May 2008 Archives

New Books for April



QB1 .N356 2008
The National Virtual Observatory : tools and techniques for astronomical research : proceedings of summer schools held at Aspen, Colorado, USA in 2004, 2005 and 2006
San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2008.
xxv, 713 p.
Link to MnCat Record

Reference, Non-Circulating QB14 .M553 2007
Mitton, Jacqueline.
Cambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomy
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
vi, 397 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB462.65 .I83 2007
Relativistic astrophysics : 4th Italian-Sino Workshop, Pescara, Italy 20-28 July 2007.
Melville, NY : American Institute of Physics, c2008.
xiii, 354 p. ; 28 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QB465 .U65 2008
The universe at sub-second timescales : high time resolution astrophysics : Edinburgh, Scotland, 11-13 September 2007.
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2008.
ix, 284 p. ; 25 cm.
Link to MnCat Record



QC1 .L4x 724
Topics in strangeness nuclear physics
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2007.
xi, 193 p.
Lecture notes in physics,
Link to MnCat Record

QC16.E5 S3285 2008
Schweber, S. S. (Silvan S.)
Einstein and Oppenheimer : the meaning of genius
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
xiv, 412 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC16.R8 R44 2008
Reeves, Richard, 1936-
A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford
1st ed.
New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2008.
207 p.
Link to MnCat Record


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Excerpts from my May 2008 quarterly "Web Reviews" Column:
Sci-Tech Online Social Networks (May 2008). SciTech News. 62 (2), p32-35.

Recently more and more scientists are using social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, for research purpose. The New York Times article “On Facebook, Scholars Link Up With Data� cites examples such as Colorado’s study of news dissemination, Carnegie Mellon’s investigation of privacy issues, and Harvard’s study of an entire graduating class dissecting their tastes, habits and personal identities. With so much research coming out of popular networks, it is about time that the scientific communities set down the magnifying glass and socialize a bit for themselves. These are a few such social networking sites that are specifically devoted to scientists and engineers. They trade collaborate on research ideas, post articles, and even find a friendly librarian or two! If just one of these catches on within the sci-tech library user community, they could become the next collection development tool, faculty liaison profiler, or library communication vehicle.
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Sci-Tech Online Social Networks

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