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xi, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
vi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Events
  • Participants of the Soviet atom project
  • People and their attitude towards the atomic project
  • A view of the future.
This book is a collection of personal memories about the people who participated in the USSR atomic project - Landau, Alikhanov, Pomeranchuk, Alikhanian, Migdal Jr., Gribov, Zeldovich, Sakharov, Kurchatov, Vannikov, Eldian. As the author is the only living person who was involved in the project, these personal recollections are interesting and unique for a broad audience who has been unfamiliar with the details so far.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813145948 20170829
Green Library
xxiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Aggravation of the Climate Crisis: Temperature Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Renewable Revolution and, the Emerging of the Geoengineering Option 1.3 The Paris Accord and the Rise of Climate Powers 1.4 The Climate Commitment Approach (CCA) 1.5 The Drivers of Climate Commitment 1.6 Final Considerations 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Brazil in the Global Carbon Cycle and the Planetary Boundaries 2.3 Brazil in the International System: Economy, Democracy, and Foreign Policy 2.4 Final Considerations 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Emission Profile 1: Giant Irrational Deforestation 3.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 1: The Lack of Actions 3.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 1: A World Divided by Income: The Brazilian Contribution to the Climate Convention? (1992-2005) 3.5 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Disorders, and Strong Conservative Forces 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Emission Profile 2: Deforestation Control and Drastic Declining 4.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 2: Rapid and Intense Change 4.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 2: The Transition to Moderation and Activism 4.5 The Forces Behind Brazilian Climate Activism 4.6 Final Considerations: Medium Climate Commitment, Overcoming the Amazon Disorders, and the Rise of Reformist Forces 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Emission Profile 3: The Return of High Emissions 5.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 3: Stagnation and Retraction 5.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 3: The Conservative Set-Back 5.5 The Drivers of the Decline 5.6 The Temer's Administration: New Economic Policy, Old Conservative Persistence 5.7 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Neglect, and the Rise of Conservative Forces 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership 6.1 Summarizing the Three Periods 6.2 The Future of Climate Commitment in Brazil: Dealing with the Amazon Neglect 6.3 The Drivers of Climate Commitment in the Coming Years 6.4 The Bases for a True Brazilian Climate Leadership: Democracy, Economy, and International Insertion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106246 20180115
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including:ã Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion?ã The book provides an accessible-and much needed-introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction .- 2. City Governments and Climate Change .- 3. City Governments, Climate Change and the Performance Agenda .- 4. Performance Management: An Analytical Framework .- 5. City of Stockholm .- 6. City of Copenhagen .- 7. Tokyo Municipal Government .- 8. Synthesis and Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319648095 20171211
This book explores the climate policy approaches established by various city governments. It details the strategies, plans and initiatives that have so far been designed to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming. In doing so, it considers the implications of the actions taken by leading cities and its effects on underlying theoretical assumptions relating to policy development and management processes in achieving climate policy outcomes. Cities Responding to Climate Change establishes an analytical framework that critically examines the application of performance management by city governments in their policy responses to climate change. It draws its focus on the city governments of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo to bring together and discuss the concepts, strategies and practices that have since been introduced to respond to the climate challenges faced. This book highlights the lessons to be learned by other city governments around the world contemplating serious action with climate policies to lessen the impacts of global warming. It will be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers seeking evidence of how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness in implementing climate polices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319648095 20171211
Green Library
xix, 317 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 online resource.
  • 1. Climate and Climate change: An Overview.- 2. The Himalaya.- 3. Weather Systems over Himalaya: Cloud and Precipitation Processes.- 4. Climate models, Projections and Scenarios.- 5. Climate Change: Central Himalayan Perspective.- 6. Central Himalaya: Climate change Signatures.- 7. Climate change impacts: Central Himalaya.- 8. Climate change and Uttarakhand: Policy Perspective.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319616537 20171127
This book analyzes the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change. The book provides extensive data and information regarding the climate history of the Himalayas, and the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems, and on human and animal populations in the region. The book begins with an overview of global climate change with discussions of data trends and international initiatives, then segues into a history of climate changes and weather trends in the Himalayas. Weather systems of the Himalayas, both past and current, are analyzed and detailed through climate models, seasonal observations of weather fronts, and overviews of various climate scenarios. The book then discusses climate change impacts and signatures specific to the Central Himalayan region, where the largest effects of impacts are observed. Readers will discover analysis presented on water resources, meteorological changes, biodiversity, agriculture and human health along with perspectives of management and policy. This book will appeal to researchers studying climate science, climatology, environmental scientists and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319616537 20171127
1 online resource.
