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Empire: A New History of the World
Empire: A New History of the World

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...

Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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Belief and Beyond: Adventures in Consciousness from the Upanishads to Modern Times
Belief and Beyond: Adventures in Consciousness from the Upanishads to Modern Times
Belief and Beyond delves into the realm of the mystic - Adi Sankara, Allama Prabhu, Kabir, Nagarjuna, Gaudapada, Akka Mahadevi, Lalleshwari, Anandamayi Ma, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Jiddu Krishnamurti, U.G. Krishnamurti, and the Buddha - bringing to life their spiritual quests and the...
Fundamentals of Galaxy Dynamics, Formation and Evolution
Fundamentals of Galaxy Dynamics, Formation and Evolution
Galaxies, along with their underlying dark matter halos, constitute the building blocks of the universe. Of all the fundamental forces, gravity is the dominant one that drives the evolution of structures from small density seeds to the galaxies we see today. The interactions among myriads of stars, or dark matter particles, in a...
Medical Data Sharing, Harmonization and Analytics
Medical Data Sharing, Harmonization and Analytics

Medical Data Sharing, Harmonization and Analytics serves as the basis for understanding the rapidly evolving field of medical data harmonization combined with the latest cloud infrastructures for storing the harmonized (shared) data. Chapters cover the latest research and applications on data sharing and protection in the...

Chaos: An Introduction for Applied Mathematicians
Chaos: An Introduction for Applied Mathematicians
This is a textbook on chaos and nonlinear dynamics, written by applied mathematicians for applied mathematicians. It aims to tread a middle ground between the mathematician's rigour and the physicist’s pragmatism.

While the subject matter is now classical and can be found in many other books, what distinguishes this book...

Mathematical Modelling, Optimization, Analytic and Numerical Solutions (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
Mathematical Modelling, Optimization, Analytic and Numerical Solutions (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

This book discusses a variety of topics related to industrial and applied mathematics, focusing on wavelet theory, sampling theorems, inverse problems and their applications, partial differential equations as a model of real-world problems, computational linguistics, mathematical models and methods for meteorology, earth systems,...

The Early Pioneers of Steam: The Inspiration Behind George Stephenson
The Early Pioneers of Steam: The Inspiration Behind George Stephenson
We think of the Stephensons and Brunel as the fathers of the railways, and their Liverpool and Manchester and Great Western Railways as the prototypes of the modern systems. But who were the railways' grandfathers and great grandfathers? For the rapid evolution of the railways after 1830 depended to a considerable degree upon the...
Cognitive Linguistics for Linguists (SpringerBriefs in Linguistics)
Cognitive Linguistics for Linguists (SpringerBriefs in Linguistics)
This volume offers an introduction to cognitive linguistics, written by authors who were engaged in the field from its beginnings. It starts by reviewing these early studies and provides an overview of the sources and conceptual underpinnings of the theory. This is followed by a description of how cognitive linguistics has been (and continues to...
The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution
The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution
It's time to take inequality in the bedroom as seriously as we take it in the boardroom. 

Tens of millions of American women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. In her provocative and meticulously researched new book, The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution, Katherine
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Theoretical Thermotics: Transformation Thermotics and Extended Theories for Thermal Metamaterials
Theoretical Thermotics: Transformation Thermotics and Extended Theories for Thermal Metamaterials
This book focuses on theoretical thermotics, the theory of transformation thermotics and its extended theories for the active control of macroscopic thermal phenomena of artificial systems, which is in sharp contrast to classical thermodynamics comprising the four thermodynamic laws for the passive description of macroscopic thermal phenomena of...
The Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
The Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
A little book for big feelings.

Informative and accessible, The Book of Knowing is a friendly, therapeutic guide for teens to understand and control their feelings. In 2015, clinical psychologist Gwendoline Smith began a Tumblr blog under the pseudonym Dr. Know. Her Gen Z-friendly approach to CBT (cognitive
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