Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences
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Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences

This book is really useful. It is organized for both students in a classroom and students who want to go at their own pace. Each chapter has extensive up-to-date modern references to the literature on this topic. The book is an easy read and is aimed at seniors or graduate students or practicing professional engineers who want an understanding of basic optics for modern astronomical ground and space observations in the UV, visible an...

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
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Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

"Life on the Edge gives the clearest account I've ever read of the possible ways in which the very small events of the quantum world can affect the world of middle-sized living creatures like us. With great vividness and clarity it shows how our world is tinged, even saturated, with the weirdness of the quantum." —Philip Pullman

Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy
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Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy

Containing papers from the 3rd International Conference on Energy Production and Management: The Quest for Sustainable Energy, this book discusses the future creation and use of energy resources. It also examines the issue of converting new sustainable sources of energy into useful forms, while finding efficient methods of storage and distribution.An important objective of the book is discussing ways in which more efficient use can b...

The Micro-doppler Effect in Radar, Second Edition
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The Micro-doppler Effect in Radar, Second Edition

Written for aspiring and practicing professionals in the scientific field, The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar is the updated and expanded second edition of a classic text by expert author Victor C. Chen, who is internationally recognized for his work in the micro-Doppler effect in radar and time-frequency-based radar image formation. Here are the basic principles of Doppler effect and micro-Doppler effect, and their practical applicat...

Beryllium: Physicochemical Properties, Applications and Safety Concerns
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Beryllium: Physicochemical Properties, Applications and Safety Concerns

Beryllium (Be) is a lightweight metal with unique chemical and physical properties. It is stiff, resistant to corrosion, a good conductor of electricity and heat, and dimensionally stable during extreme temperature changes. These properties have made it desirable for many commercial and defense applications, such as aircraft and satellite structures, high-speed electronic circuitry, nuclear applications, and precision instruments. It...

"Monitoring of Marine Pollution" ed. by Houma Bachari Fouzia
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Monitoring of Marine Pollution

This study is devoted to monitoring areas of the environment. Many of the pollutants discharged into the sea are directly or indirectly the result of human activities. Some of these substances are biodegradable, while others are not. Methods assessment is based on monitoring data and an evaluation of the impact of pollution. Surveillance provides a scientific basis for standards development and application. The methodology of marine ...

Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition
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Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition

Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition teaches undergraduate nursing students the basic concepts of pharmacology. The text focuses on critical need-to-know information and draws on the experience of contributing authors in the field of nursing. It takes a new approach to teaching the complex topic of pharmacology through its concise, digestible coverage of material, reader friendly design, and use of images and tables to reinforce c...

MEMS Accelerometers
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MEMS Accelerometers

Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) devices are widely used for inertia, pressure, and ultrasound sensing applications. Research on integrated MEMS technology has undergone extensive development driven by the requirements of a compact footprint, low cost, and increased functionality. Accelerometers are among the most widely used sensors implemented in MEMS technology. MEMS accelerometers are showing a growing presence in almost al...

The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet
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The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

I've been involved in marketing a small eco-friendly company for a number of years. The first thing I learned from The Green Bundle is that the use of "eco-friendly" to position a company, as my client does, may in fact, be a detriment to the brand. The Green Bundle goes into detail about how to persuasively introduce the benefits of my client’s product, the value of storytelling and the role of empathy, the need to present my client...

"Applied Geophysics with Case Studies on Environmental, Exploration and Engineering Geophysics" ed. by Ali Ismet Kanlı
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"Applied Geophysics with Case Studies on Environmental, Exploration and Engineering Geophysics" ed. by Ali Ismet Kanlı

This book provides a general introduction to the most important methods of applied geophysics with a variety of case studies. These methods represent a primary tool for investigation of the subsurface and are applicable to a very wide range of problems. Applied geophysics is based on physics principles that collect and interpret data on subsurface conditions for practical purposes, including oil and gas exploration, mineral prospecti...