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  • Applied Stratigraphyby Eduardo A.M. Koutsoukos

    Springer 2006; US$ 139.00

    Aims to incorporate major aspects and essential elements underpinning the modern applications and perspectives of stratigraphy. This book focuses on traditional and innovative techniques and how these can be utilized in reconstructing the geological history of sedimentary basins and in solving manifold geological problems and phenomena. more...

  • Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2004by Harald Niederreiter; Denis Talay

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 189.00

    This book represents the refereed proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing and of the Second International Conference on Monte Carlo and Probabilistic Methods for Partial Differential Equations. These conferences were held jointly at Juan-les-Pins (France) in June 2004. The... more...

  • Rheology Essentials of Cosmetic and Food Emulsionsby Rüdiger Brummer

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 179.00

    Provides a detailed overview that describes the key properties and explains how to measure them using modern techniques. Written by an expert in flows and flow properties, this manual focuses on the application of rheological (flow) measurements to cosmetic and food emulsions and the correlation of these results with findings from other tests. more...

  • Properties and Applications of Nanocrystalline Alloys from Amorphous Precursorsby Bogdan Idzikowski; Peter ?vec; Marcel Miglierini

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Metallic (magnetic and non-magnetic) nanocrystalline materials have been known for over ten years but only recent developments in the research into those complex alloys and their metastable amorphous precursors have created a need to summarize the most important accomplishments in the field. This book is a collection of articles on various aspects... more...

  • Wrong for the Right Reasonsby Jed Z. Buchwald; Allan Franklin

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much... more...

  • Scientific Visualizationby Georges-Pierre Bonneau; Thomas Ertl; Gregory M. Nielson

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 249.00

    Addresses user issues in visualization, large data visualization, unstructured mesh processing for visualization, volumetric visualization, flow visualization, medical visualization and visualization systems. This book is based on lectures given by leading experts in scientific visualization during a workshop held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany. more...

  • Landscape Amenitiesby Isabel Vanslembrouck; Guido Van Huylenbroeck

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    Serving as a contribution to the study of landscapes, this work explores the interfaces in the landscape. It compares how different cultures interpret landscapes, how cultural values are assessed, explores new tools for assessment, picks up the discussion about landscape authenticity, and draws perspectives for further research. more...

  • The Edge of Lifeby Christopher Kaczor

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics resituates bioethics in fundamental outlook by challenging both the dominant Kantian and utilitarian approaches to evaluating how new technologies apply to human life. Drawing on an analysis of the dignity of the human person, both as an agent and as the recipient of action, The Edge of Life... more...

  • Sustainable Strategies for the Upgrading of Natural Gas: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Opportunitiesby Eric G. Derouane; Valentin Parmon; Francisco Lemos

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Energy and feedstock materials for the chemical industry are in increasing demand and, with constraints related to the availability and use of oil, the energy and chemical industry is undergoing considerable changes. In recent years, major restructuring has occurred in the oil, petrochemical, and chemical industry, with increasing attention devoted... more...

  • Assessment Reform in Scienceby Benny H.W Yung

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.99

    Presents the conclusions and recommendations derived from a study of ten teachers in Hong Kong as they tried to change their practice following a reform of the Hong Kong assessment system. This book provides very informative data on issues pertaining to assessment reforms which also have very wide implications in many countries' contexts. more...