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Building Apartheid: On Architecture and Order in Imperial Cape Town

by Nicholas Coetzer

Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a...


The Production of Hospice Space: Conceptualising the Space of Caring and Dying

by Sarah McGann

By linking health, social and architectural theory and establishing conceptual principles, this book defines 'hospice' as a philosophy that is underpinned by space and spatial practice. In putting forward the...


The Sky Is Bleeding

by Ken W. England

Karen Harner and Bjorn Tillson are a young couple that are torn apart when he volunteers for the military and is taken to the fight the war in Vietnam. From those sweltering jungles to the frozen tundra of the...


Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a...


Sponges

by Mark Norman; Julian Finn & Lisa Goudie

We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived...


DIY Inventions

by Richard Cromwell

DIY Inventions by Richard Cromwell

Guides an Inventor through ALL the Invention "Success Steps" to develop an initial idea into a new product which will earn an income.

How to Evaluate your idea to see if it will...


Cancer: Past, Present, and Future

by Sheldon, M.D. FACP Cohen

Cancer, the second leading killer after heart disease, has plagued mankind for centuries. This book outlines its past history and primitive therapy, discusses the breakthrough advances in understanding the cellular...


Digital and Microprocessor Techniques V10

by Clive W. Humphris

Now published as a portable, learning, reference and subject revision guide, students, teachers and hobbyists can have their own low-cost portable version as an eBook.

For easy reading, a comprehensive list...


Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

by John Perlin

Unprecedented gas prices, heat waves and droughts, climate change, Solyndra - all make "alternative" sources of energy contemporary areas of activism, controversy, lobbying, and legislation. Yet few know that...


Success through Failure: The Paradox of Design

by Henry Petroski

Design pervades our lives. Everything from drafting a PowerPoint presentation to planning a state-of-the-art bridge embodies this universal human activity. But what makes a great design? In this compelling and...


Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite

by Rudy Rucker

In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical,...


Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

by Peter Doherty

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse...


Planetary Climates

by Andrew Ingersoll

This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and...


A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

by John Allen Paulos

In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and...


The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

by Douglas T. Kenrick & Vladas Griskevicius

Why are Amazonian hunter-gatherers better at logic than Harvard students? Why did the Zambian president reject food donations during a famine? And why do billionaires work so hard—only to give their hard-earned...


Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

by John Bradshaw

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their...


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

by Matt J. Rossano

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident...


The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

by Peter V. Rabins

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's vicissitudes while...


The Construction of Houses

by Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing & Nigel Dann

The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity....


The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

by Sandra Hempel

“Fascinating . . . one of history’s most important poisons—and most important murders.”—Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept...