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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.