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Sport Tourism Development

by Dr. James Higham Channel View Publications (April 17, 2018)

This book critically explores sport-related tourism drawing on the fields of sport management, the sociology of sport, consumer behaviour, sports marketing, economic, urban and sports geography, and tourism...


To Master the Boundless Sea

by Jason W. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like "sea power" derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles, but also from a scientific effort to understand and...


The Theory of Relativity and its Influence on Scientific Thought

by Arthur Eddington Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"Every one now admits that the Ptolemaic system, which regarded the earth as the centre of all things, belongs to the dark ages. But to our dismay we have discovered that the same geocentric outlook still permeates...


Miracles and Medicine

by Andrew D. White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

Nothing in the evolution of human thought appears more inevitable than the idea of supernatural intervention in producing and curing disease. The causes of disease are so intricate that they are reached only...


A Short History of Scientific Instruction

by Joseph N. Lockyer Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"It is perhaps the more necessary to insist upon stern necessity as being the origin of learning, because it is so difficult for us now to put ourselves in the place of those early representatives of our race...


Lion Hearted

by Andrew Loveridge Regan Arts. (April 10, 2018)

“Until the lion has its own storyteller, tales of the lion hunt will always glorify the hunter.” —Zimbabwean proverb

In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer shot and killed a lion named Cecil. The...


Microbiological Guidelines

by Collective Die Keure Publishing (April 03, 2018)

Food plays an essential part in everyday life.

Food should be tasty, healthy, sustainable and preferably not too expensive. But food should also be safe and with sufficient guarantees on maintaining good quality...


The Consciousness Instinct

by Michael S. Gazzaniga Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

“The father of cognitive neuroscience” illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problem

How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical “stuff”—atoms, molecules, chemicals, and...


Darwin Comes to Town

by Menno Schilthuizen Picador (April 03, 2018)

*Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts.

*Lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete.

*Europe’s urban blackbirds...


The Man Who Caught the Storm

by Brantley Hargrove Simon & Schuster (April 03, 2018)

“An instant classic of Americana—a story of tragedy, invention, lore, science, and a most original kind of genius.” —Hampton Sides

“Masterful. This is what man versus nature is all about.” —Skip...


Thinking Catherine Malabou

by Thomas Wormald & Isabell Dahms Rowman & Littlefield International (March 28, 2018)

This volume contributes to the growing body of literature exploring the work of contemporary French philosopher Catherine Malabou. Through its fifteen contributions, including two previously untranslated essays...


The Science Communication Challenge

by Gitte Meyer Anthem Press (March 26, 2018)

‘The Science Communication Challenge’ explores and discusses the whys – as distinct from the hows – of science communication. Arguing that the dominant science communication paradigm is didactic, it...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm Volume 2

by Prof. Alain Rival, Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf, Sharifah Shahrul Rabiah Syed Alwee & Létizia Camus-Kulandaivelu et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (March 19, 2018)

Oil palm is widely cultivated in tropical countries for use in food processing, personal care products and other applications such as biodiesel. Cultivation faces a range of challenges such as its environmental...


Hydrological Design of Multipurpose Micro-catchment Rainwater Management

by Mooyoung Han & DucCanh Nguyen IWA Publishing (March 15, 2018)

Rainwater as a resource has been underrated due to scientific misunderstandings about its quality, the lack of hydrologic design tools for small catchments, such as roofs, the preference for large infrastructures,...


The Birds at My Table

by Darryl Jones Comstock Publishing Associates (March 15, 2018)

Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.

Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes Volume 1

by Dr Manuele Tamò, Dr Steve Beebe, Dr Shiv Kumar Agrawal & Dr Pooran Gaur et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (March 12, 2018)

  • Reviews key developments in understanding crop physiology and genetic diversity and how they have informed advances in breeding new varieties
  • Coverage of advances across the value chain for grain legume cultivation,...


Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 3

by Prof. Julian Wiseman, Prof. Sandra Edwards, Prof. Mick Bailey & Prof. Dominiek Maes et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (March 12, 2018)

Pig meat is the most widely-consumed meat in the world. Previous growth in production has relied, in part, on more intensive systems. In meeting rising demand, these systems face challenges such as the ongoing...


Our Angry Earth

by Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl Tom Doherty Associates (March 06, 2018)

“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” Publishers Weekly

From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Volume 2

by Prof. Philippe Rott, R. Selvakumar, Jian Song & Qian You et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (March 05, 2018)

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...


The American Environment Revisited

by Geoffrey L. Buckley & Yolonda Youngs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

This innovative book provides a dynamic—and often surprising—view of the range of environmental issues facing the United States today. A distinguished group of scholars examines the growing temporal, spatial,...


Addison Mizner

by Stephen Perkins & James Caughman Lyons Press (March 01, 2018)

In words and photographs, the story of visionary architect Addison Mizner

* Introduced the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles to southern Florida

* Designed and developed the resort town...


Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)

by Richard Jones William Collins (February 22, 2018)

‘A truly excellent account’ British Wildlife

Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any...


