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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.

  • Distilling knowledge : alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution / Bruce T. Moran
    QD 15 M67 2005
    In this examination of the ways in which alchemy and chemistry were studied and practiced between 1400 and 1700, the author looks to determine what alchemists were doing in the context of early modern science.

  • Methods in paleoecology : reconstructing cenozoic terrestrial environments and ecological communities / edited by Darin A. Croft, Denise F. Su, Scott W. Simpson

  • Selenium / Bernhard Michalke, editor

  • Illustrated pollen terminology / Heidemarie Halbritter, Silvia Ulrich, Friogeir Grímsson, Martina Weber, Reinhard Zetter, Michael Hesse, Ralf Buchner, Matthias Svojtka, Andrea Frosch-Radivo

  • Organic Sonochemistry : Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century / Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas ; with contributions by Silvia Tabasso [and more]

  • Photocatalysis : Fundamentals, Materials and Applications / Jinlong Zhang, Baozhu Tian, Lingzhi Wang, Mingyang Xing, Juying Lei

  • Bioactive Functionalisation of Silicones with Polysaccharides / Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič

  • Surface complexation modeling : hydrous ferric oxide / David A. Dzombak, François M.M. Morel
    QD 181 F4 D96 1990
    Provides a description of the thermodynamic model, data treatment procedures and the thermodynamic constants for hydrous ferric oxide. Includes detailed coverage of the model and the parameter extraction procedure.

  • The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA / James D. Watson
    QD 435 W37 2001
    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick's groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind .

    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

    With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.

  • Earthfire : the eruption of Mount St. Helens / Charles Rosenfeld and Robert Cooke
    QE 523 S23 R67 1982
    Within an hour of Mount St. Helens's eruption in May 1980, Charles Rosenfeld, who had been making airborne observations of the volcano, was on the scene witnessing the event and taking a series of spectacular photographs, many of which appear for the first time in Earthfire. The authors trace the worldwide chains of cause and effect beyond Mount St. Helens, profiling other stratovolcanoes of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest - mountains that have been active and may yet erupt again. They also explore tectonic processes, the Pacific "Ring of Fire," and new research on underwater volcanoes and hot spots. Charles Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of Geography at Oregon State University. Robert Cooke is Science Editor of the Boston Globe.

  • The Mesabi iron-bearing district of Minnesota / Charles Kenneth Leith ; Charles Richard Van Hise, geologist in charge
    QE 75 M7 v.43

  • The Menominee iron-bearing district of Michigan / by William Shirley Bayley. Charles Richard Van Hise, geologist in charge
    QE 75 M7 v.46

  • Fluorescence assay in biology and medicine / Sidney Undefriend
    QD 117 F5U4

  • Identification guide to the fossil plants of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Drumheller, Alberta / Kevin R. Aulenback
    QE 938 A4A94 2009eb

  • Thin liquid film and boundary layers
    QD 506 S68 1970

  • Rotational spectra and molecular structure [by] James E. Wollrab
    QD 481 W74

  • Designed molecular space in material science and catalysis / Seiji Shirakawa, editor

  • Reaction kinetics : exercises, programs and theorems : Mathematica for deterministic and stochastic kinetics / János Toth, Attila László Nagy, Dávid Papp

  • Structure and reactivity of metals in zeolite materials / Joaquín Pérez Pariente, Manuel Sánchez-Sánchez, editors ; with contributions by G. Bellussi [and more]

  • Topological formations in chiral nematic droplets / Gregor Posnjak

  • Ionic liquids. Barbara Kirchner, Eva Perlt, editors ; with contributions from Giovanni Battista Appetecchi... [et al.]

  • Russian contributions to analytical chemistry Yury A. Zolotov

  • Introduction to multivariate calibration : a practical approach / Alejandro C. Olivieri

  • Hydrogels : recent advances / Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, editors

  • The history of research on chemical periodic processes / Alexander Pechenkin

  • Polymer gels : synthesis and characterization / Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, editors

  • Polymer gels : science and fundamentals / Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, editors

  • The Alnö Carbonatite Complex, Central Sweden by Peter Kresten, Valentin R. Troll

  • Intermediate filament proteins / edited by M. Bishr Omary and Ronald K.H. Liem

    Intermediate Filament Proteins , the latest volume in the Methods in Enzymology series covers all the intermediate filaments in vertebrates and invertebrates, providing a unique understanding of the multiple different tissue-specific intermediate filaments.

