How Can You Tell If a Spider is Dead?

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How Can You Tell If a Spider is Dead?

Essays explore the world of science, discussing such topics as the shape of the Earth, the speed of tornado winds, and the iron content of human milk.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

This book is addressed to those who wish to understand the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and the nature of matter as expressed in the principles of physics. The interesting atmospheric phenomena are more than applications of gravitation, of thermodynamics, of hydrodynamics, or of electrodynamics; and mastery of the results of controlled experiment and of the related theory alone does not imply an understanding of atmospheric phenomena. This distinction arises because the extent and the complexity of the atmosphere permit effects and interactions that are entirely negligible in the laboratory or are deliberately excluded from it. the objective of laboratory physics is, by isolating the relevant variables, to reveal the fundamental properties of matter; whereas the objective of atmospheric physics, or of any observational science, is to understand those phenomena that are characteristic of the whole system. For these reasons the exposition of atmospheric physics requires substantial extensions of classical physics. It also requires that understanding be based on a coherent "way of seeing" the ensemble of atmospheric phenomena. Only then is understanding likely to stimulate still more general insights.

Safety and Health in Confined Workspaces - for the Construction Industry

A Training Resource Manual

Safety and Health in Confined Workspaces - for the Construction Industry

"The NIOSH training resource manual concerning safety and health in confined workspaces in presented. The manual is intended to provide contractors and others is the construction industry with an understanding of safety and health associated with confined workspaces and the safeguards necessary to minimize hazards. Accidents in confined spaces are considered. Responsibilities for safety and health in confined workspaces are discussed. Essential processes in a confined workspace hazard control program are considered. The characteristics of confined workspaces in the construction industry are examined. An analysis of confined workspace accidents is presented. Preliminary steps for entry into confined workspaces are noted. Safe entry permits are illustrated. Workspace testing and monitoring are discussed. Atmospheric test procedures and instrumentation are described. Ventilation of confined workspaces is examined. Fire and fire protection are discussed. The physiological aspects of work in confined spaces are considered. Noise is discussed. Personal protective equipment, safety equipment, and safe practices are cited."--NIOSHTIC-2.

Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

An Introductory Text

Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students * Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web * Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments * Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 4

The Environmental Aspects of Chemical Sensitivity

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 4

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 4: The Environmental Aspects of Chemical Sensitivity is the fourth of an encyclopedic five-volume set describing the basic physiology, chemical sensitivity, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic degenerative disease studied in a 5x less polluted controlled environment. This text focuses on treatment techniques, strategies, protocols, prescriptions, and technologies. Distinguishing itself from previous works on chemical sensitivity, it explains newly understood mechanisms of chronic disease and hypersensitivity, involving core molecular function. The authors discuss new information on ground regulation system, genetics, the autonomic nervous system, and immune and non-immune functions. The book also includes the latest technology and cutting-edge techniques, numerous figures, and supporting research.

Getting the Facts

How to Organize a Labor Health Library : an Occupational Health Bibliography

Getting the Facts


The English Catalogue of Books

The English Catalogue of Books

Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.