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Superconductivity

by Charles P., Jr. Poole, Horacio A. Farach & Richard J. Creswick

Superconductivity, 2E is an encyclopedic treatment of all aspects of the subject, from classic materials to fullerenes. Emphasis is on balanced coverage, with a comprehensive reference list and significant graphicsfrom...


The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers

by Curtis White

One of our most brilliant social critics—author of the bestselling The Middle Mind—presents a scathing critique of the “delusions” of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism...


Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

by Patricia S. Churchland

A trailblazing philosopher’s exploration of the latest brain science—and its ethical and practical implications. What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial...


Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

by Ethan Zuckerman

A rousing call to action for those who would be citizens of the world—online and off. We live in an age of connection, one that is accelerated by the Internet. This increasingly ubiquitous, immensely powerful...


The Truth Tells Twice: The Life of a North-East Farm

by Charlie Allan

This is an affectionate and humorous look at the life of the small North-East farmer through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is full of folk wisdom and anecdotes from the people who made that farming...


Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy

by Gwyneth Cravens

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about...


The Blue Death

by Robert D. Morris, Robert Morris & Dr. Robert D. Morris

With the keen eyes of a scientist and the sensibilities of a seasoned writer, Dr. Robert Morris chronicles the fascinating and at times frightening story of our drinking water. His gripping narrative vividly...


Lab 257

by Michael C. Carroll

Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature...


In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

by Daniel J. Kevles

Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics--the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity--from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent...


What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

by Mr. John Brockman & John Brockman

The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better . . . or for worse . . .

From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists...


Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

by Mark P. Witton

For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds--they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction...


Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands: A Comprehensive Guide

by George R. Zug

The Pacific is not only the world's largest body of water; its vast expanse also includes an extraordinary number and diversity of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos...


Origins of Form: The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change

by Christopher Williams

Origins of Form will make readers—especially those who design and build—aware of their physical environment. Williams' practical, no-nonsense approach and his exquisite drawings provide a clear understanding...


The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them: Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and Other Celestial Wonders

by Fred Schaaf

"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky--what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like--has...


The Genius Engine: Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence, and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain

by Kathleen Stein

Embarking on a spellbinding journey to the frontiers of neuroscience, acclaimed science editor and writer Kathleen Stein takes an enthralling in-depth look at the prefrontal cortex, the site of our working memory,...


Mechanical Engineer's Handbook

by Dan B. Marghitu & J. David Irwin

The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook was developed and written specifically to fill a need for mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students throughout the world. With over 1000 pages, 550 illustrations,...


Nucleation

by Dimo Kashchiev

This book represents a detailed and systematic account of the basic principles, developments and applications of the theory of nucleation.

The formation of new phases begins with the process of nucleation and...


Ergonomics Guidelines and Problem Solving

by A. Mital, Å. Kilbom & S. Kumar

There is an urgent need to disseminate ergonomics "know-how" to the work place. This book meets that need by providing clear guidelines and problem solving recommendations to assist the practitioner in decisions...


Oil Well Testing Handbook

by Amanat Chaudhry

This is a valuable addition to any reservoir engineer's library, containing the basics of well testing methods as well as all of the latest developments in the field. Not only are "evergreen" subjects, such...


Bioinformatics: Managing Scientific Data

by Zoé|Critchlow, Terence Lacroix

Life science data integration and interoperability is one of the most challenging problems facing bioinformatics today. In the current age of the life sciences, investigators have to interpret many types of...