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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...


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...


Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

by Doris Bremm, Lauren Curtright, Iuliu Ratiu & Heide Imai et al. Lexington Books (July 31, 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,...


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)

Sample content Not sure what you're getting if you buy this book? Click on the cover image below to open a PDF and preview pages from the book.  Alternatively, watch our informative video introduction.


Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1

by Dr Clair H. Hershey, Prof. Marney Pascoli Cereda, Dr Aurélie Bechoff & Kuakoon Piyachomkwan 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...


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...


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.


Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 1

by Prof. Peter Langridge, Subhash C. Bhardwaj, John O'Donovan & Breanne Tidemann 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...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples

by Dr K. Evans, M. Karkee, Sally A. Bound & Dr Dugald C. Close et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 16, 2017)

Originating in Central Asia, apples are one of the most important fruits globally and are grown in over 100 countries. Apple cultivation faces a number of challenges. Increasing global competition has put the...


Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers

by Vanessa Grubbs, M.D. Amistad (June 13, 2017)

A young, hopeful doctor’s memoir—an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something...


The Ends of the World

by Peter Brannen Ecco (June 13, 2017)

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride...


Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 1

by Prof. James S. Dickson, Prof. Gary R. Acuff, Dr Lynn Post & Mr Joseph M. Bosilevac et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 09, 2017)

Beef production faces a range of challenges. There is an ongoing need to ensure safety in the face of threats from zoonoses and other contaminants, particularly in more intensive beef production systems and...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 1

by Dr Dave Watson, Dr Candice Gardner, Dr Glen P. Fox & V. Manyong et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 09, 2017)

Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need...


A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education

by Professor Dilly Fung Professor of Higher Education Development & Academic Director Ucl Centre for Advancing Learning and Teaching UCL Press (June 07, 2017)

Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students and ‘real world’...


Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2

by Dr Nico van Belzen, M. Murphy, Claire Verraes & Dr Lieve Herman et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (June 06, 2017)

Cow’s milk is one of the world’s most important agricultural food products. Its importance in the diet is widely acknowledged and it is an essential ingredient in a wide range of foods. In meeting rising...


The Doe Tractor Story

by Stuart Gibbard Old Pond Publishing (May 30, 2017)

The Doe Triple D became a legend in its own lifetime. It was one of the most unorthodox tractors ever built and had two engines, four wheel drive and could articulate through nearly 90 degrees. A very successful...


It's All a Game

by Tristan Donovan St. Martin's Press (May 30, 2017)

"[A] timely book...It’s All a Game provides a wonderfully entertaining trip around the board, through 4,000 years of game history." —The Wall Street Journal

Board games have been with us longer than even...


Henry Ford

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

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

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


Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2

by Prof. Takuji Sasaki, Dr Buyung A. R. Hadi, Prof. Bijay Singh & Buddheswar Maji et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (May 22, 2017)

Sample content Not sure what you're getting if you buy this book? Click on the cover image below to open a PDF and preview pages from the book.  Alternatively, watch our informative video introduction.


Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 1

by Prof. Takuji Sasaki, Anuj Kumar, R. B. Angeles-Shim & Prof. M. Ashikari et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (May 22, 2017)

Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. As the demand for rice continues to increase, there is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests...


26TH THE OBSERVER OF GENESIS. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CREATION STORY

by Alberto Canen Alberto Canen (May 19, 2017)

More than 300,000 books sold! Genesis, the seven days of Creation ... Where does the text that makes up the first part of the Bible come from? Is its text a mere introductory poem ... or is it a narrative? What's...


Botany (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of)

by Collins Collins (May 18, 2017)

The language of botany from plant structure to genetic modification defined and explained for students of plant sciences and botanical enthusiasts

The dictionary,with over 4,000 entries,covers the many subject...


Apollo 8

by Jeffrey Kluger Henry Holt and Co. (May 16, 2017)

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph

In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States...


Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America

by Paul Sterry Harper Design (May 16, 2017)

A stunning full-color photographic field guide of 285 species of North American songbirds and warblers, captured in glorious life-sized detail and featuring concise descriptions, location maps, and useful facts...


Chewing the Cud

by Henry Brewis Old Pond Publishing (May 09, 2017)

The sheep are on the road again, the cows are in the corn, the bank is on the telephone, the pigs are on the lawn. The combine's standing idle and we cannot get it fixed - both m'fortunes and m'farming are best...


Know Your Cattle

by Jack Byard Old Pond Publishing (May 09, 2017)

Jack has researched 41 of the breeds of cattle which you would be most likely to see grazing Britain's farms. They are presented here in a handy reference guide. For each animal, he gives a description of their...


Aliens

by Jim al-Khalili Picador (May 09, 2017)

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000,...


Water in Kentucky

by Alice L. Jones, Daniel I. Carey, Brian D. Lee & Jason Hale et al. The University Press of Kentucky (May 05, 2017)

Home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling prairies, and the longest cave system in the world, Kentucky is among the most ecologically diverse states in the nation. Lakes, rivers, and springs have shaped...


Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic

by Dr. Arvid Viken & Dr. Dieter K. Müller Channel View Publications (May 03, 2017)

This is the first book to exclusively address tourism and indigenous peoples in the circumpolar North. It examines how tourism in indigenous communities is influenced by academic and political discourses, and...


Beginning AutoCAD 2018

by Cheryl R. Shrock & Steve Heather Industrial Press, Inc. (May 02, 2017)

The BeginningAutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is now suitable for both inch and metric users to accommodate readers around the world.  Each lesson...


The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes

by Anna Grichting & Michele Zebich-Knos Anthem Press (May 02, 2017)

“The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes” is a collection of essays from a wide range of disciplines that address Social Ecologies in border landscapes. As an approach, Social Ecology is useful because it...


The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

by Sarah M. Pourciau Modern Language Initiative (May 01, 2017)

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they develop through...


Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 2

by Prof. Michael E. Dikeman, Dr David Hopkins, Annie Vénien & Mr Thierry Astruc et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (April 30, 2017)

Consumer expectations of sensory and nutritional quality have never been higher. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research in understanding and improving the quality of beef....


An Introduction to Digital Photomicrography

by Brian Matsumoto & Carol Roullard Crowood (April 30, 2017)

An Introduction to Digital Photomicrography is written for the hobbyist and the neophyte who wants to take pictures through the microscope. The book includes a description of the parts of the microscope; how...


Maximising Your Intellectual Abilities

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about maximising your intellectual abilities with this practical guide.

Human beings only use 10% of their brain capacity: this...


Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future

by Amina Khan St. Martin's Press (April 18, 2017)

Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest...


Grasshopper: Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D

by David Bachman Industrial Press, Inc. (April 17, 2017)

We live in a three-dimensional world.  To design objects for everyday living, users must learn how to create in three dimensions.  For precise modern designs that must conform to specific tolerances, we use...


Human Scale Revisited

by Kirkpatrick Sale Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2017)

Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable...


Enlightenment Travel and British Identities

by Mary-Ann Constantine & Nigel Leask Anthem Press (April 15, 2017)

Enlightenment Travel and British Identities is the first-ever collection of essays devoted to the influential eighteenth-century travel writer, antiquarian and naturalist, Thomas Pennant. Offering a truly multidisciplinary...


Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (April 07, 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.

 

Hokum!...


Science and Islam (Icon Science)

by Ehsan Masood Icon Books Ltd (April 06, 2017)

Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics,...


The Reality Frame

by Brian Clegg Icon Books Ltd (April 06, 2017)

Weaving together the great ideas of science, The Reality Frame takes us on a thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind.

Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg builds up reality piece by piece,...


Diving Deeper into SCUBA... Science

by Costantino Balestra & Peter Germonpré Acrodacrolivres (April 04, 2017)

The editors of and authors of this book are a cadre of scientists and physicians with broad experience and knowledge of diving physiology and decompression theory. As is often the case, it requires a group effort...