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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...


electrical installation calculations: advanced

by Christopher Kitcher

All the essential calculations required for advanced electrical installation work

The Electrical Installation Calculations series has proved an invaluable reference for over forty years, for both apprentices...


Materials in Construction: An Introduction

by G. D. Taylor

Materials in Construction: An Introduction presents a clear and accessible introduction to the principles, practice and performance of construction materials. This new edition is being published as a companion...


Animal Cognition

by Nick Lund

Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains...


Designing Urban Transformatino

by Aseem Inam

While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators...


Energy Management in Buildings: The Earthscan Expert Guide

by David Thorpe

The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction...


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

by John W Pilley & Hilary Hinzmann

The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence.


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,...


Greek and Roman Calendars

by Robert Hannah

The smooth functioning of an ordered society depends on the possession of a means of regularising its activities over time. That means is a calendar, and its regularity is a function of how well it models the...


Mr. Selden's Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer

by Timothy Brook

From the author of the award-winning Vermeer's Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-forgotten link between seventeenth century Europe and China.

Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded...


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

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...


A Life in Error: From Little Slips to Big Disasters

by James Reason

This succinct but absorbing book covers the main way stations on James Reason's 40-year journey in pursuit of the nature and varieties of human error. He presents an engrossing and very personal perspective,...


Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans: Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

by Eirik Albrechtsen & Denis Besnard

It is vital that the oil and gas industry has a detailed understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of Integrated Operations (IO), which this book sets out to do from a multidisciplinary point of view. It analyses...


Evaluation of Rail Technology: A Practical Human Factors Guide

by Chris Bearman & Anjum Naweed

Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task...


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...


Getting Started with MariaDB

by Bartholomew Daniel

A practical, hands-on, beginner-friendly guide to installing and using MariaDB.Getting Started with MariaDB is for anyone who wants to learn more about databases in general or MariaDB in particular. No prior...


Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume V: Atmospheric Optics, Modulators, Fiber Optics, X-Ray and Neutron Optics

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,...


How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnetic Motors, and 25 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....