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Physical Fluid Dynamics
Physical Fluid Dynamics
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0198544936
This book presents the physics of incompressible flow for the benefit of students and others who need to understand fluid motion. In this new edition, much of the material is new or rewritten, but the purpose and style of the first edition are retained. Particular emphasis is given to information obtained by experiment and observation in addition to analysis of the equations of motion. The book's primary concern is to convey a fundamental understanding of the behavior of fluids in motion. Special features include an introductory non-mathematical treatment of three particular flow configurations; extensive consideration of geophysical topics; and detailed coverage of topics that are known primarily through experimental data. Numerous photographs illustrate the phenomena discussed, and a concluding chapter demonstrates the wide applicability of fluid mechanics. New topics in the second edition include double diffusive convection and modern ideas about dynamical chaos. The discussion of instabilities has been restructured and the treatments of separation and of convection in horizontal layers considerably expanded.
Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0684163225
Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.
Home Economics: Fourteen Essays
Home Economics
Fourteen Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0865472750
Essays examine subjects such as family farms, modern universities, national defense policy, and the relationship between humanity and nature
Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics
Quantum Reality
Beyond the New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0385235690
A look at quantum physics covers wave motion, the problem with measurement, Bell's theorem, and the implications concerning the nature of reality
A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
Paperback      ISBN: 0679735666
A naturalist guides readers through the human senses, discussing the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of Earth
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
The Man Who Counted
A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
Paperback      ISBN: 0393309347
A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the "writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations. Simultaneous.
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human
The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0679734163
Examines the process of engineering design and explains what can be learned by studying unsuccessful designs and the reasons for their failure
Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular Theories About Man's Past
Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular Theories About Man's Past
Paperback      ISBN: 0879752858
Examines theories about the great flood, Noah's ark, Atlantis, ancient technology, the pyramids, and early voyages to America, and suggests rational explanations
The Home Water Supply: How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve It
The Home Water Supply
How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve It
Paperback      ISBN: 0882663240
Describes techniques for locating sources of water, explains how to drill a well, and supplies guidance on the construction of a home water system
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0062731009
Humorous cartoons illustrate basic concepts in physics.