Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during March 2018

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IV Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories : Torremolinos, Málaga. España, septiembre 28-octubre 2, 2015
editores de las memorias, M.D. Caballero-García, S.B. Pandey, D. Hiriart y A.J. Castro-Tirado
Ciudad de México, México : Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, [2016]
New HW and SW development -- Real-time and off-line analysis pipelines -- Scientific results obtained at robotic observatories -- Telescope and observatory control systems -- Transient detection and classification -- Wide-field imaging efforts -- Space surveillance and tracking -- Future strategies -- Related issues.

"Six years after the First Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, the number of automatic astronomical facilities worldwide continues to grow, and the level of robotisation, autonomy, and networking is increasing as well, with further strong impact in many astrophysical fields, like the search for extra-solar planets, the monitoring of variable stars in our Galaxy, the study of active galactic nuclei, the detection and monitoring of supernovae, and the immediate follow-up of high-energy transients such as gamma-ray bursts. The manuscripts published in these Conference Series of the Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica are the fruit of the IV Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories held in Torremolinos, Málaga (Spain) on September 28 - October 2, 2015. The main focus of the workshop was to deal with the new and existing astronomical facilities whose goal is to observe a wide variety of astrophysical targets with no (or very little) human interaction. The workshop became an international forum for researchers to summarise the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last two years."--Preface.
Kresge QB1 .R382 v.48

Cantos de Mesoamérica : Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, Ciudad de México, México noviembre 10-13, 2009
editores de las memorias José Daniel Flores Gutiérrez y Rosalba Nieto Calleja
Ciudad de México, México : Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, [2016]
When heavens speak / Alfonso Arellano Hernández -- Scorpio and long-distance trade in Mesoamerica / Bernd Fahmel Beyer -- Symbolism of solstices in Mesoamerican cosmovision / Yolotl González Torres -- Profiling classic Maya skywatchers / Stanislaw Iwaniszewski -- 1-Tochtli, 2-Acatl survivals of the New Fire Ceremony 1558/1559; 1610/1611 / Arnold Lebeuf -- Astronomical use of Cerro Sacromonte / María de Lourdes López Camacho -- Notes about Alta Vista in Chalchihuites, Zacatecas / Ismael Arturo Montero García -- The hand of God in Socaire / Ricardo Moyano -- Eclipse count, calculation or prediction according to the Huichapan Codex / Rossana Quiroz Ennis -- Possible representations of constellations in the rock art of the Basin of Mexico / Francisco Rivas Castro -- Myths and Prehispanic astronomy : a look from the colonial perspective / María Elena Ruiz Gallut.

"To approach the comprehension of Mesoamerican astronomical signs, it is necessary to establish correlations among many essential concepts of modern astronomy and the numerous culture expressions. Thus, through the study of Mesoamerican signs and the pursuit of their astronomical signifiers, we have learned to recognize certain iconographic aspects that summarize the methods of recording observed astronomical phenomena, which were of interest to human groups in the prehispanic past. All this includes the existence of various levels of astronomical information contained in the Mesoamerican material culture, manifested through different indicators: type of calendrical codices; orientation of plinths and buildings; rock art such as petroglyphs and astronomical markers; architectural works and the great diversity of signs immersed in the prehispanic arts as sculpture and mural painting. So, with the purpose of bringing together the diverse views on the study of the Mesoamerica and appreciate the importance of the prehispanic astronomical science, the Instituto de Astronomı́a and the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas of the Universidad Nacional Aut́onoma de México (UNAM), and the Dirección de Estudios Arqueológicos and the Coordinación Nacional de Difusión of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologı́a e Historia (INAH), with seven decades of protection and recovery of cultural heritage of Mexico, with the support of their directors José Franco, Carlos Serrano, Luis Alberto Martos and Benito Taibo Mahojo, respectively, joined efforts to organize the meeting Cantos de Mesoámerica during the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (10 to 13 November)."--Preface.
Kresge QB1 .R382 v.47

Geology of the Greenwood quadrangle, Arkansas-Oklahoma,
Haley, Boyd Raymond, 1922-
[Little Rock] Arkansas Geological Commission, 1968
Kresge QE 87 .A3 no.18-20F

Information circular
Little Rock
Kresge QE87 .A3

Geology of the Coal Hill, Hartman, and Clarksville quadrangles, Johnson County and vicinity, Arkansas,
Merewether, E. A. 1930-
[Little Rock] Arkansas Geological Commission, 1969
Kresge QE 87 .A3 no.20H-20J

