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Works: 1,308 works in 1,313 publications in 1 language and 1,464 library holdings
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Classifications: PA3131, 576.839
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User behavior and technology development shaping sustainable relations between consumers and technologies by Peter-Paul Verbeek( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Environmental policy has long been determined by a dichotomy between technology and behavior. This book aims to create a conceptual basis for analyzing interactions between technology and behavior, and to provide insights that are relevant to technology design and environmental policy, from an interdisciplinary perspective
Seriation, stratigraphy, and index fossils the backbone of archaeological dating by Michael J O'Brien( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
It is difficult for today's students of archaeology to imagine an era when chronometric dating methods were unavailable. However, even a casual perusal of the large body of literature that arose during the first half of the twentieth century reveals a battery of clever methods used to determine the relative ages of archaeological phenomena, often with considerable precision. Stratigraphic excavation is perhaps the best known of the various relative-dating methods used by prehistorians. Although there are several techniques of using artifacts from superposed strata to measure time, these are rarely if ever differentiated. Rather, common practice is to categorize them under the heading `stratigraphic excavation'. This text distinguishes among the several techniques and argues that stratigraphic excavation tends to result in discontinuous measures of time - a point little appreciated by modern archaeologists. Although not as well known as stratigraphic excavation, two other methods of relative dating have figured important in Americanist archaeology: seriation and the use of index fossils. The latter (like stratigraphic excavation) measures time discontinuously, while the former - in various guises - measures time continuously. Perhaps no other method used in archaeology is as misunderstood as seriation, and the authors provide detailed descriptions and examples of each of its three different techniques. Each method and technique of relative dating is placed in historical perspective, with particular focus on developments in North America, an approach that allows a more complete understanding of the methods described, both in terms of analytical technique and disciplinary history. This text will appeal to all archaeologists, from graduate students to seasoned professionals, who want to learn more about the backbone of archaeological dating
An introduction to partial differential equations by Michael Renardy( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Partial differential equations (PDEs) are fundamental to the modeling of natural phenomena, arising in every field of science. Consequently, the desire to understand the solutions of these equations has always had a prominent place in the efforts of mathematicians; it has inspired such diverse fields as complex function theory, functional analysis, and algebraic topology. Like algebra, topology, and rational mechanics, PDEs are a core area of mathematics." "This book aims to provide the background necessary to initiate work on a Ph.D. thesis in PDEs for beginning graduate students. Prerequisites include a truly advanced calculus course and basic complex variables. Lebesgue integration is needed only in Chapter 10, and the necessary tools from functional analysis are developed within the course. The book can be used to teach a variety of different courses."--BOOK JACKET
Buried waste in the seabed acoustic imaging and bio-toxicity : results from the European SITAR Project by Philippe Blondel( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This work details the results of an EU funded effort to tackle the problems of buried sea waste and find innovative new ways to identify and map toxic waste sites
Groundwater resource evaluation, augmentation, contamination, restoration, modeling and management by M Thangarajan( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Light scattering reviews single and multiple light scattering by Alex A Kokhanovsky( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Consists of 3 chapters with 10 contributions. The first chapter is devoted to the study of light scattering by a single particle. The second chapter is aimed at the investigation of multiple light scattering and radiative transfer. The last chapter is devoted to the applications of light scattering techniques in combustion and marine research
Vegetation-climate interaction : how vegetation makes the global environment by J. M Adams( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"This book addresses the important - but often neglected - issue of vegetation interactions with climate. Although the subject of vegetation-climate interaction is a relatively young area of study, it is a compelling issue scientifically and is also of importance for land management practices. This book provides a readable, accessible account of the way in which the world's plant life in part controls its own environment."--BOOK JACKET
If the universe is teeming with aliens ... where is everybody? : fifty solutions to the Fermi paradox and the problem of extraterrestrial life by Stephen Webb( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: During a lunchtime conversation at Los Alamos more than 50 years ago, four world-class scientists agreed, given the size and age of the Universe, that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations simply had to exist. The sheer numbers demanded it. But one of the four, the renowned physicist and back-of-the-envelope calculator Enrico Fermi, asked the telling question: If the extraterrestrial life proposition is true, he wondered, "Where is everybody?" In this lively and thought-provoking book, Stephen Webb presents a detailed discussion of the 50 most cogent and intriguing answers to Fermi's famous question, divided into three distinct groups: Aliens are already here among us. Here are answers ranging from Leo Szilard's, that they are already here and we know them as Hungarians, to those who claim that aliens built Stonehenge and the Easter Island statues. Aliens exist, but have not yet communicated. The theories in this camp range widely, from those who believe we simply don't have the technologies to receive or interpret their signals, to those who believe the enormities of space and time work against communication, to those who believe they're actively hiding from us. Aliens do not exist. Here are the doubters' arguments, from the Rare Earth theory to the author's own closely argued and cogently stated skepticism. The proposed solutions run the gamut from the crackpot to the highly serious, but all deserve our consideration. The varieties of arguments -- from first-rate scientists, philosophers and historians, and science fiction authors -- turn out to be astonishing, entertaining, and vigorous intellectual exercises for any reader interested in science and the sheer pleasure of speculative thinking
Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments by Danny D Reible( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Reclaiming the land rethinking Superfund institutions, methods, and practices by Gregg P Macey( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Its contributors include scholars and practitioners representing many decades of experience with the Superfund program as well as a variety of disciplines."--Jacket
Physical oceanography developments since 1950 by Markus Jochum( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The editor's aim is to provide current scientists as well as future generations with a historical overview of the developments in physical oceanography over the last four decades. To that end, several people that have played major roles over the last years will contribute chapters on respectively oceanographic observations, theory of physical oceanography and modelling. The book will illustrate how research is conducted in physical oceanography, which methods are being used, what the results are and how these as well as various ideas are being communicated, between the different branches in physical oceanography
A life cycle for clusters? the dynamics of agglomeration, change, and adaptation by Kerstin Press( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The phenomenon of non-random spatial concentrations of firms in one or few related sectors (clusters) is intensively debated in economic theory and policy. This book studies the determinants of cluster survival by analyzing their adaptability to change in the economic environment. It links theoretic knowledge with empirical observations
Solar activity and earth's climate by Rasmus E Benestad( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Introduces the subject of solar activity and the connection with Earth's climate. This book commences with a review of the historical progress on the understanding of the solar-terrestrial connection and moves on to an objective scrutiny of the various hypothesis. It focuses on how knowledge about the solar cycle and Earth's climate is obtained
Remote sensing of aquatic coastal ecosystem processes science and management applications ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Antarctica contributions to global earth sciences : proceedings of the IX International Symposium of Antarctic Earth Sciences Potsdam, 2003 by Dieter Fütterer( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Contains sixty articles arranged in eight thematic sections refering to geological and geophysical results of Antarctic research. This book considers the Precambrian of the East Antarctic shield and its geological history, as well as sub-ice topography, geophysics and stratigraphy, sedimentology, and geophysics of the surrounding Southern Ocean
The Black experience in the Civil War South by Stephen V Ash( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This book is a study of the Southern black wartime experience. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this thematically organized book does justice to the richness of its subject, looking at the lives of blacks in the Confederate states and the non-seceding Southern states; at blacks on farms and plantations and in towns and cities; at blacks employed in industry and the military; and at black men, women, and children. Drawing on memoirs, autobiographies, and other original source materials, the author details the experiences of blacks who took up residence in Union "contraband camps" and on free-labor plantations and those who enlisted in the Union army. He introduces individuals who escaped from slavery, as well as the small minority of Southern blacks who were free when the war began. Most significantly, this revealing study deals not only with those who gained freedom during the war, but those whose freedom came only after the conflict's end
The calculus of variations by B Van Brunt( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The calculus of variations has a long history of interaction with other branches of mathematics, such as geometry and differential equations, and with physics, particularly mechanics. More recently, the calculus of variations has found applications in other fields such as economics and electrical engineering. Much of the mathematics underlying control theory, for instance, can be regarded as part of the calculus of variations. This book is an introductory account of the calculus of variations suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics, or engineering. The mathematical background assumed of the reader is a course in multivariable calculus, and some familiarity with the elements of real analysis and ordinary differential equations. The book focuses on variational problems that involve one independent variable. The fixed endpoint problem and problems with constraints are discussed in detail. In addition, more advanced topics such as the inverse problem, eigenvalue problems, separability conditions for the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, and Noether's theorem are discussed. The text contains numerous examples to illustrate key concepts along with problems to help the student consolidate the material. The book can be used as a textbook for a one semester course on the calculus of variations, or as a book to supplement a course on applied mathematics or classical mechanics. Bruce van Brunt is Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand. He is the author of The Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral, with Michael Carter, and has been teaching the calculus of variations to undergraduate and graduate students for several years
Greek tragic theatre by Rush Rehm( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The second half of the book examines four exemplary plays, Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus, and Euripides' Suppliant Women and Ion. Avoiding the critical tradition, Rehm focuses on how each tragedy unfolds in performance, generating different relationships between the characters (and chorus) on stage and the audience in the theatre
Natural disasters as interactive components of global-ecodynamics by K. I︠A︡ Kondratʹev( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive survey of our present-day understanding of large-scale natural catastrophes and their relation to interactive global ecodynamics provides a new approach to the study of global environmental changes. For the first time, all the information available from a wide range of differing disciplines is brought together. The theory of catastrophes is well developed in mathematics, but its application to the description of events and processes in the real environment requires the use of methods of system analysis, and it is this technique that is demonstrated in this book."--P. [4] of cover
Prostacyclin and its receptors by Helen Wise( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In addition to its well known anti-platelet and hypotensive properties, prostacyclin activates neuronal receptors in the central, enteric and sensory nervous systems. This volume discusses the properties of prostacyclin receptors in the cardiovascular and nervous systems, as well as in cells involved in inflammatory reactions. The chemistry and pharmacology of prostacyclin mimetics are also explored, higlighting their therapeutic value
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