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1. Elegant Defense, An, The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System
National Bestseller * The essential book to read to understand your immune system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
The Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist "explicates for the lay reader the intricate biology of our immune system" (Jerome Groopman, MD, New York Review of Books)
New York Times science reporter Matt Richtel's An Elegant Defense illuminates the human immune system as never before, uniquely entwining intimate patient stories with science’s centuries-long quest to unlock the mysteries of sickness...
The emergence of nanoscience portends a revolution in technology that will soon impact virtually every facet of our technological lives. Yet there is little understanding of what it is among the educated public and often among scientists and engineers in other disciplines. Furthermore, despite the emergence of undergraduate courses on the subject, no basic textbooks exist.
Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies bridges the gap between detailed technical publications that are beyond the grasp of nonspecialists and p...
3. Basic Environmental Technology
Now fully updated, Basic Environmental Technology, Sixth Edition emphasizes applications while presenting fundamental concepts in clear, simple language. It covers a broad range of environmental topics clearly and thoroughly, giving students a solid foundation for further study and workplace success. This edition adds new coverage of environmental sustainability, integrated water management, low impact development, green building design, advanced water purification, dual water systems, new pipeline materials, hydraulic fracturing, ...
4. Build Your Own Drone Manual
Build Your Own Drone Manual provides practical advice and step-by-step procedures to enable the reader to build a basic, affordable, DIY drone. Suggested designs for two drones will included - both fixed wing and multiple-rotary wing...
5. Python Crash Course
This is the second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition is a straightforward introduction to the core of Python programming. Author Eric Matthes dispenses with the sort of tedious, unnecessary information that can get in the way of learning how to program, choosing instead to provide a foundation in general programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Three real world projects in the second part of the book allow readers to apply their knowledge in useful ways...
6. Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach
This easy-to-understand book illustrates practical applications using circuits the user will face in the design engineer field. Electronics Workbench CD-ROM included contains Electronics Workbench Version 5 and EWB Multisim Version 6 circuit data files, as well as solutions to the in-text Altera and Xilinx examples–providing users with additional reinforcement and feedback concerning exercises and problems. Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs); Timing waveforms; MultiSIM simulations of digital circuit applications; Computer generated...
7. Guide to the Most Common Internal Medicine Workups and Diseases
This guide was created to simplify, yet cover in detail, the most COMMON workups and diseases seen in the field of Internal Medicine. It is perfect for 3rd or 4th year medical students, interns and residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and even attendings. It is designed to be small enough to bring with you to work to use as a reference book, but also to be used as a study tool for high yield testing points. It starts with common symptoms and their workups and management, such as shortness of breath and chest pain a...
8. Programming Robots with ROS
Want to develop novel robot applications, but don’t know how to write a mapping or object-recognition system? You’re not alone, but you’re certainly not without help. By combining real-world examples with valuable knowledge from the Robot Operating System (ROS) community, this practical book provides a set of motivating recipes for solving specific robotics use cases.
Ideal for enthusiasts, from students in robotics clubs to professional robotics scientists and engineers, each recipe describes a complete solution using ROS open sou...
9. Getting Started with Arduino
Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here!
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino dev...
10. Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care
Primary care clinicians are performing more varied procedures than ever before, and physicians, residents, and students need a comprehensive, authoritative resource that provides trusted information in an easy-to-follow format. Through three outstanding editions, Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care has been the go-to reference for step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care providers. This 4th Edition continues t...
11. Understanding Thermodynamics
Grappling with the first and second laws of thermodynamics can test the intellectual mettle of even the most dedicated student of the physical sciences. Approaching the subject for the first time may raise more queries and doubts than are usually handled in the basic, straightforward textbook.
Based on a series of lectures delivered to 500 sophomore engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Van Neers clear, lucid treatment is readily comprehensible by undergraduate-level science and engineering students. His la...
