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So You Want to Be An Engineer/Scientist/Entrepreneur?

In addition to all the scientific and technical journals and resources, the JPL Library also has books related to planning and managing careers as engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. All the electronic books can be accessed from within the JPL network, then moved to mobile devices for later reading. Our license with publishers prohibits redistribution of the chapters or books; if you would like to recommend others about certain book, please ask them to download the chapters/books by themselves.

Electronic books related to engineering and scientific careers:

There are additional print books on the subject. Search the Library’s BEACON catalog [http://beacon.worldcat.org] or contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext. 4-4200.

Treatise on Geochemistry (c2014) Online

JPL Library is very happy to announce that the latest edition (2015) of Treatise on Geochemistry is available online from within the JPL network.  Click the title above to go to the Table of Content page on the publisher’s web site.

This extensively updated new edition of the widely acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry has increased its coverage beyond the range of geochemical subject areas in the first edition, with five new volumes which include: the history of the atmosphere, geochemistry of mineral deposits, archaeology and anthropology, organic geochemistry and analytical geochemistry. Comparing this second edition to the original one, 27% were republished without major changes, 66% were revised and 126 new chapters were added. Here is a list of the volume titles:

  1. Meteorites and Cosmochemical Processes
  2. Planets, Asteroids, Comets and the Solar System
  3. The Mantle and Core
  4. The Crust
  5. The Atmosphere
  6. The History of the Atmosphere
  7. Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils
  8. The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry
  9. Sediments, Diagenesis and Sedimentary Rocks
  10. Mineral Deposits
  11. Organic Geochemistry
  12. Biogeochemistry
  13. Environmental Geochemistry
  14. Archaeology and Anthropology
  15. Analytical Geochemistry
  16. Index

With the online version, from the Table-of-Contents page, you can browse and navigate by clicking on the “+” sign in front of volume and chapter titles. There is a Subject Index and Author index on the left-hand side, and keyword search box on the top of the page. When reading the articles online, there are hyperlinks allowing for navigation within. The individual articles can be downloaded for off-line reading as well. The Library’s license with the publisher prohibits re-distribution to other people, so if you would want to recommend others about certain articles, please ask them to access and download the articles themselves. You may email the URLs, but not the PDF files.

For more questions and comments about this and other electronic resources, please contact the Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200 or email library@jpl.nasa.gov

 

Treatise on Geophysics (c2015) Online

JPL Library is very happy to announce that the latest edition (2015) of Treatise on Geophysics is available online from within the JPL network.  Click the title above to go to the Table of Content page on the publisher’s web site.

Treatise on Geophysics is the only comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and integrated summary of the present state of geophysics. Offering an array of articles from some of the top scientists around the world, this important reference work deals with all major parts of Solid-Earth Geophysics, including a volume on the terrestrial planets and moons in our solar system. The print version is published in 11 volumes, and each volume is like a textbook on subject. Here is a list of the title of the first 10 volumes, while volume 11 provides index to the whole set:

1 – Seismology and Structure of the Earth

2 – Mineral Physics

3 – Geodesy

4 – Earthquake Seismology

5 – Geomagnetism

6 – Crustal and Lithosphere Dynamics

7 – Mantle Dynamics

8 – Core Dynamics

9 – Evolution of the Earth

10 – Planets and Moons

With the online version, from the Table-of-Contents page, you can browse and navigate by clicking on the “+” sign in front of volume and chapter titles. There is a Subject Index and Author index on the left-hand side, and keyword search box on the top of the page. When reading the articles online, there are hyperlinks allowing for navigation within. The individual articles can be downloaded for off-line reading as well. The Library’s license with the publisher prohibits re-distribution to other people, so if you would want to recommend others about certain articles, please ask them to access and download the articles themselves. You may email the URLs, but not the PDF files.

For more questions and comments about this and other electronic resources, please contact the Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200 or email library@jpl.nasa.gov

 

Ebooks on Creativity and Innovation

Here is a short list of ebooks on creativity and innovation.  All ebooks can be downloaded within the JPL network to a computer, then moved to a mobile device for convenient reading.  JPL purchased/subscribed ebooks are for JPL employees and contractors individual uses, redistribution is not allowed. If you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download the books themselves.

July 15, 4:00-5:00, JPL Stories: JPL Visual Strategists

JPL Stories presents:

“You Want to do What???”: And Other Questions That Artists Get When Working at JPL

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Presented by: The STUDIO

Liz Barrios | David Delgado | Dan Goods | Joby Harris | Jessie Kawata | Lois Kim

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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From brainstorming new missions, to creating new facilities, to communicating with the public, art and design is being utilized at JPL in ways you may have never imagined. Come hear from members of The Studio at JPL and see what has been happening over the past few years.

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The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.

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July 13, 12:00-1:30, Summer Movie: The Changing Face of Mars

The JPL Library and Archives is screening a series of videos at the Hub during lunch time this Summer.   Beat the heat, bring your lunch, come to the Hub, and enjoy!

On July 13th, we are showing “The Changing Face of Mars”.

The Changing Face of Mars

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars has always held the most fascination. — This is the story of the first pioneering missions to reach Mars and how each encounter resulted in surprise, dismay or delight for those who first took us there.

Since the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mariner 4 first visited the Red Planet in 1964, 38 more hopeful explorers around the world have been tasked with investigating Mars and challenging our beliefs about the mysterious planet. Only 15 of these missions have been successful, yet their findings have drastically altered our view of Mars.

This JPL – produced, 90-minute documentary is told through a mix of archival footage and interviews with the scientists and engineers who pioneered Mars exploration. It serves as the fourth installment of Baggett’s Beginnings of the Space Age documentary series chronicling the evolution of space exploration since the first rockets were launched into space.

For more information about the movie and other Library and  Archives resources and services, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200,  email library@jpl.nasa.gov., or leave a comment here.

July 1, 12:00-1:30, Career, Content and Networking for Engineers

Professional organizations such as IEEE can play an important role for an engineer’s work life, whether you are a student, Early Career Hire, or mid-career professional. George Plosker, IEEE Client Services Manager, will explores how professional organizations furthers its members careers via the provision of networking opportunities and on-going technical education.  Specific resources available to the JPL community and to IEEE members are described and demonstrated.  This talk will also touch on using IEEE Tools for job search.

There are several IEEE Fellows and Senior members among JPLers. All are welcome to stop by this session, and make it a real networking opportunity for all.

This session is sponsored by JPL Library. For questions and comments about JPL Library services and resources, please contact our Reference Desk at ext. 4-4200, email library@jpl.nasa.gov, or leave a comment here.

June 30, 12:00-1:30, Summer Movies: JPL Story 1959 & Explorer One

The JPL Library and Archives is screening a series of videos at the Hub during lunch time this Summer.   Beat the heat, bring your lunch, come to the Hub, enjoy!

On June 30th, we are showing “JPL Story 1959″ and “Explorer One”, a part of the “Beginning of the Space Age” series.

 JPL Story – 1959

This short film (9 min.) describes a multitude of JPL activities and research with historical and current scenes. It includes aerial of L.A., Rose Bowl, JPL & CIT. Plus early research, JATO, WAC Corporal, wind tunnel, DSIN, Echo and Explorer launch.

Explorer One

This document reveals how JPL and the U.S. Army could have been the first to place a satellite into Earth orbit, had they been given the chance. That opportunity was lost when the Eisenhower administration, unsure how the Soviet Union would react to a satellite launched under the aegis of the U. S. Army military, hesitated and assigned the project to a civilian-led program called Vanguard.  The Soviet launched Sputnik in October 1957, shocking the world and setting in motion the Cold War’s “Race for Space.” Only after the Vanguard rocked exploded on the launch p[ad were JPL and the U.S. Army given a chance. The result was 1958′s Explorer 1, the first successful U.S. satellite, which also delivered the first-ever scientific discovery from space.

 

Contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200 for resources and services from the Library, Archives, and Records Section.