Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during August 2018

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Paleozoic shale-gas resources of the Colorado Plateau and eastern Great Basin, Utah : multiple frontier exploration opportunities
Chidsey, Thomas C., author
Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey, 2016
This report (241 pages of text, 187 figures, 30 tables, and 21 appendices) presents the shale-gas potential of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Manning Canyon Shale/Doughnut Formation and the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation (Chimney Rock, Gothic, and Hovenweep shales) of central and southeastern Utah, respectively. Shale beds within these formations are widespread, thick, buried deep enough to generate dry gas (or oil in some areas of the Paradox Basin), and sufficiently rich in organic material and fractures to hold significant recoverable gas reserves. This study provides a detailed evaluation of these potential shale-gas reservoirs including (1) drilling history, (2) identification and mapping/correlating the major shale intervals, (3) characterization of the geologic, petrographic, geochemical, and petrophysical rock properties of those reservoirs from cores, (4) burial histories and organic maturation models, and (5) descriptions of outcrop analogs. Collectively, this study delineates the areas with the greatest gas potential ("sweet spots") and offers recommendations for the best completion practices to develop these targeted shale-gas reservoirs.
Kresge CD-ROM QE169 .A3 no.136

Oceans of Kansas : a natural history of the western interior sea
Everhart, Michael J., author
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
Introduction : an ocean in Kansas? -- Our discovery of the western interior sea -- Invertebrates, plants, and trace fossils -- Sharks : sharp teeth and shell crushers -- Fishes, large and small -- Turtles : leatherback giants -- Where the elasmosaurs roamed -- Pliosaurs and polycotylids -- Enter the mosasaurs -- Pteranodons : rulers of the air -- Feathers and teeth -- Dinosaurs? -- The big picture -- Epilogue : where did it go?
Kresge QE766 .E89 2017

Macroeconomics of climate change in a dualistic economy : a regional computable general equilibrium analysis
Acar, Sevil, author
London : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
"Macroeconomics of Climate Change in a Dualistic Economy: A Regional General Equilibrium Analysis generates significant, genuinely novel insights about dual economies and sustainable economic growth. These insights are generalize-able and applicable worldwide. The authors overcome existing limitations in general equilibrium modeling. By concentrating on tensions between green growth and dualism, they consider the global efforts against climate change and opposition by specific countries based on economic development needs. Using Turkey as their primary example, they address these two most discussed and difficult issues related to policy setting, blazing a path for those seeking an applied economic research framework to study such economic considerations"
Kresge QC903 .A13 2018

The effective scientist : a handy guide to a successful academic career
Bradshaw, Corey J. A., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
What is an 'effective' scientist? -- Writing and publishing. Becoming a great writer -- My time -- Writing a scientific paper -- Sticky subject of authorship -- Where and what to publish -- The publishing battle -- Reviewing scientific papers -- Constructive editing -- The numbers. Fear not the numbers -- Keeping track of your data -- Money -- Good lab practice. Running a lab -- Making new scientists -- Human diversity -- Splitting your time -- Work-life balance -- Managing stress -- The fun stuff. Give good talk -- Getting the most out of conferences -- Science for the masses -- Dealing with the media -- What it all means. 'Useful' science -- Evidence-based advocacy -- Trials, tribulations, and triumphs.

A how-to guide to mastering the skills you need to navigate the murky waters of an academic science career effectively.
Kresge Q180.55.V6 B73 2018

Plasma dynamics for aerospace engineering
Shang, Joseph J. S., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QC718.5.D9 S535 2018

Extracting density-density correlations from quantum degenerate gases
Mentzer, Katherine L. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Entanglement spectra of engineered NMR spin Hamiltonians / Kent Ueno
Ueno, Kent author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Entanglement metrics for quantum spin chains
Canzius, Krishan author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Optical trapping of an ultracold atomic cloud using a focus tunable lens
Woronecki, Anne author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Benchmarking quantum computer's using electronic structure algorithms
Weis, Erik author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Spectroscopy for amateur astronomers : recording, processing, analysis, and interpretation
Trypsteen, Marc F. M., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Physical basics of astronomy -- Electron transitions and formation of the spectra -- Quantum mechanical aspects of spectroscopy -- Types and function of dispersive elements -- Types and functions of spectrographs -- Recording of the spectra -- Processing of recorded spectra -- Calibration of the spectra -- Analysis of the spectra -- Temperature and luminosity -- Expansion and contraction -- Rotation and orbital elements -- Gravity, magnetic fields and element abundance -- Analysis of emission nebulae -- Amateurs and astronomical science -- Appendix A. Abbreviations, acronyms and common units -- Appendix B. Absolute magnitudes of main sequence stars -- Appendix C. The Solar Echelle Spectrum: an aid to orientation -- Appendix D. Flip mirror and calibration light source -- References and further reading -- Index.
Kresge QB871 .T79 2017

Physical perspectives on computation, computational perspectives on physics
edited by Michael E. Cuffaro, Samuel C. Fletcher
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Ontic pancomputationalism / Gualtiero Piccinini and Neal G. Anderson -- Zuse's thesis, Gandy's thesis, and Penrose's thesis / B. Jack Copeland, Oron Shagrir, and Mark Sprevak -- Church's thesis, Turing's limits, and Deutsch's principle / Rossella Lupacchini -- How to make orthogonal positions parallel: revisiting the quantum parallelism thesis / Armond Duwell -- How is there a physics of information? on characterizing physical evolution as information processing / Owen J.E. Maroney and Christopher G. Timpson -- Abstraction/representation theory and the natural science of computation / Dominic Horsman, Viv Kendon, and Susan Stepney -- Physics-like models of computation / Klaus Sutner -- Feasible computation: methodological contributions from computational science / Robert H.C. Moir -- Relativistic computation / Hajnal Andréka, Judit X. Madarsssz, Istvssn Németi, Péter Németi, and Gergely Székely -- Intension in the physics of computation: lessons from the debate about Landauer's principle / James Ladyman -- Maxwell's demon does not compute / John D. Norton -- Quantum theory as a principle theory: insights from an information-theoretic reconstruction / Adam Koberinski and Markus P. Müller.

"Historically, philosophers have devoted a great deal of attention to the interrelations between computational concepts and both mathematical concepts and the concepts of intelligence and mind. There has been much less work, however, on the interrelations between computational concepts and those of the natural sciences. Our goal, in putting this edited volume together, was to begin to fill in this gap with a book dedicated to the connections between computation and physics, and to encourage further work in this area"--
Kresge QC20 .P47 2018

Astrobiology, discovery, and societal impact
Dick, Steven J., author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction : when biospheres collide -- Approaches -- History -- Discovery -- Analogy -- Critical issues -- Can we transcend anthropocentrism? -- Is human knowledge universal? -- How can we envision impact? -- Impact! -- Astroculture : transforming our worldviews -- Astroethics : interacting with alien life -- Astropolicy : preparing for discovery -- Summary and conclusions : at home in the biological (or postbiological) -- Universe.
Kresge QB54 .D4695 2018

Methods of approximating divergence-free vector fields for ionospheric data
Tremml, Will author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Testing theories of auroral radio emission with direction-of-arrival measurements
Burnett, Adam author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Inertial electrostatic confinement fusion as an undergraduate teaching laboratory
Tallmadge, Douglas author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Studying the space weather of exoplanets in binary star systems
Juric, Alana author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Understanding the galactic scale effects of agn with fabry-pérot spectroscopy from salt
Hviding, Raphael E. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Follow-up on a swift/bat detected Seyfert II: gas ionization & kinematics and the spectral energy distribution of swift JO446.4+1828
Golitzin, Emily A. author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Perspectives on statistical thermodynamics
Oono, Yoshitsugu, 1948- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Atomic picture of gases -- Introduction to probability -- Law of large numbers -- Maxwell's distribution -- Delta function and density distribution functions -- Mean free path and diffusion -- Introduction to transport phenomena -- Brownian motion -- Langevin equation and large deviation -- Basic thermodynamics -- Macrosystems in equilibrium -- Thermodynamic description -- Thermodynamics: general consequences -- Entropy through examples -- Free energy and convex analysis -- Introduction to statistical mechanics -- Statisticalmechanics of isothermal systems -- Canonical density operator -- Classical canonical ensemble -- Information and entropy -- Information and thermodynamics -- Oscillators at low temperatures -- How tomanipulate partial derivatives -- Thermodynamic stability -- Fluctuation and response -- Chemical potential -- Grand canonical ensemble -- Ideal quantumsystems at low temperatures -- Photons and internalmotions -- Phases and phase transitions -- Phase transition in d-space -- Critical phenomena and renormalization -- Mean field and transfer matrix -- Symmetry breaking -- First order phase transition.

