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Driver Behaviour and Training: Volume VI

by Lisa Dorn & Mark Sullman

A major focus of this book is how driver training must adapt to take into account individual differences in order to raise awareness of how these differences may contribute to unsafe driving behaviour. It then...


Safety Can't Be Measured: An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Risk Reduction

by Andrew S. Townsend

Safety improvement has actually slowed to a standstill. In Safety Can't Be Measured, Andrew Townsend suggests the main reason is the failure to recognise the evolution in accident causation and to evolve with...


Fundamental Issues in Defense Training and Simulation

by Christopher Best & George Galanis

This book provides the optimum starting point for readers to come to terms with the important issues associated with defense training and simulation. It provides brief, easy-to-understand summaries of the key...


Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican

by Federica Goffi

This book fills in a blind spot in current architectural theory and practice, looking into a notion of conservation as a form of invention and imagination, offering the reader a counter-viewpoint to a predominant...


A History of Irish Forestry

by Eoin Neeson

This comprehensive study, with a foreword by Lord Killanin, looks at Irish forestry from the migration of the first wood species some 10,000 years ago to the present day. Part One, The Historical Background,...


Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites

by Alexandra Levitt

Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...


Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

by Martin Gardner, Persi Diaconis & James Randi

Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, and...


Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites

by J.D. Applen

Writing for the Web unites theory, technology, and practice to explore writing and hypertext for website creation. It integrates such key topics as XHTML/CSS coding, writing (prose) for the Web, the rhetorical...


The Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas: An Assessment Guide

by Marianne Kettunen & Patrick ten Brink

Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called...


Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution: Science for Citizenship: Science for Citizenship

by Susan P. Liebell

Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape...


Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything

by David Lang

Are you possessed by the urge to invent, design, and make something that others enjoy, but don’t know how to plug into the Maker movement? In this book, you’ll follow author David Lang’s headfirst dive...


Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

by Edward Belbruno & Neil deGrasse Tyson

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel...


New Tools, Old Tasks: Safety Implications of New Technologies and Work Processes for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry

by Torgeir K. Haavik

New Tools, Old Tasks explores how Integrated Operations (IO) will influence the safety of offshore drilling operations. The book is based on several years of practical experience combined with a research study...


Matter and Method in the Long Chemical Revolution: Laws of Another Order

by Victor D. Boantza

Matter and Method in the Long Chemical Revolution examines the role of and effects on chemistry of both the seventeenth-century scientific revolution and the eighteenth-century chemical revolution in parallel,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture

by Greg Young & Deborah Stevenson

This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around the world to map the contours of the relationship between planning and culture and to present these inextricably linked concepts and issues...


Reeds Vol 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers

by Christopher Lavers, Edmund G.R. Kraal & Stanley Buyers

Covers the principal topics in electrotechnology for Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as

well as the core syllabi for undergraduates studying for

BSc, BEng and MEng degrees in marine engineering...


The Dynamics of Disaster

by Susan W. Kieffer

“If you are an amateur weather geek, disaster wonk, or budding student of earth sciences, you will want to read this book.”—Seattle Times In 2011, there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed...


Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin

by Glyn Williams

On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century," naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities...


The Flight of the Titan: The Story of the R34

by George Rosie

In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly...