The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

Author: R. A. Bagnold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141195
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The first book to deal exclusively with the behavior of blown sand and related land forms, its accessible style makes it an enduring reference. 84 figures. 16 halftones.

Springer Handbook of Model Based Science

Author: Lorenzo Magnani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319305263
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook offers the first comprehensive reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning. It highlights the role of models as mediators between theory and experimentation, and as educational devices, as well as their relevance in testing hypotheses and explanatory functions. The Springer Handbook merges philosophical, cognitive and epistemological perspectives on models with the more practical needs related to the application of this tool across various disciplines and practices. The result is a unique, reliable source of information that guides readers toward an understanding of different aspects of model-based science, such as the theoretical and cognitive nature of models, as well as their practical and logical aspects. The inferential role of models in hypothetical reasoning, abduction and creativity once they are constructed, adopted, and manipulated for different scientific and technological purposes is also discussed. Written by a group of internationally renowned experts in philosophy, the history of science, general epistemology, mathematics, cognitive and computer science, physics and life sciences, as well as engineering, architecture, and economics, this Handbook uses numerous diagrams, schemes and other visual representations to promote a better understanding of the concepts. This also makes it highly accessible to an audience of scholars and students with different scientific backgrounds. All in all, the Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science represents the definitive application-oriented reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning.

Theory of Satellite Geodesy

Author: William M. Kaula
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152219
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Text discusses earth's gravitational field; matrices and orbital geometry; satellite orbit dynamics; geometry of satellite observations; statistical implications; and data analysis.

Factors of Soil Formation

Author: Hans Jenny
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486681289
Format: PDF
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Masterpiece offers a detailed discussion of the nature of the earth's terrestrial environment, and a method of subdividing and studying it. 1941 edition.

The Wild Places

Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440638657
Format: PDF, ePub
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?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.

Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

Author: Luna B. Leopold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139735
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A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics

Author: D. P. Craig
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135632
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Self-contained, systematic introduction examines application of quantum electrodynamics to interpretation of optical experiments on atoms and molecules and explains the quantum theory of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter.

Doppler Radar and Weather Observations

Author: R. J. Doviak
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486450600
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters. It illustrates the relation of Doppler radar data and images to atmospheric phenomena such as tornadoes, microbursts, waves, turbulence, density currents, hurricanes, and lightning. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text was written by two scientists at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Topics include electromagnetic waves and propagation, weather signals and their Doppler spectra, weather signal processing, measurements of precipitation and turbulence, and observations of winds and storms as well as fair weather. Radar images and photographs of weather phenomena highlight the text.

Chemical Magic

Author: Leonard A. Ford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136736
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Classic guide provides intriguing entertainment while elucidating sound scientific principles, with more than 100 unusual stunts: cold fire, dust explosions, a nylon rope trick, a disappearing beaker, much more.

The Origin of Continents and Oceans

Author: Alfred Wegener
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143899
Format: PDF, ePub
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A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. 64 illustrations. 1966 edition.