Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during March 2019

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Rethinking the environment for the anthropocene : political theory and socionatural relations in the new geological epoch
edited by Manuel Arias-Maldonado and Zev Trachtenberg
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
The return of nature in the anthropocene / Anne Fremaux -- Environmental political theory and the material turn : a critical assessment / Luigi Pellizzoni -- Nature in the anthropocene : political science meets ecology debates / Susan Baker -- Political theory in the anthropocene / John Meyer -- The ecological circumstances of the circumstances of politics / Zev Trachtenberg -- What cities can teach us about environmental political theory in the anthropocene / Nir Barak -- Anthropocene : the emergence of the figure of "governator" / Yohan Ariffin -- Real anthropocene politics / Simon Hailwood -- Towards a good anthropocene? / Manuel Arias-Maldonado -- Geo-engineering : a curse or a blessing? / Marcel Wissenburg -- Sustainability governance in a democratic anthropocene : the realm of the arts as a foundation for deliberative citizen engagement / Marit Hammond and Hugh Ward -- Critical design, hybrid labor, just transitions : moving beyond technocratic ecomodernisms and the it's-too-late-o-cene / Damian White -- Afterword / John Barry.
Kresge GF21 .R48 2019

Hello world : how to be human in the age of the machine
Fry, Hannah, author
London : Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2018
Introduction -- Power -- Data -- Justice -- Medicine -- Cars -- Crime -- Art -- Conclusion.

"Welcome to the age of the machine, the story of a not-too-distant future where algorithms rule supreme, making decisions about our healthcare, security, what we watch, where we go, even who goes to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want?"--
Kresge Popular Science T14.5 .F788 2018

The sea around us
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964, author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Introduction by Sylvia Earle -- Preface to the 1961 Edition -- Acknowledgements -- 1. MOTHER SEA -- The gray beginnings -- The pattern of the surface -- The changing year -- The sunless sea -- Hidden lands -- The long snowfall -- The birth of an island -- The shape of ancient seas -- 2. THE RESTLESS SEA -- Wind and water -- Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth -- The moving tides -- 3. MAN AND THE SEA ABOUT HIM -- The global thermostat -- Wealth from the salt seas -- The encircling seas.

Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us remains one of the most enduringly influential and beloved books ever written about the natural world. It has inspired generations of readers - future scientists among them - with its combination of insight and poetry. One of them was Sylvia Earle, a pioneer of deep-sea exploration and research, who introduces this new edition. For Earle and countless other readers, Carson's power lies in giving her readers the sense that "she was the living ocean, flowing in a continuously changing dance through time with islands and continents, the sea floor below, the skies above."--COVER.
Kresge Popular Science GC21 .C3 2018

Crystal growth of intermetallics
edited by Peter Gille, Yuri Grin
Berlin ; Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2019]
Kresge QD921 .C79 2019

A bright future : how some countries have solved climate change and the rest can follow
Goldstein, Joshua S., 1952- author
New York : Public Affairs, 2019
Decarbonization: Climate won't wait ; What Sweden did ; What Germany did -- Half measures: More energy, not less ; 100 percent renewables? ; Methane is still fossil -- Facing fears: Safest energy ever ; Risks and fears ; Handling waste ; Preventing proliferation -- The way forward: Keep what we've got ; Next-generation technology ; China, Russia, India ; Pricing carbon pollution ; Act globally.

"A proven, fast, inexpensive, practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change. As climate change nears potentially disastrous tipping points, a solution is hiding in plain sight. Several countries have successfully replaced fossil fuels with low-carbon energy sources by combining renewable energy with a quick buildout of nuclear power. By following their example, the world could dramatically cut fossil fuel use by midcentury, even as energy consumption continues to rise. Joshua Goldstein and Staffan Qvist explain how clean energy rapidly replaced fossil fuels in such places as Sweden, France, and Ontario, while enhancing both prosperity and the natural environment. Engagingly written, yet backed by deep research, this book will encourage a fresh look at the assumptions that have long shaped the climate change debate. The stakes are extraordinarily high and the deadline for action is near. This clear and compelling book could spark the transformation in energy policy that the world needs."--Dust jacket.
Kresge Popular Science TD171.75 .G65 2019

Close, F. E., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Antimatter: fact or fiction? Did antimatter hit the Earth? ; Powerful antimatter ; Antimatter secrets ; Natural antimatter -- The material world. Matter and antimatter ; Spectra and the quantum electron ; The spinning electron ; E is for Einstein and E = mc² -- Tablets of stone. Paul Dirac ; Two for the price of one ; The infinite sea ; What is this positive electron? -- A cosmic discovery. The discovery of the positron ; Blackett and creation ; Positrons on Earth -- Annihilation. Neither matter nor antimatter ; More antiparticles ; Quarks- and anitquarks ; When Quark meets antiquark -- Storing antimatter. The all-destructive substance ; Storing antiprotons ; The penning trap ; Antiprotons in the trap ; Antihydrogen and the antimatter factory ; LEP -- The mirror universe. Backwards in time? ; The strange behaviour of strange particles ; Don't shake hands with an anti-alien -- Why is there anything at all? The mystery of the missing antimatter ; Replaying the Big Bang ; Neutrinos ; Apocalypse- not quite -- Revelations. Antimatter fiction or factoids ; The power of antimatter ; Antimatter at large ; Fantasies ; antimatter bombs ; Antimatter: to boldly go ; Antimatter: a fiction thought to be fact ; Antimatter fact-ory -- Appendix 1: The cost of antimatter -- Appendix 2: 'The Dirac code."

"Antimatter is much loved by science fiction writers. Yet it is real: there are looking-glass particles that are counterparts of protons, electrons, and other familiar particles of matter. The Big Bang produced matter and antimatter in equal amounts. Yet there is very little antimatter in our universe, or at least our part of it. Where has all the antimatter gone? Are there antimatter Universes out there too? In this absorbing exploration of antimatter, its prediction, discovery, and the deep remaining questions that take us to the earliest moments after the Big Bang, Frank Close shows that science is revealing a world far stranger than any science fiction."--cover
Kresge Popular Science QC173 .C52 2018

Fractal and trans-scale nature of entropy : towards a geometrization of thermodynamics
Conde, Diogo Queiros, author
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2018
Kresge TJ265 .C66 2018

Analytical mechanics
Fowles, Grant R
Belmont, CA : Thomson Brooks/Cole, ©2005
1. Fundamental Concepts, Vectors -- 2. Newtonian Mechanics, Rectilinear Motion of a Particle -- 3. Oscillations -- 4. General Motion of a Particle in Three Dimensions -- 5. Noninertial Reference Systems -- 6. Gravitational and Central Forces -- 7. Dynamics of Systems of Particles -- 8. Mechanics of Rigid Bodies: Planar Motion -- 9. Motion of Rigid Bodies in Three Dimensions -- 10. Lagrangian Mechanics -- 11. Dynamics of Oscillating Systems.

Introduces the fundamentals of classical mechanics by taking a concise, practical and accessible approach using historical perspective to enhance understanding and insight. This edition emphasises numerical, worked examples to address student problem- solving needs.
Kresge QA807 .F65 2005

Optical measurements for scientists and engineers : a practical guide
McClelland, Arthur, author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction -- Introduction to common optical components -- Spectroscopy: so many squiggly lines! -- Optical imaging: what are the pretty pictures actually showing me? -- Notes on how to design and build optical setups in the lab.

"With this accessible, introductory guide, you will quickly learn how to use and apply optical spectroscopy and optical microscopy techniques. Focusing on day-to-day implementation and offering practical lab tips throughout, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to select the best technique for a particular application, how to set up and customize new optical systems, and how to analyze optical data. You will gain an intuitive understanding of the full range of standard optical techniques, from fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy to super resolution microscopy. Understand how to navigate around an optics lab with clear descriptions of the most common optical components and tools. Including explanations of basic optics and photonics, and easy-to-understand mathematics, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students, instructors, researchers and professionals who use or teach optical measurements in laboratories."--From back cover.
Kresge QC367 .M33 2018

Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth
Boss, Alan, 1951- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Don't take no for an answer -- Waiting for Kepler to deliver the goods -- Astro 2010 comes to bat -- Barcelona is in Catalonia, not in Spain -- Witness protection program -- The president proposes, congress disposes -- Open for business, under new management -- Bring out your dead -- Ominous signs from Maryland -- Ground-based telescopes score a hat trick -- And that's not all -- Proxima centauri b arrives on stage -- Speaking of the decadal survey -- November 8, 2016, a date which will -- And the winners are -- Say, could you help me out -- The pre-decadal-survey decadal survey.

After decades of painstaking planning, NASA's first dedicated exoplanet detection mission, the Kepler space telescope, was launched in 2009 from Cape Canaveral. Kepler began a years-long mission of looking for Earth-like planets amongst the millions of stars in the northern constellations of Lyra and Cygnus. Kepler's successful launch meant that it was only a matter of time before we would know just how many Earth-like planets exist in our galaxy. A revolution in thinking about our place in the universe was about to occur, depending on what Kepler found. Are Earths commonplace or rare? Are we likely to be alone in the universe? Only Kepler could start to answer these vexing questions. Universal Life provides a unique viewpoint on the epochal events of the last two decades and the excitement of what will transpire in the coming decades. Author Alan Boss's perspective on this story is unmatched. Boss is the Chair of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, and was also on the Kepler Mission science team. Kepler proved that essentially every star in the night sky has a planetary system, and that most of these systems contain a habitable world, potentially capable of evolving and supporting life. Universal Life summarizes the current state of exoEarth knowledge, and also reveals what will happen next in the post-Kepler world, namely the narrowing of the search for habitable worlds to the stars that are the closest to Earth, those that offer the best chances for future ground- and space-based telescopes to search for, and detect, possible signs of life in their atmospheres. We have come far in the search for life beyond the Earth, but the most exciting phase is about to begin: we may soon be able to prove that we are not alone in the universe.
Kresge Popular Science QB820 .B688 2019

