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The Great Melbourne Telescope

by Richard Gillespie

Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology...


Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment: How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & More

by Tony Pisano

Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own. Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need to keep bees successfully, including beehive bodies,...


What Are You Optimistic About?

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org),...


Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

by Paul Halpern

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe

The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest...


Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition

by Dinah L. Moché

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this...


Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics

by Peter W. Hawkes

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics features cutting-edge articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image...


Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

by Ajit Varki & Danny Brower

The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such...


Critical Political Ecology: The Politics of Environmental Science

by Timothy Forsyth

Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the science of ecology. As political controversies multiply over the science underlying environmental debates, there is an increasing need to understand...


Population and Development

by W. T. S. Gould

Population and Development addresses important issues at the heart of the problems of developing countries. How these countries address the common difficulties of population growth, including mortality and fertility...


Safety with Machinery

by John Ridley & Dick Pearce

John Ridley and Dick Pearce, both recognized specialists in machinery safety, guide the reader through the various standards, regulations and best practices relating to the safe design and use of machinery and...


Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

by George Johnson

“A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book Review At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of...


Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary

by Sean Miller

In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it. He demonstrates...


40 Days and 40 Nights

by Matthew Chapman

In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Board...


Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

by John H. Miller & Scott E. Page

This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field's leading authorities. Such systems--whether political parties, stock markets,...


Beyond Numeracy

by John Allen Paulos

From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for...


Handbook of Clay Science

by F. Bergaya & G. Lagaly

The first edition of the Handbook of Clay Science published in 2006 assembled the scattered literature on the varied and diverse aspects that make up the discipline of clay science. The topics covered range...


Deep Time

by David Darling

What would it be like to see the whole history of the universe, from the moment of creation to the farthest future? Deep Time shows us - through the eyes of a single particle that emerges from the fires of genesis...


Signature in the Cell

by Stephen Meyer & Stephen C. Meyer

One hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin revolutionized biology, but did he refute intelligent design (ID)? In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer argues that he did not.

Much confusion surrounds the theory...


Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.

by Suzanne Corkin

In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure—a targeted lobotomy—in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected—when...


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

by John H. Rappole

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can...