Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during January 2018

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Total petroleum system and assessment of coalbed gas in the Powder River Basin Province, Wyoming and Montana
by U.S. Geological Survey Powder River Basin Province Assessment Team
Denver, Colo. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2004
Machine generated contents note: Executive Summary -- Assessment of Coalbed Gas Resources of the Powder River Basin Province, -- Wyoming and Montana, 2003, By USGS Powder River Assessment Team -- Coalbed Methane in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana: An Assessment of the Tertiary-Upper Cretaceous Coalbed Methane Total Petroleum System, By Romeo Flores -- Tabular Data and Graphical Images in Support of the U.S. Geological Survey National Oil and Gas Assessment -- Powder River Basin Province (5033), Tertiary-Upper Cretaceous Coal-bed Methane Total Petroleum System, By T.R. Klett and P.A. Le -- U.S. Geological Survey Assessment Concepts and Model for Continuous Petroleum Accumulations, By James W. Schmoker -- U.S. Geological Survey Input-Data Forms for the Assessment of Continuous Petroleum Accumulations--the FORSPAN Assessment Model, By James W. Schmoker and others -- Analytic Resource Assessment Method for Continuous Petroleum Accumulations--The ACCESS Assessment Method By Robert A. Crovelli -- Calculation of Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) for Wells in Assessment Units of Continuous Hydrocarbon Accumulations, By Troy Cook -- Data Sources and Compilation for the U.S. Geological Survey National Oil and Gas Assessment, By T.R. Klett and James W. Schmoker -- Glossary, By T.R. Klett, James W. Schmoker, Ronald R. Charpentier, Thomas S. Ahlbrandt, and Gregory F. Ulmishek -- Abbreviations and Acronyms, By T.R. Klett -- Conversion Factors (Approximate), By T.R. Klett.
Kresge QE1 .U74 DDS-69-C

National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project : petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the Southwestern Wyoming Province, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah
compiled by U.S. Geological Survey Southwestern Wyoming Province Assessment Team
Reston, Va. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2005
"The USGS has completed an assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Southwestern Wyoming Province of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah (USGS Province 5037). The Southwestern Wyoming Province is a priority province for the National Assessment because of its potential for significant oil and gas resources"--CD insert.
Kresge QE1 .U74 DDS-69-D

Facies analysis and sequence stratigraphic framework of Upper Campanian strata (Neslen and Mount Garfield Formations, Bluecastle Tongue of the Castlegate Sandstone, and Mancos Shale), Eastern Book Cliffs, Colorado and Utah
Kirschbaum, Mark A
Denver, Colo. : U.S. Geological Survey, 2004
Kresge QE1 .U74 DDS-69-G

Alaska coal geology, resources, and coalbed methane potential
Flores, Romeo M
Denver, Colo. : For sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services, 2004
Kresge QE1 .U74 DDS-77

Coastal erosion and wetland change in Louisiana, selected USGS products
Williams, S. Jeffress
[Reston, VA?] : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2003
Geomorphic classification of coastal landloss between 1932 and 1990 -- Process classification of coastal land loss between 1932 and 1990 -- Shoreline change posters of the Louisiana barrier islands, 1885-1996 -- Environmental atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin -- Atlas of shoreline changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989 -- Atlas of sea-floor changes from 1878 to 1989 -- National Biological Survey Open-file report 94-01: Land loss in coastal Louisiana, 1956-1990 -- GIS data files for land loss and shoreline change maps -- New Orleans, the natural history, a film by Walter Williams.

Presents a selection of USGS previously published paper atlases and maps no longer available in their original form. Includes photos, videos and map tools.
Kresge QE1 .U74 DDS-79

Bedrock geologic map, coal-resource maps, and digital datasets of the Brandy Camp quadrangle, Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties, Pennsylvania
Dodge, Clifford H
[Harrisburg] : [Pennsylvania Geological Survey], [2004]
Contains maps and datasets showing bedrock geology and coal resources for the Brandy Camp quadrangle in north-central Pennsylvania, comprising parts of Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield Counties, as well as a PDF file containing descriptive text.
Kresge TN174 .P4 no. 99

Eustasy, high-frequency sea level cycles and habitat heterogeneity
Ramkumar, Mu, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Elsevier, [2017]
Defining habitat and habitat heterogeneity -- Sequences, sea-level cycles, and habitat dynamics -- Influence of sea-level on facies and habitat heterogeneity -- The Cauvery Basin of South India: a test case -- Depositional history and habitat heterogeneity -- Proxies for habitat heterogeneity and dynamics -- Implications and future trend.

Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity: Basinal-Regional-Global Implications presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source. This reference work is for beginners, graduates, and postgraduates who are interested in the subject and intend to venture into serious research. This hybrid text/reference is for beginners, academics, and professionals who intend to document sea level dynamics on long and short time scales and resultant habitat and paleobiodiversity changes.
Kresge QE685 .R26 2017

Before time began : the big bang and the emerging universe
Satz, Helmut, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are presently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun nor our galaxy nor even our universe is the end of all things. This account of recent developments in modern cosmology introduces how the Big Bang took place and what preceded it.
Kresge QB991.B54 S28 2017

Unveiling galaxies : the role of images in astronomical discovery
Roy, Jean-René, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction -- Images and the cosmos -- Viewing heavenly mist -- Portraying cosmic whirlpools -- Taking celestial snapshots to photographing the realm of galaxies -- Pioneering celestial photography -- The golden age of astrophotography -- Picturing "nebulae" for the mind -- Images as galaxy discovery engines -- The one-thousand years journey -- Galaxies in focus -- A symphony of waves -- Imaging the invisible -- Organizing the world of galaxies -- The galaxy classification play-off -- Atlases of galaxies, picturing island-universes -- Galaxy atlases viewed by their users -- Conclusion.
Kresge QB121 .R697 2018

The molecular theory of adsorption in porous solids
Tovbin, I︠U︡. K. author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]
Kresge QD547 .T68 2018

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Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry
Weller, Mark T., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Kresge QD151.3 .C53 2017

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Spatial extent of relativistic electron precipitation from the radiation belts
Shekhar, Sapna, author
"Relativistic Electron Precipitation (REP) in the atmosphere can contribute significantly to electron loss from the outer radiation belts. In order to estimate the contribution to this loss, it is important to estimate the spatial extent of the precipitation region. We observed REP with the 0° Medium Energy Proton Electron Detector (MEPED) on board Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES), for 15 years (2000-2014) and used both single and multi satellite measurements to estimate an average extent of the region of precipitation in L shell and Magnetic Local Time. In the duration of 15 years (2000-2014), 31035 REPs were found in this study. Events were found to split into two classes; one class of events coincided with proton precipitation in the P1 channel (30-80 keV), were located in the dusk and early morning sector, and were more localized in L shell and magnetic local time (dMLT ~ 0-3 hrs, dL ~ 0.25-0.5), whereas the other class of events did not include proton precipitation, and were located mostly in the midnight sector and were wider in L shell (dL ~ 1-2.5) but localized in MLT (dMLT ~ 0-3 hrs); both classes occurred mostly during the declining phase of the solar cycle and geomagnetically active times. The events located in the midnight sector for both classes were found to be associated with tail magnetic field stretching which could be due to the fact that they tend to occur mostly during geomagnetically active times, or could imply that precipitation is caused by current sheet scattering. Use of POES to infer information about the precipitation energy spectrum was also investigated, despite the coarse energy channels and contamination issues. In order to study the energy specificity of the REP events, a method to fit exponential spectra to the REP events, wherever possible, was formulated and validated through comparisons with SAMPEX observed spectra. 18 events on POES were found to be in conjunction with SAMPEX in the years 2000-04. The exponentially fitted spectra for these events obtained by Comess et al. [2013] were folded through NOAA POES geometric factors obtained by Yando et al. [2011] and the predicted count rates in E3 (>300 keV) were found to be in agreement with the actual data in the MEPED 0°particle telescopes on board NOAA POES. After comparison and validation with SAMPEX an inversion method was developed and applied to the same POES events. Assuming exponential spectra, E3 (>300 keV)/P6 (>700 keV) electron count rate ratios along with P3 , P4 and P5 proton count rates of the POES MEPED 0° telescope were used to determine an e-folding energy for the electron spectra and compared with SAMPEX. The e-folding energies obtained from POES were found to be systematically lower but followed a similar trend as SAMPEX, and it was concluded that E3/P6 ratio could be used as a parameter to define spectral hardness of POES REP events irrespective of spectral shape. Using this parameter, spatial variation of spectral hardness of REP events was investigated. It was found that very soft events were mostly found in the dusk midnight early morning MLT sectors and L~5-7 whereas the hardest events were located in the post noon sectors peaking at L~4-5. The hardest events peaked at lower L shells and less than 10% were coincident with low energy (30-80 keV) proton precipitation which has been previously used as a proxy for EMIC wave particle scattering (e.g. Carson et al. [2012], Sandanger et al. [2007]). The softer midnight events coinciding with proton precipitation were found to be associated with magnetic field stretching. Finally, three case study events on 1st February and 17-18th January 2013, were investigated combining POES with BARREL, CSSWE, GOES and Van Allen Probes data. EMIC wave activity was observed on 17-18 Jan 2013 on GOES and Van Allen Probes and REP was observed in several POES satellites. On 1st February 2013, no evidence of EMIC waves were found but 4 POES satellites observed the REP event along with BARREL. The spatial scales were in agreement with statistical estimates and the exponential fits to REP energy spectra agreed with BARREL data. It was also found that REPs were accompanied by proton precipitation when the satellite was at the edge of the plasmasphere drainage plume irrespective of the presence of EMIC waves."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2017she

