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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

by Greg Milner

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology—but is changing us in profound ways.

Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared...


Multiscale Structural Topology Optimization

by Liang Xia

Multiscale Structural Topology Optimization discusses the development of a multiscale design framework for topology optimization of multiscale nonlinear structures. With the intention to alleviate the heavy...


Living on One Acre or Less: How to produce all the fruit, veg, meat, fish and eggs your family needs

by Sally Morgan

You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some...


The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain: A History

by Simon Taylor

In the 1950s, Britain was a pioneer in civil nuclear power and there were high hopes that this could be a source of cheap electricity and a valuable export opportunity. In The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power...


Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Don M. Pirro, Martin Webster & Ekkehard Daschner

Careful selection of the right lubricant(s) is required to keep a machine running smoothly. Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded describes the need and design for the many specialized...


Biomedical Mass Transport and Chemical Reaction: Physicochemical Principles and Mathematical Modeling

by James S. Ultman, Harihara Baskaran & Gerald M. Saidel

Teaches the fundamentals of mass transport with a unique approach emphasizing engineering principles in a biomedical environment

  • Includes a basic review of physiology, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics,...


Mixed Use and Residential Tenants' Rights: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and Leasehold Enfranchisement

by Peta Dollar & Sarah Thompson-Copsey

The popularity of mixed use buildings has highlighted the need to understand the substantial impact of residential tenants' rights. This book, by authors known for their practical expertise in this highly specialized...


Mitigating Tin Whisker Risks: Theory and Practice

by Takahiko Kato, Carol A. Handwerker & Jasbir Bath

Discusses the growth mechanisms of tin whiskers and the effective mitigation strategies necessary to reduce whisker growth risks

This book covers key tin whisker topics, ranging from fundamental science to practical...


Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind the New Manufacturing Revolution

by Liza Wallach Kloski & Nick Kloski

Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage...


Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Fluids, Colloids and Soft Materials: An Introduction to Soft Matter Physics

by Alberto Fernandez-Nieves & Antonio Manuel Puertas

This book presents a compilation of self-contained chapters covering a wide range of topics within the broad field of soft condensed matter. Each chapter starts with basic definitions to bring the reader up-to-date...


Boundaries

by Maya Lin

Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook—a unique view into her artwork and philosophy.

Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long,...


DIY Drone and Quadcopter Projects: A Collection of Drone-Based Essays, Tutorials, and Projects

by The Editors of Make:

Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they're called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the...


Raspberry Pi Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius

by Donald Norris

10 brand new DIY projects for your Raspberry Pi!

This fully illustrated TAB guide shows how to construct and program all kinds of fun and innovative gadgets with your Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi Electronics Projects...


Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

by Edward G. Gray

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine’s political blueprint for the United States.

In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense...


Residential Interior Design

by Maureen Mitton & Courtney Nystuen

A practical approach to planning residential spaces

Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical...


Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

by Rowland White & Richard Truly

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden...


The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

by Sergio A. Molina-Murillo & Carlos Rojas Alvarado

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits...


The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

by Joel Kotkin

In The Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, “pack-and-stack” strategies. By exploring the economic, social,...