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Published:
November 28, 2014
Editor(s):
Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom
After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary 
Published:
November 28, 2014
Author(s):
Ann Sussman, Justin B Hollander
In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The 
Published:
November 26, 2014
Editor(s):
Bengt Fadeel
The rapidly evolving field of nanomedicine refers to the clinical application of nanotechnologies. However, as with all new technologies, there are ethical, safety, and regulatory issues. This handbook, written by leading international experts, provides a meticulous overview of the state of the art 
Published:
November 25, 2014
Author(s):
Ash Ahmed, John Sturges
Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined 
Published:
November 25, 2014
Author(s):
Karel Hrbacek, Olivier Lessmann, Richard O'Donovan
Analysis with Ultrasmall Numbers presents an intuitive treatment of mathematics using ultrasmall numbers. With this modern approach to infinitesimals, proofs become simpler and more focused on the combinatorial heart of arguments, unlike traditional treatments that use epsilon–delta methods. 
Published:
November 25, 2014
Author(s):
Yuqing Lin
The field of ecohydraulics integrates hydrodynamic and ecodynamic processes. While hydrodynamic processes are usually well described by partial differential equations (PDE’s) based on physical conservation principles, ecosystem dynamics often involve specific interactions at the local scale. 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Author(s):
Alan Longstaff
Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary pursuit that in various guises encompasses astronomy, chemistry, planetary and Earth sciences, and biology. It relies on mathematical, statistical, and computer modeling for theory, and space science, engineering, and computing to implement observational and 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Author(s):
Athanassios Nikolaides
An International Textbook, from A to Z Highway Engineering: Pavements, Materials and Control of Quality covers the basic principles of pavement management, highlights recent advancements, and details the latest industry standards and techniques in the global market. Utilizing the author’s more 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Author(s):
Peter J. O’Donnell
Essential Dynamics & Relativity provides students with an introduction to the core aspects of dynamics and special relativity. The author reiterates important ideas and terms throughout and covers concepts that are often missing from other textbooks at this level. He also places each topic 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Author(s):
Alireza Haghighat
The Monte Carlo method has become the de facto standard in radiation transport. Although powerful, if not understood and used appropriately, the method can give misleading results. Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport teaches appropriate use of the Monte Carlo method, explaining the method’s 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Editor(s):
Bert B. Tussing, Robert McCreight
The application of our Armed Forces within the states and territories of the United States is far from intuitive. The challenges of defending the country against assaults within the homeland are much more complex than engaging our enemies on foreign soil. Likewise, the introduction of the military’ 
Published:
November 24, 2014
Editor(s):
Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers’ lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic