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1 Grupen, Claus Radioactivity and Radiation I10468 2016 eBook  
2 Pechenkin, Alexander L.I. Mandelstam and His School in Physics I09185 2019 eBook  
3 Shaver, Peter The Rise of Science I08553 2018 eBook  
4 Csermely, Peter Weak Links I08197 2009 eBook  
5 Pechenkin, Alexander Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam I07179 2014 eBook  
6 Stocker, Michael Hear Where We Are I06139 2013 eBook  
7 Norris, Pat Watching Earth from Space I05657 2010 eBook  
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TitleRadioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them
Author(s)Grupen, Claus;Rodgers, Mark
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXI, 248 p. 137 illus., 26 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book lays the foundations for you to understand all that you always wanted to know about radioactivity. It begins by setting out essential information about the structure of matter, how radiation occurs and how it can be measured. It goes on to explore the substantial benefits of radioactivity through its many applications, and also the possible risks associated with its use. The field of radioactivity is explained in layman???s terms, so that everybody who is interested can improve their understanding of issues such as nuclear power, radiation accidents, medical applications of radiation and radioactivity from the environment. Everything is radioactive. There is natural radioactivity in the homes that we live in, the food that we eat and the air that we breath. For over 100 years, people have recognised the potential for radioactivity to help solve problems and improve our standard of living. This has led to the creation of radioactivity levels in some places that are much higher than naturally-occurring background levels. Such high levels of radiation can be harmful to people and the environment, so there is a clear need to manage this potential harm and to make the risk worth the benefits mankind can achieve from radioactive materials
ISBN,Price9783319423302
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Effects of Radiation/Radiation Protection 4. ENVIRONMENT 5. Medical and Radiation Physics 6. Medical physics 7. NATURE 8. NUCLEAR ENERGY 9. Particle acceleration 10. Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics 11. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 12. RADIATION 13. Radiation protection 14. Radiation???Safety measures
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TitleL.I. Mandelstam and His School in Physics
Author(s)Pechenkin, Alexander
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXIV, 259 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889???1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925 and an Academician (the highest scientific title in the USSR) in 1929, describes his contributions to both physics and technology. It also discusses the scientific community that formed around him, commonly known as the Mandelstam School. By doing so, it places Mandelstam???s life story in its cultural context: the context of German University (until 1914), the First World War, the Civil War, and the development of the Socialist Revolution (until 1925) and the young socialist country. The book considers various general issues, such as the impact of German scientific culture on Russian science; the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; the formation of the Soviet Academy of Science, the State Academy; and the transformation of the system of higher education in the USSR during the 1920s and 1930s. Further, it reconstructs Mandelstam???s philosophy of science and his approach to the social and ethical function of science and science education based on his fundamental writings and lecture notes. This reconstruction is enhanced by extensive use of previously unpublished archive material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author. The book also discusses the biographies of Mandelstam???s friends and collaborators: German mathematician and philosopher R.von Mises, Soviet Communist Party official and philosopher B.M.Hessen, Russian specialist in radio engineering N.D.Papalexy, the specialists in non-linear dynamics A.A.Andronov, S.E. Chaikin, A.A.Vitt and the plasma physicist M.A.Leontovich. This second, extended edition reconstructs the social and economic backgrounds of Mandelstam and his colleagues, describing their positions at the universities and the institutes belonging to the Academy of Science. Additionally, Mandelstam???s philosophy of science is investigated in connection with the ideological attacks that occurred after Mandelstam???s death, particularly the great mathematician A.D.Alexandrov???s criticism of Mandelstam???s operationalism
ISBN,Price9783030176853
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ELECTRODYNAMICS 5. ENVIRONMENT 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. NATURE 8. OPTICS 9. PHYSICS 10. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS 12. SCIENCE EDUCATION
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TitleThe Rise of Science : From Prehistory to the Far Future
Author(s)Shaver, Peter
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionX, 279 p. 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteHow did science rise up to so dramatically change our world, and where will it take us in the future? This book gives a unique and broad overview. A brief history reveals the major phases and turning points in the rise of science from the earliest civilizations to the present: How was science ???discovered???? Why did it disappear a few times? When did it become ???modern???? A critical assessment examines how science actually ???happens???: the triumphs, the struggles, the mistakes and the luck. Science today is endlessly fascinating, and this book explores the current exponential growth, curiosity-driven vs. goal-oriented research, big and small science, the support of science, the relation of science to society, philosophy and religion, and the benefits and dangers of science. Finally a glimpse into the future: Will the current pace of science continue? Will we ever go backwards (again)? What remains to be discovered? Can science ever be complete? What can we imagine for the distant future? This book will be of wide interest to the general reader as well as to students and working scientists. This book provides a fresh, unique and insightful coverage of the processes of science, its impact on society and our understanding of the world, based on the author???s experience gained from a lifetime in science. Ron Ekers, FRS, CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, Former President of the International Astronomical Union Peter Shaver's comprehensive and lively survey deserves a wide readership. Scientific discoveries are part of our global culture and heritage, and they underpin our lives. It's fascinating to learn how they were made, and how they fit into the grand scheme. This book isn't just for scientists - it's written for all of us. Martin Rees, FRS, Astronomer Royal, Former President of the Royal Society and Former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge This book offers a wonderfully concise and accessible insight into science ??? its history, breadth and future prospects. Peter Shaver gives a feeling for what it actually means to be a practicing scientist. Stephen Simpson, FRS, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
ISBN,Price9783319918129
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENVIRONMENT 5. HEALTH 6. HISTORY 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. MEDICINE 9. NATURE 10. Philosophy and science 11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 12. PHYSICS 13. Popular Science in Astronomy 14. Popular Science in Medicine and Health 15. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 16. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleWeak Links : The Universal Key to the Stability of Networks and Complex Systems
Author(s)Csermely, Peter
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.
DescriptionXIX, 392 p : online resource
Abstract NoteHow can our societies be stabilized in a crisis? Why can we enjoy and understand Shakespeare? Why are fruitflies uniform? How do omnivorous eating habits aid our survival? What makes the Mona Lisa???s smile beautiful? How do women keep our social structures intact? ??? Could there possibly be a single answer to all these questions? This book shows that the statement: "weak links stabilize complex systems" provides the key to understanding each of these intriguing puzzles, and many others too. The author (recipient of several distinguished science communication prizes) uses weak (low affinity, low probability) interactions as a thread to introduce a vast variety of networks from proteins to economics and ecosystems. Many people, from Nobel Laureates to high-school students have helped to make the book understandable to all interested readers. This unique book and the ideas it develops will have a significant impact on many, seemingly diverse, fields of study. A very personal, engaging, and unique book that will appeal to readers and get them thinking Steve Strogatz An adventurous, entertainingly eclectic and rich work both for experts and laymen L??szl??-Albert Barab??si This masterpiece should serve as an example of how science can be discussed Gy??rgy Buzs??ki Outstanding - I wish more books were written this way Daniel J. Bilar
ISBN,Price9783540311577
Keyword(s)1. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics 2. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS 3. BIOPHYSICS 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. ENVIRONMENT 9. Environmental geology 10. Geoecology 11. Geoecology/Natural Processes 12. NATURE 13. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 14. Popular Science, general 15. Popular works 16. Proteomics 17. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleLeonid Isaakovich Mandelstam : Research, Teaching, Life
Author(s)Pechenkin, Alexander
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2014.
DescriptionXI, 241 p. 19 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussing the scientific community which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstam???s life story is thereby placed in its proper cultural context. The following more general issues are taken under consideration: the impact of German scientific culture on Russian science; the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; the formation of the Soviet Academy of Sciences; and transformation of the system of higher education in the USSR during the 1920's and 1930's.The author shows that Mandelstam???s fundamental writings and his lectures notes allow to reconstruct his philosophy of science and his approach to the social and ethical functions of science and science education. That reconstruction is enhanced through extensive use of hitherto unpublished archival material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author
ISBN,Price9783319005720
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ELECTRODYNAMICS 5. ENVIRONMENT 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. NATURE 8. OPTICS 9. PHYSICS 10. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS 12. SCIENCE EDUCATION
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TitleHear Where We Are : Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place
Author(s)Stocker, Michael
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2013.
DescriptionXVI, 200 p. 31 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThroughout history, hearing and sound perception have been typically framed in the context of how sound conveys information and how that information influences the listener. Hear Where We Are inverts this premise and examines how humans and other hearing animals use sound to establish acoustical relationships with their surroundings. This simple inversion reveals a panoply of possibilities by which we can re-evaluate how hearing animals use, produce, and perceive sound. Nuance in vocalizations become signals of enticement or boundary setting; silence becomes a field ripe in auditory possibilities; predator/prey relationships are infused with acoustic deception, and sounds that have been considered territorial cues become the fabric of cooperative acoustical communities. This inversion also expands the context of sound perception into a larger perspective that centers on biological adaptation within acoustic habitats. Here, the rapid synchronized flight patterns of flocking birds and the tight maneuvering of schooling fish becomes an acoustic engagement. Likewise, when stridulating crickets synchronize their summer evening chirrups, it has more to do with the ???cricket community??? monitoring their collective boundaries rather than individual crickets establishing ???personal??? territory or breeding fitness. In Hear Where We Are the author continuously challenges many of the bio-acoustic orthodoxies, reframing the entire inquiry into sound perception and communication. By moving beyond our common assumptions, many of the mysteries of acoustical behavior become revealed, exposing a fresh and fertile panorama of acoustical experience and adaptation. Praise for Hear Where We Are: ???Hear Where We Are is as poetic as it is informative - in the tradition of some of the best scientific writing." Julia Whitty, Author, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean ???Hear Where We Are opens up an entirely new way of understanding not only sound perception but our place within the world??? I no longer just hear my surroundings, rather I am now aware of how deeply sound shapes my relationship to the world around me...??? Kevin W. Kelley, Author, The Home Planet?????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????
ISBN,Price9781461472858
Keyword(s)1. ACOUSTICS 2. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3. Community & Population Ecology 4. Community ecology, Biotic 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ENVIRONMENT 8. NATURE 9. OCEANOGRAPHY 10. Popular Science in Nature and Environment
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TitleWatching Earth from Space : How Surveillance Helps Us -- and Harms Us
Author(s)Norris, Pat
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Praxis, 2010.
DescriptionXX, 284 p : online resource
Abstract NoteAre satellites a threat to individual privacy? - How bad is climate change and global warming? - Why can we not find Osama bin Laden? - Does the world have enough fresh water? Watching Earth from Space gives you the answers to these and many other burning questions of the day. This is the story of how our planet is being monitored by hundreds of space-borne instruments for both military and peaceful reasons. It highlights the technical challenges of those instruments and describes the agencies that gather useful information from them. But as well as all the essential monitoring performed by satellites - such as mapping natural or man-made disasters, agricultural performances, weather, and climate change to name a few - there is a growing swell of public opinion that they are being used by governments to erode personal privacy and freedom. This book looks at the possible conflict between public good and market forces, and the future development of new systems to deal with new needs
ISBN,Price9781441969385
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ENVIRONMENT 7. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 8. Measurement?????? 9. NATURE 10. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 11. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 12. REMOTE SENSING 13. Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
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