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1 Wu, Ji Calling Taikong: A Strategy Report and Study of China's Future Space Science Missions I09992 2017 eBook  
2 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
3 Ayres, Robert Energy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization I09947 2016 eBook  
4 Dawson, Linda The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration I09786 2017 eBook  
5 Murmann, Boris NANO-CHIPS 2030 I09717 2020 eBook  
6 Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.) Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 I09488 2020 eBook  
7 Sylos Labini, Francesco Science and the Economic Crisis I09439 2016 eBook  
8 Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis The Rise of the Scientist-Bureaucrat I09161 2019 eBook  
9 Bignami, Giovanni F A Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing I08512 2013 eBook  
10 Banerjee, Santo Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012 I07920 2014 eBook  
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TitleCalling Taikong: A Strategy Report and Study of China's Future Space Science Missions
Author(s)Wu, Ji
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 52 p. 19 illus., 6 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes the status quo of space science in China, details the scientific questions to be addressed by the Chinese space science community in 2016-2030, and proposes key strategic goals, space science programs and missions, the roadmap and implementation approaches. Further, it explores the supporting technologies needed and provides an outlook of space science beyond the year 2030. ???Taikong??? means ???outer space??? in Chinese, and space science is one of the most important areas China plans to develop in the near future. This book is authored by Ji Wu, a leader of China's space science program, together with National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a leading institute responsible for planning and managing most of China???s space science missions. It also embodies the viewpoints shared by many space scientists and experts on future space science development. Through this book, general readers and researchers alike will gain essential insights into the current developments and future prospects of space science in China. Government decision-makers will also find the book a useful reference for strategies and planning in the field of space science
ISBN,Price9789811067372
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. R & D/Technology Policy 8. Solar and Heliospheric Physics 9. SOLAR SYSTEM 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
ISBN,Price9783319572079
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleEnergy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization
Author(s)Ayres, Robert
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXV, 593 p. 121 illus., 120 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is about the mechanisms of wealth creation, or what we like to think of as evolutionary ???progress???. For the modern economy, natural wealth consists of complex physical structures of condensed (???frozen???) energy ??? mass - maintained in the earth???s crust far from thermodynamic equilibrium. However, we usually perceive wealth as created when mutation or ???invention??? ??? a change agent - introduces something different, and fitter, and usually after some part of the natural wealth of the planet has been exploited in an episode of ???creative destruction???. Selection out of the resulting diversity is determined by survival in a competitive environment, whether a planet, a habitat, or a market. While human wealth is associated with money and what it can buy, it is ultimately based on natural wealth, both as materials transformed into useful artifacts, and how those artifacts, activated by energy, can create and transmit useful information. Humans have learned how to transform natural wealth into other forms. Can the new immaterial wealth of information and ideas, which makes up the so-called knowledge economy, replace depleted natural wealth? This seemingly simple question is the grand challenge of the 21st century. In this book, you will learn about the three key requirements for wealth creation, and how this process acts at all scales from elementary particles to biological organisms to the human economy according to physical laws. At the planetary level, continuing life on Earth depends on ???entropy minimization??? or the ???circular economy???. In the human economy, however, the massive circular flow of goods and services between producers and consumers is not a perpetual motion machine; it has been dependent for the past 150 years on energy inputs from a finite storage of fossil fuels. Knowledge and natural capital, particularly energy, will interact to power the human wealth engine in the future as it has in the past. Will it sputter or continue along the path of evolutionary progress that we have come to expect?
ISBN,Price9783319305455
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC POLICY 5. ECONOMICS 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Energy and state 8. Energy policy 9. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 10. Natural Resource and Energy Economics 11. Natural resources 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. Sociophysics 14. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleThe Politics and Perils of Space Exploration : Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Author(s)Dawson, Linda
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXX, 199 p. 49 illus., 40 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteWritten by a former Aerodynamics Officer on the space shuttle program, this book provides a complete overview of the ???new??? U. S. space program, which has changed considerably over the past 50 years.The future of space exploration has become increasingly dependent on other countries and private enterprise. Can private enterprise fill NASA's shoes and provide the same expertise, safety measures and lessons learned? In order to tell this story, it is important to understand the politics of space as well as the dangers, why it is so difficult to explore and utilize the resources of space. Some past and recent triumphs and failures will be discussed, pointing the way to a successful space policy that includes taking risks but also learning how to mitigate them.
ISBN,Price9783319388137
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. Popular Science in Technology 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleNANO-CHIPS 2030 : On-Chip AI for an Efficient Data-Driven World
Author(s)Murmann, Boris;Hoefflinger, Bernd
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXIII, 592 p. 374 illus., 296 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this book, a global team of experts from academia, research institutes and industry presents their vision on how new nano-chip architectures will enable the performance and energy efficiency needed for AI-driven advancements in autonomous mobility, healthcare, and man-machine cooperation. Recent reviews of the status quo, as presented in CHIPS 2020 (Springer), have prompted the need for an urgent reassessment of opportunities in nanoelectronic information technology. As such, this book explores the foundations of a new era in nanoelectronics that will drive progress in intelligent chip systems for energy-efficient information technology, on-chip deep learning for data analytics, and quantum computing. Given its scope, this book provides a timely compendium that hopes to inspire and shape the future of nanoelectronics in the decades to come.
ISBN,Price9783030183387
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECONOMIC POLICY 4. ELECTRONICS 5. Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation 6. MICROELECTRONICS 7. Nanoscale science 8. Nanoscale Science and Technology 9. NANOSCIENCE 10. Nanostructures 11. NANOTECHNOLOGY 12. R & D/Technology Policy 13. SEMICONDUCTORS
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 : Explorations of Chaotic and Complexity Theory
Author(s)Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.);Suay Nilhan Acikalin (ed.)
PublicationCham, Imprint: Springer, 2020.
DescriptionXI, 291 p. 64 illus., 51 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership (ICCLS). Written by interdisciplinary researchers and students from the fields of mathematics, physics, education, economics, political science, statistics, the management sciences and social sciences, the peer-reviewed contributions explore chaotic and complex systems, as well as chaos and complexity theory in the context of their applicability to management and leadership. The book discusses current topics, such as complexity leadership in the healthcare fields and tourism industry, conflict management and organization intelligence, and presents practical applications of theoretical concepts, making it a valuable resource for managers and leaders
ISBN,Price9783030276720
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 11. Operations Research/Decision Theory 12. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 13. Political Economy/Economic Systems 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleScience and the Economic Crisis : Impact on Science, Lessons from Science
Author(s)Sylos Labini, Francesco
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 171 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book not only explores the ways in which the economic crisis and associated austerity policies have adversely impacted the physical and human infrastructure and conduct of scientific research, but also considers how science can help us to understand the crisis and provide original solutions. Starting with a detailed but accessible analysis of the scientific method and the nature of scientific prediction, the book proceeds to address the failure to forecast the economic crisis and the origins of the continuing inertia in economic policy and theory. Attention is drawn in particular to the shortcomings of neoclassical economics in terms of its description of the economic system as being mechanical in nature and characterized by equilibrium. This perspective mirrors the limitations and outdated ideas of nineteenth century physics, which the book contrasts with the insights offered by modern physics. The impact of neoliberal ideologies on scientific research is also discussed in detail, highlighting their stifling effect on innovation and diversification. In closing, the book emphasizes the need for state intervention to guide and support scientific research as the core engine of economic development that will deliver a sustainable future
ISBN,Price9783319295282
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC POLICY 5. ECONOMICS 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Economics 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 11. Sociophysics
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TitleThe Rise of the Scientist-Bureaucrat : Survival Guide for Researchers in the 21st Century
Author(s)Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 104 p : online resource
Abstract Note"Perez Velazquez has written a little gem that I advise reading to anyone persuing a scientific career, as well as for the general public interested in the sociological aspects of science. It alerts the reader about the rise of a new type of scientist, buried in bureaucracy and financial issues. In contrast to past generations, this "new scientist" is sadly left with minimal time to dedicate to creative work. It studies the consequences of this state of affairs, the problems associated with peer reviewing, the dilemma of funding innovative research, the nature of corporate academic culture and the trivialization of scientific achievement by grant agencies and universities. It also provides possible solutions for these problems. All this is magnificently exemplified and documented, including personal experiences from the author and a touch of humor illustrated in the accompanying cartoons. Despite the humor, it is a serious piece of work that would also be useful for the conscientious academic worried about the difficulties of the current research scene. " Marina Frantseva, MD, PhD Jose Luis Perez Velazquez is a Spanish biochemist/biophysicist. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. His research activities are mainly in the fields of the brain-behaviour relation at a high level of description, seeking principles of biological organisation. He worked as a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and was Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught a graduate course on consciousness and self-awareness, which derived in part from his book The Brain-Behaviour Continuum (World Scientific). He also edited the book Coordinated Activity in the Brain (Springer), and edited special issues for The Journal of Biological Physics, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Currently he is a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute, where he continues to investigate a possible global principle, a scheme that combines theoretical studies and experimental observations, aimed at conceptualizing how consciousness arises from the organization of matter
ISBN,Price9783030123260
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECONOMIC POLICY 4. Engineering???Vocational guidance 5. Job Careers in Science and Engineering 6. R & D/Technology Policy 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleA Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing
Author(s)Bignami, Giovanni F;Sommariva, Andrea
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2013.
DescriptionVIII, 101 p. 32 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book develops a credible scenario for interstellar exploration and colonization. In so doing, it examines: ??? the present situation and prospects for interstellar exploration technologies; ??? where to go: the search for habitable planets; ??? the motivations for space travel and colonization; ??? the financial mechanisms required to fund such enterprises. The final section of the book analyzes the uncertainties surrounding the presented scenario. The purpose of building a scenario is not only to pinpoint future events but also to highlight the uncertainties that may propel the future in different directions. Interstellar travel and colonization requires a civilization in which human beings see themselves as inhabitants of a single planet and in which global governance of these processes is conducted on a cooperative basis. The key question is, then, whether our present civilization is ready for such an endeavor, reflecting the fact that the critical uncertainties are political and cultural in nature. It is written in such a way as to allow the non-professional reader to become part of the debate on the future of space programs
ISBN,Price9788847053373
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT 8. Innovation/Technology Management 9. MANAGEMENT 10. R & D/Technology Policy 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012
Author(s)Banerjee, Santo;Er??etin, ??efika ??ule
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2014.
DescriptionXIII, 568 p. 110 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese proceedings from the 2012 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership"?? reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are?? Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
ISBN,Price9789400773622
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. PHYSICS 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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