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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 Lumley, John L Fluid Mechanics and the Environment: Dynamical Approaches I11216 2001 eBook  
5 Narisada, Kohei Light Pollution Handbook I10974 2004 eBook  
6 Pawlowski, Lucjan Thermal Solid Waste Utilisation in Regular and Industrial Facilities I10560 2000 eBook  
7 Butterworth, Frank M Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2 I10533 2001 eBook  
8 Csermely, Peter Weak Links I08197 2009 eBook  
9 Pechenkin, Alexander Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam I07179 2014 eBook  
10 Lilensten, Jean Space Weather I06918 2007 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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TitleFluid Mechanics and the Environment: Dynamical Approaches : A Collection of Research Papers Written in Commemoration of the 60th Birthday of Sidney Leibovich
Author(s)Lumley, John L
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001.
DescriptionVIII, 412 p. 47 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is a collection of papers presented at a symposium held in honor of Sidney Leibovich. Accordingly all papers deal with mathematical or computational aspects of fluid dynamics applied mostly to atmospheric or oceanographic problems. All contributions are research papers having not only specialists but also graduate students in mind
ISBN,Price9783540445128
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Continuum Physics 2. Continuum physics 3. EARTH SCIENCES 4. Earth Sciences, general 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ENVIRONMENT 8. Environment, general 9. Environmental monitoring 10. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 11. FLUIDS 12. Monitoring/Environmental Analysis 13. OCEANOGRAPHY
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TitleLight Pollution Handbook
Author(s)Narisada, Kohei;Schreuder, Duco
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2004.
DescriptionXXVIII, 943 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book deals with light pollution and about the ways to reduce it. Light pollution is one of the negative side-effects of artificial outdoor lighting. The term light pollution is an unhappy one, but as no better alternative seems to exist, it will be used throughout this book. The function of all outdoor lighting is to enhance the visibility or the aesthetics in the nighttime environment. The light should come where it is needed. If not, it is spilled, causing economic and environmental losses as well as disturbance and discomfort. The overall effects are termed 'light pollution'; a major form of light pollution is the glow extending over the night sky. Sky glow is discussed in many astronomical textbooks and in many popular brochures. The present book is primarily aimed at those responsible for outdoor lighting installations. Thus, an engineering approach has been chosen. The level of the book is that of 'college' or 'University level'. The book is organized in two parts. The first seven chapters cover the areas of general interest, and conclude with recommendations. The second part deals with the scientific and engineering elaboration of the first part. A number of examples are included that refer to specific outdoor lighting installations and projects that are directly related to the reduction of light pollution. Finally, some information is given about the authors
ISBN,Price9781402026669
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ENVIRONMENT 7. Environment, general
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TitleThermal Solid Waste Utilisation in Regular and Industrial Facilities
Author(s)Pawlowski, Lucjan;Dudzinska, Marzenna R;Gonzales, Marjorie A
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2000.
DescriptionVIII, 175 p : online resource
Abstract NoteProceedings of the International Workshop, Thermal Solid Waste Utilization in Regular and Industrial Facilities, held in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, November 28-30, 1999. In recent years, industrial and urban growth has resulted in growing volumes of nondegradable wastes, and this volume focuses on the technologies related to recycling and material reuse which are now being favoured over land disposal. There is an overview on waste utilisation in industrial facilities, particularly cement kilns, from an ecological as well as technological aspect, and some innovative solutions of pyrolitic and plasma reactors, used for hazardous wastes combustion
ISBN,Price9781461542131
Keyword(s)1. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENVIRONMENT 5. Environment, general 6. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering 7. Industrial Pollution Prevention 8. Pollution prevention 9. Renewable and Green Energy 10. Renewable energy resources 11. Waste management 12. Waste Management/Waste Technology
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TitleBiomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2 : A Handbook
Author(s)Butterworth, Frank M;Gunatilaka, Amara;Gonsebatt, Mar??a Eugenia
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2001.
DescriptionXI, 508 p. 112 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteMonitoring 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 specifically-crafted 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,Price9781461513056
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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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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TitleSpace Weather : Research Towards Applications in Europe
Author(s)Lilensten, Jean
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2007.
DescriptionXII, 332 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book shows the state of the art in Europe on a very new discipline, Space Weather. This discipline lies at the edge between science and industry. This book reflects such a position, with theoretic papers and applicative papers as well. It is divided into 5 chapters. Each chapter starts with a short introduction, which shows the coherence of a given domain. Then, 4 to 5 contributions written by the best specialists in Europe give detailed hints of a hot topic in space weather. From the reading of this book, it becomes evident that space weather is a living discipline, full of promises and already full of amazing realizations. The strength of Europe is clear through the book, but it is also clear that this discipline is world wide
ISBN,Price9781402054464
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EARTH SCIENCES 5. Earth Sciences, general 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Effects of Radiation/Radiation Protection 9. ENVIRONMENT 10. Environment, general 11. METEOROLOGY 12. Radiation protection 13. Radiation???Safety measures
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