Dartmouth scholar D.G. Webster, an expert in marine policy and environmental governance and economics, is available to discuss the perilous state of the world's ocean fisheries.
After several years of work, the second and final volume on the excavations at Yavneh, located about 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv in Israel, has just been released. This covers what was probably one of the smallest digs ever performed as it was restricted to a repository pit that was only roughly 2 meters across and 1.5 meters deep.
The scholarly book isn't dead. Researchers have long been under pressure to publish articles rather than monographs, but complex issues call for a larger format than the article provides. The new Lund University Press testifies to that fact. In collaboration with the third largest University Press in Britain, it will spread top-class Lund research world-wide, publishing its books simultaneously online (Open Access) and in print.
A new book by geologist David Montgomery and his wife, Anne Bikle, takes a historical and deeply personal look at the hidden world of microbes.
What do bagels and falafel have in common? A Hebrew University researcher claims the identification of the bagel with American Jewry, and falafel's similar status among Israeli Jews, teaches us about the dynamics of migration and changing self-identification of their respective communities. 'These two simple foods epitomize the modern Jewish experience, attesting to a community's desire to integrate into surrounding society, while maintaining a distinct cultural or ethnic identity.'
While the practice of war has been a feature of humankind for millennia, few understand the phenomenon through systematic analysis, especially when it comes to organized warfare within states. Launching today, A Guide to Intra-state Wars: An Examination of Civil, Regional, and Intercommunal Wars, 1816-2014 uses data to illustrate how civil war is defined, as well as how the number, severity, location, and participation in intra-state warfare have changed through nearly 300 civil wars.
An accomplished software architect, Adam Gerber focuses primarily on software engineering for enterprise Java and Android development. Recently, he co-authored a programming how-to book, Learn Android Studio: Build Android Apps Quickly and Effectively, which uses both online and offline resources to teach students how to create their own apps.
'DNA Recombination' from CSHLPress covers all aspects of recombinational DNA repair, meiotic recombination, and the regulation of these processes. The contributors examine the dozens of proteins that are involved in recombinational repair and the various pathways in which they are employed (e.g., gene conversion or break-induced replication). They also discuss how these proteins and pathways are strictly regulated to avoid genomic instability, which can lead to diseases such as cancer, and how they are coordinated with other nuclear processes.
New research from the University of Exeter has found that the Roman influence on our landscape extends beyond the legacy of our urban infrastructure to also shape the countryside and our rural surroundings.
In his latest book Confessions of the Pricing Man, management thinker and pricing specialist Hermann Simon explains how innovative pricing strategies, tactics and tricks work. Simon is the founder and chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners, the global leader in price consulting represented in 22 countries.