The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology contains in-depth presentations on all of today's critical technology areas, including:
Materials synthesis and processing
Electronic and photonic materials synthesis and processing
Electronic and photonic materials
High performance metals and alloys
Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing
Intelligent process equipment
Micro- and nano-fabrication
Microelectronics and opto-electronics
High performance computing and networking
High definition imaging and displays
Sensors and signal processing
Data storage and peripherals
Computer simulation and modeling
Surface transportation technologies
Pollution remediation and waste management
These technologies were specified as critical by a thirteen-member National Critical Technologies panel composed of government and private-sector members and chaired by chemist William D. Phillips.
The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology contains in-depth first-principle and applications descriptions of all the major emerging technologies in the physical sciences, inlcluding:
Advanced semiconductor devices
Digital imaging technology
Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing
High-density data storage
The completely revised and updated Second Edition includes the following contributions:
Thirty-one from the University of California that cover subjects ranging from nuclear energy, materials, mathematics, astronomy, and computers to anti-ballistic missile defense systems and laser applications
Eighteen from the AT&T Bell Laboratories that cover communications disciplines, such as digital speech processing, telecommunications switching, and optical fibers
Eleven from NASA that cover astronomy, atmospheric sciences, and space flight
Nine from the University of Illinois that cover subjects ranging from manufacturing process technology and scientific information services to environmental data acquisition and very large scale integration (VLSI design)
Eight from United States Navy Research Centers that cover x-ray lasers and telecommunications through non-linear optics and fluid dynamics
Eight from the California Institute of Technology that cover astronomy, space sciences, and parallel computing
Eight from the University of Colorado that cover subjects ranging from atomic physics ad geochemistry to telecommunications and the materials for microcircuitry
Seven from the Electric Power Research Institute that cover power generation systems and air pollution
Six from Cornell University that cover the solar system, bioprocess engineering, lasers, and dynamics
Countries participating in the preparation of the Encyclopedia include:
76% United States institutions and 24% foreign institutions
12% with the European Economic Community (EEC)--7% of the contributors are from the United Kingdom, 3% are from Germany, and 1% are from Austria
1% Israel, France, and Japan
7% at institutions in Canada--the combination of the United States and Canada accounts for 83% of the contributions
The author-institution community includes contributions from a total of eighteen countries--the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Austria, EEC institutions, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, India, Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy
The number of articles contributed by each country (excluding the United States) are:
49--the United Kingdom
SUBJECT AREAS COVERED
13% Aeronautics, Materials, and Engineering
8% Astronomy and Space Technology
11% Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
14% Computer Science and Telecommunications
16% Physical, Organic, Inorganic, and Environmental Chemistry
6% Power, Propulsion, and Nuclear Technology
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Robert A. Meyers, TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CaliforniaReview:
"Five years ago, the Chicago Tribune called the first edition of this set awesome. The second edition is even better....While there will always be a lag between the discoveries of scientists and researchers in the physical sciences and the dissemination of information on them, you can depend on seeing the first complete presentation in The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. College, research, and public libraries will benefit from the addition of this set, as will private and governmental laboratories."
From the Reviews of the First Edition
"Comprehensive, current, easy to use, and authoritative....The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology has a definite place in academic and special libraries...It exceeds all of its goals of providing a scholarly encyclopedia covering the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. It is highly recommended for large public libraries with a science and technology division, academic libraries, and special libraries with an interest in science and engineering."
--BOOKLIST/REFERENCE BOOKS BULLETIN
"An awesome work of scholarship...Now comes a landmark of specialized publishing, a massive magnum opus from one of the world's most distinguished spreaders of the scientific word....For more than forty years with its renowned books, journals, monographs, and benchtop reference guides, Academic Press has helped train two generations of scientists--and made them feel guilty if they didn't keep up with their fields. Academic's new encyclopedia wisely limits its ambitions to physical science and technology, then goes so deeply into these areas as to fill fifteen volumes....Designed for the working scientist, engineer and advanced student...its very presence is newsworthy and awesome, as is the list of its advisors and contributors....As with any honest encyclopedia, this one is straightforward, authoritative, and easy to use....The encyclopedia is destined for schools, public libraries and laboratories....The encyclopedia is billed as the first of its kind and clearly sets a strong pace for any imitators."
"A big contribution as a science source."
--NANCY PRUETT, Sandia National Laboratories
"The outstanding feature of this work is the currency of the material covered. This reference tool will serve as a research aid for scholars and advanced students and will find use in academic, special and large and medium-sized public libraries."
--CATHERINE R. BALLARENE, Senior Librarian
"Science and Technology Research Center, The New York Public Library.I expect it to become a standard in every library attempting to represent broadly the fields of science and technology."
--BILLIE M. CONNER, Department Manager, Science and Technology, Los Angeles Public Library
"This encyclopedia will be a very useful and needed addition to the literature of the physical sciences and technology. The in-depth articles are written by experts and the topics selected represent the current view of the physical sciences in today's scientific world."
--AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL
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Book Description Academic Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 2nd. 18 volume complete set. List price: $3675.00. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Library stamps and markings. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1411140089