EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
Home About us
Advanced Search
1-Sep-2014 15:31
US Eastern Time

Username:

Password:

Register

Forgot Password?

Press Releases

Breaking News

Science Business

Grants, Awards, Books

Meetings

Multimedia

Science Agencies
on EurekAlert!

US Department of Energy

US National Institutes of Health

US National Science Foundation

Calendar

Submit a Calendar Item

Subscribe/Sponsor

Links & Resources

Portals

RSS Feeds

Accessibility Option On

Books

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 1-25 out of 38.

1 | 2 > >>

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
International experts in oxidation catalysis contribute to Imperial College Press handbook
Controlling the oxidation powerful of the catalysts allows scientists either to eliminate extremely toxic compounds or to produce chemical compounds of high-added values. This book provides an extensive overview of all the multiple aspects of this major application of catalysis.

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Why pilgrims flock to the Holy Land
'Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage' (NYU Press, 2014) is the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948, and the book sheds new light on a multi-billion-dollar industry that shapes how many American Christians practice their faith.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Springer announces new book series, 'Healthy Ageing and Longevity'
As the longevity of the world's population continues to increase, the challenges accompanying this become more complex and touch nearly every aspect of society. Springer has therefore launched a new book series, 'Healthy Ageing and Longevity,' to address issues related to this achievement.

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences
Today's students in college biology and other science courses are increasingly being asked to analyze problems in quantitative ways, and now they have a new textbook to help them do so.

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Book: 'Aspiring Adults Adrift'
This follow-up to Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's landmark Academically Adrift takes the students from that study through the rest of college and into the workplace, and reveals the surprising -- and troubling -- realities of life and learning for young people today.

Contact: Levi Stahl
lstahl@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-0289
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
The Great Lakes: Understanding and protecting North America's 'third coast'
he fragile natural environment of North America's 'third coast,' home to 34 million people, gets some well-deserved attention in this new book from The Geological Society of America. The shorelines of North America's Great Lakes span 17,500 kilometers (10,874 miles), thus making this area fertile ground for studying the effects of coastal change on human populations as well as the effects human activities have on coastal environments.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How is computer vision applied in robotics and the industry?
'Human-computer interfacing has become a major scientific aspect in the design of systems and machines that are capable of performing complex and possibly even autonomous tasks,' said Dominik Sankowski and Jacek Nowakowski, authors of World Scientific's latest book 'Computer Vision in Robotics and Industrial Applications.'

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How are queueing systems analyzed?
'In the analysis of a physical system, the first step is to derive a mathematical model for the system. However, it is important to note that mathematical models, in general, may assume many different forms,' said emeritus professor Chan Wah Chun, 'Depending on the particular system, one mathematical model may be more suitable than others.'

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
School board study: Women far more silent than men in meetings
Scholars analyzed 87 school board meetings from 20 different states. They found: women only spoke as often as their male counterparts when women held at least 60 percent of the board positions, hen outnumbered, women used only 72 percent of their fair share of the speaking opportunities, and in 10 of the 87 school boards, women spoke or made motions at less than half the rate of a board member's equal share.