Remote sensing for landscape ecology : monitoring, modeling, and assessment of ecosystems
Lopez, Ricardo D., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Introduction -- Key Processes for Effective Remote Sensing-Based Landscape Ecology Projects -- Utilizing Remote Sensing to Solve Landscape Ecology Challenges in Diverse Landscapes -- Applied Analyses of Broad-Scale Landscape Gradients of Condition -- Applied Analyses of Regional Scale Landscape Gradients of Condition -- Meeting the Landscape Ecology Challenges of the Future with Remote Sensing.
Kresge QH541.15.L35 F76 2018

The ground beneath us : from the oldest cities to the last wilderness, what dirt tells us about who we are
Bogard, Paul, 1966- author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
Introduction -- Paved and hallowed. Manhattan -- Mexico City -- London -- Northern Virginia -- Gettysburg -- Farmed and wild. Bishopstone -- Soil -- Ames -- Grass -- The sandhills -- Hell and sacred. Appalachia -- Treblinka -- Alaska -- The Sierra Nevada -- Home.

"When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which every life-form depends? Who much undeveloped, untrodden ground do we even have left? Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more than 118,000,000 tons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints. And as we see hallowed ground coughing up bullets at a Civil War battlefield; long-hidden remains emerging from below the sites of concentration camps; the dangerous, alluring power of fracking; the fragility of the giant redwoods, our planet's oldest living things; the surprises hidden under a Major League ballpark's grass; and the sublime beauty of our few remaining wildest places, one truth becomes blazingly clear-- the ground is the easiest resource to forget, and the last we should. Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted-- dirt. From growth and to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling number of idyllic Edens that remain, this is the fascinating story of the ground beneath our feet.--
Kresge S591 .B64 2017

Field guide to the geology of Northeastern Oman
Hoffmann, Gösta, author
Stuttgart : Borntraeger Science Publishers, 2016
Kresge QE291.M9 H64 2016