12. ROS Robotics Projects
Nowadays, heavy industrial robots placed in workcells are being replaced by new age robots called cobots, which don't need workcells. They are used in manufacturing, retail, banks, energy, and healthcare, among other domains. One of the major reasons for this rapid growth in the robotics market is the introduction of an open source robotics framework called the Robot Operating System (ROS).
This book covers projects in the latest ROS distribution, ROS Melodic Morenia with Ubuntu Bionic (18.04). Starting with the fundamentals, this...
13. Robot Building for Beginners
"I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start."--David Cook
Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition provides basic, practical knowledge on getting started in amateur robotics. There is a mix of content: from serious reference tables and descriptions to personal stories and humorous bits.
The robot described and built in this book is...
14. Modern Electronic Circuits Reference Manual
Wiring diagrams show circuits for amplifiers, antennas, analog-to-digital conversion, data transmission, fiber optics, frequency modulation, multiplexers, oscillators, pulse generators, switching, televisions, transceivers, and transmitters
15. Stock Investing For Dummies
New ideas, strategies and resources to help you prosper in both up and down markets
This new edition of Stock Investing for Dummies gives you proven strategies for selecting the stock of solid, winning companies and help you build your portfolio for either growth, cashflow (dividends) or both. Long-term stock investing has been a reliable and foundational part of most wealth-building plans for over a century and you can benefit from profitable, actionable tactics, tips and successful strategies in this edition.
You will be able to...
16. The House of Kennedy
The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price.
Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller...
17. Because Internet, Understanding the New Rules of Language
Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.
Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, f...
18. Introduction to Infrastructure
Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering breaks new ground in preparing civil and environmental engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The authors use the infrastructure that is all around us to introduce students to civil and environmental engineering, demonstrating how all the parts of civil and environmental engineering are interrelated to help students see the "big picture" in the first or second year of the curriculum.
Students learn not only the what of the infrast...
19. Exploring Arduino
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more usingArduino
Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses thepopular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teachyou about topics in electrical engineering, programming, andhuman-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or anengineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walkyou through useful, artistic, and educational exercises thatgradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, thebook shares best p...
20. Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems
This book is the first technical overview of autonomous vehicles written for a general computing and engineering audience. The authors share their practical experiences of creating autonomous vehicle systems. These systems are complex, consisting of three major subsystems: (1) algorithms for localization, perception, and planning and control; (2) client systems, such as the robotics operating system and hardware platform; and (3) the cloud platform, which includes data storage, simulation, high-definition (HD) mapping, and deep lea...
21. Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach with VHDL
Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach with VHDL, Ninth Edition, offers students an easy-to-learn-from resource that emphasizes practical application of circuit design, operation, and troubleshooting. Over 1,000 annotated color figures help explain circuit operation or emphasize critical components and input/output criteria. Throughout the text, the author employs a step-by-step approach that takes students from theory to example to application of the concepts. Over all nine editions, Kleitz has consistently sought out student f...
22. The C# Player's Guide
The C# Player's Guide (3rd Edition) is the ultimate guide for people starting out with C#, whether you are new to programming, or an experienced vet. This guide takes you from your journey's beginning, through the most challenging parts of programming in C#, and does so in a way that is casual, informative, and fun.This version of the book is updated for C# 7.0 and Visual Studio 2017 Get off the ground quickly, with a gentle introduction to C#, Visual Studio, and a step-by-step walkthrough and explanation of how to make your first...
23. Handbook of Silicon Photonics
The development of integrated silicon photonic circuits has recently been driven by the Internet and the push for high bandwidth as well as the need to reduce power dissipation induced by high data-rate signal transmission. To reach these goals, efficient passive and active silicon photonic devices, including waveguide, modulators, photodetectors, multiplexers, light sources, and various subsystems, have been developed that take advantage of state-of-the-art silicon technology.
Suitable for both specialists and newcomers, Handbook...
