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Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch

by Colette Colligan & Margaret Linley

Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special...


The Late Victorian Gothic: Mental Science, the Uncanny, and Scenes of Writing

by Hilary Grimes

Examining technological advances, genre and late nineteenth-century mental science, Grimes shows writers' failed attempts to use technology as a way of translating the supernatural at the fin de siècle. She...


Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve's Verse

by Karen Elaine Smyth

Through a series of close readings of selected short poems and Lydgate's Troy Book, Fall of Princes, and Siege of Thebes and of Hoccleve's Regiments of Princes and Series, Smyth looks at expressions of time...


The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H.G. Wells: Science, Evolution, and Ecology

by Michael R. Page

Page argues that Erasmus Darwin's call to 'enlist the imagination under the banner of science' began a literary narrative on questions of evolution, ecology and technological progress that would extend from...


Reactive Polymers Fundamentals and Applications: A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers

by Johannes Karl Fink

The use of reactive polymers enables manufacturers to make chemical changes at a late stage in the production process-these in turn cause changes in performance and properties. Material selection and control...


Planet X - God's Endgame

by David Meade

Planet X was the subject of free and open debate among astronomers and scientists decades ago. Harrington searched for the same object that famous astronomers such as Percival Lowell also searched for. He published...


On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest

by Char Miller

On the Edge grew out of a lifetime spent living and traveling across the American Southwest, from San Antonio to Los Angeles. Char Miller examines this borderland region through a native's eyes and contemplates...


White-Tailed Deer Habitat: Ecology and Management on Rangelands

by José Alfonso Ortega-Santos & Timothy Edward Fulbright

The original, 2006 edition of Timothy Edward Fulbright and J. Alfonso Ortega-S.’s White-Tailed Deer Habitat: Ecology and Management on Rangelands was hailed as “a splendid reference for the classroom and...


Perennial Garden Color

by William C. Welch

Gardeners in Texas and the South face their own special problems with climate and growing seasons, and they need a guide written specifically for the region in order to have the greatest chance of success. William...


The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique

by Philip Lieberman

The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation. In doing so, the book challenges the central claim of...


Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math

by David Wells

A fascinating journey into the mind-bending world of prime numbers

Cicadas of the genus Magicicada appear once every 7, 13, or 17 years. Is it just a coincidence that these are all prime numbers? How do twin...


The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

by Robert Carroll

A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers

"Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times,...


Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II: England's Paradise

by Amy L. Tigner

Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable...


Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750

by Judy A. Hayden

The focus of this volume is the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods....


Automotive Spark-Ignited Direct-Injection Gasoline Engines

by F. Zhao, M.-C. Lai & D.L. Harrington

The process of fuel injection, spray atomization and vaporization, charge cooling, mixture preparation and the control of in-cylinder air motion are all being actively researched and this work is reviewed in...


The Intuitive Way of Knowing: A Tribute to Brian Goodwin

by David Lambert & Chris Chetland

Professor Brian Goodwin was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied biology at McGill University then for his PhD at Oxford under the eminent biologist Conrad...


The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

by Satoshi Kanazawa

A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence

Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a...


The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

by Gene Wallenstein

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure

From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things...


The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference

by Alan Boyle

In support of Pluto-the cutest and most unfairly treated planet

Pity poor Pluto: It's a planet that was discovered because of a mistake, a planet that turned out not to be a planet at all, thanks to a still-disputed...


In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality

by John Gribbin

Critical acclaim for John Gribbin

"The master of popular science."

-Sunday Times (London)

"Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight."

-David Goodstein, The New York Times Book...