Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during December 2018

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Drought : science and policy
edited by Ana Iglesias, Dionysis Assimacopoulos, Henny A.J. Van Lanen
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2019
Kresge QC929.24 .D768 2019

Molecular solids as sublimable adhesives
Mitchell, Haydn Thomas, author
"This thesis describes the experimental implementation and fundamental investigation of molecular solids as sublimable adhesives. The introduction provides the overview of molecular design criteria for crystal engineering and interfacial engineering of structure-property relationships within molecular solids. Chapter 1 presents the first systematic investigation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as a new class of sublimable adhesives that enable bonding of glass, metal, and plastic with shear stresses ranging from 5-50 N cm⁻². Systematic assessment shows that intermolecular interactions and structural features of the surface influence adhesion strength and mechanism of failure. Chapter 2 expands the concept of sublimable adhesives to a broader range of solid state structures, and highlights a remarkable ability of simple molecular solids (e.g., iodine and camphor) to exhibit resistance to shear. Observed shear stresses range in strength between 10-127 N cm⁻². This expanded range of shear stresses are substantially greater than commercially available double-side tape (16 ± 1 N cm⁻²). Systematic investigation of interfaces suggests that preferential orientation plays a crucial role in enabling the adhesion for molecular solids to surfaces. "
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem. 2018

Dust in the atmosphere of Mars and its impact on human exploration
edited by Joel S. Levine, Daniel Winterhalter and Russell L. Kerschmann
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018
Kresge QB643.A86 D87 2018

Out there : a scientific guide to alien life, antimatter, and human space travel (for the cosmically curious)
Wall, Michael (Biologist), author
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2018]
Part I: What's out there?. Where is everybody? ; Are we all Martians? ; What does ET look like? ; Do aliens have sex? ; What are we looking for? ; Where is ET hiding? ; How would the world be told? ; Could we talk to ET? ; How would the world respond? ; Have we already found ET? ; Will aliens kill us all? -- Part II: Getting out there. Will we colonize the Moon and Mars? ; Can we go interstellar? ; Will there be a Homo spaciens? ; Is time travel possible? ; What will happen to us?

"We've all asked ourselves the question. Looking up at the night sky, it's almost impossible NOT to wonder: Are we alone in the universe? In [this book], senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely a jumping-off point. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Dr. Wall, is only drawing closer). From the unexpected--do aliens have sex?--to the practical--what would the first aliens we meet look like?--Dr. Wall covers it all. He explores our common perceptions of extraterrestrial creatures and hypothesizes our union with them in the future. Would they be little green men or mere microbes? Would they be found on a planet or moon in our own solar system or orbiting a star far, far away? Would they intend to harm us, and if so, how might they do it? And might they already have visited? Dr. Wall covers questions beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for us mere humans in outer space, including the economic implications and the possibility of Mars colonies. He shares the insights of some of the leading lights in space exploration today, from professors of astronomy and molecular biology at world-renowned universities to CEOs of companies dedicated to space exploration. He demonstrates how the next space age might be brighter than anything we've yet seen, and right on the horizon."--Dust jacket.
Kresge Popular Science QB54 .W178 2018

Quantum mechanics : a simplified approach
Siddiqui, Shabnam, 1975- author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]
An introductory history quantum mechanics I -- An introductory history of quantum mechanics II -- Formalism -- Applications of the formalism I -- Application of the formalism II -- Perturbation theory -- Time-dependent perturbation -- Quantum computer.
Kresge QC174.12 .S5234 2019

Biophysical chemistry
Allen, James P
Oxford ; Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2008
Basic thermodynamic and biochemical concepts -- pt. 1. Thermodynamics and kinetics. First law of thermodynamics ; Second law of thermodynamics ; Phase diagrams, mixtures, and chemical potential ; Equilibria and reactions involving protons ; Oxidation/reduction reactions and bioenergetics ; Kinetics and enzymes ; The Boltzmann distribution and statistical thermodynamics -- pt. 2. Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Quantum theory: introduction and principles ; Particle in a box and tunneling ; Vibrational motion and infrared spectroscopy ; Atomic structure: hydrogen atom and multi-electron atoms ; Chemical bonds and protein interactions ; Electronic transitions and optical spectroscopy ; X-ray diffraction and extended x-ray absorption fine structure ; Magnetic resonance -- pt. 3. Understanding biological systems using physical chemistry. Signal transduction ; Membrane potentials, transporters, and channels ; Molecular imaging ; Photosynthesis -- Answers to problems -- Fundamental constants -- Conversion factors for energy units -- The periodic table.

