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Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Recollections of a petrologist: Joseph Paxson Iddings
This new Special Paper from The Geological Society of America reproduces the 'scientific autobiography' of Joseph Paxson Iddings (1857-1920). Iddings was considered the leading American igneous petrologist of his era, deciphering the igneous geology of Yellowstone National Park, spearheading the CIPW quantitative igneous rock classification project, and writing several magisterial petrology texts. Volume editor Davis A. Young supports Iddings' lively text with a substantive introduction and hundreds of biographical notes.

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
New Smart Villages offgrid solutions for helping world's bottom billion
A new series of essays by leading experts maintains that the latest offgrid energy solutions can provide sustainable development for the world's bottom billion and meet upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
Cambridge Malaysian Education Trust, Templeton World Charity Foundation

Contact: Richard Hayhurst
richard@e4sv.org
44-771-182-1527
Richard Hayhurst Associates

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
'The Battle for the Roads of Britain'
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...'

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
New book on 'Molecular Approaches to Reproductive and Newborn Medicine' from CSHLPress
'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.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
A handy field guide to the nearshore marine fishes of Alaska
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.

Contact: Maggie Mooney-Seus
Marjorie.Mooney-Seus@noaa.gov
206-526-4348
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Major new textbook on cerebrovascular disease
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.'

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
New books mark 100 years since Einstein's general theory of relativity
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.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Anne Clifford's 'Great Books of Record'
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.

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

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
CFC most likely major driver of climate change, not CO2: Expert
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.

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Family support more important than pre-school care in securing children's wellbeing
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.

Contact: Lee Page
l.page@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-765-74255
University of Warwick

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Mathematics professor teaching in an elementary school -- a whole new learning experience
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.

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
New book on cognition from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Learn cutting-edge research opportunities using new DNA sequencing technologies
'Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Informatics, 2e,' from CSHL Press, provides a thorough, plain-language introduction to the necessary informatics methods and tools for analyzing NGS data and provides detailed descriptions of algorithms, strengths and weaknesses of specific tools, pitfalls, and alternative methods. This book addresses the informatics needs of students, laboratory scientists, and computing specialists who wish to take advantage of the explosion of research opportunities offered by new DNA sequencing technologies.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Manchester academics complete Britain's largest study of murder
The most in-depth and comprehensive study of murder in Britain has been completed by a husband and wife team and is the subject of a new book.

Contact: Kath Paddison
kath.paddison@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-0790
University of Manchester

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Renewable energy finance
Imperial College Press's latest book on 'Renewable Energy Finance' reveals how putting the brakes on climate change is not a question of science and technology but rather one of financial commitment and political will.

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Intelligent big multimedia databases
When examining multimedia databases, we have to consider subsymbolical AI, algorithms from signal processing, image recognition, high-dimensional indexing and machine learning. This is what World Scientific's latest book on 'Intelligent Big Multimedia Databases' seeks to do.
Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Everything you need to know about coastal engineering -- international compendium published
Coastal and ocean engineers can now look forward to new research reading material compiled in a single compendium. Published by World Scientific, the 'International Compendium of Coastal Engineering' aims to provide a comprehensive overview of coastal engineering from basic theory to engineering practice.

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Back to the basics of pattern recognition and machine learning
World Scientific's latest book on 'Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning' adopts a detailed and methodological algorithmic approach to explain the concepts of pattern recognition.

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Research shows how Japanese American internment camps were covered during World War II
Drexel Communications Professor Ron Bishop published a book analyzing how the internment of people of Japanese American descent, mostly American citizens, was covered by local newspapers during World War Two.

Contact: Alissa Falcone
acf57@drexel.edu
215-571-4319
Drexel University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2015
Making sense of screening
Misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and possible harms are still being perpetuated by media stories and high profile cases, such as Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and emotive tabloid case studies of women under 25 dying from cervical cancer.

Contact: Emily Jesper
ejesper@senseaboutscience.org
44-207-490-9590
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
'Map of life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)
The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like planets.

Contact: Tom Kirk
tdk25@cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-8377
St John's College, University of Cambridge

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
New book offers insider perspectives of Teach for America
New book offers troubling look inside Teach for America. Nineteen alumni of TFA, a former TFA staff member and a researcher discuss the organization's training and diversity programs, corporate culture, and possible displacement of veteran teachers in high-need schools.

Contact: Sharita Forrest
slforres@illinois.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Company decision-makers get a manual for building sustainable business models
An electronic manual for company decision-makers has been published, providing companies with guidance concerning the planning and building of sustainable business models and networks. The manual was the by-product of a research project at Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Contact: Minttu Laukkanen
minttu.laukkanen@lut.fi
358-504-136-324
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Singapore arts through the eyes of four generations
Around the world, Singapore has been known as the nation that catapulted itself from a third world to a first world country in a single generation in an economic sense, but there has been little international publicity about Singapore's significant transformation in its cultural 'software' capabilities, audience and vibrancy over the same period of time, and in particular, the last two decades.

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Flamboyance of the flamingo explored in new book
They are among the most iconic and easily-recognizable animals anywhere in the world, and play a striking role in both art and popular culture throughout the ages. Now, the elegant and captivating flamingo is the subject of a fascinating new book, authored by a leading expert from the University of Exeter.

Contact: Jo Bowler
j.bowler@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

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