Global tea science

by Dr Kumudini Gunasekare, Dr Vs Sharma, Ting Zhang & Xinyuan Hao et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (February 20, 2018)

  • Reviews the latest advances in understanding tea genetics and genetic diversity and how this has informed advances in conventional, marker-assisted and transgenic breeding techniques 
  • Summarises current best...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Walden is one of the more famous transcendentalist tracts in modern American literature. First published in 1854, Walden is an account of Thoreau’s famous experiment in solitude: spending over two years alone...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 2

by Prof. Henry T. Nguyen, Dr Bob Hartzler, Prof. T. L. Niblack & H. D. Lopez-Nicora et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (February 16, 2018)

Soybeans are one of the most widely-grown crops in the world. As the world’s main source of vegetable protein, they have a wide range of food and non-food uses. Current yields need to increase significantly...


Science is Beautiful: Disease and Medicine

by Colin Salter Batsford (February 15, 2018)

Our understanding of disease and the powers of medicine today are unparalleled, and their documentation has increased signficantly. Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of...


Everything You Know About Space is Wrong

by Matt Brown Batsford (February 15, 2018)

Indulge your curiosity with this humorous and fascinating book that demystifies the surprising myths about space.

In the latest book from the Everything You Know is Wrong series, Matt Brown brings you a compendium...


The Cosmic Web

by N. Katherine Hayles Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum...


Chaos Bound

by N. Katherine Hayles Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos,...


The Taming of Evolution

by Davydd Greenwood Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The...


Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning

by Carol Ptak & Chad Smith Industrial Press, Inc. (February 13, 2018)

In the 1950s, a method called Material Requirements Planning (or “MRP”) changed the world of manufacturing forever. But times have changed—customer tolerance times are shorter, product variety and complexity...


An Introduction to Compressible Flow

by Forrest E. Ames Momentum Press (February 13, 2018)

An Introduction to Compressible Flow is a concise, yet comprehensive treatment of one-dimensional compressible flow designed to provide mechanical and aerospace engineering students with the background they...


A Wilder Time

by William E. Glassley Bellevue Literary Press (February 13, 2018)

“Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm Volume 1

by Prof. Alain Rival, S. Wan Salmiah, YewAi Tan & Ahmad Dermawan et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (February 09, 2018)

Oil palm is widely cultivated in tropical countries for use in food processing, personal care products and other applications such as biodiesel. Cultivation faces a range of challenges such as its environmental...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes

by Dr Ping Lu, Dr Victor Galán Saúco, Zhenglin Wang & Dr Frédéric Normand et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (February 09, 2018)

Mangoes are one of the most important and widely-cultivated fruits in tropical as well as sub-tropical regions. There have been a number of recent developments with the potential to improve crop yields and quality....


Fruitful Labor

by Mike Madison Chelsea Green Publishing (February 09, 2018)

As the average age of America’s farmers continues to rise, we face serious questions about what farming will look like in the near future, and who will be growing our food. Many younger people are interested...


Gravitational Waves

by Brian Clegg Icon Books Ltd (February 08, 2018)

Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays and the rest. But gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space and time – are unrelenting,...


The Bible is Astronomy, Physics, Encoding and Faith!

by Stanley DeRoy Bloomfield & Debra Hargersilver Americans Connected Publishing LLC (February 07, 2018)

‘The Bible is Astronomy, Physics, Encoding and Faith’ is a book that opens some mysteries of the Bible’s secrets! This book will introduce you to many subjects.

  • Learn how religious symbols have their...


The Seabird's Cry

by Adam Nicolson Henry Holt and Co. (February 06, 2018)

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."

A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we...


Endure

by Alex Hutchinson & Malcolm Gladwell William Morrow (February 06, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant

Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of accessing your hidden extra...


An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

by Ali Almossawi Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of...


Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

by Douglas A. Vakoch Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes Project Gutenberg (January 30, 2018)

'Leviathan' is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every...


The Cryptoparty Handbook

by Adam Hyde CryptoParty (January 30, 2018)

Attend a CryptoParty to learn and teach how to use basic cryptography tools . A CryptoParty is free, public and fun. It is an open format where everyone is welcome independent of their age, gender or knowledge....


The Performance of Open Source Applications - Speed, Precision, and a Bit of Serendipity

by Tavish Armstrong Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

In 1974, Donald Knuth wrote, "We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil." With computers available now that are millions of times faster...


A Field Guide to Genetic Programming

by Riccardo Poli, William B. Langdon & Nicholas F. McPhee Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A Field Guide to Genetic Programming is an introduction to genetic programming (GP). GP is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level...


The Architecture of Open Source Applications

by Amy Brown Lulu.com (January 30, 2018)

Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs...


The Evolving Scholarly Record

by Brian Lavoie Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This report presents a framework to help organize and drive discussions about the evolving scholarly record. The framework provides a high-level view of the categories of material the scholarly record potentially...


Speculative Taxidermy

by Giovanni Aloi Columbia University Press (January 23, 2018)

Taxidermy, once the province of natural history and dedicated to the pursuit of lifelike realism, has recently resurfaced in the world of contemporary art,culture, and interior design. In Speculative Taxidermy,...