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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Keith Smith

This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human...


The Stone Lions

by Gwen Dandridge

In the last throes of the 14th century, Islamic Spain is under pressure from Castile and Aragon. Ara, the twelve-year old daughter to the Sultan, finds herself in the center of a political intrigue when her...


Molecular Biology: A Project Approach

by Susan J. Karcher

This course manual instructs students in recombinant DNA techniques and other essential molecular biology techniques in the context of projects. The project approach inspires and captivates students; it involves...


Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

by Duncan Mara & Nigel J. Horan

'Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right' Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General

Edited by two world-renowned scientists in the field, The Handbook of Water and...


International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A

by William H.K. Lee, Paul Jennings & Carl Kisslinger

Modern scientific investigations of earthquakes began in the 1880s, and the International Association of Seismology was organized in 1901 to promote collaboration of scientists and engineers in studying earthquakes....


The Spectral Analysis of Time Series

by Lambert H. Koopmans

To tailor time series models to a particular physical problem and to follow the working of various techniques for processing and analyzing data, one must understand the basic theory of spectral (frequency domain)...


Covering Codes

by G. Cohen, I. Honkala & S. Litsyn

The problems of constructing covering codes and of estimating their parameters are the main concern of this book. It provides a unified account of the most recent theory of covering codes and shows how a number...


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities...


Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World

by Steven J. Reid & Emma Annette Wilson

There is no current work that offers such a broad survey of Ramus and Ramism, or that looks at him in such an interdisciplinary fashion. Ramus' influence extended across many disciplines and this book skilfully...


Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800

by Elaine Leong & Alisha Rankin

Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical, alchemical, natural philosophical and commercial knowledge in early modern Europe. This volume brings together international scholars from a variety...


Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations

by Carol Freeman & Elizabeth Leane

Taking their cue from the specific 'animal moments' that punctuate our relationships with nonhuman animals, experts from the biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences engage with issues and debates...


Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book...


Rolf Gardiner: Folk, Nature and Culture in Interwar Britain

by Matthew Jefferies & Mike Tyldesley

A controversial figure of the interwar period, with an enthusiasm for hiking, nudism, folk dancing and voluntary labour camps, Rolf Gardiner, organic farming pioneer and co-founder of the Soil Association, believed...


Selling Science in the Age of Newton: Advertising and the Commoditization of Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

At the time of Isaac Newton's rising popularity following the publication of his Principia (1687), this examination of how London newspaper advertisements (1687 to 1727) enticed consumers to purchase science...


Long for This World

by Jonathan Weiner

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner comes a fast-paced and astonishing scientific adventure story: has the long-sought secret of eternal youth at last been found?

In recent years, the...


Religions and Development

by Emma Tomalin

The text will present, explain and critically evaluate different sorts of literature from a range of disciplines that are relevant to thinking about the relationships between religions and development. It provides...


Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

by Stephen M. Wheeler

This book presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about, considering each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighbourhood,...


Wetlands Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon & Matthew McCartney

In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture...


Food and Development

by E.M. Young

This text analyzes diverse food related problems, namely: the continued prevalence of mass under nutrition in the developing world; acute food crises in some places associated with conflict; the emergence of...


FROM EROS TO GAIA

by Freeman Dyson

Readers of Freeman Dyson’s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before...