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Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
2014, 939 p. 370 illus., 223 illus. in color. Earth & Environmental Sciences/Academic (Encyclopedia – SprRef)

Subjects: Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry – Microwaves, RF & Optical Eng Geographical Information Systems
̶ ̶ ̶ Keywords: Atmosphere - Cryosphere - Earth science - Environmental science Geophysics - Land - Ocean - Remote sensing - Satellite sensors eISBN: 978-0387-36698-2 This volume cuts across disciplines and describes the basic foundations, principles and state of the art of remote sensing. It covers the development of remote sensing, the theoretical underpinnings, forward modeling, commercial applications, and global and international coordination and policy. This first encyclopaedic reference on remote sensing describes the concepts, techniques, instrumentation, data analysis, interpretation, and applications of remote sensing, both airborne and space-based. Scientists, engineers, academics, and students can quickly access answers to their reference questions and direction for further study. Short description of the project ̶ Why Highlight? Remote sensing has revolutionized the scientific study of the Earth by enabling measurements of more detailed and hitherto unexplored phenomena with spatially-extensive and global perspectives. Various disciplines and industries have benefited from the dramatic discoveries enabled by remote sensing. This is also a key new title in Springer’s high-profile Earth Sci Encyclopedia series.

• Eni G. Njoku is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA. His research focuses on spaceborne microwave sensing with application to land surface hydrology and the global water cycle.

Petrology: Principles and Practice
2014, 368 p. 377 illus., 102 illus. in color.
• Earth & Environmental Sciences – Academic (Textbook)

• Subjects: Geology/Mineralogy/Geochemistry
• Keywords: Alkaline and Ultra-Alkaline Magmas; Andesites - Basalt Magma Evolution Basalts - Carbonatite Magmas - Granitoids - Hot Spots and Magma Associations • e 978-3-642-38800-2 • This undergraduate textbook on the key subject of geology closely follows the core curriculum adopted by most universities throughout the world and is a must for every geology student. It covers all aspects of petrology, including not only the principles of petrology but also applications to the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. Although petrology is commonly taught in the junior year, this book is a useful resource for graduate students and professionals. • Why highlight? very modern, comprehensive, practically oriented and includes advanced study boxes that target specific case studies and written by an Indian professor with extensive international experience, e.g. working in the US for over 30 years and in Saudi Arabia. • Gautam Sen, Professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE, has written and edited books and published papers in highly ranked journals, including Science and Nature. One of his papers was chosen to be the cover article in Science. Worked and studied in the US (Florida International University) and founded the Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy. (Originally from India and did his PhD in Texas) • Gautam Sen published his last textbook “Earth’s Materials: Minerals and Rocks’ with Prentice Hall in 2001, but decided to publish “Petrology” with Springer after his very positive experience with Springer while editing in 2011 the Springer book “Topics in Igneous Petrology”.

The Geography of Beer
Regions, Environment & Society
2014, 353 p. 64 illus., 61 illus. in color ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ Earth & Environmental Sciences – Academic (Monograph) Subjects: Economic Geography/Physical Geography/ Human Geography/ Regional & Cultural Studies/Food Science Key Words: Beer; Brewing; Geography; Mapping; Neolocalism eISBN: 978-94-007-7787-3

• This book examines global and local production of beer from historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints. The contributors integrate spatial perspectives to effectively map its identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales. Satisfies beer drinkers' and enthusiasts' need for an authoritative overview on aspects related to the origin, history and flourishing of beer culture. Why highlight: Beer is mankind’s oldest social lubricant and intricately linked to the rise of agriculture and civilization. Nice companion to the Geography of Wine (2012, ISBN 9789400704633 • Mark Patterson is a Professor of Geography and coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Sustainability program at Kennesaw State University. Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark’s favorite beer style is a chocolate stout. Nancy Hoalst Pullen is an Associate Professor of Geography and the Geographic Information Science Director at Kennesaw State University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nancy’s favorite beer is a Bavarian style hefe weissbier, served at room temperature.


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Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuro-Informatics
2014, 1290 p., 490 illus., 200 illus. in color
̶ ̶ ̶ Engineering; Academic (Springer Handbook) Subjects: Computational Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) Bioinformatics - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Key words: Bioinformatics – Neuroinformatics -

• The Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuro-Informatics is the first published book in one volume that explains together the basics and the state-of-the-art of two major science disciplines in their interaction and mutual relationship, namely: information sciences, bioinformatics and neuroinformatics. • eISBN 978-3-642-30574-0 • Why Highlight: A research- and application-oriented handbook that covers two of the hottest topics in science and technology. It explains how brain research advances via linking biology and computer science. The EU funds the Human Brain project beginning in 2012 and Brain Activity Map Project is a collaborative research initiative announced by the Obama administration on April 2, 2013. • With Forewords by Shun-ichi Amari of the Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama and Karlheinz Meier of the University of Heidelberg, Kirchhoff-Institute of Physics and Co-Director of the Human Brain Project. • About the EiC: Nikola K Kasabov is currently the Director of the Knowledge Engineering & Discovery Research Institute and Personal Chair of Knowledge Engineering in the School of Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Prof. Kasabov is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Computer Society, President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS), and Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA). Prof. Kasabov is the General Chairman of a series of biannual international conferences on Neurocomputing in New Zealand.

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Encyclopedia of Thermal Stresses Encyclopedia of Lubricants and Lubrication

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Chemistry and Materials Science 978-3-642-22647-2

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Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing


Earth and Environmental Science 978-0-387-36699-9


Polymer Blends Handbook


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Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry


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Ota et al.

Chemistry and Materials Science 978-1-4419-6996-5


Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers Handbook of Space Security

Hockey et al. Schrogl et al.

Physics and Astronomy Engineering

978-1-4419-9917-7 978-1-4614-2029-3

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Design-for-Test and Test Optimization Techniques for TSV-based 3D Stacked Ics
2014, XVIII, 245 p. 133 illus., 115 illus. in color
Engineering; Professional (Corporate) Subjects: Circuits and Systems - Processor Architectures – Semiconductors ̶ Keywords: 3D Integrated Circuit Design, Through-Silicon Via, 3D IC Test ̶ eISBN: 978-3-319-02378-6

̶ Short description: describes innovative techniques to address the testing needs of 3D stacked integrated circuits (ICs) that utilize through-silicon-vias (TSVs) as vertical interconnects.
• This book is a good highlight, since it’s the FIRST book on this topic; 3D integrated circuits are becoming common and testing prior to manufacturing is essential. • High-visibility authors, particularly Chakrabarty (Duke) • Anecdotal information: Engineers are now designing 3D integrated circuits in order to fit more stuff to meet market demands for functionality…sort of like high-rise buildings fit more people than do single-story homes. These structures use through-silicon vias (TSVs) to connect the various layers of silicon…with more stuff comes the need for more testing…and the need for this book.

Introduction to Embedded Systems
2014, XXIII, 648 p. 348 illus., 102 illus. in color. (online files/updates)
Engineering; Academic (Textbook: Embedded Systems Course) ---Circuits and Systems - Processor Architectures - Electronics and Microelectronics, --Keywords: Embedded Hardware; Embedded Microcontrollers; Embedded Software; Embedded Systems;Hardware/Software Codesign ̶ eISBN: 978-1-4614-3143-5 (eBook)

• Short description: Provides textbook coverage of embedded systems, with an emphasis on the practical use of microcontrollers
• Applicable to: advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in embedded systems, real-time systems, microprocessor design

• This book is a good highlight, since it’s a brand new textbook for a mainstream course found in all schools with an engineering curriculum.
• These authors are not famous, but are wildly popular with their students. Numerous students participated in the development of this book and insisted that the authors re-write until it was easily understandable. • Anecdotal information: these authors come from a “meat and potatoes” school and created a textbook to fill a local need, which has already gained acceptance in various, major engineering curricula in the US (e.g., U. Alabama) and Europe (e.g., Politecnico di Milano).

Python for Signal Processing
2014, X, 128 p. 50 illus. in color
• Engineering: Professional (Corporate: Telecomunications – IT & Software) • Signal, Image and Speech Processing - Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems - Communications Engineering, Networks • Keywords »Digital Communication - Discrete-Time Signal Processing - Python Signal Processing Linear Systems - Python Signal Processing - Signal Analysis - Signal Estimation - Signal Processing - Signal Projection • eISBN 978-3-319-01342-8 • This book covers the fundamental concepts in signal processing illustrated with Python code and made available via Python Notebooks, which are live, interactive, browser-based documents that allow one to change parameters, redraw plots, and tinker with the ideas presented in the text. The code corresponding to this book uses the core functionality of the scientific Python toolchain. • Dr. José Unpingco is an onsite technical director for large-scale signal and image processing for the (USA) Department of Defense (DoD). He is also the lead scientific Python instructor for DoD labs nationwide. He has worked in industry as an engineer, analyst, consultant, and instructor for his entire career, with deep experience in a wide array of signal and data processing technologies. • Why highlight? For those looking to migrate their signal processing codes to Python, this book illustrates the key signal and plotting modules that can ease this transition. For those already comfortable with the scientific Python toolchain, this book illustrates the fundamental concepts in signal processing and provides a gateway to further signal processing concepts.

Introduction to Solid Mechanics: An Integrated Approach
2014, IX, 519 p. 469 illus., 13 illus. in color.
• Engineering; Academic (Textbook – Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments)
• Subjects: Solid Mechanics, Engineering mechanics • Keywords, Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanics of Rigid Bodies, Mechanical Forces and Moments, Elastic Bending of Beams, Inelasticity and Material Failure • eISBN: 978-1-4614-6767-0 • Description: Presents for the first time in one text the concepts and processes covered in statics and mechanics of materials curricula following a granular, topically integrated approach • Why highlight?: This book methodically combines the essentials of statics and mechanics of materials, illustrating the relationship of concepts throughout, into one "integrated" text. Introduction to Solid Mechanics: An Integrated Perspective offers a holistic treatment of the depth and breadth of solid mechanics, proceeding from first principles to applications • Authors: Jacob Lubliner is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. Panos Papadopoulos is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley • Anecdotal Information: Faculty at Berkeley and Columbia, as well as aboard (Spain, Turkey, India) have heartily endorsed the authors’ novel pedagogy that combines the concepts of statics and strength of materials into a unified range of lessons, examples, and exercises.

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering
2012, XXVII, 1143 p. 1211 illus
• Engineering; Academic (Textbook)
• Subjects Structural Mechanics - Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering Civil Engineering – Architecture • Keywords Cable Structures, Finite Element Displacement Method, Multi-span horizontal structures , Statically Determinate Beams, Statically Determinate Curved Members

• Description: This text provides balanced, seamless treatment of both classic, analytic methods and contemporary, computer-based techniques for conceptualizing and designing a structure. The book fosters an intuitive understanding of structural behavior based on problem solving for students who have been exposed to engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials.
• eISBN: 978-1-4614-3261-6 • Why highlight? This text recognizes the notion that engineers reason about behavior using simple models and intuition they acquire through problem solving. The book develops this type of intuition with extensive, realistic problems and case studies together with computer simulation, which allows rapid exploration of how a structure responds to changes in geometry and physical parameters.

• Authors: Jerome Connor is Professor of Civil Engineering at MIT. Susan Faraji is Professor of Structural Engineering at UMass-Lowell.
• Anecdotal information: This book’s very practical experimental analysis of structures with Mathematica, has been attracting increasing interest in classrooms in Japan and China as well as the US. It has displaced legacy texts at elite institutes such as Columbia University (faculty member Gautam Dasgupta referred to this as the best book ever on its subject) and received a number of favorable reviews in Germany.

Encyclopedia of Thermal Stresses
2014, 6643 p. 3269 illus., 1141 illus. in color. In 11 volumes
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Engineering – Academic (Encyclopedia SprRef) & Corporate
Subjects: Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials- Mechanics Characterization & Evaluation of Materials – Classical Continuum Mechanics Keywords: Composites - Contact Problems - Coupled Thermoelasticity - Coupled Variables Dynamic Problems - Elastostatics - Fracture Mechanics - Heat Conduction - Heat Treatment Laser Heating - MEMS - Mathematical methods in Thermal Stresses - Mechanics of Materials Optimization - Shape Memory - Shells - Simulation and Modeling - Thermal Stresses - ThermoInelasticity – Thermoelasticity

• e ISBN: 978-94-007-2739-7 • The first comprehensive reference on a critically important field of interdisciplinary nature and markets. All entries were prepared by leading experts from all over the world, and are presented in an easily accessible format. The work is lavishly illustrated, examples and applications are given where appropriate, ideas for further development abound, and the work will challenge many students and researchers to pursue new results of their own ̶ Why Highlight: Thermal stresses affect every application field – from computer chips to bridges to aeronautics. In addition to topics on thermal stresses, it contains entries on related topics, such as the theory of elasticity, heat conduction, thermodynamics, appropriate topics on applied mathematics, and topics on numerical methods. This is over 6000 pages and has 11 volumes.

• About the editor: Richard B. Hetnarski, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also edited the Elsevier reference Thermal Stresses 1996

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CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering
2014, 1336 p. 400 illus., 250 illus. in color. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
̶ ̶ Engineering; Academic (Encyclopedia – Springer Ref) & Corporate Subjects: Industrial and Production Engineering - Production/Logistics/Supply Chain Management - Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design – Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering ̶ Keywords: abrasive processes – assembly - cutting - design - electro-physical and chemical processes

forming - machines - manufacturing systems keywords
̶ eISBN 978-3-642-20617-7

• The CIRP Encyclopedia covers the state-of-art of advanced technologies, methods and models for production, production engineering and logistics. While the technological and operational aspects are in the focus, economical aspects are addressed too. The definitions and short explanations for a wide variety of terms were reviewed by the CIRP-Community, representing the highest standards in research. Thus, the content is not only evaluated internationally on a high scientific level but also reflects very recent developments. Short description of the project • Why and Where? CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. The Academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 550 academic and industrial members from 40 industrialized countries.

Chemistry and Material Science

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Springer: Top 15 eBooks by 2012 Usage
eBook Transmission Electron Microscopy Introductory Statistics with R Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy Springer Handbook of Robotics Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics ISBN 978-0-387-76500-6 978-0-387-79053-4 978-0-387-31278-1 978-3-540-23957-4 978-3-642-02201-2 978-0-387-87457-9 978-3-540-79566-7 978-0-387-84857-0 Copyright Year 2009 2008 2006 2008 2012 2009 2012 2009 Book Type Graduate textbook Undergrad. textbook Graduate textbook Handbook Handbook Monograph Handbook Graduate textbook Undergrad. textbook Graduate textbook Monograph Graduate textbook Graduate textbook Undergrad. textbook Usage 2012 45,579 43,970 38,033 33,449 27,885 27,744 26,958 26,223

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A Collection of Detailed Mechanisms and Synthetic Applications 5th Ed. 2014, XXII, 681 p. 1729 illus., 15 illus. in color.
̶ Chemistry and Materials Science – Academic (Textbook) & Reference

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Subjects: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry
Keywords: Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Organic Synthesis eISBN: ISBN 978-3-319-03979-4 This book covers over 320 classical and contemporary name reactions in organic chemistry. Each reaction is delineated by its detailed step-by-step, electron pushing mechanism and is supplemented with the latest references. Synthetic applications are now also included.

• Indispensable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, but also a useful reference for professional organic chemists in industry and academia. • Previous editions of this book have always been top of the 10 most downloaded and sold books in the chemistry program. (2012 Downloads: 41,500 – 2nd highest in Phys Sci & Eng – combined 3rd (2006) and 4th (2009) eds.). • Jie Jack Li has wide experience working in both industry and academia. He is now Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco. He has published 17 books on organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and the history of drug discovery. • Reviews of previous editions: „…this book surpasses previous monographs on this topic and should find its way into every good scientific library.”

Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering
2nd Ed. 2013, XXXIII, 766 p. 778 illus., 660 illus. in color.
̶ ̶ Chemistry and Materials Science – Academic (Textbook) Subjects: Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Methods; Inorganic Chemistry; Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials;


e-ISBN: 978-1-4614-3523-5
This well-established text now includes expanded chapters on the role of ceramics in industry and their impact on the environment plus a chapter devoted to applications of ceramic materials in clean energy technologies. There are expanded sets of text-specific homework problems and other resources for instructors. The revised and updated Second Edition is further enhanced with color illustrations throughout the text. Offers abundant examples and full-color illustrations relating theory to practical applications. Integrates the excitement of advances in ceramics, including nanotech, medicine and clean energy, with basic concepts such as structure and defects ̶ ̶ Why Highlight: Previous edition of this book life time downloads: 109,050; Current edition downloads in the first 10 months: 22,219. This is a Springer mega-star! About the authors: C. Barry Carter (UConn) is also one of the authors of Transmission Electron Microscopy, most downloaded 2012 English language title. Additionally, he is EiC of Springer’s most downloaded journal The Journal of Materials Science. M. Grant Norton (Wash. State U)

• Reviews of the previous edition: „… “The unprecedented completeness of this book makes it a bible ..a must read textbook for researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students who are interested in ceramics.” “…an outstanding introduction to the subject, clearly written, very detailed, and actually fun and quite easy to read for anyone with some basic scientific background.”

Practical Chemoinformatics
2014, XXI, 527 p. 507 illus., 426 illus. in color. ̶ Chemistry and Materials; Academic (Graduate-level Textbook) ̶ ̶ ̶ eISBN 978-81-322-1780-0 Subjects: Computer Applications in Chemistry - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry - Documentaion and Information in Chemistry Keywords: Chemical Structure Encoding, Chemoinformatics, High performance computing, Opensource tools (CDK), SAR (Structure Activity Relationships)

• Chemoinformatics is equipped to impact our life in a big way mainly in the fields of chemical, medical and material sciences. This book is a product of several years of experience and passion for the subject written in a simple lucid style to attract the interest of the student community who wish to master chemoinformatics as a career. The topics chosen cover the entire spectrum of chemoinformatics activities (methods, data and tools). • Why Highlight? Chemoinformatics (also known as cheminformatics or chemical informatics) is the use of computer and informational techniques applied to a range of problems in the field of chemistry. These in silico techniques are used in, for example, pharmaceutical companies in the process of drug discovery. These methods can also be used in chemical and allied industries in various other forms.
• Authors: Muthukumarasamy Karthikeyan obtained PhD (Chemistry) from National Chemical Laboratory (University of Pune) in the area of Organic Synthesis. He is pursuing his active research career in Chemoinformatics especially in the area of high performance computing for molecular informatics and its application in lead identification and lead discovery. In 2007, he organized first International Conference on Chemoinformatics. Renu Vyas is currently a DST scientist at National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India. She pursued her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at National Chemical Laboratory and post-doctoral studies at University of Tennessee USA. She is the recipient of several university and national level fellowships.

Encyclopedia of Lubricants and Lubrication
2014, 2403 p. 2064 illus., 1068 illus. in color. In 4 volumes, not available separately.

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Chemistry and Materials; Academic (Encyclopedia – Springer Reference) & Corporate Subjects: Materials Science - Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings Keywords: principles of lubrication, application of lubricants, industrial lubricants, material saving, high-tech lubricants, bio-lubricants, friction dynamics, microtribology, nanotribology, chemistry of lubricants, removal of lubricants, machine lubrication systems ̶ ̶ eISBN 978-3-642-22647-2 The encyclopedia presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in the realm of lubrication. All the aspects of fundamental data, underlying concepts and use cases, as well as theoretical research and last but not least terminology are covered in hundreds of essays and definitions, authored by experts in their respective fields, from industry and academic institutes. The importance of lubricants in virtually all fields of the engineering industry is reflected by an increasing scientific research of the basic principles. Energy efficiency and material saving are just two core objectives of the employment of high-tech lubricants.

• About the Editor: Theo Mang, He has been Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen, Germany, since 1998. He started working in the field of lubricants at Fuchs in Mannheim in 1967 and became head of the technical department in 1980. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the global Fuchs Group from 1983 until 2001, responsible initially for technology and later for group purchasing and human resources. Professor Mang is a recipient of the Georg-Vogelpohl-Award of the German Society of Tribology and has published about 80 publications [(about) authors / editors]


Polymer Blends Handbook
2nd 2014, XX, 1800 p. 295 illus. eReference.
̶ ̶ Chemistry and Materials Science - Handbook Subjects: Polymer Sciences, Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids, and Microfluidics

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Keywords: Aging and Degradation of Polymer Blends and Alloys, Dynamics of Polymer Networks and Polymer Melts, Encyclopedic Coverage of Polymer Blend Technology.
e-ISBN: 978-94-007-6064-6 The Polymer Blends Handbook is a fundamental reference work on polymer blends, covering all aspects: science, engineering, technology and application. It will appeal to anyone working in the field of blends, researchers as well as engineers. The Handbook is designed to be the source of information on all aspects of polymer blends. To this end the Editors have put together an international group of highly respected contributors, each an expert in his chosen subjects. Second edition of a Handbook that has established itself as a must-have for polymer technologists around the world. Contains updated chapters as well as 10 completely new chapters. Covers recent developments including nanoparticles containing blends, biodegradable blends, high performance blends and much more.

• The previous edition of this book has 16512 downloads via SpringerLink since 2007.
• Leszek A. Utracki, PhD, 1931-2012, was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, Industrial Materials Institute and a former adjunct professor at McGill University, Department of Chemical Engineering, in Montreal, Quebec. He was also the author and/or editor of twenty-one books and has written forty-eight book chapters, hundreds of referenced and non-referenced journal articles and meeting proceedings. The words retirement and idleness were not in his vocabulary: until the day of his passing away he worked on this second edition of the Polymer Blends Handbook. Les Utracki was a hugely charismatic man. He chose and personally invited all the contributors of this handbook and no-one could say no to him. He was extremely dedicated to his work and the second edition of the handbook is the greatest piece of his scientific legacy. In 1992 Professor Wilkie was recipient of the ACS Milwaukee Section Award. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1991-92. In 2007 he received the Marquette University Award for Excellence in Research.


Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials
2013, 1221 p. 685 illus. in color
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Chemistry and Materials Science; Academic (Springer Handbook)
Subjects: Nanotechnology - Structural Materials - Optical and Electronic Materials Keywords: Biocompatibility - Ceramics - Composites - Nanocarbons - Nanoceramics Nanometals - Nanoporous materials – Semiconductors eISBN 978-3-642-20594-1

• The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials covers the description of materials which have dimension on the "nanoscale". The description of the nanomaterials in this Handbook follows the thorough but concise explanation of the synergy of structure, properties, processing and applications of the given material. The materials are organized by their dimensionality. Zero dimensional structures collect clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one dimensional are nanowires and nanotubes, while two dimensional are represented by thin films and surfaces. • Applicable to both faculty and corporate market • Robert Vajtai is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Rice University, Houston, USA. His scientific interests cover synthesis, processing, and characterization of physical and chemical properties of new material forms and structures, mainly nanostructured materials, nanocomposites and nanomaterials; as well as applications of these materials in thermal management, energy storage, MEMS, and electronic devices. He was rewarded by the Bolyai Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Academy for 1999-2000. Before joining Rice University, Dr. Vajtai spent eight years at RPI, where he was a Laboratory Manager at the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center managing the nanoparticle generation by inert-gas deposition and the carbon nanotechnology laboratories. Dr. Vajtai is on the Editorial Board of the journals Nanopages and Fluctuations and Noise


Cement and Concrete Chemistry
̶ ̶ ̶ Chemistry & Materials Science: Academic (Handbook) Subjects: Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering - Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Methods - Building Materials (Civil Engineering) Keywords » Alinite-cements – Concrete corrosion - Gypsum - Low – energy cements Oilwell-cement - Portland Cement - Silica fume - Silicates - Slag hydration Sorel-cement ̶ eISBN 978-94-007-7945-7

• Short description of the project: Describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed.

• Applicable to faculty and corporate sectors (Civil Engineering - Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering)
• Why Highlight: An exhaustive analysis of the field, For students, researchers, and practicing scientists alike (include 1700 references) • Wieslaw Kurdowski is an well known expert of international distinction in the field of cement and concrete chemistry. Among others he was a member of the Scientific Committees of the International Congresses on Cement Chemistry in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi. At these congresses he was the invited speaker of plenary presentations.

