Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during September 2018

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Computational physics : with worked out examples in FORTRAN® and MATLAB®
Bestehorn, Michael, 1957- author
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2018]
Kresge QC20 .B47 2018

Palladium-catalyzed modification of nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides / edited by Anant R. Kapdi, Debabrata Maiti, Yogesh S. Sangvi
Cambridge, MA : Elsevier, [2018]
"Palladium-Catalyzed Modification of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides describes the procedures and protocols related to the modification of nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides via Pd-mediated cross-coupling processes. The book highlights the growing area of nucleic acid modification and how Pd-mediated coupling reactions can assist this development. Users will find key synthetic protocols for these reactions in this latest volume in the Latest Trends in Palladium Chemistry series. As most of the research in the field of antiviral agents has centered on the use of modified nucleosides that have exhibited promising activity, this book provides an up-to-date reference for both professionals in industry and other interested parties" --
Kresge QD505 .P35 2018

Radar meteorology : a first course
Rauber, Robert M., author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018
Properties of electromagnetic waves -- Radar hardware -- Radar characteristics -- The path of a radar ray -- Power and the radar reflectivity factor -- Radial velocity?the doppler effect -- Dual polarization radar -- Clean air echoes -- Propagation effects : attenuation and refractivity -- Operational radar networks -- Doppler velocity patterns and single radar wind retrieval -- Multiple doppler wind retreival -- Precipitation esitmation with radar -- Warm season convection -- Extratropical cyclones -- Tropical cyclones -- Clouds and vertical motions.
Kresge QC973.5 .R38 2018

Understanding and predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current : critical gaps and recommendations
Committee on Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics, Gulf Research Program, a consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
Summary -- Introduction -- Setting the stage -- Critical gaps and recommendations -- Loop current campaign solicitation advice -- References -- Appendixes.

"One of the most significant, energetic, yet not well understood, oceanographic features in the Americas is the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System (LCS), consisting of the Loop Current (LC) and the Loop Current Eddies (LCEs) it sheds. Understanding the dynamics of the LCS is fundamental to understanding the Gulf of Mexico's full oceanographic system, and vice versa. Hurricane intensity, offshore safety, harmful algal blooms, oil spill response, the entire Gulf food chain, shallow water nutrient supply, the fishing industry, tourism, and the Gulf Coast economy are all affected by the position, strength, and structure of the LC and associated eddies. This report recommends a strategy for addressing the key gaps in general understanding of LCS processes, in order to instigate a significant improvement in predicting LC/LCE position, evolving structure, extent, and speed, which will increase overall understanding of Gulf of Mexico circulation and to promote safe oil and gas operations and disaster response in the Gulf of Mexico. This strategy includes advice on how to design a long-term observational campaign and complementary data assimilation and numerical modeling efforts"--Publisher's description.
Kresge GC296.8.L66 U53 2018

Roadside geology of Washington
Miller, Marli Bryant, 1960- author
Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2017
Introduction -- Coast Range -- Puget Lowland -- North Cascades -- South Cascades -- Okanogan Highlands -- Columbia Basin
Kresge QE175 .A48 2017

Lagrangian & Hamiltonian dynamics
Mann, Peter, 1994- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
Kresge QA805 .M355 2018

Molecules in electromagnetic fields : from ultracold physics to controlled chemistry
Krems, Roman V., 1977- author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019
Introduction to molecular structure -- DC stark effect -- Zeeman effect -- AC stark effect -- Molecular rotations under control -- External field traps -- Molecules in superimposed fields -- Molecular collisions in external fields -- Matrix elements of collision Hamiltonians -- Fieldinduced scattering resonances -- Field control of molecular collisions -- Ultracold controlled chemistry.
Kresge QC173.3 .K74 2019

Nonlocal astrophysics : dark matter, dark energy and physical vacuum
Alexeev, Boris V., author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge QB461 .A44 2017

The astronomers' magic envelope : an introduction to astrophysics emphasizing general principles and orders of magnitude
Saha, P. author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2018
Orbits -- Celestial mechanics -- Schwarzschild's spacetime -- Interlude: quantum ideal gases -- Gravity versus pressure -- Nuclear fusion in stars -- The main sequence of stars -- The expanding universe -- The cosmic microwave background -- Appendix A. Rotations in three dimensions -- Appendix B. Hamiltonians -- Appendix C. Moving from Newtonian to relativistic frameworks -- Appendix D. Working with Planckian units.

