SpringerLink Orientation

SpringerLink_LauraAt the Ladd library, we continuously evaluate the available platforms for delivering ebook content.  Fortunately for mathematics and the natural sciences, one of the best platforms also provides some of the best content.  The SpringerLink platform from Springer publishing provides convenient access to more than 20,000 high quality books.  The platform has many nice features, but in the spirit of “Show and Tell”, we’ve provided some examples of the available content for you to explore first.  This is followed by a description of features provided by this platform.

A huge collection of journal content also available, through the same platform.  However, these two types of content are purchased separately and here we highlight the books.  This list below is long and it’s unlikely that you’ll be very interested in everything here.  The hope was to provide enough choices for you to pick one and investigate how SpringerLink serves up content that is of interest to you.  Alternatively, you can just navigate to the SpringerLink site and perform your own search.


Astrophysics and Astroparticles:

High Energy Astrophysics: An Introduction (2013)
Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2013)
Solar and Stellar Dynamos (2013)
Studying Stellar Rotation and Convection: Theoretical Background and Seismic Diagnostics (2013)
Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Stellar Structure and Evolution (2013)
Black Hole Astrophysics: The Engine Paradigm (2012)
Fundamentals of Cosmic Particle Physics (2012)

Popular Astronomy:

Formation of the Solar System: A New Theory of the Creation and Decay of the Celestial Bodies (2013)
Faint Objects and How to Observe Them (2013)
The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysics (2013)
How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy (2013)
Making Starships and Stargates: The Science of Interstellar Transport and Absurdly Benign Wormholes (2013)
Stardust, Supernovae and the Molecules of Life: Might We All Be Aliens? (2012)
Exoplanets: Finding, Exploring, and Understanding Alien Worlds (2012)



Theoretical, Mathematical, Computational:

Gravity, a Geometrical Course: Volume 1: Development of the Theory and Basic Physical Applications (2013)
Macroscopic Models for Vehicular Flows and Crowd Dynamics: Theory and Applications: Classical and Non–Classical Advanced Mathematics for Real Life Applications (2013)
Quantum Physics: The Bottom-Up Approach: From the Simple Two-Level System to Irreducible Representations (2013)
Differential Geometry and Mathematical Physics: Part I. Manifolds, Lie Groups and Hamiltonian Systems (2013)
The Augmented Spherical Wave Method: A Comprehensive Treatment (2013)
Lectures on Constructive Approximation: Fourier, Spline, and Wavelet Methods on the Real Line, the Sphere, and the Ball (2013)

Classical Continuum Physics:

Polymer Physics: A Molecular Approach (2013)
Handbook of Engineering Acoustics (2013)
Acoustic Scanning Probe Microscopy (2013)
Inverse Acoustic and Electromagnetic Scattering Theory (2013)
Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 4 (2013)
Functional Analysis in Mechanics (2013)
Advanced Finite Element Methods and Applications (2013)
Time (2013)

Optics and Lasers:

Acoustic Scanning Probe Microscopy (2013)
Telescopes and Techniques (2013)
Semiconductor Lasers: Stability, Instability and Chaos (2013)
Theory of Bilayer Graphene Spectroscopy (2013)
Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science (2013)
Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force (2012)
Basics of Laser Physics: For Students of Science and Engineering (2012)
Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics (2012)
Semiconductor Optics (2012)


Number Theory:

From Fourier Analysis and Number Theory to Radon Transforms and Geometry (2013)
Problem-Solving and Selected Topics in Number Theory (2013)
Rational Number Theory in the 20th Century (2012)
Contributions in Analytic and Algebraic Number Theory (2012)
Number Theory, Analysis and Geometry (2012)
Problem-Solving and Selected Topics in Number Theory: In the Spirit of the Mathematical Olympiads (2011)
Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences, and Secrets: A Computational Approach

Game Theory:

Advances in Dynamic Games (2013)
Handbook of Risk Theory (2013)
Game Theory: A Multi-Leveled Approach (2008)


Mathematical Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology (2012)
Mathematical Modeling (2011)
Mathematical Modeling of Collective Behavior in Socio-Economic and Life Sciences (2010)
Geometric Optics: Theory and Design of Astronomical Optical Systems Using Mathematica® (2010)
Data Modeling for Metrology and Testing in Measurement Science (2009)
Mathematical Epidemiology (2008)


Topological Crystallography (2013)
Evolutionary Games in Complex Topologies (2012)
Differential Topology (2011)
Algebraic Topology of Finite Topological Spaces and Applications

Small world networks:

Epidemic Analyses on Small Worlds of Tree Topologies of Wireless Sensor Networks (Book Chapter: 2013)
Some Basic Concepts on Complex Networks and Games (Book Chapter: 2013)


Biochemistry and Biophysics:

Regulated Proteolysis in Microorganisms (2013)
Molecular Chaperones (2013)
Biophysics of RNA Folding (2013)
Handbook on Sourdough Biotechnology (2013)
Biophysical approaches to translational control of gene expression (2013)
Enzyme Engineering: Methods and Protocols (2013)
Designing Receptors for the Next Generation of Biosensors (2013)
Protein Electrophoresis: Methods and Protocols (2012)
Chemical Proteomics: Methods and Protocols (2012)
Plant-Based Remediation Processes (2013)
Applications of MALDI-TOF Spectroscopy (2013)
Single-molecule Studies of Proteins (2013)
Analyzing Microbes: Manual of Molecular Biology Techniques (2013)
Handbook of Marine Natural Products (2012)
Biophysics: An Introduction (2012)
Extremophiles Handbook (2011)
Protein Structures and Structure-Based Rational Drug Design (Book Chapter: 2008)



Animal Sciences

Morphology and Evolution of Turtles (2013)
Swimming Physiology of Fish (2013)
Monkeys, Apes, and Humans: Primatology in Japan (2013)
The Macaque Connection: Cooperation and Conflict between Humans and Macaques (2013)
Spider Ecophysiology (2013)
Avian Ancestors (2013)
Capybara: Biology, Use and Conservation of an Exceptional Neotropical Species (2013)
Boar Reproduction: Fundamentals and New Biotechnological Trends (2013)
Echinoderm Research and Diversity in Latin America (2013)
Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology (2013)
Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques: Macaca Mulatta of Cayo Santiago and Beyond (2012)
Emotions of Animals and Humans: Comparative Perspectives (2012)

Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell Death Signaling in Cancer Biology and Treatment (2013)
Systems Biology of Apoptosis (2013)
Cell Senescence (2013)
DNA Helicases and DNA Motor Proteins (2013)
Molecular Geometry of Body Pattern in Birds (2012)
Cytoskeleton and Human Disease (2012)
Patch Clamp Techniques (2012)
Mouse Development: From Oocyte to Stem Cells (2012)
Regenerative Therapy Using Blood-Derived Stem Cells (2012)
The Centrosome: Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of Functions and Dysfunctions in Disease (2012)
Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria (2012)
The Dual Nature of Life: Interplay of the Individual and the Genome (2012)
Regulatory RNAs: Basics, Methods and Applications (2012)


Ecological Systems: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (2013)
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development (2013)
Ecorestoration of the coalmine degraded lands (2013)
Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation (2013)
Hydrological Changes and Estuarine Dynamics (2013)
Forest and Nature Governance (2013)
The Mongolian Ecosystem Network (2013)
Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands (2013)
Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design (2013)
Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2013)


Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology of Extinct Organisms (2013)
Doves, Diplomats, and Diabetes: A Darwinian Interpretation of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Disorders (2013)
Epigenetics: Development and Disease (2013)
Macroevolution in Deep Time (2013)
Genesis – In The Beginning: Precursors of Life, Chemical Models and Early Biological Evolution (2012)
The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: An Introduction to the Lysenko Affair (2012)
Polyploidy and Genome Evolution (2012)
Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends (2012)
Organelle Genetics (2012)
Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 1 (2012)
Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2 (2013)
Viruses: Essential Agents of Life (2012)


Behavioral Lateralization in Vertebrates: Two Sides of the Same Coin (2013)
Animal Models of Brain Tumors (2013)
Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair (2013)
Animal Models of Eating Disorders (2013)
Prions and Diseases: Volume 1, Physiology and Pathophysiology (2013)
Prions and Diseases: Volume 2, Animals, Humans and the Environment (2013)
Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior (2012)
Muscarinic Receptors (2012)
Behavioral Neurobiology of Aging (2012)
Animal Models of Movement Disorders: Volume I (2012)
Zebrafish Protocols for Neurobehavioral Research (2012)
Animal Models of Acute Neurological Injuries II: Injury and Mechanistic Assessments, Volume 1 (2012)
The Making and Un-Making of Neuronal Circuits in Drosophila (2012)
Animal Models of Acute Neurological Injuries II: Injury and Mechanistic Assessments, Volume 2 (2012)
Behavioral Neurogenetics (2012)
The Human Auditory Cortex (2012)




Chiral Separations: Methods and Protocols (2013)
Applications of MALDI-TOF Spectroscopy (2013)
Mössbauer Spectroscopy: Tutorial Book (2013)
Derivative Spectrophotometry and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy for Ecological and Biological Questions (2013)
LC-MS in Drug Bioanalysis (2012)
Characterization and Authentication of Olive and Other Vegetable Oils: New Analytical Methods (2012)


Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality (2013)
The Chemical History of Color (2012)
A Structural and Vibrational Study of the Chromyl Chlorosulfate, Fluorosulfate, and Nitrate Compounds (2013)
Crystallization and Growth of Colloidal Nanocrystals (2013)
Crystallography (2012)
Fluorous Chemistry (2012)
Molecular Electronic Structures of Transition Metal Complexes I (2012)
Molecular Electronic Structures of Transition Metal Complexes II (2012)
Electron Density and Chemical Bonding I: Experimental Charge Density Studies (2012)
Electron Density and Chemical Bonding II: Theoretical Charge Density Studies (2012)
Structure-Property Relationships in Non-Linear Optical Crystals I: The UV-Vis Region (2012)
Structure-Property Relationships in Non-Linear Optical Crystals II: The IR Region (2012)
Radicals in Synthesis III (2012)
Cellular Effects of Heavy Metals (2011)

Organic Chemistry:

Primary Explosives (2013)
Innovations in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (2013)
Novel Synthetic Chemistry of Ureas and Amides (2013)
β-Lactams: Unique Structures of Distinction for Novel Molecules (2013)
Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice: Fundamentals, Methods, Experiments (2013)
Iptycenes Chemistry: From Synthesis to Applications (2013)
Natural Compounds: Natural Sesquiterpene Esters. Part 1 and Part 2 (2013)
Natural Compounds: Cycloartane Triterpenoids and Glycosides (2013)
Natural Compounds: Flavonoids (2013)
Natural Compounds: Phytoecdysteroids (2013)
Natural Compounds: Triterpene Glycosides. Part 1 and Part 2 (2013)
Natural Compounds: Alkaloids (2013)
Biotechnology for Pulp and Paper Processing (2012)
Total Synthesis of Natural Products: At the Frontiers of Organic Chemistry (2012)


Thermodynamics of Crystalline States (2013)
Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Multiphase Flows (2013)
Spectroscopic Investigations of Hydrogen Bond Network Structures in Water Clusters (2013)
Dynamics of Gas-Surface Interactions: Atomic-level Understanding of Scattering Processes at Surfaces (2013)
Raman Imaging: Techniques and Applications (2012)
Thermodynamics for Chemists, Physicists and Engineers (2012)
Pathways to Modern Chemical Physics (2012)
Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics: Progress in Methods and Applications (2012)


Earth Systems:


The Noble Gases as Geochemical Tracers (2013)
Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources (2013)
Geospatial Visualisation (2013)
Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia – Drilling Early Earth Project (2013)
Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 2: The Core Archive of the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia – Drilling Early Earth Project (2013)
Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia – Drilling Early Earth Project (2013)
Geostatistics Oslo 2012 (2012)
Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry: Vol I (2012)
Quantitative Geology of Late Jurassic Epicontinental Sediments in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland (2012)
The Tectonics of China: Data, Maps and Evolution (2012)
Recent Landform Evolution: The Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Region (2012)
Arc-Continent Collision (2011)
The Transantarctic Mountains: Rocks, Ice, Meteorites and Water (2011)

Hydrology and Hydrogeology:

Porous Models for Wave-seabed Interactions (2013)
Modelling Water Flow in Unsaturated Porous Media: Accounting for Nonlinear Permeability and Material Heterogeneity (2013)
Evaporation and Evapotranspiration: Measurements and Estimations (2013)
Drift, Deformation, and Fracture of Sea Ice: A Perspective Across Scales (2013)
Fundamentals of Geophysical Hydrodynamics (2013)
Water Quality Modelling for Rivers and Streams (2013)
Permafrost Hydrology (2012)
Effective Parameters of Hydrogeological Models (2012)
Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum: Comparisons, Linkages and Uncertainties (2012)
Principles of Tidal Sedimentology (2012)


Renewable Energy Systems (2013)
Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (2013)
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (2012)
Campbell’s Atlas of Oil and Gas Depletion (2013)
The First Half of the Age of Oil: An Exploration of the Work of Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère (2013)
Mining the Earth’s Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy (2013)
Peeking at Peak Oil (2012)


Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis: Volume 1 – The Physical Climate (2013)
The Atlas of Climate Change: Based on SEAP-CMIP5: Super-Ensemble Projection and Attribution (SEAP) of Climate Change (2013)
Extremes in a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty (2013)
Statistical Analysis of Climate Series: Analyzing, Plotting, Modeling, and Predicting with R (2013)
Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour: Ground-Based Remote Sensing and In-situ Methods (2013)
Response of Flood Events to Land Use and Climate Change: Analyzed by Hydrological and Statistical Modeling in Barcelonnette, France (2013)
Ice Ages and Interglacials: Measurements, Interpretation, and Models (2012)
Arctic Climate Change: The ACSYS Decade and Beyond (2012)

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