"The Blueprints to Our Home: A Physical Geology Laboratory Manual introduces the reader to the physical processes governing our planet and demonstrates how the multiple branches of science intersect to describe our world. Developed for a full term of lab work, this supplemental text gives the users hands-on, problem-solving experience by requiring the application of practical geologic concepts. Designed to educate students about both academic and applied geology, this laboratory manual addresses issues concerning how our home, the Earth, was built, how it continues to be remodeled, where all of our resources are stored, how to keep our living space clean and healthy, and how to identify and protect ourselves against inherently dangerous areas. The accessible writing style helps readers understand the ""why"" behind the ""whata and provides practical, problem-solving exercises that demonstrate the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method. The goal of this publication to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to take advantage of the countless benefits our planet offers, while minimizing the risk of encountering potential hazards. As such, developing the necessary skills to read the blueprints of our home will foster an appreciation for the magnificence and complexity with which our planet operates and a desire to preserve and protect it. Elli Pauli completed a double B.S. in Marine Science and Geology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL and was awarded an M.S. in Geochemistry from George Washington University. She is now the laboratory coordinator for the introductory geology courses at George Washington University, and is a professional lecturer in numerous colleges and universities throughout the Washington Metro Area, teaching classes in Environmental Geology, Physical Geology, Physical Geography and Geo-hazards and Land-use Planning. She has also worked with the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History in the Department of Mineral Sciences and United States Geological Survey."
Suburban sprawl, advertising clutter, vast industrial plantations of spindly pines punctuated by stone-lined gutters in place of streams--this was the thoroughly modern landscape of Germany by the turn of the century. Most people ignored the devastating changes in their environment, or quickly rationalized them away as the price that had to be paid for "progress." But in 1904, three-quarters of a century before Greenpeace, one group arose that did not compromise on conservation: the movement for "homeland-protection," or "Heimatschutz."
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This book covers the main mathematical and numerical models in computational electrocardiology, ranging from microscopic membrane models of cardiac ionic channels to macroscopic bidomain, monodomain, eikonal models and cardiac source representations. These advanced multiscale and nonlinear models describe the cardiac bioelectrical activity from the cell level to the body surface and are employed in both the direct and inverse problems of electrocardiology. The book also covers advanced numerical techniques needed to efficiently carry out large-scale cardiac simulations, including time and space discretizations, decoupling and operator splitting techniques, parallel finite element solvers. These techniques are employed in 3D cardiac simulations illustrating the excitation mechanisms, the anisotropic effects on excitation and repolarization wavefronts, the morphology of electrograms in normal and pathological tissue and some reentry phenomena. The overall aim of the book is to present rigorously the mathematical and numerical foundations of computational electrocardiology, illustrating the current research developments in this fast-growing field lying at the intersection of mathematical physiology, bioengineering and computational biomedicine. This book is addressed to graduate student and researchers in the field of applied mathematics, scientific computing, bioengineering, electrophysiology and cardiology.
This brief book is a call to common sense on issues of import for centuries to come. Politics have dictated the position NASA takes on almost every issue. The position of the Administration and the funding from the Congress have dictated decisions and actions that no good engineer could arrive at. It is time for a change. The author is a retired scientist and engineer with strong credentials and a heartfelt desire to see NASA step up to addressing the gravity issues, something that they have refused to do for 45 years. Drugs and exercise are not the answer for a three year trip to Mars.
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