C₂- and C₃-Symmetric chiral bis- and tris(phosphines) in asymmetric catalysis : synthetic and mechanistic studies
Xu, Zhiming, author
"Chapter 1. Effect of linker length on selectivity and cooperative reactivity in platinum-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation of bis(phenylphosphino)alkanes. The selectivity of catalytic asymmetric transformations of bifunctional symmetrical substrates often depends on the linker between the two reactive sites. If the catalyst controls the selectivity of reactions at both sites, the rac product will be formed in high enantiomeric ratio (er) via asymmetric amplification. Substrate control may augment this selectivity (positive cooperativity) or detract from it (negative cooperativity). We investigated the effect of linker length on the selectivity of catalytic asymmetric alkylation of the bis(secondary phosphines) PhHP-(CH₂)[subscript n]PHPh (n = 2-6, 1a-e) with benzyl bromide using the base NaOSiMe₃ and the catalyst precursor Pt((R,R)-Me-DuPhos)(Ph)(Cl). The two alkylations of bis(secondary phosphines) 1b-e with longer linker lengths (n = 3-6) showed identical selectivity, within experimental error. This catalyst control resulted in asymmetric amplification of rac-2. In contrast, the selectivity of the first alkylation of ethano-bridged 1a was lower than that in 1b-e (negative cooperativity), but the selectivity of the second alkylation increased due to positive cooperativity. I developed an efficient synthesis of the intermediate PhHP(CH₂)₂PPh(CH₂Ph) (3a), which was required for determination of the selectivity of both steps in Pt-catalyzed alkylation of 1a. Possible mechanistic explanations for the observed dependence of selectivity on linker length are discussed in this chapter. Chapter 2. Selective formation of a C₃-symmetric P-stereogenic tris(phosphine) via platinum-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation of a tris(secondary phosphine). C₂-symmetric bis(phosphines) are the most common and successful ligands for metal-catalyzed reactions. Considering the great success of C₂-symmetric ligands in asymmetric catalysis, C₃-symmetric chiral tris(phosphines) were proposed to be useful in octahedral complexes, creating three homotopic sites. However, very little is known about C₃-symmetric tris(phosphines) and their applications, mostly because of the lack of synthetic routes. We used Pt-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation to prepare enantiomerically enriched C₃-symmetric, P-stereogenic tripodal tris(phosphines) from the tris(secondary phosphine) MeC(CH₂PHPh)₃ (5 a racemic mixture of C₁- and C₃-symmetric diastereomers) and a benzl bromide, utilizing the Pt((R,R)-Me-Duphos)(Ph)(Cl) catalyst precursor and a base. Pt-catalyzed alkylation of MeC(CH₂PHPh)₃ (5) with 2-cyanobenzyl bromide gave a mixture of tris(phosphines) MeC(CH₂PPh(CH₂Ar))₃ (6) enriched in C₃-6; oxidation of 6 by sulfur or H₂O₂ formed phosphine sulfide S-6 and oxide O-6. Hydrogen bonding between O-6 and the chiral amino acid (S)-Fmoc-Trip(BOC)-OH leads to the formation of new diastereomers. By integrating the ³¹P NMR spectra, I measured the dr and er values. Tris(phosphine) 6 was formed with a disatereomeric ratio (dr - C₃/C₁) of 2.1(2) and enantiomeric ratios of 54(10) and 3.8(7) for C₃-3 and C₁-3 respectively, which showed that the selectivity of the triple alkylation was not the same at each site (substrate control). Chapter 3. Screening racemic catalysts provides information on selectivity and mechanism in platinum-mediated asymmetric alkylation of bis- and tris(secondary phosphines). Screening racemic catalysts for transformations of symmetrical bifunctional substrates can provide information on the selectivity of an enantiopure catalyst. This idea was extended to Pt-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation of the bis(secondary phosphines) PhHP(CH₂)₃PHPh and PhHPCH₂CMe₂CH₂PHPh and the tris(phosphine) MeC(CH₂PHPh)₃ with benzyl bromides using the catalyst precursors Pt(Me-DuPhos)(Ph)(CI) and Pt(BenzP*)(Ph)(CI). Depending on the catalyst and the substrate, these reactions occured under catalyst control without dissociation of the substrate, or under substrate control with or without substrate dissociation. The resulting structure-selectivity relationships provided mechanistic information. Chapter 4. Synthesis of new chiral bis(phospholane) metal-pincer complexes. Metal pincer complexes have received great attention in recent years as robust catalyst precursors. However, chiral metal pincer complexes for application in asymmetric catalysis are rare. Dialkylphospholane groups have an outstanding track record in asymmetric catalysis (commercial DuPhos and BPE ligands) and their steric properties can be easily controlled by tuning the alkyl substituents on the phospholane ring. These donors have similar steric and electronic properties to the common used bulky dialkylphosphine groups (P(t-Bu)₂, P(i-Pr)₂, etc.). Optimization of the synthesis of chiral PCP ligands bearing such phospholane groups and investigation of their coordination chemistry are discussed in this chapter."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QD47.5.N43 D3 2017xu

