Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during August 2017

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Geology of the Baraboo, Wisconsin, area
edited by Richard A. Davis, Jr., Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, Robert H. Dott, Jr., Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Ian W.D. Dalziel, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, and Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2016
"Primarily for students, this guidebook on, and road log to, the Baraboo, Wisconsin, area offers insight into a wide range of geologic features. Precambrian, Cambrian, and Quaternary times are represented in a range of lithologies, structures, stratigraphy, and geomorphology. This notable area lies at the boundary of the glacial and driftless regions of the Quaternary"--
Kresge QE1 .F534 no.43

Exploring the geology of the Inland Northwest
edited by Reed S. Lewis, Idaho Geological Survey, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA, Keegan L. Schmidt, Division of Natural Sciences, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho, USA
Boulder, Colorado, USA : The Geological Society of America, 2016
"This volume is composed of guides to the lavas of the Columbia River basalts, megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scablands, Mesozoic accreted terranes, metamorphic Precambrian Belt and pre-Belt rocks, and other features of this tectonically active region"--
Kresge QE1 .F534 no.41

Glaciological studies in a part of East Antarctica during the last three decades = : Vigata tīna daśakoṃ ke daurāna Pūrvī Aṇṭārkatikā ke eka hisse meṃ kie gae himanadīya adhyayana
compilation, Prakash Kumar Shrivastava, Amit Mandal, Pradeep Kumar and Amit Dharwadkar
Kolkata : Director General, Geological Survey of India, 2015
Kresge QE295 .S85 no.98

Geology of the Dorset coast
Cope, J. C. W., author
London : The Geologists' Association, [2016]
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.22 2nd ed

Fusulinidæ of north China
Li, Siguang
Peking : Geological Survey of China, 1927
Kresge QE756.C6 A3 ser.B v.4 fasc.1

Fusulinidæ of south China. Part 1
Chen, Xu
Peiping : Geological Survey of China, 1934
Kresge QE756.C6 A3 ser.B v.4 fasc.2

Palæontologia Sinica
Peking : Geological Survey of China, 1922-
Kresge QE756.C6 A3

The caring "Cosmopolitans": young people 's national paths to international development
Hur, Soohyung, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

Synthesis of monomers bearing cyclodextrin and azobenzene moieties for 3D printable host-guest supramolecular polymers
Cao, Jun author
"The emergence of 3D printing technology has all owed fabricating products in an efficient and precise way. To further advance this promising technology, a greater variety of options for materials used in 3D printing must be provided. Hydrogels which possess desirable properties have been playing important roles in 3D printing. However, limited options of printable hydrogels still pose a great challenge in developing 3D printing technology. On the other hand, supramolecular polymers were widely applied in functional hydrogels owing to the reversible interactions constructing the frameworks, which endowed the hydrogels with shear-thinning, self-healing properties suitable for 3D printing. Hence, this project was carried out aiming at developing functional 3D printable hydrogels that are composed of supramolecular interactions, to expand range of available materials for further advancing 3D printing technology. Here, ways of synthesizing monomers for preparing 3D printable hydrogels which employed host-guest interactions between [alpha]-cyclodextrin and azobenzene moieties grafted methacrylate polymers were investigated. [alpha]-cyclodextrin and azobenzene derivatives containing polymerizable methacrylate functional group were synthesized in a straightforward way, followed by copolymerization with N, N'-dimethylacrylamide (DMA) to obtain functionalized polymers for preparing hydrogels. In addition, "post modification" method of using polymers bearing pentafluorophenyl esters as precursors, which were subject to further modification with functional groups was also studied. Synthesis of cyclodextrin and azobenzene derivatives were investigated and finally achieved via different synthetic routes."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem. 2017

Western yoga: the search for authenticity
Asoulin, Rebecca, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

In pursuit of global health: the role of startups in producing medical technologies for developing world healthcare delivery
Reicher, Haley Katherine, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

