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Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
New GSA book details the Peninsular Ranges batholith of California
In the newest addition to The Geological Society of America's memoir series, editors Douglas M. Morton and Fred K. Miller of the US Geological Survey have brought together 24 well-illustrated chapters detailing the northern 600 km of the Peninsular Ranges batholith of California. This batholith makes up the southern part of the Cretaceous magmatic arc that extends more than 1500 km from northern California, USA, to the tip of Baja California, Mexico.

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Making sense of our senses
According to a new book by Tel Aviv University's professor Thalma Lobel, our senses influence our decisions and behavior more than we can possibly imagine. 'Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence,' published this month by Simon and Schuster, explores over 100 experiments in the modern science of embodied cognition conducted at universities around the world and concludes that sensual physical experiences unconsciously affect our everyday choices, and have profound implications for our lives.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
How your government is ignoring you
If it seems the federal government has largely ignored the public's biggest concerns for the past 70 years, it's because it has, contends a new book by a Michigan State University political scientist.

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Springer launches new book series Science for Sustainable Societies
Springer and the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science of the University of Tokyo have launched a new English-language book series called Science for Sustainable Societies. The series will provide timely research reports that have been carried out in accordance with the principles of sustainability science, incorporating the fields of natural and social sciences and engineering.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Guns aren't the only things killing cops
The public does not realize -- in fact, police themselves may not realize -- that the dangers police officers are exposed to on a daily basis are far worse than anything on 'Law and Order.'

Contact: Patricia Donovan
pdonovan@buffalo.edu
716-645-4602
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
Centuries of global democracy have been provoked by who lived next door
It may be news to some foreign policy analysts and democracy advocates on the right and the left, but there is now concrete evidence that, repeatedly over the last 200 years, nations have moved toward democracy not for the reasons assumed for many decades (literacy levels, foreign aid, degree of national development) but because of strong networks between non-democratic states and their democratic neighbors.

Contact: Patricia Donovan
pdonovan@buffalo.edu
716-645-4602
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
New handbook is an essential guide for scientists venturing into biomedical consulting
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is pleased to announce the publication of 'Connecting with Companies: A Guide to Consulting Agreements for Biomedical Scientists' by Edward Klees, J.D. and H. Robert Horvitz, Ph.D. This handbook is the most authoritative and practically useful resource available to academic scientists and physicians considering consulting work in biomedicine. For more information visit http://www.bioagreements.org.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
415-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
New research unwraps the study of ancient Egypt
The study and popular perception of Egyptian antiquities focuses too much on the unwrapping of mummies and the use of technologies such as scanning, according to an academic from the University of East Anglia.

Contact: Cat Bartman
c.bartman@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93007
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Research to analyze price controls on medication
Many governments control medicine costs in order to protect consumers from these situations and so that public spending does not soar. It is sometimes a necessary evil, but in many occasions there are alternative tools that can be used instead of direct price controls on medicines; these instruments increase the efficiency of the pharmaceuticals market and lower the prices of the products.
Abbot Foundation Chair of Economics of Drugs

Contact: Fco. Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Researchers manipulate tiny objects with ultrasound
Utilizing the physical effects of ultrasonic waves provides effective strategies to handle micro/nano objects, which has huge potential applications in micro/nano fabrication, biomedical analyses and manipulations, nano measurement and assembling, high-end material production, etc.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Beer lovers tweet what they drink
Researchers who mapped tweets revealed how 'beer space' on Twitter reflects real-world preferences of brews and beer brands in the US. For example, tweet preferences for Bud Light were found in the Eastern half of the US. These and other findings were mapped by Matthew Zook and Ate Poorthuis, who discovered the geography of Americans' beer and wine preferences in a chapter in the new edited book 'The Geography of Beer,' published by Springer.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Quaker introduces comprehensive 'Oats Nutrition and Technology' textbook
Considered the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook about the life cycle of oats, 'Oats Nutrition and Technology' was released from Wiley-Blackwell publishers, and is now available at all major online publishing websites, including Amazon.com. The 456-page book covers everything from oat seed genetics and crop science to sustainability, health claims and the marketing of oats' 'super grain' status to consumers.

