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Thermodynamics of the atmosphere : a course in theoretical meteorology / Wilford Zdunkowski and Andreas Bott

Sujet(s) : Thermodynamique de l'astmophère

Written for graduate students and researchers in meteorology and related sciences, this textbook encourages the comprehension of the mathematical theory. While most meteorological textbooks only present equilibrium thermodynamics, this volume also introduces the linear theory of non-equilibrium and provides the necessary background for more advanced studies. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises for which answers are given at the end of the book. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)


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The rock physics handbook : tools for seismic analysis of porous media / Gary Makvo, Tapan Mukerji, Jack Dvorkin

Sujet(s) : Géophysique - Roches

This fully updated text addresses the relationships between geophysical observations and the underlying physical properties of rocks. It distills a vast quantity of background theory and laboratory results into a series of concise chapters that provide practical solutions to problems in geophysical data interpretation. Now in its second edition, major new chapters are presented on statistical rock physics and velocity-porosity-clay models for clastic sediments. Other new and expanded topics include anisotropic seismic signatures, borehole waves, models for fractured media, poroelastic models, and attenuation models. Also new to this edition is an enhanced set of appendices with key empirical results, data tables, and an atlas of reservoir rock properties – extended to include carbonates, clays, gas hydrates, and heavy oils. Supported by a website hosting MATLAB routines for implementing the various rock physics formulas, this book is a vital resource for advanced students and university faculty, as well as petroleum industry geophysicists and engineers. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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An introduction to atmospheric radiation / Kuo-Nan Liou

Sujet(s) : Rayonnement atmosphérique - Rayonnement solaire - Transfert radiatif - Effet de serre

This 2nd edition has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Fundamentals of  environmental and toxicological chemistry : sustainable science / Stanley E. Mananhan. - 4th edition

Sujet(s) : Chimie de l'environnement - Chimie toxicologique - Atmosphère--Pollution

This textbook covers university-level environmental chemistry, with toxicological chemistry integrated throughout the book. This new edition provides an updated text with an increased emphasis on sustainability and green chemistry. It is organized based on the five spheres of Earth’s environment: (1) the hydrosphere (water), (2) the atmosphere (air), (3) the geosphere (solid Earth), (4) the biosphere (life), and (5) the anthrosphere (the part of the environment made and used by humans).
The first chapter defines environmental chemistry and each of the five environmental spheres. The second chapter presents the basics of toxicological chemistry and its relationship to environmental chemistry. Subsequent chapters are grouped by sphere, beginning with the hydrosphere and its environmental chemistry, water pollution, sustainability, and water as nature’s most renewable resource. Chapters then describe the atmosphere, its structure and importance for protecting life on Earth, air pollutants, and the sustainability of atmospheric quality. The author explains the nature of the geosphere and discusses soil for growing food as well as geosphere sustainability. He also describes the biosphere and its sustainability.
The final sphere described is the anthrosphere. The text explains human influence on the environment, including climate, pollution in and by the anthrosphere, and means of sustaining this sphere. It also discusses renewable, nonpolluting energy and introduces workplace monitoring. This updated edition includes three new chapters, new examples and figures, and many new homework problems. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Multicomponent reactions in organic synthesis / edited by Jieping Zhu, Qian Wang and Mei-Xiang Wang

Sujet(s) : Composés organiques--Synthèse

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book focuses on the latest advances, such as recent techniques, more environmentally benign processes, broadened scopes, and completely novel MCRs. Edited by leading experts and authored by the "who's who" in multicomponent reaction chemistry. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)



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Active faults of the world / Robert Yeats

Sujet(s) : Failles - Risques sismiques - Tectonique des plaques

Providing the first worldwide survey of active earthquake faults, this book focuses on those described as 'seismic time bombs' – with the potential to destroy large cities in the developing world such as Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. Leading international earthquake expert, Robert Yeats, explores both the regional and plate-tectonic context of active faults, providing the background for seismic hazard evaluation in planning large-scale projects such as nuclear power plants or hydroelectric dams. He also highlights work done in more advanced seismogenic countries like Japan, the United States, New Zealand and China, providing an important basis for upgrading building standards and other laws in developing nations. The book also explores the impact of major quakes on social development through history. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Magnetism and magnetic materials / J. M. D. Coey

Sujet(s) : Magnétisme - Matériaux magnétiques - Ferromagnétisme

Covering basic physical concepts, experimental methods, and applications, this book is an indispensable text on the fascinating science of magnetism, and a source of practical reference data. Accessible, authoritative, and assuming undergraduate familiarity with quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and vectors, this textbook can be used on graduate courses. Emphasis is placed on practical calculations and numerical magnitudes - from nanoscale to astronomical scale – with a focus on modern manifestations, including spin electronic devices. Each self-contained chapter begins with a summary, and ends with exercises and further reading. The book is thoroughly illustrated with over 600 figures to help convey concepts and explain ideas. Tables and data sheets provide a wealth of useful information on magnetic materials, and 38 principal magnetic materials, and many more related compounds, are treated in detail. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Gènes, pouvoirs et profits : recherche publique et régimes de production des savoirs de Mendel aux OGM / Christophe Bonneuil, Frédéric Thomas

Sujet(s) : Organismes transgéniques - Génétique végétale

Ce livre retrace l'histoire des transformations conjointes de la génétique et de la société depuis cent cinquante ans. Trois grands régimes de production des savoirs et des innovations émergent. Au régime de la semence domestique succède après la seconde guerre mondiale le régime du progrès génétique planifié ; chercheurs et fonctionnaires, en lien avec la profession, produisent et régulent l'innovation variétale pour moderniser la « ferme France ». Ces régulations cèdent ensuite la place au régime contemporain de profit génétique mondialisé, creuset des OGM. Cet ouvrage s’adresse à ceux que l’avenir des semences, de l’alimentation et de la biodiversité préoccupent. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Green polymerization methods : renewable starting materials, catalysis and waste reduction / edited by Robert T. Mathers, Michael A. R. Meier

Sujet(s) : Polymérisation -- Aspect environnemental

This first book to cover the topic in such great detail evaluates the latest developments in green polymerization methods. Leading experts in the field discuss new every aspect -- from renewable materials to waste reduction, and from biocatalysis to solvent-free methods. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)



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Physical models of living systems / Philip Nelson

Sujets(s) : Biologie--Modèles mathématiques - Systèmes biologiques

Written for intermediate-level undergraduates pursuing any science or engineering major, Physical Models of Living Systems helps students develop many of the competencies that form the basis of the new MCAT2015. The only prerequisite is first-year physics. With the more advanced "Track-2" sections at the end of each chapter, the book can be used in graduate-level courses as well. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)



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Topological insulators and topological superconductors / B. Andrei Bernevig, Taylor L. Hughes

Sujet(s) : Supraconductivité - Supraconducteurs - Physique de l'état solide

This graduate-level textbook is the first pedagogical synthesis of the field of topological insulators and superconductors, one of the most exciting areas of research in condensed matter physics. Presenting the latest developments, while providing all the calculations necessary for a self-contained and complete description of the discipline, it is ideal for graduate students and researchers preparing to work in this area.
The book begins with simple concepts such as Berry phases, Dirac fermions, Hall conductance and its link to topology, and the Hofstadter problem of lattice electrons in a magnetic field. It moves on to explain topological phases of matter such as Chern insulators, two- and three-dimensional topological insulators, and Majorana p-wave wires. Additionally, the book covers zero modes on vortices in topological superconductors, time-reversal topological superconductors, and topological responses/field theory and topological indices. The book also analyzes recent topics in condensed matter theory and concludes by surveying active subfields of research such as insulators with point-group symmetries and the stability of topological semimetals. Problems at the end of each chapter offer opportunities to test knowledge and engage with frontier research issues. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Le fluor : histoire, applications et paradoxes / Alain Tressaud

Sujet(s) : Fluor -- Effets physiologiques

Paris, 28 juin 1886. Henri Moissan réussit à isoler le fluor (F2). Cette expérience fondamentale, qui vaudra à la France son premier prix Nobel de Chimie (1906), ouvre une ère nouvelle. Ce gaz jaune, d’odeur irritante, réagit avec quasiment toutes les substances et leur confère des propriétés exceptionnelles de plasticité et d’inertie chimique. Ses applications sont innombrables et, en quelques années, le fluor devient un élément incontournable de l’industrie. Il joue aujourd’hui un rôle déterminant dans les procédés de production de l’aluminium, de l’énergie nucléaire et du silicium nécessaire aux nouvelles technologies.
Dans tous les domaines industriels, de la médecine à l’agrochimie, ce sont plus de 600 000 composés qui utilisent ses qualités. Teflon®, Gore-Tex®, anti-graffiti, anti-feu, médicaments anticancéreux, antibiotiques, neuroleptiques, biomatériaux, pesticides, batteries à lithium-ion et piles à combustible (à membranes polymères) n’existeraient pas sans lui.
Mais cet élément quasi magique a ses paradoxes : la production d’aluminium dégage des perfluorocarbones (PFC), difficilement éliminables. Les CFC, utilisés pour la réfrigération, rognent la couche d’ozone. À des doses raisonnables, la présence du fluor dans l’eau renforce l’émail des dents, mais, en excès, provoque de terribles maladies.
Un livre qui conte l’histoire passionnante du fluor en retraçant sa découverte et en décryptant ses applications scientifiques et ses implications sur l’homme et son environnement. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Introduction à la génétique moderne / Philippe Monget, Reiner A. Veita

Sujet(s) : Génétique

Après la découverte de l’ADN et l’élucidation de sa structure, la biologie et en particulier la génétique, ont vécu plusieurs évolutions majeures. La première vient des biotechnologies de la reproduction, de la possibilité de manipuler les embryons et les génomes pour créer des organismes génétiquement modifiés, avec surexpression ou invalidation de gènes. Une autre évolution majeure a été la possibilité de créer des clones de mammifères, chose que l’on croyait impossible avant la naissance de Dolly en 1997. Les grandes évolutions récentes, depuis les années 2000 sont l’épigénétique, la généralisation du séquençage et du génotypage à haut débit, grâce à de récents progrès technologiques, et à l’utilisation d’outils informatiques de plus en plus puissants.
L’accès à ces séquences a grandement accéléré la recherche des gènes responsables de maladies, et plus généralement de phénotypes, “simples” ou complexes, en analysant la co-ségrégation de ces phénotypes dans des familles informatives, avec des marqueurs moléculaires qui balisent l’ensemble des génomes. Aujourd’hui, l’extrême densité des marqueurs moléculaires permet de faire de la génétique d’association, et de quasiment s’affranchir des familles. Enfin, le séquençage de génomes entiers a également permis de re-dynamiser de “vieilles” sciences passionnantes : la génétique de l’évolution, la physiologie moléculaire comparée et la phylogenèse des grandes fonctions. Il est certain que de nouvelles disciplines nées de nouvelles confrontations verront encore le jour dans un futur proche. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Equilibrium statistical physics : with computer simulations in Python / Leonard M. Sander

Sujet(s) : Physique statistique

This book is intended primarly as a graduate textbook for students of physics. Students in other fields such as biophysics, materials science, chemical engineering, or chemistry may also find much to interest them here. It is based on the author's many years experience teaching graduate courses in the Physics department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It will also serve as a reference for interested students and researchers.
This book is based on the idea that the best way to learn statistical physics is due to hands-on computer simulations as a part of the course. Accordigly, computer algorithms are used in many of the exercises, and there are computer results in  the text. (Source : 4ème de couverture)

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Relativity, gravitation and cosmology : a basic introduction / Ta-Pei Cheng

Sujet(s) : Relativité générale - Espace-temps

Einstein's general theory of relativity is introduced in this advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level textbook. Topics include special relativity, in the formalism of Minkowski's four-dimensional space-time, the principle of equivalence, Riemannian geometry and tensor analysis, Einstein field equation, as well as many modern cosmological subjects, from primordial inflation and cosmic microwave anisotropy  to the dark energy that propels an accelerating universe. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)


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Quantitative plate tectonics : physics of the Earth, plate kinematics, geodynamics / Antonio Schettino

Sujet(s) : Tectonique des plaques

This textbook on plate tectonics is designed for students in geology and geophysics to acquire in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods in plate kinematics and dynamics. Quantitative Plate Tectonics can also be used as a reference book by geoscientists who desire to expand their knowledge beyond their own specialization, or by oil-and-gas professionals and ore deposit specialists that need to investigate the geodynamic context of formation of geologic resources.
Finally, this book can be considered as a comprehensive monograph on plate tectonics, which addresses the different quantitative aspects of this broad discipline, which has been traditionally partitioned into separate or quasi-separate branches.
Additional material, available at, includes two computer programs for the analysis of marine magnetic anomalies and for plate kinematic modelling, as well as some important geophysical data sets and models. Solutions to the exercises are also included. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Treatise on geophysics. 3, Geodesy / Tom Herring

Sujet(s) : Géodésie

Geodesy, which is the science of measuring the size and shape of the Earth, explores the theory, instrumentation and results from modern geodetic systems. The beginning sections of the volume cover the theory of the Earth's gravity field, the instrumentation for measuring the field, and its temporal variations. The measurements and results obtained from variations in the rotation of the Earth are covered in the sections on short and long period rotation  hanges. Space based geodetic methods, including the global positioning system (GPS) and Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR), are also examined in detail. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Tautomerism : methods and theories / Edited by Liudmil Antonov

Sujet(s) : Tautomérie

Covering the gap between basic textbooks and over-specialized scientific publications, this is the first reference available to describe this interdisciplinary topic for PhD students and scientists starting in the field.
The result is an introductory description providing suitable practical examples of the basic methods used to study tautomeric processes, as well as the theories describing the tautomerism and proton transfer phenomena. It also includes different spectroscopic methods for examining tautomerism, such as UV-VIs, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy, plus the theoretical and practical background information. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Principles and practice of heterogeneous catalysis / J. M. Thomas, W. J. Thomas. - 2nd revised edition

Sujet(s) : Catalyse hétérogène

This second edition of the introduction to the fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis is now completely revised and updated.
Written by internationally acclaimed experts, this textbook includes fundamentals of adsorption, characterizing catalysts and their surfaces, the significance of pore structure and surface area, solid-state and surface chemistry, poisoning, promotion, deactivation and selectivity of catalysts, as well as catalytic process engineering. A final section provides a number of examples and case histories.
With its color and numerous graphics plus references to help readers to easily find further reading, this is a pivotal work for an understanding of the principles involved. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Quantum field theory for the gifted amateur / Tom Lancaster

Sujet(s) : Théorie quantique des Champs

Quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty, with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals. However, quantum field theory is too important, too beautiful, and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals. This book on quantum field theory is designed to be different. It is written by experimental physicists and aims to provide the interested amateur with a bridge from undergraduate physics to quantum field theory. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology / Anthony R. Philpotts, Jay J. Ague

Sujet(s) : Roches ignées - Roches métamorphiques

This textbook provides a basic understanding of the formative processes of igneous and metamorphic rock through quantitative applications of simple physical and chemical principles. The book encourages a deeper comprehension of the subject by explaining the petrologic principles rather than simply presenting the student with petrologic facts and terminology. Assuming knowledge of only introductory college-level courses in physics, chemistry, and calculus, it lucidly outlines mathematical derivations fully and at an elementary level, and is ideal for intermediate and advanced courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. The end-of-chapter quantitative problem sets facilitate student learning by working through simple applications. They also introduce several widely-used thermodynamic software programs for calculating igneous and metamorphic phase equilibria and image analysis software. With over 350 illustrations, this revised edition contains valuable new material on the structure of the Earth’s mantle and core, the properties and behavior of magmas, recent results from satellite imaging, and more. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Olefin metathesis : theory and practice / Karol Grela

Sujet(s) : Métathèse - Catalyse - Alcènes

This is a complete examination of the theory and methods of modern olefin metathesis, one of the most widely used chemical reactions in research and industry.
It provides basic information for non-specialists, while also explaining the latest trends and advancements in the field to experts, it discusses the various types of metathesis reactions, including CM, RCM, enyne metathesis, ROMP, and tandem processes, as well as their common application. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)


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Inorganic chemical biology : principles, techniques and applications / edited by Gilles Gasser

Sujet(s) : Chimie inorganique - Biologie

Understanding, identifying and influencing the biological systems are the primary objectives of
chemical biology. From this perspective, metal complexes have always been of great assistance
to chemical biologists, for example, in structural identification and purification of essential
biomolecules, for visualizing cellular organelles or to inhibit specific enzymes. This inorganic side
of chemical biology, which continues to receive considerable attention, is referred to as inorganic
chemical biology.
Inorganic Chemical Biology: Principles, Techniques and Applications provides a comprehensive
overview of the current and emerging role of metal complexes in chemical biology. Throughout all
of the chapters there is a strong emphasis on fundamental theoretical chemistry and experiments
that have been carried out in living cells or organisms. Outlooks for the future applications of
metal complexes in chemical biology are also discussed. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Entropy and the second law : interpretation and mis-interpretations / Arieh Ben-Naim

Sujet(s) : Entropie - Thermodynamique

This book presents a clear and readable description of one of the most mysterious concepts of physics: Entropy. It contains a self-learning kit that guides the reader in understanding the concepts of entropy. In the first part, the reader is asked to play the familiar twenty-Question game. Once the reader feels comfortable with playing this game and acquires proficiency in playing the game effectively (intelligently), he or she will be able to capture the elusive and used-to-be mysterious concept of entropy.
There will be no more speculative or arbitrary interpretations, nor “older” or “modern” views of entropy. This book will guide readers in choosing their own interpretation of entropy. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Bridging heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis : concepts, strategies and applications / Peter J. Mayhew

Sujet(s) : Catalyse hétérogène - Catalyse homogène

There are two main disciplines in catalysis research - homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. This is due to the fact that the catalyst is either in the same phase (homogeneous catalysis) as the reaction being catalyzed or in a different phase (heterogeneous catalysis). Over the past decade, various approaches have been implemented to combine the advantages of homogeneous catalysis (efficiency, selectivity) with those of heterogeneous catalysis (stability, recovery) by the heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts or by carrying out homogeneous reactions under heterogeneous conditions.
This handbook fills the gap in the market for an up-to-date work that links both homogeneous catalysis applied to organic reactions and catalytic reactions on surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts. As such, it highlights structural analogies and shows mechanistic parallels between the two, while additionally presenting kinetic analysis methods and models that either work for both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
Chapters cover asymmetric, emulsion, phase-transfer, supported homogeneous, and organocatalysis, as well as in nanoreactors and for specific applications, catalytic reactions in ionic liquids, fluorous and supercritical solvents and in water. Finally, the text includes computational methods for investigating structure-reactivity relations. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Earthquake and volcano deformation / Paul Segall

Sujet(s) : Roches--Déformation - Volcanisme - Séismes

This textbook presents the mechanical models of earthquake and volcanic processes, emphasizing earth-surface deformations that can be compared with observations from Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, Interferometric Radar (InSAR), and borehole strain- and tiltmeters. Paul Segall provides the physical and mathematical fundamentals for the models used to interpret deformation measurements near active faults and volcanic centers.

Segall highlights analytical methods of continuum mechanics applied to problems of active crustal deformation. Topics include elastic dislocation theory in homogeneous and layered half-spaces, crack models of faults and planar intrusions, elastic fields due to pressurized spherical and ellipsoidal magma chambers, time-dependent deformation resulting from faulting in an elastic layer overlying a viscoelastic half-space and related earthquake cycle models, poroelastic effects due to faulting and magma chamber inflation in a fluid-saturated crust, and the effects of gravity on deformation. He also explains changes in the gravitational field due to faulting and magmatic intrusion, effects of irregular surface topography and earth curvature, and modern concepts in rate- and state-dependent fault friction. This textbook presents sample calculations and compares model predictions against field data from seismic and volcanic settings from around the world. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Dictionnaire de géologie : tout en couleur, 5000 définitions / Alain Foucault, Jean-François Raoult, Fabrizio Cecca... [et al.]. - 8e édition

Sujet(s) : Géologie

Ce dictionnaire de référence couvre tous les domaines des Sciences de la Terre et de l'environnement : minéralogie, pétrographie, préhistoire, géochimie, géologie du Quaternaire, géomorphologie, géophysique, paléontologie, sédimentologie, stratigraphie, tectonique, volcanologie.... Riche de plus de 5 000 définitions, cette huitième édition, entièrement mise à jour, comprend plus de 400 illustrations (photos et dessins) en couleur et bénéficie d'un format plus large et d'une nouvelle maquette pour un meilleur repérage de l'information. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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The turbulent ocean / S. A. Thorpe

Sujet(s) : Vagues - Turbulence

The subject of ocean turbulence is in a state of discovery and development with many intellectual challenges. This book describes the principal dynamic processes that control the distribution of turbulence, its dissipation of kinetic energy and its effects on the dispersion of properties such as heat, salinity, and dissolved or suspended matter in the deep ocean, the shallow coastal and the continental shelf seas. It focuses on the measurement of turbulence, and the consequences of turbulent motion in the oceanic boundary layers at the sea surface and near the seabed. Processes are illustrated by examples of laboratory experiments and field observations. The Turbulent Ocean provides an excellent resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as an introduction and general overview for researchers. It will be of interest to all those involved in the study of fluid motion, in particular geophysical fluid mechanics, meteorology and the dynamics of lakes. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Ce que disent les minéraux / Patrick Cordier, Hugues Leroux

Sujet(s) : Minéraux - Météorites - Terre--Manteau - Terre--Noyau

Qui imaginerait un spécialiste des minéraux scrutant le ciel au télescope, travaillant avec un accélérateur de particules dernier cri ou participant à des missions parmi les plus ambitieuses de la NASA ? Et pourtant, ce sont là quelques facettes de la vie palpitante du minéralogiste au XXIe siècle. Car les minéraux ne sont pas seulement beaux ! Ils racontent des histoires passionnantes dont le décryptage mobilise les techniques les plus sophistiquées et des chercheurs appartenant à tous les domaines scientifiques. Des histoires qui conduisent l’homme à voyager depuis les galaxies les plus lointaines jusqu’au centre de la Terre.
C’est cette aventure qui est au cœur de l’ouvrage : à la surface de la Terre, dans le système solaire, aux confins de l’Univers, dans le tréfonds de notre planète, les auteurs nous invitent à écouter le message des minéraux. Un livre étonnant, facile à lire et très richement illustré, pour un fabuleux voyage avec les minéraux. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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Condensed matter field theory / Alexander Altland and Ben Simons

Sujet(s) : Matière condensée - Théorie quantique des champs

This book provides a pedagogical introduction to quantum field theory in many-particle physics, emphasizing the applicability of the formalism to concrete problems. This second edition contains two new chapters developing path integral approaches to classical and quantum nonequilibrium phenomena. Other chapters cover a range of topics, from the introduction of many-body techniques and functional integration, to renormalization group methods, the theory of response functions, and topology. Conceptual aspects and formal methodology are emphasized, but the discussion focuses on practical experimental applications drawn largely from condensed matter physics and neighboring fields. Extended and challenging problems with fully worked solutions provide a bridge between formal manipulations and research-oriented thinking. (Source : Site de l'éditeur)

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