New Non-Circulation E-books @ EnggLib1 as of October 10, 2012

NON-CIRCULATION E-BOOKS


Biofuels

Author Tabak, John.
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Facts On File

Discusses different types of biofuels, the science behind their production, the implications of widespread use of biofuels on the environment and on the economy, especially any impact on food prices. — books.google.com

 

Climate change : a reference handbook

Author Downie, David Leonard.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, Calif.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher ABC-CLIO

Climate Change: A Reference Handbook offers readers a way to separate science from politics on this crucial and often contentious issue. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and public policy of climate change, including discussion of historical developments, today’s key concepts, and the future of climate science and policy.

Climate Change begins by explaining the science behind global climate change, including the growing consensus that human activity is a major contributing factor. It then takes an objective look at the key conflicts in climate science and policy, describes those that have been resolved, and offers a balanced review of proposals for those that have not. A separate chapter focuses on the scientific, economic, and political aspects of climate change as they are playing out specifically in the United States. — Amazon.com

 

Computational gas-solids flows and reacting systems : theory, methods and practice

Author
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Engineering Science Reference

Gas-solids reactors, which often constitute critical steps of energy and chemical conversion processes, are in desperate need of new design methods to increase their efficiency and reliability, as they are poorly understood and difficult to improve upon.

Computational Gas-Solids Flows and Reacting Systems: Theory, Methods and Practice addresses the need for a comprehensive book on computational gas-solids flow to aid researchers, graduate students, and practicing engineers in this rapidly expanding area. This unique book provides a full exploration of the theory, numerical methods, and practices associated with this emerging area, including hydrodynamic equations, quadrature-based moment methods, and direct numerical simulation. — Amazon.com

 

Customer knowledge management : people, processes, and technology

Author Al-Shammari, Minwir
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

Customer knowledge is becoming the new competitive asset in e-business that enables companies to serve each customer in his or her preferred way, and to nurture profitable and durable customer relationships. As companies grow and interact with more and more customers through increasingly diverse media and channels, having a systematic approach to customer knowledge management becomes critical.

Customer Knowledge Management: People, Processes, and Technology introduces an integrated approach to analyzing and building customer knowledge management (CKM) synergy for sustainable competitive advantage. Well-organized and unique, this book provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of CKM concepts, methodologies, tools, issues, applications, and future trends. — Amazon.com

 

Energy supply and renewable resources

Author Kelly, Regina Anne.
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Facts On File

 

 

Environmental encyclopedia, 3rd ed.

Author
Place of Publication Detroit
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher Gale/Thomson-Gale

There are a surprisingly small number of encyclopedias covering environmental science and environmental issues. The expanded and updated edition of Gale’s Environmental Encyclopediadoes little to improve on the quality of such offerings.

Entries range from 100 to more than 2,000 words. Some are complemented by black-and-white photographs and diagrams. Each entry is signed, and topical coverage includes a broad range of environmental perspectives, including scientific, political, and social issues. Most of the entries are followed by a brief bibliography. However, these bibliographies are inconsistent, some pointing to a large number of standard and useful sources, others leading the user to an odd selection of works that do not represent comprehensive or core treatments of the issue at hand.

Additional sections include a brief (five-page) “Historical Chronology” of environmental events, a five-page chronology of “Environmental Legislation in the United States,” organizations mentioned within the bibliographies accompanying encyclopedia entries, and an index to entries and terms.

The factual information presented in the encyclopedia is generally accurate, although the entries are inconsistent in their tone. That is, although the entries on more scientific topics are quite good and objectively presented, the social issue and biographical entries have a less objective, more chatty tone. In large part, this stems from an editorial perspective that often takes sides with the environmentalists. The result is a work that is not appropriate as the only source for beginning students. — Amazon.com

 

Environmental science experiments

Author Walker, Pam
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

Grade 6 Up—Each of these titles contains 20 experiments that allow students to actively engage in scientific inquiry. Projects are presented in a uniform format, with an introduction to the topic, time requirements (35 minutes to 2 weeks), a materials list, numbered procedures, and several analysis questions. They conclude with an explanatory “What’s Going On?” section, connections to the real world, and an annotated list for further reading. Line drawings, colorful images, and data tables enhance instructions. An introductory section addresses safety precautions, with specific reminders in the body of each experiment. Volumes close with a “Scope and Sequence Chart” aligned to the National Science Content Standards, teachers’ notes for each experiment, a thorough glossary, and further Internet resources. The experiments themselves are timely and fascinating. Environmental Science includes high-interest investigations into what people throw away, the safety of reusing water bottles, and a “bottled versus tap water” taste test. In Forensics, a banana autopsy, blood-spatter inquiry, and “Glitter as Trace Evidence” will hook CSI fans. Despite detailed instructions, close teacher supervision is a must. While many science experiment guides exist, these volumes cover a broad range of disciplines and are more current than Forensic Science Experiments on File (Facts On File, 2004). They are solid choices for enrichment activities or to refresh the existing experiments within the science curriculum.—Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.  — Amazon.com