Heterocyclic chemistry
Gilchrist, T. L
Harlow, Essex, England : Longman, 1997
Kresge QD400 .G55 1997

A history of modern chemistry
Hirota, Noboru, 1936- author
Victoria, Australia : Trans Pacific Press ; 2016
The road to modern chemistry -- The development of modern chemistry -- The revolution in physics from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century -- Chemistry in the first half of the 20th century -- Chemistry in the second half of the 20th century (I) -- Chemistry in the second half of the 20th century (II) -- Chemistry from the 20th century into the future.

"Noboru Hirota has produced a major historical analysis of how the field of chemistry has evolved over centuries. Spanning more than eight hundred pages, this book presents an exhaustive study of the field, showing how ground-breaking discoveries were made and innovative theories were constructed, with personal portrayals and interesting anecdotes of pioneering scholars. Positioning chemistry carefully within the natural sciences, the author rejects the traditional separation of physics, chemistry and biology, defines chemistry broadly as the science of atoms and molecules, and traces its dynamic history with an emphasis on 20th century developments and more recent findings. Professor Hirota himself has spearheaded research in physical chemistry for more than four decades in Japan and the United States, with cutting-edge engagement with magnetic resonance, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. This publication invites specialized researchers to traverse the pathways along which the subject developed into its present form and to understand how their own research fits into the broad scope of science as a whole"--Publisher's website.
Kresge QD11 .N63 2016

Geophysical waves and flows : theory and applications in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere
Loper, David E., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge QC157 .L67 2017

Statistical mechanics of lattice systems : a concrete mathematical introduction
Friedli, Sacha, 1974- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
The Curie-Weiss model -- The Ising model -- Liquid-vapor equilibrium -- Cluster expansion -- Infinite-volume Gibbs measures -- Pirogov-Sinai theory -- The Gaussian free field on Zd -- Models with continuous symmetry -- Reflection positivity.

"Statistical mechanics is the branch of physics which aims at bridging the gap between the microscopic and macroscopic descriptions of large systems of particles in interaction, by combining the information provided by the microscopic description with a probabilistic approach"--
Kresge QC174.8 .F65 2018

The cosmological singularity
Belinski, V. 1941- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Basic structure of cosmological singularity -- Homogeneous cosmological models -- On the cosmological chaos -- On the influence of matter and spacetime dimension -- The billiard of four-dimensional vacuum gravity -- General cosmological billiards -- Hyperbolic Coxeter groups.

"The Cosmological Singularity written for researchers focusing on general relativity, supergravity, and cosmology, this is a self-contained exposition of the structure of the cosmological singularity in generic solutions of the Einstein equations, and an up-to-date mathematical derivation of the theory underlying the Belinski-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz (BKL) conjecture on this field"--
Kresge QC20.7.S54 B45 2018

Introduction to the physics of electron emission
Jensen, Kevin L., author
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018
"This book provides an introduction to the theory of the four mechanisms - and space charge - starting at a level accessible to those without prior exposure, but who nevertheless are familiar with basic methods in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, mathematical methods of the kind that physicists enjoy, and a smattering of other disciplines that a well-rounded graduate curriculum would provide. This introduction will try not to presume too much of the reader, and provide opportunities to either become acquainted with, or refresh one's knowledge of, the physics involved in a way that is, it is hoped, at least interesting and perhaps somewhat different than the usual narratives"--
Kresge QC793.5.E62 J46 2018

The origin of mass : elementary particles and fundamental symmetries
Iliopoulos, John, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Kresge QC793.2 .I45 2017

