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1 Kanas, Nick The Caloris Network I10391 2016 eBook  
2 Genta, Giancarlo A Man From Planet Earth I10269 2016 eBook  
3 Schulze-Makuch, Dirk The Cosmic Zoo I09993 2017 eBook  
4 Schauries, Daniel Ion Tracks in Apatite and Quartz I08944 2018 eBook  
5 De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio Mysteries of Mars I08870 2018 eBook  
6 Balmforth, N.J Geomorphological Fluid Mechanics I11577 2001 eBook  
7 Hofmann-Wellenhof, B Global Positioning System I11514 2001 eBook  
8 Buttkus, Burkhard Spectral Analysis and Filter Theory in Applied Geophysics I11158 2000 eBook  
9 Encrenaz, Th??r??se The Solar System I10817 2004 eBook  
10 Haghighipour, Nader Planets in Binary Star Systems I08333 2010 eBook  
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TitleThe Caloris Network : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Kanas, Nick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVII, 124 p. 3 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe year is 2130. The first-ever expedition is sent to Mercury to search for the cause of an unknown source of electromagnetic radiation that can destroy space ships passing by the planet. Thought to be inhospitable and lifeless, the surface of Mercury provides startling surprises for the crew that endanger their lives and challenge their established notions of what it means to be a sentient being. And some of the crew members have their own separate agendas ??? The scientific appendix at the end of the book introduces readers to the wondrous world of Mercury and how it has been portrayed in literary fiction up to the present time. The author then uses scientific literature to present a concept of life that is not based on carbon chemistry or the need for water. There is also a discussion of consciousness based on electromagnetic wave theory. References are provided for further reading. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians and The Protos Mandate), all published by Springer
ISBN,Price9783319305790
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Popular Earth Science 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleA Man From Planet Earth : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Genta, Giancarlo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXI, 308 p. 6 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteSometime in the not-too-distant future ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is home to a number of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any contact with civilizations that have not yet achieved both a substantial spacefaring capability and sufficient maturity to control the technology explosion before triggering their own extinction. ?? While this policy is intended to only bring in peaceful new members, matters change entirely when the confederation is threatened by some unknown entity - is the menace real or imagined? ??The confederation decides to break with the rules and sends a delegate to Earth to hire one of the supposedly belligerent Earthlings to investigate and to revive the confederation???s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman agrees, but demands a high price: should he succeed, the confederation will have to accept Earth as a new member. As the threat becomes ever more acute, the question soon becomes which mission will prove harder - saving the confederation or convincing it to accept the deal! ?? The extensive appendix, written in non-technical language, reviews the scientific and technological topics underlying the plot - ranging from the Fermi paradox, space travel and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on possible universal convergences in technological and biological development
ISBN,Price9783319211152
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. LIFE SCIENCES 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Earth Science 10. Popular Life Sciences 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleThe Cosmic Zoo : Complex Life on Many Worlds
Author(s)Schulze-Makuch, Dirk;Bains, William
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 232 p. 33 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAre humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today. Are the key events that took life from simple cells to astronauts unique occurrences that would be unlikely to occur on other planets? By focusing on what life does - it's functional abilities - rather than specific biochemistry or anatomy, the authors provide plausible answers to this question. Systematically exploring the various pathways that led to the complex biosphere we experience on planet Earth, they show that most of the steps along that path are likely to occur on any world hosting life, with only two exceptions: One is the origin of life itself ??? if this is a highly improbable event, then we live in a rather ???empty universe???. However, if this isn???t the case, we inevitably live in a universe containing a myriad of planets hosting complex as well as microbial life - a ???cosmic zoo???. The other unknown is the rise of technologically advanced beings, as exemplified on Earth by humans. Only one technological species has emerged in the roughly 4 billion years life has existed on Earth, and we don???t know of any other technological species elsewhere. If technological intelligence is a rare, almost unique feature of Earth's history, then there can be no visitors to the cosmic zoo other than ourselves. Schulze-Makuch and Bains take the reader through the history of life on Earth, laying out a consistent and straightforward framework for understanding why we should think that advanced, complex life exists on planets other than Earth. They provide a unique perspective on the question that puzzled the human species for centuries: are we alone?
ISBN,Price9783319620459
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Evolutionary Biology 7. GEOLOGY 8. LIFE SCIENCES 9. Popular Earth Science 10. Popular Life Sciences 11. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleIon Tracks in Apatite and Quartz : And Their Behaviour with Temperature and Pressure
Author(s)Schauries, Daniel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVII, 154 p. 67 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book pioneers a novel approach to investigate the effects of pressure on fission tracks, a geological problem that has remained unsolved for 60 years. While conventional techniques to study fission tracks were limited in precision, this book overcomes such issues by using state-of-the-art synchrotron-based x-ray scattering; a technique initially developed for applications in material science and biomedical research. The book provides an overview of the theory and application of small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) on cylindrical ion tracks, including in-situ SAXS on ion tracks with simultaneous increases in temperature and pressure. As such it demonstrates a degree of characterisation normally not achievable with in-situ techniques. Further, it compares SAXS with small angle neutron scattering (SANS). This book has led to a range of publications and attracted the interest of the geological and material science communities. Daniel Schauries has been awarded several prizes for this research, including the Graduate Student Award of the Materials Research Society
ISBN,Price9783319962832
Keyword(s)1. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY 2. Crystallography and Scattering Methods 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GEOLOGY 6. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 7. Measurement?????? 8. Particle acceleration 9. Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics 10. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS
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TitleMysteries of Mars
Author(s)De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 189 p. 156 illus., 105 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces the reader to the wonders of Mars, covering all aspects from our past perceptions of the planet through to the latest knowledge on its history, its surface processes such as impact cratering, volcano formation, and glaciation, and its atmosphere and climate. In addition, a series of ten intriguing open issues are considered in a more advanced way. These include such thought-provoking questions as What turned off the planet???s magnetic field?, Why are the northern and southern hemispheres so different?, What was the fate of the once abundant water?, and Is there, or was there, life on Mars? Numerous original figures, unavailable elsewhere, reproduce details of images from Viking, CTX, MOC, HiRISE, THEMIS, and HRSC. The book will appeal especially to general readers interested in planetary sciences, astronomy, astrogeology, and space exploration and to students of Earth Sciences and Natural and Environmental Sciences. The higher-level material on the remaining mysteries of Mars will also be of interest to astrogeologists and other researchers
ISBN,Price9783319747842
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETARY SCIENCE 8. PLANETARY SCIENCES 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Earth Science 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleGeomorphological Fluid Mechanics
Author(s)Balmforth, N.J;Provenzale, A
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001.
DescriptionX, 582 p : online resource
Abstract NoteGeomorphology deals with some of the most striking patterns of nature. From mountain ranges and mid-ocean ridges, to river networks and sand dunes, there is a whole family of forms, structures, and shapes that demand rationalization as well as mathematical description. In the various chapters of this volume, many of these patterns will be explored and discussed, and attempts will be made to both unravel the reasons for their very existence and to describe their dynamics in quantitative terms. Particular focus will be on lava and mud flows, ice and snow dynamics, river and coastal morphodynamics and landscape formation. Combining a pedagogical approach with up-to-date reviews of forefront research, this volume will serve both postgraduate students and lecturers in search of advanced textbook material, and experienced researchers wishing to get acquainted with the various physical and mathematical approaches in a range of closely related research fields
ISBN,Price9783540456704
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Mathematics 2. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 3. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 4. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 5. EARTH SCIENCES 6. Earth Sciences, general 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 10. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 11. FLUIDS 12. GEOLOGY 13. GEOPHYSICS 14. Geophysics/Geodesy 15. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleGlobal Positioning System : Theory and Practice
Author(s)Hofmann-Wellenhof, B;Lichtenegger, H;Collins, J
PublicationVienna, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Vienna, 2001.