The ephemeral river as a linear oasis: remote sensing analysis of riparian vegetation in the Namib Desert
Morgan, Bryn E., author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

The commodification of immigration: an investigation of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Paja, William F.Z., author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

The shaping of patients' decisions in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa: Why do patients make the decisions they do?
Ponshunmugam, Arunsrinivasan, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

New England rocks : historic geological wonders
Vieira, Michael J
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017
Kresge QE78.3 .V54 2017

Graptolite paleobiology
Maletz, Jörg, author
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017
Kresge Popular Science QE840.5 .M35 2017

The earth's inner core : revealed by observational seismology
Tkalčić, Hrvoje, author
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Preface -- On the history of inner core discovery -- Seismological tools to study the inner core -- Inner core surface and its interior -- Inner core anisotropy -- Inner core rotational dynamics -- The limitations, the obstacles, and the way forward -- Appendix A. Transmission/reflection coefficients for the flat inner core boundary -- Appendix B. The angle between PKIKP waves and the rotation axis of the Earth -- Appendix C. P-wave velocity in a transversely isotropic inner core -- Appendix D. Transdimensional Bayesian inversion.

"The inner core is a planet within a planet: a hot sphere with a mass of one hundred quintillion tons of iron and nickel that lies more than 5000 kilometres beneath our feet. It plays a crucial role in driving outer core fluid motion and the geodynamo, which generates the Earth's magnetic field. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive review of past and contemporary research on the Earth's inner core from a seismological perspective. Chapters cover the collection, processing and interpretation of seismological data, as well as our current knowledge of the structure, anisotropy, attenuation, rotational dynamics, and boundary of the inner core. Reviewing the latest research and suggesting new seismological techniques and future avenues, it is an essential resource for both seismologists and non-seismologists interested in this fascinating field of research. It will also form a useful resource for courses in seismology and deep Earth processes"--
Kresge QE509.2 .T53 2017

Astrophysics for people in a hurry
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author
New York, NY ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
The greatest story ever told -- On Earth as in the heavens -- Let there be light -- Between the galaxies -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- The cosmos on the table -- On being round -- Invisible light -- Between the planets -- Exoplanet Earth -- Reflections on the cosmic perspective.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe--Publisher's website.
Kresge Popular Science QB461 .T97 2017

The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science
Du Sautoy, Marcus, author
New York : Viking, [2016]
Zero: the known unknowns -- First edge: chaos -- Second edge: matter -- Third edge: quantum physics -- Fourth edge: the universe -- Fifth edge: time -- Sixth edge: consciousness -- Seventh edge: infinity -- Beyond the edge.

"A captivating journey to the outer frontiers of human knowledge by the popular presenter of Netflix's The Story of Math Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know--to understand the physical world and the laws of nature. But are there limits to human knowledge? This tantalizing question has inspired scientists and functioned as a spur to innovation. Now, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the outer reaches of human understanding as there are still lots of deep mysteries waiting to be solved. Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science? Or are those challenges simply the next big discovery waiting to happen? Du Sautoy takes us into the minds of science's greatest innovators and reveals the fraught circumstances of their discoveries. He reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery. And he carries us on a whirlwind tour of seven "Edges" of knowledge - chaos theory, matter, quantum physics, the universe, time, consciousness and infinity --grounding a deeply personal exploration in simple concepts like the roll of dice, the notes of a cello, or how a clock measures time"--
Kresge Popular Science Q180.55.D57 D85 2016

Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon
Close, F. E., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Dark amid the blaze of noon -- Peterborough 30 June 1954 -- Waiting for Godot -- Cornwall: 11 August 1999 -- June 21st is midwinter's day -- 'Who's arranged this eclipse?' -- Earthshine in the Sahara: Libya 2006 -- The most remote eclipses -- Atlantic adventure -- Back to the future -- Everything under the sun is in tune.

