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Chemistry, Geology

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

  • Photon-working switches Yasushi Yokoyama, Keitaro Nakatani, editors

  • Advancing culture of living with landslides. Kyoji Sassa, Matjaž Mikoš, Yueping Yin, editors

  • Lactic acid in the food industry Sara M. Ameen, Giorgia Caruso

  • Landslides in sensitive clays : from research to implementation / Vikas Thakur, Jean-Sébastien L'Heureux, Ariane Locat, editors

  • Endohedral fullerenes electron transfer and spin / Alexey A. Popov, editor

  • The Earth's lower mantle composition and structure / Felix V. Kaminsky

  • Coupled DEM-CFD analyses of landslide-induced debris flows Tao Zhao

  • Across the Alps in prehistory : isotopic mapping of the Brenner Passage by bioarchaeology / Gisela Grupe, Andrea Grigat, George C. McGlynn, editors
    At the heart of this book is the matter of how isotopic landscapes combined with data mining enriches insights on prehistoric migration and cultural transfer. Isotopic mapping is an indispensable tool for the assessment of mobility and trade in the past, but is limited by eco-geographic redundancies. An interdisciplinary research group focuses on the archaeological isotopic landscape of a reference region of outstanding importance, namely the transalpine migration route via the Brenner Pass which has been in use since the Mesolithic. Over the period of several cultural epochs, cremation was either the most common or exclusive burial custom practiced. For the first time, a systematic and large scale investigation of cremated remains was being conducted in the field of prehistoric migration research.87Sr/86Sr, 208Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb, 206Pb/204Pb, 208Pb/207Pb, 206Pb/207Pb and - if applicable - also δ18O were measured in human and animal skeletal finds, an isotopic map was established, and innovative methods of data mining and similarity research have been applied to accomplish this novel approach to studying prehistoric migration and culture transfer. The book has interdisciplinary appeal and scholars working in bioarchaeology, physical anthropology and computer applications in life sciences will find it of particular interest.

  • The Chile-2015 (Illapel) earthquake and tsunami / edited by Carla Braitenberg, Alexander B. Rabinovich

  • Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China : geology and fossil mammals. edited by Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu

  • Advancing culture of living with landslides. Matjaž Mikoš, Nicola Casagli, Yueping Yin, Kyoji Sassa, editors

  • Advancing culture of living with landslides. Matjaž Mikoš, Vít Vilímek, Yueping Yin, Kyoji Sassa, editors

  • Engineering of Halogenases towards Synthetic Applications : Increasing the Thermostability and Investigations on a Marine Brominase Bmp5

  • Liquid crystal colloids Igor Muševič

  • Advancing culture of living with landslides. Matjaž Mikoš, Željko Arbanas, Yueping Yin, Kyoji Sassa, editors

  • GIS landslide / Hiromitsu Yamagishi, Netra Prakash Bhandary, editors
    This book presents landslide studies using the geographic information system (GIS), which includes not only the science of GIS and remote sensing, but also technical innovations, such as detailed light detection and ranging (LIDAR) profiles, among others. To date most of the research on landslides has been found in journals on geology, geotechnology, landslides, and GIS, and is limited to specific scientific aspects. The GIS Landslide Workshop has been established in order to communicate and solve the scientific as well as technical problems of this discipline, such as how to use GIS software and its functions. Because many landslide disasters take place in Japan, most of the scientists and researchers studying landslides are concentrated within Japan. There is also much GIS data on landslides captured and stored by Japanese organizations. For that reason, it is significant that this first book on the topic has been published in Japan. Included among the chapters are analyses of deep-seated landslides; hazard mapping; measuring and visualization of precipitation, floods, and glaciers using GIS; landslides induced by earthquakes; GIS analyses of drainage systems and floods; and landslides in relation to topography and geological structures. Filled with photographs and remote sensing analyses, the volume will be of great value to those in the fields of geography, geology, seismology, environment, remote sensing, atmospheric research, and meteorology, as well as to students of computer science and programming systems.

  • A little book about BIG chemistry : the story of man-made polymers / Jim Massy

  • Cage metal complexes : clathrochelates revisited / Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer

  • The chemical works of Carl Wilhelm Scheele Anders Lennartson

  • Fast electrochemical impedance spectroscopy : as a statistical condition monitoring tool / Pavle Boškoski, Andrej Debenjak, Biljana Mileva Boshkoska

  • Laser scanning applications in landslide assessment / Biswajeet Pradhan, editor

  • Le gouvernement des ressources naturelles : sciences et territorialitsé de l'État québecois, 1867-1939 / Stéphane Castonguay
    QE 193 C37 2016eb