24. Arduino For Dummies
Bring your ideas to life with the latest Arduino hardware and software
Arduino is an affordable and readily available hardware development platform based around an open source, programmable circuit board. You can combine this programmable chip with a variety of sensors and actuators to sense your environment around you and control lights, motors, and sound. This flexible and easy-to-use combination of hardware and software can be used to create interactive robots, product prototypes and electronic artwork, whether you’re an artist...
25. How To Implement Lean Manufacturing
Cutting-edge Lean manufacturing strategies
Thoroughly updated with the latest trends and new global case studies, How to Implement Lean Manufacturing, Second Edition, explains how to implement this powerful formula for eliminating waste, controlling quality and inventory, and improving overall performance across an enterprise environment. The book addresses the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture challenges.
This practical guide describes the Toyota Production System (TPS) and specifies the distinct...
26. Mathematical Physics
What sets this volume apart from other mathematics texts is its emphasis on mathematical tools commonly used by scientists and engineers to solve real-world problems. Using a unique approach, it covers intermediate and advanced material in a manner appropriate for undergraduate students. Based on author Bruce Kusse's course at the Department of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, Mathematical Physics begins with essentials such as vector and tensor algebra, curvilinear coordinate systems, complex variables, Fouri...
27. Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2
This second volume of the Arduino Project Handbook delivers 25 more beginner-friendly electronics projects. Get up and running with a crash course on the Arduino, and then pick any project that sparks your interest and start making!
Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, a troubleshooting section, and the complete code to bring your build to life. With just the Arduino board and a handful of components, you’ll make gadgets like a rainbow light display, noise-lev...
28. Beginning Java Programming
Beginning Java Programming: The Object Oriented Approach is a straightforward resource for getting started with one of the world's most enduringly popular programming languages. Based on classes taught by the authors, the book starts with the basics and gradually builds into more advanced concepts. The approach utilizes an integrated development environment that allows readers to immediately apply what they learn, and includes step-by-step instruction with plenty of sample programs. Each chapter contains exercises based on real-wor...
29. Fundamentals of Physics
Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.
The book begins...
30. Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy
This textbook is a practical guide to the application of the philosophy and principles of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) in the practice of medicine, and the key role nutrition plays in restoring and maintaining wellness. The textbook provides an overview of recent reviews and studies of physiological and biochemical contributions to IFMNT and address nutritional influences in human heath overall, including poor nutrition, genomics, environmental toxicant exposures, fractured human interactions, limite...
31. Basics of Mechanical Engineering
Basics of Mechanical Engineering systematically develops the concepts and principles essential for understanding engineering thermodynamics, mechanics and strength of materials. This book is meant for first year B.Tech students of various technical universities. It will also be helpful for candidates preparing for various competitive examinations. In Basics of Mechanical Engineering Each chapter includes problems selected from university examination papers and question banks. Exhaustive question bank on theory problems at the end o...
32. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine
Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine.
The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning...
33. Programming in Visual Basic 2010
This is an introduction to programming using Microsoft's Visual Basic.NET 2010. It is intended for novice programmers with little or no programming experience or no experience with Visual Basic. The text emphasizes programming logic and good programming techniques with generous explanations of programming concepts written from a non-technical point of view. It stresses input, processing, and output and sequence, selection, and repetition in code development. File I/O and arrays are included. Later chapters introduce objects, event ...
34. Getting Started with Drones
Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!...
35. Structural Analysis
Structural Analysis, 10th Edition, presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Through its reader-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice.
The text is designed to ensure those taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transm...
37. C++ All-in-One For Dummies
C++ is the workhorse of programming languages and remains one of the most widely used programming languages today. It's cross-platform, multi-functional, and updates are typically open-source. The language itself is object-oriented, offering you the utmost control over data usage, interface, and resource allocation. If your job involves data, C++ proficiency makes you indispensable.
C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your number-one handbook to C++ mastery. Author John Paul Mueller is a recognized authority in the computer...
38. Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis introduces, engineering and architectural students, to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including: beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The content in this textbook covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. Although it is assumed that readers have completed basic courses in statics and strength of materials, the basi...
39. Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials
Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials addresses advances in all aspects of manufacturing, clearly presenting comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced coverage of the fundamentals of materials and processes. With the Sixth Edition, youll learn to properly assess the capabilities, limitations, and potential of manufacturing processes and their competitive aspects. The authors present information that motivates and challenges for understanding and developing an appreciation of the vital importance of manufacturing in the ...
40. Introduction to C# Joes 2 Pros
Learning to program is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in the world of computers! Instead of just using programs written by others, you can start to write your own programs. Many people realize that the easiest way to learn is by seeing and doing. Introduction to C# takes this easy to follow approach, with lots of opportunity to practice, plenty of pictures to verify your work, easy to follow explanations, and plenty of sample code to examine. In no time at all, you can start writing simple programs of your own d...
41. Calculus, Early Transcendentals
Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With CALCULUS, Eighth Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course!..
42. Gordis Epidemiology
From the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and continuing in the tradition of award-winning educator and epidemiologist Dr. Leon Gordis, comes the fully revised 6th Edition of Gordis Epidemiology. This bestselling text provides a solid introduction to basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice, highlighted by real-world examples throughout. New coverage includes expanded information on genetic epidemiology, epidemiology and public policy, and ethical ...
43. Basic Communications Electronics
Basic Communications Electronics explains analog electronic devices and circuits -- how they work and how they are used to build communications systems. Emphasis on semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs). For anyone who wants to understand analog electronics and wireless communications. End-of-chapter quizzes and problem sets reinforce learning. Includes many worked-out examples and detailed illustrations within the text...
44. Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering
From the leading authors in the field, Michael Moran, Howard Shapiro, Bruce Munson, and David DeWitt, comes an integrated introductory presentation of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The unifying theme is the application of these priciples in thermal systems engineering. Responding to pressures to reduce credit hours in the curriculum and to ABET-inspired objectives for more integrated treatment of engineering topics, this text surveys the field of thermal sciences with an emphasis on applications to thermal sys...
45. Ordinary Differential Equations
This unusually well-written, skillfully organized introductory text provides an exhaustive survey of ordinary differential equations — equations which express the relationship between variables and their derivatives. In a disarmingly simple, step-by-step style that never sacrifices mathematical rigor, the authors — Morris Tenenbaum of Cornell University, and Harry Pollard of Purdue University — introduce and explain complex, critically-important concepts to undergraduate students of mathematics, engineering and the sciences...
46. Digestive System Tumours
Digestive System Tumours is the first volume in the fifth edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumors. This series (also known as the WHO Blue Books) is regarded as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumors and comprises a unique synthesis of histopathological diagnosis with digital and molecular pathology. These authoritative and concise reference books provide indispensable international standards for anyone involved in the care of patients with cancer or in cancer research, underpinning individual patient...
47. Learn Robotics Programming
We live in an age where the most difficult human tasks are now automated. Smart and intelligent robots, which will perform different tasks precisely and efficiently, are the requirement of the hour. A combination of Raspberry Pi and Python works perfectly when making these kinds of robots.
Learn Robotics Programming starts by introducing you to the basic structure of a robot, along with how to plan, build, and program it. As you make your way through the book, you will gradually progress to adding different outputs and sensors, lea...
48. Make, High-Power Rockets
Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines...
49. Arduino Workshop
The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you.
In Arduino Workshop, you'll learn how these add-ons work and how to integrate them into your own projects. You'll start off with an overview of the Arduino system but quickly move...
50. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology
Expertly bridging the gap between basic science and clinical information, Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 14th Edition, brings together an outstanding collection of world-renowned authors to provide authoritative discussions of the full spectrum of adult and pediatric endocrine system disorders. New chapters and significant revisions throughout keep you up to date with recent advances in medications, therapies, clinical trials, and more. This essential reference is a must-have resource for endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons,...