Demain, Quelle Terre ? : Dialogue Sur L’environnement Et La Transition Énergétique

Energie et environnement sont les deux partenaires d'un couple infernal. La perspective d'une pénurie de ressources et la menace d'un changement climatique poussent à entamer une transition énergétique difficile à définir car ses objectifs diffèrent suivant les interlocuteurs. Les défenseurs de la Nature voient le salut de la planète dans une forte réduction de la consommation d'énergie qui automatiquement minimiserait les atteintes ...

Responding To Climate Change: Lessons From An Australian Hotspot

South East Queensland has been one of the fastest growing regions of Australia, both in terms of its rapidly growing population and an ever-expanding built environment. It is also one of the most vulnerable regions likely to suffer from the adverse impacts of climate change, especially increased flooding, storms, coastal erosion and drought. Responding to Climate Change: Lessons from an Australian Hotspot brings together the results ...

Crystals And Crystal Growth

Hydrothermal crystal growth offers a complementary alternative to many of the classical techniques of crystal growth used to synthesise new materials and grow bulk crystals for specific applications. This specialised technique is often capable of growing crystals at temperatures well below their melting points and thus potentially offers routes to new phases or the growth of bulk crystals with less thermal strain. Borate crystals are...

Introduction To Design For Civil Engineers

An Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers is a concise book that provides the reader with the necessary background on terminology used in design. With this book as a guide, entry-level students of civil engineering will better understand from the outset lectures on detailed subject areas. Drawing on a wealth of experience, the two authors present a largely qualitative treatment of the subject matter with little mathematics. Descr...

Psychologie Im Sport By Sigurd Baumann

Anliegen des Buches ist es, daß sich Sportler und Trainer der praxisorientierten Hilfestellung der Sportpsychologie bewußt werden. Durch die Psychologie können Sportler Wege finden, den Umgang mit psychischer Belastung zu erkennen.

Jean-marcel Rax, Physique De La Conversion D’énergie

Les gradients des variables thermodynamiques intensives, potentiels mécanique et électrique, pression, température et potentiel chimique, constituent des écarts à l'équilibre thermodynamique permettant d'extraire du travail de notre environnement. Les processus de conversion d'énergie utilisant ces sources d'énergies libres sont accompagnés d une production d entropie qui dégrade l'efficacité de conversion. Cet ouvrage de Physique de...

Optoelectronics: Materials And Devices Ed.

This book covers recent achievements by specialists around the world. An interested reader will find in this book the description of properties and applications employing organic and inorganic materials, as well as the methods of fabrication and analysis of operation and regions of application of modern optoelectronic devices. This issue follows the Optoelectronics Books II and III published in 2012 and 2013, as part of the collectio...

Simulation Theory: A Psychological And Philosophical Consideration

  Theory of Mind (ToM) is the term used for our ability to predict and explain the behaviour of ourselves and others. Accounts of this theory have so far fallen into two competing types: Simulation Theory and ‘Theory Theory’. In contrast with Theory Theory, Simulation Theory argues that we predict behaviour not by employing a model of people, but by replicating others’ thoughts and feelings. This book presents a novel defence of...

Les Maths En Physique : La Physique À Travers Le Filtre Des Mathématiques

Traditionnellement, la physique est présentée par spécialités (mécanique, thermodynamique, optique...), les mathématiques ne servant qu'à «calculer» ; ce livre offre une approche complémentaire et transversale, dans laquelle concepts et techniques mathématiques, pris comme points de départ, servent à restructurer et unifier les connaissances en physiques. Dans cette troisième édition, revue et corrigée, plusieurs chapitres ont été re...

Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Technology, Policy, And Incentives

Individuals, businesses, governments, and society at large have tied their future to information technologies, and activities carried out in cyberspace have become integral to daily life. Yet these activities - many of them drivers of economic development - are under constant attack from vandals, criminals, terrorists, hostile states, and other malevolent actors. In addition, a variety of legitimate actors, including businesses and g...