  • L'astroblème de Charlevoix / Jean des Gagniers ; préface d'Hubert Reeves
    QE 193 A88 2016eb
    Charlevoix fut un des hauts lieux de ma jeunesse. J'y suis particulièrement attaché. C'est en arpentant la route des hautes crêtes de Charlevoix que j'ai découvert la vraie dimension du Saint-Laurent. La ligne acérée de l'horizon marin m'interpellait avec insistance. Elle avivait en moi l'envie d'aller voir au-delà des mers et mon désir de visiter toute la planète. Je ne pouvais guère soupçonner que cette région allait avoir un rapport direct avec ma future profession d'astrophysicien. En effet, elle porte la marque d'un événement d'origine céleste: la chute d'un astéroïde, il y a quelque 400 millions d'années. J'ignorais alors que les terres fertiles et les pâturages qui bordaient la route où je marchais résultaient de l'impact d'une météorite venue de l'espace, une histoire que personne ne connaissait à cette époque et que nous avons découvert par la suite grâce aux patientes observations et habiles déductions d'un géologue, Jehan Rondot. Elle vaut la peine d'être racontée.Extrait de la préface d'Hubert Reeves.

  • Deep Alberta : fossil facts and dinosaur digs / John Acorn
    QE 748 A4A26 2007eb
    Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils, fossil locations, and fossil hunters from this most palaeontological of provinces. There's more to the story of "deep Alberta" than dinosaurs, but dinosaur fans will find all their favourite beasts here as well -- from Edmontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex, and everything in-between. Then there are the surprises, such as the world's oldest pike, the discovery of a venomous mammal, and the fossils found in such unlikely places as Edmonton and Calgary. Prepared with the collaboration of palaeontologists around Alberta, and the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum, this is a book that is long overdue, and that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf.

  • Catalysis for green energy and technology Samira Bagheri

    This book describes the importance of catalysis for the sustainable production of biofuels and biochemicals, focusing primarily on the state-of-the-art catalysts and catalytic processes expected to play a decisive role in the "green" production of fuels and chemicals from biomass. The book also includes general sections exploring the entire chain of biomass production, conversion, environment, economy, and life-cycle assessment.

  • Solid-phase synthesis of nitrogenous heterocycles / Viktor Krchňák, editor ; with contributions by C.M.L. Delpiccolo [and more]

  • Synthesis of functionalized organoboron compounds through copper(I) catalysis / Koji Kubota

  • Construction and reactivity of Pt-based bi-component catalytic systems / Rentao Mu

  • Polymer science dictionary / Mark Alger

    This 3rd edition of this important dictionary offers more than 12,000 entries with expanded encyclopaedic-style definitions making this major reference work invaluable to practitioners, researchers and students working in the area of polymer science and technology. This new edition now includes entries on computer simulation and modeling, surface and interfacial properties and their characterization, functional and smart polymers. New and controlled architectures of polymers, especially dendrimers and controlled radical polymerization are also covered.

  • Satellite Earth observations and their impact on society and policy / Masami Onoda, Oran R. Young, editors

  • Novel Bismuth-Oxyhalide-based materials and their applications / Mohammed A. Gondal, Chang Xiaofeng, Mohamed A. Dastageer

  • Electrochemical science for a sustainable society : a tribute to John O'M Bockris / Kohei Uosaki, editor

  • Advancing culture of living with landslides. Matjaž Mikoš, Binod Tiwari, Yueping Yin, Kyoji Sassa, editors

  • Geoscientists at crime scenes : a companion to forensic geoscience / Rosa Maria Di Maggio, Pier Matteo Barone, editors

  • Mechanistic studies on transition metal-catalyzed C-H activation reactions using combined mass spectrometry and theoretical methods / Gui-Juan Cheng

  • Mass spectrometry : a textbook / Jürgen H. Gross

  • The sea floor : an introduction to marine geology / E. Seibold, W.H. Berger
    QE 39 S38 2017

  • Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami of 2011 : survey of coastal structures / edited by Lesley Ewing, Shigeo Takahashi, Catherine M. Petroff ; sponsored by ASCE-COPRI-PARI Coastal Structures Field Survey Team
    QE 537.2 J3 T615 2013eb

  • Glucosinolates / Jean-Michel Mérillon, Kishan Gopal Ramawat, editors

  • Geodynamics of the Latin American Pacific margin / edited by William L. Bandy, Juanjo Dañobeitia, Carlos Guti?rrez, Yuri Taran, Rafael Bartolomé

  • Quantitative infrared spectroscopy for understanding of a condensed matter / Takeshi Hasegawa
    This book is intended to provide a course of infrared spectroscopy for quantitative analysis, covering both bulk matter and surface/interface analyses. Although the technology of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was established many years ago, the full potential of infrared spectroscopy has not been properly recognized, and its intrinsic potential is still put aside. FT-IR has outstandingly useful characteristics, however, represented by the high sensitivity for monolayer analysis, highly reliable quantitativity, and reproducibility, which are quite suitable for surface and interface analysis. Because infrared spectroscopy provides rich chemical information--for example, hydrogen bonding, molecular conformation, orientation, aggregation, and crystallinity--FT-IR should be the first choice of chemical analysis in a laboratory. In this book, various analytical techniques and basic knowledge of infrared spectroscopy are described in a uniform manner. In particular, techniques for quantitative understanding are particularly focused for the reader's convenience.

