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A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles

by Paul Rabinow & Talia Dan-Cohen

A Machine to Make a Future represents a remarkably original look at the present and possible future of biotechnology research in the wake of the mapping of the human genome. The central tenet of Celera Diagnostics--the...


Principles of Animal Locomotion

by R. McNeill Alexander

How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and...


Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

by Lon Abbott & Terri Cook

The transition from the relatively flat Great Plains to the craggy peaks of Colorado's Front Range is one of North America's most abrupt topographical contrasts. The epic, 1,800-million-year geologic story behind...


Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2014 Edition

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the AP Biology Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. This eBook edition...


They Called Me Mad: Genius, Madness, and the Scientists Who Pushed the Outer Limits of Knowledge

by John Monahan

Discover the true genius behind history's greatest "madmen".

From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a...


God Versus Particle Physics: A No-Score Draw

by John Davies

The book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking...


Animal Cognition

by Nick Lund

An accessible and engaging account of how non- human animals process information from their environment.


Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W Pilley & Hilary Hinzmann

The heartwarming and amazing story of Chaser, a Border Collie who has learned the names of over 1,000 objects, and her octogenarian trainer, exploring the true potential of animal intelligence and the ways in...


Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

by Stephen Kosslyn & G. Wayne Miller

IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING contribution to the literature on human personality, a celebrated psychologist and an award-winning author offer a novel way to learn about how each of us thinks. For the past fifty years,...


Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume IV: Optical Properties of Materials, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics (set): Optical Properties of Materials,

by Michael Bass, Casimer DeCusatis & Jay Enoch

The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics...


Do Animals Think?

by Clive D. L. Wynne

Does your dog know when you've had a bad day? Can your cat tell that the coffee pot you left on might start a fire? Could a chimpanzee be trained to program your computer? In this provocative book, noted animal...


In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist

by Silvan S. Schweber

In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the...


How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnetic Motors, and 21 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects

by Stephen Voltz & Fritz Grobe

From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation....


Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days

by Gus Mills & Margie Mills

In this fascinating account of scientific study among forbidding wilderness, a husband-and-wife team describe their trek to the Kalahari to study the little-known brown hyena. The details of the scientific inquiry...


Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

by Morris Kline

Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these—the search for beauty. Mathematics is...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

by Joshua Greene

The Boston Globe

"Surprising and remarkable... Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars."...


Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Second Edition)

by Thomas J. Hickey

This concise and accessible book is a synthesis of the basic principles of the contemporary pragmatist philosophy of science.

It discusses the aim of basic science, the methods of scientific discovery, the criteria...


The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

by Ragnhild Lund & Piers Blaikie

This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis...


Nepa in the Courts: A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy ACT

by Frederick R. Anderson

This book examines the courts' interpretation of NEPA in its first three years, defeats and successes of citizens' actions in key cases, and implication of court rulings for the act's future effectiveness. Originally...


Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction

by Andrew Merrifield

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.