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Physics of Graphene
2014, XII, 350 p. 145 illus., 66 illus. in color
̶ ̶ ̶ Physics and Astronomy – Academic (Monograph) and Corporate Nanoscale Science and Technology –Nanotechnology and Microengineering – Semiconductors – Surfaces and Interfaces/Thin Films Berry Phase - Dirac Fermions Fin Graphene - Electron and Phonon Transport in Graphene - Electronic Structure of Monolayer Graphene - Electronic Structure of Multilayer Graphene - Fractional Qantum Hall Effect in Graphene - Optical Magneto-spectroscopy ̶ eISBN: 978-3-319-02633-6 Series: NanoScience and Technology

• This book provides a state-of-the-art report of the knowledge accumulated in graphene research. The fascination with graphene has been growing very rapidly in recent years and the physics of graphene is now becoming one of the most interesting as well as the most fast-moving topics in condensed-matter physics. The Nobel prize in physics awarded in 2010 has given a tremendous impetus to this topic • Why highlight: Graphene can be described as a one-atom thick layer of carbon atoms - future computers may be graphene – based. Other titles from Dresselhaus such as Carbon Nanotubes and Group Theory have shown continued very strong usage. A Nobel prize for Geim and Novoselov in 2010, only 6 years after they started their pioneering research on graphene. The many potential application have lead to a 1 billion investment in EU funding.
• Mildred Dresselhaus known as the "queen of carbon science"[1] is a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (Emerita) at MIT. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the 2012 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for 2012 to her ($1 million). Dresselhaus was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1990 in recognition of her work on electronic properties of materials as well as expanding the opportunities of women in science and engineering (and other prizes).

Springer Handbook of Spacetime
2014, 1100 p., 130 illus.
̶ Physics and Astronomy/ Academic (Springer Handbook)


Subjects: Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory - Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sci
Key words: Gravitation and Spacetime - Loop Quantum Gravity - Minkowski Spacetime Quantized Spacetime - Quantum Cosmology - Quantum Theories of Gravity - Solutions of Einsteins Equations - Spacetime Curvature - Spacetime Symmetries - Spacetime Topologies - Spacetime and Cosmology - Theories of Spacetime ̶ eISBN 978-3-642-41992-8

• The Springer Handbook of Spacetime brings together the theories of spacetime and their implications for our understanding of the universe and the quantum world. Unlike any existing book, the handbook contains in a single volume detailed chapters which address the physics, the mathematics, the experimental evidence, and the cosmological implications of the profound idea that gravity is not a force but is caused by the curvature of spacetime, as well as chapters on the efforts to create a theory of quantum gravity. Authored by the world's leading experts, this volume will be a valuable resource to students, teachers, and researchers alike. Brings together all the major, and sometimes competing ideas and their implications • Coeditor Ashtekar numbers among the world’s leading theoretical physicists and cosmologists. He is known in particular as a founding father of loop quantum gravity (LQG), now one of the leading theories attempting to merge quantum mechanics and general relativity. A dedicator communicator of science, he has written popular treatments of LQG as well as scientific monographs and (of course) numerous research articles. Eberly Professor of Physics and the Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State University. He is also EiC of General Relativity and Gravitation

Compendium to Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists
300 Problems and Solutions 2014, XIV, 1148 p. 292 illus., 9 illus. in color.
̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ Physics and Astronomy – Academic (Textbook) Subjects: Medical and Radiation Physics; Imaging / Radiology; Biomedical Engineering Keywords: Medical physics; Podgorsak problems; Problems and exercises in radiation physics e-ISBN: 978-3-642-20186-8 This exercise book contains 300 typical problems and exercises in modern physics and radiation physics with complete solutions, detailed equations and graphs. Indispensable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, but also a useful reference for professional organic chemists in industry and academia. It is the only large compilation of textbook material and associated solved problems in medical physics, radiation physics, and biophysics. This textbook is linked directly with the textbook "Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists", Springer (2010) but can also be used in combination with other related textbooks. For ease of use, this textbook has exactly the same organizational layout (14 chapters, 128 sections) as the "Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists" textbook and each section is covered by at least one problem with solution given. Equations, figures and tables are cross-referenced between the two books.

• Ervin B. Podgorsak was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he completed his undergraduate studies in technical physics in 1968. He then continued his studies in the USA at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and obtained M.SC. and Ph.D. degrees in physics. He accomplished his post-doctoral studies in medical physics at the University of Toronto in 1974 and moved to McGill University in Montréal where he currently holds positions of Professor of Medical Physics and Director of the Medical Physics department. He is author of various successful books.

