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Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2

by Roshdi Rashed

This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and the exact sciences in the mediaeval Arab world. The second of five comprehensive volumes, this book offers a detailed...


Handbook for Sound Engineers

by Glen Ballou

Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The...


The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

by Wendy Beth Hyman

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature features original essays exploring the automaton-from animated statue to anthropomorphized machine-in the poetry, prose, and drama of England in the 16th and 17th...


Ecocritical Shakespeare

by Lynne Bruckner & Dan Brayton

Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary...


Religion and the Challenges of Science

by William Sweet & Richard Feist

Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate - and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences,...


Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch

by Colette Colligan & Margaret Linley

Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special...


Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve's Verse

by Karen Elaine Smyth

Using empirical research to explore medieval writers' imaginings of time, this study presents a new morphology by which to study narratives of time in fifteenth-century literary culture, focusing on poems of...


Reactive Polymers Fundamentals and Applications: A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers

by Johannes Karl Fink

The use of reactive polymers enables manufacturers to make chemical changes at a late stage in the production process-these in turn cause changes in performance and properties. Material selection and control...


Gallium-Nitride (GaN) II

by Robert K. Willardson, Eicke R. Weber & Theodore D. Moustakas

Since its inception in 1966, the series of numbered volumes known as Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. The...


Planet X - God's Endgame

by David Meade

Planet X was the subject of free and open debate among astronomers and scientists decades ago. Harrington searched for the same object that famous astronomers such as Percival Lowell also searched for. He published...


On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest

by Char Miller

On the Edge grew out of a lifetime spent living and traveling across the American Southwest, from San Antonio to Los Angeles. Char Miller examines this borderland region through a native's eyes and contemplates...


Architecture as a Performing Art

by Marcia Feuerstein & Gray Read

How do buildings act with people and among people in the performances of life? This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient...


The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique

by Philip Lieberman

The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation. In doing so, the book challenges the central claim of...


Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math

by David Wells

A fascinating journey into the mind-bending world of prime numbers

Cicadas of the genus Magicicada appear once every 7, 13, or 17 years. Is it just a coincidence that these are all prime numbers? How do twin...


The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

by Robert Carroll

A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers

"Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times,...


Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II: England's Paradise

by Amy L. Tigner

Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable...


Automotive Spark-Ignited Direct-Injection Gasoline Engines

by F. Zhao, M.-C. Lai & D.L. Harrington

The process of fuel injection, spray atomization and vaporization, charge cooling, mixture preparation and the control of in-cylinder air motion are all being actively researched and this work is reviewed in...


The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business

by Sarah Beth Aubrey

Turn your hobby farm into a successful business

No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's...


The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

by Satoshi Kanazawa

A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence

Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a...


The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

by Gene Wallenstein

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure

From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things...