  • Fossil horses of South America : phylogeny, systemics and ecology / José Luis Prado, María Teresa Alberdi

  • Ignition and wave processes in combustion of solids / Nickolai M. Rubtsov, Boris S. Seplyarskii, Michail I. Alymov

  • Blends and graft copolymers of cellulosics : toward the design and development of advanced films and fibers / Yoshiyuki Nishio [and four others]

  • Pre-carboniferous evolution of the San Rafael block, Argentina : implications in the SW Gondwana margin / Carlos A. Cingolani, editor

  • Sulfur dioxide insertion reactions for organic synthesis / Danqing Zheng, Jie Wu

  • Clusters-contemporary insight in structure and bonding / Stefanie Dehnen, editors ; with contributions by J.F. Corrigan [and more]

  • Thermal physics and thermal analysis : from macro to micro, highlighting thermodynamics, kinetics and nanomaterials / Jaroslav Šesták, Pavel Hubík, Jiří J. Mareš, editors

  • Dynamics of nanoparticles in stagnation flames / Yiyang Zhang

    This book studies the collision, coalescence and deposition of nanoparticles in stagnation flames. With the help of synthesis experiments, in-situ laser diagnostics and molecular dynamics simulations, it investigates the growth of nanoparticles in flames and their deposition in boundary layers at a macroscopic flow field scale, as well as particle and molecular scale issues such as the interaction force between particles, how the collision rate is enhanced by attractive forces, and how the nano-scale coalescence process is influenced by the high surface curvature - all of which are crucial to understanding nanoparticle transport phenomena at high temperatures. The book also reports on a novel in-situ laser diagnostics phenomenon called phase-selective laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and related applications for tracing gas-to-particle transitions and measuring local particle volume fractions in nano-aerosols.

  • Volcanoes : encounters through the ages / David M. Pyle
    QE 521 P95 2017
    For centuries, volcanic eruptions have captured our imaginations. Whether as signposts to an underworld, beacons to ancient mariners, or as an extraordinary manifestation of the natural world, volcanoes have intrigued many people, who have left records of their encounters in letters, reports and diaries and through sketches and illustrations. This book tells the stories of volcanic eruptions around the world, using original illustrations and first-hand accounts to explore how our understanding of volcanoes has evolved through time. Written accounts include Pliny's description of the 79 CE eruption of Vesuvius, stories recounted by seventeenth-century sea-farers, and reports of expeditions made by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century natural historians, including Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin. Illustrations range from fragments of scrolls, buried in the great eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, to Athanasius Kircher's extraordinarily detailed sketches, made in the seventeenth century, to the spectacular London sunsets caused by Krakatoa's eruption in 1883. They also include the first photograph of a volcanic eruption and twenty-first-century imaging of Santorini.These varied and compelling accounts enrich our perspective on current studies of volcanoes and challenge us to think about how we might use our contemporary understanding of volcanology to prepare for the next big eruption.

  • Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide : fundamentals and technologies / edited by Jinli Qiao, Yuyu Liu, Jiujun Zhang
    QD 553 E44 2016

    For Researchers, Students, Industrial Professionals, and Manufacturers

    Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Fundamentals and Technologies is your guide to improved catalytic performance in the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2). Written by electrochemical energy scientists actively involved in environmental research and development, this book addresses the biggest challenge to CO2electrochemical reduction#65533;low performance of the electrocatalysts#65533;and outlines practical applications for the effective use of CO2. The authors discuss the development of electrochemical energy devices and consider environmental protection on a macroscopic and microscopic scale. Presenting a systematic overview of CO2 electroreduction, they explain the fundamental principles, describe recent advances, and outline applications for future use.

    In addition, the authors describe:

    The main metal electrodes used for CO2 electroreduction Current efficiencies for CO2 reduction products on different metal electrodes The electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide to produce important chemicals Three categories of reaction conditions: heterogeneous catalysis, low-temperatures electrolysis, and high-temperature electrolysis Developments in CO2 hydrogenation reactions Various analysis methods Progresses in the theoretical electrochemical reduction of CO2

    Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Fundamentals and Technologies covers a variety of topics relevant to the successful use of CO2 electrochemical reduction and utilizes expert contributors at the top of their field. The book functions as a resource for students and professionals involved in materials science, electrochemistry, chemical, energy, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

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