"This original text develops a deep, conceptual understanding of thermal physics, highlighting the important links between thermodynamics and statistical physics, and examining how thermal physics fits within physics as a whole, from an empirical perspective. The first part of the book is devoted to elementary, mesoscopic topics such as Brownian motion, which leads to intuitive uses of large deviation theory, one of the pillars of modern probability theory. The book then introduces the key concepts behind statistical thermodynamics, and the final part describes more advanced and applied topics from thermal physics such as phase transitions and critical phenomena. This important subject is presented from a fresh perspective and in a highly pedagogical manner, with numerous worked examples and relevant cultural side notes throughout, making it ideal as either a textbook for advanced thermal physics courses or for self-study by undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering. By drawing an intuitive connection between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics readers are given a coherent and well-rounded understanding of the key issues within both disciplines; Conceptual descriptions are favoured over long mathematical derivations, allowing readers to gain a clear appreciation of the physics behind complex topics in thermal physics; Includes numerous, detailed worked examples, which reinforce key concepts in the subject and introduce more advanced material of current interest to researchers" -- From the publisher.
Kresge QC311.5 .O56 2017

Dynamics of solid structures : methods using integrodifferential relations
Kostin, G. V., author
Boston : Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, [2018]
Kresge TA405 .K5946 2018

Making beautiful deep-sky images : astrophotography with affordable equipment and software
Parker, Greg, author
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Kresge QB121 .P375 2017

The properties of energetic materials : sensitivity, physical and thermodynamic properties
Keshavarz, Mohammad H. 1966- author
Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
Kresge TP271 .K48 2018

Kinematics and dynamics of galactic stellar populations
Cubarsi, Rafael, author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018
"Stellar dynamics is an interdisciplinary field where mathematics, statistics, physics, and astronomy overlap. The approaches to studying a stellar system include dealing with the collisionless Boltzmann equation, the Chandrasekhar equations, and stellar hydrodynamic equations, which are comparable to the equations of motion of a compressible viscous fluid. Their equivalence gives rise to the closure problem, connected with the higher-order moments of the stellar velocity distribution, which is explained and solved for maximum entropy distributions and for any velocity distribution function, depending on a polynomial function in the velocity variables. On the other hand, the Milky Way kinematics in the solar neighbourhood needs to be described as a mixture distribution accounting for the stellar populations composing the Galactic components. As such, the book offers a statistical study, according to the moments and cumulants of a population mixture, and a dynamical approach, according to a superposition of Chandrasekhar stellar systems, connected with the potential function and the symmetries of the model."--
Kresge QB857 .C83 2018

The tectonic plates are moving!
Livermore, Roy, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
First Generation. Probably the best theory on Earth -- The paving stone theory of world tectonics -- Poles apart -- Plate tectonics by jerks - Plate tectonics by creeps -- Second Generation. Scum of the Earth -- Continents and supercontinents -- All at sea -- Chilling out -- Ups and downs -- The final frontier.

