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The following books have been received in the offices of The Industrial Physicist. Comments and questions may be addressed to Cynthia Cummings, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843; tel. 301-209-3004; fax 301-209-0842; e-mail ccumming@aip.org.

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book coverApplications and Science in Soft Computing
A. Lotfi, J. M. Garibaldi, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 346 pp. $169.00 pb ISBN 3-540-40856-8.
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Aspects of Molecular Computing: Essays Dedicated to Tom Head on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday
N. Jonoska, G. Paun, G. Rozenberg, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 389 pp. $75.00 pb ISBN 3-540-20781-3.
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Atom Tunneling Phenomena in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
T. Miyazaki, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 313 pp. $119.00 hb ISBN 3-540-01526-4.
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Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy: Basic Aspects and Practical Applications. 4th edition
S. Svanberg. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 588 pp. $69.95 pb ISBN 3-540-20382-6.
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Basic Principles in Applied Catalysis
M. Baerns, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 557 pp. $189.00 hb ISBN 3-540-40261-6.
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Combustion in Piston Engines: Technology, Evolution, Diagnoses and Control
A. K. Oppenheim. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 160 pp. $69.95 hb ISBN 3-540-20104-1.
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Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Materials
E. J. Mittemeijer, P. Scardi, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, New York, 2004. 549 pp. $169.00 hb ISBN 3-540-40519-4.
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Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction. Revised edition
A. Authier. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 674 pp. $89.50 pb ISBN 0-19-852892-2.
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Dynamics of Viscous Compressible Fluids
E. Feireisl. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 212 pp. $94.50 hb ISBN 0-19-852838-8.
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Electrodynamics of Magnetoactive Media
I. D. Vagner, B. I. Lembrikov, P. Wyder. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 422 pp. $99.00 hb ISBN 3-540-43694-4.
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Excitons in Low-Dimensional Semiconductors: Theory, Numerical Methods, Applications
S. Glutsch. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 294 pp. $119.00 hb ISBN 3-540-20240-4.
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book coverExplosion Protection
H. Groh. Elsevier, Burlington, MA, 2004. 524 pp. $74.95 hb ISBN 0-7506-4777-9.
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Fatigue in Ferroelectric Ceramics and Related Issues
D. C. Lupascu. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 225 pp. $89.95 hb ISBN 3-540-40235-7.
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Fractals and Chaos: The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond
B. B. Mandelbrot. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004. 308 pp. $49.95 hb ISBN 0-387-20158-0.
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Hall Effect Devices. 2nd edition
R. S. Popovic. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 2004. 419 pp. $125.00 hb ISBN 0-7503-0855-9.
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High-k Gate Dielectrics
M. Houssa, ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 2004. 601 pp. $120.00 hb ISBN 0-7503-0906-7.
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High-Pressure Surface Science and Engineering
Y. Gogotsi, V. Domnich, eds. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 2004. 639 pp. $175.00 hb ISBN 0-7503-0881-8.
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High Temperature Gas Dynamics: An Introduction for Physicists and Engineers
T. K. Bose. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 359 pp. $89.95 hb ISBN 3-540-40885-1.
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Humic Substances: Nature’s Most Versatile Materials
E. Ghabbour, G. Davies, eds. Taylor and Francis, New York, 2004. 372 pp. $110.00 hb ISBN 1-59169-015-3.
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Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing
N. Forbes. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004. 171 pp. $25.95 hb ISBN 0-262-06241-0.
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Invitation to Contemporary Physics. 2nd edition
Q. Ho-Kim, N. Kumar, C. S. Lam. World Scientific Publishing, River Edge, NJ, 2004. 482 pp. $103.00 hb $41.00 pb ISBN 981-238-302-6 hb ISBN 981-238-303-4 pb.
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book coverLaser Fundamentals. 2nd edition
W. T. Silfvast. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. 642 pp. $75.00 hb ISBN 0-521-83345-0.
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Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotic Surveyors
P. Ulivi, with D. M. Harland. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, and Praxis Publishing, Chichester, UK, 2004. 363 pp. $39.95 pb ISBN 1-85233-746-X.
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New Directions in Statistical Physics: Econophysics, Bioinformatics, and Pattern Recognition
L. T. Wille, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 362 pp. $119.00 hb ISBN 3-540-43182-9.
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Nonlinear Dynamics in Polymeric Systems
J. A. Pojman, Q. Tran-Cong-Miyata, eds. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2004. 351 pp. $145.00 hb ISBN 0-8412-3850-2.
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Nonlinear Optics
J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2004. 440 pp. $40.00 pb ISBN 0-8133-4118-3.
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Numerical Methods for Image Registration
J. Modersitzki. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 199 pp. $97.50 hb ISBN 0-19-852841-8.
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Optical Spectra and Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Compounds
T. Schönherr, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 263 pp. $249.00 hb ISBN 3-540-00853-5.
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Organic Reaction Mechanisms: 40 Solved Cases
M. G. Gallego, M. A. Sierra. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 290 pp. $54.95 hb ISBN 3-540-00352-5.
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Polyelectrolytes with Defined Molecular Architecture I.
Advances in Polymer Science, Volume 165
M. Schmidt, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 267 pp. $249.00 hb ISBN 3-540-00528-5.
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