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- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
Often, thinking seriously about outlandish problems is the only way to make progress in science. The rest of the time, it?s hilarious. Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposť of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.99
Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95
X and the City , a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 18.99
Foreword by Jacques F. Vallee Introduction by Burt Rutan Commentary by Tom Clancy A never-before-heard firsthand account of a government insider?s experience on the cutting edge of UFO exploration While still on active duty in the U.S. Army during the 1980s, Colonel John B. Alexander, Ph.D., created an interagency group to explore... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 14.99
In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear... more...
- Maker Media, Inc 2012; US$ 4.99
Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It?s easier than you may think. The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform?complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly?tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 218.00
The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was founded at Nagoya University in 2010 under the directorship of T Maskawa, in celebration of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for M Kobayashi and T Maskawa, both who are alumni of Nagoya University. In commemoration of the new KMI building in 2011, the KMI Inauguration... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Culling common household items to create an uncommon arsenal of miniature gadgets and sidearms, this guidebook provides do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts with 35 different surveillance tools and weapons. From a mini-catapult in a breath-mint tin to milk-jug cap blow-dart wristwatches, this handbook details how to achieve clandestine ends practically... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99
Utilizing easy-to-find and inexpensive materials, this handy resource teaches desktop warriors how to build a multitude of medieval siege weapons for the modern era. Novice combatants will learn to build 35 defense weapons, including a marshmallow catapult, a chopstick bow, a bottle cap crossbow, and a clothespin ballista. In addition to beefing up... more...