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Building Type Basics for Senior Living

by Perkins Eastman

Essential information for the design of senior living facilities

Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for essential information you need to plan and successfully complete...


Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

by RobertR. Provine

Do men and women laugh at the same things?

Is laughter contagious?

Has anyone ever really died laughing?

Is laughing good for your health?

Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and...


The Science Class You Wish You Had (Revised Edition): The Seven Greatest Scientific Discoveries in History and the People Who Made Them

by D. Brody & A. Brody

What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information...


Noise

by Bart Kosko

The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe...


Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

by Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade’s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn, Wade reveals humanity’s origins as...


Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

by Albert Einstein

Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is...


The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators

by Gordon Grice

Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among...


A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

by Ken Ross

In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand...


The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home

by Karrie Jacobs

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


The View From the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

by Joel R. Primack

In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What...


Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

by Jay Schulkin & Robert O. Gjerdingen

What’s so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and...


Assessment of Safety and Risk with a Microscopic Model of Detonation

by C.-O. Leiber

This unique book is a store of less well-known explosion and

detonation phenomena, including also data and experiences related to

safety risks. It highlights the shortcomings of the current

engineering codes based...


Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry: Applications to inorganic and miscellaneous materials

by Michael E. Brown & Patrick K. Gallagher

This is the second volume of a four volume set intended to describe the techniques and applications of thermoanalytical and calorimetric methods. The general techniques and methodology are covered extensively...


3. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks: Compressors

by William E. Forsthoffer

Over recent years there have been substantial changes in those industries which are concerned with the design, purchase and use of special purpose (ie critical, high-revenue) rotating equipment. Key personnel...


Environmental Compliance Made Easy: A Checklist Approach for Industry

by Andre R., Sr. Cooper

The newly revised and thoroughly updated Environmental Compliance Made Easy handbook from Government Institutes' popular 'Made Easy' series reorganizes thousands of pages worth of federal environmental regulatory...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

by George Musser

We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"-a set of laws of physics...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry

by Ian Guch

With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class. Fortunately, this guide gives college students...


Jk Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2010: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

by Barbara Weltman

The tax facts and strategies that every small business ownerneeds to know

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliableresource offers a complete overview of small business tax planningand...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming, 2nd Edition

by Michael Tennesen

Revisiting the most important topic of our time. The rapid warming of the Earth's climate has been a concern for decades. Though many of us understand that temperatures will-on average-rise, the science and...


When Science Goes Wrong

by Simon LeVay

Brilliant scientific successes have helped shape our world, and are always celebrated. However, for every victory, there are no doubt numerous little-known blunders. Neuroscientist Simon LeVay brings together...