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How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel

by Piers Bizony

Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaceships!

Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have...


Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience

by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

The New York Times bestseller that explores the startling discoveries that science is making about faith.

Is spiritual experience real? Or is it a delusion? When we pray, what happens? Can science explain...


The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

by Alan Sipress

A riveting account of why science alone can't stop the next pandemic.

In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be...


Why Fish Fart and Other Useless Or Gross Information About the World

by Francesca Gould

From the author of the New York Times bestseller* Why You Shouldn?t Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About Your Body: the be-all and end-all compendium of odd, quirky, and otherwise...


The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

by James Kakalios

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics...


The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

by Timothy Ferris

In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris—"the best popular science writer in the English language today" (Christian Science Monitor)—makes a passionate case for science as...


Evolution

by Carl Zimmer

This remarkable book presents a rich and up–to–date view of evolution that explores the far–reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to...


No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz

by Victoria Bruce

On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape...


Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

by Stephen H. Schneider

It’s been nearly four decades since scientists first realized that global warming posed a potential threat to our planet. Why, if we knew of the threats way back in the Carter Administration, can’t we act...


Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics

by Misha Angrist

The first in-depth look at personal genomics: its larger-than-life research subjects; its entrepreneurs and do-it-yourselfers; its technology developers; the bewildered and overwhelmed physicians and regulators...


Harmony

by Charles HRH The Prince of Wales

For the first time, HRH The Prince of Wales shares his views on how our most pressing modern challenges—from climate change to poverty—are rooted in mankind's disharmony with nature, presenting a compelling...


Organic Electronics in Sensors and Biotechnology

by Ruth Shinar & Joseph Shinar

The latest in organic electronics-based sensing and biotechnology

Develop high-performance, field-deployable organic semiconductor-based biological, chemical, and physical sensor arrays using the comprehensive...


Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

by Fred A. Wolf

This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein,...


Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

by Adam Bly

Seed magazine brings together a unique gathering of prominent scientists, artists, novelists, philosophers + other thinkers who are tearing down the wall between science + culture.

We are on the cusp of a twenty-first-century...


The Most Segregated City in America": City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920-1980

by Charles E. Connerly

One of Planetizen's Top Ten Books of 2006

"But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to meet with him, "we would not be here today."...


Physics of Condensed Matter

by Prasanta Misra

Physics of Condensed Matter is designed for a two-semester graduate course on condensed matter physics for students in physics and materials science. While the book offers fundamental ideas and topic areas of...


Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management: Effective Planning and Step-by-Step Execution of Planned Maintenance Operations

by Tom Lenahan

Shutdown management is project management of a special kind: managing the repair, replacement or maintenance of critical systems. Manufacturing and process plants, computer systems, airliners, and many other...


Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 2: Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries: Best Practices in the Wood and Paper

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff & Paul E. Rosenfeld

This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the manufacturing...


Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy

by Graham A. Webb

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is an analytical tool used by chemists and physicists to study the structure and dynamics of molecules. In recent years, no other technique has gained such significance as NMR...


Integrated Nanophotonic Devices

by Zeev Zalevsky & Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanophotonics is a field of science and technology based on the manipulation of light with equally miniscule structures, in the same way that computer chips are used to route and switch electrical signals. By...