A free electronic book to assist researchers, practitioners, advocates, students and others interested in working to end smoking, one of the leading causes of death and disease globally, has been released by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
The US has been a leading voice for human rights. It's also run prison camps, now and in the past, that denied people those rights. A. Naomi Paik wanted to explore that contradiction -- finding out why these camps were organized, how they were justified, how prisoners have been treated and their response to that treatment. The result is her book 'Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II.'
Four former STEM undergraduates and editors of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science have created a pocket mentor for aspiring scientists based on interviews with professionals and their own personal experiences.
A new 'Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas,' which has its roots at Colorado State University will be unveiled May 25, 2016 in Nairobi at the United Nations Environment Assembly.
This new book from the Geological Society of America emphasizes 'geological stewardship for the good of humankind.' In the their introduction, editors Gregory Wessel and Jeffrey Greenberg write, 'The challenge of doing science for the public good is not for the faint-hearted. It requires an ability to imagine what a better world might be like and a concern for the future of others as well as your own descendants.'
For more than half a century, scientists have converged on the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to explore how forest ecosystems work, from the flow of water and nutrients to the ecology and behavior of forest animals. 'Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem' captures the rich history of research at the site, including how it has transformed environmental policy, resource management, and forestry practices -- locally, regionally, and nationally.
Lehigh University political science professor Laura Katz Olson combined her policy expertise with her personal story in her latest book 'Elder Care Journey, A View from the Front Lines' (SUNY Press), which documents the demands and stresses of caregiving as well as the manifold indignities perpetrated by social welfare policy.
All across the country, there are low-performing school districts, under-achieving students and frustrated teachers, but current literature doesn't fully address the root of the problems. The new book 'School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities' re-thinks the relationship between public education and communities, and how schools can help break the cycle of poverty while promoting student and teacher success.
The book blends contributions from a mixture of high flying world leaders with the rising stars of the new generation of talented researchers.
Prepared in conjunction with the 2016 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, this well-illustrated volume includes to field trip guides the lavas of the Columbia River basalts, megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scabland, Mesozoic accreted terranes, metamorphic Precambrian Belt and pre-Belt rocks, and other features of this tectonically active region.