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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores...


Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

by John Pickrell

The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones,...


The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

by Robert P. Crease & Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum—the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of...


The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

by Michael Woolfson

This fully-updated second edition remains the only truly detailed exploration of the origins of our Solar System, written by an authority in the field. Unlike other authors, Michael Woolfson focuses on the formation...


Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook

by Roger Cochetti

Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook, Second Edition, serves to provide background for the earliest proposals to the most current advances in technology used for INMARSAT and NON-INMARSAT mobile-satellite...


Solutions Manual to Accompany Beginning Partial Differential Equations

by Peter V. O'Neil

As the Solutions Manual, this book is meant to accompany the main title, Beginning of Partial Differential Equations, Third Edition. The Third Edition features a challenging, yet accessible, introduction to...


Fourth Generation Mobile Communications / LTE

by Jean-Gabriel Rémy & Charlotte Letamendia

LTE (long-term evolution) mobile communication system is offering high bitrates in IP communications. Fourth Generation Mobile Communications/LTE describes various aspects of LTE as well as the change of paradigm,...


Haptic Feedback Teleoperation of Optical Tweezers

by Zhenjiang Ni, Céline Pacoret & Ryad Benosman

The authors of this book provide the first review of haptic optical tweezers, a new technique which brings together force feedback teleoperation and optical tweezers.

This technique allows users to explore the...


The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

by Armand Marie Leroi

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals....


Gamma Titanium Aluminide Alloys 2014

by Young-Won Kim, Wilfried Smarsly & Junpin Lin

This book is a collection of papers presented at the 4th International Symposium on Gamma TiAl Alloys (ISGTA 2014) that was held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials...


Fundamentals of Silicon Carbide Technology: Growth, Characterization, Devices and Applications

by Tsunenobu Kimoto & James A. Cooper

A comprehensive introduction and up-to-date reference to SiC power semiconductor devices covering topics from material properties to applications

Based on a number of breakthroughs in SiC material science and...


Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

by Norbert Lechner

Sustainable environmental control through building design

Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the...


30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius

by Christopher Rush

Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black!

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to connect the BeagleBone...


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


A Deadly Wandering

by Matt Richtel

A landmark exploration of the vast and expanding impact of technology, rivetingly told through the lens of a deadly collision

One of the year's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering...


Mind and Reality: The Space-Time Window

by Wolfram Schommers

The relationship between mind and reality is usually perceived as an event that takes place in reality and producing simultaneously an internal image in the mind. So it takes place twice, so to speak, and there...


Sustainable Plastics: Environmental Assessments of Biobased, Biodegradable, and Recycled Plastics

by Joseph P. Greene

Providing guidelines for implementing sustainable practices for traditional petroleum based plastics, biobased plastics, and recycled plastics, Sustainable Plastics and the Environment explains what sustainable...


Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

by Walter T. Grondzik & Alison G. Kwok

The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the...


Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

by Kip Thorne & Stephen W. Hawking

Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy...


Smart Membranes and Sensors: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

by Annarosa Gugliuzza

This book facilitates the access to the various disciplines, highlighting their many points of contacts and making the clear the message that membrane-based sensors represent the future of the research in every...