Tools of Radio Astronomy, 6th Ed.
6th ed. 2013, XV, 609 p. 155 illus., 2 illus. in color  Astronomy/Astrophysics; Academic (Textbook; Graduate-Level)  Subjects: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Signal, Image and Speech Processing  Keywords: Astrophysics of Line Radiation – Microwave Receiver Technology - Millimeter and Sub-mm Arrays - Radiation Processes - Radio Antenna Arrays - Radio Astronomy Textbook  This 6th edition of “Tools of Radio Astronomy”, the most used introductory text in radio astronomy, has been revised to reflect the current state of this important branch of astronomy. This includes the use of satellites, low radio frequencies, the millimeter/sub-mm universe, the Cosmic Microwave Background and the increased importance of mm/sub-mm dust emission. Several derivations and presentations of technical aspects of radio astronomy and receivers, such as receiver noise, the Hertz dipole and beam forming have been updated, expanded, re-worked or complemented by alternative derivations. Several worked examples have been added in the areas of fundamental physics, such as pulsars. Both students and practicing astronomers will appreciate this new up-to-date edition of Tools of Radio Astronomy.  eISBN 978-3-642-39950-3  Why Highlight? – if any title exemplifies Springer’s respected and high-quality program in Astronomy and Astrophysics, it is this one, a part of the prestigious Astronomy & Astrophysics Library.
 Thomas Wilson studied under B. F. Burke at MIT for his doctoral work in physics. Wilson was a post-doctoral fellow at the NRAO in Charlottesville. As of April 2010, he is the Branch Head at the Naval Research Laboratory. Kristen Rohlfs studied Astronomy and Physics and received a PhD in 1961 in Hamburg. He worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn. Susanne Hüttemeister received a Ph.D. in Astronomy by the Bonn University. She had a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge (USA) and teaching assignments at RWTH Aachen (Aachen Technical University) and Bonn University. Dr. Hüttemeister is now the Director of Bochum Planetarium and Adjunct Professor at the Astronomy Institute of Ruhr University Bochum.

Astronomical Measurement: A Concise Guide
2014, XVIII, 192 p. 69 illus., 15 illus. in color  Physics and Astronomy: Academic (Textbook; Upper undergraduate)  Subjects: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Optics and Electrodynamics Measurement Science and Instrumentation - Spectroscopy and Microscopy  Keywords: Astronomical detectors – Astronomical imaging - Astronomical interferometry - Astronomical optics - Astronomical spectroscopy – Atmospheric distortion Detection of light  eISBN 978-3-642-39835-3 This book on astronomical measurement takes a fresh approach to teaching the subject. After discussing some general principles, it follows the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing, and hypothesis testing. The various wavelength regimes are covered in each section, emphasising what is the same, and what is different. The author concentrates on the physics of detection and the principles of measurement, aiming to make this logically coherent. The book is based on a short self contained lecture course for advanced undergraduate students developed and taught by the author over several years. • Why highlight – basically all knowledge in astronomy is based on measurement and this accessible textbook and reference by a veteran and highly-respected astronomer and teacher. • Andy Lawrence is the Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), observational cosmology, survey astronomy, and escience (the Virtual Observatory). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining
2014, 2200 p. 500 illus., 250 illus. in color. In 3 volumes, not available separately.
̶ Computer Science; Academic (Encyclopedia; Springer Reference)


Subjects: Computer Communication Networks – Sociology - Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models - Bioinformatics
Keywords: automated analysis social networks - biological networks – counterterrorism strategies - data mining book - human social networks - social interaction analysis

• The Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (ESNAM) is the first major reference work to integrate fundamental concepts and research directions in the areas of social networks and applications to data mining. This set of comprehensive and authoritative volumes• explains the science and technology behind the rapidly growing global avenues for exchanging views and influencing others • presents the first comprehensive coverage of all fields that contribute to social network construction and analysis as a multidisciplinary domain• is designed to appeal to an interdisciplinary audience ranging from the undergraduate to professional level• describes social network applications to knowledge mining and discovery • addresses privacy, security, ethical, and civil liberty issues for social networks • eISBN: 978-1-4614-6170-8 • Why highlight – this is the first comprehensive reference on the science, technology, and social implications game-changing global phenomenon.
• Reda Alhajj is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He published over 350 papers in reputable journals and fully refereed international conferences. He is editor in chief of SNAM Journal, Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics and the Lecture Notes in Social Networks series. Jon Rokne is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary where he chaired the department from 1989 to 1996. He obtained an M. Sc. from the University of Alberta and a Ph. D. from the University of Calgary, both in the area of applied mathematics with a numerical analysis emphasis. His main applied mathematics interests have been interval analysis and global optimization and he has co-authored three books in these areas.


Solar System Astrophysics
Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
2nd Ed. 2014, XVIII, 818 p. 188 illus., 27 illus. in color. ̶ Physics and Astronomy– Academic

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Subjects: Astronomy, Planetology, Cosmology
Keywords: Brown dwarfs, extra-solar planets, planetary systems ISBN: 978-1-4614-9089-0 This book discusses the atmospheres and magnetospheres of the Earth, Venus and Mars; the properties of the gas and ice giants; the small bodies of the Solar System; and comets, meteors, meteorites and asteroids. It concludes with the origin and evolution of our Solar System.

• Applicable for use as an upper undergraduate textbook, as well as for professional astronomers and planetologists. • Together with its sister volume, this set forms a comprehensive text for any university course that deals with all aspects of solar and extra-solar planetary systems. • Eugene Milone and William Wilson have been Professors for over 30 years. Both have taught at the University of Calgary, and Milone has also taught at San Diego State University and Ruhr-Universität Bochum. • Review of previous edition: „This…is extremely thorough, up-to-date, and one of the best places to go for a handy reference on solar system topics.“ (W.E. Howard, Choice, Vol. 46:8, Apr. 2009)


Solar System Astrophysics
Background Science and the Inner Solar System Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
2nd Ed. 2014, XVII, 335 p. 180 illus., 21 illus. in color. ̶ Physics and Astronomy– Academic (Monograph)

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Subjects: Astronomy, Planetology, Cosmology
Keywords: Habitable planets, origins of planetary systems, planetary atmospheres ISBN: 978-1-4614-8847-7 This book covers the Earth's gravitational potential field and the Earth-Moon system, as well as radiation properties with a chapter on the Sun. The exposition of the physical properties of the Moon and the terrestrial planets are greatly expanded, with much new information highlighted on the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Overall, new insights are provided into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy.

