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Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War
Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War
"Six-Legged Soldiers is an excellent account of the affect arthropod-borne diseases have had on warfare...This book will inspire readers to understand...threats and prepare new methods to combat them."--Nature, November 2008

"Both science and military history buffs will learn much from Lockwood, a self-described skeptic
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Proof and Disproof in Formal Logic: An Introduction for Programmers (Oxford Texts in Logic)
Proof and Disproof in Formal Logic: An Introduction for Programmers (Oxford Texts in Logic)
Proof and Disproof in Formal Logic is a lively and entertaining introduction to formal logic providing an excellent insight into how a simple logic works. Formal logic allows you to check a logical claim without considering what the claim means. This highly abstracted idea is an essential and practical part of computer science. The idea of a...
The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (Oxford Handbooks of Political Science)
The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (Oxford Handbooks of Political Science)
The thoughtful essays in the handbooks are far more than literature reviews. Scholars and students will find them to be an invaluable resource for many years to come. Morris P. Fiorina, Senior, Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University A paramount effort coordinated by Robert Goodin for...
Txtng: The Gr8 Db8
Txtng: The Gr8 Db8
He combines an extraordinary knowledge of linguistics with a gift for popularizing. TLS. A highly consumable work of pop linguistics. Los Angeles Times Excellent. Crystal presents a compelling argument in favour of texting as a force for linguistic ability. Melissa Katsoulis, The Times

"Reports of the demise of the
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Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford Paperback Reference)
Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Celts were one of the great founding civilizations of Europe and the first North European people to emerge into recorded history, producing a vibrant labyrinth of mythological tales and sagas that have influenced the literary traditions of Europe and the world.

The first A-Z reference of its kind, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
So in a single thought-provoking volume, the authors not only introduce machine ethics, but also an inquiry which penetrates to the deepest foundations of ethics. The conscientious reader will no doubt find many challenging ideas here that will require a reassessment of her own beliefs, making this text a must-read among recent books in philosophy,...
Evidence Based Practice in School Mental Health (Oxford Workshop Series)
Evidence Based Practice in School Mental Health (Oxford Workshop Series)
Though recent legislation embedded with the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates the use of evidence in school-based practice to demonstrate positive outcomes for all students, school social workers - especially those long out of school - often lack the conceptual tools to locate, evaluate, and...
Advanced Tomographic Methods in Materials Research and Engineering (Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials)
Advanced Tomographic Methods in Materials Research and Engineering (Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials)
Tomography provides three-dimensional images of heterogeneous materials or engineering components, and offers an unprecedented insight into their internal structure. By using X-rays generated by synchrotrons, neutrons from nuclear reactors, or electrons provided by transmission electron microscopes, hitherto invisible structures can be revealed...
The Great Design: Particles, Fields, and Creation
The Great Design: Particles, Fields, and Creation
Although modern physics surrounds us and its concepts are constantly referred to in every newspaper, even educated nonscientists find the subject intimidating in the extreme. Most attempts to explain physics to general readers are either obscured by masses of mathematics or gross oversimplifications written by laymen. Here at last is a...
Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see--and feel--why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them.

An absolutely indispensable resource for anyone who plans to observe an eclipse, and a must read for all...

Light Detectors, Photoreceptors, and Imaging Systems in Nature
Light Detectors, Photoreceptors, and Imaging Systems in Nature
"The book is of value . . . as a source of inspiration for biologists who are intrigued by the subject, as well as for engineers who are looking to biological structures for new ideas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

"Wolken has synthesized information from physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to provide an
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Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows
Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows
If a spinning disk casts a round shadow does this shadow also spin? When you experience the total blackness of a cave, are you seeing in the dark? Or are you merely failing to see anything (just like your blind companion)?

Seeing Dark Things uses visual riddles to explore our ability to see shadows, silhouettes, and black birds--plus
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