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Why do buildings collapse in earthquakes? Building for safety in seismic areas

by Robin Spence & Emily So

Learn from the personal experience and insights of leading earthquake engineering specialists as they examine the lessons from disasters of the last 30 years and propose a path to earthquake safety worldwide ...

Big Data Transportation Systems

by Guanghui Zhao & Gusheng Zhu

This book is designed as a popular science book on big data analytics in intelligent transportation systems. It aims to provide an introduction to big-data transportation starting from an overview on the development...

Electricity: Humanity's Low-carbon Future - Safeguarding Our Ecological Niche

by Hans B (Teddy) Püttgen & Yves Bamberger

Climate change is no longer deniable. Neither is the fact that greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities need to be mitigated. The question is how to rapidly transit to an increasingly low-carbon world...

Systematic Methods of Water Quality Parameters Analysis

by G. Vanitha & V. Ramani Bai Gopinath

Water pollution is currently a crucial issue, as water resources are highly polluted and contaminated. Periodic analysis should be conducted to monitor the standard of water quality, in order to meet requirements...

Headland-Bay Beaches

by John R C Hsu, Jung L Lee, Antonio H F Klein & Mauricio González et al.

Headland-bay beaches (HBBs) are ubiquitous in coastal environment. They exist around the world naturally or artificially as byproduct of engineering project. Though in various shapes, sizes and stability, a...

Radioactive Waste Management in the 21st Century

by William R Roy

The safe management of radioactive wastes is of paramount importance in gaining both governmental and societal support for nuclear energy. The scope of this new textbook is to provide a comprehensive perspective...

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 1

by Noël Challamel, Julius Kaplunov & Izuru Takewaki

This book - comprised of three separate volumes - presents the recent developments and research discoveries in structural and solid mechanics; it is dedicated to Professor Isaac Elishakoff.

This first volume...

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 2

by Noël Challamel, Julius Kaplunov & Izuru Takewaki

This book – comprised of three separate volumes – presents the recent developments and research discoveries in structural and solid mechanics; it is dedicated to Professor Isaac Elishakoff. This second volume...

Applied Water Science

by Mohd Imran Ahamed, Rajender Boddula & Tauseef Ahmad Rangreez

Water is one of the most precious and basic needs of life for all living beings, and a precious national asset. Without it, the existence of life cannot be imagined. Availability of pure water is decreasing...


by Robert O. Binnewies

How the famous and not-so-famous like-minded citizens all gave their time, expertise, and money to build a park legacy of incomparable benefit

The Palisades park and historic site system in New York and New Jersey...

Material Geometry

by Manuel De Leon, Marcelo Epstein & Victor Manuel Jimenez

This monograph is the first in which the theory of groupoids and algebroids is applied to the study of the properties of uniformity and homogeneity of continuous media. It is a further step in the application...

Sustainable Resource Management

by Wenshan Guo, Huu Hao Ngo, Rao Y. Surampalli & Tian C. Zhang

Sustainable Resource Management

Learn how current technologies can be used to recover and reuse waste products to reduce environmental damage and pollution

In this two-volume set, Sustainable Resource Management:...

Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future

by Hemen Sarma & Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future

Explore the state-of-the-art in biosurfactant technology and its applications in environmental remediation, biomedicine, and biotechnology

Biosurfactants for a Sustainable...

Structural Reliability

by Yan-Gang Zhao & Zhao-Hui Lu

The aim of this book is to deliver a unified presentation of the theory and techniques with the emphases on the applications of the moment information of random variables for structural reliability. The contents...

Summary of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

There are two numbers you need to know when it comes to understanding climate change. The first is fifty billion-the number of greenhouse gasses we release into the...

Principles of Irrigation Engineering – Arid Lands, Water Supply, Storage Works, Dams, Canals, Water Rights and Products

by Frederick Haynes Newell

?Principles of Irrigation Engineering? is a 1913 work by F. T. Bioletti on the subject of irrigation methods, dealing with canals, dams, storage, water supple, dry land, and related law. Frederic Theodore Bioletti...

Motor Boats - Construction and Operation - An Illustrated Manual for Motor Boat, Launch and Yacht Owners, Operator's of Marine Gasolene Engines, and Amateur Boat-Builders

by Thomas Herbert Russell

This vintage book is an illustrated manual for motor boat, launch and yacht owners; operators of marine gasoline engines, and amateur boat-builders. It is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction, installation...


by Ira Samuel Griffith

First published in 1916, this volume contains a classic guide to carpentry, including chapters on everything from the fundamental principles to useful formulas and how to apply them to practical work. Carpentry...

Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science

by Jonathan E. Martin

Despite being perhaps the foremost British meteorologist of the twentieth century, Reginald Sutcliffe has been understudied and underappreciated. His impact continues to this day every time you check the weather...

Transcritical CO2 Heat Pump

by Xin-rong Zhang & Hiroshi Yamaguchi

A timely and comprehensive introduction to CO2 heat pump theory and usage

  • A comprehensive introduction of CO2 application in heat pump, authored by leading scientists in the field
  • CO2 is a hot topic due to...