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1 Ensslin, Klaus Manuel Cardona I10433 2016 eBook  
2 Holyst, Janusz A Cyberemotions I10422 2017 eBook  
3 Volchenkov, Dimitri Survival under Uncertainty I10392 2016 eBook  
4 Aguirre, Anthony How Should Humanity Steer the Future? I10300 2016 eBook  
5 Cockell, Charles Dissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth I10214 2016 eBook  
6 Lourtioz, Jean-Michel Nanosciences and Nanotechnology I10032 2016 eBook  
7 Rawat, Rajdeep Singh Plasma Science and Technology for Emerging Economies I09902 2017 eBook  
8 Zafeiris, Anna Why We Live in Hierarchies? I09897 2018 eBook  
9 Maiani, Luciano International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation I09867 2016 eBook  
10 Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L From Stars to States I09843 2017 eBook  
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TitleManuel Cardona : Memories and Reminiscences
Author(s)Ensslin, Klaus;Vi??a, Luis
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 174 p. 36 illus., 23 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book pays tribute to an extraordinary researcher and personality, Manuel Cardona. He had significant influence in the development of science and inside the scientific community. The book consists of contributions by former collaborators and students of Prof. Manuel Cardona. The short contributions deal with personal encounters with Manuel Cardona describing his extraordinary personality. This includes descriptions of scientific discussions, Manuel Cardona's involvement in social justice and his enormous knowledge about human culture, languages and history
ISBN,Price9783319203430
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ELECTRODYNAMICS 5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 6. OPTICS 7. PHYSICS 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. SOLID STATE PHYSICS
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TitleCyberemotions : Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
Author(s)Holyst, Janusz A
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIV, 318 p. 90 illus., 34 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis first monograph of its kind introduces the reader to fundamental definitions, key concepts and case studies addressing the following issues of rapidly growing relevance for online communities: What are emotions? How do they emerge, how are they transmitted? How can one measure emotional states? What are cyberemotions? When do emotions and cyberemotions become collective phenomena? How can one model emotions and their changes? What role do emotions play for on-line communities? Edited and authored by leading scientists in this field, this book is a comprehensive reference for anyone working on applications of complex systems methods in the social sciences, as well as for social scientists, psychologists, experts in on-line communities and computer scientists. This book provides an excellent overview of the current state-of-art in research on collective emotional interactions mediated by the Internet. It introduces a reader in social phenomena occurring in cyberspace, algorithms needed for automatic sentiment detection and data driven modeling of emotional patterns observed in on-line groups. Eugene Stanley, Professor, Boston UniversityWith the explosive hyper-exponential growth of the internet suddenly new ways of communication are emerging that give rise to a digital 'Homo empathicus', each of us suddenly being able to share thoughts and feelings with millions if not billions of others. This book is a true treat, a timely milestone that gives us insight in the co-evolution of the way we interact with each other and the communication technology provided through this new seemingly endless flexible digital world. Prof. Holyst did a great job bringing together real experts in the field of cyber emotions. Peter M.A. Sloot, Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nanyang University, Singapore The book Cyberemotions embraces the topic of emotion studies in cyberspace from a very rich spectrum of points of view and applications. It is particularly interesting reading the theoretical foundations underlying the concepts of cyberemotions and how these concepts can be captured, modeled and implemented in real-time applications. Catherine Pelachaud, Director of Research CNRS at LTCI, TELECOM ParisTechLogical machines give us a chance to analyze our often illogical behaviors, especially in the vast meadows of the cyberspace. In this important book, authors of different backgrounds present a wide and deep image, not only of methods of analyzing our emotional behavior online but also how the computers can help to break communicational walls the same technology had built. Rafal Rzepka, Professor, Hokkaido University
ISBN,Price9783319436395
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. Experiential research 9. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 10. Mass media 11. Media Sociology 12. Psychology Research 13. Science???Social aspects 14. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 15. Sociophysics
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TitleSurvival under Uncertainty : An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s)Volchenkov, Dimitri
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIV, 238 p. 55 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces and studies a number of stochastic models of subsistence, communication, social evolution and political transition that will allow the reader to grasp the role of uncertainty as a fundamental property of our irreversible world. At the same time, it aims to bring about a more interdisciplinary and quantitative approach across very diverse fields of research in the humanities and social sciences. Through the examples treated in this work ??? including anthropology, demography, migration, geopolitics, management, and bioecology, among other things ??? evidence is gathered to show that volatile environments may change the rules of the evolutionary selection and dynamics of any social system, creating a situation of adaptive uncertainty, in particular, whenever the rate of change of the environment exceeds the rate of adaptation. Last but not least, it is hoped that this book will contribute to the understanding that inherent randomness can also be a great opportunity ??? for social systems and individuals alike ??? to help face the challenge of ???survival under uncertainty???
