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The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error

by Sidney Dekker

The old "Bad Apple Theory" of human error promotes the idea that a system is basically safe, with the exception of a few unreliable people. Breaking new ground beyond its successful predecessor, The Field Guide...


Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

by David P. Barash

If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our...


Power Plays: Enriched Uranium and Homeland Security

by Christopher Hubbard

This book contributes to a new understanding of one of the most serious security implications inherent in the current rapid growth in nuclear power generation. It assesses attempts made to deal with the latent...


Participatory Research Methodologies: Development and Post-Disaster/Conflict Reconstruction

by Alpaslan Özerdem & Richard Bowd

This informative text assesses the use of participatory methods as a research tool in the contexts of development and reconstruction after conflict and disasters by identifying cross-cutting themes and establishing...


Russian Renewable Energy: The Potential for International Cooperation

by Indra Øverland & Heidi Kjærnet

What is Russia's potential as a partner in the global race towards a low-carbon economy? This book provides a balanced analysis of Russia's impressive, understudied and sometimes surprising strengths in the...


The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

by Steven Strogatz

A delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, showing how math intersects with philosophy, science, art, business, current events, and everyday life, by an acclaimed science communicator and regular contributor...


Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

by Wayne J. DelPico

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating

To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material...


Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing: Characterization of Prohibited Substances and Doping Control Analytical Assays

by Mario Thevis

Enables you to detect, identify, and characterize hundreds of drugs that may be used by athletes

Mass spectrometry has become essential to sports drug testing. This book examines both the principles of sports...


Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management

by S. Keoki Sears, Glenn A. Sears & Richard H. Clough

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation...


Broadband Optical Access Networks

by Leonid G. Kazovsky, Ning Cheng & Wei-Tao Shaw

Broadband optical access network is an ideal solution to alleviate the first/last mile bottleneck of current Internet infrastructures. Richly illustrated throughout to help clarify important topics, Broadband...


Trapping Safety into Rules: How Desirable or Avoidable is Proceduralization?

by Corinne Bieder & Mathilde Bourrier

Once safety is involved, there seems to be an irresistible push towards more norms, procedures and processes, whatever the context. This book is not a plea against proceduralization, but it does take the view...


The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe

by Eric Lerner

A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments...


Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America

by Henry Petroski

Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting...


Communication Technology

by Kimberly Wylie

Throughout a variety of industries, advances in communication technology have changed the way organizations do business. Some organizations, such as retailing giant Wal- Mart Stores, Inc. and their subsidiary...


Pedestrian- and Transit-Oriented Design

by Reid Ewing & Keith Bartholomew

Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and...


First You Build a Cloud: And Other Reflections on Physics as a Way of Life

by K. C. Cole

For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing...


The Designer's Eye

by Brent C. Brolin

This imaginative book offers architecture students over a hundred examples of visual problem solving in architectural design.

Photographs of actual buildings, paired with digitally manipulated images in 'before...


Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

by Vincenzo Balzani & Nicola Armaroli

An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts,...


The Art of Process Chemistry

by Nobuyoshi Yasuda

Providing must-have knowledge for the pharmaceutical industry and process chemists in industry, this ready reference offers solutions for saving time and money and supplying -- in a sustainable way -- valuable...


Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation

by Andrei K. Yudin & John F. Hartwig

Written by an experienced editor widely acclaimed within the scientific community, this book covers everything from oxygen to nitrogen functionalities.

From the contents:

* Palladium-Catalyzed Syntheses of Five-Membered...