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Consensus preferred recurrence-interval and vertical slip-rate estimates : review of Utah paleoseismic-trenching data by the Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group
Lund, William R
Salt Lake City, UT : Utah Geological Survey, 2005
Kresge QE169 .A3 no.134

Bates, D. E. B
London : Geologists' Association, 1981
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.40

The Plymouth area
Hobson, D. M
[London] : Geologists' Association, 1978
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.38

Lleyn Peninsula
Cattermole, Peter John
London : Geologists' Association, 1981
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.39

Devonshire marbles : their geology, history and uses
Walkden, Gordon, author
London : Geologists' Association, [2015]
Volume 1: Understanding the marbles -- volume 2: Recognising the marbles.
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.72

Devonshire marbles : their geology, history and uses
Walkden, Gordon, author
London : Geologists' Association, [2015]
Volume 1: Understanding the marbles -- volume 2: Recognising the marbles.
Kresge QE261 .G46 no.72

Hydrogeologic studies and groundwater monitoring in Snake Valley and adjacent hydrographic areas, west-central Utah and east-central Nevada
Hurlow, Hugh A., editor
Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey, 2014
1 report (304 pages), 4 Plates, Appendices and data tables.

This report presents results and analysis of hydrogeologic, geophysical, groundwater-monitoring, and hydrochemical studies and aquifer tests by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) in Snake Valley, Tule Valley, and Fish Springs Flat, Millard and Juab Counties, west-central Utah. The primary objectives of this work were to (1) establish a new groundwater-monitoring network to improve data on baseline groundwater-level, spring-flow, and hydrochemical conditions, (2) measure the impacts of current and proposed future groundwater pumping on these baseline conditions, (3) improve understanding of geologic controls on groundwater flow in the study area, and (4) integrate the results to test previously proposed conceptual models of groundwater flow.
Kresge CD-ROM QE169 .A3 no.135

Organophosphorus chemistry
London : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©1970-
Kresge QD412.P1 O65

Polymer mixtures and films : free volume as a driving force for miscibility and glassiness
DeFelice, Jeffrey, author
"The microscopic characteristics of polymer molecules are connected with many macro- scopic and mechanical properties of their liquid (pure or mixed) and solid states. How these properties are affected by the different molecular attributes of polymers is of particular interest for practical applications of polymer materials. In Part I of this thesis, the thermodynamics of polymer/supercritical CO₂ mixtures and blends of linear and branched polymers are modeled using a lattice based equation of state approach. Analyses of trends in the pure component physical properties lead to insight regarding how changes in molecular architecture and/or isotopic labeling affect the relative compatibilities of the mixtures. This approach is also applied to the mixed state to predict the enthalpic and entropic changes of mixing, from which, information is provided about the role of pure component properties in controlling the underlying thermodynamics of the mixtures. In Part II, the focus of this thesis turns to how interfacial effects can shift a number of physical properties in glass forming uids relative to those of the pure bulk material. One of the most notable deviations from bulk behavior that has been reported for these systems is a change in the glass transition temperature (T[subscript g]). In this work, interfacial effects on T[subscript g] are probed in film and polymer/additive systems using a simple kinetic lattice model that simulates free volume and mobility in glass forming uids. For films, the thickness-dependent behavior of T[subscript g] is characterized for different types of interfaces, including films that are substrate supported, free- standing, and ̀stacked'. Connections are drawn between the size of the region of enhanced mobility near a free surface and the distribution of local T[subscript g] values across a film. For polymer/additive systems, where the \interface" is dispersed throughout the material, trends in additive induced T[subscript g] changes are analyzed with respect to additive concentration and the strength of the additive's in uence on the local mobility of the polymer matrix."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QD47.5.N43 D3 2017def

Foundations of high-energy-density physics : physical processes of matter at extreme conditions
Larsen, Jon, 1942- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Characteristics of high-energy-density matter -- Fundamental microphysics of ionized gases -- Ionization -- Entropy and the equation of state -- Hydrodynamics -- Thermal energy transport -- Radiation and radiative transfer -- Transition rates and optical coefficients -- Radiation hydrodynamics -- Magnetohydrodynamics -- Electromagnetic wave-matter interactions.
Kresge QC280.2 .L37 2017

Publications of the Grand Junction Geological Society (1960 to 2012)
[Tulsa, OK?] : GJGS : ©2014
Guidebook to northern San Juan Mountains (1960) -- Scenic geology of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado (1978) -- Southeastern Piceance Basin (1982) -- Northern Paradox Basin, Uncompahgre Uplift (1983) -- Road log from Grand Junction to Resource Enterprises' Deep Seam Project (coal bed methane) east of Collbran, Colorado (1984) -- Western Synfuels Symposium proceedings (1985) -- Parachute Creek field trip, Western Synfuels Symposium (1985) -- Utah Synfuels field trip, 18th annual Oil Shale Symposium and the Western Synfuels Symposium (1985) -- Road log from Trout Lake to Dunton and Rico areas, San Miguel, Dolores, and Montezuma Counties, Colorado (1985) -- Paleontology and geology of the Dinosaur Triangle (1987) -- Geological road log from Dinosaur Valley to Rabbit Valley (1989) -- Guidebook for dinosaur quarries and tracksites tour : western Colorado and eastern Utah (1991) -- The Green River Formation in Piceance Creek and eastern Uinta Basins (1995) -- Book Cliffs sequence stratigraphy : the Desert and Castlegate Sandstones (2001) -- 2005 Rocky Mountain Section Geological Society of America field trip guidebook (2005) -- Post glacial mass-wasting features associated with the San Juan Caldera in the Lake City area, Hinsdale County, southwestern Colorado (2007) -- Lake City Caldera and Eureka Graben : structural controls on late stage igneous intrusions, mineralization, differential erosion, mass-wasting, and alpine glaciation (2008) -- Geologic road log for Uravan Mineral Belt 2012 field trip, west-central Colorado (2012).

A compilation of the 18 special publications of the Grand Junction Geological Society published from 1960 to 2012.
Kresge QE91 .P83 2014

Amorphous semiconductors : structural, optical, and electronic properties
Morigaki, Kazuo, author
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017
Kresge QC611.8.A5 M67 2017

The dark side of technology
Townsend, P. D. author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Have we the knowledge, willpower, and determination to survive? -- Technology and survival: are they compatible? -- Natural disasters and civilization -- Good technologies with bad side effects -- From trains to transistors -- Food, survival, and resources -- The 'Silent Spring' revisited -- Medicine: expectations and reality -- Knowledge loss from changing language -- Decay of materials and information loss from technology -- Technology, the new frontier fro crime and terror -- Technology-driven social isolation -- Consumerism and obsolescence -- Rejection of knowledge and information -- Hindsight, foresight, radical suggestions and a gain of hope.

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. Technological progress comes with a Dark Side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results. The many and various unexpected outcomes of technology span humorous to bizarre, and even result in situations which threaten our survival. Development can be positive for some, but negative and isolating for others (e.g. older or poorer people). Progress is often transient, as faster electronics and computers dramatically shorten retention time of data and knowledge (e.g. documents, data, and photos will be unreadable within a generation). This is also destroying past languages and cultures in a trend to globalisation. Advances cut across all areas of science and life, and the scope is vast from biology, medicine, agriculture, transport, electronics, computers, long range communications, to a global economy.
Kresge Popular Science T14.5 .T69 2016

Nonequilibrium gas dynamics and molecular simulation
Boyd, Iain D., 1964- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kinetic theory -- Statistical mechanics -- Finite-rate processes -- Relations between molecular and continuum gas dynamics er-atomic potentials -- Direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) -- DSMC models for nonequilibrium thermochemistry.

"The book is divided into two parts based on the overall goals, with the first part focusing on fundamental considerations, and the second part dedicated to describing computer simulation methods. The first section covers three different areas: (1) kinetic theory, (2) quantum mechanics, and (3) statistical mechanics. Important results from these three areas are then brought together to allow analysis of nonequilibrium processes in a gas based on molecular level considerations. Chapter 1 covers kinetic theory, in which the basic idea is to develop techniques to relate the properties and behavior of particles, representing atoms and molecules, to the fluid mechanical aspects of a gas at the macroscopic level. This requires us to provide a basic definition by what is meant by a particle, and how these particles interact with one another through the mechanism of inter-molecular collisions. This leads us into a discussion of modeling of macroscopic molecular transport processes, such as viscosity and thermal conductivity, that represents one of the first key successes of kinetic theory. We will find that kinetic theory relies on the use of statistical analysis techniques, such as probability density functions, due to the very large volumes of information involved in tracking the behavior of every single particle in a real gas flow"--
Kresge QC168 .B63 2017

Quantum theory from first principles : an informational approach
D'Ariano, G. M. author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Quantum theory from Hilbert-spaces -- The framework -- The new principles -- Causal theories -- Theories with local discriminability -- The purification principle -- Encoding information -- Three no-go theorems -- Perfectly discriminable states -- Identifying pure states -- Diagonalization -- Conclusive teleportation -- The qubit -- Projections -- The superposition principle -- Derivation of quantum theory.

