- Organic Synthesis (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
- This practical book uses a wide range of examples in a versatile approach to the design of effective syntheses. Retrosynthetic analysis-a method of identifying simple starting materials for a synthesis-is introduced with emphasis on the importance of bond polarity and functional group interconversions.
- How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality
- Self-organized criticality, the spontaneous development of systems to a critical state, is the first general theory of complex systems with a firm mathematical basis. This theory describes how many seemingly desperate aspects of the world, from stock market crashes to mass extinctions, avalanches to solar flares, all share a set of simple, easily described properties.
- As biomaterials are used in medical devices, meeting needs in such diverse surgical disciplines as ophthalmology, cardiology, neuromuscular surgery, orthopaedics, dentistry, etc., they must have intimate contact with patient's tissue or body fluids, providing a real physical interface which seriously restricts developments.
- Environmental Statistics with S-PLUS (Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics)
- A clear, comprehensive treatment of the subject, Environmental Statistics with S-PLUS surveys the vast array of statistical methods used to collect and analyze environmental data. The book explains what these methods are, how to use them, and where to find references to them. In addition, it provides insight into what to think about before you collect environmental data, how to collect the data, and how to make sense of it after collection.