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The Fruit Forager's Companion

by Sara Bir

From apples and oranges to pawpaws and persimmons

Half of the fruit that grows in yards and public spaces is never picked or eaten. Citrus trees are burdened with misshapen lemons, berries grow in tangled thickets...

Success through Failure

by Henry Petroski

Design pervades our lives. Everything from drafting a PowerPoint presentation to planning a state-of-the-art bridge embodies this universal human activity. But what makes a great design? In Success through Failure...

Aerodynamics of the Airplane

by Clark B. Millikan

Written on the eve of World War II, this brief but intensive introduction by one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory deals with the basic problems of aerodynamics. 1941 edition.


by Nick Polson & James Scott

“There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the...

The Automated Society

by Darrell M. West

Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy

Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly...

Multi-Scale Reliability and Serviceability Assessment of In-Service Long-Span Bridges

by Naiwei Lu & Mohammad Noori

With the development in global economic and transportation engineering, the traffic loads on brides have been growing steadily, which become potential safety hazards for existing bridges. In particular, long-span...

The Perfectionists

by Simon Winchester

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb...

Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook

by Cheryl R. Shrock & Steve Heather

For those new to the world of AutoCAD®, as well as those honing longtime skills, there is simply no better resource on the market than the Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook. Industry-expert authors...

The Design Thinking Playbook

by Michael Lewrick, Patrick Link & Larry Leifer

A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative

The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current...

Fundamentals of Queueing Theory

Essential Earthbag Construction

by Kelly Hart

  • Author is a leading sustainability architect and natural builder and author of the Green Home Building series
  • He is the founder, and
  • Earthbag structures...

Better Futures

by Andy Garlick

Better Futures is not just a textbook on risk management.  It provides new perspectives to help you embed risk management into your organisation in a more natural way; the aim is to ensure you maximise your...

Other Paradises

by Jessica Sequeira

Why do people choose to play with ideas considered antiquated? Why do they elect to act in non-productive ways? Perhaps the question can be asked in reverse: What comes to mind when we think of technology? That...

Neural Networks Without the Math

by Alan French

More and more, artificial intelligence is taking over our lives.

Voice-controlled assistants like Alexa and Siri, Amazon’s recommendation engine, Google’s search, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, and...

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis

by Wilpen L. Gorr, Kristen S. Kurland & Zan M. Dodson

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, second edition, is a workbook for crime analysts and students of criminology. The book presents state-of-the-art methods that can be incorporated into any police department’s...

Fruit Colour Measurement

by Sudhakara Rao Parvataneni

A linear discriminant analysis program based on Mahalanobis distance is developed using MATLAB to classify apples based on colour. This method assumes that the reference data is distributed in a multi dimensional...

Fruits Size Measurement

by Sudhakara Rao Parvataneni

Sorting of fruits based on size is one of the important tasks performed in the packinghouses. Size is one of the parameters in grading of fruits

Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

by Andrey Makarychev & Alexandra Yatsyk

In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures—and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia’s power. The...

Climate-Wise Landscaping

by Sue Reed & Ginny Stibolt

  • Sue Reed has 30 years experience as an ecological landscape architect, Ginny Stibolt is a botanist, science advocate and garden writer.
  • Ginny Stibolt blogs at
  • Contains hundreds...

Inventing Pollution

by Peter Thorsheim

Going as far back as the thirteenth century, Britons mined and burned coal. Britain’s supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal, which powered industry, warmed...