"Quantum theory is the soul of theoretical physics. It is not just a theory of specific physical systems, but rather a new framework with universal applicability. This book shows how we can reconstruct the theory from six information-theoretical principles, by rebuilding the quantum rules from the bottom up. Step by step, the reader will learn how to master the counterintuitive aspects of the quantum world, and how to efficiently reconstruct quantum information protocols from first principles. Using intuitive graphical notation to represent equations, and with shorter and more efficient derivations, the theory can be understood and assimilated with exceptional ease. Offering a radically new perspective on the field, the book contains an efficient course of quantum theory and quantum information for undergraduates. The book is aimed at researchers, professionals, students in physics, computer science and philosophy, as well as the curious outsider seeking a deeper understanding of the theory"--
Kresge QC174.12 .D37 2017

Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory
Tucker, Wallace H., author
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
Introduction : cool stories from the hot universe -- Part I. The big. Galaxy clusters -- The evidence for dark matter -- Cold dark matter -- Dark matter going bananas -- The wonderful--and fearful--dark side -- What is dark energy? -- The cosmic web -- Part II. The bad. Taking pleasure in the dimness of stars -- Cygnus X-1, microquasars, and the galactic jet set -- Downtown Milky Way -- The secret in the middle -- Ducks unlimited -- The origin and growth of supermassive black holes -- Green black holes -- Black hole feedback -- Part III. The beautiful. Going not gentle into that good night -- Core collapse -- The crab and other pulsar wind nebulas -- A thin cosmic rain : particles from outer space -- Elemental change -- Cosmic renewal.

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra science spokesperson Wallace H. Tucker uses a series of short, connected stories to describe the telescope's exploration of the hot, high-energy face of the universe. The book is organized in three parts: "The Big," covering the cosmic web, dark energy, dark matter, and massive clusters of galaxies; "The Bad," exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful," discussing stars, exoplanets, and life.
Kresge QB472 .T8114 2017

Analysis and modeling of radio wave propagation
Coleman, Christopher, 1950- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Basic concepts page -- The fundamentals of electromagnetic waves -- The reciprocity, compensation and extinction theorems -- The effect of obstructions upon radio wave propagation -- Geometric optics -- Propagation through irregular media -- The approximate solution of Maxwell's equations -- Propagation in the ionospheric duct -- Propagation in the lower atmosphere -- Transionospheric propagation and scintillation.

"This comprehensive guide helps readers understand the theory and techniques needed to analyze and model radio wave propagation in complex environments. All of the essential topics are covered, from the fundamental concepts of radio systems, to complex propagation phenomena. These topics include diffraction, ray tracing, scattering, atmospheric ducting, ionospheric ducting, scintillation, and propagation through both urban and non-urban environments. Emphasis is placed on practical procedures, with detailed discussion of numerical and mathematical methods providing readers with the necessary skills to build their own propagation models and develop their own techniques. MATLAB functions illustrating key modeling ideas are provided online. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to use propagation models to understand the performance of radio systems for navigation, radar, communications, or broadcasting"--
Kresge TK6553 .C635 2017

Introduction to astronomy by Theodore Metochites
Paschos, E. A
New Jersey : World Scientific, [2017]
Description of the celestial spheres and their rotations -- Eccentric and epicyclic models -- The uniform and anomalous rotation of the sun; right and oblique ascensions -- Determining the time and culmination of the stars at various zones of the Earth -- The obliquity -- Description of the Greek/Roman and Egyptian calendars -- Proposal for revising the Julian calendar.

Stoicheiosis Astronomike ("Elements of Astronomy") is a late Byzantine comprehensive introduction to astronomy. It was written by an outstanding figure in Byzantine culture and politics, who served also as prime minister. This volume makes available for the first time a large part of its astronomical contents, offering the original text with an English translation, accompanied by an introduction and analysis. This book describes the celestial spheres, the rotation of the planets, and especially the apparent trajectory of the sun with its uniform and anomalous rotations, which are used to determine the length of the year. Metochites proposed a new starting date for the calendar (6th of October 1283) specifying the position of the sun on that date. The work revived the interest in studies of Ptolemaic astronomy as attested by numerous annotations in the margins of the manuscripts. Besides its astronomical content there are statements on the epistemological method and other issues elucidating the spirit of that age. It will be of interest as an introduction to Byzantine astronomy for historians of science and philosophy, for astronomers, and those interested in the development of calendars. --
Kresge QB23 .P36 2017

Molecularly imprinted catalysts : principles, syntheses, and applications
edited by Sonjun Li, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, Shunsheng Cao, Associate Professor, Jiangsu University, China, Secretary-General, the Chinese Advanced Materials Society, Marie Curie Fellow, European Commission, Sergey A. Piletsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, Anthony P.F. Turner, Biosensors & Bioelectronics Centre, IFM, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Amsterdam ; Elsevier, [2016]
Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts: Principle, Synthesis, and Applications is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth overview of molecularly imprinted catalysts and selective catalysis, including technical details, principles of selective catalysis, preparation processes, the catalytically active polymers themselves, and important progress made in this field. It serves as an important reference for scientists, students, and researchers who are working in the areas of molecular imprinting, catalysis, molecular recognition, materials science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.Comprising a diverse group of experts from prestigious universities and industries across the world, the contributors to this book provide access to the latest knowledge and eye-catching achievements in the field, and an understanding of what progress has been made and to what extent it is being advanced in industry.The first book in the field on molecularly imprinted catalysts (MIPs)Provides a systematic background to selective catalysis, especially the basic concepts and key principles of the different MIP-based catalystsFeatures state-of-the art presentation of preparation methods and applications of MIPsWritten by scientists from prestigious universities and industries across the world, and edited by veteran researchers in molecular imprinting and selective catalysis.
Kresge QD382.I43 M6516 2016