EPR spectroscopy : fundamentals and methods
editors, Daniella Goldfarb, Stefan Stoll
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2018
Kresge QC763 .H36 2018

Megalithic science's general quantum theory : a scientific analysis
Gralher, Selma, author
Rothersthorpe : Paragon Publishing, 2018
Kresge QC174.12 .G695 2018

Alice and Bob meet the wall of fire : the biggest ideas in science from Quanta
edited by Thomas Lin ; foreword by Sean Carroll
[Cambridge, Massachusetts] : The MIT Press, [2018]
Why doesn't our universe make sense? Is nature unnatural? / Natalie Wolchover ; Alice and Bob meet the wall of fire / Jennifer Ouellette ; Wormholes untangle a black hole paradox / K.C. Cole ; How quantum pairs stitch space-time / Jennifer Ouellette ; In a multiverse, what are the odds? / Natalie Wolchover ; Multiverse collisions may dot the sky / Jennifer Ouellette ; How Feynman diagrams almost saved space / Frank Wilczek - What is quantum reality, really? A jewel at the heart of quantum physics / Natalie Wolchover ; New support for alternative quantum view / Dan Falk ; Entanglement made simple / Frank Wilczek ; Quantum theory rebuilt from simple physical principles / Philip Ball - What is time? Time's arrow traced to quantum source / Natalie Wolchover ; Quantum weirdness now a matter of time / George Musser ; A debate over the physics of time / Dan Falk - What is life? A New Physics Theory Of Life / Natalie Wolchover ; How Life (And Death) Spring From Disorder / Philip Ball ; In Newly Created Life-Form, A Major Mystery / Emily Singer ; Break Through DNA Editor Born Of Bacteria / Carl Zimmer ; New Letters Added To The Genetic Alphabet / Emily Singer ; The Surprising Origins Of Life's Complexity / Carl Zimmerp ; Ancient Survivors Could Redefine Sex / Emily Singer ; Did Neurons Evolve Twice? / Emily Singer -- What Makes Us Human? How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains / Ferris Jabr ; New Evidence For The Necessity Of Loneliness / Emily Singer ; How Neanderthal DNA Helps Humanity / Emily Singer ; The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions / Emily Singer ; Infant Brains Reveal How The Mind Gets Built / Courtney Humphries -- How Do Machines Learn? Is Alphago Really Such A Big Deal? / Michael Nielsen ; New Theory Cracks Open The Black Box Of Deep Learning / Natalie Wolchover ; A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn / Andreas von Bubnoff ; Clever Machines Learn How To Be Curious / John Pavlus -- How Will We Learn More? Gravitational Waves Discovered At Long Last / Natalie Wolchover ; Colliding Black Holes Tell New Story Of Stars / Natalie Wolchover ; Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time And Lights Up The Sky / Katia Moskvitch -- Where Do We Go From Here? What No New Particles Means For Physics / Natalie Wolchover ; To Solve The Biggest Mystery In Physics, Join Two Kinds Of Law / Robbert Dijkgraaf ; The Strange Second Life Of String Theory / K. C Cole ; A Fight For The Soul Of Science / Natalie Wolchover.

A collection of physics and biology stories from Quanta magazine. --Publisher
Kresge Popular Science QC24.5 .A445 2018

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Decoding reality : the universe as quantum information
Vedral, Vlatko, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Creation ex nihilo : something from nothing -- Information for all seasons -- Back to basics : bits and pieces -- Digital romance : life is a four-letter word -- Murphy's Law : I knew this would happen to me -- Place your bets in it to win it -- Social informatics : get connected or die tryin' -- Quantum schmuntum : lights, camera, action! -- Surfing the waves : hyper-fast computers -- Children of the aimless chance : randomness versus determinism -- Sand reckoning : whose information is it, anyway? -- Destruction ab toto : nothing from something.
Kresge Popular Science Q360 .V43 2018

Rietveld refinement : practical pattern analysis using TOPAS
Dinnebier, Robert E., author
Berlin ; De Gruyter, [2019]
Kresge QD945 .D56 2019

Core principles of special and general relativity
Luscombe, James H., 1954- author
Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, c2019
Relativity : a theory of space, time, and gravity -- Basic special relativity -- Lorentz transformation, I -- Geometry of Lorentz invariance -- Tensors on flat spaces -- Lorentz transformation, II -- Particle dynamics -- Covariant electrodynamics -- Energy-momentum of fields -- Relativistic hydrodynamics -- Equivalence of local gravity and acceleration -- Acceleration in special relativity -- Tensors on manifolds -- Differential geometry -- General relativity -- The Schwarzschild metric -- Physical effects of Schwarzschild spacetime -- Linearized gravity -- Relativistic cosmology.

