History and international relations : from the ancient world to the 21st century

History and International Relations examines, from a historian’s perspective, the evolution of international relations as a discipline and charts its engagement with the history of war, peace, and foreign relations from the ancient world to the present day. In three parts, it looks at the field’s development, its contribution to historical narrative, and its contemporary practice:….. Read More

Breath : the new Science of a Lost Art

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have….. Read More

Groupthink : a study in self delusion

In Groupthink, his final book, the late, eminent journalist and bestselling author Christopher Booker seeks to identify the hidden key to understanding much that is disturbing about the world today. With reference to the ideas of a Yale professor who first identified the theory, and to the writings of George Orwell from whose ‘newspeak’ the word….. Read More

Humankind : a hopeful history

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. “The Sapiens of 2020.”—The GuardianFrom the author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists comes “the riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People), the #1 Dutch bestseller Humankind, which offers a “bold” (Daniel H. Pink), “extraordinary” (Susan Cain) argument that humans thrive in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors….. Read More

Out of my skull : the psychology of boredom

No one likes to be bored. Two leading psychologists explain what causes boredom and how to listen to what it is telling you, so you can live a more engaged life. We avoid boredom at all costs. It makes us feel restless and agitated. Desperate for something to do, we play games on our phones,….. Read More

The next great migration : the story of movement on a Changing Planet

‘A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species’ NAOMI KLEIN ‘Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years’ OBSERVER ‘A dazzling tour through 300 years of scientific history’ PROSPECT ‘A hugely entertaining, life-affirming and hopeful hymn to the glorious adaptability of life on earth’ SCOTSMAN We are surrounded by stories of people….. Read More

Dostoyevsky reads Hegel in Siberia and bursts into tears

An exemplary collection of work from one of the world’s leading scholars of intellectual history. “Földényi . . . stage[s] a broad metaphysical melodrama between opposites that he pursues throughout this fierce, provoking collection (expertly translated by Ottilie Mulzet). . . . He proves himself a brilliant interpreter of the dark underside of Enlightenment ambition.”—James….. Read More

Modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems using Simscape

Modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems using Simscape

Mechatronic Systems consist of components and/or sub-systems which are from different engineering domains. For example, a solenoid valve has three domains that work in a synergistic fashion: electrical, magnetic, and mechanical (translation). Over the last few decades, engineering systems have become more and more mechatronic. Automobiles are transforming from being gasoline-powered mechanical devices to electric,….. Read More

Digital image processing using MATLAB®

Digital image processing using MATLAB®

Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB offers a balanced treatment of image processing fundamentals and the software principles used in their implementation. The book integrates material from the 4th edition of Digital Image Processing by Gonzalez and Woods, the leading textbook in the field, and Image Processing Toolbox. Image Processing Toolbox provides a stable, well-supported software environment for addressing a….. Read More