A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves
Alvarez, Walter, 1940- author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Prologue -- Big history, the Earth, and the human situation -- [1] Cosmos -- From the Big Bang to Planet Earth -- [2] Earth -- Gifts from the Earth -- A planet with continents and oceans -- A tale of two mountain ranges -- Remembering ancient rivers -- [3] Life -- Your personal record of life history -- [3] Humanity -- The great journey -- Being human -- Epilogue -- What was the chance of all this happening? -- Appendix 1: Further resources -- Appendix 2: Figure sources.

"Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In The Little Book of Big History, geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur extinction--makes a compelling case for a new, science-first approach to Big History. He brings a scientist's view to the human story, from the creation of our universe and our planet, the rise of life, the movement of our continents and its effect on human migration, to humanity's ascendance due to our mastery of Earth's natural resources. Alvarez's illuminating observations and stories will give readers a new appreciation of the events, from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age and beyond, that have led to the human situation. Through entertaining, bite-sized chapters, The Little Book of Big History will send readers out in a thousand different directions to learn more"--Provided by publisher.
Kresge Popular Science QE501 .A585 2017

The climates of the geological past : reproduction of the original German edition and complete English translation = Die Klimate der geologischen Vorzeit : Faksimile-Nachdruck der deutschen Originalausgabe und komplette englische Neuübersetzung
Köppen, Wladimir Peter, 1846-1940, author
Stuttgart : Borntraeger, 2015
Preface 2015. Note of the translator. Die klimate der geologischen vorzeit = The climates of the geological past : Einleitung = Contents, table of figures, introduction -- Die fossilen klimazeugen = Fossil climate indicators -- Die klimagürtel im karbon und perm = The climate belts of the carboniferous and permian -- Die klimagürtel im mesozoikum = The climate belts of the Mesozoic -- Die klimagürtel in der tertiärzeit = The climate belts of the tertiary -- Die klimate in den vorkarbonischen zeiten = The climates of the pre-carbonifeorous periods -- Polwege und breitenänderungen in der Erdeschichte = Pole migrations and latitude changes in Earth's history -- Die klimate des quartärs = Climates of the quarternary -- Index. Die klimate der geologischen vorzeit: ergänzungen und berichtigungen = The climates of the geological past: supplements and corrections.

This is the English translation (and German fascimile) of Wladimir Köppen and Alfred Wegener (1924): The Climates of the Geological Past, a landmark text of early paleoclimatological research.
Kresge QC884 .K613 2015

Great Plains geology
Diffendal, R. F. author
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Kresge QE78.7 .D54 2017

Biophysical and structural characterization of the N-terminal death effector domain of cFLIP
Panaitiu, Alexandra-Elena, author
"cFLIP (cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is a member of the Death Domain superfamily of proteins. An inactive procaspase-8 homologue, cFLIP contains two N-terminal death effector domains (DEDs) which provide the interface for protein-protein interactions important in the formation and stabilization of cellular signaling complexes. Originally identified as a modulator of extrinsic apoptosis through inhibition of the Death Inducing Signaling Complex (DISC), cFLIP has been implicated in other physiological processes including inflammation, immune receptor signaling, necroptosis, and autophagy. Extensive literature exists documenting the functional roles of cFLIP in a multitude of cellular processes and disease states, primarily in the context of cancer biology. However, no structural information regarding the DEDs of cFLIP and no known cFLIP ligands have been reported. This dissertation describes the first biophysical characterization of the interaction between the cFLIP and the ubiquitous calcium-sensing protein calmodulin, the first structural characterization of a cFLIP death effector domain, and the identification of preliminary cFLIP ligands. The interaction between cFLIP and calmodulin was shown to be mediated by a C-terminal region on the N-terminal death effector domain (DED1) of cFLIP. The details of the complex formed by calmodulin and the afferent DED1-derived peptide have been elucidated through an experimental framework involving molecular biology, biophysical chemistry, and computational refinement. The results implicate calmodulin as a potential player in DISC-mediated apoptosis and highlight the functional relevance of the DED1 of cFLIP. Following the demonstration of the importance of the cFLIP DED1, a stable construct amenable to structural characterization was developed. Through protein engineering and molecular modeling, a chimeric cFLIP DED1 construct was designed. Dubbed DED1ch, this protein exhibits markedly improved solution behavior and stability compared to the wild-type cFLIP domain. The solution structure of the engineered cFLIP DED1ch is described. Based on this structure, residue-specific molecular details of the interaction interfaces of cFLIP with FADD and calmodulin are defined. Finally, utilizing the newly characterized solution structure of the chimeric DED1, preliminary, low-affinity cFLIP ligands are identified from virtual compound library screening through molecular docking followed by experimental validation. These first cFLIP ligands will serve as a scaffold for drug development targeting cFLIP."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QD47.5.N43 D3 2017pan

Metal-mediated formation of phosphapyracenes : synthetic and mechanistic studies
Wang, Ge, author
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QD47.5.N43 D3 2017wan

Theory and applications of the empirical valence bond approach : from physical chemistry to chemical biology
edited by Fernanda Duarte, Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin ; with a foreword by Arieh Warshel
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017
Kresge QD469 .T44 2017

Communicating science : a practical guide for engineers and physical scientists
Boxman, R. L., author
Singapore ; World Scientific, [2017]
Kresge Q223 .B694 2017

Water in crisis : a guide to the world's fresh water resources
edited by Peter H. Gleick ; foreword by Gilbert F. White
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
Part I. Essays on fresh water issues -- An introduction to global fresh water issues / Peter H. Gleick -- World fresh water resources / Igor A. Shiklomanov -- Water quality and health / Linda Nash -- Water and ecosystems / Alan P. Covich -- Water and agriculture / Sandra Postel -- Water and energy / Peter H. Gleick -- Water and economic development / Malin Falkenmark, Gunnar Lindh -- Water, politics, and international law / Stephen C. McCaffrey -- Water in the 21st century / Peter H. Gleick -- Part II. Fresh water data -- About the data / Peter H. Gleick -- Global and regional fresh water resources -- Rivers, lakes and waterfalls -- Sanitation and water-related disease -- Water quality and contamination -- Water and agriculture -- Water and ecosystems -- Water and energy -- Water and human use -- Water policy and politics -- Units, data conversions, and constants.
Kresge TD345 .W264 1993

Asteroid hunters
Nugent, Carrie, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
A wild frontier -- Things that hit the Earth -- Rules of asteroid hunting -- The first asteroid -- Terrestrial asteroid hunting -- My favorite telescope -- The giggle factor -- The Planetary Defense Coordination Office.
Kresge Popular Science QB651 .N84 2017

In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses
Aveni, Anthony F., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
An introduction to solar eclipses. Colossal celestial spectacles ; Watching people watch eclipses ; What you see and why you see it -- Eclipses in the ancient world. Eclipses computer Stonehenge ; Babylonian decryptions ; Greek science ; The Crucifixion darkness ; Ancient Chinese secrecy ; Maya prediction ; Aztec sacrifice -- Eclipses in the modern age. The rebirth of eclipse science is Islam and Europe ; The New England Eclipses of 1806 ; Expedition to Pike's Peak, 1878 ; New York's Central Park, 1925 -- Lessons from eclipses. The eclipses as cartographer and timekeeper ; Zoologists chasing shadow -- Personal eclipses. Eclipses in culture -- A confession -- Appendix. A brief chronology of solar eclipses.
Kresge QB541 .A84 2017

Service-learning in undergraduate geosciences
Beatty, Alexandra S., rapporteur
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2017]
Introduction -- The role of service-learning in the geosciences -- Service-learning benefits for students and institutions -- Characterizing current service-learning -- Looking forward -- References -- Appendix A: Workshop agenda and participants list -- Appendix B: Biographical sketches of committee members and presenters -- Appendix C: Resources suggested by participants.
Kresge QE40 .B43 2017

Geological structures : an Introductory field guide
Pellant, Chris, author
London : Bloomsbury Natural History 2016
Kresge Popular Science QE601 .P35 2016

High resolution electronic spectroscopy of small molecules
Duxbury, Geoffrey, author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
Vibration-rotation Hamiltonians for open-shell molecules -- The Renner-Teller effect -- First row dihydrides -- Second row dihydrides -- Third row dihydrides -- Astrophysics: the electronic spectrum of H2O+.

