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Science in the Medieval World

by Sa`id al-Andalusi & Sema`an I. Salem

During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning and research was Muslim Spain, where students gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier scientific works and study with famous teachers. One of...


At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky: An Andean Cosmology

by Gary Urton

Above Misminay, the sky also is so divided by the alternation of the two axes of the Milky Way passing through the zenith. This mirror-image quadri-partition of terrestrial and celestial spheres is such that...


Native American Mathematics

by MIchael P. Closs

There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found...


The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

by Angus Wright

The Death of Ramón González has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative...


Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Todd Shallat

As the Mississippi and other midwestern rivers inundated town after town during the summer of 1993, concerned and angry citizens questioned whether the very technologies and structures intended to "tame" the...


Rocky Mountain Divide: Selling and Saving the West

by John B. Wright

The opposing forces of conservation and development have shaped and will continue to shape the natural environment and scenic beauty of the American West. Perhaps nowhere are their opposite effects more visible...


Science in Medieval Islam: An Illustrated Introduction

by Howard R. Turner

During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies...


Experiencing Nature: The Spanish American Empire and the Early Scientific Revolution

by Antonio Barrera-Osorio

As Spain colonized the Americas during the sixteenth century, Spanish soldiers, bureaucrats, merchants, adventurers, physicians, ship pilots, and friars explored the natural world, gathered data, drew maps,...


Advances in Cellular Neurobiology: Volume 3

by Sergey Fedoroff & Leif Hertz

Advances in Cellular Neurobiology, Volume 3 discusses the anatomy and functional relation of the brain and spinal cord.

This book is divided into three main sections-cell differentiation and interaction, aging...


Xylanolytic Enzymes

by Pratima Bajpai

Xylanolytic Enzymes describes the enzyme structure and its interaction with plant cell walls, the properties and production of different enzymes and their application, and the knowledge gathered on the hydrolysis...


Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

by Steve Taylor

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research recognizes the integral relationship between the food and nutritional sciences and brings together outstanding and comprehensive reviews that highlight this relationship....


Molecular Basis of Memory

by E. Chris Muly & Zafar Khan

This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a current overview of how memory is processed in the brain. A broad range of topics are presented by leaders in the field,...


Dream Science: Exploring the Forms of Consciousness

by J. F. Pagel

Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides...


Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

by Raymond S. Bradley

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Edition-winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-provides a thorough overview of the...


Advances in Immunology

by Frederick W. Alt

Advances in Immunology, a long-established and highly respected publication, presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in immunology. Articles address the wide range of topics that comprise...


Indole Alkaloids: An Introduction to the Enamine Chemistry of Natural Products

by W. I. Taylor & Robert Robinson

A Course in Organic Chemistry Advanced Section, Volume 27: Indole Alkaloids: An Introduction to the Enamine Chemistry of Natural Products describes the chemistry of selected alkaloids that contain indolic or...


General Virology: Biochemical, Biological, and Biophysical Properties

by F. M. Burnet & W. M. Stanley

The Viruses, Volume 1: General Virology focuses on physical and chemical approaches to virology, including cellular organization, inactivation of viruses, and plant viruses.

The selection first offers information...


Some Electrical and Optical Aspects of Molecular Behaviour: The Commonwealth and International Library: Chemistry Division

by Mansel Davies, Robert Robinson & H. M. N. H. Irving

Some Electrical and Optical Aspects of Molecular Behaviour deals with dipole moments, molecular science, and molecular polarizability. The author explains the refractive index and the electric permittivity including...


The Mendip Caves

by H. E. Balch

The Mendip Caves examines the demographic features of Wookey Hole caves, and the Cheddar gorge and caves. This book contains eight chapters that discuss the history of the places and the caves.

The first chapters...


Current Approaches to Occupational Health: Volume 3

by A. Ward Gardner

Current Approaches to Occupational Health deals with problems and progress in relation to occupational health.

This book is organized into 21 chapters written by different contributors. The occupational health...