Working physicists, and especially astrophysicists, value a good 'back-of-the-envelope' calculation, meaning a short, elegant computation or argument that starts from general principles and leads to an interesting result. This book guides students on how to understand astrophysics using general principles and concise calculations, endeavoring to be elegant where possible and using short computer programs where necessary. The material proceeds in approximate historical order. The book begins with the Enlightenment-era insight that the orbits of the planets is easy, but the orbit of the Moon is a real headache, and continues to deterministic chaos. This is followed by a chapter on spacetime and black holes. Four chapters reveal how microphysics, especially quantum mechanics, allow us to understand how stars work. The last two chapters are about cosmology, bringing us to 21st-century developments on the microwave background and gravitational waves.
Kresge QB461 .S24 2018

Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China
Cullen, Christopher, author
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017
"A history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early 3rd century CE - a period often referred to as 'early imperial China'. It narrates the changes in ways of understanding the movements of the heavens and the heavenly bodies that took place during those four and a half centuries, and tells the stories of the institutions and individuals involved in those changes. It gives clear explanations of technical practice in observation, instrumentation, and calculation, and the steady accumulation of data over many years - but it centers on the activity of the individual human beings who observed the heavens, recorded what they saw, and made calculations to analyze and eventually make predictions about the motions of the celestial bodies"--
Kresge QB17 .C853 2017

Space-time-matter : analytic and geometric structures
edited by Jochen Brüning and Matthias Staudacher
Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
Introduction / Brüning, Jochen and Staudacher, Matthias -- Algebraic K-theory, assembly maps, controlled algebra, and trace methods / Reich, Holger and Varisco, Marco -- Lorentzian manifolds with special holonomy - Constructions and global properties / Baum, Helga -- Contributions to the spectral geometry of locally homogeneous spaces / Boldt, Sebastian and Schueth, Dorothee -- On conformally covariant differential operators and spectral theory of the holographic Laplacian / Juhl, Andreas -- Moduli and deformations / Altmann, Klaus and Farkas, Gavril -- Vector bundles in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics / Andreas, Björn and Schmitt, Alexander -- Dyson-Schwinger equations: Fix-point equations for quantum fields / Kreimer, Dirk -- Hidden structure in the form factors of N = 4 SYM / Nandan, Dhritiman and Yang, Gang -- On regulating the AdS superstring / Forini, Valentina -- Constraints on CFT observables from the bootstrap program / Liendo, Pedro -- Simplifying amplitudes in Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravities / Chiodaroli, Marco -- Yangian symmetry inmaximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory / Ferro, Livia, Plefka, Jan and Staudacher, Matthias -- Wave and Dirac equations on manifolds / Andersson, Lars and Bär, Christian -- Geometric analysis on singular spaces / Bei, Francesco, Brüning, Jochen, Güneysu, Batu, Ludewig, Matthias -- Singularities and long-time behavior in nonlinear evolution equations and general relativity / Ecker, Klaus, Fiedler, Bernold.
Kresge QC173.59.S65 S64 2018

Come on Irene: how the transition out of drought impacted fluvial recovery from an extreme flood
Piske, Cara Ryanne author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Levoglucosan levels in Alaskan ice cores as a record of past willdfires
Dunham, Melissa E. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

State of Florida, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Interior Resources, Bureau of Geology
Tallahassee : The Bureau, 1972-1984
Kresge QE99 .A3

State of Florida, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Interior Resources, Bureau of Geology
Tallahassee : The Bureau, 1972-1984
Kresge QE99 .A3

State of Florida, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Interior Resources, Bureau of Geology
Tallahassee : The Bureau, 1972-1984
Kresge QE99 .A3

State of Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Resource Management, Florida Geological Survey
Tallahassee : Published for the Florida Geological Survey, 1988-
Kresge QE99 .A3

State of Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Resource Management, Florida Geological Survey
Tallahassee : Published for the Florida Geological Survey, 1988-
Kresge QE99 .A3

Florida State Geological Survey
Tallahassee, Fla. : The Survey, 1908-1933
Kresge QE99 .A3

Third thoughts
Weinberg, Steven, 1933- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018
I. Science history: The uses of astronomy -- The art of discovery -- From Rutherford to the LHC -- Educators and academics, underground in Texas -- The rise of the standard models -- Long times and short times -- Keeping an eye on the present: Whig history of science -- The Whig history of science: an exchange -- II. Physics and cosmology: What is an elementary particle? -- The universe we still don't know -- Varieties of symmetry -- The Higgs, and beyond -- Why the Higgs? -- The trouble with quantum mechanics -- III. Public matters: Obama gets space funding right -- The crisis of big science -- Liberal disappointment -- Keep loopholes open -- Against manned space flight -- Skeptics and scientists -- IV. Personal matters: Change course -- Writing about science -- On being wrong -- The craft of science, and the craft of art -- New York to Austin, and return.

This is the third in a series of volumes of essays by Steven Weinberg, the previous two having also been published by HUP (Facing Up in 2001, and Lake Views in 2010). Weinberg, recipient of the Nobel Prize (1979) with Abdus Shalam and Sheldon Glashow for their contributions to the electroweak unification theory, is well known not only for his groundbreaking work in physics, but also for his efforts in popularizing science and the history of science, and for his stances on various matters in politics, public policy, and religion. This volume, like the previous two, runs a wide gamut, from the cosmological to the personal. Specific topics include particle physics, quantum mechanics, astronomy, big science, the history of science, space flight, science funding, the limits of current knowledge, and several other subjects ranging from the art of discovery to being wrong. Nearly all of the work included here, again as with the previous two volumes, has been previously published. The author has added introductions to the volume as a whole and to each essay, putting the material in context and adding further explanation where necessary. He has also added a number of explanatory notes.--
Kresge Popular Science Q171 .W418 2018

The fight against doubt : how to bridge the gap between scientists and the public
Melo-Martín, Inmaculada de, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Dissent and its discontents -- The important roles of dissent -- Bad-faith dissent -- Failing to play by the rules -- Imposing unfair risks -- Dealing with normatively inappropriate dissent -- The relevance of trust -- Scientific practices and the erosion of trust -- Values in science and the erosion of trust -- Where disagreements can lie: attending to values in policy -- Lessons learned and new directions.
Kresge Popular Science Q175.5 .M467 2018

The secret life of science : how it really works and why it matters
Baumberg, Jeremy J., author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Questing science -- What is science? -- Motivating science -- Publish or perish -- What science do scientists hear about -- What science do you get to hear? -- What science gets done -- Who becomes a scientist -- The future of science -- Changing the ecosystem.

"We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Is it truly as healthy as we tend to think? How does the system itself shape what scientists do? [This book] takes a clear-eyed and provocative look at the current state of global science, shedding light on a cutthroat and tightly tensioned enterprise that even scientists themselves often don't fully understand. The Secret Life of Science is a dispatch from the front lines of modern science. It paints a startling picture of a complex scientific ecosystem that has become the most competitive free-market environment on the planet. It reveals how big this ecosystem really is, what motivates its participants, and who reaps the rewards. Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? Are some fields expanding at the expense of others? What science is shared or published, and who determines what the public gets to hear about? What is the future of science? Answering these and other questions, this controversial book explains why globalization is not necessarily good for science, nor is the continued growth in the number of scientists. It portrays a scientific community engaged in a race for limited resources that determines whether careers are lost or won, whose research visions become the mainstream, and whose vested interests end up in control. [This book] explains why this hypercompetitive environment is stifling the diversity of research and the resiliency of science itself, and why new ideas are needed to ensure that the scientific enterprise remains healthy and vibrant."--Jacket.
Kresge Popular Science Q175.5 .B395 2018

Statistical postprocessing of ensemble forecasts
edited by Stephane Vannitsem, Daniel S., Wilks, Jakob W. Messner
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2018]
Kresge QC995 .S73 2018

Frontiers of space risk : natural cosmic hazards & societal challenges
edited by Richard J. Wilman, Christopher J. Newman
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Asteroid and cometary impact hazards / Mark Bailey -- Space weather -- the sun as a natural hazard / Mike Hapgood -- Hazards & habitability: galactic perspectives / Richard J. Wilman, Pratika Dayal & Martin J. Ward -- Space debris: risk and mitigation / Camilla Colombo, Francesca Letizia, Mirko Trisolini and Hugh Lewis -- Commercial space risks, spacecraft insurance and the fragile frontier / Mark Williamson -- Space sustainability / Christopher D. Johnson -- Space activity and the nascent risk of terrorism / Ben Middleton -- Reconciling the past, present and future of national security, military activity and space law / Michael J. Listner -- Managing the resource revolution: space law in the new space age / Thomas Cheney & Christopher J. Newman.

"The book will offer the reader fresh perspectives on numerous aspects of space risk, covering both risks to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and manmade), and the risks inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from a wide range of disciplines, the book will cover the nature of the physical risks, and appropriate engineering, financial, legal and policy solutions to mitigate them"--
Kresge QB500.25 .F76 2018

The universe as it really is : Earth, space, matter, and time
Scott, Thomas R., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Introduction -- It's elementary -- Getting together : atoms to molecules -- Gravity -- Time -- Light -- Earth : a biography -- Earth : a physical exam -- Atmosphere and weather -- Oceans -- The sun -- The solar system -- The Milky Way -- Cosmos.
Kresge QC806 .S375 2018

The scientific sublime : popular science unravels the mysteries of the universe
Gross, Alan G., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Chapter 1. Isn't science sublime? -- Part One. The Physicists: Chapter 2. Richard Feynman: the consensual sublime ; Chapter 3. Steven Weinberg: the conjectural sublime ; Chapter 4. Lisa Randall: the technological sublime ; Chapter 5. Brian Greene: the speculative sublime ; Chapter 6. Stephen Hawking: the scientific sublime embodies -- Part Two. The Biologists: Chapter 7. Rachel Carson: the ethical sublime ; Chapter 8. Stephen Jay Gould's books: the balanced sublime ; Chapter 9. Stephen Jay Gould's essays: experiencing the sublime ; Chapter 10. Steven Pinker: the polymath sublime ; Chapter 11. Richard Dawkins: the mathematical sublime ; Chapter 12. E.O. Wilson: the biophilic sublime -- Part Three. Move over, God.

"The sublime evokes our awe, our terror, and our wonder. Applied first in ancient Greece to the heights of literary expression, in the 18th-century the sublime was extended to nature and to the sciences, enterprises that viewed the natural world as a manifestation of God's goodness, power, and wisdom. In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great popular scientists of our time--Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and E. O. Wilson--evoke the sublime in response to fundamental questions: How did the universe begin? How did life? How did language?"--
Kresge Popular Science Q175.5 .G7568 2018

Urban geomorphology : landforms and processes in cities
edited by Mary J. Thornbush (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom), Casey D. Allen (The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2018]
Addresses the human impacts on landscapes through occupation (urbanization) and development as a contribution to anthropogenic geomorphology or 'anthropogeomorphology'. This includes a focus on land clearance, conservation issues, pollution, decay and erosion, urban climate, and anthropogenic climate change. These topics, as well as others, are considered to shed more light on the human transformation of natural landscapes and the environmental impacts and geomorphological hazards that environmental change can encompass.
Kresge GB406 .U733 2018

The craft of scientific writing
Alley, Michael, author
New York, NY : Springer, [2018]
Analyzing the audience, purpose, and occasion -- Balancing precision with clarity -- Avoiding ambiguity -- Sustaining energy -- Connecting your ideas -- Beginning with the familiar -- Organizing the content for the audience -- Providing proper emphasis -- Adapting your style to emails, instructions, and proposals -- Using your writing time efficiently.

This book uses scores of examples to show the differences between scientific writing that informs and persuades and scientific writing that does not. It identifies five key elements of style that distinguish the best scientific documents.
Kresge T11 .A37 2018

Astroquizzical : a curious journey through our cosmic family tree
Scudder, Jillian, author
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018
A human perspective -- The moon -- The solar system -- Stars -- Stellar deaths -- Galaxies -- The universe at large.

