and historians of mentalité. Traditionally, the study of the mind and of its limits and capabilities was the domain...


Twelve Inventions Which Changed America: The Influence of Technology on American Culture

by Gerhard Falk

Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and...


Why We Eat, How We Eat: Contemporary Encounters between Foods and Bodies

by Emma-Jayne Abbots & Anna Lavis

Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between bodies and foods. With the central premise that food is both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current...


Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Design

by Ellen Shoshkes

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt’s life story is truly a gap in the planning and urban design literature: while largely unacknowledged, she played a central role in twentieth-century design history. Here, Ellen Shoshkes...


Misunderstandings in ATC Communication: Language, Cognition, and Experimental Methodology

by Immanuel Barshi & Candace Farris

Effective radio communication between ATC and pilots has long been recognized as an important element of aviation safety. In recognition of the role miscommunications play in aviation incidents and accidents,...


Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis

by Siobhán| Collins

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, critics have predominantly offered a negative estimate of John Donne’s Metempsychosis. In contrast, this study of Metempsychosis re-evaluates the poem as one of...


Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

by Steve Taylor

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research recognizes the integral relationship between the food and nutritional sciences and brings together outstanding and comprehensive reviews that highlight this relationship....


Synthetic Biology: Tools and Applications

by Huimin Zhao

Synthetic Biology provides a framework to examine key enabling components in the emerging area of synthetic biology. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field address tools and methodologies developed for...


Modeling and Verification of Real-Time Systems

by Nicolas Navet & Stephan Merz

This title is devoted to presenting some of the most important concepts and techniques for describing real-time systems and analyzing their behavior in order to enable the designer to achieve guarantees of temporal...


Modeling and Dimensioning of Structures: An Introduction

by Daniel Gay & Jacques Gambelin

This book provides the main topics currently used for the calculus of structures. The reference establishes a link between the traditional approach on the strength of materials and the present finite element...


Mathematical Finance: Deterministic and Stochastic Models

by Jacques Janssen, Raimondo Manca & Ernesto Volpe

This book provides a detailed study of Financial Mathematics.  In addition to the extraordinary depth the book provides, it offers a study of the axiomatic approach that is ideally suited for analyzing financial...


Modeling and Convexity

by Eduardo Souza de Cursi & Rubens Sampaio

This reference book gives the reader a complete but comprehensive presentation of the foundations of convex analysis and presents applications to significant situations in engineering. The presentation of the...


Digital Signal and Image Processing Using MATLAB

by G?rard Blanchet & Maurice Charbit

This title provides the most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals. The theory is supported by exercises and computer simulations relating...


Wind Effects on Cable-Supported Bridges

by You-Lin Xu

As an in-depth guide to understanding wind effects on cable-supported bridges, this book uses analytical, numerical and experimental methods to give readers a fundamental and practical understanding of the subject...


Acoustic Array Systems: Theory, Implementation, and Application

by Mingsian R. Bai, Jeong-Guon Ih & Jacob Benesty

Presents a unified framework of far-field and near-field array techniques for noise source identification and sound field visualization, from theory to application.

Acoustic Array Systems: Theory, Implementation,...