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Focusing on Bayesian approaches and computations using simulation-based methods for inference, Time Series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference integrates mainstream approaches for time series modeling with significant recent developments in meth...

Time Series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)

How do we think about money? What caused bankers to lose sight of the economy? What caused individuals to take on mortgages that were not within their means? What irrational forces guided our decisions? And how can we recover from an economic cris...

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest whi...

General Relativity

This valuable collection of essays presents and evaluates techniques of body-mass estimation and reviews current and potential applications of body-size estimates in paleobiology. Papers discuss explicitly the errors and biases of various regressi...

Body Size in Mammalian Paleobiology: Estimation and Biological Implications

Rain of Iron and Ice shows us the unmistakable evidence-from spaceprobe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth-of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about the earth's geology and paleontology with the ag...

Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment (Helix Books)

Environmental Geology, ninth edition, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped th...

Environmental Geology

On an ordinary spring day in 1925, folks in the Midwest were going about business usual: attending school, preparing the fields, mining coal, and tending their stores. Little did they know that between 1 and 4:30 p. m. on March 18, their lives wou...

Death Rides the Sky: The Story of the 1925 Tri-State Tornado

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends -- and their amazing links to recent discov...

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Updated and expanded, this new edition is a thorough introduction to the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of 3-D seismic data. Developed from university courses, the text teaches the fundamentals of 3-D seismic theory, techniques, and a...

Elements of 3-D Seismology

From one of the world's leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite! Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life's history told not through the f...

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind

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