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Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

by Peter Doherty

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse...


Planetary Climates

by Andrew Ingersoll

This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and...


A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

by John Allen Paulos

In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and...


The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

by Douglas T. Kenrick & Vladas Griskevicius

Why are Amazonian hunter-gatherers better at logic than Harvard students? Why did the Zambian president reject food donations during a famine? And why do billionaires work so hard—only to give their hard-earned...


Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

by John Bradshaw

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their...


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

by Matt J. Rossano

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident...


The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

by Peter V. Rabins

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's vicissitudes while...


The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

by Sandra Hempel

An infamous murder investigation that changed forever the way poisoners were brought to justice. In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner...


Quantum Theoretic Machines: What is thought from the point of view of Physics?

by A. Stern

Making Sense of Inner Sense

'Terra cognita' is terra incognita. It is difficult to find someone not taken abackand fascinated by the incomprehensible but indisputable fact: there are material systems which are...


Operator Theory and Numerical Methods

by H. Fujita, N. Saito & T. Suzuki

In accordance with the developments in computation, theoretical studies on numerical schemes are now fruitful and highly needed. In 1991 an article on the finite element method applied to evolutionary problems...


History of CERN, III

by J. Krige

The present volume covers the story of the history of CERN from the mid 1960s to the late 1970s.

The book is organized in three main parts. The first, containing contributions by historians of science, perceives...


Projects for Calculus: The Language of Change

by Keith D. Stroyan

Projects for Calculus is designed to add depth and meaning to any calculus course. The fifty-two projects presented in this text offer the opportunity to expand the use and understanding of mathematics. The...


Advances in Hemodynamics and Hemorheology, Volume 1

by T.V. How

Advances in Hemodynamics and Hemorheology, Volume 1


Computational Fluid Dynamics: Principles and Applications: (Book with accompanying CD)

by Jiri Blazek

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an important design tool in engineering and also a substantial research tool in various physical sciences as well as in biology.

The objective of this book is to provide...


Optical, Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules: A Review of the Work of A.D. Buckingham

by D.C. Clary & B.J. Orr

This book celebrates the career and scientific accomplishments of Professor David Buckingham, who is due to retire from his Chair at Cambridge University in 1997.

The adopted format comprises reprints of a number...


Reliable Methods for Computer Simulation: Error Control and Posteriori Estimates

by Pekka Neittaanmäki & Sergey R. Repin

Recent decades have seen a very rapid success in developing numerical methods based on explicit control over approximation errors. It may be said that nowadays a new direction is forming in numerical analysis,...


The Finite Element Method for Elliptic Problems

by P.G. Ciarlet

The Finite Element Method for Elliptic Problems


Threshold Graphs and Related Topics

by N.V.R. Mahadev & U.N. Peled

Threshold graphs have a beautiful structure and possess many important mathematical properties. They have applications in many areas including computer science and psychology. Over the last 20 years the interest...


Quantitative Functional Brain Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography

by Richard E. Carson, Peter Herscovitch & Margaret E. Daube-Witherspoon

This book presents the latest scientific developments in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) dealing with data acquisition, image processing, applications, statistical analysis, tracer development,...


Plant Growth and Development: Hormones and Environment

by Lalit M. Srivastava

This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors...