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Earth’s Binary Stars in the Voynich Manuscript by L. A. Braun Price verified 2 hours ago

Numerous old manuscripts had presented art of earth having two binary stars--perhaps suggesting that the ancients had known something that we don't. For instance, the 'Voynich Manuscript' (1400's) had illustrated a binary sun system on several of its pages. Jump down the rabbit hole with us on discovering the meaning of these two suns. All of our books first present a ton of solid evidence on the rebus picture puzzles and then freely attempt to unearth the meaning of those secrets through some rather grandiloquent theories. Fair warning, this particular rabbit hole goes even deeper than the others. Want to decode the encoded 'Voynich Manuscript'? This book delivers answers--and adds a unique spin on the illustrations of the two suns. It is a great picture-based capsule summary overview of the evidence of the translation of the encoded 'Voynich Manuscript.' Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork of the 'Voynich Manuscript' suggesting that our sun has a binary twin? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the evidence. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the 'Voynich Manuscript.' Readers will then learn the intricacies of its secrets, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the manuscript, fishing out its actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the manuscript's riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how the text and pictures should be considered. ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 518 Pages (10,573 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages by Toshiyuki Monma (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This book summarizes the results of 3 years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and applied research conducted directly in the affected areas of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake. It describes fast and effective revival methods and technologies from tsunami and radiation damages, demonstrated through the collaborative efforts of researchers, students, local farmers, forest owners, and municipalities gathered under the Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project. Consisting of four parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami -- for example, monitoring systems, reconstruction models, and convenient, low-cost methods developed for the restoration of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The third part focuses on recovery from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. Included are various primary data obtained from field experiments and surveys, studies on the mechanism of contamination, and the results of radical monitoring, decontamination, and restoration techniques performed at this site. The final part is a collection of reflections of local farmers, forest owners, and students who participated in the project. The academic trials and errors recorded in this book are an invaluable contribution to disaster management and recovery processes. It is written for a wide audience, not limited to researchers and students, but also for government and state officials, municipalities, agricultural cooperative staff members, and farmers.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 352 Pages (8,807 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People by Philippus Wester (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people's well-being. The compiled content is based on the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers, brought together by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This assessment was conducted between 2013 and 2017 as the first of a series of monitoring and assessment reports, under the guidance of the HIMAP Steering Committee: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Atiq Raman (Bangladesh), Yuba Raj Khatiwada (Nepal), Linxiu Zhang (China), Surendra Pratap Singh (India), Tandong Yao (China) and David Molden (ICIMOD and Chair of the HIMAP SC). This First HKH Assessment Report consists of 16 chapters, which comprehensively assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH region, increase the understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts, address critical data gaps and develop a set of evidence-based and actionable policy solutions and recommendations. These are linked to nine mountain priorities for the mountains and people of the HKH consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. This book is a must-read for policy makers, academics and students interested in this important region and an essentially important resource for contributors to global assessments such as the IPCC reports.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 649 Pages (87,785 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

The Mathematical Works of Lewis Carroll: Symbolic Logic, The Game of Logic & Feeding the Mind by Lewis Carroll (Musaicum Books) Price verified 2 days ago

Lewis Carroll wrote several mathematics books. He was mainly interested in using logic diagrams as a pedagogical tool. Symbolic Logic, first published in 1896, contains literally dozens of puzzles. He believed heartily that children would enjoy learning mathematics if they could be enticed by amusing stories and puzzles. The Game of Logic, published in 1897, was intended to teach logic to children. His "game" consisted of a card with two diagrams, together with a set of counters, five grey and four red. The two diagrams were Carroll's version of a two-set and a three-set Venn diagram. A manuscript of a brief lecture Lewis Carroll once gave, Feeding the Mind, discusses the importance of not only feeding the body, but also the mind. Carroll wittily puts forth connections between the diet of the body and mind, and gives helpful tips on how to best digest knowledge in the brain. This essay was originally printed in 1907. Lewis Carroll ((1832-1898) is best known as the author of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. His real name was Charles Dodgson. His father, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, instilled in his son a love of mathematics from an early age. Lewis studied at Oxford, and later taught there as a Mathematics Lecturer.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 491 Pages (4,424 KB)
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Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry by Alexander I. Bobenko (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This is one of the first books on a newly emerging field of discrete differential geometry and an excellent way to access this exciting area. It surveys the fascinating connections between discrete models in differential geometry and complex analysis, integrable systems and applications in computer graphics. The authors take a closer look at discrete models in differential geometry and dynamical systems. Their curves are polygonal, surfaces are made from triangles and quadrilaterals, and time is discrete. Nevertheless, the difference between the corresponding smooth curves, surfaces and classical dynamical systems with continuous time can hardly be seen. This is the paradigm of structure-preserving discretizations. Current advances in this field are stimulated to a large extent by its relevance for computer graphics and mathematical physics. This book is written by specialists working together on a common research project. It is about differential geometry and dynamical systems, smooth and discrete theories, and on pure mathematics and its practical applications. The interaction of these facets is demonstrated by concrete examples, including discrete conformal mappings, discrete complex analysis, discrete curvatures and special surfaces, discrete integrable systems, conformal texture mappings in computer graphics, and free-form architecture. This richly illustrated book will convince readers that this new branch of mathematics is both beautiful and useful. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers in differential geometry, complex analysis, mathematical physics, numerical methods, discrete geometry, as well as computer graphics and geometry processing.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 439 Pages (31,500 KB)
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Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

IISS: Employee Experience & Engagement with Predictive Analytics by Mong Shen Ng 4.9 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

Best Buy can predict that a 0.1% increase in employee engagement results in $100,000 increase in income. Though Amazon didn't promise a heart-warming employee experience and didn't promise work-life balance, it is among the top organizations in overall employee satisfaction. Endorsed and recommended by Dave Ulrich, this is the 1st & only book that incorporates Employee Experience & Engagement with Predictive Analytics. It offers a fresh way to cultivate engagement using 4 Engagement Bags: Bag 1) Inspire with Engagement Investment: Inspire with Predictive Analytics, and Inspire with Stories & Data Visualisation Techniques. Learn how to predict the impact of Employee Engagement on Revenue, Customer Satisfaction, Workplace Accidents with Excel using predictive analytics techniques such as Correlation & Regression. Bag 2) Inspire with Engagement Fertilizers: Making employees happy, doesn't mean they will work hard for the organization. Use the 5 "Engagement Fertilizers" to build great employee experience & engagement: (i) Engagement Fertilizer 1: Basic Needs - Soil, Rain, Sun (ii) Engagement Fertilizer 2: Social Needs - Birds (iii) Engagement Fertilizer 3: Growth Needs - Nutrients (iv) Engagement Fertilizer 4: Meaning - Healthy Tree (v) Engagement Fertilizer 5: Expectations - Fruits! Bag 3) Sentiment Gathering: Pulse Surveys, Focus Groups, Glassdoor Reviews, IISS Engagement Diagnosis Questions. Bag 4) Sentiment Diagnosis & Prescription: Engagement Metrics & Dashboards, Bar Charts, Radar Charts, Correlation, Regression, IISS Engagement Prescriptions, Sentiment Analysis with "Azure Machine Learning" & Word Clouds. Endorsement by Dave Ulrich Exceptional!!!!! This is truly great work. There are some things I really really like: (i) Building engagement on the past. So many things I read make it sound like engagement is a completely "new" topic (eg., some of the work on experience). You have positioned the evolution of the idea very nicely. (ii) ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 355 Pages (41,185 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Innovations in Derivatives Markets: Fixed Income Modeling, Valuation Adjustments, Risk Management, and Regulation (Springer Proceedings in ... by Kathrin Glau (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 18 hours ago

This book presents 20 peer-reviewed chapters on current aspects of derivatives markets and derivative pricing. The contributions, written by leading researchers in the field as well as experienced authors from the financial industry, present the state of the art in: ? Modeling counterparty credit risk: credit valuation adjustment, debit valuation adjustment, funding valuation adjustment, and wrong way risk. ? Pricing and hedging in fixed-income markets and multi-curve interest-rate modeling. ? Recent developments concerning contingent convertible bonds, the measuring of basis spreads, and the modeling of implied correlations. The recent financial crisis has cast tremendous doubts on the classical view on derivative pricing. Now, counterparty credit risk and liquidity issues are integral aspects of a prudent valuation procedure and the reference interest rates are represented by a multitude of curves according to their different periods and maturities. A panel discussion included in the book (featuring Damiano Brigo, Christian Fries, John Hull, and Daniel Sommer) on the foundations of modeling and pricing in the presence of counterparty credit risk provides intriguing insights on the debate.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 449 Pages (10,986 KB)
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Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-15B by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (110 Reviews)    Price verified 60 minutes ago

This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training. It (IFR) covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned from the cockpit. Information applies to both analog and electronic flight displays, and is organized into separate coverage of the traditional and pictorial displays. Instrument Flying Handbook includes chapters on national airspace system, the air traffic control system, human factors, aerodynamics, flight instruments, flight maneuvers for IFR operations, navigation, emergency operations, as well as helicopter operations and more. Advanced systems are covered, including flight management systems, the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD), synthetic vision, and traffic advisory systems. Instrument clearance shorthand is discussed, and an instrument training lesson guide is provided. The Instrument Flying Handbook is designed for use by flight instructors, pilots preparing for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams, and instrument-rated pilots looking for a refresher or preparing for an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC). This edition features with full-color illustrations and diagrams, along with a comprehensive glossary and index.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (77,872 KB)
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Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Flowing Matter (Soft and Biological Matter) by Federico Toschi (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This open access book, published in the Soft and Biological Matter series, presents an introduction to selected research topics in the broad field of flowing matter, including the dynamics of fluids with a complex internal structure -from nematic fluids to soft glasses- as well as active matter and turbulent phenomena. Flowing matter is a subject at the crossroads between physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, biology and earth sciences, and relies on a multidisciplinary approach to describe the emergence of the macroscopic behaviours in a system from the coordinated dynamics of its microscopic constituents. Depending on the microscopic interactions, an assembly of molecules or of mesoscopic particles can flow like a simple Newtonian fluid, deform elastically like a solid or behave in a complex manner. When the internal constituents are active, as for biological entities, one generally observes complex large-scale collective motions. Phenomenology is further complicated by the invariable tendency of fluids to display chaos at the large scales or when stirred strongly enough. This volume presents several research topics that address these phenomena encompassing the traditional micro-, meso-, and macro-scales descriptions, and contributes to our understanding of the fundamentals of flowing matter. This book is the legacy of the COST Action MP1305 "Flowing Matter".

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 471 Pages (44,378 KB)
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Added: Jul 29th, 2020

Innovative Medicine: Basic Research and Development by Kazuwa Nakao (Springer) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book is devoted to innovative medicine, comprising the proceedings of the Uehara Memorial Foundation Symposium 2014. It remains extremely rare for the findings of basic research to be developed into clinical applications, and it takes a long time for the process to be achieved. The task of advancing the development of basic research into clinical reality lies with translational science, yet the field seems to struggle to find a way to move forward. To create innovative medical technology, many steps need to be taken: development and analysis of optimal animal models of human diseases, elucidation of genomic and epidemiological data, and establishment of "proof of concept". There is also considerable demand for progress in drug research, new surgical procedures, and new clinical devices and equipment. While the original research target may be rare diseases, it is also important to apply those findings more broadly to common diseases. The book covers a wide range of topics and is organized into three complementary parts. The first part is basic research for innovative medicine, the second is translational research for innovative medicine, and the third is new technology for innovative medicine. This book helps to understand innovative medicine and to make progress in its realization.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 339 Pages (9,966 KB)
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Added: Jul 28th, 2020

150 Survival Secrets: Advice on Survival Kits, Extreme Weather, Rapid Evacuation, Food Storage, Active Shooters, First Aid, and More by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you've ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include: • How to survive extreme winter conditions • How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency • How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster • How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies • How to survive an active shooter situation • How to treat common injuries. Other sections answer everything you've ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is essential for a survivalist to own, what elements are essential in a good emergency plan, what types of disasters you can expect to face in your lifetime, and more. So what are you waiting for? With 150 Survival Secrets, you'll be prepared for anything and everything.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 308 Pages (31,702 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Fly-Fisher's Craft: The Art and History by Darrel Martin (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

An illustrated guide to historical and modern flies, hooks, lines, and loop rods. Whether looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of its history, The Fly-Fisher's Craft is the perfect volume to educate the curious angler as well as to provide tips of the trade. A detailed history of fly-tying and historical flies are coupled with the author's personal modern fly patterns, satisfying the fisher's desire for the pastoral and practical. In The Fly-Fisher's Craft, experienced outdoors writer Darrel Martin provides thoroughly researched history and careful instruction accompanied by color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as: Tying in antiquity Fly design Personal patterns Hooks and lines Loop-rods And much more! In a newly augmented edition, new readers will have the chance to discover the roots of fly fishing and fly tying from antiquity up through the modern era. With forewords by Ted Leeson and by John Betts, both respected angling authors, this book is a complete source for the fly-tier. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 494 Pages (33,419 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Incredible Fishing Stories: Classic Angling Tales from Around the World by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) Price verified one day ago

Fishing is many things to many people. To some, quietly dangling a worm for a sunfish in a local farm pond is not only exciting, but relaxing and reflective. To others, it's all about the adventure of traveling to exotic locales and fishing for ten-pound rainbow trout in Alaska or 100-pound tarpon in Central America. To others, it's an integral part of life, not just a pastime but something to live for. Still others feel compelled to write about it, to try to understand this sport that grips so many. In this collection, you'll read works from celebrated writers that aim to explore the mysterious grip that fishing has held on so many of us. Within these pages, the reader can: Join Rudyard Kipling as he chases a cow that has stolen his minnow Examine the philosophical side of angling with Thaddeus Norris Fish the Ohio River with John James Audubon Learn what it's like to fish for Great Lakes steelhead with Jerry Hamza Get used to fishing alongside Alaskan brown bears with Richard Chiappone And many more fishing escapades! With more than three dozen photographs and illustrations that masterfully bring these stories to life, Incredible Fishing Stories is a must-have for every angler looking to share in the joy of their chosen sport.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 314 Pages (9,131 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Coexisting with Wolves in Modern Times by Ted B. Lyon (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (142 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact that wolves have had on big game and livestock populations as a federally protected species. Expert authors Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves, sift through the myths and misinformation surrounding wolves and present the facts about wolves in modern times. Each chapter in the book is meticulously researched and written by authors, biologists, geneticists, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife experts who have spent years studying wolves and wolf behavior. Every section describes a unique aspect of the wolf in the United States. The Real Wolf does not call for the eradication of wolves from the United States but rather advocates a new system of species management that would allow wolves, game animals, and farmers to coexist with one another in a way that is environmentally sustainable. Contributors to this groundbreaking environmental book include: • Cat Urbigkit, award-winning wildlife author and photographer • Dr. Valerius Geist, foremost expert of big game in North America • Matthew Cronin, environmental researcher and geneticist • Rob Arnaud, president of Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 388 Pages (30,364 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

The Complete Care of Baby Animals: Expert Advice on Raising Orphaned, Adopted, or Newly Bought Kittens, Puppies, Foals, Lambs, Chicks, and More by C. E. Spaulding (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Whether you have a hobby farm or just love animals, this authoritative handbook is the go-to source to help you provide proper care for motherless animals. Inside find formulas and feeding schedules for dozens of baby animals, common diseases and how to treat them, a guide to first aid, directions for safety in dealing with wild baby animals, advice on releasing animals back into the wild, and amusing and inspiring personal experiences from the authors.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 305 Pages (7,899 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Numberpedia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and a Few Things You Didn't) About Numbers by Herb W. Reich (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

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 year the first Super Bowl was held and in which Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed. But maybe the year 1967 isn't the first thing that comes to your mind. Maybe when you think about the number 67, you think of the... • Age of George Washington at the time of his death, on December 14, 1799. • Atomic number of the chemical element holmium, symbol Ho. • Number of counties in each of the states of Alabama, Florida, and Pennsylvania. • Most doubles hit in a season in Major League Baseball history (Earl Webb, Boston Red Sox, 1931). • Number worn by partners Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin in the dance marathon scene in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? • Estimate number of miles, in millions, from Venus to the sun In Numberpedia, author Herb Reich examines all of the random, seemingly unrelated trivia related to numbers 1 to 100 in painstaking detail, revealing lore, myths, and every bizarre factoid you'd ever want to know about those numbers -- except, of course, those concerning math.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 498 Pages (913 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Fleet Fire: Thomas Edison and the Pioneers of the Electric Revolution by L. J. Davis (Arcade) Price verified 15 hours ago

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 entertaining narrative, L. J. Davis fields a cast of both prominent and forgotten characters, from dedicated scientists and mischievous rogues to enlightened amateurs who lit the sparks of discovery. Franklin's kite, Davenport's electromagnet, Morse's telegraph, Cyrus Field's transatlantic cable, and Edison's phonograph are but a few of the achievements Davis discusses. Explaining the science in lucid prose, FLEET FIRE conveys the arc of discovery during one of the most creative epochs in the history of mankind.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 358 Pages (573 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Wildlife and Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot and Habitat Development by Monte Burch (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Combining today's issues of creating self-sustaining environments with the age-old sports of hunting, shooting and trapping, Wildlife and Woodlot Management is the ultimate guide to attracting game to your property. Expert outdoorsman Monte Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques based on his own land management practices. Learn to match the vegetation of your land to the type of wildlife you need to attract. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs as well as Burch's charming, instructional tone make woodlot management easy even for those who lack a green thumb. Wildlife and Woodlot Management offers expert tips on such topics as: • Choosing the right piece of land for your needs • Maintenance and management practices • Improving natural vegetation • Attracting bucks, wild turkey, waterfowl, and small game • How to love working and helping your land With over 330 pages crammed full of information and chapters covering topics ranging from timber stands to trespassers, Wildlife and Woodlot Management includes all the know-how you need to make your land into a hunting destination. Packed with pertinent details and accurate, easy-to-follow advice, this is a book no land-owning outdoorsman should miss.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 337 Pages (17,995 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide: How to Live Through Any Catastrophe by Len McDougall (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean be prepared to survive when things go south and society crumbles. Len McDougall has spent his entire life—almost sixty years—learning the nuts and bolts of staying alive under adverse conditions. And now more than ever will we need to take his lessons seriously, as understanding what to expect and how to adapt will increase the odds for survival. The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide is just that. Featuring methods that have been personally tested through hard, field-proven experiences, you will learn everything needed to survive when things fall apart and you're left to fend for yourself. Included in this book are many lessons on survival, including: The best method of starting a fire. Obtaining portable water from any body of water or stream without using tools, fire, or chemicals. The simplest method for catching a meal. Surviving in possible combat, whether through weapon training or hand-to-hand. And so much more. Times are indeed changing, and it's now a necessity to be prepared for whatever obstacles may come your way. The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide is just that; a collection of tips, tricks, lessons, and knowledge from a professional survivalist that will make sure you will not only survive, but thrive when catastrophe strikes.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 370 Pages (21,783 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

A Flyfisher's World by Nick Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America's most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan's Au Sable River -- the exact moment when the author lost his heart to fly-fishing. This collection chronicles a fishing life punctuated by a revealing trip with one of his grown sons and mellow reflections from a hospital bed. This is the broadest of Nick Lyons's books, with sections on tarpon and pike fishing in the Marquesas and in France, bass bugging on a small Connecticut pond, and trout fishing on unnamed creeks and blue-ribbon western rivers, as well as reflections on such aspects of the sport as the flies that are the underpinning of it all, the pursuit of records, the odd characters he's met along the way, and the increasing challenge of crowds who pursue this ever-popular sport. By turns canny, hilarious, inquiring, and philosophic, A Flyfisher's World is an impressive addition to Nick Lyons's important body of writing about fly-fishing.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 303 Pages (2,886 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Tales of Woods and Waters: An Anthology of Classic Hunting and Fishing Stories by Vin T. Sparano (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

Whether it's hunting, fishing, or simply shooting, the love and thrill of the outdoors will always remain. In Tales of Woods and Waters, well-known outdoor editor Vin T. Sparano has collected thirty-seven of the greatest, most enjoyable, and most well-written outdoors stories to have been published. Experience the tension of hunting in the jungles of Tanzania in Jim Carmichael's “Kill the Leopard," the joys of your first .22 in Garth Sanders's “My First Rifle," the nuances of river fishing in Frank Conaway's “Big Water, Little Men," and the enduring challenge of turkey hunting in Charles Elliott's “The Old Man and the Tom." Spanning the world and its varied forms of wildlife, these stories demonstrate that no matter where one hunts, shoots, or fishes, the outdoors will always be an important place to form memories that last a lifetime. Along with Sparano's other collections of hunting stories, Classic Hunting Tales and The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, also published by Skyhorse, this anthology will likely hold a special place on any outdoorsman's shelf for years to come. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (1,129 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 60 Sporting Breeds by Vickie Lamb (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Find and train the perfect hunting dog with this expansive reference book. For centuries, man has hunted with dogs. Today there are dozens of purposefully bred sports dogs to choose from. The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book delves into the various breeds that exist, offering information on their temperaments, skills, and looks. Included in The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book is advice on: Choosing the perfect hunting dog Caring for your dog's health Training you dog Fun games to play with your dog The best hunting strategies With more than sixty breeds of hunting dogs to choose from, there is bound to be the perfect match for you and your hunting style. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 472 Pages (16,022 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

An Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization Theory by Marius Durea (De Gruyter Open) 3.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book presents the main ideas and techniques in the field of continuous smooth and nonsmooth optimization.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 329 Pages (13,395 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Philosophical Fisherman: Reflections on Why We Fish by Harold F. Blaisdell (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

“My favorite book on fishing—a classic from one of my favorite writers." —John Randolph, former editor, Fly Fisherman Earthy and philosophical, practical yet speculative—this book is a wonderful and enduring portrait of a fisherman's temperament. Full of the late Harold F. Blaisdell's infectious humanity and wisdom, The Philosophical Fisherman, long out of print, is a classic. Blaisdell is always independent and original in his thinking. He refutes the widely held theory that game fish attack artificial lures because they believe them to be baitfish. He argues that fish do not fear leaders per se, but become alarmed only if the leader results in the unnatural movement of the bait or lure. He debunks the vaunted effectiveness of the artificial nymph, explores the best methods of wet and dry-fly fishing, and tests his theories against such gamefish as trout, smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, walleyes, and northern pike. There is something here for everyone who fishes—including a persuasive argument that the average angler anywhere in the country can invariably find superb fishing with in hour's drive of his home. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 384 Pages (1,446 KB)
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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard: 101 Ways to Make Your Property Home for Creatures Great and Small by Josh VanBrakle (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Many people think of wildlife as something distant, creatures living in natural forests and remote public preserves. But most wildlife in the United States isn?t found in the distant wild. It lives on our private lands, in our very backyards. Because of this, America?s ten million woodland owners are in fact at the forefront in protecting US wildlife for generations to come. But while most landowners want to help preserve the beauty of the natural environment, most are unsure where to begin. In Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard, author and landowner Josh VanBrakle provides readers with 101 easy-to-follow activities and practical approaches to help do just that. Some projects include: • Installing a bat box • Making a food plot • Identifying trees that attract wildlife • Forming a brush pile • Assessing a stream's health • Building a pond • Learning bird calls • Planning a backyard scavenger hunt Complete with stunning wildlife photographs and an appendix of practical resources, Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard is an essential read for anyone who cares about the environment.

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Length: 312 Pages (245,467 KB)
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Instrument Flying Handbook: Revised Edition by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (107 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and controllers with the knowledge and skills required to operate an aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions. This up-to-date edition is illustrated with full-color graphics and photographs and covers topics such as basic atmospheric science, the air traffic control system, spatial disorientation and optical illusions, flight support systems, and emergency responses. The book's two appendixes contain information on clearance shorthand and an instrument training lesson guide. Readers will also find a handy glossary and index. Since many questions on FAA exams are taken directly from the information presented in this text, the Instrument Flying Handbook is a great study guide for potential pilots looking for certification and a perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff. Additional topics included throughout this text include: • Ground-based radar navigation • Approaches to civil airports • Flying and landing in difficult weather conditions • Aircraft system malfunctions • Airspace classification • Differential global positioning systems • And many more!

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (58,489 KB)
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Fusion Fly Tying: Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout Flies of the Synthetic Era by Greg Senyo (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (36 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

• Thorough and complete how-to guide for fusion fly tying • Shares essential techniques with clear instructions • Written by Greg Senyo, an expert on tying your own flies Do you want to learn more efficient and effective methods for fusion fly tying? Are you wondering which types of synthetic fly work best for which fish and where? If so, this guide is for you. Fusion Fly Tying highlights 35 of Senyo's signature and tried-and-true steelhead flies used throughout North America. They are suitable for many types of fish, including Atlantic salmon, bass, and trout. Fusion Fish Tying includes step-by-step and high resolution photography that is current and easily applied. Over the past seven years, Greg Senyo built a massive customer base with his company Steelhead Alley Outfitters. The supply of Steelhead Alley Outfitter's resources doesn't quite match the demand. To address this, Senyo wrote Fusion Fly Tying. This book will teach the reader how to work with synthetic materials, especially shanks, fish skulls and fish masks, heavy wire, new age flash, and synthetic hackles and hair. It smoothly combines classic techniques with modern technology to make fishing more enjoyable and efficient. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 497 Pages (93,809 KB)
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Lost Arts of the Sportsman: The Ultimate Guide to Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Camping by Francis Henry Buzzacott (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The Lost Art of the Sportsman is an exhaustive reference text and a compulsively addictive narrative from the turn of the 1900s. Francis H. Buzzacott would find little in common with the hiker and camper of contemporary times. This is the American frontiersman at his best -- no-holds-barred approach to sporting. And while some of the advice and information in The Lost Art of the Sportsman has undoubtedly been replaced with the advent of new technology, what's surprising is just how much of the book is still essential advice and knowledge for the modern hunter, fisher, and camper. Inside, you'll learn: • What to bring on a fishing, hunting, or camping trip • Recipes for easy campfire meals • Hunting, fishing, and trapping tips for a variety of animals • How to deal with an emergency in a remote place • Clothing choices for a variety of situations • Tips and secrets for all varieties of firearms Faithfully reproduced exactly how it was originally printed, The Lost Art of the Sportsman comes complete with hundreds of original pieces of line drawings and artwork, a true collector's edition for hunters, fisherman, and campers alike.

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Length: 561 Pages (171,124 KB)
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The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk by Jeremy Gruber (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

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 ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying. This new book from the Council for Responsible Genetics gathers the best, most thought-provoking essays by the leading scientists, science writers, and public health advocates. Collectively, they address such questions as: Are GM foods safe and healthy for us? Will GM food really solve world hunger? Who really controls the power structure of food production? Are GM foods ecologically safe and sustainable? Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US? What kinds of regulations and policies should be instituted? How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting developing countries? Should animals be genetically modified for food? How are other countries handling GM crops? Ultimately, this definitive book encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this particular branch of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should do about it.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 433 Pages (2,613 KB)
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Instrument Procedures Handbook: FAA-H-8083-16A by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.2 Stars (58 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Designed as a technical reference for instrument-rated pilots who want to maximize their skills in an "Instrument Flight Rules" environment, the Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Procedures Handbook contains the most current information on FAA regulations, the latest changes to procedures, and guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System in all conditions. In-depth sections cover takeoffs and departures, en route operations, arrivals and approach, system improvement plans, and helicopter instrument procedures. Thorough safety information covers relevant subjects such as runway incursion, land and hold short operations, controlled flight into terrain, and human factors. Featuring an index, an appendix, a glossary, full-color photos, and illustrations, the Instrument Procedures Handbook is a valuable training aid and reference for pilots, instructors, and flight students, and the most authoritative book on instrument use anywhere.

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Length: 448 Pages (75,492 KB)
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Disaster Preparedness NYC: An Essential Guide to Communication, First Aid, Evacuation, Power, Water, Food, and More before and after the Worst Happens by Olivia Maria Jovine (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC, learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster. This book is the go-to guide for emergency preparedness in New York City, from before (planning and packing and practicing) to during (making sure you have all the resources you need to survive for disasters that can last for days, and that you can communicate with those included in your emergency plan) to after. Find out how New York will respond to disaster, from the NYPD's managing of traffic to Hunts Point -- which, few know, is one of the world's largest food distribution centers and a crucial part of long-term disaster survival in the tristate area. Included are checklists for home emergency kits and “go bags" when you seek shelter outside your home: first aid, important documents, medications, food and water, and more. But disaster preparedness isn't just about what to pack. The best emergency planning is about people. If you're responsible for children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, or pets, your emergency plan needs to be tailored to factor in each individual's limitations and special considerations, and Disaster Preparedness NYC covers preparing everyone you care about for disaster situations. You're probably familiar with what to do in a fire, flood, or power outage in your own home, but can you say the same if disaster hits when you're anywhere else -- on the subway, on the sidewalk, or at the office? No matter what the emergency or where you are when it occurs, be prepared with Disaster Preparedness NYC. Appendixes include forms that summarize important medical and legal information, kid-friendly worksheets, and neighborhood maps of emergency information such as evacuation routes, flood zones, major supply stores, and more.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 316 Pages (15,294 KB)
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1001 Fishing Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Catching More and Bigger Fish by Lamar Underwood (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Ten percent of all anglers catch 90 percent of the fish taken. It's really true, and shows that as much as it is enjoyable, fishing can be frustrating when it comes to results. 1001 Fishing Tips is the book that will help any angler crack into fishing's elite successful 10 percent, the group that catches more fish and has more fun every time they get out fishing. Revealed here in quick-read, info-laden nuggets of angling wisdom are the secrets and techniques that make the difference between success and failure. Fishing isn't just luck: it's know-how and timing, presenting the right bait and lure at the right places at the right time. Coverage focuses on the most popular freshwater game fish—including trout, bass, crappie, bluegills, walleye, catfish, salmon and pike—and saltwater favorites such as striped bass, bluefish, flounder, redfish, weakfish and sea trout. The techniques presented are for rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, estuaries and inlets, bays, beaches, and off-shore hotspots. More fish, bigger fish, more fun—1001 Fishing Tips makes it happen.

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Length: 386 Pages (63,134 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Deer Hunter's & Land Manager's Pocket Reference: A Database for Hunters and Rural Landowners Interested in Deer Management by J. Wayne Fears (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 55 minutes ago

Finally, the deer hunting and land management reference you have always wanted! Get the answers to your deer hunting questions right now, in the field, with this pocket size, take-with-you, reference book. Use it to settle those campfire debates or to figure out a hunting technique for that elusive buck you have been tracking or to mix your own special food plot seed mix. For the first time, here is a unique reference book that is filled with a collection of useful information to help make you a more successful deer hunter and a better woodsman. It's like having an expert in your pocket. This book includes Facts about the deer Food plot information Deer caliber ballistic tables Trophy scoring and score sheets Land measurements Butchering how-to Hunt lease management Survival and safety Field judging bucks And much, much more Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 472 Pages (36,005 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing by Robert DeMott (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This marvelous collection features stories from some of America's finest and most respected writers about one of the world's most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories of thirty-one acclaimed writers including Kim Barnes, Walter Bennett, Russell Chatham, Guy de la Valdène, Robert DeMott, Chris Dombrowski, Ron Ellis, Jim Fergus, Kate Fox, Charles Gaines, Bruce Guernsey, Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, Michael Keaton, Greg Keeler, Sydney Lea, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, Craig Mathews, Thomas McGuane, Joseph Monninger, Howard Frank Mosher, Jake Mosher, Craig Nova, Margot Page, Datus Proper, Le Anne Schreiber, Paul Schullery, W. D. Wetherell, and Robert Wrigley come together in one collection. Fly fishers and non-fly fishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on fresh and salt water. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those that love it.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 321 Pages (3,300 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Biotechnology in Our Lives: What Modern Genetics Can Tell You about Assisted Reproduction, Human Behavior, and Personalized Medicine, and Much More by Jeremy Gruber (Skyhorse) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 days ago

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 had leading scientists, activists, science writers, and public health advocates researching and reporting on a broad spectrum of issues, including genetically engineered foods, biological weapons, genetic privacy and discrimination, reproductive technologies, and human cloning. Biotechnology in Our Lives examines how these issues affect us daily whether we realize it or not. Written for the nonscientist, it looks at the many applications of genetics on the world around us by posing questions such as: • What should we know about genetics and childbirth? • Can our genes keep us from qualifying for health insurance? • Can gene therapy cure cancer? • Is behavior genetically determined? • Why would the FBI want our genes? • Are foreign genes in our food? • And much more Ultimately, this definitive book on the subject also encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this technology is taking us.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 497 Pages (1,987 KB)
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Weather Disasters: How to Prepare For and Survive Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, and Other Catastrophes by Mark D. Williams (Skyhorse) Price verified one hour ago

Floods. Blizzards. Landslides. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Severe weather happens every day across the globe. We see and hear of the devastating consequences whenever we tune into the evening news: property ravaged, communities destroyed, and lives lost. But although these events are unstoppable, you can prepare. In Weather Disasters, veteran authors and disaster survivors Mark and Amy Williams provide vital information on prepping for and surviving every major type of weather disaster. Each chapter is devoted to a different catastrophe, and lists: • The science behind the catastrophe • Essentials you'll need to get through it • Helpful prepping tips • Statistics behind the disaster • Resources to reach out to for help • What to do in the aftermath No matter who you are or where you live, catastrophe can strike at any time. Be prepared, and pick up Weather Disasters today!

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 312 Pages (138,459 KB)
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Natural Gardening for Birds: Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard by Julie Zickefoose (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A Practical Illustrated Bird-Oriented Gardening Book with Great Reference Charts Bird-watchers everywhere dream of a landscape dotted with fruiting shrubs, nests tucked into twining vines, and birds flocking to feeding stations. Let Natural Gardening for Birds show you how to lay out the welcome mat for birds by considering all of their needs, including year-round food, water, and shelter. Whether you're looking to create a hummingbird garden, install a water feature, create alluring perches, or simply designate a corner of your property as a natural area, you'll find all the inspiration and information you need in Natural Gardening for Birds, including: The best plants for nectar, fruit, and seeds The most attractive foods to offer birds Housing for cavity-nesting birds Simple habitat enhancements like snags and perches Region-specific planting ideas and charts

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 377 Pages (14,264 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World: The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

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 he took on the Beagle during the 1830s. This is the story of that voyage. A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World follows Charles Darwin over his almost five-year journey around the world, in which he studied animals, plants, geology, and much more. From the tip of South America and the Galapagos Islands to Australia and Tahiti, Darwin set out to study geology, but ended up finding the information that would lead to his theory of evolution by natural selection. With the original images from Darwin's journal, A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World is an incredible look into the past at one of the most important documentations of a sea voyage ever. The information collected by Darwin changed our world, and now you can relive every moment in his own words and illustrations.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 363 Pages (18,167 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Spectral Geometry of Partial Differential Operators (Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics) by Michael Ruzhansky (Chapman and Hall/CRC) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

The aim of Spectral Geometry of Partial Differential Operators is to provide a basic and self-contained introduction to the ideas underpinning spectral geometric inequalities arising in the theory of partial differential equations. Historically, one of the first inequalities of the spectral geometry was the minimization problem of the first eigenvalue of the Dirichlet Laplacian. Nowadays, this type of inequalities of spectral geometry have expanded to many other cases with number of applications in physics and other sciences. The main reason why the results are useful, beyond the intrinsic interest of geometric extremum problems, is that they produce a priori bounds for spectral invariants of (partial differential) operators on arbitrary domains. Features: • Collects the ideas underpinning the inequalities of the spectral geometry, in both self-adjoint and non-self-adjoint operator theory, in a way accessible by anyone with a basic level of understanding of linear differential operators • Aimed at theoretical as well as applied mathematicians, from a wide range of scientific fields, including acoustics, astronomy, MEMS, and other physical sciences • Provides a step-by-step guide to the techniques of non-self-adjoint partial differential operators, and for the applications of such methods. • Provides a self-contained coverage of the traditional and modern theories of linear partial differential operators, and does not require a previous background in operator theory.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 378 Pages (7,776 KB)
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Stochastics of Environmental and Financial Economics: Centre of Advanced Study, Oslo, Norway, 2014-2015 (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & ... by Fred Espen Benth (Springer) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

These Proceedings offer a selection of peer-reviewed research and survey papers by some of the foremost international researchers in the fields of finance, energy, stochastics and risk, who present their latest findings on topical problems. The papers cover the areas of stochastic modeling in energy and financial markets; risk management with environmental factors from a stochastic control perspective; and valuation and hedging of derivatives in markets dominated by renewables, all of which further develop the theory of stochastic analysis and mathematical finance. The papers were presented at the first conference on "Stochastics of Environmental and Financial Economics (SEFE)", being part of the activity in the SEFE research group of the Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) at the Academy of Sciences in Oslo, Norway during the 2014/2015 academic year.

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Length: 360 Pages (7,338 KB)
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Added: Jul 21st, 2020

Science With The Cherenkov Telescope Array by The Ctao Consortium (World Scientific) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

This book summarizes the science to be carried out by the upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array, a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory that will be constructed over the next six to eight years. The major scientific themes, as well as core program of key science projects, have been developed by the CTA Consortium, a collaboration of scientists from many institutions worldwide.CTA will be the major facility in high-energy and very high-energy photon astronomy over the next decade and beyond. CTA will have capabilities well beyond past and present observatories. Thus, CTA's science program is expected to be rich and broad and will complement other major multiwavelength and multimessenger facilities. This book is intended to be the primary resource for the science case for CTA and it thus will be of great interest to the broader physics and astronomy communities. The electronic version (e-book) is available in open access.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 364 Pages (16,244 KB)
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Added: Jul 15th, 2020

ATLAS:A 25-Year Insider Story of the LHC Experiment (Advanced Series on Directions in High Energy Physics Book 30) by The ATLAS Collaboration (World Scientific Publishing Company) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

This book is written by the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to document and reflect on its more than 25 years of history. It covers all aspects of this global science project at the forefront of particle physics. The historical part recalls first the early stages of discussions in the community leading to the formation of the collaboration in 1992. In a unique approach, the second part documents the evolution from early detector concepts to the final instrument, covering the technical, financial and human aspects. This includes the phases of construction of detector components in the various institutes around the world as well as their installation and commissioning in the underground cavern at CERN. An important part is devoted to the operation of the whole experiment. The book highlights the capabilities and physics accomplishments so far, including the Higgs boson discovery (jointly announced with CMS). It features the various aspects of a broad spectrum of activities needed to arrive at the physics results. The book includes also an outlook to the detector upgrade activities preparing the experiment for the high-luminosity LHC phase of the next decades. Last but not least, it reveals the human aspects of the large ATLAS community working together pursuing common physics goals. The book is aimed at a broad readership with interest in large science projects and their history, as well as in the human endeavour of a worldwide collaboration. Contents: • Towards the ATLAS Letter of Intent • The ATLAS Detector Today • Building up the Collaboration • From the LoI to the Detector Construction • Detector Construction Around the World • Installation of the Detectors and Technical Coordination • Trigger, Software and Computing • From Testbeams to First Physics • Highlights of Physics Results (2010-2018) • Towards the High-Luminosity LHC • ATLAS Collaboration: Life and its Place in Society Readership: The book ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 372 Pages (32,874 KB)
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Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures: 22nd International Conference, FOSSACS 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint ... by Mikołaj Bojańczyk (Springer) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures, FOSSACS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as part of the European Joint Conference on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019.The 29 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 85 submissions. They deal with foundational research with a clear significance for software science.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 557 Pages (172,531 KB)
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Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records by MIT Critical Data (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 32 minutes ago

This book trains the next generation of scientists representing different disciplines to leverage the data generated during routine patient care. It formulates a more complete lexicon of evidence-based recommendations and support shared, ethical decision making by doctors with their patients. Diagnostic and therapeutic technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and both individual practitioners and clinical teams face increasingly complex ethical decisions. Unfortunately, the current state of medical knowledge does not provide the guidance to make the majority of clinical decisions on the basis of evidence. The present research infrastructure is inefficient and frequently produces unreliable results that cannot be replicated. Even randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the traditional gold standards of the research reliability hierarchy, are not without limitations. They can be costly, labor intensive, and slow, and can return results that are seldom generalizable to every patient population. Furthermore, many pertinent but unresolved clinical and medical systems issues do not seem to have attracted the interest of the research enterprise, which has come to focus instead on cellular and molecular investigations and single-agent (e.g., a drug or device) effects. For clinicians, the end result is a bit of a "data desert" when it comes to making decisions. The new research infrastructure proposed in this book will help the medical profession to make ethically sound and well informed decisions for their patients.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 448 Pages (12,013 KB)
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