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Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Exploring Robotic Minds

Deltas and Humans

Climate Change: Briefings from Southern Africa

by Mike Lucas, Bob Scholes & Mary Scholes

Questions: • How do greenhouse gases regulate the Earth's temperature? • How hot will it get? • Will South Africa run out of water? • Do cow-farts really cause global warming? • Isn't climate change...

The Art of Lead Burning

by C. H. Fay

The mystery which has always surrounded the work of the lead burner, like that of all other handicrafts outside of ordinary occupations, dissolves under the light of a full knowledge of the causes and effects...

Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry

by Gaston Tissandier

A learned mathematician of the seventeenth century, Ozanam by name, a member of the Academy of Sciences and author of several distinguished works, did not think it derogatory to his dignity to write, under the...


by Albert Lidgett

Although numerous volumes have been written upon petroleum, and some very educational works on this important subject are to be found in technological literature, it is strange that prior to the appearance of...

The Gases of the Atmosphere

by William Ramsay

The discovery of new elementary gas in the atmosphere in 1894 aroused much interest, and public attention has again been directed to the air, which was, for many centuries, a fruitful field for speculation and...

Automated Transit

by Rongfang Liu

A comprehensive discussion of automated transit

This book analyzes the successful implementations of automated transit in various international locations, such as Paris, Toronto, London, and Kuala Lumpur, and...

Oil Politics: Echoes of Ecological Wars

by Nnimmo Bassey

The essays here contribute to developing and deepening an understanding of the ecological challenges ravaging Nigeria, Africa and our world today. They illustrate the global nature of these terrors. These essays...


by James A. S. Watson

The idea of Evolution is an old one. It is older than the Darwinian hypothesis; it is older than Lamarck, who published his particular theory in 1809, the year that Darwin was born; it is older than Buffon or...

Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

by Various

Agnosticism and the Religion of Humanity, Last Words about.  By Herbert Spencer Nineteenth Century America, A Word More About.  By Matthew Arnold Nineteenth Century American Audience, The.  By Henry Irving...

Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

by Siegfried S Hecker

Doomed to Cooperate tells the remarkable story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, Russia and the United States, who reached across political, geographic, and cultural divides to confront, together,...

Advanced Solutions in Power Systems

by Mircea Eremia, Chen-Ching Liu & Abdel-Aty Edris

Provides insight on both classical means and new trends in the application of power electronic and artificial intelligence techniques in power system operation and control

This book presents advanced solutions...

Power Grid Operation in a Market Environment

by Hong Chen

Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation 

This book examines both system operation and market operation...

On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

by Mary Somerville

Science, regarded as the pursuit of truth, must ever afford occupation of consummate interest, and subject of elevated meditation. The contemplation of the works of creation elevates the mind to the admiration...

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

by Jane Alexander

A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by...

The Factors of Organic Evolution

by Herbert Spencer

The two parts of which this Essay consists, originally published in The Nineteenth Century for April and May 1886 respectively, now reappear with the assent of the proprietor and editor of that periodical, to...

Bell's Cathedrals

by Philip A. Robson

This treatise is little more than a careful digest of numerous works, of the more important of which a list is given. A sincere note of obligation is due to Messrs. Jones and Freeman's scholarly and accurate...

Bring Back the King

by Helen Pilcher

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and...