"Electronic spectroscopy has developed significantly, with key uses in atmospheric chemistry, astrophysics, and astrochemistry. This book is the first to cover both theoretical and experimental spectroscopy of small molecules. It examines the links between spectroscopy and photochemistry, discusses theoretical treatments of the interaction between different electronic states, and discusses experimental techniques at length. Practical applications covered include exhaust gas measurements in aircraft turbines, pollution, free radicals, global warming, low temperature plasmas, and ionization effects in giant gas planets"--
Kresge QC454.H618 D89 2017

Guide to the geology and natural history of the blue ridge mountains
Spencer, Edgar W., author
United States : Edgar W. Spencer, [2017]
Kresge QE174.B58 S64 2017

Investigating seafloors and oceans : from mud volcanoes to giant squid
Joseph, Antony, author.
Amsterdam ; Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge GC87 .J67 2017

Construction of monolithic all-glass optical cavities for trapping ultracold atoms
Evans, Jesse, author
"This thesis reports a successful testing of a procedure for the construction of a highfinesse monolithic glass bowtie cavity using hydroxide catalysis bonding. The design of the cavity is optimized for use in optical dipole trapping of ultracold atoms. The all-glass design is especially suited for experiments that include rapidly changing magnetic field, such as those employing Feshbach resonances. These all-glass hydroxide catalysis bonded cavities are ultra-high vacuum compatible and survive moderate bake-out temperatures required to reach ultra low pressures. We developed a set of alignment procedures and mechanical jigs for the purposes of precisely aligning a symmetric bowtie cavity. The alignment procedures and jigs guarantee a minimal degree of cavity twist and maximize overlap at the beam crossing point. A prototype cavity constructed using these procedures was measured to have a beam overlap within the tolerances necessary to generate an effective crossed beam dipole trap."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Phys. 2017

Flooding and equilibrium of stream channels : a high-resolution lidar study
Kantack, Keith McBride., author
"While floods have been widely studied, quantifying or predicting their impacts remains challenging for geomorphologists. Often the spatial or temporal scales of analysis prevent robust analytics: spatially, studies typically have been done on the cross section scale or temporally by comparing pre- to post-flood geospatial datasets. In this study, to capture the response and recovery process following a catastrophic flood generated by Tropical Storm Irene, we use high-resolution (≤lm) lidar data from before the flood (2010), one year after the flood (2012), and four years after the flood (2015) to build a predictive model of erosion and deposition, as well as assess the changes in the variability of the channel's unit stream power curve, which we use as a proxy for reach-scale equilibrium. Findings suggest that the downstream gradient in unit stream power is a powerful predictor of erosion and deposition, but where the two-year flow exceeds 150 W/m², erosion is the dominant response. The result of this is the reduction of variation in the unit stream power curve over the ̃l km scale, which we argue to be a change in the direction of reach-scale equilibrium."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Earth 2016

Planetesimals : early differentiation and consequences for planets
edited by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, and Benjamin P. Weiss, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Planetesimals / Benjamin P. Weiss - Signatures of Hit-and-run Collisions / Erik Asphaug - Using The Main Asteroid Belt to Constrain Planetesimal and Planet Formation / William Bottke and Alessandro Morbidelli - Differentiation Under Highly Reducing Conditions: New Insights from Enstatite Meteorites and Mercury / Timothy J. McCoy and Emma S. Bullock - Origin and Evolution of Volatile-rich Asteroids / Julie Castillo Rodriguez and Edward D. Young - Silicate Melting and Volatile Loss During Differentiation in Planetesimals / Roger R. Fu, Edward D. Young, Richard C. Greenwood, and Linda T. Elkins-Tanton - Iron and Stony-iron Meteorites: Evidence for The Formation, Crystallization, and Early Impact Histories of Differentiated Planetesimals / Alex M. Ruzicka, Henning Haack, Nancy L. Chabot, and Edward R.D. Scott - Arguments for The Non-Existence of Magma Oceans in Asteroids / Lionel Wilson and Klaus Keil - Magnetic Field on Asteroids and Planetesimals / Aaron Scheinberg, Roger R. Fu, Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Benjamin P. Weiss, and Sabine Stanley - Magnetic Mineralogy of Meteroritic Metal: Paleomagnetic Evidence for Dynamo Activity on Differentiated Planetesimals / Richard J. Harrison, James F. J. Bryson, Claire I.O. Nichols, and Benjamin P. Weiss - Chronology of Planetesimal Differentiation / Thorsten Kleine and Meenakshi Wadhwa - Stable Isotope Evidence for the Differentiation and Evolution of Planetesimals / Anat Shahar, Paul S. Savage, and Frederick Moynier - Composition of Solar System Small Bodies / Pierre Vernazza and Pierre Beck - Evidence for Differentiation among Asteroid Families / Thomas H. Burbine, Francesca E. Demeo, Andrew S. Rivkin, and Vishnu Reddy - Dawn at Vesta: Paradigms and Paradoxes / Carol A. Raymond, Christopher T. Russell, and Harry McSween Jr - Planetesimals in Debris Disks / Andrew N. Youdin and George H. Rieke - The Taxonomy of Planetesimals: Consequences for Planets / Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Kresge QB603.O74 P55 2017

Foundations of nuclear and particle physics
Donnelly, T. W. author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Symmetries -- Building hadrons from quarks -- The standard model -- QCD and confinement -- Chiral symmetry and QCD -- Introduction to lepton scattering -- Elastic electron scattering from the nucleon -- Hadron structure via lepton-nucleon scattering -- High-energy QCD -- The nucleon-nucleon interaction -- The structure and properties of few-body nuclei -- Overview of many-body nuclei -- Models of many-body nuclei -- Electron scattering from discrete states -- Electroexcitation of high-lying excitations of the nucleus -- Beta decay -- Neutrino physics -- The physics of relativistic heavy-ions -- Astrophysics -- Beyond the standard model physics.

