Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during July 2018

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Geology of the South Devon coast : from the Dorset county boundary to the Brixham area
Cope, J. C. W., author
London : The Geologists' Association, 2017
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.73

XV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting : Cartagenas de Indias, Colombia, octubre 3-7, 2016
editores de las memorias, Mario Armando Higuera Garzón y Santiago Vargas Domínguez
Deleg. Coyoacán, Distrito Federal : Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, July 2017
"The aims of the LARIM Cartagena 2016 were to: promote and highlight recent, high-impact research that is carried out in Latin American research institutes and universities; provide networking opportunities and promote collaboration with other colleagues who are actively working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics worldwide; strengthen exchanges, through internships or scholarships, of students in masters and doctoral programs, from the countries of the region; and support projects and initiatives that increase the involvement and visibility of women in the astronomical community, especially in leadership roles."--Preface.
Kresge QB1 .R382 v.49

Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature
Atkins, P. W. 1940- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.
Kresge Popular Science QC806 .A85 2018

Cosmology and the early universe
Di Bari, Pasquale, author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2018]
Kresge QB981 .D475 2018

Spatial Structural Violence: / Access to Emergency Medical Care on Native American Reservations in North and South Dakota
Salem, Lindsay, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Lake Agassiz : the rise and demise of the world's greatest lake
Redekop, Bill, author
Winnipeg, MB : Heartland Associates Inc., [2017]
Lake country -- Louis Agassiz : who moved the cheese? -- The man who "found" Lake Agassiz -- Ice Age, or ice age? -- Mammoths -- Land of the giants -- Welcome to Beringia! -- The Manitoba escarpment -- Churchill is hurtling skyward -- The big three -- The Glacial Assiniboine Delta -- Birds hill : one esker or two? -- Paleoshorelines -- Campbell Beach : far away in time -- Crash, boom, bang -- The younger dryas -- Tyrrell Rex -- Our big flood -- Misfits and outbursts -- Fishing Lake Agassiz -- The perils of clay -- Renewal -- Agassiz's last gasp -- Glossary -- Index -- Viewing Lake Agassiz's ancient beaches.

"By comparison, today's Great Lakes are puny. But not so long ago, in North America's heartland, there was a lake so vast it swallowed most of Manitoba and surged through parts of Ontario, Saskatchewan, North and South Dakota and Minnesota. It's called Lake Agassiz and some believe it was the largest lake the world has ever known. Born of the melting sheets of ice that had covered Canada and the northern U.S. for millennia, it was a force of nature for 6,000 years. During that time, Lake Agassiz's waters carved huge valleys, blasted through solid rock to create canyons, and changed the climate of Europe for a thousand years. Today, we share its legacy--the seemingly endless prairie that was once lake bottom; the magnificent beaches along Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba; one of the largest river deltas in the world, and the meandering rivers that sometimes threaten springtime havoc. Yet most know little about this powerful architect of our landscape and our lives. Bill Redekop's Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World's Greatest Lake will change that. Enthralling, enlightening and often amusing, it tells the story of the huge phantom lake from its discovery by American and Canadian geologists in the late 19th century, through the contentious tracing of its ever-shifting shorelines and its enormous impact on the North American terrain and the global climate, to its effects on the way we live now. The story of Lake Agassiz is one of superlatives: inconceivable tsunamis that bored through solid rock, colossal outpourings of glacial water that created a mini-ice age in Europe, tributary torrents that gouged huge valleys and created a delta larger than Prince Edward Island, and an enormous watershed that redistributed species from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. For millennia, nothing more dominated North American geography than Lake Agassiz. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and maps, Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World's Greatest Lake also includes the author's tale of his 500-kilometre journey along a portion of the Campbell Beach, one of the world's most prominent glacial beaches, north and west from the U.S. border to Swan River, Manitoba."--
Kresge Popular Science QE697 .R43 2017

Environmental geochemistry : site characterization, data analysis and case histories
edited by Benedetto De Vivo, Harvey E. Belkin, Annamaria Lima
Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Elsevier, [2018]
Kresge QE516.4 .E585 2018

Floods. 2, Risk management
edited by Freddy Vinet
London, UK : ISTE Press ; 2017
Part 1. Strategic and technical aspects of flood prevention. 1. Flood management in France from 18th to 20th centuries: a state issue? / Denis Cœur-- 2. The French flood risk management model: local territories facing state omnipresency / Bruno Ledoux -- 3. Management and safety of flood defense systems / Remy Tourment, Bruno Beullac, Daniel Poulain -- 4. Coping strategies in dike protected areas / Damien Serre, Johnny Douvinet, Charlotte Heinzlef, Eric Daniel-Lacombe -- 5. Floods and land rights: from risk prevention plans to administrative accountability and penal liability / Helga Scarwell -- 6. How cost-effective is reducing the vulnerability of housing in response to flood risk? / Nicolas Bauduceau, Julien Jadot --
Kresge GB1399 .F56 2017

Atkins' physical chemistry
Atkins, P. W. 1940- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2018]
1. The properties of gases -- 2. The first law -- 3. The second and third laws -- 4. Physical transformations of pure substances -- 5. Simple mixes -- 6. Chemical equilibrium -- 7. Quantum theory -- 8. Atomic structure and spectra -- 9. Molecular structure -- 10. Molecular symmetry -- 11. Molecular spectroscopy -- 12. Magnetic resonance -- 13. Statistical thermodynamics -- 14. Molecular interactions -- 15. Solids -- 19. Molecules in motion -- 20. Chemical kinetics -- 21. Reaction dynamics -- 22. Processes on solid surfaces
Kresge QD453.3 .A74 2018

"Lighter Skin: Wealth or Health?" : a biosocial and political economy analysis of skin-bleaching amongst Senegalese women in Dakar, Senegal
Sow, Saadjo, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Are parks the problem?: examining the relationship between equitable Greenspace Development projects and gentrification
Mathias, Clare McElfresh, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Mixed-methods analyses of air pollution and birth outcomes in Beijing, China
Wang, Vijun Amanda, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

In pursuit of livable communities: an ethics of care for Vermont and New Hampshire agri-food systems
Sclafani, Alex author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Water, Agriculture, and Climate Dynamics in Chile's Aconcagua River Basin
Webb, Mariana J., author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Affordable housing in New York City: the motivations behind mixed-income
Ezrapour, Eliza Florence, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Passive seismic monitoring of induced seismicity : fundamental principles and application to energy technologies
Eaton, David W., 1962- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Constitutive relations and elastic deformation -- Failure criteria and anelastic deformation -- Seismic waves and sources -- Stress measurement and hydraulic fracturing -- Passive-seismic data acquisition -- Downhole microseismic processing -- Surface and shallow-array microseismic processing -- Microseismic interpretation -- Induced seismicity.

"The past few decades have witnessed remarkable growth in the application of passive seismic monitoring to address a range of problems in geoscience and engineering"--
Kresge QE539.2.I46 E28 2018

Do colors exist? : and other profound physics questions
Cottrell, Seth Stannard, author
Cham, Switzerland : Birkhäuser, 2018
"Why do polished stones look wet? How does the Twin Paradox work? What if Jupiter were a star? How can we be sure that pi never repeats? How does a quantum computer break encryption? This fascinating book presents a collection of articles based on conversations and correspondences between the author and complete strangers about physics and math. Rather than unnecessarily complex explanations mired in mysterious terminology and symbols, the reader is presented with the reasoning, experiments, and mathematics in a casual, conversational, and often comical style. Neither over-simplified nor over-technical, the lucid and entertaining writing will guide the reader from each innocent question to a better understanding of the weird and beautiful universe around us."--Back cover.
Kresge QC24.5 .C58 2018

Magnetic, ferroelectric, and multiferroic metal oxides
Stojanović, Biljana D
Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Elsevier, c2018
Kresge QD509.M46 S66 2018

Atmospheric aerosols : characteristics and radiative effects
Ramachandran, S. (Physics professor), author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Climate and aerosols -- Physical, optical and chemical characteristics of aerosols -- Measurements of aerosols: instrumentation, techniques and parameters -- Aerosols: radiative transfer and effects -- Aerosol-cloud interactions and aerosol-climate coupling -- Aerosol impact on atmosphere and climate, air pollution and air quality.

