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The Topography of Tears

by William H. Frey, Ann Lauterbach & Rose-Lynn Fisher

“Looking at [Fisher’s] photographs feels like staring out a plane window at the passing landscape below.” —Studio 360

“A moving depiction of the micro and macro aspects of our emotional lives, and a beautiful...


The Future of Happiness

by Amy Blankson & Shawn Achor

Technology—at least in theory—is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and...


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Richard Higgins

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing...


Fortress Plant

by Dale Walters

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through...


The Water Problem

by Pat Mulroy

Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis,...


Why Stock Markets Crash

by Didier Sornette

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as...


Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

by Graham Patrick

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast...


Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

by Ian Stewart

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions...


The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

by Paul I. Palmer

The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction...


Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

by Russell Foster & Leon Kreitzman

The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and,...


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far

by Lawrence M. Krauss

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the...


Environmental Protection

by Pamela Hill

Although climate change and pollution make near-daily appearances in the news, humans have not always recognized that the environment needs to be protected. Only after the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent...


Radiation Nation - The Fallout of Modern Technology

by Ryan P. DeBaun, Daniel T. DeBaun & Dave Asprey

An Invisible Danger on the Rise

You eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family's health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential...


Sticks & Stones / Steel & Glass

by Anthony Poon

In this personal and revealing book, Anthony Poon takes us on a creative journey that begins with his re-envisioning of a seaside public space as a very young architect. Poon has designed hundreds of buildings...


The Surprise Attack in Mathematical Problems

by Louis A. Graham

For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting...


Bauen 4.0

by Hubert Rhomberg

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF BUILDING. With its conventional building standards, the construction industry accounts for 30 to 40% of consumption of resources and energy, and approx. 40% of waste and CO2 emissions...


Moon Landing

by André Hoffmann

It was February 1966. A Saturn V rocket began a suborbital unmanned test flight with the Apollo Command Module for the first time. A Saturn Orbital test flight followed, without the Apollo Spaceship, in July...


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NIPCC vs. IPCC

by S. Fred Singer

Addressing the Disparity between Climate Models and Observations: Testing the Hypothesis of Anthropogenic Global Warming, Interim Science Update Presented at Majorana Conference in Erice, Sicily, August 2011...


Standardization - Challenge and opportunity

by Guido Gürtler

Standards shape markets. Without them there would be chaos. They are relevant for enterprises and other organizations, stamping their success. This book gives insight into the world of standardization and how...