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Chemistry, Geology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Coral empire : underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity / Ann Elias
    QE 565 E45 2019eb
    From vividly colored underwater photographs of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to life-size dioramas re-creating coral reefs and the bounty of life they sustained, the work of early twentieth-century explorers and photographers fed the public's fascination with reefs. In the 1920s John Ernest Williamson in the Bahamas and Frank Hurley in Australia produced mass-circulated and often highly staged photographs and films that cast corals as industrious, colonizing creatures, and the undersea as a virgin, unexplored, and fantastical territory. In Coral Empire Ann Elias traces the visual and social history of Williamson and Hurley and how their modern media spectacles yoked the tropics and coral reefs to colonialism, racism, and the human domination of nature. Using the labor and knowledge of indigenous peoples while exoticizing and racializing them as inferior Others, Williamson and Hurley sustained colonial fantasies about people of color and the environment as endless resources to be plundered. As Elias demonstrates, their reckless treatment of the sea prefigured attitudes that caused the environmental crises that the oceans and reefs now face.

  • Airborne resistivity mapping / edited by George J. Palacky
    QE 185.A42 no. 86-22

  • American dinosaur abroad : a cultural history of Carnegie's plaster Diplodocus / Ilja Nieuwland
    QE 862 S3N54 2019eb

  • A Hero on Mount St. Helens : The Life and Legacy of David A. Johnston / Melanie Holmes ; foreword by Jeff Renner
    QE 523 S23H65 2019

  • Brachiopoda of the Keyser Limestone (Silurian-Devonian) of Maryland and adjacent areas
    QE 796 B68

  • Biogenesis of hydrocarbons / editors, Alfons J.M. Stams, Diana Sousa
    QD 305 H6B56 2019eb

  • Hydrocarbons, oils and lipids : diversity, origin, chemistry and fate / Heinz Wilkes, editor
    QD 305 H5H93 2019

  • The Sol-to-Gel Transition by Plinio Innocenzi
    QD549

  • Quantitative geosciences : data analytics, geostatistics, reservoir characterization and modeling / Y. Z. Ma
    QE 26.3 M39 2019

  • Brazilian paleofloras : from Paleozoic to Holocene / edited by Roberto Iannuzzi, Ronny Röler, Lutz Kunzmann
    QE 235 B73 2019

  • Encyclopedia of ionic liquids / edited by Suojiang Zhang
    QD561

  • Fluorination / editors, Jinbo Hu, Teruo Umemoto
    QD 281 F55F58 2019

  • The chemistry of CO2 and TiO2 : from breathing minerals to life on Mars / Svatopluk Civiš, Martin Ferus and Antonín Knížek
    QD181.C1

  • Solvation dynamics : a notion of charge injection / Chang Q. Sun
    QD541

  • Handbook of macrocyclic supramolecular assembly / editors, Yu Liu, Yong Chen, Heng-Yi Zhang
    QD 878 H36 2019

  • Scientific Satellite and Moon-Based Earth Observation for Global Change / by Huadong Guo, Wenxue Fu, Guang Liu
    QE 33.2 R4

  • Encyclopedic Atlas of Terrestrial Impact Craters / edited by Enrico Flamini, Mario Di Martino, Alessandro Coletta
    QE612

  • CPP, cell-penetrating peptides / Ülo Langel
    QD 431 L36 2019

  • The geology of Iberia : a geodynamic approach. editors, Cecilio Quesada, José Tomás Oliveira
    QE283

  • Structures and dynamics of interfacial water : input from theoretical vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy / Fujie Tang
    QD169.W3

  • Advances in Computational Toxicology : Methodologies and Applications in Regulatory Science / Huixiao Hong, editor
    RA 1193.4 A38 2019

  • Geoinformatics and modelling of landslide susceptibility and risk : an RS & GIS-based model building approach in the Eastern Himalaya / Sujit Mandal, Subrata Mondal
    QE 599.2 M36 2019

  • The Geology of Iberia : a geodynamic approach. Cecilio Quesada, José Tomás Oliveira
    QE 288 I24G46 2019

  • The endless reconstruction and modern disasters : the management of urban space through an earthquake - Messina, 1908-2018 / Domenica Farinella, Pietro Saitta
    QE 536.2 I8F37 2019

  • Transforming Teacher Education Through the Epistemic Core of Chemistry : Empirical Evidence and Practical Strategies / Sibel Erduran, Ebru Kaya
    QD 40 E73 2019

  • A discussion on volcanism and the structure of the earth. Organized by J. Sutton, P.A. Sabine and R.R. Skelhorn
    QE 521 D34

  • Principles and advances in supramolecular catalysis / Jubaraj Bikash Baruah
    QD 878 B37 2019eb

  • Ionic Liquids : synthesis, properties, technologies and applications / Rasmus Fehrmann, Catherine Santini (eds.)
    QD 561 I65 2019eb
    The current book brings together the latest developments in the area of ionic liquids, including synthesis, purity control, toxicity, and scaling-up technologies. In addition, the authors explore the applications of ionic liquids in organic synthesis and catalysis, separation techniques and nanomaterials engineering. Written by key experts in the field, this book is an invaluable material for organic and green chemists in academia and industry.

  • Combined analysis / Daniel Chateigner
    QD 75.3 C45 2010eb
    This book introduces and details the key facets of Combined Analysis - an x-ray and/or neutron scattering methodology which combines structural, textural, stress, microstructural, phase, layer, or other relevant variable or property analyses in a single approach. The text starts with basic theories related to diffraction by polycrystals and some of the most common combined analysis instrumental set-ups are detailed. Also discussed are microstructures of powder diffraction profiles; quantitative phase analysis from the Rietveld analysis; residual stress analysis for isotropic and anisotropic materials; specular x-ray reflectivity, and the various associated models.

  • Optical Biomimetics : materials and applications / edited by Maryanne Large
    QD924
    Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects.

    Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic nanostructures for anti-reflection (AR) devices. Control of iridescence in natural photonic structures is explored through the case of butterfly scales, alongside a consideration of nanostructure fabrication using natural synthesis. The investigation into silk optical materials is followed by a final discussion of the control of florescence in natural photonic structures.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Optical biomimetics is a valuable guide for scientists and engineers in both academia and industry who are already studying biomimetics, and a fascinating introduction for those who wish to move into this interesting new field. Reviews key research in optical biomimetics, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally-occurring optical effects Discusses optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin Explores the control of iridescence in natural photonic structures through the case of butterfly scales

  • Biochemistry for nurses / Uma Bhardwaj, Ravindra Bhardwaj
    QD 415 B438 2012

  • Polymeric sensors and actuators / Johannes Karl Fink
    QD 381.9 O66F56 2013eb
    This book covers in-depth the various polymers that are used for sensors and actuators from the vantage point of organic chemistry. Since many chemists may not be familiar with the physics and operational specifics of sensors, the book has a general chapter dealing with the overall physics and basic principles of sensors. Also included are methods of fabrication, as well as information on smart textiles, actuators, and the processing of data. The range of sensors covered include humidity, temperature, chemical, mechanical, optical, electrode, electronic nose, switchable devices, biosensors, and others.

  • Fundamentals of chemical engineering thermodynamics / Themis Matsoukas
    QD 504 M315 2013

  • Polymer electrolytes ; Fundamentals and applications / edited by C.A.C. Sequeira
    QD382.P64
    Polymer electrolytes are electrolytic materials that are widely used in batteries, fuel cells and other applications such as supercapacitors, photoelectrochemical and electrochromic devices. Polymer electrolytes: Fundamentals and applications provides an important review of this class of ionic conductors, their properties and applications.

    Part one reviews the various types of polymer electrolyte compounds, with chapters on ceramic polymer electrolytes, natural polymer-based polymer electrolytes, composite polymer electrolytes, lithium-doped hybrid polymer electrolytes, hybrid inorganic-organic polymer electrolytes. There are also chapters on ways of characterising and modelling polymer electrolytes. Part two discusses applications such as solar cells, supercapacitors, electrochromic and electrochemical devices, fuel cells and batteries.

    With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Polymer electrolytes: Fundamentals and applications is a standard reference for all those researching and using polymer electrolytes in such areas as battery and fuel cell technology for automotive and other applications. Provides an important review of this class of ionic conductors, their properties and applications in practical devices Explores categories of polymer electrolytes and conductivity measurements Features a comprehensive analysis of current developments in polymer electrolytes and highlights a new type of polymer electrolyte

  • Intermolecular and surface forces / Jacob N. Israelachvili
    QD 461 I87 2011eb
    This reference describes the role of various intermolecular and interparticle forces in determining the properties of simple systems such as gases, liquids and solids, with a special focus on more complex colloidal, polymeric and biological systems. The book provides a thorough foundation in theories and concepts of intermolecular forces, allowing researchers and students to recognize which forces are important in any particular system, as well as how to control these forces. This third edition is expanded into three sections and contains five new chapters over the previous edition. Starts from the basics and builds up to more complex systems Covers all aspects of intermolecular and interparticle forces both at the fundamental and applied levels Multidisciplinary approach: bringing together and unifying phenomena from different fields This new edition has an expanded Part III and new chapters on non-equilibrium (dynamic) interactions, and tribology (friction forces)

  • Illustrated guide to home chemistry experiments : all lab, no lecture / Robert Bruce Thompson
    QD 43 T495 2008

    For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work:

    Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more

    From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em> The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics:

    Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course.



    This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.

  • Molecular thermodynamics of fluid-phase equilibria
    QD 504 P73 1999

  • Propagators in quantum chemistry / Jan Linderberg, Yngve Öhrn
    QD 462 L56 2004
    The only authoritative reference source on the propagator concept,now thoroughly revised and updated
    Much has changed in the study of quantum and theoretical chemistrysince the publication of the first edition of Propagators inQuantum Chemistry. Advances in computer power and software packagesnow make it possible to calculate molecular structure, properties,spectra, and reactivity with greater predictive power. Chemicalprocesses, especially under conditions not readily available in thelaboratory, can also be much more easily studied via theory andcomputations.
    In this environment, the concept of propagators (or Green'sfunctions) is emerging as an increasingly useful tool in the studyof atomic and molecular processes. Propagators in QuantumChemistry, Second Edition presents the theory and basicapproximations of propagators in a unified manner as itprovides:
    * A thorough introduction to propagators, and how they can be usedto study atomic and molecular properties and spectra
    * Updated examples and technical details of the use of thepropagator concept in various common approximate treatments
    * Problems that provide the opportunity to work out further detailsand applications of the theory
    Propagators, which are still gaining acceptance as tools intheoretical chemistry, have a long-demonstrated power and successin a number of areas including condensed matter physics.Propagators in Quantum Chemistry clearly describes theunprecedented utility and value of propagators, and explores howand why they are becoming increasingly important to scientists andresearchers across the scientific spectrum.

  • Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, edited by Spencer R. Titley and Carol L. Hicks
    QE 79.5.T55

  • Mathematics of dispersion with linear adsorption isotherm / by Akio Ogata
    QE 75P9 no.411-H

  • Quantitative analysis [by] Ray U. Brumblay
    QD 101.2 B79 1972

  • Studies in paleobotany. With a chapter on palynology by Charles J. Felix
    QE 905 A72

  • Survival guide to general chemistry / Patrick E. McMahon, Rosemary F. McMahon, Bohdan B. Khomtchouk
    QD 33.2 M3545 2019

    This work evolved over thirty combined years of teaching general chemistry to a variety of student demographics. The focus is not to recap or review the theoretical concepts well described in the available texts.Instead, the topics and descriptions in this book make available specific, detailed step-by-step methods and procedures for solving the major types of problems in general chemistry. Explanations, instructional process sequences, solved examples and completely solved practice problems are greatly expanded, containing significantly more detail than can usually be devoted to in a comprehensive text. Many chapters also provide alternative viewpoints as an aid to understanding.


  • Pillared metal-organic frameworks properties and applications / Lida Hashemi and Ali Morsali
    QD 411 H37 2019eb

    In the last two decades, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have provoked considerable interest due to their potential applications in different fields such as catalysis, gas storage and sensing. The most important advantages of MOFs over other porous materials is the ability of tailoring their pore size, functionality and even the topology of the framework by rational selection of the molecular building blocks. Therefore, many chemists have tried to engineer the structure of MOFs to achieve specific functions.

    Pillared metal organic frameworks are a class of MOFs composed of inorganic secondary building units (SBUs) and two sets of organic linkers, generally oxygen- and nitrogen-donor ligands. Typically, in the structure of pillared MOFs, the oxygen-donor struts link the metal clusters into a two-dimensional (2D) sheet and the N -donor struts pillar the sheets to generate a three-dimensional (3D) framework. Thus, the construction of MOFs by utilizing two sets of organic linkers could provide an extra possibility for further tuning of MOF's pore walls. A variety of functional groups including imine, amide and heterocycles were successfully incorporated into bidentate pillar ligand skeleton. Interestingly, by using pillaring linkers with different length, a wide diversity of metal-organic frameworks with tunable pore dimensions and topologies can be obtained. In this book, we introduce pillared metal organic frameworks with their properties and applications.


  • Hot carbon : carbon-14 and a revolution in science / John F. Marra
    QD 181 C1M3875 2019
    There are few fields of science that carbon-14 has not touched. A radioactive isotope of carbon, it stands out for its unusually long half-life. Best known for its application to estimating the age of artifacts--carbon dating--carbon-14 helped reveal new chronologies of human civilization and geological time. Everything containing carbon, the basis of all life, could be placed in time according to the clock of radioactive decay, with research applications ranging from archeology to oceanography to climatology.

    In Hot Carbon , John F. Marra tells the untold story of this scientific revolution. He weaves together the workings of the many disciplines that employ carbon-14 with gripping tales of the individuals who pioneered its possibilities. He describes the concrete applications of carbon-14 to the study of all the stuff of life on earth, from climate science's understanding of change over time to his own work on oceanic photosynthesis with microscopic phytoplankton. Marra's engaging narrative encompasses nuclear testing, the peopling of the Americas, elephant poaching, and the flax plants used for the linen in the Shroud of Turin. Combining colorful narrative prose with accessible explanations of fundamental science, Hot Carbon is a thought-provoking exploration of how the power of carbon-14 informs our relationship to the past.

  • Argumentation in chemistry education : research, policy and practice / edited by Sibel Erduran
    QD 40 A74 2019
    Many studies have highlighted the importance of discourse in scientific understanding. Argumentation is a form of scientific discourse that plays a central role in the building of explanations, models and theories. Scientists use arguments to relate the evidence that they select from their investigations and to justify the claims that they make about their observations. The implication is that argumentation is a scientific habit of mind that needs to be appropriated by students and explicitly taught through suitable instruction. Edited by Sibel Erduran, an internationally recognised expert in chemistry education, this book brings together leading researchers to draw attention to research, policy and practice around the inclusion of argumentation in chemistry education. Split into three sections: Research on Argumentation in Chemistry Education, Resources and Strategies on Argumentation in Chemistry Education, and Argumentation in Context, this book blends practical resources and strategies with research-based evidence. The book contains state of the art research and offers educators a balanced perspective on the theory and practice of argumentation in chemistry education.

  • Inspiring air : a history of air-related science / Pere Grapí
    QD 54 E8G73 2019
    Eudiometers were instruments originally devised for checking the 'goodness' of common air. Seeking to be more than just a chronological inventory of eudiometers, this book presents a unique retrospective of these fascinating apparatuses from the end of the eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. By paying particular attention to the experimental procedures involved over the course of the test, this book aims to understand and explore how eudiometers function, to describe the materials used in making them and the different reagents employed in each eudiometrical test. Importantly, eudiometers were employed within a variety of spheres including human and animal health, gas analysis, chemical theory, plant and animal physiology, atmospheric composition, chemical compound composition, gas lighting, chemical revolution and experimental demonstration. Finally, this book looks to redress the existing imbalance in the history of chemistry regarding the attention given to theoretical aspects of chemistry in comparison to chemical practice and apparatus. The few existing accounts of chemical devices written in the past century have not been sufficiently helpful for the understanding of experimental practice in chemistry. Until now no work that deals exclusively with eudiometers and gas analysis from a historical standpoint has been published. Thus, this book will not only cast new light on the subject, but will also contribute to further research on the history of chemical instruments.

  • Hydrogen-bonding research in photochemistry, photobiology, and optoelectronic materials / editors, Keli Han, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Guangjiu Zhao, Tianjin University, China
    QD 181 H1H93275 2019
    As one of the typical intermolecular interactions, hydrogen-bonding plays a significant role in molecular structure and function. When the hydrogen bond research system is connected with the photon, the hydrogen-bonding effect turns to an excited-state one influencing photochemistry, photobiology, and photophysics. Thus, the hydrogen bond in an excited state is a key topic for understanding the excited-state properties, especially for optoelectronic or luminescent materials.The approaches presented in this book include quantum chemical calculation, molecular dynamics simulation and ultrafast spectroscopy, which are strong tools to investigate the hydrogen bond. Unlike other existing titles, this book combines theoretical calculations and experiments to explore the nature of excited-state hydrogen bonds. By using these methods, more details and faster processes involved in excited-state dynamics of hydrogen bond are explored.This highly interdisciplinary book provides an overview of leading hydrogen bond research. It is essential reading for faculties and students in researching photochemistry, photobiology and photophysics, as well as novel optoelectronic materials, fluorescence probes and photocatalysts. It will also guide research beginners to getting a quick start within this field.

  • Accessibility in the laboratory / Ellen Sweet, editor (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York), Wendy Strobel Gower, editor (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York), Carl E. Heltzel, editor (ACS Committee on Chemists with Disabilities, consultant, Seneca, North Carolina) ; sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
    QD 40 A23 2018
    For some people with disabilities, their interest and skills are best applied to laboratory work. Science laboratories are environments where hazardous materials and processes are in use, and assessments are required to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Accommodating individuals in a laboratory requires balancing adherence to those regulations, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical access standards. Individualized assessment and accommodation areneeded to ensure that a qualified individual with a disability can work or study effectively in the laboratory while ensuring a safe working environment for all.This book is intended to be a helpful guide for professionals to understand how to provide equal access to people with disabilities in a laboratory environment. It will review the breadth of protections that are provided by the ADA. This book also covers the roles and responsibilities of personsinvolved in laboratory oversight, including institutional policies and their limitations with respect to providing appropriate support for individualized assessments in the laboratory.
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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