About M&C

This is the retail bookstore for Morgan & Claypool where you can purchase print books and individual eBooks. If you are looking for institutional access to our scalable digital libraries, click on the gray Institutional Users button to the right. We do things differently here. We began the “short book” revolution, and we’ve been the top provider ever since. Other publishers laughed…now they copy us. If you are looking for critical updates in COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, LIFE SCIENCE, and PHYSICS but don’t want to be inundated with information you don’t need; this is the place for you. There are still some traditional books here (like the ACM Book series), but, when you revolutionize an industry, your mantra better remain steadfast. Short books…because everyone needs information, and everyone is pressed for time, always.


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Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction
Mary Lou Maher, Lina Lee
Interactive technology is increasingly integrated with physical objects that do not have a traditional keyboard and mouse style of interaction, and many do not even have a display. These objects require new approaches to interaction design, referred to as post-WIMP (Windows, Icons, Menus, and Pointer) or as embodied interaction design...

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Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfaces
Carlos I. Calle
The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place on and near planetary surfaces. The desire to understand the electrostatic environments of planetary surfaces goes beyond scientific inquiry...

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Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, Dan Tsafrir
This book focuses on the core question of the necessary architectural support provided by hardware to efficiently run virtual machines, and of the corresponding design of the hypervisors that run them. Virtualization is still possible when the instruction set architecture lacks such support, but the hypervisor remains more complex and must rely on additional techniques...

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Quantum Robotics
Prateek Tandon, Stanley Lam, Ben Shih, Tanay Mehta, Alex Mitev
Quantum robotics is an emerging engineering and scientific research discipline that explores the application of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and related fields to robotics. This work broadly surveys advances in our scientific understanding and engineering of quantum mechanisms and how these developments are expected to impact the technical capability for robots to sense, plan, learn, and act in a dynamic environment...

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The Human Side of Engineering
John Heywood
While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that engineering is a community activity of professionals in which communication is central to the engineering task...

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A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo
Cindy Schwarz
Introduction by Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate (Harvard University)

A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz (Vassar College) clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics...

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From Tool to Partner
Jonathan Grudin
This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user-experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science,human factors, information systems, information science, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI...

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Incidental Exposure to Online News
Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Sanda Erdelez
Rapid technological changes and availability of news anywhere and at any moment have changed how people seek out news. Increasingly, consumers no longer take deliberate actions to read the news, instead stumbling upon news online. While the emergence of serendipitous news discovery online has been recognized in the literature, there is a limited understanding about how people experience this behavior...

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Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise, Second Edition
Lusha Xiang, Robert L. Hester
Exercise is the act of increasing metabolic rate for the purpose of enhancing physical fitness. Exercise can be one of the most stressful physiological responses that the body undertakes. With exercise, there are increases in metabolic rate, heart rate, blood flow (hyperemia), respiration, and heat production...

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A Guided Tour of Light Beams
David S. Simon
From science fiction death rays to supermarket scanners, lasers have become deeply embedded in our daily lives and our culture. But in recent decades the standard laser beam has evolved into an array of more specialized light beams with a variety of strange and counterintuitive properties...

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X & Y Chromosomal Variations
Carole A. Samango-Sprouse, Andrea L. Gropman
This is the first book on X and Y chromosomal disorders to address these common but rarely diagnosed conditions. This book seeks to present the latest in research and clinical care addressing neuroimaging, the interaction between hormones, brain development, and neurodevelopmental progression...

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Interactive GPU-based Visualization of Large Dynamic Particle Data
Martin Falk, Sebastian Grottel, Michael Krone, Guido Reina
With increasing data set sizes in terms of particle numbers, interactive high-quality visualization is a challenging task. This is especially true for dynamic data or abstract representations that are based on the raw particle data. This book covers direct particle visualization using simple glyphs as well as abstractions that are application-driven such as clustering and aggregation...

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Regulation of Tissue Oxygenation, Second Edition
Roland Pittman
This book describes various aspects of the regulation of tissue oxygenation, including the roles of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and blood, the carrier of oxygen within these components of the cardiorespiratory system. The respiratory system takes oxygen from the atmosphere and transports it by diffusion from the air in the alveoli to the blood flowing through the pulmonary capillaries...

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The Cerebral Circulation, Second Edition
Marilyn J. Cipolla
This book reviews special features of the cerebral circulation and how they contribute to the physiology of the brain. It describes structural and functional properties of the cerebral circulation that are unique to the brain, an organ with high metabolic demands and the need for tight water and ion homeostasis...

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Selective Photonic Disinfection
Shaw-Wei David Tsen, Kong-Thon Tsen
Pathogens such as viruses and bacteria are among the greatest threats to human health worldwide. In today's era of population growth and international travel, new technologies are desperately needed to combat the spread of known and emerging pathogens...

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