On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon. The book explains why eclipses happen, reveals their role in history, literature and myth, and introduces us to eclipse chasers, who travel with ecstatic fervor to some of the most inaccessible places on the globe. The book also includes the author's quest to solve a 3000-year-old mystery: how did the moon move backward during a total solar eclipse, as claimed in the Book of Joshua? Eclipse is also the story of how a teacher inspired the author, aged eight, to pursue a career in science and a love affair with eclipses that has taken him to a war zone in the Western Sahara, the South Pacific, and the African bush. The tale comes full circle with another eight-year old boy - the author's grandson - at the 2017 great American eclipse. Readers of all ages will be drawn to this inspirational chronicle of the mesmerizing experience of total solar eclipse.
Kresge QB541 .C56 2017

Totality : the great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024
Littmann, Mark, 1939- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
1. The experience of totality -- 2. The great celestial cover-up -- 3. Ancient efforts to understand -- 4. Eclipses in mythology -- 5. The strange behavior of man and beast -- long ago -- 6. The Sun at work -- 7. The first eclipse chasers -- 8. The eclipse that made Einstein famous -- 9. Observing a total eclipse -- 10. Eye safety during solar eclipses -- 11. The strange behavior of man and beast-modern times -- 12. Eclipse photography -- 13. The all-American eclipse of 2017 -- 14. The weather outlook -- 15. When is the next one? Total eclipses: 2018-2023 -- 16. Coming back to America: the total eclipse of 2024 -- 17. Epilogue: Eclipses -- cosmic perspective, human perspective.

A complete guide to solar eclipses for the general public with detailed coverage of the 2017 and 2024 total eclipses over the U.S. Well timed for the August 2017 eclipse over North America, it shows how, when, and where to see the coming total solar eclipses, how to photograph and video record them, and how to do so safely.--
Kresge QB541 .L694 2017

Atmospheric evolution on inhabited and lifeless worlds
Catling, David author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Part I. Principles of planetary atmospheres. The structure of planetary atmospheres -- Energy and radiation in planetary atmospheres -- Essentials of chemistry of planetary atmospheres -- Motions in planetary atmospheres -- Escape of atmospheres to space -- Part II. Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere. Formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans -- Volcanic outgassing and mantle redox evolution -- Atmospheric and global redox balance -- The prebiotic and early postbiotic atmosphere -- The rise of oxygen and ozone in Earth's atmosphere -- Long-term climate evolution -- Part III. Atmospheres and climates on other worlds. Mars -- Evolution of Venus' atmosphere -- Giant planets and their satellites -- Exoplanets : habitability and characterization -- Appendix A : one-dimensional climate model -- Appendix B : photochemical models -- Appendix C : atomic states and term symbols.
Kresge QC861.3 .C38 2017

The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions
Brannen, Peter, 1983- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Introduction -- Beginnings -- The end-Ordovician mass extinction -- The late Devonian mass extinction -- The end-Permian mass extinction -- The end-Triassic mass extinction -- The end-Cretaceous mass extinction -- The end-Pleistocene mass extinction -- The near future -- The last extinction.

"As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future."--
Kresge Popular Science QE721.2.E97 B73 2017

The Cambrian fossils of Chengjiang, China : the flowering of early animal life
Hou, Xianguang, author
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2017
Part One. Geological and evolutionary setting of the biota. Geological time and the evolution of early life on Earth -- The evolutionary significance of the Chengjiang biota -- The discovery and study of the Chengjiang Lagerstätte -- The distribution and geological setting of the Chengjiang Lagerstätte -- The taphonomy and preservation of the Chengjiang fossils -- The paleoecology of the Chengjiang biota -- Cambrian Lagerstätten -- Part Two. Chengjiang fossils. Algae -- Ctenophora -- Porifera -- Cnidaria -- Entoprocta -- Phoronida -- Brachiopoda -- Annelida -- Trochozoa of uncertain affinity -- Priapulida and relatives -- Lobopodians -- Anomalocaridids -- Euarthropoda -- Chaetognatha -- Hemichordata -- Ambulacraria of uncertain affinity -- Chordata -- Bilateria of uncertain affinity -- Vetulicolians -- Animals of uncertain affinity -- Species recorded from the Chengjiang biota -- Phylogenetic arrangement of chapters.
Kresge QE756.C6 C35 2017

