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准备好去流浪了吗? | Wiley《流浪地球》主题荐书

已有 663 次阅读 2019-2-14 20:30 |个人分类:Books|系统分类:博客资讯

经历了漫长的时光后,太阳终于走到了生命的尽头。它的光芒开始增强,它的体积开始膨胀,表面逐渐接近原本距离太阳表面1亿5千万公里的地球轨道,并将它吞没。

那么,我们是不是该准备跑路,准备“流浪地球”了?不,请先等等。

道路千万条,安利第一条。开年不读书,年终两行泪。

先读一读这些书,再流浪也不迟。

Aircraft Control Allocation

《飞行器控制分配》

Author(s): Wayne Durham

First published:4 November 2016

DESCRIPTION

Aircraft Control Allocation addresses the problem of allocatingsupposed redundant flight controls. It provides introductory material on flightdynamics and control to provide the context, and then describes in detail thegeometry of the problem. The book includes a large section on solution methods,including 'Banks' method', a previously unpublished procedure. Generalized inverses are also discussed at length. There is an introductory section onlinear programming solutions, as well as an extensive and comprehensive appendix dedicated to linear programming formulations and solutions. Discrete-time, or frame-wise allocation, is presented, including rate-limiting, nonlinear data, and preferred solutions.

Contemporary Planetary Robotics: An Approach Toward Autonomous Systems

《现代行星机器人:自动系统方法》

Editor(s): Yang Gao

First published:12 August 2016

DESCRIPTION

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the key techniquesand technologies that help to achieve autonomous space systems for cost-effective, high performing planetary robotic missions. Main topics covered include roboticvision, surface navigation, manipulation, mission operations and autonomy, being explained in both theoretical principles and practical use cases.

The book recognizes the importance of system design hence discusses practices and tools that help take mission concepts to baseline design solutions, making it a practical piece of scientific reference suited to avariety of practitioners in planetary robotics.

Aerospace Actuators: Needs, Reliability and Hydraulic Power Solutions

《航空制动器:需求,可靠性以及液压动力解决方案》

Author(s): Jean‐Charles Maré

First published:24 June 2016

DESCRIPTION

This book is the first of a series of volumes that cover the topicof aerospace actuators following a systems-based approach.

This first volume provides general information on actuators andtheir reliability, and focuses on hydraulically supplied actuators. Emphasis isput on hydraulic power actuators as a technology that is used extensively forall aircraft, including newer aircraft.

Currently, takeovers by major corporations of smaller companies inthis field is threatening the expertise of aerospace hydraulics and hasinevitably led to a loss of expertise. Further removal of hydraulics teachingin engineering degrees means there is a need to capitalize efforts in this field in order to move it forward as a means of providing safer, greener, cheaper and faster aerospace services.

  Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

       《挑战地球:人类世人类的命运》

Author(s): Clive Hamilton

First published: 28 June 2017

Print ISBN: 9781509519743

DESCRIPTION

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth System as a whole, bringing on a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – one in which the serene and clement conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing and we quail before 'the wakened giant'.

The emergence of a conscious creature capable of using technology to bring about a rupture in the Earth's geochronology is an event of monumental significance, on a par with the arrival of civilisation itself.

What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Some interpret the Anthropocene as no more than a development of what they already know, obscuring and deflating its profound significance. But the Anthropocene demands that we rethink everything. The modern belief in the free, reflexive being making its own future by taking control of its environment – even to the point of geoengineering – is now impossible because we have rendered the Earth more unpredictable and less controllable, a disobedient planet.

At the same time, all attempts by progressives to cut humans down to size by attacking anthropocentrism come up against the insurmountable fact that human beings now possess enough power to change the Earth's course. It's too late to turn back the geological clock, and there is no going back to premodern ways of thinking.

We must face the fact that humans are at the centre of the world, even if we must give the idea that we can control the planet. These truths call for a new kind of anthropocentrism, a philosophy by which we might use our power responsibly and find a way to live on a defiant Earth.

  Peak Energy: Myth or Reality?

《能量峰值:神话还是现实?》

Author(s): M. R. Islam James G. Speight

First published: 13 May 2016

Print ISBN: 9781118549421

DESCRIPTION

Does the Earth contain enough oil to provide energy for the human race indefinitely? If not, how long will the oil last? What about renewable energy technologies like wind and solar? Will they be able to supply an indefinite supply of energy for the human race? If not, how long will it last? And what role does overpopulation play in our world's energy supply? Even with multiple forms of energy available, how long will it last as long as more and more humans, and therefore more industries and energy consumption, are added? Taking a long-held theory called "Peak Oil Theory" the authors of this groundbreaking new text examine the theory of "Peak Energy" to examine all of these questions.

Crude oil and natural gas are the major sources of fuel used to supply energy for various needs. Users of crude oil and natural gas must take into account that these energy sources are, without doubt, non-renewable depleting resources, and the cost of extraction depends not only on the current rate of production but also on the amount of cumulative production. In fact, many pundits believe projections that the world is rapidly apprpaching a precipice, after which crude oil and natural gas will no longer be in ready supply.

This phenomenon has given rise to the peak oil theory – peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of petroleum recovery from the reservoir is reached, after which the rate of petroleum production enters terminal decline. From this concept has emerged the wider concept of the peak energy theory which, as it is related to the availability of all fossil fuels, is also subject to decline with fossil fuel use.

This text, written by two of the world's most well-known, respected, and prolific writers in the energy industry, is a fascinating study of our world's energy needs and the future of the multi-source energy supply on this planet. Whether oil and gas, wind, solar, geothermal, or even nuclear, all sources of energy have their limits, and we, as scientists, engineers, and consumers of energy need to be knowledgeable on these topics. This book is a must-have for any engineer, student, scientist, or even layperson interested in energy and the idea of energy sustainability on planet Earth

   Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems: Closing the Ethical Loophole of Social Sustainability

《能源系统生命周期评估:弥补社会可持续性的伦理漏洞》

Author(s): Nicholas Sakellariou

First published: 11 May 2018

Print ISBN: 9781119418160

DESCRIPTION

Energy and sustainability are two of the most important and often most misunderstood subjects in our world today. As these two subjects have grown in importance over the last few decades, interest in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model has grown as well, as a potentially crucial tool in understanding and striving towards sustainability in energy systems. Not just wind and solar systems, but all energy systems, need to be understood through this model. 

Wind and solar power have the potential to decentralize the U.S. energy system by offering local communities electricity and economic support, depending on the scale and design of projects. Nevertheless, every energy technology potentially faces environmental costs, lay and expert opposition, and risks to public health. Engineers play a central role as designers, builders, and operators in energy systems. As they extend their expertise into electrical, mechanical and chemical fields, from fossil fuel-based systems to renewable energy systems, “sustainability” is steadily becoming one of the key criteria engineers apply in their work. This groundbreaking new study argues that engineering cultures foster sustainability by adopting assumptions and problem-solving practices as part of their identities when designing and building engineering projects.

This work examines the politics of creating, utilizing, and modifying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the construction of renewable energy systems.  The only volume of its kind ever written, it is a must-have for any engineer, scientist, manager, or other professional working in or interested in Life Cycle Assessment and its relation to energy systems and impact on environmental and economic sustainability.

   Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, 2nd Edition

《替代能源系统与应用》第2版

Author(s): B. K. Hodge

First published: 16 March 2017

Print ISBN: 9781119109211

DESCRIPTION

The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies.

This book was designed to help engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions.

Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more.

Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy.

Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems.

Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear.

Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website

While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.  




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