"Biophysical Chemistry presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples, and applications to biochemistry. It presents a rigorous, up-to-date treatment of the material without presuming a strong prior knowledge of math theory. Necessary calculus models are laid out in a step-by-step fashion for students less confident in their math abilities. The format of the text allows teachers ample flexibility in deciding which derivations to present in class. Students are guided through an in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts. Every chapter features important recent advances in biochemistry, an examination of current research problems, math and derivation boxes to guide the students, and examples of both numerical and concept-based problems."--Jacket.
Kresge QD476.2 .A44 2008

Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable
Fletcher, Seth, 1979- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Traces the efforts of an elite scientific team who tested Einstein's theory of relativity during a historic mission to photograph a black hole, addressing key questions about time, space, and the nature of the universe.
Kresge QB843.B55 F548 2018

Four-fermion models in the theory of electro-weak and strong interactions
Kruglov, Sergey, author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018
Kresge QC793.5.F42 K78 2018

Einstein's monsters : the life and times of black holes
Impey, Chris, author
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., [2019]
Part A: Evidence for black holes, large and small. The heart of darkness ; Black holes from star death ; Supermassive black holes ; Gravitational engines -- Part B: Black holes, past, present, and future. The lives of black holes ; Black holes as tests of gravity ; Seeing with gravity eyes ; The fate of black holes.

"The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into one--instant death or something weirder? And, perhaps most important, how can we ever know anything for sure about black holes when they destroy information by their very nature? In [this book], distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes readers on an exploration of these and other questions at the cutting edge of astrophysics, as well as the history of black holes' role in theoretical physics--from confirming Einstein's equations for general relativity to testing string theory. He blends this history with a poignant account of the phenomena scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space-time. Clear, compelling, and profound, Einstein's Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it. From the small questions to the big ones--from the tiniest particles to the nature of space-time itself--black holes might be the key to a deeper understanding of the cosmos."--Dust jacket.
Kresge QB843.B55 I47 2019

A midterm assessment of implementation of the decadal survey on life and physical sciences research at NASA
Committee on a Midterm Assessment of Implementation of the Decadal Survey on Life and Physical Sciences Research at NASA, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Washington, DC : the National Academies Press, [2018]
The NASA programmatic approach and strategy addressing the 2011 Space Life and Physical Sciences Decadal Survey -- Science progress toward the goals and priorities of the 2011 space life and physical sciences decadal survey -- Prioritizations and rankings to optimize and enable the expansion of deep space human exploration -- Recommendations for implementing the decadal portfolio over remaining years within constraints -- Appendixes.

"The 2011 National Research Council decadal survey on biological and physical sciences in space, Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration: Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era, was written during a critical period in the evolution of science in support of space exploration. The research agenda in space life and physical sciences had been significantly descoped during the programmatic adjustments of the Vision for Space Exploration in 2005, and this occurred in the same era as the International Space Station (ISS) assembly was nearing completion in 2011. Out of that period of change, Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration presented a cogent argument for the critical need for space life and physical sciences, both for enabling and expanding the exploration capabilities of NASA as well as for contributing unique science in many fields that can be enabled by access to the spaceflight environment. Since the 2011 publication of the decadal survey, NASA has seen tremendous change, including the retirement of the Space Shuttle Program and the maturation of the ISS. NASA formation of the Division of Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications provided renewed focus on the research of the decadal survey. NASA has modestly regrown some of the budget of space life and physical sciences within the agency and engaged the U.S. science community outside NASA to join in this research. In addition, NASA has collaborated with the international space science community. This midterm assessment reviews NASA's progress since the 2011 decadal survey in order to evaluate the high-priority research identified in the decadal survey in light of future human Mars exploration. It makes recommendations on science priorities, specifically those priorities that best enable deep space exploration"--Publisher's description.
Kresge QB500.266.U6 M53 2018

The political economy of the space age : how science and technology shape the evolution of human society
Sommariva, Andrea, author
[Wilmington] : Vernon Press, [2018]
Kresge HD9711.75.A2 S666 2018