Arctic ice shelves and ice islands
Luke Copland, Derek Mueller, editors
Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, [2017]
Part I. Distribution and characteristics of Arctic ice shelves. 1. Arctic ice shelves: an introduction / Julian A. Dowdeswell and Martin O. Jeffries ; 2. The Ellesmere ice shelves, Nunavut, Canada / Martin O. Jeffries ; 3. Eurasian Arctic ice shelves and tidewater ice margins / Julian A. Dowdeswell ; 4. Greenland ice shelves and ice tongues / Niels Reeh -- Part II. Physical processes and historical changes of Arctic ice shelves. 5. Changes in Canadian Arctic ice shelf extent since 1906 / Derek Mueller, Luke Copland, and Martin O. Jeffries ; 6. The surface mass balance of the Ward Hunt ice shelf and Ward Hunt ice rise, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada / Carsten Braun ; 7. Holocene history of Arctic ice shelves / John H. England, David A. Evans, and Thomas R. Lakeman ; 8. An overview of paleoenvironmental techniques for the reconstruction of past Arctic ice shelf dynamics / Dermot Antoniades ; 9. Arctic ice shelf ecosystems / Anne D. Jungblut, Derek Mueller, and Warwick F. Vincent -- Part III. Arctic ice shelf calving processes and ice islands. 10. Factors contributing to recent Arctic ice shelf losses / Luke Copland, Colleen Mortimer, Adrienne White, Miriam Richer McCallum, and Derek Mueller ; 11. Ice island drift mechanisms in the Canadian High Arctic / Wesley Van Wychen and Luke Copland ; 12. Recent changes in sea ice plugs along the northern Canadian Arctic Archipelago / Sierra Pope, Luke Copland, and Bea Alt ; 13. The military importance and use of ice islands during the Cold War / William F. Althoff ; 14. Russian drifting stations on Arctic ice islands / Igor M. Belkin and Sergey A. Kessel ; 15. Risk analysis and hazards of ice islands / Mark Fuglem and Ian Jordaan.
Kresge GB2595 .A73 2017

Practical finite element modeling in earth science using Matlab
Simpson, Guy, 1970- author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, [2017]
Beginning with the finite element method -- Programming the finite element method in Matlab -- Numerical integration and local coordinates -- The finite element method in two dimensions -- The finite element method in three dimensions -- Generalization of finite element concepts -- Heat transfer -- Landscape evolution -- Fluid flow in porous media -- Lithospheric flexure -- Deformation of earth's crust -- Going further.
Kresge QC20.7.F56 S56 2017

