New Books List

Publisher:

Oxford : Butterworth Heinemann, 2002.

Call Number:

660 C855C 2002

Pages:

Volume 2 : illustration ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Chemical Engineering Volume 2 covers the properties of particulate systems, including the character of individual particles and their behaviour in fluids. Sedimentation of particles, both singly and at high concentrations, flow in packed and fluidised beads and filtration are then examined. The latter part of the book deals with separation processes, such as distillation and gas absorption, which illustrate applications of the fundamental principles of mass transfer introduced in Chemical Engineering Volume 1. In conclusion, several techniques of growing importance - adsorption, ion exchange, chromatographic and membrane separations, and process intensification - are described.
Publisher:

Mineola, N. Y. : Dover Publications, 2006.

Call Number:

541.394 H743C 2006

Pages:

xix, 330 pages : illustration ; 28 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This text teaches the principles underlying modern chemical kinetics in a clear, direct fashion, using several examples to enhance basic understanding. It features solutions to selected problems, with separate sections and appendices that cover more technical applications. Each chapter is self-contained and features an introduction that identifies its basic goals, their significance, and a general plan for their achievement. This text's important aims are to demonstrate that the basic kinetic principles are essential to the solution of modern chemical problems, and to show how the underlying question ¿ "How do chemical reactions occur?" ¿ leads to exciting, vibrant fields of modern research. The first aim is achieved by using relevant examples in presenting the basic material, and the second is attained by inclusion of chapters on surface processes, photochemistry, and reaction dynamics.
Publisher:

United Kingdom : Wiley, 2016.

Call Number:

660.2812 S642C 2016

Pages:

896 pages : illustration ; 29 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Written by a highly regarded author with industrial and academic experience, this new edition of an established bestselling book provides practical guidance for students, researchers, and those in chemical engineering. The book includes a new section on sustainable energy, with sections on carbon capture and sequestration, as a result of increasing environmental awareness; and a companion website that includes problems, worked solutions, and Excel spreadsheets to enable students to carry out complex calculations.
Publisher:

London : Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2017.

Call Number:

629.450092 K297E 2017

Pages:

387 pages, with 24 unnumbered pages of photographs : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what¿s happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home. From a natural storyteller Endurance is one of the finest examples the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.
Publisher:

Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2006.

Call Number:

662.66 P962S 2006

Pages:

xiv, 490 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book, the outgrowth of a graduate course the authors taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was designed to fill an urgent need¿the training of engineers in the production of synthetic fuels to replace dwindling supplies of natural ones. The authors presented synthetic fuels as a unified engineering subject, while recognizing that many of its principles are well-understood aspects of various engineering fields. The presentation begins with a review of chemical and physical fundamentals and conversion fundamentals, and proceeds to coal gasification and gas upgrading. Subsequent chapters examine liquids and clean solids produced from coal, liquids obtained from oil shale and tar sands, biomass conversion, and environmental, economic, and related aspects of synthetic fuel use. The text is directed toward beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates in chemical and mechanical engineering, but should also appeal to students from other disciplines, including environmental, mining, petroleum, and industrial engineering, as well as chemistry. It also serves as a reference and guide for professionals.
Publisher:

San Francisco, CA : Prentice Hall, 2016.

Call Number:

604.2 G455T 2016

Pages:

Various pagings.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The 15th edition of Giesecke¿s, Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics is a comprehensive introduction and detailed reference for creating 3D models and 2D documentation drawings. Expanding on its reputation as a trusted reference, this edition expands on the role that the 3D CAD database plays in design and documentation. The text maintains its excellent integration of illustrations with text and consistent navigational features to make it easy to find and look up important information.
Publisher:

New York : Random House, 2016.

Call Number:

616.99424 K141W 2016

Pages:

xix, 228 pages : illustration ; 20 cm

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.