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Ludu, Andrei 
Boundaries of a Complex World 
I10429 
2016 
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2 
Cremonesi, Lloren?? 
Light Scattering From Micrometric Mineral Dust and Aggregate Particles 
I09722 
2020 
eBook 

3 
Schwarz, H.E 
Light Pollution: The Global View 
I11367 
2003 
eBook 

4 
Boccara, Nino 
Modeling Complex Systems 
I10933 
2004 
eBook 

5 
Antonelli, P.L 
Finslerian Geometries 
I10811 
2000 
eBook 

6 
Butterworth, Frank M 
Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2 
I10533 
2001 
eBook 

7 
Deffuant, Guillaume 
Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems 
I07171 
2011 
eBook 

8 
Mendez, Vicenc 
ReactionTransport Systems 
I07157 
2010 
eBook 

9 
M??ndez, Vicen?? 
Stochastic Foundations in Movement Ecology 
I05866 
2014 
eBook 

10 
Wolff, Wilfried 
Ecodynamics 
I04429 
1988 
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Title  Boundaries of a Complex World 
Author(s)  Ludu, Andrei 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. 
Description  XIII, 361 p. 158 illus., 112 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The central theme of this book is the extent to which the structure of the free dynamical boundaries of a system controls the evolution of the system as a whole. Applying three orthogonal types of thinking  mathematical, constructivist and morphological, it illustrates these concepts using applications to selected problems from the social and life sciences, as well as economics. ??In a broader context, it introduces and reviews some modern mathematical approaches to the science of complex systems. Standard modeling approaches (based on nonlinear differential equations, dynamic systems, graph theory, cellular automata, stochastic processes, or information theory) are suitable for studying local problems. However they cannot simultaneously take into account all the different facets and phenomena of a complex system, and new approaches are required to solve the challenging problem of correlations between phenomena at different levels and hierarchies, their selforganization and memoryevolutive aspects, the growth of additional structures and are ultimately required to explain why and how such complex systems can display both robustness and flexibility. ????This graduatelevel text also addresses a broader interdisciplinary audience, keeping the mathematical level essentially uniform throughout the book, and involving only basic elements from calculus, algebra, geometry and systems theory. ?? 
ISBN,Price  9783662490785 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. Earth System Sciences
6. EBOOK
7. EBOOK  SPRINGER
8. Ecology??
9. Physical geography
10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
11. SYSTEM THEORY
12. Systems biology
13. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics

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Title  Light Scattering From Micrometric Mineral Dust and Aggregate Particles : Effects of Structure and Shape Applied to Paleoclimate Studies 
Author(s)  Cremonesi, Lloren?? 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XIV, 142 p. 62 illus., 11 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Light scattering from particles in the nanometric and micrometric size range is relevant in several research fields, such as aerosol science and nanotechnology. In many applications, the description of the optical properties of nonspherical, inhomogeneous particles is still inadequate or requires demanding numerical calculations. Lorenz???Mie scattering and effective medium approximations represent currently the main theoretical tools to model such particles, but their effectiveness has been recently called into question. This work examines how the morphology of a particle affects its scattering parameters from an experimental standpoint, supporting findings with extensive simulations. The dust content of Antarctic, Greenlandic, and Alpine ice cores is analysed with a particlebyparticle approach. Moreover, a study on colloidal aggregates shows that correlations among the fields radiated by primary particles are responsible for the poor agreement of effective medium approximations with experimental results. On the theoretical side, an interpretation in terms of the structure factor is given, which satisfactorily describes the data. The insights of this thesis are relevant for quantifying the contribution of mineral dust to the radiative energy balance of the Earth 
ISBN,Price  9783030567873 
Keyword(s)  1. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
2. Crystallography and Scattering Methods
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. ECOLOGY
6. Ecology??
7. LASERS
8. Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
9. PALEOECOLOGY
10. PHOTONICS

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Title  Light Pollution: The Global View 
Author(s)  Schwarz, H.E 
Publication  Dordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Netherlands, 2003. 
Description  XVIII, 306 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The effects of light pollution on flora, fauna including humans and their widely varying nighttime activities are often subtle and need extensive field studies to be quantified in a sensible manner. Some of the highlights were: The presentation of the 1st world atlas of artificial night sky brightness (Cinzano et al.); the article by the International Darksky Association on their worldwide efforts to curb light pollution (Alvarez del Castillo et al.); the laws controlling light pollution implemented in Spain (Diaz et al.) and Chile (Sanhueza et al.), an overview of the work on radio frequency protection of sites (Cohen et al.) and the excellent introduction to the topic from the Chilean point of view (Daud). Related topics in the book are light pollution education, aircraft contrails, space advertising (with an added document provided by the relevant UN commission), and an experiment on involving the population of an entire country in measuring sky brightness, by using the internet and the media. The text is aimed at professionals from a wide range of disciplines related to lighting and its effects on the nighttime environment in the broadest sense of the word. Lay persons interested in this emerging multidisciplinary field can also find much of interest in this book 
ISBN,Price  9789401701259 
Keyword(s)  1. AIR POLLUTION
2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
3. Astronomy???Observations
4. Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. ECOLOGY
8. Ecology??
9. Observations, Astronomical
10. REMOTE SENSING
11. Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry

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Title  Modeling Complex Systems 
Author(s)  Boccara, Nino 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer New York, 2004. 
Description  XII, 399 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book explores the process of modeling complex systems in the widest sense of that term, drawing on examples from such diverse fields as ecology, epidemiology, sociology, seismology, as well as economics. It also provides the mathematical tools for studying the dynamics of these systems. Boccara takes a carefully inductive approach in defining what it means for a system to be "complex" (and at the same time addresses the equally elusive concept of emergent properties). This is the first text on the subject to draw comprehensive conclusions from such a wide range of analogous phenomena 
ISBN,Price  9780387216461 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Ecology??
6. GAME THEORY
7. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
9. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
10. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics

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Title  Finslerian Geometries : A Meeting of Minds 
Author(s)  Antonelli, P.L 
Publication  Dordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Netherlands, 2000. 
Description  VIII, 312 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The International Conference on Finsler and Lagrange Geometry and its Applications: A Meeting of Minds, took place August 1320, 1998 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The main objective of this meeting was to help acquaint North American geometers with the extensive modern literature on Finsler geometry and Lagrange geometry of the Japanese and European schools, each with its own venerable history, on the one hand, and to communicate recent advances in stochastic theory and Hodge theory for Finsler manifolds by the younger North American school, on the other. The intent was to bring together practitioners of these schools of thought in a Canadian venue where there would be ample opportunity to exchange information and have cordial personal interactions. The present set of refereed papers begins ??with the Pedagogical Sec?? tion I, where introductory and brief survey articles are presented, one from the Japanese School and two from the European School (Romania and Hungary). These have been prepared for nonexperts with the intent of explaining basic points of view. The Section III is the main body of work. It is arranged in alphabetical order, by author. Section II gives a brief account of each of these contribu?? tions with a short reference list at the end. More extensive references are given in the individual articles 
ISBN,Price  9789401142359 
Keyword(s)  1. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. ECOLOGY
5. Ecology??
6. Elementary particles (Physics)
7. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
8. MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION
9. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
10. OPTIMIZATION
11. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
12. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2 : A Handbook 
Author(s)  Butterworth, Frank M;Gunatilaka, Amara;Gonsebatt, Mar??a Eugenia 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer US, 2001. 
Description  XI, 508 p. 112 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Monitoring the environment is absolutely essential if we are to identify hazards to human health, to assess environmental cleanup efforts, and to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem. Biomonitors and biomarkers combined with chemical monitoring offer the only approach to making these assessments. Based on an International Association of Great Lakes Research conference, this book is intended for researchers who want to incorporate new and different technologies in their development of specificallycrafted monitors; students who are learning the field of biomonitoring; and regulatory agencies that want to consider newer technologies to replace inadequate and less powerful test regimes 
ISBN,Price  9781461513056 
Keyword(s)  1. Biotechnology
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. ECOLOGY
5. Ecology??
6. Ecotoxicology
7. ENVIRONMENT
8. Environment, general
9. Environmental engineering
10. Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
11. Environmental Science and Engineering
12. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
13. Waste management
14. Waste Management/Waste Technology

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Title  Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems : Concepts, Methods and Case Studies from Ecology and Society 
Author(s)  Deffuant, Guillaume;Gilbert, Nigel 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011. 
Description  XII, 224 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  One common characteristic of a complex system is its ability to withstand major disturbances and the capacity to rebuild itself. Understanding how such systems demonstrate resilience by absorbing or recovering from major external perturbations requires both quantitative foundations and a multidisciplinary view of the topic. This book demonstrates how new methods can be used to identify the actions favouring the recovery from perturbations on a variety of examples including the dynamics of bacterial biofilms, grassland savannahs, language competition and Internet social networking sites. The reader is taken through an introduction to the idea of resilience and viability and shown the mathematical basis of the techniques used to analyse systems. The idea of individual or agentbased modelling of complex systems is introduced and related to analytically tractable approximations of such models. A set of case studies illustrates the use of the techniques in real applications, and the final section describes how one can use new software tools for carrying out the necessary calculations. The book is intended for a general scientific audience of readers from the natural and social sciences, although it requires some mathematics to gain a full understanding of the more theoretical chapters. It is an essential point of reference for those interested in the practical application of the concepts of resilience and viability 
ISBN,Price  9783642204234 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. COMPUTER SIMULATION
3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. ECOLOGY
7. Ecology??
8. GAME THEORY
9. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
10. Methodology of the Social Sciences
11. Simulation and Modeling
12. SOCIAL SCIENCES
13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
14. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems

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Title  ReactionTransport Systems : Mesoscopic Foundations, Fronts, and Spatial Instabilities 
Author(s)  Mendez, Vicenc;Fedotov, Sergei;Horsthemke, Werner 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. 
Description  XXI, 454 p. 109 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is an introduction to the dynamics of reactiondiffusion systems, with a focus on fronts and stationary spatial patterns. Emphasis is on systems that are nonstandard in the sense that either the transport is not simply classical diffusion (Brownian motion) or the system is not homogeneous. A important feature is the derivation of the basic phenomenological equations from the mesoscopic system properties. Topics addressed include transport with inertia, described by persistent random walks and hyperbolic reactiontransport equations and transport by anomalous diffusion, in particular subdiffusion, where the mean square displacement grows sublinearly with time. In particular reactiondiffusion systems are studied where the medium is in turn either spatially inhomogeneous, compositionally heterogeneous or spatially discrete. Applications span a vast range of interdisciplinary fields and the systems considered can be as different as human or animal groups migrating under external influences, population ecology and evolution, complex chemical reactions, or networks of biological cells. Several chapters treat these applications in detail 
ISBN,Price  9783642114434 
Keyword(s)  1. Applied and Technical Physics
2. BIOMATHEMATICS
3. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
6. EBOOK
7. EBOOK  SPRINGER
8. Ecology??
9. Genetics and Population Dynamics
10. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
11. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
12. PHYSICS
13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
14. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics

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Title  Stochastic Foundations in Movement Ecology : Anomalous Diffusion, Front Propagation and Random Searches 
Author(s)  M??ndez, Vicen??;Campos, Daniel;Bartumeus, Frederic 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. 
Description  XVII, 310 p. 84 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents the fundamental theory for nonstandard diffusion problems in movement ecology. L??vy processes and anomalous diffusion have shown to be both powerful and useful tools for qualitatively and quantitatively describing a wide variety of spatial population ecological phenomena and dynamics, such as invasion fronts and search strategies. Adopting a selfcontained, textbookstyle approach, the authors provide the elements of statistical physics and stochastic processes on which the modeling of movement ecology is based and systematically introduce the physical characterization of ecological processes at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels. The explicit definition of these levels and their interrelations is particularly suitable to coping with the broad spectrum of space and time scales involved in bioecological problems. ?? Including numerous exercises (with solutions), this text is aimed at graduate students and newcomers in this field at the interface of theoretical ecology, mathematical biology and physics 
ISBN,Price  9783642390104 
Keyword(s)  1. BIOMATHEMATICS
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. Datadriven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
6. EBOOK
7. EBOOK  SPRINGER
8. Ecology??
9. ECONOPHYSICS
10. Genetics and Population Dynamics
11. Sociophysics
12. SYSTEM THEORY
13. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics

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Title  Ecodynamics : Contributions to Theoretical Ecology 
Author(s)  Wolff, Wilfried;Soeder, CarlJ;Drepper, Friedhelm R 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1988. 
Description  XI, 351 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  Given the problems of the environment in relation to the evergrowing civi?? lization activities of man, it is not surprising that in recent years more and more related data have been collected, phenomena have been observed and concerns have been expressed. The ecological systems of man's environment react to the impact of these civilization activities. In fact, quite often these reactions occur as shocks and surprises. Acid rain and the related forest die backs are but one example. Ecological systems consist of many compo?? nents and their dynamics is thus complex. The study of complexity is the underlying theme for work at KFA Jiilich. A major part of this work concerns the physics of condensed matter, including polymers, spin glasses, surfaces and layers. Another part relates to micro?? electronics in the submicrometre range in its relation to the design of vector and parallel computers. Supercomputing characterizes this search for the understanding of complexity further. But equally the work on the chemistry of the atmosphere, radio agronomy, biotechnology and research on informa?? tion processing on the molecular level must also be mentioned. To make the picture complete, at KFA Jiilich work on reactor technology, fusion research and energy systems of course continues. These are complex systems too 
ISBN,Price  9783642739538 
Keyword(s)  1. AIR POLLUTION
2. Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. ECOLOGY
6. Ecology??
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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