 

Manufacturing intelligence for industrial engineering : methods for system self-organization, learning, and adaptation

Author Zhou, Zude
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

The manufacturing industry has experienced dramatic change over the years with growing advancements, implementations, and applications in technology. Manufacturing Intelligence for Industrial Engineering: Methods for System Self-Organization, Learning, and Adaptation focuses on the latest innovations for developing, describing, integrating, sharing, and processing intelligent activities in the process of manufacturing in engineering. Containing research from leading international experts, this publication provides readers with scientific foundations, theories, and key technologies of manufacturing intelligence. — Amazon.com

 

Medical imaging

Author LeVine, Harry
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, CA.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Greenwood

Medical Imaging describes the discovery and development of diagnostic imaging technologies, explaining how the technologies work and exploring some of the issues that such powerful and expensive technologies create. The book begins with the discovery of X-rays in 1895 and traces the history of imaging technology through today’s tools, such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional imaging by positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

The contribution of these expensive technologies to the rising cost of healthcare in the United States and the unequal distribution of imaging diagnostic facilities, particularly in developing countries, is also considered. In addition, the book explores ethical questions that have surfaced in the past, including the reportability of incidental findings during a scan and admissibility of medical images as evidence in courts of law , and such newly emerging issues as the application of imaging tools in lie detection and the mammography guidelines controversy of 2009. — Amazon.com

 

Renewable and alternative energy resources : a reference handbook

Author Smith, Zachary A.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, CA.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher ABC-CLIO

Are renewable and alternative energy solutions needed to combat many of the negative effects of fossil fuel (including global warming)? Can such solutions be “clean,” and still economically viable? For readers wanting clear, objective answers to questions like these, this fascinating, highly informative volume is the ideal source.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook provides an authoritative, unbiased overview of existing and potential renewable and alternative energy technologies, covering the benefits and drawbacks associated with each. It then looks at a number of specific questions and controversies on this issue, examining the social, political, and economic aspects of renewable and alternative energy use in the United States and other countries—detailing different approaches and activities of international organizations, national governments, and private sector initiatives. — Amazon.com

 

Springer handbook of engineering statistics

Author
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

In today’s global and highly competitive environment, continuous improvement in the processes and products of any field of engineering is essential for survival. This book gathers together the full range of statistical techniques required by engineers from all fields. It will assist them to gain sensible statistical feedback on how their processes or products are functioning and to give them realistic predictions of how these could be improved. The handbook will be essential reading for all engineers and engineering-connected managers who are serious about keeping their methods and products at the cutting edge of quality and competitiveness. — Amazon.com

 

Springer handbook of materials measurement methods

Author
Place of Publication [Germany]
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

In its most general context, the term ?materials measurements? denotes operations to distinguish qualitatively and to determine quantitatively characteristics of materials. As materials constitute the physical matter of all products ? machines, devices, plants, commodities, means of information, communication, transport, habitation and energy supply ? materials measurements have a wide scope and impact for science and technology, economy and society.

Springer Handbook of Materials Measurement Methods compiles advanced methods for materials measurement and characterization methods from the macroscopic to the nanometer scale. — Amazon.com

 

 

Waste management : a reference handbook

Author Vaughn, Jacqueline.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, Calif.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher ABC-CLIO

This urgent volume provides an up-to-date overview of waste management, outlining ways that individuals, groups, and governments can reduce waste through integrated strategies.

From household trash to radioactive material, Waste Managementcovers the many types of waste humans produce, then looks at the latest scientific breakthroughs and policy initiatives focusing on the waste management problem. It provides a historical context for understanding the current garbage crisis and examines a number of important events and current issues, including the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, managing the debris from Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center site, shipbreaking and human rights violations in Asia, the freecycling movement, and San Francisco’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The book also looks at the problem globally, from the most developed country to cultures that rely on trash picking and scavenging. — Amazon.com

 

Waste treatment : reducing global waste

Author Maczulak, Anne E.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

Defines the different classifications of materials that are treated today in waste management, including one of the most important concepts called “waste stream.” — books.google.com

 

Web-based green products life cycle management systems : reverse supply chain utilization

Author
Place of Publication Hershey
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

Despite being a relatively new field of research and development, green management has drawn much attention from researchers and practitioners. Facing critical impacts to its environment, a strategic change to integrate supply chain management on green products needs a solid base for decision making.

Web-Based Green Products Life Cycle Management Systems: Reverse Supply Chain Utilization provides a comprehensive review of current and potential research in green management and control. A unique collection in the growing field of green products, this book is a must-have for new and experienced researchers, as well as practitioners and academicians alike. — Amazon.com

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