An introduction to gauge theories
Cabibbo, N., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
The Feynman path integral -- Towards a field theory -- Equations of motion, symmetries and Ward's identity -- The electromagnetic field -- Fermion fields -- Scattering processes and the Smatrix -- Perturbative Green's functions in 4 -- Smatrix Feynman diagrams in 4 -- Quantum electrodynamics -- Renormalisation of QED -- Applications of QED -- Renormalisation group of QED -- Quantising a nonabelian theory -- The function in QCD -- Unitarity and ghosts -- Effective constants at high energy and ideas about grand unification -- Limits on the mass of the Higgs boson -- The weak muon anomaly -- Effective potential and naturalness.
Kresge QC793.3.G38 C33 2018

Till : a glacial process sedimentology
Evans, David J. A., author
Hoboken, NJ, USA : Wiley Blackwell, 2018
Glacigenic diamictons : a rationale for study -- A brief history of till research and developing nomenclature -- Till : when is it an inappropriate term? -- Glacigenic diamictons : a strategy for field description and analysis -- Subglacial sedimentary processes : origins of till matrix and terminal grade -- Subglacial sedimentary processes : modern observations on till evolution -- Subglacial sedimentary processes : laboratory and modelling experiments on till -- Evolution -- Measuring strain signatures in glacial deposits -- The geological record : products of lodgement, cavity fill and the boulder -- Pavement problem -- The geological record : deforming bed deposits -- The geological record : sliding bed deposits -- The geological record : impacts of pressurised water (clastic dykes) -- The geological record : melt-out till -- The geological record : glacitectonite -- Glacial diamictons unrelated to subglacial processes -- Till spatial mosaics, temporal variability and architecture -- Concluding remarks : the case for a simplified nomenclature.
Kresge QE579 .E93 2018

Atmospheric frontal dynamics
Mak, Mankin, 1939- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Overview -- Semi-geostrophic models -- Construction of two initial states for modeling fronts -- Two-dimensional SG [semi-geostrophic] frontal dynamics -- Three-dimensional SG frontal dynamics -- Impact of latent heat release on SG frontal dynamics -- General dynamics of fronts -- Concluding remarks.
Kresge QC880.4.F7 M36 2018

Guidebook to field trips in southeastern New England (MA-NH-RI) : New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 106th annual meeting
editor, Margaret D. Thompson
Wellesley, Mass. : Dept. of Geosciences, Wellesley College, [2014]
Kresge QE78.3 .N49 2014

Archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology
edited by Dr. Cristiano Nicosia, Centre de Recherches en Archaologie et Patrimoine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and Em. Prof. Dr. Georges Stoops, Vakgroep Geologie, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Kresge S593.2 .A725 2017

The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth
Tasker, Elizabeth, author
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017
Introduction : The blind planet hunters -- Part 1. The factory floor. The factory floor ; The record-breaking building project ; The problem with gas ; Air and sea -- Part 2. Dangerous planets. The impossible planet ; We are not normal ; Water, diamonds or lava? : the planet recipe nobody knew ; Worlds around dead stars ; The lands of two suns ; The planetary crime scene ; Going rogue -- Part 3. Goldilocks worlds. The Goldilocks criteria ; The search for another earth ; Alien vistas ; Beyond the Goldilocks zone ; The moon factory ; The search for life.

"The Planet Factory tells the story of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system. Discover the specks of dust that circle a young star come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth; the changing orbits of young planets that risk dooming the life forming on neighboring worlds or, alternatively, that can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Exoplanets are one of the greatest construction schemes in the universe and they occur around nearly every star you see. Each result is an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home? The Planet Factory discusses the way these planets form, their structure and features, and describes in detail the detection techniques used (there are many) before looking at what we can learn about the surface environments and planetary atmospheres, and whether this hints at the tantalizing possibility of life." --
Kresge QB820 .T373 2017

Remote sensing of hydrometeorological hazards
edited by George P. Petropoulos, Tanvir Islam
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Drought and remote sensing : an overview -- Agricultural drought monitoring using satellite soil moisture and other remote sensing data over the Iberian Peninsula -- Drought assessments by coupling MODIS images and weather data : a case study in the Minas Gerais state, Brazil -- The added-value of satellite soil moisture for agricultural index insurance -- Detecting the 2012 drought in the Southeastern US with Modis- and Grace-based drought indicators -- Frost and remote sensing : an overview of capabilities -- Remote sensing of sea ice hazards -- Satellite microwave remote sensing of landscape freeze/thaw status related to frost hazard monitoring -- Temperature fluctuation & frost risk analysis on a road network, by coupling remote sensing data, thermal mapping and GIS techniques -- Wildfires and remote sensing : an overview -- A review on European remote sensing activities in wildland fires prevention -- Remote sensing of fire effects : a review for recent advances in burned area and burn severity mapping -- Exploring the relationships between topographical elements and forest fire occurrences in Alberta, Canada -- Quantifying the inter-annual variability of wildfire events across Portugal for the 2014-2015 wildfires using EFFIS data -- Satellite remote sensing of floods for disaster response assistance -- Usefulness of remotely sensed data for extreme flood event modelling : a study case from an Amazonian floodplain -- Large-scale flood monitoring in monsoon Asia for global disaster risk reduction using EOS/MODIS data -- Introducing flood susceptibility index using RS data & GIS : empirical analysis in Sperchios River Basin, Greece -- Satellite-based precipitation for modeling floods : current status and limitations -- Application of remote sensing images for post-wind storm damage analysis -- Analyzing tropical cyclones over India using precipitation radar -- Radar rainfall estimates for debris flow early warning systems : effect of different correction procedures on the identification of intensity-duration thresholds -- A review of UAV, citizen science and interferometry remote sensing in landslide hazards : applications in transportation routes and mining environments -- Landslide susceptibility assessment mapping : a case study in Central Greece.
Kresge GB2801.72.R42 R46 2018

Signal processing for radiation detectors
Nakhostin, Mohammad, 1973- author
Hoboken, NJ, USA : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
"This book provides a clear understanding of the principles of signal processing of radiation detectors. It is designed to be a stand-alone book and no extensive pre-knowledge of electronics is assumed. To this end, the characteristics of pulses from various types of detectors are emphasized and an overview is given on the basic concepts required to understand detectors signal processing systems and pulse processing techniques. The author covers all important aspects of signal processing including energy spectroscopy, timing, position-sensing, pulse-shape discrimination and radiation intensity measurement. By reading this book, researchers, engineers, and graduate students working in disciplines such as nuclear physics and engineering, environmental and biomedical engineering, medical physics and radiological science will have the knowledge to optimize available systems or to setup their own experiments"--
Kresge QC787.C6 N35 2018

A minimalist ontology of the natural world
Esfeld, Michael, author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Matter points and their dynamics -- Minimalist ontology and dynamical structure in classical and quantum mechanics -- A persistent particle ontology for quantum field theory -- Relationalism for retativisitc physics.
Kresge QC174.12 .E84 2018

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Marine pollution
Frid, Chris, author
[Oxford, England] : Oxford University Press, [2017]
As a society, we use more than 100,000 different industrial compounds to promote health and treat disease, to grow food and to access clean water. While technological developments have improved our lives, most of these compounds end up in our oceans where they threaten marine life and human health. The practice of ocean waste disposal has had a long history and was initially believed to have minimal associated costs. However, it is now clear that although we can use the oceans for cheap waste treatment, we do this at the expense of the other key benefits we derive from the sea, notably human food supplies as well as its aesthetic value (including opportunities for recreation and tourism). As a society, we use more than 100,000 different industrial compounds to promote health and treat disease, to grow food and to access clean water. While technological developments have improved our lives, most of these compounds end up in our oceans where they threaten marine life and human health. The practice of ocean waste disposal has had a long history and was initially believed to have minimal associated costs. However, it is now clear that although we can use the oceans for cheap waste treatment, we do this at the expense of the other key benefits we derive from the sea, notably human food supplies as well as its aesthetic value (including opportunities for recreation and tourism).
Kresge GC1085 .F75 2017