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Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes Volume 2

by Dr Manuele Tamò, Dr Steve Beebe, Dr Shiv Kumar Agrawal & Dr Pooran Gaur et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (January 18, 2018)

Grain legumes are characterised by their nutritional value, an ability to grow rapidly and improve soil health by fixing nitrogen. This makes them a key rotation crop in promoting food security amongst smallholders...


This Idea Is Brilliant

by John Brockman Harper Perennial (January 16, 2018)

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 206 of the world’s most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific...


Greenhouse Gas Emission and Mitigation in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

by Xinmin Zhan, Zhenhu Hu & Guangxue Wu IWA Publishing (January 15, 2018)

Advanced wastewater treatment processes and novel technologies are adopted to improve nutrient removal from wastewater so as to meet stringent discharge standards. Municipal wastewater treatment plants are one...


Collins Stars and Planets Guide (Collins Guides)

by Ian Ridpath & Wil Tirion William Collins (January 11, 2018)

The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative ‘Collins Guide’ series.

A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars...


Focus in the Age of Distraction

by Jane Piper Panoma Press (January 11, 2018)

The world of work has changed but our ways of working haven’t kept pace. We are now working even harder, longer and at a faster pace than ever before. Longer hours and harder work aren’t going to give us...


The New Localism

by Bruce Katz & Jeremy Nowak Brookings Institution Press (January 09, 2018)

Finding local solutions when the nation cannot, or will not

With the rise of the politics of populism in the United States and much of Europe, how can openness and diversity survive? The answer, according to...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee

by Dr Philippe Lashermes, Prof. Alan Crozier, Prof. Fábio M. DaMatta & Dr Thierry Joët et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (January 05, 2018)

  • Covers recent research on coffee genetics, physiology and genetic diversity 
  • Reviews the latest developments in breeding new varieties 
  • Assesses advances in measuring and understanding the chemical composition,...


Conceptualizing Environmental Justice

by Damayanti Banerjee Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

Conceptualizing Environmental Justice evolved from an ethnographic study of an environmental justice movement in a rural community called Land Between the Rivers in Kentucky. The environmental movement emerged...


Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman Bernan Press (December 19, 2017)

The eighth of a new, well-received, and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security is a reference source that is designed...


Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics

by Charles Gillis & Warren Hammer Industrial Press, Inc. (December 18, 2017)

Overview

Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned....


Integrated weed management for sustainable agriculture

by Prof. Robert L. Zimdahl, Bryan Brown, Prof. David R. Clements & Prof. C. J. Swanton et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (December 14, 2017)

  • Summarises latest research on IWM principles and methods 
  • Assesses current challenges facing herbicide use 
  • Detailed review of the range of cultural, physical and biological methods of control available for...


2018 Guide to the Night Sky: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland

by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion & Royal Observatory Greenwich Collins (December 07, 2017)

“This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price”

Astronomy Now

Best-selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages...


Farming Stories from the Scottish Border

by Colin Whittemore Old Pond Publishing (November 30, 2017)

This book is about the generations of people who have made the farms we know today. Engaging, enjoyable and informative, the author uses various family experiences to take the reader through three centuries...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Volume 1

by Prof. Philippe Rott, Dr Rianto van Antwerpen, Asha Dookun-Saumtally & Dr Abraham Singels et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (November 28, 2017)

Sugarcane is the source of over three quarters of the world’s sugar, and is grown widely in the tropics and sub-tropics. Despite rising demand, average yields have not increased significantly, partly because...


Seeing Animals after Derrida

by James Tink, Sarah Bezan, Malin Palani & Bonnie Gill et al. Lexington Books (November 27, 2017)

This volume charts a new course in animal studies that re-examines Jacques Derrida's enduring thought on the visualization of the animal in his seminal Cerisy Conference from 1997, The Animal That Therefore...


Caroline Lucretia Herschel

by Eliza Ann Youmans Literature and Knowledge Publishing (November 21, 2017)

Caroline Lucretia Herschel was the first woman who received full recognition as astronomer by discovering several comets. She was also the first woman to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society,...


Dawn of the New Everything

by Jaron Lanier Henry Holt and Co. (November 21, 2017)

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist

The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology

Bridging the gap between tech...


The Nordic Tractor

by Justin Roberts Old Pond Publishing (November 21, 2017)

The Nordic Tractor traces the history of tractor production in Sweden and Finland. The story goes back over 200 years to the 19th century when the industrial revolution was sweeping across Britain, and Sweden...


The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Amir Husain Scribner (November 21, 2017)

In the tradition of Michio Kaku’s The Future of the Mind, acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain answers the universal question of how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial...


Catching Moles

by Jeff Nicholls Crowood (November 20, 2017)

For centuries, man and mole have taken from the soil in their bid to survive. This has resulted in bitter conflict between these adversaries and one that continues today. Whatever the season, whatever the weather,...


Rivers of the Anthropocene

by Jason M. Kelly University of California Press (November 17, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

This exciting...


Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems

by Ferhan Cecen & Ulaş Tezel IWA Publishing (November 15, 2017)

Hazardous pollutants are a growing concern in treatment engineering. In the past, biological treatment was mainly used for the removal of bulk organic matter and the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorous. However,...


