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Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750

by Judy A. Hayden

The focus of this volume is the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods....


Automotive Spark-Ignited Direct-Injection Gasoline Engines

by F. Zhao, M.-C. Lai & D.L. Harrington

The process of fuel injection, spray atomization and vaporization, charge cooling, mixture preparation and the control of in-cylinder air motion are all being actively researched and this work is reviewed in...


The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business

by Sarah Beth Aubrey

Turn your hobby farm into a successful business

No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's...


The Intuitive Way of Knowing: A Tribute to Brian Goodwin

by David Lambert & Chris Chetland

Professor Brian Goodwin was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied biology at McGill University then for his PhD at Oxford under the eminent biologist Conrad...


The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

by Satoshi Kanazawa

A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence

Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a...


The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

by Gene Wallenstein

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure

From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things...


American Architecture and Urbanism

by Vincent Scully

A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture...


The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference

by Alan Boyle

In support of Pluto-the cutest and most unfairly treated planet

Pity poor Pluto: It's a planet that was discovered because of a mistake, a planet that turned out not to be a planet at all, thanks to a still-disputed...


In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality

by John Gribbin

Critical acclaim for John Gribbin

"The master of popular science."

-Sunday Times (London)

"Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight."

-David Goodstein, The New York Times Book...


The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling a Two Thousand Year Old Mystery Unraveled the Universe

by Jason Socrates Bardi

The great discovery that no one wanted to make

It's the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and Euclidean geometry has been profoundly influential for centuries. One mystery remains, however: Euclid's fifth postulate...


The Invention of Discovery, 1500-1700

by James Dougal Fleming

From Bacon to Galileo, from stagecraft to maths, from martyrology to romance, contributors to this interdisciplinary collection examine the early-modern generation of discovery as an absolute and ostensibly...


Pharmacy Law and Practice: Fourth Edition

by Jon Merrills & Jonathan Fisher

The fifth edition of Pharmacy Law and Practice provides a straightforward and useable guide for students, practitioners, academics and others interested in pharmacy law and practice in the United Kingdom. This...


What's Science Ever Done for Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

by Paul Halpern

A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons

This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the...


Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - Or Worst Nightmare - For Averting Climate Catastrophe

by Eli Kintisch

An inside tour of the incredible-and probably dangerous-plans to counteract the effects of climate change through experiments that range from the plausible to the fantastic

David Battisti had arrived in Cambridge...


The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies: A Completely Scientific Guide to the Lives of the Undead

by Mac Montandon

A scientific look at zombies-the ultimate guide to how the other half lives (or not)

How fast and far would a zombie infection spread? What would a nutritionist say about an all-brain diet? Why are the undead...


Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

by Philip S. Harrington

Praise for Star Ware

"Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy."

- Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine...


How Math Can Save Your Life: (And Make You Rich, Help You Find the One, and Avert Catastrophes)

by James D. Stein

How to make lots of money, keep yourself safe, and even save the world-all by using a little simple math

Forget the dull, boring math you learned in school. This book shows you the powerful things math can do...


Microwaves in Nanoparticle Synthesis: Fundamentals and Applications

by Satoshi Horikoshi & Nick Serpone

For the first time, this comprehensive handbook presents the emerging field of microwave technology for the synthesis of nanoparticles. Divided into three parts--fundamentals, methods, and applications--it covers...


Fischer-Tropsch Refining

by Arno de Klerk

The Fischer-Tropsch process is gaining recognition again due to the world-wide increase in energy needs and decrease in oil availability. The increasing interest in utilizing biomass as a potential renewable...


Essentials of Computational Chemistry: Theories and Models

by Christopher J. Cramer

Essentials of Computational Chemistry provides a balanced introduction to this dynamic subject.  Suitable for both experimentalists and theorists, a wide range of samples and applications are included drawn...