How did the Earth get to be the way it is? Just like all of us, it's a product of its ancestors. In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies that traces its origins right back to tiny fluctuations in the very early universe. Following these cosmic connections, we discover the many ties that bind us to our universe. Based around readers' questions from the author's popular blog 'Astroquizzical', the book provides a quirky layperson's guide to how things work in the universe and why things are the way they are, from shooting stars on Earth, to black holes, to entire galaxies.
Kresge Popular Science QB982 .S395 2018

Canada rocks : the geologic journey
Eyles, Nick, 1952- author
Brighton, Massachusetts : Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited, [2018]
Introduction -- A hellish beginning -- Moving Earth : plate tectonics -- The united plates of Canada : 4 billion years of tectonic activity -- Canada's heartland : the Shield -- Giant seas cover the Shield : the interior platform -- Building eastern Canada -- Building Arctic Canada -- Building western Canada -- Cool times : the ice sheets arrive -- Rocky resources : mining in Canada -- Challenges for the future -- Geology and the building of a Canadian identity.
Kresge QE185 .E97 2018

Boling Guo, Xiao-Feng Pang, Yu-Feng Wang, and Nan Liu
Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2018]
Kresge QC174.26.W28 S6285 2018

New dark age : technology, knowledge and the end of the future
Bridle, James, author
Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018
Chasm -- Computation -- Climate -- Calculation -- Complexity -- Cognition -- Complicity -- Conspiracy -- Concurrency -- Cloud.

"We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically generated by anonymous software. As a result, we no longer understand what is happening around us. Underlying all of these trends is a single idea: the belief that quantitative data can provide a coherent model of the world, and the efficacy of computable information to provide us with ways of acting within it. Yet the sheer volume of information available to us today reveals less than we hope. Rather it heralds a new Dark Age: a world of ever-increasing incomprehension. In his brilliant new work, leading artist and writer James Bridle offers us a warning against the future in which the contemporary promise of a new technologically assisted enlightenment may just deliver its opposite: an age of complex uncertainty, predictive algorithms, surveillance, the hollowing out of empathy. Surveying the history of art, technology and information systems he reveals the dark clouds that gather over discussions of the digital sublime." --Publisher description.
Kresge Popular Science T14.5 .B745 2018

The great silence : science and philosophy of Fermi's paradox
Ćirković, Milan M., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
Introduction: the many faces of Fermi's paradox -- 'What's past is prologue': cosmological and astrophysical background -- Speaking prose: realism, naturalism, Copernicanism, non-exclusivity -- L'Année Dernière à Marienbad: solipsist solutions -- Terra nostra: 'Rare Earth' and related solutions -- At The Mountains of Madness: neocatastrophic solutions -- The Cities of The Red Night: logistic solutions -- The Tournament: how to rate solutions and avoid exclusivity -- The last challenge for Copernicanism?

Researchers believe that the universe is vast enough that life has evolved and become technological many times, - yet we have seen no trace of extraterrestrial intelligence. This conundrum, known as the Fermi paradox, is the deepest mystery in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Put simply, where is everybody?
Kresge QB54 .C57 2018

Sea ice image processing with MATLAB®
Zhang, Qin (Image-data researcher), author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2018
Introduction : research background -- Digital image processing preliminaries -- Ice pixel detection -- Ice edge detection -- Watershed-based ice floe segmentation -- GVF snake-based ice floe boundary identification and ice image segmentation -- Sea-ice type identification -- Sea-ice image processing applications -- Model sea-ice image processing applications.

