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Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Oil Spill Risk Management: Modeling Gulf of Mexico Circulation and Oil Dispersal

by David E. Dietrich, Malcolm J. Bowman & Konstantin A. Korotenko

This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges. ...


Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

by Salim Bitam & Abdelhamid Mellouk

Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) play a key role to develop Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aiming to achieve road safety and to guaranty needs of drivers and passengers, in addition to improve the...


Model Based Systems Engineering: Fundamentals and Methods

by Patrice Micouin

This book is a contribution to the definition of a model based system engineering (MBSE) approach, designed to meet the objectives laid out by the INCOSE. After pointing out the complexity that jeopardizes a...


Transport and Coherent Structures in Wall Turbulence

by Sedat Tardu

Wall bounded turbulent flows are of major importance in industrial and environmental fluid mechanics. The structure of the wall turbulence is intrinsically related to the coherent structures that play a fundamental...


Multi-Terminal Direct-Current Grids: Modeling, Analysis, and Control

by Nilanjan Chaudhuri, Balarko Chaudhuri & Rajat Majumder

A comprehensive modeling, analysis, and control design framework for multi-terminal direct current (MTDC) grids is presented together with their interaction with the surrounding AC networks and the impact on...


Business and Technology of the Global Polyethylene Industry: An In-Depth Look at the History, Technology, Catalysts, and Modern Commercial Manufacture

by Thomas E. Nowlin

The history of the business and technology that was responsible for the enormous growth of the global polyethylene industry from the laboratory discovery in 1933 to reach an annual production of over 75 million...


Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications

by Theodore S. Rappaport, Robert W., Jr. Heath & Robert C. Daniels

The Definitive, Comprehensive Guide to Cutting-Edge Millimeter Wave Wireless Design

“This is a great book on mmWave systems that covers many aspects of the technology targeted for beginners all the way to...


Covered Bridges

by Joseph Conwill

Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts...


Virtually Human

by Martine Rothblatt, PhD, Ralph Steadman & Ray Kurzweil

Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness—simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology—becomes part of our daily lives.  Meet...


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014

In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from...


Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

by Michael Yudell

Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and...


Micromechanism of Cleavage Fracture of Metals: A Comprehensive Microphysical Model for Cleavage Cracking in Metals

by Jianhong Chen & Rui Cao

In this book the authors focus on the description of the physical nature of cleavage fracture to offer scientists, engineers and students a comprehensive physical model which vividly describes the cleavage microcracking...


Applications of Model Theory to Functional Analysis

by Jose Iovino

During the last two decades, methods that originated within mathematical logic have exhibited powerful applications to Banach space theory, particularly set theory and model theory. This volume constitutes the...


Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain

by Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

Even if you’ve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently...


Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

by John M. Marzluff & Jack DeLap

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures,...


The Microflora of Lakes and Its Geochemical Activity

by S. I. Kuznetsov & Carl H. Oppenheimer

The geochemical processes that take place in water bodies do not stem entirely from the activity of bacteria, but are also determined by the biological activity of higher plants and animals. The Microflora of...


The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

by Sharon Koomen Harmon

All new, print copies of this book features access to the Interactive Resource Center. The IRC is an online learning environment which contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources...


Nitride Ceramics: Combustion Synthesis and Applications

by Alexander A. Gromov & Liudmila N. Chukhlomina

A comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of non-oxide ceramics with special emphasis placed on the combustion synthesis of group III-VI nitrides and oxynitrides. To ensure the widest possible...


Catalytic Arylation Methods: From the Academic Lab to Industrial Processes

by Anthony J. Burke & Carolina Silva Marques

A current view of the challenging field of catalytic arylation reactions.

Clearly structured, the chapters in this one-stop resource are arranged according to the reaction type, and focus on novel, efficient...