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The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas

by Cesare Emiliani

". . . infuses into the reader the conviction that science is exciting and can be understood by everyone." --American Scientist

This new edition of the critically acclaimed Scientific Companion offers a comprehensive...

Scientific American Science Desk Reference

by The Editors of Scientific American

Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste...

Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics


The book contains the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics held at the University of Guelph from August 28 through September 2, 2011. The proceedings...

The Princeton Guide to Evolution

by David A. Baum, Douglas J. Futuyma, Hopi E. Hoekstra & Richard E. Lenski et al.

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished...

Mortuary Science: A Sourcebook

by John F. Szabo

Szabo presents a thorough bibliographical examination of the funeral industry and related subjects. Most citations are annotated, with special notes on editions and reprints.

The Handbook of Geoscience

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it is ideal for students, administrators, legal professionals, non-science professionals and general readers with little or no science background, the handbook...

Environmental Science: Principles and Practices

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

The goal of Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to...

The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

by T. H. Pardo de Tavera

Commissioned by His Majesty’s Government to study the medicinal plants of my native country, I returned there and spent two years in collecting data regarding the use that the Filipinos make of their plants...

The Canon

by Natalie Angier

The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins


From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times...

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Jason Anderson & Anne Emery

Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of...

Big Bang Problems

by Bobby McGehee

Cosmology: Scientific Study of the Universe For thousands of years, humankind has gazed up into the heavens at the beautiful Milky Way galaxy and pondered From where did it come? Over the years, as more knowledge...

The Lived Experience of Being Raised by Single Alcohol-Dependent Father

by Shotayo Gabriel Tejuosho Ph.D

This researched work is titled The Lived Experience of Being Raised by Single Alcohol-Dependent Father. The study illuminates the experiences of the author and the coresearchers. It is hoped that professionals...

The Mysterious Waves of Living Cells

by Hubert Rudakemwa

In this book, Rudakemwa shares with us intriguing questions which lead to thinking about the existence of a new way of communication used by living cells. These ideas lead to a new theory that revolutionizes...

Development of Learning Strategies Within Chemical Education

by Dr. Terence McIvor

The current status of chemistry practical education and laboratory experience for the first-year students is not as encouraging and useful as to produce excellent results. Consequently, in this context, it needs...

World of Five

by Louis Komzsik

In this enjoyable and lightheaded volume, he gathers a plethora of cultural, biological, geometrical, algebraic, and planetary phenomena of our lives related to the number five. He investigates these occurrences...

A Dictionary of Genetic Damage

by Nils K. Oeijord

This dictionary is the first dictionary of genetic damage to be published. A Dictionary of Genetic Damage is provided for spelling reference, categorization reference, and information on the enormity of the...

Reality 101

by Lloyd Harrison Whitling

Reality 101 takes you on a young man's trip into adulthood while he struggles to incorporate his fundamentalist indoctrination into an understanding of science's discoveries and teaching. His failure to get...

A Guide to Cyanobacteria

by Mark A. Nienaber & Miriam Steinitz-Kannan

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these...

Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers

by Keith B. Aubry, William J. Zielinski, Martin G. Raphael & Gilbert Proulx et al.

Mammals in the genus Martes are mid-sized carnivores of great importance to forest ecosystems. This book, the successor to Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation, provides a scientific basis...

The Handy Physics Answer Book

by Paul W Zitzewitz

Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues...