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The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes

by Cyrille Fauchard & Patrice Mériaux

This book presents a three-phase methodology for the efficient diagnosis of “dry dikes”. It is invaluable for anyone involved in dike safety; notably owners, managers, engineers and contractors, and provides...


SuNEC 2014 - Book of Abstract

by Mario Pagliaro & Rosaria Ciriminna

Featuring eminent speakers Ranjit Koodali (University of South Dakota), Michael Detty (University of New York at Buffalo), Francesco Meneguzzo (CNR), Jesper Jacobsson (Uppsala University) and Riccardo D'Ercoli...


Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

by Mike Westerfield

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience.

Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks...


Environmental Security and Gender

by Nicole Detraz

Over the past 20 years scholars, policymakers, and the media have increasingly recognized the links between both traditional and non-traditional security issues and the changing condition of the global environment....


Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

by Roshdi Rashed

This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat.

'Early modern,' mathematics...


Débordements

by Bruno Latour, Rémi Barré, Dominique Pestre & Pierre-Benoît Joly et al.

MICHEL CALLON a marqué les sciences humaines et sociales par sa production académique, par ses activités d’animateur de la communauté scientifique et par son rôle de médiateur entre la recherche et le...


Textbook of Mathematics 1 solved exercises

by Alessio Mangoni

Collection of exercises of mathematics for high school students, high schools, science high school or university students. The topics covered are, in general: trigonometry, limits, derivatives, integrals, sequences....


Our Planet

by Peter Davis

Peter Davis explores the natural creation of energy on our planet, and how we harness this power in all aspects of our lives. This meticulously researched book examines many aspects of modern science and mathematics....


Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses

by Harald A. Mieg & Heike Oevermann

The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial...


Migration, Risk and Uncertainty

by Allan M. Williams & Vladimír| Baláž

Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies....


Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

by Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle's Conversation and Community has become the go-to reference for social media and technical communication. Her clear-eyed survey of the social media landscape has been adopted by many universities...


The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

by Krista Van Laan

Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills,...


The pineal gland

by D'avino Fulvio

Each day new and important discoveries are developed in various fields of technology and science. However, the human being has not lost his interest in research, especially on what it is considered one of the...


The Metaphysics of Technology

by David Skrbina

What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology...


Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

by Jiri Hudecek

Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst...


Countryside Recreation: A handbook for managers

by Mr Peter Bromley & Peter Bromley

Countryside Recreation outlines the principles of recreation site development and management in the countryside. It explains the process of management, the legal framework and the opportunities and facilities...


Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnership

by Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster...


Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability: A House of Mirrors

by Deborah G. Johnson & Priscilla M. Regan

Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen...