Scientific Instruments Books

  • Explaining the Climate

    This book gathers together the scientific knowlege necessary for younger readers to understand the climate, its mechanisms and phenomena. All topics are dealt with in an understandable yet informative manner - from the effects of lattiude to those of altitude, from the history of climates to the geography of great climatic regions, and from ...

  • Ocean Sciences Bridging the Millennia

    Since the rise of ancient civilizations, human curiosity has led to relentless exploration in an attempt to understand the oceans that cover 70% of our planet. The findings of ancient maritime explorers still form the foundation of modern knowledge and research, which benefit from increasingly precise instruments and platforms such as large ...

  • A guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    The Convention on biological diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. It is the first global legal instrument to comprehensivly address all aspects of biological diversity. The ...

  • A guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    The Convention on biological diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. It is the first global legal instrument to comprehensivly address all aspects of biological diversity. The ...

  • Electron Beam Microanalysis

    In recent years the development of new scientific instruments and techniques has made microanalysis an essential and powerful tool for the materials scientist. The ability to chemically characterize small, included particles or second-phase materials down to one micrometer (1 µm) in diameter and to determine the nature of surfaces with a depth ...

  • Future Perspectives of Space Plasma and Particle Instrumentation and International Collaborations

    Future perspectives on space-borne/ground-based state-of-the-art scientific instruments, exploration space missions, and advanced modeling/simulation methods, are intensively discussed from multilateral viewpoints regarding solar-terrestrial physics, space plasma, upper atmospheric observations for the Earth and planets. In addition to innovative ...

  • Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

    Hardly a day goes by without news headlines concerning infectious disease threats. Currently the spectre of a pandemic of influenza A|H1N1 is raising its head, and heated debates are taking place about the pro’s and con’s of vaccinating young girls against human papilloma virus. For an evidence-based and responsible communication of infectious ...

  • Climate Change in the South Pacific: Impacts and Responses in Australia, New Zealand, and Small Island States

    The contributors to this book focus on climate change issues in Australia, New Zealand and the small island nations in the South Pacific, as the world struggles to formulate responses and cope with possible impacts of global warming. The emphasis is on the scientific, political and legal issues that frame the climate change debate. An effort ...

  • Structure and Agent in the Scientific Diplomacy of Climate Change

    Research input constitutes a key component in the development of international environmental regime formation. Science-policy interaction is, however, complex and difficult, particularly because it is an encounter between two distinct systems of behaviour: the scientific ideal of impartiality and disinterestedness and the political reality of ...

  • Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences offers a comprehensive overview of the wide ranging applications of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the fundamental materials properties at the nano-, micro- and meso-scale, which underpin research in the related fields of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. ...

  • Strategies of Life Detection

    The search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, to compare ...

  • Topics in Environmental Economics

    Topics in Environmental Economics brings together in one volume a selection of research reports on five priority areas of environmental economics: policy instruments, cost-benefit analysis, cost efficiency, contingent valuation, and experimental economics. The contributions are written by a select group of scholars of international repute. ...

  • The Unsolved Universe: Challenges for the Future

    The reviews and highlights included in this book of proceedings of the plenary sessions, of the Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting (2002), cover some of the major fields and projects which will determine the research in astronomy in the next decades. The highlights have been presented by young astronomers from several European ...

  • Geomagnetic Field Variations

    Earth’s magnetic field is currently changing dramatically. Is the observed decrease of the dipole moment indicating a future polarity transition? What would be the effects of such a drastic change on system Earth? Can any positive or negative effects on our biosphere or even humans be expected?This book gives a first overview about the geomagnetic ...

  • Heterogeneous and Liquid Phase Processes

    The 'European Experiment on the Transport and Transformation of Environmentally Relevant Trace Constituents over Europe' (EUROTRAC) was established in 1986 to tackle the scientific problem and combine the expertise, knowledge and resources in Europe, in order to apply them over a large region covering the greater part of the continent. EUROTRAC is ...

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