Short items

Electronic waste management

R E Hester and R M Harrison (eds) 

Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing 2009 | 328pp | ?49.95 (HB) ISBN 9780854041121 

Huge quantities of e-waste - such as televisions, personal computers, LCD and plasma displays, mobile phones, washing machines and refrigerators - are discarded annually. 

Following an introduction and overview by Martin Goosey of Loughborough University, this book discusses the full range of e-waste management issues, especially in light of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive (Weee directive). 

Mechanisms of atmospheric oxidation of the alkanes

Jack G Calvert  et al 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2008 | 1008pp | ?162.50 (HB) ISBN 9780195365818 

Alkanes play an important role in photochemical ozone formation, global warming and stratospheric chemistry for use in atmospheric models. 

This book discusses the role of alkanes, their oxidation products, and haloalkanes in the atmosphere. Existing kinetic and photochemical data are reviewed, including their use in the development of new atmospheric chemistry models. 

Manufacturing of pharmaceutical proteins: from technology to economy

Stefan Behme 

Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-Blackwell 2009 | 404pp | ?80.00 (HB) ISBN 9783527324446 

The book is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including technology and facilities, and regulatory issues, as well as costing and timeline aspects for supply chain implementation. It explores the roles, correlations between and terminology of the different disciplines engaged in the production of biopharmaceutical products. 

Dictionary of nanotechnology, colloid and interface science

Laurier L Schramm 

Weinhein, Germany: Wiley-VCH 2008 | 308pp | ?85.00 (HB) ISBN 9783527322039 

Colloid science is generally regarded to have started with the work of Thomas Graham in the early 1800s. Since then the subject of colloid and interface science has blossomed and so has the associated terminology.  

This dictionary gives definitions of the major terms used in the field of colloid and interface science, together with those used in the associated field of nanotechnology which has developed enormously in the past 20 years. 

Compendium of polymer terminology and nomenclature: IUPAC recommendations 2008 

Richard G Jones et al 

Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing / IUPAC 2009 | 464pp | ?129.95 (HB) ISBN 9780854044917 

This is an expansion and revision of the ’bible’ of polymer terminology and nomenclature first published in 1991 as the so-called Purple Book issued by the polymer division of IUPAC.It covers the terminology used in many and varied aspects of polymer science as well as the nomenclature of several types of polymer, including regular and irregular single-strand organic polymers, copolymers and regular double-strand (ladder and spiro) organic polymers.  

The advanced materials revolution :  technology and economic growth in the age of globalization 

Sanford L Moskowitz 

Hoboken, US: John Wiley 2009 | 255pp | ?50.50 (HB) ISBN 9780471615262 

This book investigates the emerging international advanced materials industry. It examines the ways in which science, technology, business and markets have converged to produce this dynamic industry.  

It illuminates the major differences in how the world’s two economic superpowers - the US and the EU - perceive and carry forward the technology creation process.