214 0
The Garden of the Gods - Gerald Durrell
The third volume in the 'Corfu Trilogy' continues the accounts of the young Gerald Durrell during the years that he and his family lived in Corfu before the Second World War. While the animals of Corfu are young Gerald's focus, it is the antics of his family and their array of friends and acquaintances that are the centrepiece of the humorous account.
322 0
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics (with CD-ROM) - Clive Maxfield
From reviews of the first edition: "If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design "Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people." --Electronic Design "Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ... Maxfield writes lucidly on a variety of complex topics without 'writing down' to
175 0
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity - Sean Carroll
An introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The text introduces modern techniques to the subject and readers are led from physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful exposition.
195 0
Boycotts & Barflies - Victoria Michaels
After an endless string of bad dates and a generally pathetic love life, Grace Park and her friends decide to boycott men for six weeks. With a fantastic pair of shoes on the line for the woman who makes it to the end without breaking any rules, the competition gets fierce. Sparks fly a few days into the bet when Grace and her friends cross paths with a sexy bartender named Michael Andris who happens to have a little bet of his own going with his friends.... In this hilarious debut novel,
211 0
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change - Victor Papanek
Design for the Real World has, since its first appearance twenty-five years ago, become a classic. Translated into twenty-three languages, it is one of the world's most widely read books on design. In this edition, Victor Papanek examines the attempts by designers to combat the tawdry, the unsafe, the frivolous, the useless product, once again providing a blueprint for sensible, responsible design in this world which is deficient in resources and energy.
252 0
Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators - Lorenzo Sciavicco, Bruno Siciliano
Fundamental and technological topics are blended uniquely and developed clearly in nine chapters - with a gradually increasing level of complexity. A wide variety of relevant problems is raised throughout, and the proper tools to find engineering-oriented solutions are introduced and explained, step by step. Fundamental coverage includes kinematics, statics and dynamics of manipulators, and trajectory planning and motion control in free space. Technological aspects include actuators, sensors,
181 0
Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear - Jan Bondeson
Readers of Edgar Allan Poe's tales—just think of The Premature Burial—may comfort themselves with the notion that Poe must have exaggerated: surely people of the 1800s could not have been at risk of being buried alive? But such stories filled medical journals as well as fiction, and fear in the populace was high. It was speculated, from the number of skeletons found in horrific, contorted positions inside their coffins, that ten out of every one hundred people were buried before they were dead.
204 0
A Girl Like You - Gemma Burgess
I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working. After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London's most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new
291 0
Nonlinear Systems Analysis - M. Vidyasagar
When M. Vidyasagar wrote the first edition of Nonlinear Systems Analysis, most control theorists considered the subject of nonlinear systems a mystery. Since then, advances in the application of differential geometric methods to nonlinear analysis have matured to a stage where every control theorist needs to possess knowledge of the basic techniques because virtually all physical systems are nonlinear in nature. The second edition provides a rigorous mathematical analysis of the behaviour of