Introduction to Environmental Toxicology: (4th edition)

This is a fantastic book, and I used it for reference outside of class all the time. New in the Fourth Edition: New author, Dr. Ruth M. Sofield 8-page color insert New chapter on fate and transport of contaminants Emphasis on the use of all types of models in understanding how nature works Revised sections on synergy and atrazine toxicity Updated coverage of the analysis of impacts to populations, communities and ecosystems Enlarged ...

Portals to the Universe

The astronomy science centers established by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to serve as the interfaces between astronomy missions and the community of scientists who utilize the data have been enormously successful in enabling space-based astronomy missions to achieve their scientific potential. These centers have transformed the conduct of much of astronomical research, established a new paradigm for the us...

L'Univers dévoilé

Notre conception actuelle de l'Univers n'a plus guère à voir avec celle que l'on en avait il y a cent ans. Bien qu'il n'existe pas encore de réponse à certaines questions fondamentales, comme la nature de la matière noire ou l'existence de la vie ailleurs que sur la Terre, les progrès récents de l'astronomie ont été si spectaculaires que l'essentiel de l'Univers nous est aujourd'hui dévoilé. Ce sont l'histoire et les moyens de ces pr...

Introduction to Polymer Compounding: Raw Materials, Volume 1

Polymer compounding comprises a complex heterogeneous system of polymers and other ingredients and, in many ways, the preparation of these materials is still very much an art. It is a powerful tool that will eventually be required as one of the basics of polymer processing. This book provides the reader with a wide array of state-of-the-art strategies to develop their knowledge about compounding and the use of polymers while minimisi...

Practical Statistics for Astronomers

Wall and Jenkins have produced an excellent introduction to astrostatistics, the discipline that is foremost interested in the statistical analysis of astronomical data. The book is clearly written for astronomers and for students in astronomy. However, it is also of good value to statisticians who already understand the statistics, but not necessarily the appropriate application of various statistical analyses to astronomical and co...

Ricin! The Inside Story of the Terror Plot That Never Was

This is the story of the plot that never was. It is a salutary tale of the way in which 9/11 scared  our police and security establishment into crediting  what at worst were the dangerous fantasies of a handful of muddle-headed refugees. On the basis of some recipes for poison  scribbled on a piece of paper  by one Kamel Bourgass, six other Algerians in addition to Bourgass were charged with conspiracy to murder.   A lengthy trial in...


"A monumental book written by a leading authority in particle physics and cosmology. Since publication of Weinberg's famous book Gravitation and Cosmology 35 years ago, there has been a real revolution both in cosmological theory and observations. A major effort of a great expert has been required to summarize the main developments in one book, and to make this presentation both highly accurate and accessible. This book will be great...

Turn Left at Orion , 4th edition

"This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebook ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and, most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again--every telescope owner should have a copy." Dennis di Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope "Since it first app...

Campbell Biology (10th edition)

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UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens : What Science Says

With their book’s brisk pace and energetic writing, Prothero and Callahan offer entertainment as well as wisdom for everyone who’s ever wondered what’s behind so many conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))