Science and Advanced Math

Westview Press is proud to publish science and math classics like the new second edition of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos by Steven H. Strogatz. Explore our science and math offerings for essential texts for your courses!

Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality

Robert Bullard

Third Edition • March 1, 2000 • 256 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

To be poor, working-class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the country’s environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five African American communities,…

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Theory of Quantum Liquids

Philippe Nozieres; David Pines

First Edition • November 1, 1999 • 574 pages

Print: $80.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $49.99 USD/$57.99 CAD

Originally published as two separate volumes, the Theory of Quantum Liquids is a classic text that attempts to describe the qualitative and unifying aspects of an extremely broad and diversified field. Volume I deals with ‘ normal’ Fremi liquids, such as 3He and electrons in metals. Volume II consists of…

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Rangeland Ecology and Management

Harold Heady; R. Dennis Child

First Edition • November 11, 1999 • 524 pages

Print: $60.00 USD/$51.50 CAD • Ebook: $39.99 USD/$45.99 CAD

Over the last two decades the science of range management, like many other resource disciplines, has embraced and integrated environmental concerns in the field, the laboratory, and policy. Rangeland Ecology and Management now brings this integrated approach to the classroom in a thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and readable text. The authors…

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Lie Algebras in Particle Physics: from Isospin To Unified Theories

Howard Georgi

First Edition • October 1, 1999 • 344 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$68.99 CAD • Ebook: $49.99 USD/$57.99 CAD

Howard Georgi is the co-inventor (with Sheldon Glashow) of the SU(5) theory. This extensively revised and updated edition of his classic text makes the theory of Lie groups accessible to graduate students, while offering a perspective on the way in which knowledge of such groups can provide an insight into…

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Science and Theology: The New Consonance

Edited by Ted Peters

First Edition • June 4, 1999 • 264 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$74.99 CAD

How can we think about God’s action in a quantum world of indeterminacy? in a world that began with a Big Bang? in a world in which life evolved and is continually evolving? in a world governed by entropy and heading toward its eventual heat death? These are some of…

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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Second Edition

Bernard d'Espagnat

Second Edition • April 1, 1999 • 352 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$86.50 CAD

Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics provides a detailed view of the conceptual foundations and problems of quantum physics, and a clear and comprehensive account of the fundamental physical implications of the quantum formalism. This book deals with nonseparability, hidden variable theories, measurement theories and several related problems. Mathematical arguments are…

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Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys

P. G. de Gennes

First Edition • March 1, 1999 • 288 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$49.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

Drawn from the author’s introductory course at the University of Orsay, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys is intended to explain the basic knowledge of superconductivity for both experimentalists and theoreticians. These notes begin with an elementary discussion of magnetic properties of Type I and Type II superconductors. The microscopic theory…

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Mathematical Methods for Physics

H. W. Wyld

First Edition • March 1, 1999 • 656 pages

Print: $85.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $57.99 USD/$64.99 CAD

This classic book helps students learn the basics in physics by bridging the gap between mathematics and the basic fundamental laws of physics. With supplemental material such as graphs and equations, Mathematical Methods for Physics creates a strong, solid anchor of learning. The text has three parts: Part I focuses…

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Elementary Excitations in Solids

David Pines

First Edition • March 1, 1999 • 320 pages

Print: $64.00 USD/$52.50 CAD

This text continues to fill the need to communicate the present view of a solid as a system of interacting particles which, under suitable circumstances, behaves like a collection of nearly independent elementary excitations. In addition to introducing basic concepts, the author frequently refers to experimental data. Usually, both the…

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Under the Blade: The Conversion of Agricultural Landscapes

Edited by Richard K. Olson; Thomas A. Lyson

First Edition • December 25, 1998 • 488 pages

Print: $54.00 USD/$62.50 CAD

In 1998, the last farm in Des Plaines, Illinois was subdivided. Seven acres along the Niobrara River in north-central Nebraska sold for $5700 per acre, twenty times the price for agricultural use. Waukesha County, Wisconsin, although still largely in agriculture, has been almost entirely zoned for small lot subdivisions. Nationwide,…

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