"Plate tectonics is a revolutionary theory on par with modern genetics. Yet, apart from the frequent use of clichés such as 'tectonic shift' by economists, journalists, and politicians, the science itself is rarely mentioned and poorly understood. This book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner; showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, but also how it controls conditions of the Earth's surface, including global geography and climate. The book presents the advances that have been made since the establishment of plate tectonics in the 1960s, highlighting, on the 50th anniversary of the theory, the contributions of a small number of scientists who have never been widely recognized for their discoveries. Beginning with the publication of a short article in Nature by Vine and Matthews, the book traces the development of plate tectonics during two generations of the theory. First-generation plate tectonics covers the exciting scientific revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, its heroes and villains. The second generation includes the rapid expansion in sonar, and seismic satellite technologies during the 1980s and 1990s that provided a truly global view of the plates and their motions, and an appreciation of the role of the plates in the Earth's 'system.' The final chapters bring us to the cutting edge of the science, describing the latest results from studies using technologies such as seismic tomography and high-pressure physics to probe the deep interior. Ultimately, the book leads to the startling conclusion that, without plate tectonics, the Earth would be as lifeless as Venus"--Jacket.
Kresge QE511.4 .L586 2018

Magnetic resonance elastography : physical background and medical applications
Hirsch, Sebastian, author
Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2017]
Kresge QC762.6.M34 H57 2017

Geomorphic analysis of a martian analog fan in Eureka Valley Ca
Colon Umpierrre, Ana Mercedes author
Rauner D.C. History Honors 2018

Lost in math : how beauty leads physics astray
Hossenfelder, Sabine, 1976- author
New York, NY : Basic Books, [2018]
Preface -- The hidden rules of physics : in which I realize I don't understand physics anymore. I talk to friends and colleagues, see I'm not the only one confused, and set out to bring reason back to Earth -- What a wonderful world : in which I read a lot of books about dead people and find that everyone likes pretty ideas but that pretty ideas sometimes work badly. At a conference I begin to worry that physicists are about to discard the scientific method -- The state of the union : in which I sum up ten years of education in twenty pages and chat about the glory days of particle physics -- Cracks in the foundations : in which I meet with Nima Arkani-Hamed and do my best to accept that nature isn't natural, everything we learn is awesome, and that nobody gives a fuck what I think -- Ideal theories : in which I search for the end of science but find that the imagination of theoretical physicists is endless. I fly to Austin, I let Steven Weinberg talk at me, and realize how much we do just to avoid boredom -- The incomprehensible comprehensibility of quantum mechanics : in which I ponder the difference between math and magic -- One to rule them all : in which I try to find out if anyone would care about the laws of nature if they weren't beautiful. I stop off in Arizona, where Frank Wilczek tells me his little Theory of Something, then I fly to Maui and listen to Garrett Lisi. I learn some ugly facts and count physicists -- Space, the final frontier : in which I try to understand a string theorist and almost succeed -- The universe, all there is, and the rest : in which I admire the many ways to explain why nobody sees the particles we invent -- Knowledge is power : in which I conclude the world would be a better place if everyone listened to me -- Appendix A. The standard model particles -- Appendix B. The trouble with naturalness -- Appendix C. What you can do to help.

"Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth"--
Kresge QC20.6 .H67 2018

Ground truth : a guide to tracking climate change at home
Hineline, Mark L., illustrator
London : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Intimate and momentous -- Seasons and circulations -- Lilacs and passing time -- Noting with a climate eye -- Bedrock and baselines -- The green world -- Wriggles, buzzes, and calls -- Feathers and phenophases -- Warm blood and live birth -- The atmosphere at home -- Ground truth.

Before you read this book, you have homework to do. Grab a notebook, go outside, and find a nearby patch of nature. What do you see, hear, feel, and smell? Are there bugs, birds, squirrels, deer, lizards, frogs, or fish, and what are they doing? What plants are in the vicinity, and in what ways are they growing? What shape are the rocks, what texture is the dirt, and what color are the bodies of water? Does the air feel hot or cold, wet or dry, windy or still? Everything you notice, write it all down. We know that the Earth's climate is changing, and that the magnitude of this change is colossal. At the same time, the world outside is still a natural world, and one we can experience on a granular level every day. Ground Truth is a guide to living in this condition of changing nature, to paying attention instead of turning away, and to gathering facts from which a fuller understanding of the natural world can emerge over time. Featuring detailed guidance for keeping records of the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals in your neighborhood, this book also ponders the value of everyday observations, probes the connections between seasons and climate change, and traces the history of phenology--the study and timing of natural events--and the uses to which it can be put. An expansive yet accessible book, Ground Truth invites readers to help lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the nature of change itself.
Kresge QC903 .H55 2018

