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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

In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.

In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer 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...


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...


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 Judgment: 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. The struggle to define "sustainability," and thus judge architecture through...


Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

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

Sustainable Stockholm provides a historical overview of Stockholm's environmental development, and also discusses a number of cross-disciplinary themes presenting the urban sustainability work behind Stockholm's...


The Plan for Milton Keynes

by Mark Clapson

The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure...


When We Build Again

by Bournville Village Trust

Like many UK cities Birmingham was heavily bombed during the Second World War and as with so many bombed British cities, and many un-bombed ones that jumped on to the re-planning bandwagon, there was a clear...


Anatomy of a Village

by Thomas Sharp

Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a...


Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia

by Meller Helen & Home Robert

This short account of the planning of Lusaka as the new capital of Northern Rhodesia, written for its official opening in 1935 as part of jubilee celebrations for King George V, was printed in a limited edition...