Fred Whipple's empire : the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955-1973
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- author
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2018
This book explores how and why the Smithsonian Institution closed its Astrophysical Observatory in Washington, D.C. in 1955 and moved it as a budget line to Harvard first as a department of the Harvard College Observatory and then as the dominant partner. I examine the years when its founder-director, Fred Whipple, pushed the boundaries of research normally associated with an astronomical observatory to create one of the most complex scientific infrastructures for pursing both classical themes in astronomy, and themes associated as well with national service in areas far removed from the classical techniques of time and navigation. We carry the story to the point when Whipple stepped down as director in consequence of both Harvard and the Smithsonian deciding that a deep restructuring was necessary to better accommodate the survival of the institution as a true hybrid of governmental and private research activities. This is an institutional case-study that explores how changing patterns of patronage influenced disciplinary change in astronomy, and the role key personalities played in building this hybrid institution into one of the largest astronomical institutions on the planet. To my knowledge this is the first study of the effect of new funding sources created by Cold War priorities on a civilian astronomical institution, in fact on two astronomical institutions.--
Kresge QB82.U62 S62 2018

Interpretation of micromorphological features of soils and regoliths
edited by Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino, Florias Mees
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2018
Kresge S593.2 .I58 2018

Heaven and Earth united : instruments in astrological contexts
edited by Richard Dunn, Silke Ackermann, and Giorgio Strano
Leiden ; Brill, [2018]
Using astrolabes for astrological purposes : the earliest evidence revisited / Petra G. Schmidl -- What's on the back of an astrolabe? Astrolabes as supports for planetary calculators / Seb Falk -- Medical and astrological plates : their roles in medieval and Renaissance knowledge / Josefina Rodriguez-Arribas -- "Preciseness and pleasure" : the astrological diptychs of Thomas Hood / Stephen Johnston -- Displaying astrological knowledge through tabulation : some notes pertaining to particular arrangement on instruments / Gunther Oestmann -- Astrological aspectaria on early modern instruments / Louise E. Devoy -- Italian astronomical clocks as public astrological machines / Marisa Addomine -- Astrological time in public space : the Gorlitz Arachne (1550) and planetary hours / Richard L. Kremer -- The heavens at the Medici court : Antonio Santucci's cosmological models / Giorgio Strano -- Were globes used in the practice of early modern astrology? / Jim Bennett and Sylvia Sumira -- Instruments and the astrologer's image / Richard Dunn -- Defining scientific instruments in astrological practice : a response / Marvin Bolt.

"Historically, the idea that the stars and planets influence the Earth and its inhabitants has proved powerful in almost every culture, offering an important context for the use of mathematical and astronomical instruments. In the past, however, historians of astronomy have paid relatively little attention to astrology and other "non-scientific" topics, while historians of astrology have tended to concentrate on the analysis of texts rather than surviving artefacts, scientific instruments in particular. Heaven and Earth United is an attempt to redress the balance through an exploration of the astrological contexts in which instruments once found a place"--
Kresge QB85 .H43 2018

Shale boom : the Barnett Shale play and Fort Worth
Hinton, Diana Davids, 1943- author
Fort Worth, Texas : TCU Press, [2018]
Oilman's graveyard? -- Opening the Barnett -- Elephant in rabbit country -- Into the boom -- From boom to bust -- Backlash -- Fear of fracking -- Conclusion: in retrospect.

Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Boom in North Texas is a study of the opening up of the Barnett Shale to enormous gas production and how that led to an urban gas drilling boom in the Fort Worth metroplex.
Kresge Popular Science TN881.T4 H56 2018

Satellite remote sensing for conservation action : case studies from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
edited by Allison K. Leidner, Graeme M. Buchanan
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
A brief introduction to conservation and conservation remote sensing / Graeme M. Buchanan and Allison K. Leidner -- Introduction to remote sensing for conservation practitioners / Andreas Brink, Cindy Schmidt and Zoltan Szantoi -- Satellite remote sensing for the conservation of East Asia's coastal wetlands / Nicholas J. Murray -- Global forest maps in support of conservation monitoring / Samuel Jantz, Lilian Pintea, Janet Nackoney and Matthew C. Hansen -- Wildfire monitoring with satellite remote sensing in support to conservation / Ilaria Palumbo, Abdoulkarim Samna, Marco Clerici, and Antoine Royer -- Ecosystem Functioning Observations for assessing conservation in the Doñana National Park, Spain / Paula Escribano and Nestor Fernandez -- Predicting mule deer harvest in real-time: Integrating satellite remote-sensing measures of forage quality and climate in Idaho, United States / Mark Hebblewhite, Mark Hurley, Paul Lukacs and Josh Nowak -- Lessons learned from WhaleWatch: a tool using satellite data to provide near real-time predictions of whale occurrence / Helen Bailey, Elliott Hazen, Bruce Mate, Steven J. Bograd, Ladd Irvine, Daniel M. Palacios, Karin A. Forney, Evan Howell, Aimee Hoover, Lynn DeWitt, Jessica Wingfield and Monica DeAngelis -- The evolution of remote sensing applications vital to effective biodiversity conservation and sustainable development / Karyn Tabor and Jennifer Hewson -- Operational concervation remote sensing: common themes, lessons learned, and future prospects / Allison K. Leidner and Graeme M. Buchanan.

