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The Language of Life: How Communication Drives Human Evolution

by James Lull

Communication in its most basic form—the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms—is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain...


Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality

by John Grant

Is global warming just scaremongering by climatologists conspiring to protect their jobs? Is evolution "just a theory"? Is autism caused by vaccinations? The answer to all of these questions is, of course, no....


Sneaky Book for Boys: How to perform sneaky magic tricks, escape a grasp, craft a compass, and more

by Cy Tymony

Thank you, Cy . . . for opening up the world of tinkering and creativity to a whole new generation . . . looking to get their hands dirty with new and exciting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science...


Magneto-Resistive and Spin Valve Heads: Fundamentals and Applications

by John C. Mallinson

This book is aims to be a comprehensive source on the physics and engineering of magneto-resistive heads. Most of the material is presented in a nonmathematical manner to make it more digestible for researchers,...


Dynamical Models in Biology

by Miklós|| Farkas

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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology

* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear...


Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems: Theory and Applications

by Madan M. Gupta & Naresh K. Sinha

The field of soft computing is emerging from the cutting edge research over the last ten years devoted to fuzzy engineering and genetic algorithms. The subject is being called soft computing and computational...


Tunable Lasers Handbook

by Frank J. Duarte

Many laser applications depend on the ability of a particular laser to be frequency tunable. Among the many different types of frequency tunable lasers are: dye lasers, excimer lasers, and semiconductor lasers....


Elasticity: Theory, Applications, and Numerics

by Martin H. Sadd

Although there are several books in print dealing with elasticity, many focus on specialized topics such as mathematical foundations, anisotropic materials, two-dimensional problems, thermoelasticity, non-linear...


Handbook of Offshore Engineering (2-volume set)

by Subrata Chakrabarti

* Each chapter is written by one or more invited world-renowned experts

* Information provided in handy reference tables and design charts

* Numerous examples demonstrate how the theory outlined in the book is...


Direct-Chill Casting of Light Alloys: Science and Technology

by J. F. Grandfield, D. G. Eskin & Ian Bainbridge

Direct-chill casting is the major production route for wrought aluminium and magnesium alloys that are later deformed (rolled, extruded, forged) to the final products. To aid in this process, this book provides...


Convergence of Probability Measures

by Patrick Billingsley

A new look at weak-convergence methods in metric spaces-from a master of probability theory In this new edition, Patrick Billingsley updates his classic work Convergence of Probability Measures to reflect developments...


Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World

 

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history:...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything

by Steve Miller

"Why are most plants green?" Why doesn't stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself? Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast? This volume answers these questions and over 200 more, shedding...


The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference

by Jodi Helmer

Go green one day at a time. Do something every day. Most of us want to do the right thing for the environment, but making the commitment to change our fast-paced, convenience-oriented lifestyles can be more...


How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel

by Piers Bizony

Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaceships!

Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have...


Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience

by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

The New York Times bestseller that explores the startling discoveries that science is making about faith.

Is spiritual experience real? Or is it a delusion? When we pray, what happens? Can science explain...


The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

by Alan Sipress

A riveting account of why science alone can't stop the next pandemic.

In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be...


Why Fish Fart and Other Useless Or Gross Information About the World

by Francesca Gould

From the author of the New York Times bestseller* Why You Shouldn?t Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About Your Body: the be-all and end-all compendium of odd, quirky, and otherwise...


The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

by James Kakalios

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics...


The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

by Timothy Ferris

In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris—"the best popular science writer in the English language today" (Christian Science Monitor)—makes a passionate case for science as...