"The ice concentration data on a global scale are available on a daily basis due to microwave satellite sensors. Image processing for sea ice is vital to estimate the sea ice properties and understand the behavior of sea ice especially on a relatively small scale. Currently, sea ice concentration is estimated from lower-resolution passive microwave sensors. This book aims to present the most recent image processing techniques including the so-called gradient vector flow snake algorithm to identify individual ice floes from the ice images. It makes an extensive use of this powerful technique to extract or estimate the sea-ice parameters and to develop tools useful to scientists and engineers"--
Kresge GB2401.72.R42 Z53 2018

Gravity! : the quest for gravitational waves
Binétruy, P. author
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Kresge QC178 .B56 2018

Laser spectroscopy and laser imaging : an introduction
Telle, Helmut H., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
The interaction of light with matter -- The basics of lasers -- Laser sources based on gaseous, liquid or solid-state active media -- Laser sources based on semiconductor media and non-linear optic phenomena -- Common spectroscopic and imaging detection techniques -- Absorption spectroscopy and its implementation -- Selected applications of absorption spectroscopy -- Fluorescence spectroscopy and its implementation -- Selected applications of laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy -- Raman spectroscopy and its implementation -- Linear raman spectroscopy -- Enhancement techniques in raman spectroscopy -- Non-linear raman spectroscopy -- Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) -- Laser ioniz.

"Developments in and applications of laser spectroscopy and laser imaging are growing rapidly, specifically now that spectral analytical methodologies are merging with laser imaging techniques. There are now a wide range of established techniques having applications in many fields of chemistry and physics. The range of applications and techniques often makes it difficult for potential new users to come to an educated decision whether a particular technique may be suitable for his particular problem. It is the intention of this book to provide researchers, both in industry and academia, with a concise collection of laser analysis and imaging techniques. Though there are several books in specific areas of laser spectroscopy, there is a lack of a recent single volume publication providing a solid overview of the field as present texts are now dated in this fast moving field. Written by two leaders in the field it will introduce the reader to individual techniques in a tutorial-fashion; providing key examples and including details of the latest techniques. Though not written as a grad text it has potential to be used for a range of grad courses as well"--
Kresge QC454.L3 T45 2018

Molecular machines : a materials science approach
Zocchi, Giovanni, 1961- author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Brownian Motion -- Statics of DNA Deformations -- Kinematics of Enzyme Action -- Dynamics of Enzyme Action.
Kresge TP248.25.M645 Z63 2018

Chondrules : records of protoplanetary disk processes
edited by Sara S. Russell, Natural History Museum, London ; Harold C. Connolly Jr., Rowan University, New Jersey ; Alexander N. Krot, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QB758.5.C46 C456 2018

A student's guide to atomic physics
Fox, Mark author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Preliminary concepts -- Hydrogen -- Radiative transitions -- The shell model and alkali spectra -- Angular momentum -- Helium and exchange symmetry -- Fine structure and nuclear effects -- External fields: the Zeeman and Stark effects -- Stimulated emission and lasers -- Cold atoms -- Atomic physics applied to the solid state -- Atomic physics in astronomy.

"This concise and accessible book provides a detailed introduction to the fundamental principles of atomic physics at an undergraduate level. Concepts are explained in an intuitive way and the book assumes only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and electromagnetism"--
Kresge QC173 .F675 2018

The human planet : how we created the Anthropocene
Lewis, Simon L., author
London : Yale University Press, 2018
The meaning of the Anthropocene -- The hidden history of the Anthropocene -- How to divide geological time -- Down from the trees -- Farming, the first energy revolution -- Globalization 1.0, the modern world -- Fossil fuels, the second energy revolution -- Globalization 2.0, the great acceleration -- Living in epoch-making times -- Defining the Anthropocene -- How we became a force of nature -- Can Homo dominatus become wise?

"A remarkable exploration of the science, history, and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts. Meteorites, mega-volcanoes, and plate tectonics--the old forces of nature--have transformed Earth for millions of years. They are now joined by a new geological force--humans. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion-year history a single species is increasingly dictating Earth's future. To some the Anthropocene symbolizes a future of superlative control of our environment. To others it is the height of hubris, the illusion of our mastery over nature. Whatever your view, just below the surface of this odd-sounding scientific word, the Anthropocene, is a heady mix of science, philosophy, and politics linked to our deepest fears and utopian visions. Tracing our environmental impacts through time, scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin reveal a new view of human history and a new outlook for the future of humanity in the unstable world we have created"--Dust jacket.
Kresge GF75 .L49 2018b