"This book includes basic knowledge and understanding on the characteristics of aerosols over the continent and oceanic regions, their composition, residence times, sinks and size distributions, and their effects in the radiative transfer and climate of Earth"--
Kresge QC882.42 .R36 2018

Cenozoic foraminifera and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta
edited by O.S. Adegoke and four others
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge QE711.2 .C45 2017

Toward sustainability-as-flourishing: an analysis of environmental organizations involved in post-Katrina rebuilding of New Orleans
Freehafer, Lydia, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Upcycling brewery wastewater to cultivate microalgae: a systems approach to sustainable aquafeed production
Sclafani, Alex, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Afro-ecology: Black Agrarianism as regenerative activism
Mason, Calin Amber, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Memory reactivation in neural networks
Li, Chenguang, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Does gravity enforce macrorealism?
Nejad, Saba, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Time-dependent simulation of neutral helium in the heliosphere
Sun, Andrew, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe
Clegg, Brian, author
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018
14 September 2015 -- What is a wave? -- Einstein's baby -- The gravitational challenge -- Dance of the neutron stars -- Magic mirrors -- False hopes -- The great wave -- Looking to the future.

"On 14 September 2015, after 50 years of searching, gravitational waves were detected for the first time and astronomy changed for ever. Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays and the rest. But gravitational waves- ripples in the fabric of space and time- are unrelenting, passing through barriers that stop light dead. At the two 2.5 mile long LIGO observatories in the US, scientists developed incredibly sensitive detectors, capable of spotting a movement 100 times smaller than the nucleus of an atom. In 2015 they spotted the ripples produced by two black holes spiralling into each other, setting spacetime quivering. This was the first time black holes had ever been directly detected- and it promises far more for the future of astronomy. Brian Clegg presents a compelling story of human technical endeavour and a new, powerful path to understand the workings of the universe."--Publisher description.
Kresge QC179 .C54 2018

Navigating Kanaka Māoli Politics of Loko ̕I a Restoration at Wa̕i uli, Hawa̕i i
Trask-Sharpe, Kala̕e ōl̕a a, author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Perceptions of terroir in Vermont wine and cider
Sabol, Madison author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

High temperature superconducting magnetic levitation
Wang, Jia-Su, author
Berlin : De Gruyter : [2018]
1. Fundamentals of superconductivity -- 2. Superconducting materials -- 3. Magnetic levitation -- 4. Superconducting magnetic levitation -- 5. HTS Maglev experimental methods set-up -- 6. First manned HTS Maglev vehicle in the world -- 7. Numerical simulations of HTS Maglev -- 8. New progress of HTS Maglev vehicle -- 9. HTS Maglev bearing and flywheel energy storage system -- 10. HTS Maglev launch technology -- Acronyms and abbreviations.

"The authors begin this book with a systematic overview of superconductivity, superconducting materials, magnetic levitation, and superconducting magnetic levitation - the prerequisites to understand the latter part of the book - that forms a solid foundation for further study in High Temperature Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (HTS Maglev). This book presents our research progress on HTS Maglev at Applied Superconductivity Laboratory (ASCLab) of Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China, with an emphasis on the findings that led to the world's first manned HTS Maglev test vehicle "Century". The book provides a detailed description on our previous work at ASCLab including the designing of the HTS Maglev test and measurement method as well as the apparatus, building "Century", developing the HTS Maglev numerical simulation system, and making new progress on HTS Maglev. The final parts of this book discuss research and prototyping efforts at ASCLab in several adjacent fields including HTS Maglev bearing, Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) and HTS maglev launch technology. We hope this book becomes a valuable source for researchers and engineers working in the fascinating field of HTS Maglev science and engineering."--
Kresge QC611.98.M34 W36 2018

Chasing winter: a climate change vulnerability assessment of of Crested Butte, Colorado
Buchanan, Jimmy author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Investigating aboveground-belowground carbon and nitrogen linkages in post-agricultural New England
Mora, Eleni A. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

10Be dating of Glacial Moraines in the Eastern Sierra Nevadak California
Plante, Zach author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Development of chemical procedures to cleanly separate solar wind osmium embedded in Genesis silicon collectors
Janakiraman Paramasivan, Gayathri, author
"We have developed a method to cleanly extract Solar Wind (SW) osmium (Os) embedded in silicon (Si) wafers that were contaminated during crash landing of the GENESIS capsule. It forms part of a larger NASA funded research study aimed at determining the Re and Os concentrations of the solar photosphere. Solar wind Os is buried >13 nm (1nm = 10⁻⁹ m) below the water surface. Our procedure involves removal of the top 13 nm of the wafer surface followed by clean extraction of SW Os. Removal of the top 13 nm of silicon is accomplished by sequential oxidation of Si wafers with HNO₃ and removal of the resulting oxide layer with dilute HF. Extensive experimentation with Nd-implanted flown samples shows a linear relationship of the oxidation rate constant with the concentration of SW hydrogen which varies with depth. Using this relationship, we find that a flown wafer needs to be immersed in nitric acid for 422 minutes to oxidize topmost 9 nm. To oxidize the next 4 nm the wafer needs to be immersed for 196 minutes. The oxide layers can be removed by clean 2M HF to create atomically smooth surface (Imai et al., 2008) on silicon not physically damaged during the crash. Once cleaned, the wafer surface is etched using acidic bromine solution, which indiscriminately dissolves Si (Bressers et al., 1996). The acidic bromine solution provides not only a very clean method for extracting Os, but also simplifies processing of samples. More flight wafers will be required to optimize these results and to evaluate any heterogeneity in behavior among the flight samples. Methods and cleaning protocols developed here will also help the GENESIS community at large for removing contamination on samples prior to analysis."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Earth 2018

Titanium-mediated intermolecular [2+2+2]
Cassidy, James author
"A three-component coupling methodology between an internal alkyne, homopropargylic alkoxide, and a homoallylic alkoxide facilitated by titanium isopropoxide was investigated. Precedent showed that alkyne-alkyne cross-coupling proceeded in modest yields when the active organometallic species was generated using Grignard reagents. Unexpectedly low yields of diene product were observed when n-BuLi was used instead of a Grignard reagent. It was discovered that the addition of TMSCI results in higher yields for the cross-coupling of alkynes with titanium isopropoxide. This discovery led to results demonstrating the three-component intermolecular coupling reaction yielding cyclohexadiene products as single regioisomers "
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2018

Particle physics : an introduction
Purdy, Robert (Lecturer in Physics), author
Dulles, Virginia : Mercury Learning and Information, [2018]
This book is designed as a brief introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the matter in our universe. Numerous examples, figures, and simple explanations enable general readers and physics students to understand complex concepts related to the universe. Selected topics include atoms, quarks, accelerators, detectors, colliders, string theory, and more.
Kresge QC776 .P87 2018

Acacia koa: a follow-up study and assessment of Koa Forestry in Hawai'i
Ahn, Heidi author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Metal oxide-based photocatalysis : fundamentals and prospects for application
Adriana Zaleska-Medynska ; contributors, Pieczyńska Aleksandra ... et al.
Amsterdam ; Elsevier, c2018
Kresge QD716.P45 M48 2018

Interacting systems far from equilibrium : quantum kinetic theory
Morawetz, Klaus, 1963- author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Kresge QC20.7.D5 M67 2018

Ozone hole : past, present, future
Abbasi, S. A. author
New York, NY : Springer, [2017]
Dedication; Foreword; Preface; About the Authors; Contents; Chapter 1: Ozone in€the€Atmosphere; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Environmental Pollution and€Its Globalization; 1.2 The Looming of€the€Ozone Hole; 2 Different Atmospheric Layers; 3 How the€Atmosphere Changes Form the€Earth's Surface as€We€Go€Up; 4 How Does the€Stratosphere Influence Our Lives; 5 Ozone in€the€Atmosphere; 5.1 Why Is It So€Important to€Protect Atmospheric Ozone?; 5.2 How Was€Ozone Formed?; 5.2.1 The 'Steady State' of€Stratospheric Ozone Layer; 5.3 Ozone in€the€Stratosphere; 5.4 Significance of€the€Ozone Layer; References.

This book underscores the re-emergence of the ozone hole problem and deals with it in its current context of exacerbating global warming. It traces the history of the ozone hole from the stage of formation of the stratospheric ozone 'layer', millions of years ago, into the late 20th century when the anthropogenic destruction of that ozone was discovered. The chapters are written to bring the the reader up to the present day. Factors that influence stratospheric ozone are discussed and the ways to halt ozone depletion are cataloged. And more complex interrelationships are being discovered between ozone depletion and two other global concerns: climate change and ocean acidification. This book sheds light on the intricacy of the situation and its portants. The book will be useful to students and researchers looking for a current overview of the ozone hole problem.
Kresge QC879.7 .A23 2017

Sheehan, William, 1954- author
London : Reaktion Books, 2018
Prologue -- The Jovian planets -- Jupiter: a primer for a giant planet -- Superficial matters -- Atmospherics -- The Great Red Spot becomes great -- A bewildering phantasmagoria: Jovian meteorology -- Above Jupiter -- Jupiter in collision -- Juno to Jupiter -- Observing Jupiter -- Appendices: I. Jupiter by the numbers -- II. Conjunctions of Jupiter -- III. The Galilean satellites by the numbers -- IV. Space probes to Jupiter.

Majestic and untwinkling, Jupiter is the grandest of all planets. It is the largest planet in our solar system and among the brightest objects in the night sky. It shines with a noble, steady luster, and its calming presence has inspired humans for centuries. Jupiter was the "beloved star" of the first serious observers of the planets, the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, and has inspired poetic utterances from eminent writers such as William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. It also continues to inspire contemporary astronomers and stargazers, and this beautifully illustrated volume brings our understanding of Jupiter right up to date.
Kresge QB661 .S54 2018

Physical processes in clouds and cloud modeling
Khain, A. P. author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Clouds: definitions and significance -- Cloud particles and their representation in cloud models -- Basic equations -- Numerical methods used in cloud models -- Warm microphysical processes -- Microphysical processes in ice and mixed-phase clouds -- Modeling: a powerful tool for cloud investigation.

"This book presents the most comprehensive and systematic description currently available of both classical and novel theories of cloud processes, providing a much-needed link between cloud theory, observation, experimental results, and cloud modeling"--
Kresge QC921.5 .K43 2018

Dating relict rock glaciers in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA: a test of the controls on rock glacier formation
Propp, Daniel author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Sedimentological and chemostratigraphic evolution of Ediacaran carbonate platforms in the Canadian Cordillera / Jack C. Taylor
Taylor, Jack C. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

The Basal Road River Group of Yukon, Canada: new insights into the Cambrian-Ordovician Carbon Cycle
Malinowski, Joseph author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Quantifying volumetric change of Athabasca Glacier in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Raphael, Ian A. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

The fate of natural bacteriogenic iron oxides during reduction at circumneutral pH
Rieb, Emma author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

The role of biological soil crusts in deflation patch nitrogen cycling in West Greenland
Governali, Francesca C. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018