"Case Studies from Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems Satellite remote sensing presents an amazing opportunity to inform biodiversity conservation by inexpensively gathering repeated monitoring information for vast areas of the Earth. However, these observations first need processing and interpretation if they are to inform conservation action. Through a series of case studies, this book presents detailed examples of the application of satellite remote sensing, covering both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, to conservation. The authors describe how collaboration between the remote sensing and conservation communities makes satellite data functional for operational conservation, and provide concrete examples of the lessons learned in addition to the scientific details. The editors, one at NASA and the other at a conservation NGO, have brought together leading researchers in conservation remote sensing to share their experiences from project development through to application, and emphasise the human side of these projects"--
Kresge QH77.3.R46 S38 2018

Brief answers to the big questions
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018, author
New York : Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
Foreword / Eddie Redmayne -- An introduction / Kip Thorne -- Why we must ask the big questions -- Is there a God? -- How did it all begin? -- Is there other intelligent life in the universe? -- Can we predict the future? -- What is inside a black hole? -- Is time travel possible? -- Will we survive on Earth? -- Should we colonise space? -- Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? -- How do we shape the future? -- Afterword / Lucy Hawking.

"Dr. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy." --
Kresge Popular Science Q173 .H392 2018

Totally random : why nobody understands quantum mechanics (a serious comic on entanglement)
Bub, Tanya, author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Part I. A curious correlation: meta-characters (you can't see them but they're there) -- Part II, Help? cast of historical (ish) characters -- Part III. Beyond the great debate: mostly extras and clip art (budgeting problems).

"Totally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics--entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it"--Inside cover flap.
Kresge Popular Science QC174.123 .B83 2018

The world's oceans : geography, history, and environment
Rainer F. Buschmann and Lance Nolde, editors
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2018]
The Arctic Ocean -- The Atlantic Ocean -- The Indian Ocean -- The Pacific Ocean -- The Southern Ocean -- Oceans and seas in world culture -- The changing nature of ocean boundaries -- The shipping industry -- Ocean exploration -- Environmental issues and the world's oceans -- Topical entries.

"This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives"--
Kresge GC21 .W67 2018

The sea floor : an introduction to marine geology
Seibold, Eugen, author
Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing AG, [2017]
1. Introduction -- 2. Origin and Morphology of Ocean Basins -- 3. Origin and Morphology of Ocean Margins -- 4. Sources and Composition of Marine Sediments -- 5. Effects of Waves and Currents -- 6. Sea-Level Processes and Effects of Sea-Level Change -- 7. Productivity of the Ocean and Implications -- 8. Benthic Organisms and Environmental Reconstruction -- 9. Imprint of Climatic Zonation on Marine Sediments -- 10. Deep-Sea Sediments: Patterns and Processes -- 11. Geologic History of the Sea: The Ice-Age Ocean -- 12. Cenozoic History from Deep-Ocean Drilling -- 13. Cretaceous Environments and Deep-Ocean Drilling -- 14. Resources from the Ocean Floor -- 15. Problems Ahead.

