Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: New Materials and Developed Components

This book provides both a rigorous view and a more practical, understandable view of chemical compounds and biochemical engineering and their applications. Every section of the book has been expanded where relevant to take account of significant new discoveries and realizations of the importance of key concepts. Furthermore, emphases are placed on the underlying fundamentals and on acquisition of a broad and comprehensive grasp of th...

The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon

Because of the Moon’s unique place in the evolution of rocky worlds, it is a prime focus of NASA’s space exploration vision. Currently NASA is defining and implementing a series of robotic orbital and landed missions to the Moon as the initial phase of this vision. To realize the benefits of this activity, NASA needs a comprehensive, well-validated, and prioritized set of scientific research objectives. To help establish those ob...

The Material World (2nd Edition)

This is a great book. You can use it as a reference but is a good read, if you are into the material world. Micro to macro, everything is connected.   "The unity and depth between physics and chemistry, between crystal defects and restriction enzymes, has never been served so well in a popular and visually engaging book."

Heavenly Errors: Misconceptions About the Real Nature of the Universe

Does the weather get warmer in summer because the Earth moves closer to the sun? That many people believe this is a perfect example of common sense leading to scientific misconception, the kind of misconception Neil Comins strives to set straight in Heavenly Errors. Comins is particularly eager to stamp out errors about astronomy, his field, and in his book he explores--and corrects--1,500 "commonly held" astronomical beliefs. Along ...

Handbook of Indigenous Foods Involving Alkaline Fermentation

"The book is directed at an academic and professional audience―graduate students, researchers in food science and technology, and those working in nutrition, dietetics, food microbiology, and related disciplines. Highly recommended for academic libraries." Handbook of Indigenous Foods Involving Alkaline Fermentation offers insight into the microbiology and chemistry of the fermentation processes. This book serves graduate students an...

The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-ray Bursts, the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe

"This unusual and stimulating book on Gamma Ray Bursts describes theory and observations in laymen's language, mixed with history, science politics, controversy and personalities. Beyond the single topic of Gamma Ray Bursts it illustrates the chaotic way which science usually follows, by showing not only the successes but the many false starts which nevertheless help the process." "A wonderful book for the intellectually curious of a...

NOAA's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses precipitation data in many applications including hurricane forecasting. Currently, NOAA uses data collected from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite that was launched in 1997 by NASA in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. NASA is now making plans to launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission in 2013 to succeed TRM...

Origins: The Quest for Our Cosmic Roots

I highly recommend this book. It is a clear and fascinating account. Highly readable and informative. If you ever wondered about this topic before, read this book! Tom Yulsman has succeeded in explaining extremely difficult concepts, such as quantum mechanics, planet, star and galaxy formation, as well as theories on the creation of the universe and life, in a concise, interesting and understandable way. His writing is both humerous ...

Protostars and Planets VI (Space Science Series)

As a vehicle for propelling forward new discoveries on stars, planets, and their origins, this latest volume in the Space Science Series is an indispensable resource for both current scientists and new students in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and the study of meteorites. " Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin"" In 1978, dedicated astrophysicists convened a conference to discuss theories and observations related to ...