"This textbook brings together nuclear and particle physics, presenting a balanced overview of both fields as well as the interplay between the two. The theoretical as well as the experimental foundations are covered, providing students with a deep understanding of the subject. In-chapter exercises ranging from basic experimental to sophisticated theoretical questions provide an important tool for students to solidify their knowledge. Suitable for upper undergraduate courses in nuclear and particle physics as well as more advanced courses, the book includes road maps guiding instructors on tailoring the content to their course. Online resources including color figures, tables, and a solutions manual complete the teaching package. This textbook will be essential for students preparing for further study or a career in the field who require a solid grasp of both nuclear and particle physics"--
Kresge QC776 .D66 2017

Meteorology of tropical West Africa : the forecasters' handbook
Edited by Douglas J. Parker, Mariane Diop-Kane
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
"This book aims to synthesise the latest knowledge of West African meteorology with operational tools and methods for weather forecasting in the region. We hope that it will be valuable for the training of weather forecasters in West Africa, for weather forecasters around the world having an interest in tropical predictions, and for students of Meteorology. It is our intention that the material should appeal to students who have an interest both in tropical dynamics and operational forecasting, and the book is targeted at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A basic meteorological knowledge is assumed. The book is particularly demanded by National Meteorological Services, whose general forecasting services are still in their early stages. For many years, focus has been on forecasting for aviation, but with climate change and its associated hazards and impacts, there is increasing demand for specific meteorological forecasts at a wider range of time and space scales"--Provided by publisher.
Kresge QC991.W4 M48 2017

Change in organic matter quality and mercury availability in forest soils after clear cutting at Bartlett experimental forest
Bajracharya, Urshula, author
"Soil is the largest sink for atmospherically deposited Hg. The study of soil Hg mobility is important since Hg can leach into wetlands, convert to methyl Hg, bioaccumulate in fish, and cause toxicity to humans. Mercury in soil form strong bonds with organic matter (OM) and sulfur (S), leading to long retention times. This study addresses effects of OM decomposition (measured by [delta]¹³C), S, land use practice and soil type on Hg retention in forest soil in Bartlett, NH, U.S.A. The forests studied are of three ages - 15 (YG), 45 (IG) and 120 years (OG), and contain two soil types - Inceptisol and Spodosol. Oven dried soil samples were analyzed for C, [delta]¹³C, S, Hg, and soil bulk density. Mobile phase Hg was extracted using DI water and analyzed for dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and Hg concentration, and partition coefficients were calculated. The multiple regression of Log₁₀(Hg/C) vs. [delta]¹³C, Log₁₀(S/C), forest growths and soil type is significant (p-value<0.0001; R²=0.88), with all four variables individually significant (p-value<0.05). The [delta]¹³C explains 75%, S/C 9%, forest growth 2% and soil type 3% of the total variance in the Hg/C ratio Similarly, the multiple regression of Log₁₀K[subscript d] vs.[delta]¹³C, Log₁₀ S, forest growths and soil types is also significant (p-value<0.0001, R²=0.44), however some were weakly significant (p-value<0.067). Most variance is explained by [delta]¹³C (32%) and Log₁₀S (13 %), and forest growth and soil type are significant only when one (but not both) is included in the regression analysis. These results demonstrate that Hg retention (Hg/C) and binding strength (K[subscript d]) is strongly, positively associated with the degree of OM decomposition and S concentration, while weakly, negatively affected by soil acidity/leachability (Spodosols vs. Inceptisols). Among forest growths, IG has slightly lower Hg/C ratios than OG and YG, which may be caused by its higher hillslope steepness (high leaching). Differences in vegetation, such as relative abundances of coniferous vs. deciduous trees, may also have contributed to the observed among-growth difference. This work highlights the importance of soil C and S cycles to Hg retention, and demonstrates their effects are, at least in part, independent."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Earth 2016

Nanoscience and its applications
Alessandra L. Da Róz, Marystela Ferreira, Fábio de Lima Leite, Osvaldo N. Oliveira, Jr
Kidlington : William Andrew, [2017]
1 -- Nanomaterials: Solar Energy Conversion; 1.1 -- Introduction; 1.2 -- Conversion of Solar Energy Into Electricity; 1.2.1 -- Solar Spectrum and Photovoltaic Performance Parameters; 1.2.2 -- Operating Principles of a Solar Cell; 1.2.3 -- Organic Solar Cells; 1.2.4 -- Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells; 1.3 -- Photoelectrochemical Cells for the Production of Solar Fuels; 1.4 -- Conclusions and Perspectives; List of Symbols; References; 2 -- Nanoelectronics; 2.1 -- Organic Materials for Nanoelectronics: Insulators and Conductors