Wealth Creation without Pollution - Designing for Industry, Ecobusiness Parks and Industrial Estates

by Brian D'Arcy, Lee-Hyung Kim & Marla Maniquiz-Redillas IWA Publishing (November 15, 2017)

The development of eco-industrial parks and associated ‘ecological industry’ concepts offer progressive integrated approaches to resolve pollution problems from effluents and wastes of all kinds. Most industry...


Precisely Wrong: Why Conventional Planning Systems Fail

by Carol Ptak & Chad Smith Industrial Press, Inc. (November 14, 2017)

At the heart of most supply chains lies a planning tool called Material Requirements Planning (MRP).  Invented in the 1950s, codified in the 1960s and commercialized in the 1970s, MRP became THE way of life...


The Telescope in the Ice

by Mark Bowen St. Martin's Press (November 14, 2017)

IceCube Observatory, a South Pole instrument making the first actual observations of high-energy neutrinos, has been called the “weirdest” of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American....


The Science of Why 2: Answers to Questions About the Universe, the Unknown, and Ourselves

by Jay Ingram Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2017)

An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram.

Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and...


The Water Will Come

by Jeff Goodell Little, Brown and Company (November 14, 2017)

A deeply reported look at how water is pouring into our cities via the global crisis of rising sea levels By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores. Nuclear...


From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day UCL Press (November 13, 2017)

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...


Environmental Health and Safety Audits

by Lawrence B. Cahill Bernan Press (November 13, 2017)

Environmental, health and safety (EHS) audit programs have become an established and essential component of corporate governance in most every major organization whose activities could affect public health and...


The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables

by Ben Hartman Chelsea Green Publishing (November 10, 2017)

At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste—of time, labor, space, money, and more—every year and aligning their organic production...


Anthropology of the Fetus

by Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger & Amy B. Scott Berghahn Books (November 08, 2017)

As a biological, cultural, and social entity, the human fetus is a multifaceted subject which calls for equally diverse perspectives to fully understand. Anthropology of the Fetus seeks to achieve this by bringing...


Monkey Trouble

by Christopher Peterson Fordham University Press (November 07, 2017)

According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for...


Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age

by Leslie Berlin Simon & Schuster (November 07, 2017)

The richly told narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for today’s technology-driven world.

At a time when the five most...


Behind More Binoculars

by Keith Betton & Dr. Mark Avery Pelagic Publishing (November 06, 2017)

How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion...


Adapting to Climate Change

by Agathe Euzen, Bettina Laville, Stéphanie Thiebault & Stéphanie Thiébault, Directrice de recherche au Cnrs, Directrice de l'Institut écologie et environnement du Cnrs, Paris et al. ediSens (November 04, 2017)

Adapting to climate change and global change have become vital goals for all societies. These same societies are faced at times with unexpected meteorological phenomena that are becoming increasingly frequent...


Designing solutions to climate change

by Agathe Euzen, Bettina Laville, Stéphanie Thiebault & Agathe Euzen, Chercheur au Cnrs, Laboratoire Techniques Territoires Sociétés (Latts), (Cnrs, Univ. Paris Est Marne-la- Vallée, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), Marne la Vallée ; Déléguée scientifique à l'institut Ecologie Environnement du Cnrs, Paris. et al. ediSens (November 04, 2017)

This book provides answers to today's questions and thoughts on solutions for tomorrow contributed by some fifty scientists and well-known experts.

Proposing solutions for dealing with climate change has become...


Knowledge is Power (Icon Science)

by John Henry Icon Books Ltd (November 02, 2017)

Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can he rank...


Future Consciousness

by Thomas Lombardo Changemakers Books (October 27, 2017)

How do our unique conscious minds reflect and amplify nature’s vast evolutionary process? This book provides a scientifically informed, psychologically holistic approach to understanding and enhancing our...


The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Alexandra Feachem William Collins (October 26, 2017)

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human...


Being Salmon, Being Human

by Martin Lee Mueller & Stephan Harding Chelsea Green Publishing (October 24, 2017)

In search of a new story for our place on earth

Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture’s tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon—weaving together...


Champions of Illusion

by Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 24, 2017)

A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them

In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected...


The Yosemite

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (October 23, 2017)

‘All these colours, from the blue sky to the yellow valley smoothly blending as they do in a rainbow, making a wall of light ineffably fine.’

Having spent significant time obsessively exploring and learning...


Systems Theory and Family Therapy

by Raphael J. Becvar & Dorothy Stroh Becvar Hamilton Books (October 20, 2017)

This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective...


Oily Hands and the Smell of Diesel

by David Harris Old Pond Publishing (October 17, 2017)

1960 saw the dawn of an era of unprecedented innovation and development in farm machinery. It was a period of rapid technical advancement, that produced machines which are the mainstay of the current very buoyant...


The Zoomable Universe

by Caleb Scharf & Ron Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe

In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through...


Ask An Astronaut

The Practice of Reproducible Research

by Justin Kitzes University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

The Practice of Reproducible Research presents concrete examples of how researchers in the data-intensive sciences are working to improve the reproducibility of their research projects. Each of the thirty-one...


Customer Experience Management for Water Utilities

by Peter Prevos IWA Publishing (October 15, 2017)

Customer Experience Management for Water Utilities presents a practical framework for water utilities to become more focussed on their customers. This framework is founded on Service-Dominant Logic, a contemporary...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


Measurement in Medicine

by Leah McClimans Rowman & Littlefield International (October 11, 2017)

Measurement in Medicine brings together for the first time a range of philosophical essays on topics in the philosophy of epidemiology, epistemology of measurement, philosophy of health economics and health...