    This volume also covers the latest methods that are currently being used to study intermediate filament protein function and dynamics. It will be an important companion for any experimentalist interesting in studying this protein family in their cell or organism model system.

    Focuses on intermediate filaments, including the latest information Provides an up-to-date understanding of the field Contains contributions from the major scientists working and publishing in the field

  • Thermal analysis in practice : fundamental aspects / Matthias Wagner

  • Polymeric foams structure-property-performance : a design guide / Bernard E. Obi, PhD

    Polymeric Foams Structure-Property-Performance: A Design Guide is a response to the design challenges faced by engineers in a growing market with evolving standards, new regulations, and an ever-increasing variety of application types for polymeric foam. Bernard Obi, an author with wide experience in testing, characterizing, and applying polymer foams, approaches this emerging complexity with a practical design methodology that focuses on understanding the relationship between structure-properties of polymeric foams and their performance attributes. The book not only introduces the fundamentals of polymer and foam science and engineering, but also goes more in-depth, covering foam processing, properties, and uses for a variety of applications.

    By connecting the diverse technologies of polymer science to those from foam science, and by linking both micro- and macrostructure-property relationships to key performance attributes, the book gives engineers the information required to solve pressing design problems involving the use of polymeric foams and to optimize foam performance. With a focus on applications in the automotive and transportation industries, as well as uses of foams in structural composites for lightweight applications, the author provides numerous case studies and design examples of real-life industrial problems from various industries and their solutions.

    Provides the science and engineering fundamentals relevant for solving polymer foam application problems Offers an exceptionally practical methodology to tackle the increasing complexity of real-world design challenges faced by engineers working with foams Discusses numerous case studies and design examples, with a focus on automotive and transportation Utilizes a practical design methodology focused on understanding the relationship between structure-properties of polymeric foams and their performance attributes

  • Sweet biochemistry : remembering structures, cycles, and pathways by mnemonics / Asha Kumari
    QD415.A3A83 2018eb

    Sweet Biochemistry: Remembering Structures, Cycles, and Pathways by Mnemonics makes biochemistry lively, interesting and memorable. by connecting objects, images and stories. Dr. Kumari has converted cycles and difficult pathways into very simple formula, very short stories and images which will help readers see familiar things in complicated cycles and better visualize biochemistry.

    Provides quick, indigenous formulas, mnemonics, figures and short stories to help users simply recollect the study of biochemistry Gives unique descriptions of the difficult areas in biochemistry and new ways of remembering a pathway or structure Presents original diagrams that resonate and are easy to recall

  • Environmental geochemistry : site characterization, data analysis and case histories / Benedetto De Vivo, Harvey E. Belkin, Annamaria Lima, [editors]

    Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories, Second Edition, reviews the role of geochemistry in the environment and details state-of-the-art applications of these principles in the field, specifically in pollution and remediation situations. Chapters cover both philosophy and procedures, as well as applications, in an array of issues in environmental geochemistry including health problems related to environment pollution, waste disposal and data base management. This updated edition also includes illustrations of specific case histories of site characterization and remediation of brownfield sites.

    Covers numerous global case studies allowing readers to see principles in action Explores the environmental impacts on soils, water and air in terms of both inorganic and organic geochemistry Written by a well-respected author team, with over 100 years of experience combined Includes updated content on: urban geochemical mapping, chemical speciation, characterizing a brownsfield site and the relationship between heavy metal distributions and cancer mortality

  • Eustasy, high-frequency sea level cycles and habitat heterogeneity / Mu. Ramkumar, David Menier

    Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity: Basinal-Regional-Global Implications presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source. This reference work is for beginners, graduates, and postgraduates who are interested in the subject and intend to venture into serious research. This hybrid text/reference is for beginners, academics, and professionals who intend to document sea level dynamics on long and short time scales and resultant habitat and paleobiodiversity changes.

    Presents new and important regional geological knowledge with regard to the sedimentary basins of India Provides a one-stop-shop on high-frequency sea level cycles and fluctuations, and the impact created by tectonics and climatic cycles Contains reviews on the current status, case studies, and a look at future trends

  • Modeling gravity hazards from rockfalls to landslides / Vincent Richefeu and Pascal Villard

    Gravity hazards are a major concern to those living in mountainous areas. To protect infrastructure and human life in these areas, engineers require numerical tools for trajectory analysis, for application from fragmental rockfalls to large-scale avalanches or landslides. This book explores state-of-the-art methods to model the propagation (flows and stops) of masses, using the discrete element method (DEM) to study the evolution of kinetics during an event. Taking into account the shape of the blocks and the topology of the terrain provides an explicit and sophisticated consideration of geometries, eliminating the need for stochastic inputs to rockfall simulations. This method is validated experimentally, before the authors apply it to real case studies. The book ends with an introduction to and comparison with the material point method (MPM), a new and promising approach able to bridge the gap between cases dominated by discreteness and those involving a very large number of elements. Engineering consulting firms, researchers and students should find the approaches outlined in this book useful, whether designing prevention and protection systems for gravity hazards, or exploring new ways to model gravity hazards.

    Covers conventional methods used to study gravitational phenomena using empirical parameters Presents a new numerical tool taking account of the physical phenomenon (friction, dissipation, realistic block shapes) and a methodology for parameter calibration and the achievement of numerical simulations Applies the numerical model to real cases with a critical analysis of its applicability in the field of engineering Emphasizes the discrete element method (DEM)

  • Lake Bonneville : a scientific update / edited by Charles G. Oviatt, John F. Shroder

    Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update showcases new information and interpretations about this important lake in the North American Great Basin, presenting a relatively complete summary of the evolving scientific ideas about the Pleistocene lake. A comprehensive book on Lake Bonneville has not been published since the masterpiece of G.K. Gilbert in 1890. Because of Gilbert's work, Lake Bonneville has been the starting point for many studies of Quaternary paleolakes in many places throughout the world. Numerous journal articles, and a few books on specialized topics related to Lake Bonneville, have been published since the late 1800s, but here the editors compile the important data and perspectives of the early 21st century into a book that will be an essential reference for future generations. Scientific research on Lake Bonneville is vibrant today and will continue into the future.

    Makes the widespread and detailed literature on this well-known Pleistocene body of water accessible Gives expositions of the many famous and iconic landforms and deposits Contains over 300 illustrations, most in full color Contains chapters on many important topics, including stratigraphy, sedimentology, hydrology, geomorphology, geochronology, isostasy, geophysics, geochemistry, vegetation history, pollen, fishes, mammals, mountain glaciation, prehistoric humans, paleoclimate, remote sensing, and geoantiquities in the Bonneville basin

  • Digital terrain analysis in soil science and geology / Igor V. Florinsky

    Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition , synthesizes the knowledge on methods and applications of digital terrain analysis and geomorphometry in the context of multi-scale problems in soil science and geology. Divided into three parts, the book first examines main concepts, principles, and methods of digital terrain modeling. It then looks at methods for analysis, modeling, and mapping of spatial distribution of soil properties using digital terrain analysis, before finally considering techniques for recognition, analysis, and interpretation of topographically manifested geological features. Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition , is an updated and revised edition, providing both a theoretical and methodological basis for understanding and applying geographical modeling techniques.

  • Lean combustion : technology and control / edited by Derek Dunn-Rankin, Peter Therkelsen

    Lean Combustion: Technology and Control, Second Edition outlines and explains the latest advances in lean combustion technology and systems. Combustion under sufficiently fuel-lean conditions can have the desirable attributes of high efficiency and low emissions. The book offers readers both the fundamentals and latest developments in how lean burn (broadly defined) can increase fuel economy and decrease emissions, while still achieving desired power output and performance. This volume brings together research and design of lean combustion systems across the technology spectrum in order to explore the state-of-the-art in lean combustion.

    Readers will learn about advances in the understanding of ultra-lean fuel mixtures and how new types of burners and approaches to managing heat flow can reduce problems often found with lean combustion (such as slow, difficult ignition and frequent flame extinction).

    This book offers abundant references and examples of real-world applications. New to this edition are significantly revised chapters on IC engines and stability/oscillations, and new case studies and examples. Written by a team of experts, this contributed reference book aims to teach its reader to maximize efficiency and minimize both economic and environmental costs.

    Presents a comprehensive collection of lean burn technology across potential applications, allowing readers to compare and contrast similarities and differences Provides an extensive update on IC engines including compression ignition (diesel), spark ignition, and homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) Includes an extensive revision to the Stability/Oscillations chapter Includes use of alternative fuels such as biogas and hydrogen for relevant technologies Covers new developments in lean combustion using high levels of pre-heat and heat recirculating burners, as well as the active control of lean combustion instabilities

  • Proteomic profiling and analytical chemistry : the crossroads / edited by P. Ciborowski, J. Silberring

    Proteomic Profiling and Analytical Chemistry: The Crossroads, Second Edition helps scientists without a strong background in analytical chemistry to understand principles of the multistep proteomic experiment necessary for its successful completion. It also helps researchers who do have an analytical chemistry background to break into the proteomics field. Highlighting points of junction between proteomics and analytical chemistry, this resource links experimental design with analytical measurements, data analysis, and quality control. This targeted point of view will help both biologists and chemists to better understand all components of a complex proteomic study.

    The book provides detailed coverage of experimental aspects such as sample preparation, protein extraction and precipitation, gel electrophoresis, microarrays, dynamics of fluorescent dyes, and more. The key feature of this book is a direct link between multistep proteomic strategy and quality control routinely applied in analytical chemistry. This second edition features a new chapter on SWATH-MS, substantial updates to all chapters, including proteomic database search and analytical quantification, expanded discussion of post-hoc statistical tests, and additional content on validation in proteomics.

    Covers the analytical consequences of protein and peptide modifications that may have a profound effect on how and what researchers actually measure Includes practical examples illustrating the importance of problems in quantitation and validation of biomarkers Helps in designing and executing proteomic experiments with sound analytics

  • Molecularly imprinted catalysts : principles, syntheses, and applications / edited by Sonjun Li, Shunsheng Cao, Sergey A. Piletsky, Anthony P.F. Turner
    Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts: Principle, Synthesis, and Applications is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth overview of molecularly imprinted catalysts and selective catalysis, including technical details, principles of selective catalysis, preparation processes, the catalytically active polymers themselves, and important progress made in this field. It serves as an important reference for scientists, students, and researchers who are working in the areas of molecular imprinting, catalysis, molecular recognition, materials science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.
    Comprising a diverse group of experts from prestigious universities and industries across the world, the contributors to this book provide access to the latest knowledge and eye-catching achievements in the field, and an understanding of what progress has been made and to what extent it is being advanced in industry. The first book in the field on molecularly imprinted catalysts (MIPs) Provides a systematic background to selective catalysis, especially the basic concepts and key principles of the different MIP-based catalysts Features state-of-the art presentation of preparation methods and applications of MIPs Written by scientists from prestigious universities and industries across the world, and edited by veteran researchers in molecular imprinting and selective catalysis

  • The use of mass spectrometry technology (MALDI-TOF) in clinical microbiology / edited by Fernando Cobo

    The Use of Mass Spectrometry Technology (MALDI-TOF) in Clinical Microbiology presents the state-of the-art for MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. It is a key reference defining how MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is used in clinical settings as a diagnostic tool of microbial identification and characterization that is based on the detection of a mass of molecules. The book provides updated applications of MALDI-TOF techniques in clinical microbiology, presenting the latest information available on a technology that is now used for rapid microbial identification at relatively low cost, thus offering an alternative to conventional laboratory diagnosis and proteomic identification systems.

    Although the main use of the technology has, until now, been identification or typing of bacteria from a positive culture, applications in the field of virology, mycology, microbacteriology and resistances are opening up new opportunities.

    Presents updated applications of MALDI-TOF techniques in clinical microbiology Describes the use of mass spectrometry in the lab, the principles of the technology, preparation of samples, device calibration and maintenance, treatment of microorganisms, and quality control Presents key information for researchers, including possible uses of the technology, differences between devices, how to interpret results, and future applications Covers the topic in a systematic and comprehensive manner that is useful to both clinicians and researchers

  • Thermal stress analysis of composite beams, plates and shells

    Thermal Stress Analysis of Composite Beams, Plates and Shells: Computational Modelling and Applications presents classic and advanced thermal stress topics in a cutting-edge review of this critical area, tackling subjects that have little coverage in existing resources. It includes discussions of complex problems, such as multi-layered cases using modern advanced computational and vibrational methods.