DescriptionXXIV, 382 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is dedicated to Dr. Benjamin William Remondi for many reasons. The project of writing a Global Positioning System (GPS) book was con?? ceived in April 1988 at a GPS meeting in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Remondi discussed with me the need for an additional GPS textbook and suggested a possible joint effort. In 1989, I was willing to commit myself to such a project. Unfortunately, the timing was less than ideal for Dr. Remondi. Therefore, I decided to start the project with other coauthors. Dr. Remondi agreed and indicated his willingness to be a reviewer. I selected Dr. Herbert Lichtenegger, my colleague from the Technical University Graz, Austria, and Dr. James Collins from Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A. In my opinion, the knowledge ofthe three authors should cover the wide spectrum of GPS. Dr. Lichtenegger is a geodesist with broad experience in both theory and practice. He has specialized his research to geodetic astron?? omy including orbital theory and geodynamical phenomena. Since 1986, Dr. Lichtenegger's main interest is dedicated to GPS. Dr. Collins retired from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey in 1980, where he was the Deputy Director. For the past ten years, he has been deeply involved in using GPS technology with an emphasis on surveying. Dr. Collins was the founder and president of GeofHydro Inc. My own background is theoretically oriented. My first chief, Prof. Dr. Peter Meissl, was an excellent theoretician; and my former chief, Prof. Dr.mult. Helmut Moritz, fortunately, still is
ISBN,Price9783709161999
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Geographical information systems 4. Geographical Information Systems/Cartography 5. GEOGRAPHY 6. Geography, general 7. GEOLOGY 8. GEOPHYSICS 9. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 10. Geophysics/Geodesy 11. Geotechnical engineering 12. Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
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TitleSpectral Analysis and Filter Theory in Applied Geophysics
Author(s)Buttkus, Burkhard
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2000.
DescriptionXV, 667 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is intended to be an introduction to the fundamentals and methods of spectral analysis and filter theory and their appli?? cations in geophysics. The principles and theoretical basis of the various methods are described, their efficiency and effectiveness eval?? uated, and instructions provided for their practical application. Be?? sides the conventional methods, newer methods arediscussed, such as the spectral analysis ofrandom processes by fitting models to the ob?? served data, maximum-entropy spectral analysis and maximum-like?? lihood spectral analysis, the Wiener and Kalman filtering methods, homomorphic deconvolution, and adaptive methods for nonstation?? ary processes. Multidimensional spectral analysis and filtering, as well as multichannel filters, are given extensive treatment. The book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art of spectral analysis and fil?? ter theory. The importance and possibilities ofspectral analysis and filter theory in geophysics for data acquisition, processing and eval?? uation are illustrated with practical examples from various fields of applied geophysics. Although this book was planned primarily as a textbook for a course on the analysis of geophysical time?? series, it may also be of interest to scientists and engineers who process other digital data. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the theoretical fundamen?? tals and a compilation of the extensive literature on the subject. I hope that I have succeeded in presenting the various principles and methods of time-series analysis comprehensively and without error. Comments on errors or suggestions for improvements are welcome
ISBN,Price9783642570162
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS 8. GEOLOGY 9. GEOPHYSICS 10. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 11. Geophysics/Geodesy 12. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleThe Solar System
Author(s)Encrenaz, Th??r??se;Bibring, Jean-Pierre;Blanc, M;Barucci, Maria-Antonietta;Roques, Francoise;Zarka, Philippe
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
DescriptionXII, 514 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary systems and on the search for life in the Universe round off an introduction to a field that has grown dramatically following the space missions of the last twenty years. Over the last decade many exciting observations have helped to reshape our understanding of the solar system and planetary science. In the third corrected and revised edition of this classic on the astrophysics of our solar system, students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information
ISBN,Price9783662104033
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. GEOLOGY 4. GEOPHYSICS 5. Geophysics/Geodesy 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitlePlanets in Binary Star Systems
Author(s)Haghighipour, Nader
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2010.
DescriptionVIII, 332 p. 200 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe discovery of extrasolar planets over the past decade has had major impacts on our understanding of the formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems. There are features and characteristics unseen in our solar system and unexplainable by the current theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these new surprises is the discovery of planets in binary and multiple-star systems. The discovery of such "binary-planetary" systems has confronted astrodynamicists with many new challenges, and has led them to re-examine the theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these challenges are: How are planets formed in binary star systems? What would be the notion of habitability in such systems? Under what conditions can binary star systems have habitable planets? How will volatiles necessary for life appear on such planets? This volume seeks to gather the current research in the area of planets in binary and multistar systems and to familiarize readers with its associated theoretical and observational challenges
ISBN,Price9789048186877
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 5. Astronomy???Observations 6. ASTROPHYSICS 7. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. GEOLOGY 11. Observations, Astronomical 12. PLANETOLOGY
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