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Orbit of Discovery: The All-Ohio Space Shuttle Mission

by Don Thomas

"The desire to beat gravity is a Buckeye tradition. After all, Orville and Wilbur Wright were Dayton, Ohio, boys who went to Kitty Hawk in 1903 to get things off the ground. When space became the next frontier,...

Finite Element Methods for Engineers

by Roger T Fenner

This book is intended as a textbook providing a deliberately simple introduction to finite element methods in a way that should be readily understandable to engineers, both students and practising professionals....

Alzheimer's Disease: Insights into Low Molecular Weight and Cytotoxic Aggregates from In Vitro and Computer Experiments: Molecular Basis of Amyloid-Be


Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of senile dementia, affecting more than 24 million people worldwide. It is characterised pathologically by abnormally high levels of neurofibrillary tangles resulting...

Modern Physics: An Introductory Text

by eremy I Pfeffer & Shlomo Nir

This second edition of the successful textbook, Modern Physics: An Introductory Text, preserves the unique blend of readability, scientific rigour and authenticity that made its predecessor so indispensible...

The Fundamentals of Imaging: From Particles to Galaxies


It is through images that we understand the form and function of material objects, from the fundamental particles that are the constituents of matter to galaxies that are the constituents of the Universe. Imaging...

Gold Nanoparticles for Physics, Chemistry and Biology

by Catherine LOUIS & Olivier Pluchery

The fascination with gold is a story which spans millennia, however scientists have recently found a new interest for gold when it is divided into miniscule grains, such as gold nanoparticles. This scientific...

Fracture Mechanics of Electromagnetic Materials: Nonlinear Field Theory and Applications

by Xiaohong Chen & Yiu-Wing Mai

Fracture Mechanics of Electromagnetic Materials provides a comprehensive overview of fracture mechanics of conservative and dissipative materials, as well as a general formulation of nonlinear field theory of...

An Introduction to Bioceramics

by Larry L Hench

This is the second edition of the classic book An Introduction to Bioceramics which provides a comprehensive overview of all types of ceramic and glass materials that are used in medicine and dentistry. The...

Half-Metallic Materials and Their Properties


This volume provides a detailed treatment of half-metallic materials and their properties from both an experimental and theoretical point of view. It discusses the methods used to understand and predict the...

Erythrocytes: Physiology and Pathophysiology

by Florian Lang & Michael Föller

The book covers the functional significance and properties of erythrocytes, their generation, senescence, and suicidal death. It further summarizes knowledge about hormones influencing erythrocyte formation...

Flow Visualization: Techniques and Examples

by A J Smits & T T Lim

This is the 2nd edition of the book, Flow Visualization: Techniques and Examples, which was published by Imperial College Press in 2000. Many of the chapters have been revised and updated to take into consideration...

The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects

by Irwin W Sherman

The year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and that of its mosquito vector Anopheles. The genome sequences were a...

Synthetic Biology - A Primer

by Edwin Thomas

Synthetic Biology — A Primer gives a broad overview of the emerging field of synthetic biology and the foundational concepts on which it is built. It will be of interest to final year undergraduates, postgraduates...

Perspectives on Supplier Innovation: Theories, Concepts and Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers

by Alexander Brem & Joe Tidd

Hardly anybody outside a company knows its products and processes better than its suppliers. Research confirms that intensive integration of suppliers in the value creation process positively influences the...

Flexoelectricity in Liquid Crystals: Theory, Experiments and Applications

by Ágnes Buka & Nándor Éber

The book intends to give a state-of-the-art overview of flexoelectricity, a linear physical coupling between mechanical (orientational) deformations and electric polarization, which is specific to systems with...

Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems: From Glasses to Evolution

by Paolo Sibani & Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen

Dynamical evolution over long time scales is a prominent feature of all the systems we intuitively think of as complex — for example, ecosystems, the brain or the economy. In physics, the term ageing is used...

The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain


This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...

Multiscale and Multiresolution Approaches in Turbulence: LES, DES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods: Applications and Guidelines


The book aims to provide the reader with an updated general presentation of multiscale/multiresolution approaches in turbulent flow simulations. All modern approaches (LES, hybrid RANS/LES, DES, SAS) are discussed...

A Mathematical Approach to Multilevel, Multiscale Health Interventions: Pharmaceutical Industry Decline and Policy Response


This book, based on published studies, takes a unique perspective on the 30-year collapse of pharmaceutical industry productivity in the search for small molecule “magic bullet” interventions. The relentless...

High-Order Harmonic Generation in Laser Plasma Plumes

by Rashid Ganeev

This book represents the first comprehensive treatment of high-order harmonic generation in laser-produced plumes, covering the principles, past and present experimental status and important applications. It...