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The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

by Sonke Johnsen

Optics--a field of physics focusing on the study of light--is also central to many areas of biology, including vision, ecology, botany, animal behavior, neurobiology, and molecular biology. The Optics of Life...


Manual Drafting for Interiors

by Christine Cavataio

The interior designer's guide to effective hand drafting

The kinesthetic act of completing a manually drafted drawing gives interior designers a greater understanding of the space they're designing, time to reflect...


A Natural History of the Senses

by Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos,...


An Excursion in Diagrammatic Algebra: Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue

by J SCOTT CARTER

The aim of this book is to give as detailed a description as is possible of one of the most beautiful and complicated examples in low-dimensional topology. This example is a gateway to a new idea of higher...


Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

by Jennifer Cockrall-King

A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities.

This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their...


How to Build a Time Machine

by Brian Clegg

A pop science look at time travel technology, from Einstein to Ronald Mallett to present day experiments. Forget fiction: time travel is real.

In How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg provides an understanding...


Food Movements Unite!: Strategies to Transform Our Food System

by Samir Amin, Eric Holt-Gimenez & Raj Patel

Food Movements Unite!

Strategies to transform our food systems

The present corporate food regime dominating the planet’s food systems is environmentally destructive, financially volatile and socially unjust....


Trigonometric Delights

by Eli Maor

Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this book, Eli Maor draws...


Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling

by Joshua M. Epstein

Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally...


Mass Transfer Operations for the Practicing Engineer

by Louis Theodore & Francesco Ricci

Part of the Essential Engineering Calculations Series, this book presents step-by-step solutions of the basic principles of mass transfer operations, including sample problems and solutions and their applications,...


Fluid Flow for the Practicing Chemical Engineer

by James P. Abulencia & Louis Theodore

This book teaches the fundamentals of fluid flow by including both theory and the applications of fluid flow in chemical engineering. It puts fluid flow in the context of other transport phenomena such as mass...


Design and Control of Distillation Systems for Separating Azeotropes

by William L. Luyben & I-Lung Chien

An azeotrope is a mixture of two or more compounds that cannot be separated or changed by simple distillation. This book addresses an important issue in the energy crisis: the distillation of azeotropes to improve...


Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions

by Donald Theodore Sanders, Jelle Zeilinga de Boer & Robert D. Ballard

When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands....


The Story of Astronomy: How the Universe Revealed Its Secrets

by Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest

Journey through time and space with the greatest astronomers in history. Astronomy is one of the oldest of all the sciences. And yet, its history is also so much more than the history of a science, reflecting...


Instant Notes in Physical Chemistry

by Gavin Whittaker, Andy Mount & Matthew Heal

Instant Notes in Physical Chemistry introduces the various aspects of physical chemistry in an order that gives the opportunity for continuous reading from front to back. The background to a range of important...


Gene Targeting and Embryonic Stem Cells

by Jim Mcwhir & Alison Thomson

Gene Targeting and Embryonic Stem Cells is a practical guide designed for the rapidly growing number of researchers who are moving into this field.

Provides details on how to culture, transfect and differentiate...


Making People-Friendly Towns: Improving the Public Environment in Towns and Cities

by Francis Tibbalds

Making People-Friendly Towns explores the way our towns and cities, particularly their central areas, look and feel to all their users and discusses their design, maintenance and management. Francis Tibbalds...


Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory: A Concise Introduction

by Daniel Liberzon

This textbook offers a concise yet rigorous introduction to calculus of variations and optimal control theory, and is a self-contained resource for graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, and...


Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition

by Ernest Burden

Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionary

Revised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions,...


Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

by Paul Myerson

"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also...