Introductions are in order!

Still thinking about what you want to study? Looking for an easy intro to a new subject? The DeLaMare Library presents this virtual book display, introductory texts on a wide variety of STEM topics from neuroscience to sustainable energy. Whether you’re figuring out what you want to do in life or are just indulging your curiosity, this curated collection has something that will interest you!

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Book cover for Bringing Fossils to Life : An Introduction to Paleobiology

Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

Authors: Prothero, Donald R.

A leading textbook in the field, Bringing Fossils to Life discusses of new methodologies for study and new insights on the origin and early evolution of life.

Book cover for Computer Security and Encryption : An Introduction

Computer Security and Encryption: An Introduction

Author: Chauhan, S. R.; Jangra, S.

This book describes various aspects of cryptography and system security, with a particular emphasis on the use of rigorous security models and practices in the design of networks and systems.

Book cover for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Author: Larose, Daniel T.; Larose, Chantal D.

Learn methods of data analysis and their application to real-world data sets This updated second edition serves as an introduction to data mining methods and models.

Book cover of Fundamentals and Prospects of Catalysis

Fundamentals and Prospects of Catalysis

Author: Patra, Goutam Kumar; Thakur, Santosh Singh

Fundamentals and Prospects of Catalysis highlights many important topics and sub-disciplines in catalysis by presenting 7 chapters on different but varied catalytic processes.

Book cover for Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide

Author: Gage, Nicole M.; Baars, Bernard

Both academically rigorous and engaging, this test is a comprehensive beginner's guide on how the brain functions when we learn, act, feel, speak and socialize.

Book cover of Fundamentals of Electronics 1: Electronic Components and Elementary Functions

Fundamentals of Electronics 1: Electronic Components and Elementary Functions

Author: Muret, Pierre

Fundamentals of Electronics presents a comprehensive treatise of the evolution of electronics for the reader to grasp both fundamental concepts and the associated practical applications through examples and exercises.

Book cover of Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Authors: Allen, Edward; Thallon, Rob; Schreyer, Alexander C.

This revision of the definitive textbook on residential construction offers an in-depth look at the procedures and materials that are specific to home building, featuring current explanations of today’s construction systems.

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Highway Engineering

Authors: Rogers, Martin; Enright, Bernard

The repair, renovation and replacement of highway infrastructure is a core element of civil engineering. This book covers basic theory and practice to provide a solid basis for students and trainees.

Book cover of Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks

Authors: Park, Graham

 Graham Park's introductory book is a key resource for those looking for a straightforward explanation of what geology tells us about the world. An ideal primer for aspiring earth scientists!

Book cover of Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis

Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis

Author: Ergul, Ozgur

A concise and original presentation of the fundamentals for 'new to the subject' electrical engineers, this book covers essential components and fundamentals taken from the author’s own teaching experience.

Book cover of Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

Author: Humi, Mayer

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling helps students master the processes used by experts to model real-world problems, including the challenges posed by space exploration, climate change, chaotic dynamical systems and more.

Book cover of Introduction to Modern Virology

Introduction to Modern Virology

Author: Dimmock, Nigel J.; Easton, Andrew J.; Leppard, Keith N.

Praised for its clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology provides a broad introduction to the nature of viruses, their interactions with hosts, and how these lead to disease.

Book cover of Introduction to Population Ecology

Introduction to Population Ecology

Authors: Rockwood, Larry L.

Introduction to Population Ecology presents a wide variety of field and laboratory examples, botanical to zoological, from the tropics to the tundra, to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology.

Book cover of Introduction to Steels: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Introduction to Steels: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Authors: Angelo, P. C.; Ravisankar, B.

Introduction to Steels explores the structure, properties, and applications of various steel grades through nine chapters, aimed primarily at engineering students new to metallurgy.

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Introduction to Systems Ecology

Author: Jorgensen, Sven

Possibly the first textbook to present a practically applicable ecosystems theory, Introduction to Systems Ecology helps readers understand how ecosystems work and how they react to disturbances.

Book cover of Learn Python Programming: An in-Depth Introduction to the Fundamentals of Python

Learn Python Programming: An in-Depth Introduction to the Fundamentals of Python

Author: Romano, Fabrizio; Kruger, Heinrich

Get up and running with Python 3.9 through concise tutorials and practical projects in this practical guide for newcomers and experienced programmers alike!

Book cover of Modern Organic Synthesis: An Introduction

Modern Organic Synthesis: An Introduction

Author: Zweifel, George S.; Nantz, Michael H.; Somfai, Péter

This book bridges the gap between sophomore and advanced level organic chemistry courses, providing students with a necessary background to begin research in either an industry or academic environment.

Book cover of Nature's Machines: An Introduction to Organismal Biomechanics

Nature's Machines: An Introduction to Organismal Biomechanics

Author: Alexander, David E.

Nature's Machines: An Introduction to Organismal Biomechanics presents the fundamental principles of biomechanics in a concise, accessible way while maintaining necessary rigor.

Book cover of Our Energy Future: Introduction to Renewable Energy and Biofuels

Our Energy Future: Introduction to Renewable Energy and Biofuels

Authors: Jones, Carla S.; Mayfield, Stephen P.

"Our Energy Future" is an introductory textbook for a college course in energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and related issues involved in building a sustainable energy future.

Book cover of Probability: A Brief Introduction

Probability: A Brief Introduction

Author: Castagnoli, Erio; Cigola, Margherita; Peccati, Lorenzo

Probability plays a significant roll in many fields, from Economics to management science and even Law. This book helps students grasp basic concepts and improve probabilistic literacy.

Book cover of The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work

The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work

Authors: Huegel, Craig N.

Huegel equips budding botanists, ecologists, and even the most novice gardeners with the knowledge that will help them understand and foster plants of all types.

Book cover of What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Author: Bennett, Jeffrey

Amply illustrated and clearly written, Jeff Bennett proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives readers a taste of how relativity works and its scientific importance

Book cover of Wind Science and Engineering: Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements

Wind Science and Engineering: Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements

Authors: Solari, Giovanni

This book provides an essential overview of wind science and engineering, taking readers on a journey through the origins, developments, fundamentals, recent advancements, and latest trends in this broad field.

Book cover of Wind Turbine Technology

Wind Turbine Technology

Authors: Jha, A. R.; Jha, Ph.D.; Jha, Ph.D., A. R.

Highlighting the capabilities, limitations, and benefits of wind power, Wind Turbine Technology gives you a complete introduction and overview of wind turbine technology and wind farm design and development.