16.Silk Road, The―China and the Karakorum Highway: A Travel Companion Paperback – October 14, 2014
by Jonathan Tucker (Author), Paul Theroux (Author)
Stretching from the ancient Chinese capital of Xian across the expanses of Central Asia to Rome, the Silk Road was, for 2,000 years, a vibrant network of arteries that carried the lifeblood of nations across the world. From the East came silk, tea, jade, paper, porcelain, spices and Buddhism; from the West, horses, weapons, lions, precious stones and cotton. From its earliest beginnings in the days of Alexander the Great and the Han Dynasty, the Silk Road expanded and evolved, reaching its peak under the Tang and Byzantine empires and gradually crumbling with the decline of the Mongol empire. In this beautifully illustrated book, which covers the China section of the Silk Road–from Xian through Loulan, Korla, Turfan and Khotan to Kashgar and onwards to India–Tucker uses traveler’s anecdotes and a wealth of literary and historical sources to celebrate the cultural heritage of the countries that lie along the Silk Road and illuminate the lives of those who once traveled through the very heart of the world.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (April 28, 2015)
17.Modern Analytical Geochemistry: An Introduction to Quantitative Chemical Analysis Techniques for Earth, Environmental and Materials Scientists (Longman Geochemistry Series) 1st Edition
by Robin Gill (Author)
A comprehensive handbook of analytical techniques in geochemistry which provides the student and the professional with an understanding of the wide spectrum of different analytical methods that can be applied to Earth and environmental materials, together with a critical appreciation of their relative merits and limitations.
Series: Longman Geochemistry Series
Hardcover: 342 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 22, 2016)
18.Light Scattering by Ice Crystals: Fundamentals and Applications 1st Edition
by Kuo-Nan Liou (Author), Ping Yang (Author)
This research volume outlines the scientific foundations that are central to our current understanding of light scattering, absorption and polarization processes involving ice crystals. It also demonstrates how data from satellite remote sensing of cirrus clouds can be combined with radiation parameterizations in climate models to estimate the role of these clouds in temperature and precipitation responses to climate change. Providing a balanced treatment of the fundamentals and applications, this book synthesizes the authors' own work, as well as that of other leading researchers in this area. Numerous illustrations are included, including three-dimensional schematics, to provide a concise discussion of the subject and enable easy visualization of the key concepts. This book is intended for active researchers and advanced graduate students in atmospheric science, climatology, and remote sensing, as well as scholars in related fields such as ice microphysics, electromagnetic wave propagation, geometric optics, radiative transfer and cloud-climate interactions.
Hardcover: 460 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2016)