Geology of the Van Buren and Lavaca quadrangles, Arkansas-Oklahoma
Haley, Boyd Raymond, 1922-
[Little Rock] : Arkansas Geological Commission, 1972
Kresge QE 87 .A3 no.20H-20J

Mixed-phase clouds : observations and modeling
edited by Constantin Andronache
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2018
Front Cover; Mixed-phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1. Observations; 2. Modeling; 3. Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; Part 1: Observations; Chapter 2: Ice Nucleation in Mixed-Phase Clouds; 1. The Relevance of Ice Nucleation to Mixed-Phase Clouds; 1.1. Modes of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation; 1.2. Ice Nucleation in the Atmosphere; 1.3. Ice Nucleation in Mixed-Phase Clouds; 2. Experimental Methods for Examining Ice Nucleation; 2.1. Wet Dispersion Methods; 2.2. Dry Dispersion Methods; 3. Nucleation Theory.
Kresge QC921.5 .M59 2018

Base-flow recession characteristics and seasonal low-flow frequency characteristics for Missouri streams
Skelton, John, 1934-
Rolla : Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, 1970
Kresge GB 705 .M8 M56 no.26-30

Subsurface geology of pre-everton rocks in northern Arkansas
Caplan, W. M
Little Rock : The Commission, 1960
Kresge QE87 .A3 no.21 1960

Geology of a uranium-bearing black shale of Late Devonian age in north-central Arkansas,
Swanson, Vernon E. 1922-1992
[Little Rock] Arkansas Geological and Conservation Commission, 1962
Kresge QE87 .A3 no.22 1962

Processes and ore deposits of ultramafic-mafic magmas through space and time
edited by Sisir K. Mondal and William L. Griffin
Oxford, UK : Elsevier, [2018]
Global- to deposit-scale controls on orthomagmatic Ni-Cu(-PGE) and PGE reef ore formation -- Review of predictive and detective exploration tools for magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits, with a focus on komatiite-related systems in western Australia -- Metallic ore deposits associated with mafic to ultramafic igneous rocks -- Mixing and unmixing in the Bushveld complex magma chamber -- Secular change of chromite concentration processes from the Archean to the Phanerozoic -- Petrogenetic evolution of chromite deposits in the Archean greenstone belts of India -- New insights in the origin of ultramafic-mafic intrusions and associate Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits of the Noril'sk and Taimyr provinces, Russia: evidence from radiogenic- and stable-isotope data -- Magmatic sulfide and Fe-Ti oxide deposits associated with mafic-ultramafic intrusions in China -- Alaskan-type complexes and their associations with economic mineral deposits -- Experimental aspects of platinum-group minerals

Processes and Ore Deposits of Ultramafic-Mafic Magmas through Space and Time focuses on the fundamental processes that control the formation of ore deposits from ultramafic-mafic magmas, covering chromite, platinum-group element (PGE), Ni-sulfides and Ti-V-bearing magnetite. The exploration, exploitation and use of these magmatic ores are important aspects of geology and directly linked to the global economy. Magmatic ores form from ultramafic-mafic magmas and crystallize at high-temperature after emplacement into crustal magma chambers, and are genetically linked to the evolution of the parental magmas through space and time. This book features recent developments in the field of magmatic ore deposits, and is an essential resource for both industry professionals and those in academia.Elucidates the relationships between tectonic settings and magmatic ore mineralizationProvides the links between magma generation in the mantle and ore mineralization at crustal levelsFeatures the latest research on changing patterns in magmatic ore mineralization through time and their bearing on the chemical evolution of the Earth's mantle
Kresge QE390 .P763 2018

Quantum information and consciousness : a gentle introduction
Georgiev, Danko D., author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2018
Kresge QC6.4.C57 G46 2018

Past glacial environments
edited by John Menzies, Jaap J.M. van der Meer
Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2018]
Kresge GB2403.2 .P37 2018

Optical waves and laser beams in the irregular atmosphere
edited by N. Blaunstein and N. Kopeika
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]
Kresge QC975.2 .O67 2018

Star theatre : the story of the planetarium
Firebrace, William, author
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017
Missing planet -- 1. Holy, rough, immediate -- 2. Planetary projection -- 3. Red star, white star -- 4. Outer paths -- 5. Visible, invisible -- Timeline of principal planetariums -- Principal planetariums of architectural interest.