    Authors Carrera and Fazzolari begin with a review of the fundamentals of thermoelasticity and thermal stress analysis relating to advanced structures and the basic mechanics of beams, plates, and shells, making the book a self-contained reference. More challenging topics are then addressed, including anisotropic thermal stress structures, static and dynamic responses of coupled and uncoupled thermoelastic problems, thermal buckling, and post-buckling behavior of thermally loaded structures, and thermal effects on panel flutter phenomena, amongst others.

    Provides an overview of critical thermal stress theory and its relation to beams, plates, and shells, from classical concepts to the latest advanced theories Appeals to those studying thermoelasticity, thermoelastics, stress analysis, multilayered structures, computational methods, buckling, static response, and dynamic response Includes the authors' unified formulation (UF) theory, along with cutting-edge topics that receive little coverage in other references Covers metallic and composite structures, including a complete analysis and sample problems of layered structures, considering both mesh and meshless methods Presents a valuable resource for those working on thermal stress problems in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering settings

  • The Neogene record of northern South American Native Ungulates / Juan D. Carrillo [and seven others]
    QE 882 U2 C37 2018

  • Clay mineral catalysis of organic reactions / Benny K.G. Theng
    QD 501 T575 2019

    The book provides insight into the working of clays and clay minerals in speeding up a variety of organic reactions. Clay minerals are known to have a large propensity for taking up organic molecules and can catalyse numerous organic reactions due to fine particle size, extensive surface area, layer structure, and peculiar charge characteristics. They can be used as heterogeneous catalysts and catalyst carriers of organic reactions because they are non-corrosive, easy to separate from the reaction mixture, and reusable. Clays and clay minerals have an advantage over other solid acids as they are abundant, inexpensive, and non-polluting.

  • Women and geology : who are we, where have we come from, and where are we going? / edited by Beth A. Johnson
    QE 34 W66 2018
    "This volume highlights women's progress in geology, including past struggles and how remarkable individuals overcame them. Topics include the first American women researchers in Antarctica, Hollywood's casting of women as geologists, social media campaigns, and the stories of the Association for Women Geoscientists and the Earth Science Women's Network"--Provided by publisher.

  • Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) mammalian assemblage from Paw Paw Cove, Tilghman Island, Maryland / Ralph E. Eshelman, Darrin Lowery, Frederick Grady, Dan Wagner, H. Gregory McDonald
    QE 881 E76 2018

  • Carbon / Kate Ervine
    QD 181 C1 E78 2018
    Carbon is the political challenge of our time. While critical to supporting life on Earth, too much carbon threatens to destroy life as we know it, with rising sea levels, crippling droughts, and catastrophic floods sounding the alarm on a future now upon us. How did we get here and what must be done?

    In this incisive book, Kate Ervine unravels carbon's distinct political economy, arguing that, to understand global warming and why it remains so difficult to address, we must go back to the origins of industrial capitalism and its swelling dependence on carbon-intensive fossil fuels - coal, oil, and natural gas - to grease the wheels of growth and profitability. Taking the reader from carbon dioxide as chemical compound abundant in nature to carbon dioxide as greenhouse gas, from the role of carbon in the rise of global capitalism to its role in reinforcing and expanding existing patterns of global inequality, and from carbon as object of environmental governance to carbon as tradable commodity, Ervine exposes emerging struggles to decarbonize our societies for what they are: battles over the very meaning of democracy and social and ecological justice.

  • Metal oxide-based photocatalysis : fundamentals and prospects for application / Adriana Zaleska-Medynska ; [contributors, Pieczyńska Aleksandra ... et al.]
    QD 716 P45 Z35 2018

    Metal Oxide-Based Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Prospects for Application explains the principles and fundamentals of metal oxide-based photocatalysis and the requirements necessary for their use in photocatalysis. It also discusses preparation methods for photocatalysis, and the advantages, disadvantages and achievements of the most important metal oxides (TiO2, ZnO, Fe2O3, Ta2O3, CuO, NiO, Cr2O3, RuO2, etc.). The book concludes with the most important photocatalytic applications and an overview of the future. Applications are organized by potential needs and solutions, addressing such areas as water treatment, hydrogen production, air treatment, chemical synthesis, and applications in medicine and construction.

  • A guide to geology for visitors to Canada's national parks / David M. Baird
    QE 185 B23 1974
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