by Alumni: Science and technology
U. Ayres, AB'52, SB'54, Accounting for Resources,
1: Economy--wide Applications of Mass Balance to Materials and
Waste (Edward Elgar Publishing), with L. W. Ayres; Accounting
for Resources, 2: The Life Cycle of Materials (Edward Elgar
Publishing), with L. W. Ayres; Global Aspects of the Environment,
Volumes 1, 2 (Edward Elgar Publishing), with K. J. Button
and P. Nijkamp, editors; and Eco--Restructuring: Implications
for Sustainable Development (United Nations University Press),
with P. M. Weaver, editors. The first book discusses the use of
resources and the dispersion of waste, while the second tracks
the life cycle of specific elements to estimate the generation
and dissipative uses of material wastes. The third book is a two--volume
collection on global environmental issues in fields such as theoretical
ecology, industrial economy, and environmental science. The fourth
book offers an eco--restructuring plan for sustainable development,
focusing on shifts in technology and lifestyles needed to harmonize
human activities with natural systems.
AB'81, The Earth System (Prentice Hall). Addressing global
change from an Earth systems perspective, Kump emphasizes lessons
from Earth's history that may guide future global change decisions.
Interactive Embryology: The Human Embryo Program (Sinauer
Associates). This interactive CD--textbook offers a series of movies
simulating developmental events in human embryos, with accompanying
diagrams and descriptions.
B. Little, AB'79,
and J. Blitz, editors, Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Chemically
Modified Surfaces (Royal Society of Chemistry). This compilation
of papers from the Seventh International Symposium on Chemically
Modified Surfaces in 1998, covers such fields as scanning probe
microscopy, plasma polymerization, and molecular modeling.
AB'98, GTK+/Gnome Application Development (New Riders Publishing).
Pennington's book on GTK+/Gnome application development explains
how to develop graphical applications for GNU/Linux computer systems.
AM'68, PhD'69, Spikes, Decisions, and Actions: The Dynamical
Foundations of Neuroscience (Oxford University Press). Wilson's
explanation of nonlinear dynamics as the framework for understanding
brain function and behavior is accompanied by a CD--ROM containing
computer simulations illustrating dynamical aspects of brain function.