Auf Jagd im Untergrund
Author: Matthias Reich
Der ideale Einstieg in die faszinierende Welt der Tiefbohrtechnik. Ob wir es wollen oder nicht: unsere moderne Gesellschaft ist abhängig von Öl und Gas! Die Zeiten, in denen die begehrten Rohstoffe einfach aus der Erde sprudelten, sind längst vorbei. Die heutige Suche nach Öl und Gas ist ein Abenteuer der Superlative. Moderne Bohrungen können bis zu 12 Kilometer weit reichen, es herrschen Temperaturen wie im Backofen, Drücke wie unter den Reifen eines landenden Jumbo-Jets. Ein Hightech-Bohrstrang muss unter diesen Bedingungen jedoch zuverlässig funktionieren! Das Buch erklärt dem Leser in leicht verständlicher und anschaulicher Weise, wie eine moderne Tiefbohrung „abgeteuft“ wird.
Author: Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz
Renewable Energy normally refers to usable energy sources that are an alternative to fuel sources, but without the negatively evaluated consequences of the replaced fuels. Although energy issues have a long tradition in sociology and other social sciences, it may now be high time to conceptualize these in sociological terms as the lynchpin in our understanding of the way societies are set to develop in the 21st century. This concise book focuses on sociological attempts at better framing contemporary theories of energy transformations and to deliver an accessible overview on the relationships between different types of renewable energy sources and their practical usages in modern societies. A strong focus is laid upon new forms of environmental governance and unavoidable knowledge gaps triggered by attempts to transform contemporary energy systems to renewable ones. Critical topics include the challenge of transition from centralized to decentralized system structures, the integration of renewable energies into existing energy structures or the replacement of these, coping strategies to unforeseen risks and conflict issues, and socio-cultural reservations to new technologies connected to renewable energies.
Ignoranz, Unwissenheit und vor allem bewusstes Nicht-Wissen-Wollen gelten in den heutigen »Wissensgesellschaften« nach wie vor als anstößig. Nichtwissen wird als schnellstens zu behebender Mangel an vermeintlich unverzichtbarem Wissen begriffen. Demgegenüber rücken die Beiträge dieses Bandes aus Sicht verschiedener Disziplinen den vielfältigen Nutzen des Nichtwissens in unterschiedlichen sozialen Kontexten ins Licht - ohne dessen Nachteile zu bestreiten. Sie zeigen: Aktives Nichtwissen schützt vor Informationsüberlastung, vor verletzendem oder diskriminierendem Wissen und falschen Eindeutigkeiten, kann aber auch strategisch zum eigenen Vorteil genutzt werden.
Das Rheologie Handbuch
Author: Thomas G. Mezger
Publisher: FARBE UND LACK
Um die Möglichkeiten der Rheologie in der industriellen Praxis zielgerichtet einsetzen zu können, ist ein fundiertes theoretisches Grundwissen, aber auch ein praxisorientiertes Verständnis für Versuche zur Materialcharakterisierung erforderlich. Genau dort setzt das Standardwerk von Thomas Mezger nun bereits in der fünften Auflage an: Die neue, überarbeitete Auflage wurde um zahlreiche Beispieleaus der Praxis ergänzt und bringt sowohl Anfängern als auch fortgeschrittenen Anwendern eine Vielzahl an praktischen Einsatzmöglichkeiten der Rheologie näher. Eine aktualisierte Übersicht relevanter Normen sowie ein neues Kapitel zur Pulver-Rheologie runden das verständliche Lehrbuch ab.
The Deep Hot Biosphere
Author: Thomas Gold
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book sets forth a set of truly controversial and astonishing theories: First, it proposes that below the surface of the earth is a biosphere of greater mass and volume than the biosphere the total sum of living things on our planet's continents and in its oceans. Second, it proposes that the inhabitants of this subterranean biosphere are not plants or animals as we know them, but heat-loving bacteria that survive on a diet consisting solely of hydrocarbons that is, natural gas and petroleum. And third and perhaps most heretically, the book advances the stunning idea that most hydrocarbons on Earth are not the byproduct of biological debris ("fossil fuels"), but were a common constituent of the materials from which the earth itself was formed some 4.5 billion years ago. The implications are astounding. The theory proposes answers to often-asked questions: Is the deep hot biosphere where life originated, and do Mars and other seemingly barren planets contain deep biospheres? Even more provocatively, is it possible that there is an enormous store of hydrocarbons upwelling from deep within the earth that can provide us with abundant supplies of gas and petroleum? However far-fetched these ideas seem, they are supported by a growing body of evidence, and by the indisputable stature and seriousness Gold brings to any scientific debate. In this book we see a brilliant and boldly original thinker, increasingly a rarity in modern science, as he develops potentially revolutionary ideas about how our world works.
Nuclear energy and the fossil fuels
Author: Marion King Hubbert, American Petroleum Institute. Division of Production. Southern District, Shell Development Company. Exploration and Production Research Division
Author: J.M.G. Cowie, Valeria Arrighi
Publisher: CRC Press
Extensively revised and updated to keep abreast of recent advances, Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition continues to provide a broad-based, high-information text at an introductory, reader-friendly level that illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of polymer science. Adding or amending roughly 50% of the material, this new edition strengthens its aim to contribute a comprehensive treatment by offering a wide and balanced selection of topics across all aspects of the chemistry and physics of polymer science, from synthesis and physical properties to applications. Although the basics of polymer science remain unchanged, significant discoveries in the area of control over molecular weight, macromolecular structure and architecture, and the consequent ability to prepare materials with specific properties receive extensive mention in the third edition. Expanded chapters include controlled radical polymerizations, metallocene chemistry, and the preparation of block and graft copolymers, as well as multiarmed and dendritic structures. Reflecting the growth of polymer applications in industry, the book presents detailed examples to illustrate polymer use in electronic, biological, and medical settings. The authors introduce new understandings of rheological behavior and replace old and outmoded methods of polymer characterization with new and up-to-date techniques. Also new to this edition are a series of problems at the end of each chapter that will test whether the reader has understood the various points and in some cases expand on that knowledge. An accompanying solutions manual is also available for qualifying course adoptions. Offering the highest quality, comprehensive coverage of polymer science in an affordable, accessible format, Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition continues to provide undergraduate and graduate students and professors with the most complete and current coverage of modern polymer science.
Bayesian statistics has exploded into biology and its sub-disciplines, such as ecology, over the past decade. The free software program WinBUGS, and its open-source sister OpenBugs, is currently the only flexible and general-purpose program available with which the average ecologist can conduct standard and non-standard Bayesian statistics. Comprehensive and richly commented examples illustrate a wide range of models that are most relevant to the research of a modern population ecologist All WinBUGS/OpenBUGS analyses are completely integrated in software R Includes complete documentation of all R and WinBUGS code required to conduct analyses and shows all the necessary steps from having the data in a text file out of Excel to interpreting and processing the output from WinBUGS in R
Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, Mayer explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In this second edition, Mayer includes double the number of experimental comparisons, 6 new principles - signalling, segmenting, pertaining, personalization, voice and image principles. The 12 principles of multimedia instructional design have been reorganized into three sections - reducing extraneous processing, managing essential processing and fostering generative processing. Finally an indication of the maturity of the field is that the second edition highlights boundary conditions for each principle research-based constraints on when a principle is likely or not likely to apply. The boundary conditions are interpreted in terms of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and help to enrich theories of multimedia learning.
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Author: Helene Hegemann
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
'Horrible lives are a godsend,' writes 16-year-old Mifti in her diary. Since the death of her mother, she has been living in Berlin in an increasingly dire state of disarray. Diagnosed as a 'pseudo stress-debilitated' problem child, she becomes enmeshed in the Berlin party scene, surviving her so called life through a haze of sex, drugs and club culture. What sets Mifti apart is her hypersensitivity and her open, questioning curiosity about an older generation that doesn't seem to be able to care for its children. Torn between genius and madness, she delves into the language of adults, their conventions and toys with what she calls, 'the general decay of their worlds, where the pursuit of prosperity has led to neglect'.