Meteorology has made significant strides in recent years due to the development of new technologies. With the aid of the latest instruments, the analysis of atmospheric data can be optimized. Computational Techniques for Modeling Atmospheric Processes is an academic reference source that encompasses novel methods for the collection and study of meteorological data. Including a range of perspectives on pertinent topics such as air pollution, parameterization, and thermodynamics, this book is an ideal publication for researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in instrumental methods in the study of atmospheric processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522526360 20171127
xl, 542 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Dedication Acknowledgements Preface Title and Authors PART I: OVERVIEW Drought as Hazard: Understanding the Natural and Social Context Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. Pulwarty PART II: DROUGHT RISK REDUCTION, SHIFTING THE PARADIGM FROM MANAGING DISASTERS TO MANAGING RISK The High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy: A Summary of Outcomes M.V.K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski, Mohamed Bazza, Antonio Magalhaes, Sergio Zelaya Bonilla and Donald Wilhite Integrated Drought Management Initiatives Frederik Pischke and Robert Stefanski ã National Drought Management Policy Guidelines: A Template for Action Donald A. Wilhite Benefits of action and costs of inaction: Drought mitigation and preparedness - a literature review Nicolas Gerber and Alisher Mirzabaev PART III: ADVANCES IN TOOLS FOR DROUGHT PREDICTION, EARLY WARNING, DECISION SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities Jin Huang-- Mark Svoboda, Andy Wood, Siegfried Schubert, Christa Peters-Lidard, Eric Wood, Roger Pulwarty, Annarita Mariotti and Dan Barrie. Drought Monitoring and Early Warning: New Tools for the 21st Century Michael J. Hayes, Mark Svoboda, Kelly T. Redmond and Phil Pasteris Handbook on Drought Indicators and Indices Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs The Application of Triggers in Drought Management: An Example from Colorado Taryn Finnessey and Nolan Doesken Advancements in Satellite Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring Brian D. Wardlow, Martha Anderson, Chris Hain, Wade Crow, Jason Otkin, Tsegaye Tadesse and Amir AghaKouchak Climate change, Evaporative Demand and Drought Mike Hobbins, Daniel McEvoy and Christopher Hain A Role for Streamflow Forecasting in Managing Risk Associated with Drought and other Water Crises Susan Cuddy, Rebecca Letcher, Francis H. S. Chiew, Blaire E. Nancarrow and Tony Jakeman Drought Mitigation: Water Conservation Tools for Short-Term and Permanent Water Savings Amy Vickers The Role of Water Harvesting and Supplemental Irrigation in Coping with Water Scarcity and Drought in the Dry Areas Theib Y. Oweis PART IV: CASE STUDIES IN INTEGRATED DROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY Floods Punctuated by Drought: A Case Study of Developing a Drought Early Warning System in the Midst of Alternating Extremes Chad McNutt, Doug Kluck, Dennis Todey, Brian Fuchs, Mark Svoboda and Courtney Black Managing Drought in Urban Centers: Lessons from Australia Joanne Chong, Heather Cooley, Mary Ann Dickinson, Andrea Turner and Stuart White Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Federal Political Systems Dustin E. Garrick, Lucia De Stefano and Daniel Connell Drought risk management: Needs and experiences in Europe Juergen Vogt, P. Barbosa, C. Carmelo, H. Carrao and Ch. Lavaysse National Drought Policy in Mexico: A Paradigm Change from Reaction to Prevention Mario Lopez Perez, Felipe I. Arreguin Cortes and Oscar F. Ibanez Drought Risk Management in the Caribbean Community- Early Warning Information and other Risk Reduction Considerations Adrian Trotman, Antonio Joyette, Cedric Van Meerbeeck, Roche Mahon, Shelly-Ann Cox, Neisha Cave and David Farrell Facilitating a Proactive Drought Management and Policy Shift: Recent Lessons from Northeast Brazil Nathan Engle, Erwin De Nys, and Antonio Magalhaes Droughts and Drought Management in the Czech Republic in a Changing Climate Miroslav Trnka, Rudolf Brazdil, Adam Vizina, Petr Dobrovolny, Jiri Miksovsky, Petr Stepanek, Petr Hlavinka, Ladislava Reznickova and Zdenek Zalud Drought Planning and Management in the Iberian Peninsula Rodrigo Maia and Sergio Vicente Serrano Establishing the Queensland Drought Mitigation Centre Roger Stone PART V: INTEGRATION AND CONCLUSIONS Drought and Water Crises: Lessons Drawn, Some Lessons Learned, and the Road Ahead Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. Pulwarty.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315265551 20171218
Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions. This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting the global emphasis that has evolved in recent years, a new focus that shines light on preparedness strategies and the tools and methods that are essential in drought risk reduction. The book provides additional relevant case studies that integrate this new approach and discusses examples applied in both developed and developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315265551 20171218
1 online resource (306 p.) : ill.
"The emergence of quantum mechanics from classical world mechanics is now a well-established theme in mathematical physics. This book demonstrates that quantum mechanics can indeed be viewed as a refinement of Hamiltonian mechanics, and builds on the work of George Mackey in relation to their mathematical foundations. Additionally when looking at the differences with classical mechanics, quantum mechanics crucially depends on the value of Planck's constant h. Recent cosmological observations tend to indicate that not only the fine structure constant α but also h might have varied in both time and space since the Big Bang. We explore the mathematical and physical consequences of a variation of h; surprisingly we see that a decrease of h leads to transitions from the quantum to the classical. Emergence of the Quantum from the Classical provides help to undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics and quantum theory looking to advance into research in the field."--Publisher's website.
244 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Extreme weather around the world
  • 1. The global links between extreme weather and climate change / Daniel Huber and Jay Gulledge
  • 2. The Atlantic Ocean brings a wave of climate change / The United Nations Environment Programme
  • #g 3. Climate change and global warming 101 / Anup Shah
  • 4. Costal resliience is key for the US and the World / Erin A. Thead
  • 5. In the US hurricanes are a harbinger of climate change / John McQuaid
  • 6. Weird weather around the world is cause for alarm / Christine Ottery
  • Chapter 2: The effects of extreme weather
  • 1. Climate has an impact global health / US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2. Animal populations are affected by climate upheaval / Juan Lubroth
  • 3. In Eastern Africa, climate change affects food security / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies
  • 4. Extreme weather may lead to extreme hunger / Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 3: Extreme weather and global warming
  • 1. Global warming is man-made, not myth / Donald R. Prothero
  • 2. Is global warming really that bad? / Melissa Denchak
  • 3. How much of the world is responsibile for global warming? / Anup Shah
  • 4. In Southeast Asia, cutting greenhouse gases is vital to survival / Murray Hiebert
  • 5. Whose fault is climate change? / Frank Thomas
  • Chapter 4: Coping with extreme weather
  • 1. How various countries are tracking climate change / NPR News Staff
  • 2. Sustainable development can combat global disaster / Tom R. Burns and Nora Machado Des Johansson
  • 3. Preventing further climate upheaval isn't just the government's domain / Bonizella Biagini and Alan Miller
  • 4. Europe must adapt to climate change / European Environment Agency
  • Periodical and internet sources bibliography
  • For further discussion
  • Organizations to contact
  • Bibliography of books.
In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can be tied directly to climate change and global warming. The scientific consensus generally indicates that we are beginning to see upticks in extreme weather due to warming and the resulting shift in weather patterns. Certain politicians, business interests, and energy executives, however, forcefully reject such connections as unproven and speculative. Where does the truth lie? This anthology collects the strongest viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum and the globe and allows readers to evaluate the arguments and evidence for themselves before forming an educated opinion. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Maps, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 online resource (314 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map, ports. (some col.)
"Fermilab — originally called the National Accelerator Laboratory — began operations in Illinois on June 15, 1967. Operated and managed by The University of Chicago and Universities Research Association, LLC for the US Department of Energy, it has the distinction of being the only US national laboratory solely dedicated to the advancement of high-energy particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. It has been the site of major discoveries and observations: the top and bottom quarks; the tau neutrino; direct CP violation in kaon decays; a quasar 27 billion light years away from us; origin of high-energy cosmic rays; and confirmation of the evidence of dark energy, among others. For 25 years it operated the world's highest energy particle collider, the Tevatron. Fermilab contributed collaboratively to the Tevatron's successor, the Large Hadron Collider, which discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. Fermilab's core competencies in accelerators, superconducting technologies, detectors and computing have positioned the laboratory for a bright future at the frontiers of science. Today Fermilab scientists, engineers, technicians together with partners from 50 countries are working to explore the nature of the elusive neutrino, enable future x-ray photon science facilities, and construct and exploit higher-energy and higher-intensity particle accelerators. Fermilab is a designated "American Physical Society Historic Site". In this commemorative volume, scientific leaders from around the world celebrate Fermilab's 50th anniversary with thoughts on the laboratory's past, present and future."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (684 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
"The aim and scope of the conference and book were to bring world leaders in the areas of fission, structure of neutron-rich nuclei, superheavy elements, astrophysics and new facilities for these research areas to present the latest developments in both theory and experiment to serve as benchmarks for future research. World leaders describe the latest research including development of new facilities under construction to point out the latest and future direction in research. These proceedings are published following the conferences every four to five years since 1997."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (4781 p.) : ill.(some col.)
"The four volumes of the proceedings of MG14 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting included 35 morning plenary talks over 6 days, 6 evening popular talks and 100 parallel sessions on 84 topics over 4 afternoons. Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theory, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, and from supernova cosmology to relativistic astrophysics, including topics such as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy and in active galactic nuclei in other galaxies, and neutron star, pulsar and white dwarf astrophysics. The remaining volumes include parallel sessions which touch on dark matter, neutrinos, X-ray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, quasars, gamma ray bursts, supernovas, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, large scale structure, observational cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, global structure, singularities, chaos, Einstein-Maxwell systems, wormholes, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, loop quantum gravity, quantum cosmology, self-gravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays and the history of general relativity"-- Provided by publisher.
1 online resource (739 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"Modern physics is characterized by two great theories, which make it fundamentally different from its predecessor: quantum theory and theory of relativity. In this book we want to bring to the reader's attention several solutions to problems connected to the quantum-relativistic interaction of particles. Remarkably, such solutions furnished rigorous and pertinent explanations of a large set of phenomena, both in microscopic world and galactic universe."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (235 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • Prologue: String theory and the debate around it
  • Part I: Not even wrong: The blog of Peter Woit
  • Part II: n-Category Café
  • Part III: Asymptotia
  • Epilogue: The real border.
"In the summer of 2006 two books attacking string theory, a prominent theory in physics, appeared: Peter Woit's "Not Even Wrong" and Lee Smolin's "The Trouble with Physics". A fierce public debate, much of it on weblogs, ensued. Gina is very curious about science blogs. Can they be useful for learning about or discussing science? What happens in these blogs and who participates in them? Gina is eager to learn the issues and to form her own opinion about the string theory controversy. She is equipped with some academic background, including in mathematics, and has some familiarity with academic life. Her knowledge of physics is derived mainly from popular accounts. Gina likes to debate and to argue. She is fascinated by questions about rationality and philosophy, and was exposed to various other scientific controversies in the past. This book uses the blog debate on string theory to discuss blogs, science, and mathematics. Meandering over various topics from children's dyscalculia to Chomskian linguistics, the reader may get some sense of the chaotic and often confusing scientific experience. The book tries to show the immense difficulty involved in getting the factual matters right, and interpreting fragmented and partial information"-- Provided by publisher.
1 online resource (187 p.) : ill.
"This book is devoted to the Einstein's field equations of general relativity for self-gravitating massive scalar fields. We formulate the initial value problem when the initial data set is a perturbation of an asymptotically flat, spacelike hypersurface in Minkowski spacetime. We then establish the existence of an Einstein development associated with this initial data set, which is proven to be an asymptotically flat and future geodesically complete spacetime."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (722 p.) : ill. (some col.), ports.
"Michael Berry is a theoretical physicist who has contributed to a wide variety of areas in quantum mechanics, optics and related mathematics, linked by the geometrical aspects of waves, especially phase. This collection of his selected published and unpublished papers, reviews, tributes to other scientists, speeches and other works ranges from the technical to the popular. It is organized by the themes of his significant scientific contributions. Detailed introductions emphasize the rich connections between the different themes. An essential read for physicists, mathematicians, students and philosophers of science"--Publisher's website.
xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Einleitung und Zusammenfassung / Hans von Storch, lnsa Meinke, Martin Claussen
  • Kurzdarstellung
  • Methode der Erstellung des Berichtes
  • Wissen, Konsens, Szenarien
  • Prozess
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Klima der Region : Zustand, bisherige Entwicklung und mögliche Änderungen bis 2100 (Kap. 2)
  • Stadtklima in Hamburg (Kap. 3)
  • Deutsche Bucht mit Tideelbe und Lübecker Bucht (Kap. 4)
  • Aquatische Ökosysteme : Nordsee, Wattenmeer, Elbeästuar und Ostsee (Kap. 5)
  • Terrestrische und semiterrestrische Ökosysteme (Kap. 6)
  • Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Fischerei (Kap. 7)
  • Gesundheit (Kap. 8)
  • Infrastrukturen (Energie-und Wasserversorgung) (Kap. 9)
  • Migration (Kap. 10)
  • Hafen Hamburg, Schifffahrt und Verkehre (Kap. 11)
  • Klimawandel in den Medien (Kap. 12)
  • Wahrnehmung des Klimawandels in der Metropolregion Hamburg (Kap. 13)
  • Lokale Klima-Governance im Mehrebenen-System : formale und informelle Regelungsformen (Kap. 14)
  • Technischer Klimaschutz (Kap. 15)
  • Klimawandel, Nachhaltigkeit und Transformationsgestaltung (Kap. 16)
  • Klima der Region und Einfluss auf Ökosysteme
  • Klima der Region : Zustand, bisherige Entwicklung und mögliche Änderungen bis 2100 / lnsa Meinke, Diana Rechid, Birger Tinz, Moritz Maneke, Christiana Lefebvre, Elke Isokeit
  • Einführung
  • Klimazustand
  • Wind
  • Lufttemperatur
  • Niederschlag
  • Sonnenscheindauer
  • Bisherige klimatische Entwicklung in der Region
  • Die atmosphärische Zirkulation
  • Wind
  • Lufttemperatur
  • Niederschlag
  • Mögliche Änderungen des Klimas im 21. Jahrhundert
  • Einleitung : Klimaprojektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert
  • Projizierte Klimaänderungen in der Metropolregion Hamburg im 21. Jahrhundert
  • Zusammenfassung und Ausblick
  • Literatur
  • Stadtklima in Hamburg / K. Heinke Schlünzen, Wolfgang Riecke, Benjamin Bechtel, Marita Boettcher, Saskia Buchholz, David Grawe, Peter Hoffmann, Ronny Petrik, Robert Schoetter, Kristina Trusilova, Sarah Wiesner
  • Einführung
  • Besonderheiten des Stadtklimas gegenüber dem regionalen Klima
  • Erhöhte Temperaturen (UHI)
  • Erhöhte horizontale Heterogenität der Temperaturverteilung
  • Erhöhte Grenzschichten und verstärkt instabile Schichtung in der Nacht
  • Reduzierte Verdunstung
  • Reduzierte Windgeschwindigkeit und verstärkte Böigkeit
  • Auftreten von Flurwindsysteme und regionaler Windsysteme
  • Bewölkung, Sonnenscheindauer, Strahlung
  • Veränderte Niederschlagsverteilung
  • Verstärkte Luft- und Lärmbelastung
  • Gegenwärtiges Stadtklima Hamburgs
  • Stadteffekte auf die Temperatur
  • Stadteffekte auf den Wind
  • Stadteffekte auf den Niederschlag
  • Stadteffekte in der Luftqualität
  • Lärmbelastung in der Stadt
  • Stadtklima Hamburgs bei Klimawandel
  • Entwicklung derTemperaturunterschiede zwischen Stadt und Umland
  • Entwicklung der Bewölkung und Niederschläge
  • Einflüsse der Stadtentwicklung auf das Stadtklima (Szenarien)
  • Stadtentwicklung und Temperatur
  • Stadtentwicklung und Niederschläge
  • Stadtentwicklung und Wind
  • Stadtentwicklung und Klimawandel
  • Herausforderungen des Klimawandels und absehbarer Stadtstrukturänderungen sowie mögliche Reduktions- und Anpassungsmassnahmen
  • Schlussbemerkungen
  • Literatur
  • Deutsche Bucht mit Tideelbe und Lübecker Bucht / Birgit Klein, Rita Seifert, Ulf Gräwe, Holger Klein, Peter Loewe, Jens Möller, Sylvin Müller-Navarra, Jürgen Holfort, Christian Schlamkow
  • Deutsche Bucht
  • Beobachtete Klimaänderungen bis 2014
  • Zukünftige Klimaänderungen bis 2100
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Tideelbe
  • Beobachtete Klimaänderungen bis 2014
  • Zukünftige Klimaänderungen bis 2100
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Lübecker Bucht
  • Beobachtete Klimaänderungen bis 2014
  • Zukünftige Klimaänderungen bis 2100
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Literatur
  • Aquatische Ökosysteme : Nordsee, Wattenmeer, Elbeästuar und Ostsee / Justus van Beusekom, Ralf Thiel, Ivo Bobsien, Maarten Boersma, Christian Buschbaum, Andreas Dänhardt, Alexander Darr, Rene Friedland, Matthias Kloppmann, Ingrid Kröncke, Johannes Rick, Markus Wetzet
  • Einleitung
  • Nordsee
  • Plankton
  • Makrozoobenthos
  • Fische
  • Wattenmeer
  • Plankton
  • Makrozoobenthos
  • Fische
  • Elbeästuar
  • Plankton
  • Makrozoobenthos
  • Fische
  • Lubecker Bucht
  • Plankton
  • Benthos
  • Fische
  • Fazit
  • Literatur
  • Terrestrische und semiterrestrische Ökosysteme / Udo Schickhoff, Annette Eschenbach
  • Die Naturräume der Metropolregion Hamburg
  • Diversität der Böden in der Metropolregion Hamburg
  • Die natürlichen Böden der MRH
  • Urbane Böden im Hamburger Stadtgebiet
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Bodenökosysteme und deren Funktionen
  • Einleitung
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf den Bodenwasserhaushalt
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Erosionsgefährdung
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Gefährdung der Bodenverdichtung
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Bodenorganismen und Bodenbiodiversität
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die organische Substanz
  • Potenzielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Abkühlungsfunktion
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Arten, Lebensgemeinschaften und Ökosysteme
  • Phänologie
  • Ökophysiologie, Primärproduktion und Kohlenstoffspeicherung
  • Biotische Interaktionen
  • Arealerweiterungen und Arealverluste
  • Biologische Invasionen
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf terrestrische und semiterrestrische Ökosysteme in der MRH
  • Wälder
  • Moore
  • Ästuare und Küstenökosysteme
  • Heiden
  • Grünland
  • Urbane Ökosysteme
  • Zusammenfassung : Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf terrestrische und semiterrestrische Ökosysteme in der MRH
  • Literatur
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels in der Region
  • Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Fischerei / Michael Köhl, Christian Möllmann, Jörg Fromm, Gerd Kraus, Volker Mues
  • Einleitung
  • Land- und Forstwirtschaft
  • Land- und Forstwirtschaft als Ursache des Klimawandels
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Land- und Forstwirtschaft
  • Minderungen
  • Anpassung an den Klimawandel
  • Zusammenfassung : Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Land- und Forstwirtschaft in der Metropolregion
  • Fischerei
  • Einleitung : Fischerei in der Nordsee und der Einfluss des Klimawandels
  • Klimabedingte Änderungen in der Biologie der lebenden marinen Ressourcen
  • Konsequenzen der biologischen Änderungen für die Fischerei
  • Zusammenfassung : Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels für die deutsche Fischerei in der Nordsee
  • Literatur
  • Gesundheit / Jobst Augustin, Rolf Horstmann, Timo Homeier-Bachmann, Kai Jensen, Jörg Knieling, Anne Caroline Krefis, Andreas Krüger, Markus Quante, Henner Sandmann, Christina Strube
  • Einleitung
  • Thermische Belastungen und Ihre Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit
  • UV-Strahlung und assoziierte Erkrankungen
  • Exkurs : Extremereignisse : Stürme und überschwemmungen
  • Bedeutung klimatischer Veränderungen für das Auftreten allergologisch relevanter Pollen
  • Auswirkungen von Klimaveränderungen auf Infektionskrankheiten : das Beispiel Stechmücken
  • Auswirkungen von Klimaveränderungen auf Infektionskrankheiten : das Beispiel zeckenübertragener Krankheiten
  • Klimawandel, Luftschadstoffe und Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit
  • Klimatische Veränderungen und ihre Bedeutung für die Veterinärmedizin
  • Anpassungsstrategien und -massnahmen zur Reduzierung gesundheitlicher Folgen des Klimawandels
  • Fazit
  • Literatur
  • Infrastrukturen (Energie- und Wasserversorgung) / Markus Groth, Julia Rose
  • Einleitung
  • Energieversorgung
  • Stand des Wissens zu klimawandelbedingten Betroffenheiten der Energieversorgung und -infrastruktur in Deutschland
  • Struktur der Energieversorgung und -infrastruktur in Hamburg
  • Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Energieversorgung und -infrastruktur in Hamburg
  • Zwischenfazit
  • Wasserversorgung
  • Stand des Wissens zu klimawandelbedingten Betroffenheiten der Wasserversorgung und -infrastruktur in Deutschland
  • Struktur der Wasserversorgung und Wasserversorgungsinfrastruktur in Hamburg
  • Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Wasserversorgung in Hamburg
  • Zwischenfazit
  • Fazit
  • Literatur
  • Migration / Michael Brzoska, Jürgen Ossenbrügge, Christiane Fröhlich, Jürgen Scheffran
  • Einleitung
  • Wissenschaftliche Debatte über Klimawandel als Ursache von Migration
  • Klimabedingte Umweltveränderungen als Ursache von Migration
  • Entscheidungsmodelle für Migration
  • Migration als Anpassung an klimabedingte Umweltveränderungen
  • Formen und Folgen klimabedingter Migration
  • Hamburg als Ort von Migration
  • Formen heutiger Klimamigrationspolitik und Alternativen
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Literatur
  • Hafen Hamburg, Schifffahrt und Verkehr / Birgit Weiher
  • Einleitung
  • Häfen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr als Verursacher des Klimawandels und daraus abzuleitende Konsequenzen
  • Der Transportsektor allgemein als Verursacher des Klimawandels
  • Die Schifffahrt im Besonderen als Verursacher des Klimawandels
  • Gesetzliche Regelungen
  • Initiativen
  • Forschung
  • Bedeutung des Klimawandels für Häfen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr im Allgemeinen
  • Einflussgrössen des Klimawandels auf Häfen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr im Allgemeinen
  • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Häfen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr im Allgemeinen
  • Erforderliche Anpassungsmassnahmen für Häfen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr im Allgemeinen
  • Bedeutung des Klimawandels für Hafen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr der Stadt Hamburg im Besonderen
  • Einflussgrössen des Klimawandels auf Hafen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr der Stadt Hamburg
  • Auswirkungen für Hafen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr der Stadt Hamburg infolge des Klimawandels
  • Erforderliche Anpassungsmassnahmen für Hafen, Schifffahrt und Verkehr der Stadt Hamburg
  • Implementierung von Anpassungsmassnahmen
  • Fazit
  • Literatur
  • Regionaler Klimawandel und Gesellschaft
  • Klimawandel in den Medien / Michael Brüggemann, Irene Neverla, Imke Hoppe, Stefanie Walter
  • Medienberichterstattung als Beitrag zur sozialen Konstruktion des Klimawandels
  • Allgemeine Muster der Klimadebatte
  • Masterframe : anthropogener Klimawandel
  • Die Prominenz der "Klimaskeptiker"
  • Fehlende Kontextualisierung und Vereinfachung wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse
  • Dynamiken und Unterschiede der Klimadebatten in unterschiedlichen Kontexten
  • Dynamiken
  • Länderunterschiede
  • Medientypen und Redaktionskulturen
  • Rezeption und Wirkung des Klimawandels in den Medien
  • Das Klimabewusstsein
  • Wissen über den Klimawandel
  • Klimaschonendes Handeln & Handlungsintentionen
  • Fallbeispiel Hamburg und norddeutscher Raum
  • Fazit : Beitrag der Medien zur sozialen Konstruktion des Klimawandels
  • Literatur
  • Wahrnehmung des Klimawandels in der Metropolregion Hamburg / Beate M. W. Ratter
  • Einflussfaktoren bei der Klimawandel- und Risikowahrnehmung
  • Studien zur Klimawandelwahrnehmung in der Metropolregion Hamburg
  • Resümee : Wahrnehmung und die soziale Konstruktion des Klimawandels
  • Literatur
  • Lokale Klima-Governance im Mehrebenensystem : formale und informelle Regelungsformen / Anita Engels, Martin Wickel, Jörg Knieling, Nancy Kretschmann, Kerstin Walz
  • Städte als Akteure im Klimaschutz : eine allgemeine Einleitung
  • Welche Faktoren fördern und behindern das Engagement von Städten als Klimaschutzakteure allgemein?
  • Förderliche Faktoren
  • Hemmende Faktoren
  • Welche Handlungsoptionen und Handlungspotenziale für den Klimaschutz bestehen für Städte im Mehrebenensystem?
  • Wie ist vor dem Hintergrund dieser allgemeinen Zusammenhänge die spezifische Situation Hamburgs einzuordnen?
