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Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

by F. Alton Everest & Ken Pohlmann

The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practices

Design and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes--from home theaters and project studios to large-scale...


Optical Systems Engineering

by Keith Kasunic

A practical guide to optical system design and development

Optical Systems Engineering emphasizes first-order, system-level estimates of optical performance. Building on the basic principles of optical design...


Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues

by Gabriel Popescu

Cutting-edge quantitative phase imaging techniques and their applications

Filled with unique, full-color images taken by advanced quantitative phase imaging (QPI), Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues...


Dinosaurs!

by Scientific American Editors

Terrible lizards. That's what the word "dinosaurs" means. Yet dinosaurs are not true lizards, and they are not necessarily terrible either. In fact, paleontologists have overturned one misconception after another,...


Nanotechnology for Environmental Decontamination

by Manoj Kumar Ram & E. Silvana Andreescu

CUTTING-EDGE NANOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECONTAMINATION

Written by a team of global experts, Nanotechnology for Environmental Contamination covers the latest methods for using...


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach & Ian Scoones

Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. 'Green grabbing' - the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends - is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on...


Urban Ecology: An Introduction

by Ian Douglas & Philip James

Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our...


Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues

by Rita Floyd & Richard Matthew

Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate...


Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution

by Edward Humes

What happens when a renowned river guide teams up with the CEO of one of the largest and least Earth-friendly corporations in the world? When it's former Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott and white-water expert turned...


Sound Studio: Audio techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording

by Alec Nisbett

This classic work has inspired and informed a whole generation of artists and technicians working in all branches of the audio industry. Now in its seventh edition, The Sound Studio has been thoroughly revised...


Internal Components

by Alan Blanc

This book and its companion volume External Components encourage an evaluation of alternative methods for putting components together. Both use contemporary case studies to relate component design to real building....


Understanding Maps

by J. S. Keates

Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism and critically examines the assumptions behind the theories of psychophysical testing and cartographic communication. This revised...


An Introduction to Community Development

by Rhonda Phillips & Robert H. Pittman

Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors' own teaching,...


The Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

by Gonzalo Lizarralde

There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve 'the housing problem' in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through...


Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything

by Doug Macdougall

"Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking...


The Blacksmith's Craft: A Primer of Tools & Methods

by Charles McRaven

Get that metal hot and start hammering! Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. Charles McRaven guides you through the process of building a forge from recycled...


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eg

by Gail Damerow

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything...


Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

by Bradley Cantrell & Wes Michaels

Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture won the "Award of Excellence" from the 2012 Professional Awards and Student Awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

For a hundred years, pencil,...


Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development: Building Applications and Games Using Visual Studio, Silverlight, and XNA

by Nick Randolph & Christopher Fairbairn

A one-of-a-kind book on Windows Phone 7 development

While numerous books cover both Silverlight and XNA, there lacks a resource that covers the specifics of Windows Phone 7 development. This book fills that...