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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science

by Alex Pentland

From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence

If the Big...


How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel

When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn't just a friendly mutt who needed a home; she was a talking dog with an active interest in what her new owner...


Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

by Maryn McKenna

LURKING in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


Gauge Theory and Variational Principles

by David Bleecker

Covers principal fiber bundles and connections; curvature; particle fields, Lagrangians, and gauge invariance; inhomogeneous field equations; free Dirac electron fields; calculus on frame bundle; and unification...


Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control

by Walter A. Shewhart

Important text offers lucid explanation of how to regulate variables and maintain control over statistics in order to achieve quality control over manufactured products, crops and data. First inexpensive paperback...


Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory

by Karl J. Åström

Exploration of stochastic control theory in terms of analysis, parametric optimization, and optimal stochastic control. Limited to linear systems with quadratic criteria; covers discrete time and continuous...


Principles of Statistics

by M. G. Bulmer

Concise description of classical statistics, from basic dice probabilities to modern regression analysis. Equal stress on theory and applications. Moderate difficulty; only basic calculus required. Includes...


Beyond Einstein's Unified Field: Gravity and Electro-Magnetism Redefined

by Ph.D. John Brandenburg

Veteran plasma physicist John Brandenburg reveals the new theory that finally accomplishes what Einstein failed to do: the GEM Unification Theory proves the mathematical and physical interrelation of the forces...


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James...


Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There S No Such Thing as a Fair Fight

by Reed Kuhn & Kelly Crigger

Fightnomics quantifies the underlying drivers of the world's most exciting and fastest growing sport through deep analysis of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Part Freakonomics and part Moneyball, Fightnomics...


Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs

by John Baichtal

ARDUINO for BEGINNERS

ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY MAKER NEEDS

Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations!

 

Absolutely no experience needed!

 

Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!...


Robotics: Hephaestus does it again

by Jean-Paul Laumond & Liz Libbrecht

It was when I was preparing this lecture that I discovered that roboticists had a god: Hephaestus. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was a talented craftsman. Enamoured with Athena, he attempted to woo her, in...


The Best of Instructables Volume I: Do-It-Yourself Projects from the World's Biggest Show & Tell

by The editors at MAKE magazine and In com

In just three years, Instructables.com has become one of the hottest destinations for makers and DIY enthusiasts of all stripes. Known as "the world's biggest show & tell," makers from around the globe post...


The Genie in the Bottle: 68 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Get a different twist on licorice and travel...


Where Good Ideas Come From

by Steven Johnson

The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate...


What Technology Wants

by Kevin Kelly

A refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world.

This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but...


Civil Engineering Formulas

by Tyler G. Hicks

Instant Access to Civil Engineering Formulas

Fully updated and packed with more than 500 new formulas, this book offers a single compilation of all essential civil engineering formulas and equations in one easy-to-use...


Schaum's Outline of Beginning Chemistry (EBOOK): 673 Solved Problems + 16 Videos

by David Goldberg

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 650 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving...