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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.


  • Patrons of Paleontology : How Government Support Shaped a Science / Jane P. Davidson
    QE 705 A1 D38 2017eb

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation behind this rush to fund exploration, arguing that eagerness to discover strategic resources like coal deposits was further fueled by patrons who had a genuine passion for paleontology and the fascinating creatures that were being unearthed. These early decades of government support shaped the way the discipline grew, creating practices and enabling discoveries that continue to affect paleontology today.


  • Minoan Earthquakes : Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity / edited by Simon Jusseret and Manuel Sintubin
    QE 539.2 P34M563 2017eb

  • The geologic history of the moon / by Don E. Wilhelms with sections by John McCauley and Newell J. Trask
    QE 75 P9 no.1348

  • Proteomics in Domestic Animals: from Farm to Systems Biology edited by Andre Martinho de Almeida, David Eckersall, Ingrid Miller
    QD431

  • Fluid distribution along the Nankai-Trough megathrust fault off the Kii Peninsula : inferred from receiver function analysis / Takeshi Akuhara
    QE511.46

  • Chiral Lewis acids / Koichi Mikami, editor ; with contributions by M. Brill [and more]
    QD262

  • Volcanoes of the Azores : revealing the geological secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands / Ulrich Kueppers, Christoph Beier, editors
    QE527
    The Azores archipelago consists of nine islands that emerge from the Azores Plateau in the Central Northern Atlantic, situated within the triple junction of the American, Eurasian and African lithosphere plates. Subaerial volcanic activity has been well known since the Pliocene and continues today, with several well-documented eruptions since the settlement of the islands in the fifteenth century. The origin of the Azores Plateau has been a matter of scientific debate and thus this book provides the first comprehensive overview of geological features in the Azores from volcanological, geochemical, petrological, paleontological, structural and hydrological perspectives

  • Coral reef studies of Japan / Akira Iguchi, Chuki Hongo, editors
    QE565.5.J3

  • Polymer gels : perspectives and applications / Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Stefan Ioan Voicu, editors
    QD549.2.P64

  • From transuranic to superheavy elements : a story of dispute and creation / Helge Kragh
    QD172.T7

  • Chemistry of polymeric metal chelates / Gulzhian I. Dzhardimalieva, Igo E. Uflyand
    QD411

  • Nanocatalysts in environmental applications / Samira Bagheri, Nurhidayatullaili Muhd Julkapli
    QD505

  • Lithostratigraphy of sicily / Luca Basilone
    QE651

  • Geology of Southwest Gondwana / Siegfried Siegesmund, Miguel A. S. Basei, Pedro Oyhantçabal, Sebastian Oriolo, editors
    QE511.5

  • Protein mass spectrometry / edited by Julian P. Whitelegge
    QD 75 W75 v.52
    This book is designed to be a central text for young graduate students interested in mass spectrometry as it relates to the study of protein structure and function as well as proteomics.
    It is a definite must-have work for:
    - libraries at academic institutions with Master and Graduate programs in biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology and proteomics
    - individual laboratories with interests covering these areas
    - libraries and individual laboratories in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

  • Comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography / edited by Lourdes Ramos
    QD 75 W75 v.55
    The book reviews the basic concepts and highlights the most relevant advances and developments that have taken place in the field of comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography (GC x GC) since its introduction in 1991. The several instrumental and technical approaches assayed and developed during these seventeen years and that have contributed to the development of this powerful separation technique and to its increasing application in many areas is explained and comprehensively illustrated through a number of chapters devoted these specific topics. More specialized aspects of the technique, including theoretical aspects, modelization of the chromatographic process, software developments, and alternative couplings is also covered. Finally, special attention is paid to data treatment, for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. This book will be a practical resource that will explain from basic to specialized concepts of GC x GC and will show the current state-of-the-art and discuss future trends of this technique.

  • The quality of air / edited by Miguel de la Guardia, Sergio Armenta
    QD 75 W75 v.73

    The Quality of Air discusses the topic from both the environmental and human health points-of-view. As today's policymakers, academic, government, industrial researchers, and the general public are all concerned about air pollution in both indoor and outdoor scenarios, this book presents the advances in the analytical tools available for air quality control within social, political, and legal frameworks.

    With its multi-author approach, there is a wide range of expertise in tackling the topic.


  • Multivalency : concepts, research & applications / edited by Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands [and three others]
    QD 469 M75 2018eb

    Connects fundamental knowledge of multivalent interactions with current practice and state-of-the-art applications

    Multivalency is a widespread phenomenon, with applications spanning supramolecular chemistry, materials chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and biochemistry. This advanced textbook provides students and junior scientists with an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of multivalent interactions, whilst expanding the knowledge of experienced researchers in the field.

    Multivalency: Concepts, Research & Applications is divided into three parts. Part one provides background knowledge on various aspects of multivalency and cooperativity and presents practical methods for their study. Fundamental aspects such as thermodynamics, kinetics and the principle of effective molarity are described, and characterisation methods, experimental methodologies and data treatment methods are also discussed. Parts two and three provide an overview of current systems in which multivalency plays an important role in chemistry and biology, with a focus on the design rules, underlying chemistry and the fundamental principles of multivalency. The systems covered range from chemical/materials-based ones such as dendrimers and sensors, to biological systems including cell recognition and protein binding. Examples and case studies from biochemistry/bioorganic chemistry as well as synthetic systems feature throughout the book.

    Introduces students and young scientists to the field of multivalent interactions and assists experienced researchers utilising the methodologies in their work Features examples and case studies from biochemistry/bioorganic chemistry, as well as synthetic systems throughout the book Edited by leading experts in the field with contributions from established scientists

    Multivalency: Concepts, Research & Applications is recommended for graduate students and junior scientists in supramolecular chemistry and related fields, looking for an introduction to multivalent interactions. It is also highly useful to experienced academics and scientists in industry working on research relating to multivalent and cooperative systems in supramolecular chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, materials science and nanotechnology.


  • Dynamic covalent chemistry : principles, reactions, and applications / edited by Wei Zhang, University of Colorado, CO, US, Dr. Yinghua Jin, University of Colorado, CO, US
    QD 878 D95 2018eb

    The first and only exhaustive review of the theory, thermodynamic fundamentals, mechanisms, and design principles of dynamic covalent systems

    Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: Principles, Reactions, and Applications presents a comprehensive review of the theory, thermodynamic fundamentals, mechanisms, and design principles of dynamic covalent systems. It features contributions from a team of international scientists, grouped into three main sections covering the principles of dynamic covalent chemistry, types of dynamic covalent chemical reactions, and the latest applications of dynamic covalent chemistry (DCvC) across an array of fields.

    The past decade has seen tremendous progress in (DCvC) research and industrial applications. The great synthetic power and reversible nature of this chemistry has enabled the development of a variety of functional molecular systems and materials for a broad range of applications in organic synthesis, materials development, nanotechnology, drug discovery, and biotechnology. Yet, until now, there have been no authoritative references devoted exclusively to this powerful synthetic tool, its current applications, and the most promising directions for future development. Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: Principles, Reactions, and Applications fills the yawning gap in the world literature with comprehensive coverage of:

    The energy landscape, the importance of reversibility, enthalpy vs. entropy, and reaction kinetics Single-type, multi-type, and non-covalent reactions, with a focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each reaction type Dynamic covalent assembly of discrete molecular architectures, responsive polymer synthesis, and drug discovery Important emerging applications of dynamic covalent chemistry in nanotechnology, including both material- and bio-oriented directions Real-world examples describing a wide range of industrial applications for organic synthesis, functional materials development, nanotechnology, drug delivery and more

    Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: Principles, Reactions, and Applications is must-reading for researchers and chemists working in dynamic covalent chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. It will also be of value to academic researchers and advanced students interested in applying the principles of (DCvC) in organic synthesis, functional materials development, nanotechnology, drug discovery, and chemical biology.


  • Chirality at solid surfaces / by Stephen J. Jenkins
    QD 481 J45 2018eb

    A c omprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of surface chirality , covering both chemical and physical consequences

    Written by a leading expert in the field, Chirality at Solid Surfaces offers an introduction to the concept of chirality at surfaces, starting from the foundation of chirality in isolated molecules and bulk systems. Fundamental properties such as surface energy and surface stress are then linked to a universal systematization of surface structure and symmetry. The author includes key examples of surface chemistry and physics, such as the interplay between adsorbate and substrate chirality, amplification of chirality, chiral catalysis, and the influence of surface chirality upon optical and magnetic phenomena. The book also explores the chirality apparent in the electronic structure of graphene, topological insulators and half-metallic materials.