  • Formelle Instrumente des Klimaschutzrechts
  • Eigenschaften formeller Instrumente
  • Formelle und informelle Pläne und Konzepte
  • Systematisierung des Klimaschutzrechts und Einordnung in das staatliche Gefüge
  • Vorteile formeller Instrumente gegenüber informellen Instrumenten des Klimaschutzes
  • Informelle Instrumente und Ansätze in der Planung
  • Merkmale informeller Instrumente
  • Kommunale und Regionale Energie- und Klimaschutzkonzepte
  • Partizipation für Klimaschutz : Information, Beteiligung und Kooperation
  • Netzwerke
  • Wirkungen lokaler Klima-Governance
  • Fazit und Forschungslücken
  • Ausblick
  • Literatur
  • Technischer Klimaschutz / Detlef Schulz, Thomas Weiss
  • Energieerzeugung
  • Hamburg als Stromimporteur
  • Status Quo des Kraftwerkparks
  • Potenziale für erneuerbare Energien
  • Emissionsrechtehandel
  • Emissionsreduzierung bei fossil befeuerten Kraftwerken
  • Projekte
  • Forschung und Entwicklung
  • Mobilität
  • Landverkehr ausser Hafen
  • Wasser und Hafen
  • Luft
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Literatur
  • Klimawandel, Nachhaltigkeit und Transformationsgestaltung / Harald Heinrichs
  • Einleitung : Klimawandel im Kontext von nachhaltiger Entwicklung : global, national, regional, lokal
  • Klimawandel als Nachhaltigkeitsthema und Transformationsherausforderung
  • Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeitstransformation in der Metropolregion Hamburg
  • Fazit
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Literatur.
Green Library
1 online resource (300 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"Hyperspherical harmonics are extremely useful in nuclear physics and reactive scattering theory. However, their use has been confined to specialists with very strong backgrounds in mathematics. This book aims to change the theory of hyperspherical harmonics from an esoteric field, mastered by specialists, into an easily-used tool with a place in the working kit of all theoretical physicists, theoretical chemists and mathematicians. The theory presented here is accessible without the knowledge of Lie-groups and representation theory, and can be understood with an ordinary knowledge of calculus. The book is accompanied by programs and exercises designed for teaching and practical use."-- Provided by publisher.
xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Introduction The Feynman Path Integral Towards a Field Theory Equations of Motion, Symmetries, and Ward's Identitiy The Electromagnetic Field Fermion Fields Scattering Processes and the S-Matrix Perturbative Green's Functions in Î Ï 4 S-Matrix Feynman Diagrams in Î Ï 4 Quantum Electrodynamics Renormalization of QED Applications of QED Renormalization Group of QED Quantizing a Non-Abelian Theory The Beta Function in QCD Unitarity and Ghosts Effective Constants at High Energy and Ideas about Grand Unification Limits on the Mass of the Higgs Boson The Weak Muon Anomaly Effective Potential and Naturalness Appendix A: Transition Amplitude Calculation Appendix B: Connected Diagrams Appendix C: Lorentz Invariance and One Particle States Appendix D: Reduction Formulae Appendix E: Integrals Appendix F: Beta Functions Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498734523 20171218
Written by world-leading experts in particle physics, this new book from Luciano Maiani and Omar Benhar, with contributions from the late Nicola Cabibbo, is based on Feynman's path integrals. Key elements of gauge theories are described-Feynman diagrams, gauge-fixing, Faddeev-Popov ghosts-as well as renormalization in Quantum Electrodynamics. Quarks and QCD interactions are introduced. Renormalization group and high momentum behaviour of the coupling constants is discussed in QED and QCD, with asymptotic freedom derived at one-loop. These concepts are related to the Higgs boson and models of grand unification. "... an excellent introduction to the quantum theory of gauge fields and their applications to particle physics. ... It will be an excellent book for the serious student and a good reference for the professional practitioner. Let me add that, scattered through the pages, we can find occasional traces of Nicola Cabibbo's style."-John Iliopoulos, CNRS-Ecole Normale Superieure " â ¨... The volume ends with an illuminating description of the expectation generated by the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, combined with the lack of evidence for super-symmetric particles in the mass range 0.6-1 TeV."-Arturo Menchaca-Rocha, FinstP, Professor of Physics, Mexico's National Autonomous University, Former President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Presidential Advisor "...The reader is masterfully guided through the subtleties of the quantum field theory and elementary particle physics from simple examples in Quantum Mechanics to salient details of modern theory."-Mikhail Voloshin, Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498734523 20171218