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terrane
The evolution and origin of Earth's Arctic realm and the nature, location, and age of its major tectonic boundaries remain subjects of considerable uncertainty. This new compilation of studies from The Geological Society of America demonstrates the power of modern research tools to penetrate the effects of orogenesis and reconstruct the area's pre-deformational tectonic and paleogeographic history.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Springer launches ChemTexts
Beginning in 2015, Springer will publish a new online-only journal called ChemTexts -- The Textbook Journal of Chemistry. With four issues a year and 250 pages per issue, ChemTexts will impart contemporary knowledge in all subdivisions of chemistry to students at an exceptionally high didactic level.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New from CSHLPress, an essential guidebook for designing experiments
From CSHLPress, 'Experimental Design for Biologists' explains how to establish the framework for an experimental project, how to set up all of the components of an experimental system, design experiments within that system, determine and use the correct set of controls, and formulate models to test the veracity and resiliency of the data. This handbook is an essential source of theory and practical guidance for designing a research plan.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
From the basics to the cutting edge of molecular biology and genomics in one small book
New from CSHLPress, 'Quickstart Molecular Biology' provides an introductory course in molecular biology that is designed specifically for mathematicians, physicists, and computational scientists. The book enables readers to move rapidly from the basics of molecular biology to an understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in cell and developmental biology, genomics, and synthetic biology.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New book from CSHLPress provides a solution for 'informatics anxiety'
A more complete understanding of bioinformatics offered in 'A Bioinformatics Guide for Molecular Biologists' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press will allow the reader to become comfortable with these techniques, encouraging their use -- thus helping to make sense of the vast accumulation of data. It is a must-read for those interested in learning informatics techniques required for successful research and development in the laboratory.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation explained in a book and an online tool
The EU project SCALES has come to an end in July 2014 resulting in a first of its kind description of challenges that arise in protecting biodiversity across different scales. Results from the project are comprised in a book and an online tool developed to provide a comprehensible explanation of the importance and use of scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation. The book was published via the open access Advanced Books platform.

Contact: Klaus Henle
klaus.henle@ufz.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Aug-2014
Scientists unveil unique approach to the basic concepts of solid state physics
The fundamental properties of solids depend critically on how the atomic constituents of the material are arranged and on their motion about their equilibrium positions. This book describes the basic theoretical physics concepts relevant to the description of atomic positions in solids and experimental techniques used to measure the positions of atoms and their motions in solids. An example is given as to the relevance of this information to the development of solid state lasers.

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Solving the 'secrecy dilemma' for democracies
National security secrets can benefit democracies, but only if there's a strong system in place to later dig those secrets up, a Michigan State University political scientist finds in a new book.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Book: 'The Beginning and the End'
Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, the book The Beginning and the End presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries. The author Clément Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Unique images bring fossil insects back to life
A groundbreaking new book that brings together two of the major disciplines behind 'Jurassic Park' is aiming to raise the profile of insect fossils through stunning photographs and unique illustrations.

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2111
University of Manchester

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering
Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, has published his first book, 'Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges.' The book offers a comprehensive guide to entering the field of artificial organ development.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
What constitutes an effective response to the global 'diabesity' tsunami?
This text describes the enormous global efforts expended in the attempt to prevent diabetes by implementing prevention programs in even the remotest communities. Although considerable progress is being made, clearly, much more needs to done. Effective coordination of governmental and non-governmental organizations, food and agricultural industries, regional and local health authorities, the practicing and academic medical communities is required with considerable investment of financial and other resources if the 'diabesity' tsunami is to be thwarted.

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
'Mom the Chemistry Professor'
When is the 'right' time? How can women meet the demands of a professorship while caring for a young family? Choosing to become a mother has a profound effect on the career path of women holding academic positions, especially in the physical sciences. Yet many women successfully manage to do both. In 'Mom the Chemistry Professor,' published by Springer, 15 inspirational personal accounts describe the challenges and rewards of combining motherhood with an academic career.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
International Space Station researcher guides aim to maximize science
The International Space Station Program Science Office's new 15-book Researcher's Guide Series launched online on May 14 with three books already available for download and online viewing.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
'Beyond the North-South Culture Wars'
The book 'Beyond the North-South Culture Wars,' published by Springer, explores the conflicts which exist between northern and southern Australia. Increasingly, Australia's agriculturalists are looking to the nation's north to escape the decline in southern Australia's water and soil resources. Booming mineral and gas development is also helping to drive the nation's economic success. At the same time, the south's conservation sector would like to see much of the north preserved as iconic wilderness.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
LSUHSC'S Sothern pens new book on safe exercise for overweight kids
Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth by Melinda Sothern, PhD, Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, provides exercise recommendations and guidelines specifically designed for overweight youth. The book addresses the challenges specific to these children including hypertension, asthma, type 2 diabetes, weakened muscles and heightened injury risk to assist health care providers in selecting safe and effective exercises for them.

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Showing releases 1-25 out of 38.

1 | 2 > >>