Universal themes of Bose-Einstein condensation
edited by Nick P. Proukakis, David W. Snoke, Peter B. Littlewood
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Universality and Bose-Einstein condensation: perspectives on recent work / D.W. Snoke, N.P. Proukakis, T. Giamarchi, P.B. Littlewood -- A history of Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic hydrogen / T. Greytak, D. Kleppner -- Twenty years of atomic quantum gases: 1995-2015 / W. Ketterle -- Introduction to polariton condensation / P.B. Littlewood, A. Edelman -- The question of spontaneous symmetry breaking in condensates / D.W. Snoke, A.J. Daley -- Effects of interactions on Bose-Einstein condensation / R.P. Smith -- Formation of Bose-Einstein condensates / M.J. Davis, T.M. Wright, T. Gasenzer, S.A. Gardiner, N.P. Proukakis -- Quenches, relaxation and pre-thermalization in lated quantum system / T. Langen, J. Schmiedmayer -- Ultracold gases with intrinsic scale invariance / C. Chin -- Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phase of a driven-dissipative condensate / N.Y. Kim, W.H. Nitsche, Y. Yamamoto -- Superfluidity and phase correlations of driven dissipative condensates / J. Keeling, L.M. Sieberer, E. Altman, L. Chen, S. Diehl, J. Toner -- BEC to BCS crossover from superconductors to polaritons / A. Edelman, P.B. Littlewood -- Probing and controlling strongly correlated quantum many-body systems using ultracold quantum gases / I. Bloch -- Preparing and probing Chern bands with cold atoms / N. Goldman, N.R. Cooper, J. Dalibard -- Bose-Einstein condensates in artificial gauge fields / L.J. LeBlanc, I.B. Spielman -- Second sound in ultracold atomic gases / L. Pitaevskii, S. Stringari -- Quantum turbulence in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates / N.G. Parker, A.J. Allen, C.F. Barenghi, N.P. Proukakis -- Spinor-dipolar aspects of Bose-Einstein condensation / M. Ueda -- Bose-Einstein condensation of photons and grand-canonical condensate fluctuations / J. Klaers, M. Weitz -- Laser operation and Bose-Einstein condensation: analogies and differences / A. Chiocchetta, A. Gambassi, I. Carusotto -- Vortices in resonant polariton condensates in semiconductor microcavities / D.N. Krizhanovskii, K. Guda, M. Sich, M.S. Skolnick, L. Dominici, D. Sanvitto -- Optical control of polariton condensates / G. Christmann, P.G. Savvidis, J.J. Baumberg -- Disorder, synchronization and phase-locking in non-equilibrium Bose-Einstein condensates / P.R. Eastham, B. Rosenow -- Collective topological excitations in 1D polariton quantum fluids / H. Terças, D.D. Solnyshkov, G. Malpuech -- Microscopic theory of Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons at room temperature / H. Salman, N.G. Berloff, S.O. Demokritov -- Spintronics and magnon Bose-Einstein condensation / R.A. Duine, A. Brataas, S.A. Bender, Y. Tserkovnyak -- Spin-superfluidity and spin-current mediated non-local transport / H. Chen and A.H. MacDonald -- Bose-Einstein condensation in quantum magnets / C. Kollath, T. Giamarchi, C. Rüegg -- Bose-Einstein condensates in neutron stars / C.J. Pethick, T. Schäfer, A. Schwenk -- A simulated cosmological metric: the superfluid 3He condensate / G.R. Pickett -- Cosmic axion Bose-Einstein condensation / N. Banik, P. Sikivie -- Graviton BEC's: a new approach to quantum gravity / G. Dvali, C. Gomez.
Kresge QC175.47.B65 U55 2017

Kappa distributions : theory and applications in plasmas
edited by George Livadiotis
Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge QC174.8 .K36 2017

Field hydrogeology
Brassington, Rick, author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017
Kresge GB1002.3 .B73 2017

Writing for earth scientists : 52 lessons in academic publishing
Donovan, S. K., author
Chichester, West Sussex ; John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017
Kresge QE26.3 .D66 2017

Curbing catastrophe : natural hazards and risk reduction in the modern world
Dixon, Timothy H., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Black and white swans, communication, evolution, and markets -- What is a natural disaster? : where do they occur, and why? : are they different from human-made disasters? -- If we know so much about natural disasters, why do we remain vulnerable? -- Japanese earthquakes and nuclear power plant failures -- Future earthquake and tsunami disasters -- Nuclear power, coal, and tuna : the concept of relative risk -- Past and future coastal flooding : Galveston, New Orleans, Bangladesh, and the specter of sea-level rise -- What's all the fuss about global warming? -- Solutions.