Most of us can recall a childhood visit to a planetarium: the sense of anticipation, the room darkening, the stars coming up, the voice of the astronomer. In the planetarium, the wondrous complexity of the cosmos combines with entertainment in a theatre of the night. But how and where did the planetarium originate? What kind of simulation of the solar system and the universe does the planetarium produce? How does the planetarium mix theatre with science? And how has it changed with developments in astronomy? Star Theatre explores the history of this unique building, designed to reveal the universe around us on an ever-expanding scale. It traces its historical origins, from the early precedents for the planetarium, to its invention in Germany in the 1920s, its developments in the USSR and the United States, its expansion across the globe at the time of the space race and the evolution of the contemporary planetarium in the recent period of startling astronomical and cosmological discoveries. This concise, well-illustrated history will appeal to planetarium lovers as well as those interested in astronomy, architecture, theatre and cinema.
Kresge QB70 .F57 2017

Quantized detector networks : the theory of observation
Jaroszkiewicz, George, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Questions and answers -- Classical bits -- Quantum bits -- Classical and quantum registers -- Classical register mechanics -- Quantum register dynamics -- Partial observations -- Mixed states and POVMs -- Double-slit experiments -- Modules -- Computerization and computer algebra -- Interferometers -- Quantum eraser experiments -- Particle decays -- Non-locality -- Bell inequalities -- Change and persistence -- Temporal correlations -- The Franson experiment -- Self-intervening networks -- Separability and entanglement -- Causal sets -- Oscillators -- Dynamical theory of observation.
Kresge QC174.13 .J38 2017

Alaska dinosaurs : an ancient Arctic world
Fiorillo, Anthony R., author
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2018
Kresge QE861.8.A4 F56 2018

Igneous petrogenesis
Wilson, Marjorie
Dorddrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, c1989
Kresge QE461 .W73 1989

Particle physics : brick by brick : atomic and subatomic physics explained... in LEGO
Still, Ben, author
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2018
"A unique and fascinating exploration of the building blocks that make up our Universe, Particle physics brick by brick illustrates and illuminates the twelve core building block particles and the forces that act upon them to create the world as we know it. Starting with the Big Bang and ending with the Higgs boson particle and the future beyond, this is a comprehensive and uniquely visual guide to quantum physics"--Back cover.
Kresge Popular Science QC793.26 .S75 2018

Periglacial geomorphology
Ballantyne, C. K., author
Hoboken, NJ, USA : Wiley Blackwell, 2018
Introduction -- Periglacial environments -- Ground freezing and thawing -- Permafrost -- Ground ice and cryostratigraphy -- Thermal contraction cracking : ice wedges and related landforms -- Pingos, palsas and other frost mounds -- Thermokarst -- Seasonally frozen ground phenomena -- Rock weathering and associated landforms -- Periglacial mass movement and hillslope evolution -- Talus slopes and related landforms -- Fluvial processes and landforms -- Wind action -- Periglacial coasts -- Past periglacial environments -- Climate change and periglacial environments.
Kresge GB641 .B35 2018

Molecular symmetry and group theory : a programmed introduction to chemical applications
Vincent, Alan, 1938-
Chichester ; Wiley, ©2001
This substantially revised and expanded new edition of the bestselling textbook, addresses the difficulties that can arise with the mathematics that underpins the study of symmetry, and acknowledges that group theory can be a complex concept for students to grasp. Written in a clear, concise manner, the author introduces a series of programmes that help students learn at their own pace and enable to them understand the subject fully. Readers are taken through a series of carefully constructed exercises, designed to simplify the mathematics and give them a full understanding of how this relates to the chemistry. This second edition contains a new chapter on the projection operator method. This is used to calculate the form of the normal modes of vibration of a molecule and the normalised wave functions of hybrid orbitals or molecular orbitals. The features of this book include: A concise, gentle introduction to symmetry and group theory Takes a programmed learning approach New material on projection operators, and the calcultaion of normal modes of vibration and normalised wave functions of orbitals This book is suitable for all students of chemistry taking a first course in symmetry and group theory.
Kresge QD461 .V52 2001

Radiogenic isotope geology
Dickin, Alan P., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QE501.4.N9 D53 2018

The lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt
Stolz, Daniel A., 1985- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Astronomy and science in Ottoman era Egypt, as partly influenced by the publication The Lighthouse, and in scientific research of the time.
Kresge Popular Science QB20 .S76 2018

The black book of quantum chromodynamics : a primer for the LHC era
Campbell, John, 1973- author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Introduction -- Hard scattering formalism -- QCD at fixed order: technology -- QCD at fixed order: processes -- QCD to all orders -- Parton distribution functions -- Soft QCD -- Data at the TEVATRON -- Data at the LHC -- Summary -- Appendix A: Mathematical background -- Appendix B: The Standard Model -- Appendix C: Catani-Seymour subtraction.

