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image: Class Notes headlineRobert 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.

Lee R. Kump, 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.

Jay Lash, PhD'54, 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.

Charles 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.

Havoc Pennington, 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.

Hugh R. Wilson, 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.

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