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Evolutions

by Oren Harman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism

We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world...


Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


Street-Fighting Mathematics

by Sanjoy Mahajan The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.

In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools: do whatever works—don't...


The Digital Rights Movement

by Hector Postigo The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

The evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks.

The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...


Living and Learning with New Media

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Dan Perkel & Katynka Z. Martínez et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in...


Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Laura Robinson & Dan Perkel et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital...


The Last Lobster

by Christopher White St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

From the author of Skipjack & The Melting World comes a mystery: the curious boom in America’s beloved lobster industry and its probable crash

Maine lobstermen have happened upon a bonanza along their rugged,...


Energy

by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster (May 29, 2018)

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.

People have lived and...


Post-Truth

by Steve Fuller Anthem Press (May 25, 2018)

‘Post-Truth’ was Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers, especially in light of the Brexit and US Presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep...


Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

by C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy, Do Kyun Kim & Robert F. Butler et al. Lexington Books (May 23, 2018)

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural...


Cops and Robbers: The Story of the British Police Car

by Ant Anstead William Collins (May 17, 2018)

TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone’s horses to 150mph...


A Guide to Cyanobacteria

by Mark A. Nienaber & Miriam Steinitz-Kannan The University Press of Kentucky (May 16, 2018)

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these...


When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2018)

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...


AIQ

by Nick Polson & James Scott St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

“There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the...


Multi-Scale Reliability and Serviceability Assessment of In-Service Long-Span Bridges

by Naiwei Lu & Mohammad Noori Momentum Press (May 08, 2018)

With the development in global economic and transportation engineering, the traffic loads on brides have been growing steadily, which become potential safety hazards for existing bridges. In particular, long-span...


The Perfectionists

by Simon Winchester Harper (May 08, 2018)

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb...


Climate change and global warming, a new design in Bali to mitigate them

by Robens Molaire Editions Edilivre (May 07, 2018)

In this book, the author describes a new design and construction of seawall with the end to reduce the effects of climate change. It is an opportunity to make reality this proposition done by the scientists,...


Chasing New Horizons

by Alan Stern & David Grinspoon Picador (May 01, 2018)

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission...


Hype

by Nina Shapiro, Md & Kristin Loberg St. Martin's Press (May 01, 2018)

A straightforward appraisal of why health myths exist, dispelling many of them, and teaching readers how to navigate the labyrinth of health advice and the science and misinformation behind it.

Hype is Dr. Nina...


Essential Earthbag Construction

by Kelly Hart New Society Publishers (May 01, 2018)

  • Author is a leading sustainability architect and natural builder and author of the Green Home Building series
  • He is the founder greenhomebuilding.com, earthbagbuilding.com and dreamgreenhome.com
  • Earthbag structures...


Gold Panning Colorado

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (May 01, 2018)

Gold Panning Colorado is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in Colorado. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information...


Run the Storm

by George Michelsen Foy Scribner (May 01, 2018)

The most insightful exploration of this unthinkable disaster.”Outside

“Here is the pitch-perfect pairing of subject and author, a gripping deconstruction of one of recent history’s most terrible...


Other Paradises

by Jessica Sequeira Zero Books (April 27, 2018)

Why do people choose to play with ideas considered antiquated? Why do they elect to act in non-productive ways? Perhaps the question can be asked in reverse: What comes to mind when we think of technology? That...


GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis

by Wilpen L. Gorr, Kristen S. Kurland & Zan M. Dodson Esri Press (April 25, 2018)

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, second edition, is a workbook for crime analysts and students of criminology. The book presents state-of-the-art methods that can be incorporated into any police department’s...


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...


Climate-Wise Landscaping

by Sue Reed & Ginny Stibolt New Society Publishers (April 17, 2018)

  • Sue Reed has 30 years experience as an ecological landscape architect, Ginny Stibolt is a botanist, science advocate and garden writer.
  • Ginny Stibolt blogs at www.greengardeningmatter.com
  • Contains hundreds...


The Human Instinct

by Kenneth R. Miller Simon & Schuster (April 17, 2018)

A radical, optimistic exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will.

Lately, the most passionate advocates of the theory of evolution seem to present it as bad news. Scientists...


Inventing Pollution

by Peter Thorsheim Ohio University Press (April 16, 2018)

Going as far back as the thirteenth century, Britons mined and burned coal. Britain’s supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal, which powered industry, warmed...


The Ascent of Birds

by John Reilly Pelagic Publishing (April 16, 2018)

When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the...


Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions

by Stefan Liehr, Johanna Kramm, Alexander Jokisch & Katharina Müller IWA Publishing (April 15, 2018)

The book consolidates the transdisciplinary research of the project “CuveWaters: Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Northern Namibia (Cuvelai Basin) in the SADC-Region” funded by the German...


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...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 2

by Prof. William Rooney, Prof. John H. Sanders, J. D. Wilson & M. Tilley et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (April 09, 2018)

Sorghum is one of the world’s major cereals, cultivated in the semi-arid tropics for a growing range of uses. Like other crops it faces the need to meet rising demand whilst reducing its environmental impact...


Introducing Mind and Brain

by Angus Gellatly & Oscar Zarate Icon Books Ltd (April 05, 2018)

How do emotions affect your basic decision making? Why do certain smells prompt long-forgotten memories, and what makes us suddenly self-conscious?

How does the biological organ, the brain, give rise to all of...


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 Ever Curious Gardener

by Lee Reich New Society Publishers (April 03, 2018)

Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them?

Join acclaimed...


The Man Who Caught the Storm

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

The life and death saga of one of history’s greatest storm chasers: a tour-de-force tale of obsession, ingenuity, and the race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon—the tornado.

“An instant classic...


Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary

by John Timberlake Intellect (April 01, 2018)

Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary is an original and ambitious exploration of science fiction as a visual cultural discourse. This book argues that a serious account has yet to be given of the key...