Universe in creation : a new understanding of the big bang and the emergence of life
Gould, Roy, 1947- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Introduction -- Part one. Where does the universe come from?. What is the universe--and how large is it? -- Galaxies misbehave -- What's the big idea? -- Einstein, gravity, and the universe -- The big bang and beyond -- Building plans -- Part two. How did structure arise from chaos?. An apple pie from scratch -- Into the abyss -- Into the cauldron -- Into the light -- Part three. Is life merely a roll of the cosmic dice?. The great inventor -- Information, please! -- Is evolution predictable? -- The sensational sensations -- Design without a designer? -- "Who's there?" -- Epilogue : what is worthy of our wonder?

We know the universe has a history, but does it also have a story of self-creation to tell? Yes, in Roy R. Gould's account. He offers a compelling narrative of how the universe--with no instruction other than its own laws--evolved into billions of galaxies and gave rise to life, including humans who have been trying for millennia to comprehend it. Far from being a random accident, the universe is hard at work, extracting order from chaos. Making use of the best current science, Gould turns what many assume to be true about the universe on its head. The cosmos expands inward, not outward. Gravity can drive things apart, not merely together. And the universe seems to defy entropy as it becomes more ordered, rather than the other way around. Strangest of all, the universe is exquisitely hospitable to life, despite its being constructed from undistinguished atoms and a few unexceptional rules of behavior. Universe in Creation explores whether the emergence of life, rather than being a mere cosmic afterthought, may be written into the most basic laws of nature. Offering a fresh take on what brought the world--and us--into being, Gould helps us see the universe as the master of its own creation, not tethered to a singular event but burgeoning as new space and energy continuously stream into existence. It is a very old story, as yet unfinished, with plotlines that twist and churn through infinite space and time.--
Kresge Popular Science QH325 .G68 2018

Physical (a)causality : determinism, randomness and uncaused events
Svozil, Karl, author
Cham, Switzerland : SpringerOpen, [2018]
Kresge QC6.4.C3 S96 2018

Introduction to geometrical and physical geodesy : foundations of geomatics
Meyer, Thomas Henry
Redlands, California : ESRI Press, 2010
I. Basic concepts and tools : 1. Introduction to geodesy -- 2. Units -- 3. Reductions and computations for plane surveying -- II. Geometrical geodesy : 4. Geographic coordinates and reference ellipsoids -- 5. Geodetic coordinate systems -- 6. Distances -- 7. Angles and point positioning -- 8. Map projections -- III. Physical geodesy : 9. Gravity, geopotential, and the geoid -- 10. Height systems -- 11. Tides -- IV. Appendixes : A. Vector algebra and linear algebra -- B. Spherical trigonometric identities.

"Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: The Foundation of Geomatics explores geodesy, the discipline dealing with the measurement and representation of the earth. Establishing GIS as a coordinate-based system and building on this concept, the book culminates in the reader's applied knowledge of geodesy. To simplify presentation, mathematics in this book are discussed without origin or proof, and all formulas have detailed examples illustrating their use. Intended for the classroom or professional reference, this book simplifies the geodesic formulas related to surveying, making it a practical approach to geodesy and GIS." --Publisher.
Kresge QB281 .M48 2010

Mountains, climate and biodiversity
edited by Carina Hoorn, Allison Perrigo, Alexandre Antonelli
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018
Kresge QE621 .M684 2018

Dynamical projectors method in hydro and electrodynamics
Leble, S. B. author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2018]
Kresge QC151.7 .L44 2018

Space science and the Arab world : astronauts, observatories and nationalism in the Middle East
Determann, Jörg Matthias, author
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2018
The Arab conquest of space -- Nationalism and cosmopolitanism -- East Coast and Near East colleges -- Stars of science -- Space pioneers -- The Arabs' final frontier.

"When Sultan bin Salman left Earth on the shuttle Discovery in 1985, he became the first Arab, first Muslim and first member of a royal family in space. Twenty-five years later, the discovery of a planet 500 light years away by the Qatar Exoplanet Survey--subsequently named 'Qatar-Ib'--was evidence of the cutting-edge space science projects taking place across the Middle East. This book identifies the individuals, institutions and national ideologies that enabled Arab astronomers and researchers to gain support for space exploration when Middle East governments lacked interest. Jörg Matthias Determann shows that the conquest of space became associated with national prestige, security, economic growth and the idea of an 'Arab renaissance' more generally. Equally important to this success were international collaborations: to benefit from American and Soviet expertise and technology, Arab scientists and officials had to commit to global governance of space and the common interests of humanity. Challenging the view that the golden age of Arabic science and cosmopolitanism was situated in the medieval period, Determann tells the story of the new discoveries and scientific collaborations taking place from the 19th century to the present day. An innovative contribution to Middle East studies and history of science, the book also appeals to increased business, media and political interest in the Arab space industry."--Page 4 of cover.
Kresge QB500.266.M628 D36 2018

Pincer compounds : chemistry and applications
edited by David Morales-Morales
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2018]
1. Chiral pincer complexes for asymmetric reactions -- 2. Well-defined iron and manganese pincer catalysts -- 3. The pincer complexes of Group 13-15 elements: recent developments -- 4. Reduction of CO2 mediated or catalyzed by pincer complexes -- 5. Mechanistic insights and computational prediction pincer complexes for catalytic hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions -- 6. Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions catalyzed by iron pincer compounds -- 7. Actinide pincer chemistry: a new frontier -- 8. Complexes of NHC-based CEC pincer ligands: structural diversity and applications -- 9. Transition metal pincer complexes with chiral imidazoline donor(s): synthesis and asymmetric catalysis -- 10. Chral NCN pincer-type catalysts having bis(imidazoline)s -- 11. Transition metal pincer complexes with a central sp3-hybridized carbon atom -- 12. CCC-NHC pincer compleses: synthesis, applications, and catalysis -- 13. Metal pincer complexes in aqueous media: approaches with water as solvent, reagent, and molecular hydrogen storage -- 14. Pincers based on dicarboxamide and dithiocarboxamide functional groups -- 15. pincer complexes of iron and their application in catalysis -- 16. Osmium complexes with POP pincer ligands -- 17. Pincer carbenoid complexes withj late transition metals: synthesis, electronic structure, and reactivity -- 18. Pincer iridium and ruthenium complexes for alkane dehydrogenation -- 19. Silicon-based pincers: trans influence and functionality -- 20. Transition metal complexes with anionic sulfur-based pincer ligands -- 21. Metalation and transmetalation chemistry of pyridine- and aryl-linked Bis-NHC pincer ligands -- 22. Unsymmetrical pincer palladacycles synthesis and reactivity -- Benzene-derived organometallic pincer complexes bearing six-membered metallacycles and up -- Chemistry of Mn and Co pincer compounds -- 25. Selective deuteration of organic compounds catalyzed by ruthenium pincer complexes -- 26. [sigma]-organometallic chemistry with 2.6-bis(imino)pyridine ligands: new pathways to innovative pincer architectures -- 27. Use of pincer compounds as metal-based receptors for chemosensing of relevant analytes -- 28. Advances in the design and application of redox-active and reactive pincer ligands for substrate activation and homogeneous catalysis -- 29. The chemistry of bisphosphomide and 1,2-phenylenediamine based PBP pincer transition metal complexes and catalytic applications -- 30. Ligand-introduction synthesis of NCN-pincer complexes and their chemical properties -- 31. Pincer complexes of gold: an overview of synthesis, reactivity, photoluminescence, and biological applications -- 32. Semirigid pincer-like SiPSi ligands: classical versus nonclassical coordination modes at Ru, Rh, Ir, and Pt -- 33. Conclusions and personal comment.

