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Creating Smart-Er Cities

by Mark Deakin

Drawing upon the smart experiences of "world class" cities in North America, Canada and Europe, this book provides the evidence to show how entrepreneurship-based and market-dependent representations of knowledge...

The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals

by Ben White, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. & Ruth Hall

This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals from a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes...

Whales and Dolphins: Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

by Philippa Brakes & Mark Peter Simmonds

Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation movement. They are the most conspicuous ambassadors for entire marine ecosystems and possibly even for the biosphere as a whole. Concurrent with our realisation...

Mitchell's Structure & Fabric Part 1

by J S Foster

A new edition of the best selling title in the prestigious Mitchell's Building Series. This book is the first of a two volume set which provides a complete and thorough treatment of the principles and techniques...

Cost Studies of Buildings

by Allan Ashworth

This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 5th edition. New chapters have been added on the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) for order of cost estimating...

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry

by Allan Ashworth

Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject and reinforces the changes that are taking place within the construction industry,...

The Vitamin A Story

by B. Koletzko

This book shows how vitamin A deficiency - before the vitamin was known to scientists - affected millions of people throughout history. It is a story of sailors and soldiers, penniless mothers, orphaned infants,...

Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans

by Judith A. Curry & Peter J. Webster

Atmospheric and climatological studies are becoming more and more important in day-to-day living. Winds and ocean current owe their existence to the thermodynamic imbalances that arise from the differential...

Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Geo-systems

by Ove Stephansson, John Hudson & Lanru Jing

Among the most important and exciting current steps forward in geo-engineering is the development of coupled numerical models. They represent the basic physics of geo-engineering processes which can include...

Paleomagnetism: Continents and Oceans

by Michael W. McElhinny, Phillip L. McFadden & Renata Dmowska

Paleomagnetism is the study of the fossil magnetism in rocks. It has been paramount in determining that the continents have drifted over the surface of the Earth throughout geological time. The fossil magnetism...

Bioprocess Engineering Principles

by Pauline M. Doran

The emergence and refinement of techniques in molecular biology has changed our perceptions of medicine, agriculture and environmental management. Scientific breakthroughs in gene expression, protein engineering...

Handbook of Infra-red Detection Technologies

by M. Henini & M Razeghi

The use of lasers which emit infra-red radiation and sophisticated detectors of IR radiation is increasing dramatically: they are being used for long-distance fibre-optic communications and remote environmental...

Cosmic Rays at Earth

by P.K.F. Grieder

In 1912 Victor Franz Hess made the revolutionary discovery that ionizing radiation is incident upon the Earth from outer space. He showed with ground-based and balloon-borne detectors that the intensity of the...

The Parathyroids: Basic and Clinical Concepts

by John P. Bilezikian, John T., Jr. Potts & Robert Marcus

Written by world experts, this books follows upon the monumental success of the first edition of The Parathyroids, which was universally acclaimed as the best text on the subject. An authoritative reference...

Pneumatic Handbook

by A. Barber

Accepted as the standard reference work on modern pneumatic and compressed air engineering, the new edition of this handbook has been completely revised, extended and updated to provide essential up-to-date...

Fundamentals of Equilibrium and Steady-State Thermodynamics

by N.W. Tschoegl

This book summarizes the salient features of both equilibrium and steady-state thermodynamic theory under a uniform postulatory viewpoint. The emphasis is upon the formal aspects and logical structure of thermodynamic...

Pediatric Bone: Biology & Diseases

by John M. Pettifor, Harald Juppner & Francis H. Glorieux

Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors...

Intruder Alarms

by Gerard Honey

Intruder Alarms provides a definitive and fully up-to-date guide to the specification, systems design, integration, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. It has been written to be the essential...

Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias

by A. Peter Klimley & David G. Ainley

Now available in paperback, the first comprehensive reference on Great White sharks separates fact from fiction and presents real evidence of the ecology and behavior of these remarkable animals. The volume...

Social Learning In Animals: The Roots of Culture

by Cecilia M. Heyes & Jr., Bennett G. Galef

The increasing realization among behaviorists and psychologists is that many animals learn by observation as members of social systems. Such settings contribute to the formation of culture. This book combines...