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- Elsevier Science 1992; US$ 72.95
This handbook provides an extensive reference source on the materials used in tribological applications. Materials used in tribological applications are, for the most part, common materials used for general engineering applications. Many conventional engineering materials have been adapted to tribological uses and examples of these are given throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This reissue, first published in 1995, focuses on philosophy and social science in human ecology, and includes case studies dealing with the problems of political implementation of development plans and schemes. Part One deals with theory, including a comprehensive introduction to the field and an overview of the conceptual modelling typical in human... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities. America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First published in 1987, this volume was written to shed some light upon the nature and environmental consequences and wider relevance of development strategies in the Peoples? Republic of China. It covers industrialisation, food production, energy use and landscape and settlement planning. The Chinese "autocentred" strategy is assessed from both... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
The Green Revolution ? the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s ? came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture approach. The early 1980s saw a concerted approach... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00
What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? Andreas Glaeser investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: socialist East Germany?s unexpected self-dissolution in 1989. His analysis builds on extensive in-depth interviews with former secret police officers and... more...
- Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2011; US$ 39.99
Was haben ein Zebra, eine Hartkoralle und ein Tigerhai gemeinsam, und was trocknender Schlamm, Libellenflügel und Blattstrukturen? Kann man aufgrund von Fotografien nachweisen, dass unser Mond eine Kugel ist? Wie kommt es zu den seltsamen Verzerrungen der "Sonnenscheibe" beim Auf- und Untergang? Was ist ein Schneckenkönig und gibt es auch einen Röhrenwurmkönig?... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 12.72
In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact... more...
- Momentum Press 2010; US$ 98.00
Understanding the composition and structure of a surface is essential in understanding its frictional (Tribological) properties. This volume in the Materials Characterization series will focus on surface characterization, including roughness, hardness, coating thickness and bond strength. Advanced characterization methods are also covered for applications... more...
- Momentum Press 2012; US$ 99.00
This classic text discusses the use of advanced surface science characterization techniques in friction, adhesive and abrasive wear, boundary lubrication, contact fatigue, and other important failure processes. Surface characterization of bearings, gears, seals, and other manufactured rolling and sliding surfaces are increasingly routine in advanced... more...