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The Science of Star Wars

by Mark Brake & Jon Chase Racehorse (November 15, 2016)

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!

Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of...


Blue Gemini

by Mike Jenne Yucca (May 05, 2015)

Scott Ourecky wanted to fly—he never dreamed he'd end up in a secret military space program.

The year is 1968: The Cold War is far from over, nuclear annihilation is always only a heartbeat away. America is...


Generation Robot

by Terri Favro Skyhorse (February 06, 2018)

Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human...


FAR/AIM 2018: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (October 31, 2017)

All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated.

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment,...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction....


Chancing It

by Robert Matthews Skyhorse (September 19, 2017)

Make your own luck by understanding probability

Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance?only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty,...


Build a Drone

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (November 22, 2016)

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of...


Accidental Medical Discoveries

by Robert W. Winters Skyhorse (November 22, 2016)

Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:...


How the ThinkPad Changed the World—and Is Shaping the Future

by Arimasa Naitoh & William Holstein Skyhorse (June 13, 2017)

The ThinkPad notebook computer has been at the center of the digital revolution that has transformed millions of lives around the world, allowing users to obtain access to their documents, pictures and other...


The Science of Science Fiction

by Mark Brake Skyhorse (October 02, 2018)

We are the first generation to live in a science fiction world.

Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry...


Interior Design Clients

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers...


Net Slaves 2.0

by Steve Baldwin & Bill Lessard Allworth (March 01, 2003)

Technology professionals, former employees of failed Internet start-ups, downsized corporate workers, and entrepreneurs eager to avoid mistakes of the recent past will be captivated by this humorous and poignant...


The Challenge of Interior Design

by Mary V. Knackstedt Allworth (June 29, 2010)

A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price!

* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends

* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them

Where is the business of interior...


The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

by Theo Stephen Williams Allworth (July 27, 2010)

This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers...


Interior Design Practice

by Cindy Coleman Allworth (May 25, 2010)

Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior...


How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm

by Albert W. Rubeling Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater...


The Interior Design Sourcebook

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (January 12, 2012)

Concrete that is light and translucent, fabric that responds to its environment by lighting up, tiles that can be moved from place to place at will—these are just a few of the updated entries you’ll find...


Rotorcraft Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

The Rotorcraft Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating....


How it Feels to Be Attcked by a Shark

by Michelle Hamer Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

What does it feel like to find yourself in the grip of a 15-foot Great White shark? To be struck not once but twice by lightning? Here are 40 incredible true-life stories of people who lived through the most...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Glider Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

This book—prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration—is a resource without equal for glider pilots. Covering components and systems, flight instruments, performance limitations, preflight and ground operations,...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook is a world-class educational reference tool developed and designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors. This information-packed...


Because the Cat Purrs

by Janet Lembke Skyhorse (May 17, 2008)

"A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration."—Sue Hubbell We share our lives, for better or worse, with a multitude of animals, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, frogs...


Biotechnology in Our Lives

by Jeremy Gruber & Sheldon Krimsky Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

For a quarter of a century, the Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a unique historical lens into the modern history, science, ethics, and politics of genetic technologies. Since 1983 the Council has...


Deadly Outbreaks

by Alexandra M. Levitt Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


Plane Sense

by Nightingale Bamford School Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

Plane Sense is an indispensable, must-have guide for aircraft owners, operators, and all aviation enthusiasts. It highlights the requirements involved in acquiring, owning, operating, and maintaining private...


Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

by Matrin M. Goldwyn Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

Have you ever wondered how the planets came into being? Or what causes some people to have freckles? Ever wanted to know why mosquito bites itch and swell? Over his long career as a high school science teacher,...


A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

by Charles Darwin Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions...


Traditional Toolmaking

by Franklin D. Jones Skyhorse (February 06, 2012)

Bringing together the collective wisdom of a past generation of craftsmen, Traditional Toolmaking provides an in-depth record of the skills and techniques that made the mass production revolution of the twentieth...


The Book of Basic Machines

by U.S. Navy Skyhorse (March 06, 2013)

Have you ever wondered why levers and pulleys make it easy to lift heavy objects? Or thought about what it is that makes a combustion engine work?

The Book of Basic Machines will give you the information you...


Badass Bricks

by Jake Mackay Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

LEGO is fun. So are toy weapons. The only thing more fun is LEGO toy weapons! A compilation of badass brick weapons—some that actually even work—this book is designed for the adult brick enthusiast. Each...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


Numberpedia

by Herb Reich Skyhorse (January 02, 2011)

What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. It was also the...


The Stem Cell Dilemma

by William Hoffman, Leo Furcht & Brock Reeve Arcade (October 01, 2011)

Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide,...


Fleet Fire

by L. J. Davis Arcade (February 28, 2012)

The electric revolution, which eclipsed the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 19th century and continues to this day, changed our world forever. FLEET FIRE tells us how it all began. In an engaging and...


A Rift in the Earth

by James Reston Arcade (September 05, 2017)

A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story...


Unbound

by Richard L Currier & Tom Gjelten Arcade (August 18, 2015)

Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story.

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to...


Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre

by Len Fisher Arcade (April 04, 2013)

Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically praised debut, How to Dunk...


Your Architecture Career

by Gary Unger Allworth (July 17, 2018)

Master the business side of architecture with advice from an expert.

In Your Architecture Career, Gary Unger provides tips and guidance to students, interns, architects, and firm owners to help them understand...


The Quantum Rules

by Kunal K. Das Skyhorse (July 21, 2015)

A New York Times Best Seller!

Here is a book to lead you through the fascinating intersections of life and physics with humor and intelligence.

Find out how the laws of physics define every aspect of our lives...


Conversations

by Blue Carreon Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


They Laughed at Galileo

by Albert Jack Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

A humorous account of great inventors and their critics who predicted failure.

They Laughed at Galileo takes a humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind: those who dreamt,...


The GMO Deception

by Jeremy Gruber, Sheldon Krimsky & Ralph Nader Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and...


How the Brain Influences Behavior

by David A. Sousa Skyhorse (March 10, 2015)

Combining theory and practice, David A. Sousa helps educators understand what is happening in the brains of students with behavior problems and offers practical, effective intervention strategies compatible...


Darwin on Evolution

by Charles Darwin Skyhorse (June 02, 2015)

The father of evolution imbibed history with his controversial book On the Origin of Species. As a young scientist studying natural history, Charles Darwin set out on the HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that...


The Identification of Firearms

by Jack Disbrow Gunther & Charles O Gunther Skyhorse (May 19, 2015)

The 1930s was a decade that provided impressive breakthroughs in the field of forensic ballistics, or firearms identification. Following the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, where ballistic expert Calvin...


How Safe is Safe Enough?

by E.E. Lewis Carrel Books (October 14, 2014)

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language,...


Edison vs. Tesla

by Joel Martin Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of...


Building a Sustainable Home

by Schifman Melissa Skyhorse (August 07, 2018)

The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when...