"What does Japan's 2011 nuclear accident have in common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject. Based on his on-the-ground experience with several major recent disasters, Timothy H. Dixon explores the science, politics and economics behind a variety of disasters and environmental issues, arguing that many of the worst effects are avoidable. He describes examples of planning and safety failures, provides forecasts of future disasters and proposes solutions for hazard mitigation. The book shows how billions of dollars and countless lives could be saved by adopting longer-term thinking for infrastructure planning and building, and argues that better communication is vital in reducing global risks and preventing future catastrophes"--
Kresge GB5005 .D59 2017

Presenting an effective and dynamic technical paper : a guidebook for novice and experienced speakers in a multicultural world
Krantz, William B., 1939-
London ; Academic Press, 2017
Kresge Q223 .K69 2017

Spatial analysis of coastal environments
Hamylton, Sarah M., 1981- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Machine generated contents note: Foreword; Preface; 1. The application of spatial analysis to coastal environments; 2. The nature of spatial data; 3. Basic geographical analysis with spatial information in coastal environments; 4. Mapping coastal environments; 5. Monitoring coastal environments; 6. Geostatistical analysis of coastal environments; 7. Modelling coastal environments; 8. Addressing uncertainty in the spatial analysis of coastal environments; 9. Communicating and incorporating the results of spatial analysis successfully; Glossary; References; Index.

"At the convergence of the land and sea, coastal environments are some of the most dynamic and populated places on Earth. This book explains how the many varied forms of spatial analysis, including mapping, monitoring and modelling, can be applied to a range of coastal environments such as estuaries, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs. Presenting empirical geographical approaches to modelling, which draw on recent developments in remote sensing technology, geographical information science and spatial statistics, it provides the analytical tools to map, monitor and explain or predict coastal features. With detailed case studies and accompanying online practical exercises, it is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in spatial science. Taking a broad view of spatial analysis and covering basic and advanced analytical areas such as spatial data and geostatistics, it is also a useful reference for ecologists, geomorphologists, geographers and modellers interested in understanding coastal environments"--
Kresge GB451.2 .H358 2017

Natural hazards : explanation and integration
Montz, Burrell E., 1951- author
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, [2017]
Natural hazards and disasters : when potential becomes reality -- Physical dimensions of natural hazards -- Spatial and temporal characteristics of natural hazards -- Perception studies : the individual in natural hazards -- Behavioral studies : community attitudes and adjustment -- Public policy and natural hazards -- The economic impacts of hazards and disasters -- Risk assessment -- An integrated approach to natural hazards.

"What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards be mitigated? Thoroughly revised and updated, and now with a more global perspective, the second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework for understanding and managing natural hazards. Numerous case studies from around the world illustrate the complexities of extreme geophysical events and highlight their physical, social, political, and economic dimensions. The text identifies essential principles for tackling the fundamental causes of differential vulnerabilities that perpetuate human distress, and for promoting recovery and resilience. New to This Edition *New frameworks for understanding human resilience and adaptive capacity in recovery, dynamics of risk and uncertainty, and more. *Chapter on spatial and temporal aspects of hazards. *Discussions of cutting-edge topics, such as chronic disasters, controversies in international aid, and how hazards affect regions differentially. *Many new case studies, including Hurricanes Katrina and Charley, Superstorm Sandy, the 2011 Japan tsunami, Ecuador's chronic volcanic hazard, and others. *Reflects 20 years of research advances across the physical and social sciences, development trends, new technologies, and ongoing global climate change. *Pedagogical features: chapter introductions and within-chapter summaries"--
Kresge GB5014 .T63 2017

The atmosphere : a very short introduction
Palmer, Paul I., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for all life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction Paul Palmer describes the physical and chemical characteristics of different layers in the atmosphere, and shows how the interactions where the atmosphere is in contact with land, ocean, and ice affect its observed physical and chemical properties. He also looks at how movement in the atmosphere, driven by heat from the sun, transports heat from lower latitudes to higher latitudes, and is a fundamental feature of the general circulation in the atmosphere. Finally, Palmer presents an overview of the types of measurements used to understand different parts of the atmosphere, and identifies the future challenges for atmospheric scientists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Kresge QC861.3 .P35 2017