    This important reference:

    Provides an introduction to the fundamental concept of chirality Contains discussions of the chemical and physical consequences of surface chirality, including magnetic, electronic and optical properties in addition to molecular properties Offers an account of the most current research needed to support growth in the field

    Written for surface scientists, professionals in the field, academics, and students, Chirality at Solid Surfaces is an essential resource that contains an overview of the fundamentals of surface chirality and reviews both the chemical and physical consequences.


  • Paleoart : visions of the prehistoric past / Zoë Lescaze ; with a preface by Walton Ford ; directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen
    QE 714.2 L47 2017
    Dinosaurs Are Forever
    A pictorial history of paleoart

    It was 1830 when an English scientist named Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater. Since then, artists the world over have conjured up visions of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images.

    In this unprecedented new book, writer Zo#65533; Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of the prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history, and shows the artists charged with imagining these extinct creatures projected their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Japonisme, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences.

    With incisive essays from Lescaze, a preface by Ford, five fold-outs, and dozens of details, the book showcases a stunning collection of artworks plucked from major natural history museums, obscure archives, and private collections, and includes new photography of key works, including Charles R. Knight's seminal dinosaur paintings in Chicago and little-known masterpieces such as A. M. Belashova's monumental mosaic in Moscow. From the fearsome to the fantastical, Paleoart: Visions of a Prehistoric Past 1830-1990 is a celebration of prehistoric animals in art, and a novel chance to understand our favorite extinct beasts through a new art historical lens.

  • Organic chemist's desk reference / Caroline Cooper, Rupert Purchase
    QD 257.7 R46 2018

    Launched in 1995 as a companion to the Dictionary of Organic Compounds , the Organic Chemist¿s Desk Reference has been essential reading for laboratory chemists who need a succinct guide to the ¿nuts and bolts¿ of organic chemistry ¿ the literature, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, hazard information, and laboratory data. This third edition reflects changes in the dissemination of chemical information, revisions to chemical nomenclature, and the adoption of new techniques in NMR spectroscopy, which have taken place since publication of the last edition in 2011. Organic chemistry embraces many other disciplines ¿ from material sciences to molecular biology ¿ whose practitioners will benefit from the comprehensive but concise information brought together in this book. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition contains the very latest data that chemists need access to for experimentation and research.


  • Chemometric monitoring : product quality assessment, process fault detection, and applications / by Madhusree Kundu, Palash Kumar Kundu, and Seshu Kumar Damarla
    QD 75.4 C45 K86 2018

    Data collection, compression, storage, and interpretation have become mature technologies over the years. Extraction of meaningful information from the process historical database seems to be a natural and logical choice. In view of this, the proposed book aims to apply the data driven knowledge base in ensuring safe process operation through timely detection of process abnormal and normal operating conditions, assuring product quality and analyzing biomedical signal leading to diagnostic tools. The book poses an open invitation for an interface which is required henceforth, in practical implementation of the propositions and possibilities referred in the book. It poses a challenge to the researchers in academia towards the development of more sophisticated algorithms. The proposed book also incites applications in diversified areas.

    Key Features:

    Presents discussion of several modern and popular chemometric techniques Introduces specific illustrative industrial applications using the chemometric techniques Demonstrates several applications to beverage quality monitoring Provides all the algorithms developed for the automated device design, data files, sources for biomedical signals and their pre-processing steps, and all the process models requited to simulate process normal/faulty data Includes casestudy-based approach to the topics with MATLAB and SIMULINK source codes

  • Comprehensive analytical chemistry / edited by Cecil L. Wilson and David W. Wilson
    QD 75 W75
    "Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics, Volume 75, aims to fulfill the gap on the existence of published analytical methodologies for the identification and quantification of microplastics. This overview includes the following main topics: introduction to the fate and behavior of microplastics in the environment, assessment of sampling techniques and sample handling, morphological, physical, and chemical characterization of microplastics, and the role of laboratory experiments in the validation of field data."--
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