Nanoscience and Its Applications explores how nanoscience is used in modern industry to increase product performance, including an understanding of how these materials and systems, at the molecular level, provide novel properties and physical, chemical, and biological phenomena that have been successfully used in innovative ways in a wide range of industries. This book is an important reference source for early-career researchers and practicing materials scientists and engineers seeking a greater understanding on how nanoscience can be used in modern industries.
Kresge QC176.8.N35 N36 2017

An overview of gravitational waves : theory, sources and detection
editors, Gerard Auger, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France, Eric Plagnol, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France
Singapore ; World Scientific, [2017]
Theory of gravitational waves / Alexandre Le Tiec, Jérôme Novak -- Gravitational wave sources / Monica Colpi, Alberto Sesana -- Theory of gravitational wave detection / Jean Yves Vinet -- Present and future ground-based detectors / Giacomo Ciani and Paul Fulda -- Laser interferometric space-based observatories / Guido Mueller -- LISA pathfinder / Rita Dolesi -- Pulsar timing array / Antoine Petiteau -- Future gravitational wave detectors based on atom interferometry / Remi Geiger.

"This book describes detection techniques used to search and analyse gravitational waves (GW). It covers the whole domain of GW detection, starting from the theory and ending with the experimental techniques (both present and future) used to detect them. The theoretical sections of the book address the theory of GW in the general relativity followed by the theory of GW detection. The different sources of GW are described as well as the methods used to analyse them and to extract the physical parameters of the sources. With the recent announcement of gravitational wave detection and the first results from LISA Pathfinder, this book will allow non-specialists to understand the present status of the field and the future of gravitational wave detection"--
Kresge QC179 .O94 2017

Quantum field theory : a modern introduction
Kaku, Michio
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
pt. I. Quantum fields and renormalization. Why quantum field theory? -- Symmetries and group theory -- Spin-0 and 1/2 fields -- Quantum electrodynamics -- Feynman rules and LSZ reduction -- Scattering processes and the S matrix Renormalization of QED -- pt. II. Gauge theory and the Standard Model. Path integrals -- Gauge theory -- The Weinberg-Salam model -- The standard model -- Ward identities, BRST, and anomalies -- BPHZ renormalization of gauge theories -- QCD and the renormalization group -- pt. III. Nonperturbative methods and unification. Lattice gauge theory -- Solitons, monopoles, and instantons -- Phase transitions and critical phenomena -- Grand unified theories -- Quantum gravity -- Supersymmetry and supergravity -- Superstrings.

"This lucid introduction to modern quantum field theory fills the need for a text that details the basics of field theory as well as the practical and theoretical implications of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Standard Model."--Back cover.
Kresge QC174.45 .K34 1993

Shattered symmetry : group theory from the eightfold way to the periodic table
Thyssen, Pieter
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Kresge QC20.7.G76 T49 2017

An introduction to particle dark matter
Profumo, Stefano, 1978- author
London ; World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd., [2017]
Particle dark matter: the name of the game -- The thermal relic paradigm: zeroth-order lessons from cosmology -- The thermal relic paradigm: a closer look -- The art of WIMP direct detection -- Indirect dark matter searches -- Searching for dark matter with particle colliders -- Axions and axion-like particles as dark matter -- Sterile neutrinos as dark matter particles -- Bestiarium: a short, biased compendium of notable dark matter particle candidates and models.

"What is the dark matter that fills the Universe and binds together galaxies? How was it produced? What are its interactions and particle properties? The paradigm of dark matter is one of the key developments at the interface of cosmology and elementary particle physics. It is also one of the foundations of the standard cosmological model. This book presents the state of the art in building and testing particle models for dark matter. Each chapter gives an analysis of questions, research directions, and methods within the field. More than 200 problems are included to challenge and stimulate the reader's knowledge and provide guidance in the practical implementation of the numerous "tools of the trade" presented. Appendices summarize the basics of cosmology and particle physics needed for any quantitative understanding of particle models for dark matter. This interdisciplinary textbook is essential reading for anyone interested in the microscopic nature of dark matter as it manifests itself in particle physics experiments, cosmological observations, and high-energy astrophysical phenomena: from graduate students and advanced undergraduates to cosmologists and astrophysicists interested in particle models for dark matter and particle physicists interested in early-universe cosmology and high-energy astrophysics"--
Kresge QB791.3 .P756 2017

Astrochemistry : from the big bang to the present day
Vallance, Claire, author
London ; World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd., [2017]
Kresge QB450 .V35 2017

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