• Applicable for use as an upper undergraduate textbook, as well as for professional astronomers and planetologists.

• Pedagogically well written, this book provides clearly illustrated explanations of topics such as equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell’s equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems.
• -Eugene Milone and William Wilson have been Professors for over 30 years. Both have taught at the University of Calgary, and Milone has also taught at San Diego State University and Ruhr-Universität Bochum. • Review of previous edition: „Highly recommended [for] upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.“ (W.E. Howard, Choice, Vol. 46:4, Dec. 2008)


Physics of Societal Issues
Calculations on National Security, Environment, and Energy
2nd Ed. 2014, XX, 668 p. 109 illus., 38 illus. in color.
̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ Physics and Astronomy – Academic (Textbook) Subjects: Societal Aspects of Physics, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Renewable and Green Energy Keywords: Air and Water Pollution, Arms Control, Electromagnetic Radiation, Energy Planning e-ISBN: 978-1-4614-9272-6 This second edition features new equation-oriented material and extensive data sets drawing upon current information from experts in their fields. Problems to challenge the reader and extend discussion are presented on three timely issues: National Security, Environment, Energy. ̶ Includes numerous problems to challenge readers and extend discussion. Contains new material, updated information, and advanced data sets from recent Conference Proceedings.


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• David Hafemeister is Professor Emeritus of Physics at California Polytechnic State University, and Science Affiliate at the Center For International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. He has also had an impressive career in Washington, D.C., as a Professional Staff Member. He has edited nine books, published more than 140 articles, and was awarded the APS Szilard award in 1996. • Reviews of previous editions: „…"This insight is needed in Congress and the Executive Branch…. Scientists who want to make a difference will want this book.” “Some simple physics will show that the true solution matches supply and demand as an ‘integrated resource plan.’ Physics of Societal Issues is a good place to begin this journey."


Data Analysis: Statistical and Computational Methods for Scientists and Engineers
4th ed. 2014, XXII, 535 p. 134 illus.
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Physics and Astronomy; Academic (Textbook)
Subjects: Mathematical Methods in Physics - Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering - Statistics for Applied Sciences Keywords: Analysis of Variance; Computer-generated Random Numbers; Data Analysis Textbook; Data Analysis using Java; Error Propagation; Fundamentals Data Analysis eISBN: 978-3-319-03762-2

• Short description: The fourth edition of this successful textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to statistical and numerical methods for the evaluation of empirical and experimental data. Equal weight is given to statistical theory and practical problems. The concise mathematical treatment of the subject matter is illustrated by many examples, and for the present edition a library of Java programs has been developed. It comprises methods of numerical data analysis and graphical representation as well as many example programs and solutions to programming problems. The programs (source code, Java classes, and documentation) and extensive appendices to the main text are available for free download from the book’s page at www.springer.com. of the project • Why highlight: new edition of a very successful and highly respected textbook/reference useful across engineering & science. Previously unavailable as an eBook (until SBA), this will likely receive very high usage. • Amazon Review: “A Concentrated, Accessible, and Suprisingly Useful Reference. I find this book surprisingly useful to establish a beachhead when tackling a subject that is either new to me, or is many years past in my schooling. It certainly makes for inspiring bathroom reading, and it remains the only book I'll bring to the beachhouse this summer.”


Handbook of the Physics of Thin-Film Solar Cells
2013, XL, 882 p. 451 illus.
̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ Energy – Academic (Handbook) Subjects: Renewable and Green Energy, Semiconductors, Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering Keywords: Compound Semiconductor Solar Cells, Deep-Level Centers, Hetero-junctions Solar Cells, Material Properties of Solar Cells, Photovoltaics e-ISBN: 978-3-642-36748-9 The comprehensive coverage of the main topics of - and relating to - solar cells with extensive reference to literature helps scientists and engineers at all levels to reach a better understanding and improvement of solar cell properties and their production. Most attention is given to analyze homo- and heterojunction solar cells using various models and applying the field-of-direction analysis for discussing current voltage characteristics, and helping to discover the involvement of high-field effects in solar cells.

• Why Highlight? Provides an extensive physics analysis of most important types of solar cells and their operation. Written by one of the founders of thin film solar cell research and with a foreword by Martin Green. Contains an extensive word index and literature citation, and tables that are helpful at many levels of research • Dr. Karl W. Böer, is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Delaware, emeritus. Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Award This award, first presented in 1993, is presented for significant pioneering contributions to the promotion of solar energy as an alternative source of energy through research, development or economic enterprise; or extraordinary valuable and enduring contributions to the field of solar energy in other ways. The Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Trust presents the winner with a Bronze Medal and US$ 50,000 cash.

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