Professor Keith Laybourn, with Professor David Taylor, examine the coming of the car -- what it meant for British society and in particular how it was policed '... aggressive women drivers take a fiendish delight in weaving in and out of the traffic frightening poor male drivers by their recklessness and verve...'
'Molecular Approaches to Reproductive and Newborn Medicine,' published by CSHLPress, reviews our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in conception, pregnancy, placental development, labor, and birth, and how molecular techniques are being applied to reproductive and newborn health. The contributors discuss the gene expression profiles and epigenetic characteristics of sperm, the ovary, the endometrium, and the placenta, as well as the molecules involved in feto-maternal communication, including various endocrine, vascular and immune factors.
Even experienced biologists can have difficulty identifying the juvenile phases of many species of fish. This new Handy Field Guide will help solve that problem with taxonomic photos of more than 100 species of fish in their juvenile phase, including the conventional, the cute, and the totally bizarre.
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, José Biller, M.D., an internationally known expert on stroke, is co-editor of a major new textbook, 'Common Pitfalls in Cerebrovascular Disease.'
Two new books released today mark the centenary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, a revolutionary explanation of how gravity works that had far-reaching consequences. Not only did it explain the motion of the planets; it also described the history and expansion of the universe, the physics of black holes, and the bending of light from distant stars and galaxies.
In her Great Books of Record Anne Clifford places herself within the dynamic history of the ancient Clifford family, providing an unbroken view into medieval and early modern life for nearly six centuries. In this annotated edition, we glimpse the lives of simple widows, traders, farmers, and laborers juxtaposed with the adventures of soldiers, lords and ladies, princes and princesses.
In his forthcoming book, 'New Theories and Predictions on the Ozone Hole and Climate Change,' Professor Lu quantifies the contributions of the cosmic-ray-driven electron-induced-reaction mechanism to the ozone hole and of the CFC-warming mechanism to global surface temperature change.
The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for young children, according to new research from the University of Warwick.
The book, 'Arithmetic for Parents: A Book for Grown-Ups About Children's Mathematics' offers parents who wish to help their children a second chance, a new view of elementary mathematics. The author, a mathematics professor in Israel's Institute of Technology, went to teach in elementary schools and made a surprising discovery: that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty.
The scientific results discussed in 'Cognition: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology LXXIX' shed light on many areas of normal brain function but also offer novel insights into the treatment of psychiatric, neurological, and neurodegenerative diseases. This volume includes state-of-the-art neurobiological research at genetic, molecular, cellular, circuit, and whole brain resolution. The Symposium Proceedings provides an integrative overview of the current state of the field.