"This book offers an exhaustive presentation of the technologies developed and used by practitioners in the field of fixed-order perturbation theory and an overview of results relevant for the ongoing research programme at the LHC. It includes an in-depth description of various analytic resummation techniques, which form the basis for our understanding of the QCD radiation pattern and how strong production processes manifest themselves in data, and a concise discussion of numerical resummation through parton showers, which form the basis of event generators for the simulation of LHC physics, and their matching and merging with fixed-order matrix elements. It also gives a detailed presentation of the physics behind the parton distribution functions, which are a necessary ingredient for every calculation relevant for physics at hadron colliders such as the LHC, and an introduction to non-perturbative aspects of the strong interaction, including inclusive observables such as total and elastic cross sections, and non-trivial effects such as multiple parton interactions and hadronization. The book concludes with a useful overview contextualising data from previous experiments such as the Tevatron and the Run I of the LHC which have shaped our understanding of QCD at hadron colliders." -publisher
Kresge QC793.3.Q35 C356 2018

The mountains that remade America : how Sierra Nevada geology impacts modern life
Jones, Craig H., author
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
An asymmetric barrier -- A golden trinity -- A Placer for everyone -- Fossil rivers, modern water -- Lode gold -- "A property of no value" -- Granite, guardian of wilderness -- Big trees, big battles -- Mountains adrift -- What lies beneath -- Paradoxes and proxy wars.

"From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Where there was gold to be mined (and where there was not) redefined land, mineral, and water laws. Where rain falls (and where it doesn't) determines whose fruit grows in trees and whose appears on slot machines. All this emerges from the geology of the range and how it changed history, and in so doing, changed America. The Mountains That Remade America combines geology with history to show how the particular forces and conditions that created the Sierra Nevada have influenced broad outcomes and daily life in the United States in the past and continue to do so today. Making connections between events in historical geology and contemporary society, Craig H. Jones makes geological science accessible and shows the vast impact this mountain range has had on the American West"--Provided by publisher.
Kresge QE90.S5 J66 2017

Rock, bone, and ruin : an optimist's guide to the historical sciences
Currie, Adrian, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
The tooth of the platypus -- Snowballs and sauropods -- Traces -- Over and under -- Ripples -- The main business of historical science -- Parochialism and analogy -- Exquisite corpse : historicity and analogy -- How to build sea urchins and manufacture smoking guns -- Idealization and historical knowledge -- Optimism, speculation, and the future of the past -- Promoting success in historical science : the why and the how -- P.S.: A note on progress and realism.

"The Earth's deep past is a fascinating place to visit, both disturbingly alien and hauntingly familiar. In its life, the Earth has frozen solid, supported enormous animals (themselves sporting enormous fleas!), accommodated a diversity of cultures, and a diversity of ways-of-living. Rock, Bone & Ruin asks how much we can know about the deep past. To answer this, we need to understand the resources at our disposal: how do historical scientists like paleontologists, archaeologists and geologists learn about prehistory? Most people think of simple relationships--such as that between a fossilized bone and its long-dead owner--when they consider historical evidence. However, I argue that such scientists are best understood as 'methodological omnivores': they are creative, opportunistic and use a variety of different strategies and techniques. The reasoning used by historical scientists is much more diverse and complex than we have previously realized. And this supports optimism about our capacity to discover the deep past: our knowledge of it shall continue to grow. Along the way, we critically examine philosophical and scientific reflection on the relationship between the past and the present, the nature of evidence, contingency, scientific progress and scientific. Further, I provide suggestions about the value of knowledge about the past--including how it can inform us in the present and into the future--and how such sciences are best supported. The argument draws on fascinating examples from across paleontology, geology and archaeology"--
Kresge Popular Science QE711.3 .C68 2018