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Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

by Stanislas Dehaene

"Brings together the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in an elegant, compelling narrative. A revelatory work."

-Oliver Sacks, M.D.

The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget...


Facility Piping Systems Handbook: For Industrial, Commercial, and Healthcare Facilities

by Michael L. Frankel

A Comprehensive Guide to Facility Piping Systems

Fully up-to-date with the latest codes and standards, this practical resource contains everything you need to plan, select, design, specify, and test piping systems...


Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

by Dolores Hayden

A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America’s metropolitan regions.

From rustic...


Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives

by Michael Specter

"A superb and convincing work."

-Malcolm Gladwell

At a time when our planet is in dire peril, Americans mistrust science more than ever. Few journalists appreciate what is at stake better than Michael Specter,...


The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

by James Kakalios

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science

Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About...


The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older

by Elkhonon Goldberg

The Wisdom Paradox explores the aging of the mind from a unique, positive perspective. In an era of increasing fears about mental deterioration, world-renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg provides startling...


Splendid Solution

by Jeffrey Kluger

In medical school when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with the disease shortly before assuming the Presidency, Salk was given an impetus to conduct studies on polio. His progress in combating the virus...


Egghead's Guide to Geometry

by Peterson's

egghead's Guide to Geometry will help students improve their understanding of the fundamental concepts of geometry. With the help of Peterson's new character, egghead, students can strengthen their math skills...


Advanced MEMS Packaging

by John H. Lau, Cheng Kuo Lee & C. S. Premachandran

A comprehensive guide to 3D MEMS packaging methods and solutions

Written by experts in the field, Advanced MEMS Packaging serves as a valuable reference for those faced with the challenges created by the ever-increasing...


Earth: An Intimate History

by Richard Fortey

In Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth’s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.

 

Beginning with...


Caught in the Current

by Jay Bookman

Science tells us what is. Technology tells us what can be. But neither can tell us what ought to be.

As a science and technology journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jay Bookman has witnessed some...


Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Control Applications

by Jay Egg & Greg Cunniff

Best practices for the design and engineering of geothermal HVAC systems

With a focus on market needs and customer goals, this practical guide explains how to realize the full potential of geothermal HVAC by...


How Many People Are There In My Head? And In Hers?: An Exploration of Single Cell Consciousness

by Jonathan C.W. Edwards

Makes the proposal that the only possible solution to the 'mind-brain' problem is that each nerve cell is conscious separately and that we have no other 'global' consciousness. This book explores the idea in...


Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk: Beyond Fragmented Responses

by Geoff O'Brien & Phil O'Keefe

Resilience has become the new buzz word - in Government, Health, Energy and Disaster Management sectors. Climate change is the single largest threat to sustainable development, and addressing climate risk is...


Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers

by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie

New third edition of the bestselling manual from the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), showing you the essential steps to plan and install a solar photovoltaic system.

With a global focus, it has been updated...


Construction Materials Reference Book

by David Doran & Bob Cather

This book is the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material is covered,...


Questioning Architectural Judgement: The Problem of Codes in the United States

by Steven A. Moore & Barbara B. Wilson

The book shines light on the problem of judgment, particularly in the realm of architectural "technics" and the codes that regulate it.


Motivating Change

by Robert Crocker & Steffen Lehmann

Today's most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change.

Exploring the underlying...


Sustainable Stockholm: Exploring Urban Sustainability in Europe's Greenest City

by Jonathan Metzger & Amy Rader Olsson

Using the case of Stockholm as the pivot of discussions, this book investigates the core issues of sustainable urban environmental development and planning. The book shows how intersecting fields such as urban...