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- Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 17.09
Pollution is the single largest cause of death in the developing world. One in seven people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of it. Simply put, pollution is now the world?s most prevalent health risk. And yet, while most everyone has heard about “going green,? few are aware of the more dire and sinister “brown? pollution—places... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Politics Across the Hudson offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, revealing valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies. Drawing on his own extensive experience in planning megaprojects, more than one hundred exclusive interviews with key figures (including... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95
In the latter half of the 19th century, Gustave Pierre Trouve, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endoscope, the electric car and the frontal headlamp. He also designed an electric boat--complete with outboard motor, headlight and horn--an electric rifle, an electric piano and... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 49.99
Get up to speed and get to work quickly with the official InfraWorks handbook Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive, hands-on guide to this popular civil engineering software. This unique guide features concise, straightforward explanations and real world exercises to bring you up to speed on InfraWorks'... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 27.95
From the start, the Soviet human space program had an identity crisis. Were cosmonauts heroic pilots steering their craft through the dangers of space, or were they mere passengers riding safely aboard fully automated machines? Tensions between Soviet cosmonauts and space engineers were reflected not only in the internal development of the space program... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Water scarcity, urban population growth, and deteriorating infrastructure are impacting water security around the globe. Struggling with the most significant drought in its recorded history, California faces all of these challenges to secure reliable water supplies for the future. The unfolding story of California water includes warnings and solutions... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 65.00
"Managing Quality" reflects contemporary developments and includes information on the latest international standards and the excellence model. It should provide readers with an understanding of the principles of TQM whilst explaining the links between TQM theories and other business models. more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 199.95
This classic reference has established the value of petrography as a powerful method for the investigation of concrete as a material. It provides an authoritative and well-illustrated review of concrete composition and textures, including the causes of defects, deterioration, and failure that can be identified using a petrological microscope. This... more...
- Orell Füssli Verlag 2015; US$ 9.09
Innovation - ein häufig verwendeter Begriff. Meist meint er nur die lineare Weiterentwicklung des immer Gleichen. Bruno Weisshaupt zeigt, wie man innovatives Potenzial durch eine neue Denkweise und Systemsicht - SystemInnovation - freilegt. Ein aktuelles Beispiel für eine solche bahnbrechende Innovation ist der iPod. Ob Handy oder Verpackungsmaschine,... more...