Pincer Compounds: Chemistry and Applications offers valuable state-of-the-art coverage highlighting highly active areas of research-from mechanistic work to synthesis and characterization. The book focuses on small molecule activation chemistry (particularly H2 and hydrogenation), earth abundant metals (such as Fe), actinides, carbene-pincers, chiral catalysis, and alternative solvent usage. The book covers the current state of the field, featuring chapters from renowned contributors, covering four continents and ranging from still-active pioneers to new names emerging as creative strong contributors to this fascinating and promising area. Over a decade since the publication of Morales-Morales and Jensen's The Chemistry of Pincer Compounds (Elsevier 2007), research in this unique area has flourished, finding a plethora of applications in almost every single branch of chemistry-from their traditional application as very robust and active catalysts all the way to potential biological and pharmaceutical applications.
Kresge QD411 .P562 2018

Geology and landscape evolution : general principles applied to the United States
DiPietro, Joseph A., 1957- author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2018
Kresge QH76 .D56 2018

Highlights in applied mineralogy
edited by Soraya Heuss-Assbichler, Georg Amthauer, Melanie John
Boston : Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, [2018]
Kresge QE363.2 .H54 2018

Utah Geological Survey
Salt Lake City, UT : Utah Geological Survey, 1999-
Kresge CD-ROM QE169 .A3

Rockslides and rock avalanches of Central Asia : distribution, morphology, and internal structure
Strom, Alexander, author
Cambridge, MA, United States : Elsevier, [2018]
Rockslides and Rock Avalanches of Central Asia: Distribution, Impacts, and Hazard Assessment arms scientists with an inclusive and specialized reference for future studies of large-scale bedrock landslides in Central Asia, a phenomenon that poses a major threat to local communities, infrastructure and industrial facilities. The book covers the Dzungaria, Tien Shan, and Pamir mountain systems that are characterized by arid climates and scarce forestation, and is an ideal reference for scientists searching for data that accurately summarizes bedrock landslides through the analyses of a multitude of case studies that have applications in comparable, global scenarios. Through its relatively low precipitation and good preservation of minor geomorphic features, particularly those formed by past landslides, this region provides opportunities for detailed study of the internal structure of landslide bodies.
Kresge QE599.A352 S77 2018

Geophysical data analysis : discrete inverse theory
Menke, William, author
London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, [2018]
Describing inverse problems -- Some comments on probability theory -- Solution of the linear, Gaussian inverse problem, viewpoint 1 : the length method -- Solution of the linear, Gaussian inverse problem, viewpoint 2 : generalized inverses -- Solution of the linear, Gaussian inverse problem, viewpoint 3 : maximum likelihood methods -- Nonuniqueness and localized averages -- Applications of vector spaces -- Linear inverse problems and non-Gaussian statistics -- Nonlinear inverse problems -- Factor analysis -- Continuous inverse theory and tomography -- Sample inverse problems -- Applications of inverse theory to solid earth geophysics.

"Geophysical Data Analysis: Diverse Inverse Theory, Fourth Edition is a revised and expanded introduction to inverse theory and tomography as it is practiced by geophysicists. It demonstrates the methods needed to analyze a broad spectrum of geophysical datasets, with special attention to those methods that generate images of the earth. Data analysis can be a mathematically complex activity, but the treatment in this volume is carefully designed to emphasize those mathematical techniques that readers will find the most familiar and to systematically introduce less-familiar ones. Using problems and case studies, along with MATLAB computer code and summaries of methods, the book provides data scientists and engineers in geophysics with the tools necessary to understand and apply mathematical techniques and inverse theory"--Publisher's website.
Kresge QC802.A1 M46 2018

Simulations of tropical cyclone in regional climate models
Zhong, Zhong, author
Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2018]
Kresge QC880.4.A8 Z46 2018

Physics of the human mind
Lubashevskiĭ, I. A. author
Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, [2017]
Modeling of Human Behavior as Individual Branch of Physics and Mathematics -- Why Laws of Classical Physics Have Their Form -- Fodor-Kim Dilemma -- Strong Emergence via Constitutive Fields -- Non-Cartesian Dualism and Meso-Relational Media -- Modeling of Human Behavior Within the Paradigm of Modern Physics -- Emergent Phenomena Caused by Bounded Capacity of Human Cognition -- Epilog: Physics and Human Mind -- References -- Index.