ISBN,Price9783319394213
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEXITY 2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Philosophy and social sciences 8. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Social inequality 11. Social structure 12. Social Structure, Social Inequality 13. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 14. Sociophysics
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TitleHow Should Humanity Steer the Future?
Author(s)Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVIII, 175 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe fourteen award-winning essays in this volume discuss a range of novel ideas and controversial??topics that could decisively influence the course of human life on Earth.??Their??authors address, in accessible language,??issues as diverse as:??enabling our social systems to learn; research in biological??engineering and artificial intelligence; mending and??enhancing minds; improving the way we do, and teach, science; living in the??here and now; and the value of play. ?? The essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay competition in 2014. FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources
ISBN,Price9783319207179
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EDUCATION 4. PHILOSOPHY 5. Philosophy of Technology 6. Popular Science in Education 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleDissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth
Author(s)Cockell, Charles
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVIII, 240 p. 9 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume provides an in-depth discussion on the central question ??? how can people express and survive dissent and disagreement in confined habitats in space? The discussion is an important one because it could be that the systems of inter-dependence required to survive in space are so strong that dissent becomes impossible. John Locke originally said that people have a right to use revolution to overthrow a despotic regime. But if revolution causes violence and damage that causes depressurisation with the risk of killing many people, is it even permissible to have a revolution? How then are people to express their liberty or dissatisfaction with their rulers? The emergence of structures of dissent and disagreement is an essential part of the construction of a framework of liberty in space (revolution is just the extreme example) and thus the topic deserves in-depth and immediate attention. Even today, the way in which we assemble organisations and corporations for the government and private exploration of space must take into account the need for mechanisms to allow people to express dissent
ISBN,Price9783319293493
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ETHICS 5. INTERNATIONAL LAW 6. Law of the sea 7. Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space 8. Personality 9. Personality and Social Psychology 10. Science???Social aspects 11. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleNanosciences and Nanotechnology : Evolution or Revolution?
Author(s)Lourtioz, Jean-Michel;Lahmani, Marcel;Dupas-Haeberlin, Claire;Hesto, Patrice
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXIV, 438 p. 217 illus., 185 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides information to the state of art of research in nanotechnology and nano medicine and risks of nano technology. It covers an interdisciplinary and very wide scope of the latest fundamental research status and industrial applications of nano technologies ranging from nano physics, nano chemistry to biotechnology and toxicology. It provides information to last legislation of nano usage and potential social impact too. The book contains also a reference list of major European research centers and associated universities offering licences and master of nano matter. For clarity and attractivity, the book has many illustrations and specific inserts to complete the understanding of the scientific texts
ISBN,Price9783319193601
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Nanochemistry 4. Nanoscale science 5. Nanoscale Science and Technology 6. NANOSCIENCE 7. Nanostructures 8. NANOTECHNOLOGY 9. Nanotechnology and Microengineering 10. Science???Social aspects 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitlePlasma Science and Technology for Emerging Economies : An AAAPT Experience
Author(s)Rawat, Rajdeep Singh
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2017.
DescriptionVI, 805 p. 418 illus., 220 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book highlights plasma science and technology-related research and development work at institutes and universities networked through Asian African Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT) which was established in 1988. The AAAPT, with 52 member institutes in 24 countries, promotes the initiation and intensification of plasma research and development through cooperation and technology sharing. ?? With 13 chapters on fusion-relevant, laboratory and industrial plasmas for wide range of applications and basic research and a chapter on AAAPT network, it demonstrates how, with collaborations, high-quality, industrially relevant academic and scientific research on fusion, industrial and laboratory plasmas and plasma diagnostics can be successfully pursued in small research labs. ?? These plasma sciences and technologies include pioneering breakthroughs and applications in (i) fusion relevant research in the quest for long-term, clean energy source development using high-temperature, high- density plasmas and (ii) multibillion-dollar, low-temperature, non-equilibrium and thermal industrial plasmas used in processing, synthesis and electronics
ISBN,Price9789811042171
Keyword(s)1. Coatings 2. Corrosion and anti-corrosives 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Engineering Fluid Dynamics 6. FLUID MECHANICS 7. PLASMA (IONIZED GASES) 8. PLASMA PHYSICS 9. Renewable and Green Energy 10. Renewable energy resources 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 13. TRIBOLOGY 14. Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings
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TitleWhy We Live in Hierarchies? : A Quantitative Treatise
Author(s)Zafeiris, Anna;Vicsek, Tam??s
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIV, 110 p. 42 illus., 39 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book systematically interprets and documents new, unifying principles and basic laws describing the most relevant aspects of hierarchy. To do so, it discusses recent experiments and models that are simple and realistic enough to reproduce the observations, and develops concepts for a better understanding of the complexity of systems consisting of many organisms. The book covers systems ranging from flocks of birds to groups of people. ?? Although it focuses on hierarchical collective behavior??in general, two aspects pop up in the majority of cases: collective motion and dynamically changing, partially directed networks (and the natural relation between the two). In addition, it offers a brief description of the most relevant definitions and concepts involved in the context of hierarchies, presenting both a review of the current literature and a number of new experimental and computational results in more detail. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars pursuing research on the structure of interactions within the collectives of animals and humans
ISBN,Price9783319704838
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. PHYSICS 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 12. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleInternational Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation : Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March 30-31, 2015
Author(s)Maiani, Luciano;Abousahl, Said;Plastino, Wolfango
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXIV, 125 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book, comprising contributions presented at the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, examines important aspects of international cooperation aimed at enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards (the ???3S???), and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in the development and maintenance of the verification regime and progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The Conference served as a forum where eminent scientists, diplomats, and policymakers could compare national perspectives and update international collaborations. The book opens by addressing the political, institutional, and legal dimensions of the 3S and non-proliferation; current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that can contribute to increased effectiveness in the implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections discuss scientific and technical challenges to the effective implementation of the 3S approach and the role of international cooperation and scientific community actions in leading the world toward peace and security
ISBN,Price9783319243221
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 4. NUCLEAR ENERGY 5. Science???Social aspects 6. Security Science and Technology 7. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 8. System safety
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TitleFrom Stars to States : A Manifest for Science in Society
Author(s)Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 67 p. 15 illus., 11 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe aim of this essay is to understand the relationship between knowledge and society and to reflect on the links between science and political decision making. The text evolved from a number of reflections the author made while president of the European Astronomical Society, president of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The book starts by using astronomy as a showcase for what science brings to society in terms of intellectual enrichment, of practical tools and of societal inputs. It then turns to looking generally at science as a human endeavour for which pleasure is a prime motivation and it describes the efforts made by researchers to rationalise their findings, thus making them universally acceptable. The author also describes the role of science in shaping our environment and discusses resulting responsibility of the scientists with respect to the evolution of the world. As part of an analysis of the relationship between science and policy the author describes the way in which scientists can (and must) bring knowledge in the political decision making process. The argument is closed with considerations on global governance, while the conclusion puts evidence based decision making processes in relation with the more emotional aspects of our behaviour. The readership of the book is intended to be all scientists involved in ???science for policy??? activities, as well as those who should become more active in this domain. This includes, but is not limited to, all members of science academies. Astronomers will find specific elements to help them think about their science. The intended readers of the book also include civil servants and policy makers who develop legislation and societal action in domains in which a solid knowledge base is important. The book should furthermore be of interest to citizens following public life and all those worried by the ???post evidence??? trends in policy
ISBN,Price9783319592329
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Philosophy and social sciences 7. Philosophy of Education 8. Public policy 9. Science and Technology Studies 10. SCIENCE EDUCATION 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 13. Technology???Sociological aspects
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