This textbook deals with the most important items in Marine Geology, including some pioneer work. The list of topics has grown greatly in the last few decades beyond the items identified by Eugen Seibold as central and now includes prominently such things as methane and climate change; that is, the carbon cycle and the Earth system as a whole. Relevant geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological methods are shortly described. They should allow the reader to comment on new results about plate tectonics, marine sedimentation from the coasts to the deep sea, climatological aspects, paleoceanology and the use of the sea floor. The text tries to transmit to the reader excitement of marine geological research both aboard and in modern laboratories. Basic mineralogical, geochemical, biological and other relevant data and a detailed list of books and symposia are given in an Appendix. This Introduction builds on the third edition of "The Sea Floor" by E. Seibold and W.H. Berger. While much of the original text was written by Seibold, a considerable portion of the material presented in this edition is new, taking into account the recent great shift in marine geological research, some of it with great relevance to human concerns arising in a rapidly changing world.
Kresge QE39 .S38 2017

The protein folding problem and its solutions
Ben-Naim, Arieh, 1934-
Singapore ; World Scientific, ©2013
What is the protein folding problem? -- Why has a solution to the PFP been so elusive for so long? -- What are the main factors that stabilize the native structure? : the solution to the stability problem C -- What are the main factors that guide and speed the folding of a protein? : the answer to mechanism problem B -- Is there a folding code? : the answer to predictability problem A -- Cold, pressure, and solute denaturation.
Kresge QP551 .B46 2013

What we know about climate change
Emanuel, Kerry A., 1955- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Preface -- The myth of natural stability -- Greenhouse physics -- Why the climate problem is difficult -- Determining humanity's influence -- The consequences -- Communicating climate science -- Our options -- The politics surrounding global climate change.
Kresge Popular Science QC903 .E43 2018

Through two doors at once : the elegant experiment that captures the enigma of our quantum reality
Ananthaswamy, Anil, author
New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Prologue. The story of nature taunting us -- The case of the experiment with two holes : Richard Feynman explains the central mystery -- What does it mean "to be"? : the road to reality, from Copenhagen to Brussels -- Between reality and perception : doing the double slit, one photon at a time -- From sacred texts : revelations about spooky action at a distance -- To erase or not to erase : mountaintop experiments take us to the edge -- Bohmian rhapsody : obvious ontology evolving the obvious way -- Gravity kills the quantum cat? : the case for bringing spacetime into the mix -- Healing an ugly scar : the many worlds medicine -- Epilogue. Ways of looking at the same thing?

"It's the story of quantum mechanics told through the lens of the 'double-slit' experiment, showing how light passing through two slits cut into a cardboard sheet first challenged our understanding of light and the nature of reality almost two hundred years ago--and continues to do so"--
Kresge Popular Science QC174.123 .A53 2018

Theory and experiment in gravitational physics
Will, Clifford M., 1946- author
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QC178 .W47 2018

Global change and future earth : the geoscience perspective
edited by Tom Beer, IUGG Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC), Jianping Li, College of Global Change and Earth System Sciences (GCESS) and Keith Alverson, UN Environment International Environmental Technology Centre, Osaka, Japan
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Kresge QE40 .G56 2018

Climate change : the science of global warming and our energy future
Mathez, Edmond A., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Prologue -- Weather and climate -- The climate system -- Climate change : separating facts from fears -- Thinking about the future in the face of uncertainty -- The story -- The atmosphere -- The world ocean -- Ocean-atmosphere interactions -- The carbon cycle and how it influences climate -- The concept of radiation balance, a scientific framework for thinking about climate change -- Radiative forcing, feedbacks, and some other characteristics of the climate system -- Learning from climate of the distant past -- Climate of the recent past and impacts on human history -- Observing the change -- Greenland, Antarctica, and sea level rise -- Climate models and the future -- Climate change risk in an unknowable future -- Energy and the future -- What we have learned -- Back of the envelope calculation : obtaining all of Earth's energy needs from -- The sun -- Epilogue.

"This second edition of Climate Change is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the science behind global warming. Exquisitely illustrated, the text is geared toward students at a variety of levels. Edmond A. Mathez and Jason E. Smerdon provide a broad, informative introduction to the science that underlies our understanding of the climate system and the effects of human activity on the warming of our planet. Mathez and Smerdon describe the roles that the atmosphere and ocean play in our climate, introduce the concept of radiation balance, and explain climate changes that occurred in the past. They also detail the human activities that influence the climate, such as greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions and deforestation, as well as the effects of natural phenomena. Climate Change concludes with a look toward the future, discussing climate model projections, exploring the economic and technological realities of energy production, and presenting a view of the global warming challenge through the lens of risk. Each chapter features profiles of scientists who advanced our understanding of the material discussed. This new edition expands on the first edition's presentation of scientific concepts, making it ideal for classroom use for a wide swath of undergraduate and masters students with both science and nonscience backgrounds."--Publisher's description.
Kresge QC981.8.C5 M378 2018