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Frank Whittle (Icon Science)

by Andrew Nahum Icon Books Ltd (October 05, 2017)

The story of the jet engine has everything: genius, tragedy, heroism, a world war, the individual vs. the state, and an idea that would change the world. Frank Whittle always maintained that he was held back...


Admissions

by Henry Marsh St. Martin's Press (October 03, 2017)

The International Bestseller

"Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian

"Disarmingly...


Atopias

by Frédéric Neyrat, Lindsay Turner, Walt Hunter & Steven Shaviro Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place...


Bloomsbury Scientists

by Michael Boulter UCL Press (September 25, 2017)

Bloomsbury Scientists is the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after the First World War. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and...


Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro

by Kathryn Keranen & Robert Kolvoord Esri Press (September 25, 2017)

Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS is a textbook that provides the user with a broad overview of the capabilities of using ArcGIS Pro to use geospatial tools to solve real-world problems. This book takes...


Floored!

by Russell J. Kendzior Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 18, 2017)

When watching the evening news you can be led to believe that most slip and fall claims are bogus and nothing more than a scam designed to fleece business owners and the insurance industry for money. But not...


Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment

by Mihaela I. Stefan IWA Publishing (September 15, 2017)

Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) rely on the efficient generation of reactive radical species and are increasingly attractive options for water remediation from a wide variety of organic micropollutants of...


Toward Distant Suns

by T. A. Heppenheimer Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

The prospectus of humans living, working, and establishing communities in space can no longer be dismissed as the romantic notions of science fiction writers and space buffs. With the launch of the space shuttle...


Achieving sustainable production of sheep

by Prof. J. P. C. Greyling, Dr Francesca Chianini, Dr E. K. Doyle & Dr Sam W. Peterson et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (September 15, 2017)

  • Discusses research on factors affecting carcass composition and meat quality; 
  • Reviews advances in breeding such as the use of molecular markers; 
  • Summarises key developments in understanding and improving the...


Changing Energy

by John H. Perkins University of California Press (September 12, 2017)

Changing Energy outlines how humanity came to its current energy economy through three previous energy transitions and now stands poised for a necessary fourth one. Despite the immense benefits conferred by...


Purpose and Desire

by J. Scott Turner HarperOne (September 12, 2017)

A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism’s materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is—and only an openness to the qualities...


City of Forests, City of Farms

by Lindsay K. Campbell Cornell University Press (September 08, 2017)

City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies...


Singlewide

by Sonya Salamon & Katherine MacTavish Cornell University Press (September 08, 2017)

In Singlewide, Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish explore the role of the trailer park as a source of affordable housing. America’s trailer parks, most in rural places, shelter an estimated 12 million...


Scottish Castles: Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Chris Tabraham Collins (September 07, 2017)

A handy guide to nearly 140 of Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public.

Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this ebook are not suitable for viewing on black...


The Smell of Fresh Rain

by Barney Shaw Icon Books Ltd (September 07, 2017)

Smell is the most emotional and evocative of our senses: it can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph – so why is it so little understood?

Armed with a hungry curiosity and a...


Turing and the Universal Machine (Icon Science)

by Jon Agar Icon Books Ltd (September 07, 2017)

The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure...


Floodplains

by Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen & Joan L. Florsheim et al. University of California Press (September 05, 2017)

Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes...


The Mountains That Remade America

by Craig H. Jones University of California Press (September 05, 2017)

From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Where there was gold to be mined (and where there was not) redefined land, mineral,...


Grand Canyon For Sale

by Stephen Nash University of California Press (September 05, 2017)

Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America's public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Taking the Grand...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 2

by Dr Clair H. Hershey, Q. Ma, Clovis Arruda de Souza & Cileide Maria Medeiros Coelho et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 31, 2017)

Originating in South America, cassava is grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric value, as well as its...


Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3

by Prof. Todd Applegate, R. A. Blatchford, G. Tellez & L. R. Bielke et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 31, 2017)

To meet growing demand, the FAO has estimated that world poultry production needs to grow by 2-3% per year to 2030. Much of the increase in output already achieved has been as a result of improvements in commercial...


Technological Forms and Ecological Communication

by Piyush Mathur Lexington Books (August 30, 2017)

Investigating the phenomena of technology, science, technique, and mass communication, Piyush Mathur contends that the enterprise of science communication may be misleading vis-à-vis technology—if in part...


Biological Systematics

by Randall T. Schuh Comstock Publishing Associates (August 25, 2017)

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications draws equally from examples in botany and zoology to provide a modern account of cladistic principles and techniques. It is a core systematics textbook with...


The New Forest (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 73)

by Colin R. Tubbs William Collins (August 24, 2017)

How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'.

How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance -...


Genius of Britain (Text Only)

by Robert Uhlig, James Dyson, Richard Dawkins & Stephen Hawking William Collins (August 24, 2017)

The extraordinary history of British science, with commentary from Britain's greatest living scientists: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and James Dyson

We may only be a small island, but we are far from small-minded....


Coasts in Crisis

by Gary Griggs University of California Press (August 22, 2017)

Coastal regions around the world have become increasingly crowded, intensively developed, and severely exploited. Hundreds of millions of people living in these low-lying areas are subject to short-term coastal...


Patrons of Paleontology

by Jane P. Davidson Indiana University Press (August 21, 2017)

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen,...


Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

by Niccolo Leo Caldararo Lexington Books (August 17, 2017)

This book examines why humans have big brains, what big brains enable us to do, and how specialized brains are associated with eusociality in animals. It explores why brains expanded so slowly, and then why...


Darwin's Walk and The Last Wave

by Richard Krooth Hamilton Books (August 16, 2017)

This book describes the reasons humankind may be facing its last moments on Planet Earth. Darwin marked the path of species evolution, modification, and extinction. Following Darwin’s trajectory of evolution,...


Large Risks with Low Probabilities: Perceptions and willingness to take preventive measures against flooding

by Tadeusz Tyszka & Piotr Zielonka IWA Publishing (August 15, 2017)

This volume contains studies of one particular category of risky situations, namely, those involving highly negative consequences with low probabilities. Situations of this type involve both natural and man-made...


Arcticness

by Ilan Kelman UCL Press (August 14, 2017)

Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume...


Understanding GIS

by David Smith, Nathan Strout, Christian Harder & Steven Moore et al. Esri Press (August 14, 2017)

The first single-project GIS textbook on the market, Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS® Pro Project Workbook is an excellent resource for students and educators seeking a guide for an advanced, single-project-based...


Albert Einstein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...


Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3

by Prof. John Webster, Prof. C. Jamie Newbold, Prof. Jeffrey Rushen & Dr Jennie E. Pryce et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 07, 2017)

  • Reviews advances in understanding and improving the welfare of dairy cattle; 
  • Summarises current research on rumen biology, digestion and ways of optimising nutrition of dairy cattle from grazing to feed and...


Big Data

by Brian Clegg Icon Books Ltd (August 03, 2017)

Is the Brexit vote successful big data politics or the end of democracy? Why do airlines overbook, and why do banks get it wrong so often? How does big data enable Netflix to forecast a hit, CERN to find the...


Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2

by Prof. Todd Applegate, Prof. Markus Rodehutscord, Romdhane Rekaya & Prof. Nicholas B. Anthony et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (July 31, 2017)

To meet growing demand, the FAO has estimated that world poultry production needs to grow by 2-3% per year to 2030. Much of the increase in output already achieved has been as a result of improvements in commercial...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 2

by Prof. Peter Langridge, Haley Catton, Simanchal Sahu & Prof. Peter J. Gregory et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (July 31, 2017)

Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal in the world and a staple food for around 3 billion people. It has been estimated that demand for wheat could increase by up to 560% by 2050. There is an urgent need...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2

by Dr Dave Watson, Dr Daniel Rodriguez, Jincai Li & Dr Youhong Song et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (July 31, 2017)

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Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1

by Dr Clair H. Hershey, Marc Delêtre, Dr Kolawole Adebayo & Dr Claude M. Fauquet et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (July 31, 2017)

Originating in South America, cassava is now grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric value, as well as...


Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

by Doris Bremm, Lauren Curtright, Iuliu Ratiu & Heide Imai et al. Lexington Books (July 28, 2017)

This book rethinks cities’ relationships to sustainable development from a cultural studies perspective with social justice as its goal. Chapter authors are optimistic that cities can achieve sustainability,...


Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology

by Andreas Weber & John Elder Chelsea Green Publishing (July 15, 2017)

In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires...


Walking on Lava: Selected Works for Uncivilised Times

by The Dark Mountain Project Chelsea Green Publishing (July 14, 2017)

The Dark Mountain Project began with a manifesto published in 2009 by two English writers-Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth-who felt that literature was not responding honestly to the crises of our time.

In a...


Tribal GIS

by Anne Taylor, David Gadsden, Joseph J. Kerski & Heather Guglielmo Esri Press (July 14, 2017)

In Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision-Making, tribal leaders tell their stories about implementing and using geographic information systems (GIS) to address their unique challenges as sovereign...


Graphical Thermodynamics and Ideal Gas Power Cycles

by Mufid I. Hilal Momentum Press (July 12, 2017)

In this book, an almost new approach to modern thermodynamics has been applied. One or more useful qualitative discussion statements have been extracted from each equation. These and other important statements...


Destination Mars

by Andrew May Icon Books Ltd (July 06, 2017)

The first title in Icon's new Hot Science series, exploring the cutting edge of modern science.


Being Brains

by Fernando Vidal & Francisco Ortega Fordham University Press (July 04, 2017)

Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: “We are our brains.” Starting in the “Decade of the Brain” of the 1990s, “neurocentrism”...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 1

by Prof. Peter Langridge, Dr P. R. Brown, Jane Rogers & Beat Keller et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 30, 2017)

  • Discusses ways of ensuring genetic diversity, advances in wheat breeding and their use to improve properties such as drought resistance and cold tolerance; 
  • Summarises research on factors affecting nutritional...


In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker

by Luke Bennett Rowman & Littlefield International (June 22, 2017)

During the Cold War military and civil defence bunkers were an evocative materialisation of deadly military stand-off. They were also a symbol of a deeply affective, pervasive anxiety about the prospect of world-destroying...


The Riddle of Malnutrition

by Jennifer Tappan Ohio University Press (June 19, 2017)

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it,...


Rice insect pests and their management

by Prof. E. A. Heinrichs, Dr Francis E. Nwilene, Professor Michael J. Stout & Dr Buyung A. R. Hadi et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 16, 2017)

The rice plant is an ideal host for many insect species. All of the plant parts are vulnerable to insect-feeding from the time of sowing till harvest. There are over 800 insect species damaging rice in one way...