"This book tackles the challenging question which mathematical formalisms and possibly new physical notions should be developed for quantitatively describing human cognition and behavior, in addition to the ones already developed in the physical and cognitive sciences. Indeed, physics is widely used in modeling social systems, where, in particular, new branches of science such as sociophysics and econophysics have arisen. However, many if not most characteristic features of humans like willingness, emotions, memory, future prediction, and moral norms, to name but a few, are not yet properly reflected in the paradigms of physical thought and theory. The choice of a relevant formalism for modeling mental phenomena requires the comprehension of the general philosophical questions related to the mind-body problem. Plausible answers to these questions are investigated and reviewed, notions and concepts to be used or to be taken into account are developed and some challenging questions are posed as open problems. This text addresses theoretical physicists and neuroscientists modeling any systems and processes where human factors play a crucial role, philosophers interested in applying philosophical concepts to the construction of mathematical models, and the mathematically oriented psychologists and sociologists, whose research is fundamentally related to modeling mental processes."
Kresge QC6 .L833 2017

Foken, Th., author
Berlin, Germany : Springer, [2017]
"The book focusses on atmospheric processes, which directly affect human environments within the lowest 100-1000 meters of the atmosphere over regions of only a few kilometres in extent. The book is the translation into English of the third edition of the German book "Applied Meteorology - Micrometeorological Methods". It presents, with selected examples, the basics of micrometeorology applied to disciplines such as biometeorology, agrometeorology, hydrometeorology, technical meteorology, environmental meteorology, and biogeosciences. The important issues discussed in this book are the transport processes and fluxes between the atmosphere and the underlying surface. Vegetated and heterogeneous surfaces are special subjects. The author covers the areas of theory, measurement techniques, experimental methods, and modelling all in ways that can be used independently in teaching, research, or practical applications."--Back cover.
Kresge QC883.8 .F6513 2017

Geochemistry of silicon isotopes
Ding, Tiping, author
Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2018]
Introduction -- Origin and characters of silicon and its isotopes -- A brief description of silicon geochemistry -- The history of silicon isotope studies -- Analytical methods of silicon isotope composition -- Gas source isotope ratio mass spectrometric analysis of silicon isotopes -- Multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric(MC-ICPMS) analysis of silicon isotopes -- Secondary ion mass spectrometry analyses -- Standards and reference materials for silicon isotope measurement -- Comparison of different methods on silicon isotope analyses -- Mechanisms of silicon isotope fractionation -- The thermodynamic silicon isotope exchange fractionation -- Kinetic fractionation of silicon isotopes -- Distribution of silicon isotopes in nature -- Silicon isotope compositions of extraterrestrial materials -- Silicon isotope distribution in lithosphere -- Silicon isotope compositions of soils -- Hydrosphere -- Biosphere -- Several aspects of silicon isotope applications -- Studies on global silicon cycle -- Silicon isotope studies on environmental variation of ocean -- Studies on mechanisms of absorption, transportation and precipitation of silicon in plant growth processes -- Studies on silicon source and genesis of ore deposits.

"The book starts with an introduction on silicon isotopes and related analytical methods, and explains the mechanisms of silicon isotope fractionation. Silicon isotope distributions in lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere are shown based on results from field studies, and silicon isotope relevance for applications are presented."--Provided by publisher.
Kresge QE516.S6 D56 2018

Synchronization : from coupled systems to complex networks
Boccaletti, S. author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QC20.7.N6 B63 2018