Contact: Craig Blakaitis
cblakaitis@pollock-pr.com
212-941-4907
Pollock Communications

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Telephonic support to facilitate return to work: What works, how, and when?
A REPORT from University of Huddersfield experts has ensured that an ambitious Government scheme to help more people return to work from sick leave will include telephone support as a key component. Although some complex cases will require face-to-face sessions, it is argued that if trained advisers contact clients by phone, the result will be a faster, more cost-effective service with shorter waiting times.
Department of Work and Pensions

Contact: Nicola Werritt
nicola.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
'The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain'
Professor Doyle's book is The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain (Pickering & Chatto) and in addition to his new research into Leeds and Sheffield, it also draws on his earlier examination of early-twentieth century Middlesbrough. He writes about a period when towns and cities would have municipal hospitals mainly funded by local taxation, but where patients would usually be charged for treatment; plus voluntary hospitals, largely funded by contributory payments from workers.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Nicola Werritt
nicola.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Why didn't these pioneers of medicine receive a Nobel Prize?
The various physicians, surgeons and scientists described in these pages have individually and collectively made enormous contributions to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Their discoveries span scientific disciplines ranging from epidemiology to preventive medicine, from nephrology to cardiac surgery, and from experimental haematology to molecular genetics. Whether they should have been awarded the Nobel Prize remains a matter of controversy and is discussed in this book by distinguished experts.

Contact: Sok Ching
sokching@wspc.com.sg
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
False feathers
Academic plagiarism is nothing new, and it most certainly did not begin with the advent of the Internet. Teachers have been struggling for decades in countries all over the globe to find appropriate methods for dealing with the problem. How do we teach good scientific practice? How do we find and document plagiarism? And how do we deal with those who have been caught?

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Is Lady Gaga as radical as she seems?
Was Lady Gaga ever as radical as she seemed? Not quite, according to new research from Concordia University and the University of Ottawa.

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Book: 'Frontiers in Electronics: Advanced Modeling of Nanoscale Electron Devices'
This book consists of four chapters to address different modeling levels for different nanoscale MOS structures.

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

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem
A new book edited by US Forest Service emeritus scientist Wayne Swank and Virginia Tech professor Jack Webster and published by Oxford University Press brings together findings from more than 30 years of collaborative research by the Forest Service and the National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research program on the Coweeta Experimental Forest near Otto, North Carolina.

Contact: Wayne Swank
wswank@uga.edu
828-524-2128 x100
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
AMS to publish its first math book for children
The American Mathematical Society, one of the world's leading publishers of mathematical literature, will release its first-ever mathematics book for children in May 2014. The book, 'Really Big Numbers' by Richard Evan Schwartz of Brown University, is the latest children's math book from this author.

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
401-455-4109
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
What's behind near-death experiences -- science, myth or miracle?
In popular understanding, the expression 'near-death experience' refers to the transition between the states of life and death. But how should such experiences be interpreted? Are they verifiable with scientific methods? If so, how can they be explained? Attempting to relate matters of scientific knowledge to subjective experience and the realm of belief is a difficult balancing act, and has led to a variety of approaches to the topic.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Documentaries change our view of the world
In his new book, 'Engaging with Reality: Documentary and Globalization,' professor Ib Bondebjerg of the University of Copenhagen considers how documentary films address global challenges in far greater depth than news media.

Contact: Ib Bondebjerg
bonde@hum.ku.dk
45-60-24-11-64
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson
After exhaustive extra research, which included poring over more than 40 legal documents, Dr Malay has now published The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson. It includes the full text of the 1684 pamphlet plus a large quantity of extra material, which examines the episode in depth and rounds out the story of Mary Hampson, who died in 1698, after a few short, final years of relative peace and prosperity.

Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Researchers reveal gap in carbon capture and sequestration education
Carbon capture and sequestration has been an exciting topic both for researchers and also the policy makers on what to do with the large quantities of carbon dioxide released when fossil fuel use in power generation. A volume published March 2014 in print, ePub and also on the iBook (via iTunes) by Imperial College Press approaches the subject matter of CCS through a different way of educating students and researchers on the topic.

Contact: Sok Ching Lim
sokching@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x261
World Scientific

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Beyond the Beach Boys
Long before the Beach Boys made 'Surfin' USA' a 1960s national anthem and helped the surf music genre earn its own category in record stores, surfing music was riding the waves in its native Hawaii. Mele -- chants -- about surfing date back at least far as the 18th century, when surfing was a highly ritualized activity enjoyed by Hawaiian royalty and commoners alike.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

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