Ultracondensed matter by dynamic compression
Nellis, W. J., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge QC173.454 .N45 2017

Historic atmospheric deposition of mercury from a former chlor-alkali facility: a lake sediment study
Schaible, David Loring Pratt, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2017

Data assimilation for the geosciences : from theory to application
Fletcher, Steven J., author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2017]
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Overview of Linear Algebra -- Chapter 3. Univariate Distribution Theory -- Chapter 4. Multivariate Distribution Theory -- Chapter 5. Introduction to Calculus of Variation -- Chapter 6. Introduction to Control Theory -- Chapter 7. Optimal Control Theory -- Chapter 8. Numerical Solutions to Initial Value Problems -- Chapter 9. Numerical Solutions to Boundary Problems -- Chapter 10. Introduction to Semi-Langrangian Advection Methods -- Chapter 11. Introduction to Finite Element Modeling -- Chapter 12. Numerical Modeling of the Sphere -- Chapter 13. Tangent Linear Modeling and Adjoints -- Chapter 14. Observations -- Chapter 15. Non-variational Sequential Data Assimilation Methods -- Chapter 16. Variational Data Assimilation -- Chapter 17. Subcomponents of Variational Data Assimilation -- Chapter 18. Observation of Space Variation Data Assimilation Methods -- Chapter 19. Kalman Filter and Smoother -- Chapter 20. Ensemble-Based Data Asssimilation -- Chapter 21. Non-Gaussian Variational Data Assimilation -- Chapter 22. Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Particle Filter Methods -- Chapter 23. Applications of Data Asssimilation in the Geosciences -- Chapter 24. Solutions to Select Exercise -- Bibliography -- Index.
Kresge QA268 .F54 2017

Thermodynamics of natural systems : theory and applications in geochemistry and environmental science
Anderson, G. M. 1932- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
What is thermodynamics? -- Defining our terms -- The first law of thermodynamics -- The second law of thermodynamics -- Getting data -- Some simple applications -- Solutions -- Fugacity and activity -- The equilibrium constant -- Rock-water systems -- Redox reactions -- Phase diagrams -- Affinity and extent of reaction.
Kresge QE515.5.T46 A53 2017

Introduction to planetary photometry
Shepard, Michael K., 1962- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
A brief history of planetary photometry -- Photometry conventions, terminology, and standards -- The mechanics of planetary observing -- The physical basis of photometric scattering models -- Planetary reflectance and basic scattering laws -- Planetary disk-integrated photometry -- Planetary disk-resolved photometry.
Kresge QC391 .S54 2017

Ocean : the definitive visual guide
American Museum of Natural History, consultants ; introduction by Fabien Cousteau
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014
Introduction: Ocean water -- Ocean geology -- Circulation and climate -- Waves and tides -- Ocean environments: Coasts and the seashore -- Shallow seas -- The open ocean and ocean floor -- The polar oceans -- Ocean life: Introduction to ocean life -- Kingdoms of ocean life -- Atlas of the oceans.

"This dramatic, thought-provoking, and all-encompassing visual guide reveals the power and majesty of the seas and oceans, which cover more than two-thirds of the earth's surface. Navigate the mysteries and marvels of the deep, using a combination of breathtaking photography and expertly researched text."--Jacket.
Kresge GC21 .O23 2014

Geomorphology and volcanology of Costa Rica
Bergoeing, Jean-Pierre, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier Inc., [2017]
Introduction -- Major structural units of Costa Rica -- Natural shape types in Costa Rica -- Regional study of large morphological units and the coast -- The central volcanic mountain range -- Central Valley geomorphology -- Tilaran Mountain Range -- Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range -- Geomorphology of Guanacaste -- Coastal geomorphology of Costa Rica -- Cocos Island geomorphology -- Costa Rica quaternary chronology proposal -- Conclusion.
Kresge GB139.C8 B473 2017

Modeling of atmospheric chemistry
Brasseur, Guy, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge QC879 .B6974 2017

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