"This book provides an accessible yet thorough, introduction to special and general relativity, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students."--
Kresge QC173.55 .L87 2019

Sensory evaluation of sound
Nick Zacharov
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]
Kresge QC231 .Z33 2019

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Rare & wonderful : treasures from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
edited by Kate Diston, Zoe Simmons
Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford : 2018
Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's world-renowned collections have become a key centre for scientific study and its much-loved building an important icon for visitors from around the world.0The museum now holds over seven million scientific specimens including five million insects, half a million fossil specimens and half a million zoological specimens. It also holds an extensive collection of archival material relating to important naturalists such as Charles Darwin, William Smith, William Jones and James Charles Dale. 0This lavishly illustrated book features highlights from the collections ranging from the iconic Dodo (the only soft tissue specimen of the species in existence) and the giant tuna (brought back from Madeira on a perilous sea crossing in 1846) to crabs collected by Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle, David Livingstone's tsetse fly specimens and Mary Anning's ichthyosaur. Also featured are the first described dinosaur bones, found in a small Oxfordshire village, the Red Lady of Paviland (who was in fact a man who lived 29,000 years ago) and a meteorite from the planet Mars.0Each item tells a unique story about natural history, about the history of science, about collecting, or about the museum itself. They give a unique insight into the extraordinary wealth of information and the fascinating tales that can be gleaned from these collections, both from the past and for the future.
Kresge Popular Science QH70.G72 O84 2018

Muon physics
Popov, Nicolai, author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019
Kresge QC793.5.M42 P67 2019

The cretaceous fossils of South-Central Africa : an illustrated guide
Cooper, Michael R., author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Kresge QE757.A1 C66 2018

Quantum gravity and the functional renormalization group : the road towards asymptotic safety
Reuter, Martin
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019
Kresge QC178 .R49 2019

Creating things that matter : the art & science of innovations that last
Edwards, David A., 1961- author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Introduction -- Part I: The aesthetics of creating. Creating in a world that no longer exists -- Creating in a world that does exist -- Part II: The creator's cycle. Ideation: What if I don't even have an idea? -- Experimentation: What will I do now? -- Exhibition: Minding the ball -- Part III: Making a future we all want. Grassroots renaissance -- The fire of renaissance -- Culture, change, and hope.

Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards--world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents--reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.
Kresge Popular Science T49.5 .E39 2018

First order phase transitions of magnetic materials : broad and interrupted transitions
Chaddah, Praveen, 1951- author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Phase transitions and rigorous definitions -- Modern classification of phase transitions -- Defining characteristics of first order transitions -- Metastable and "arrested unstable" states across first order transitions -- Disorder-broadened transitions.

"This book introduces new concepts in the phenomenon of 1st order phase transitions. It discusses the concept of kinetic arrest at a certain temperature, with this temperature being dependent on the second control variable (magnetic field, or pressure). It discusses interesting manifestations of this phenomenon when the 1st order transition is broadened, i.e. occurs over a finite range of temperatures. Many examples of this phenomenon, observed recently in many materials, will also be discussed"--
Kresge QC175.16.P5 C45 2018

Geodynamics and Earth Tides Observations from Global to Micro Scale
edited by Carla Braitenberg, Giuliana Rossi (Geodynamics and Earth Tides Editor group) ; Janusz Bogusz and 8 others
Cham, Switzerland Birkhäuser, [2019]
"This volume treats the key aspects that must be known when dealing with continuous space geodetic or terrestrial geodetic observations. The signals of Earth core resonance are discussed, as well as tidal effects on Earth polar motion and on earthquake triggering. Hydrologic loading, be it ocean tides or subsurface water flows, is discussed. These signals compete with crustal deformation observations of earthquakes (e.g., Gorkha 2015) during interseismic periods, and on volcanoes (Elbrus, Caucasus). The instrumentation that is covered includes superconducting gravimeters, continuous seafloor gravimeters, interferometric tilt and strain meters, and GNSS networks"--Back cover.
Kresge QE501 .G46 2019

Mathematical physics in theoretical chemistry
edited by S.M. Blinder, J.E. House
Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2019]
Kresge QD455.3.M3 M38 2019