A new book by University of Colorado Denver anthropologist Sarah Horton argues that heat fatalities are likely to continue among American farmworkers without reform of immigration, labor, health-care and food safety policies.
Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. This is the premise of a new book by April DeConick, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies and chair of the Department of Religion at Rice University.
A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.
The Evaluation Platform on Obesity Prevention from the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute -- Laval University is pleased to announce the launch of the book 'Taxing Soda for Public Health: a Canadian Perspective' by Springer. This work provides an exhaustive analysis of the rationale, potential impacts and applicability of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as a public health measure aimed to contribute preventing obesity and diabetes, particularly in Canada.
A successful chief marketing officer needs to be passionate about what he is doing and get that message out to people, states Seth Farbman, CMO of the digital music service Spotify, in an interview with Josh Steimle. The interview with Farbman is one of 29 that Steimle, author of 'Chief Marketing Officers at Work,' conducted with leading marketing executives. The result is a compilation of biographical anecdotes, career advice and professional insights into their daily business, published by Apress.
How has the biggest mass migration in human history affected Chinese communication habits? Have the inhabitants of rural China been 'left behind' in the social media revolution? These are just some of the questions explored by the latest books in an eleven book series revealing the discoveries made by the UCL Department of Anthropology's global 'Why We Post' social media research project.
Despite the impression given in most mechanics texts, most non-trivial mechanics problems simply have no analytic solutions. When we try to solve them numerically the results show an odd combination of order and unpredictability that has come to be called chaos. This book embraces such problems and introduces students to the elegant body of theory that has grown up around them.
'Automated Inequality Proving and Discovering' is the first book that focuses on practical algorithms for polynomial inequality proving and discovering.
'Fission Yeast' from CSHLPress provides an authoritative collection of core experimental procedures that underpin modern fission yeast research. The contributors describe basic methods for culturing and genetically manipulating fission yeast, synchronization strategies for probing the cell cycle, technologies for assessing proteins, metabolites, and cell wall constituents, imaging methods to visualize subcellular structures and dynamics, and protocols for investigating chromatin and nucleic acid metabolism. Modifications to techniques commonly used in related species are noted, as are useful resources for fission yeast researchers.
'Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance' from CSHLPress examines the major classes of antibiotics, together with their modes of action and mechanisms of resistance. Well-established antibiotics (e.g., β-lactams) are covered, as are lesser-used drugs that have garnered recent interest (e.g., polymyxins) and new compounds in the development pipeline. Also examined is how bacteria evolve ways to resist disruptions by modifying the drug or drug target or by controlling access of the drug to the cell.