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Public Release: 20-May-2015
SPIE Spotlights e-book series launches, offering short tutorials in optics and photonics
SPIE Spotlights, a new peer-reviewed e-book series from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has launched with tutorials on image resolution, fiber optics, and logistics of setting up a laser lab. The new series fills a gap between longer works and single papers, and provides an accessible resource for professionals throughout the field.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Geospectrum Spring 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Geospectrum has been published by the American Geosciences Institute. Geospectrum provides an inside look of the latest news from geoscience community.

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 19-May-2015
An introductory global CO2 model
In World Scientific's latest book An Introductory Global CO2 Model, an introductory global CO2 model that gives some key numbers, for example, atmospheric CO2 concentration in ppm as a function of time such as for the calendar years 1850 (preindustrial) to 2100 (a modest projection into the future), is presented.

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

Public Release: 18-May-2015
'Eternal flames' of ancient times could spark interest of modern geologists
Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise to legends surrounding the Delphi Oracle, Chimaera fires and 'eternal flames' that were central to ancient religious practices. Modern geologists and oil and gas explorers can learn much by delving into the geomythological stories, writes Guiseppe Etiope of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy. His research is published in the new Springer book 'Natural Gas Seepage.'

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

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Over 50 years of marine litter research now available to all in new book
University of Exeter researcher, professor Tamara Galloway, has contributed to one of the most expansive summaries of our knowledge of man-made litter in the world's oceans to date. The new book, 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter' is published by Springer and is set to be available through open access, allowing its content to reach the wider audience that is so necessary to raise awareness of this important challenge.

Contact: Jo Bowler
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Celebrating 50 years of the lives of women in Singapore
The book explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years.

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

Public Release: 15-May-2015
50 years of social issues in Singapore
'50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore' is the first book to be published and launched in the World Scientific book series to commemorate Singapore's 50 years of nation building.

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
JRC thematic report: Science for food
The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's 'from farm to fork' policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions. It also presents JRC research on global food security -- a growing challenge for researchers and policymakers alike when over 800 million people face hunger worldwide and food demand is expected to rise by 60 percent by 2050.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez-Verdesoto
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 12-May-2015
OUP announces the publication of 'our story' as it has never been told before
'Origins,' by Jim Baggott, tells the story of creation from the big bang to human civilization as it has never been told before. For the first time, and in one volume, we have a chronological sequence from the big bang to the emergence of human consciousness, 13.8 billion years later.

Contact: Kate Farquhar-Thomson
kate.farquhar-thomson@oup.com
44-186-535-3423
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 6-May-2015
A fresh approach to a central concept in chemistry: Orbitals
The book incorporates the results of recent research in the relative energies of subshells in many-electron atoms. A mathematical approach is taken that is thorough yet comprehensible, and supported by worked solutions to problems. The g orbitals are examined in detail as an extension of treatment of the s, p, d and f shells, now that new heavy elements in the periodic table are approaching a putative g block.

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Surfing's global elite collaborate to explore the challenges of sustainability
The surfing world's most powerful figures and practitioners have been brought together for a new book. Published by University of Plymouth Press, it explores how the industry is grappling with the global challenge of sustainability.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
01-752-588-004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 5-May-2015
¡Tequila! University of Utah assistant professor researches history of drink
University of Utah assistant professor Marie Sarita Gayan's research took her to Mexico, to places including Tequila, Amatitán, Arandas and Guadalajara. She interviewed agave farmers, toured distilleries and attended regulatory meetings to learn as much as possible about the topic. The historical overview in the book is complimented by a several fun facts about tequila.

Contact: Melinda Rogers
melinda.rogers@utah.edu
801-608-9888
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Culture clash
MIT scholar's new book explores fierce debates over immigration.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Are we speaking the same language when it comes to aging? New report seeks answer
A new report from an eight-member expert collaborative, Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), and the FrameWorks Institute proposes to reclaim the social narrative on what aging really means by building better perceptual connections between health care experts, advocates, and the thousands of Americans who turn 65 every day. LAO members will discuss findings in an online town hall with stakeholders from across the aging field on May 5 at 2 p.m. ET (visit http://bit.ly/ReFramingAging for more details).
AARP, Archstone Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, John A. Hartford Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, Rose Community Foundation

Contact: Daniel E. Trucil
dtrucil@americangeriatrics.org
212-822-3589
Leaders of Aging Organizations

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Book on brown recluse spiders dispels myths and misconceptions
'The Brown Recluse Spider' (Cornell University Press, 2015) is a book by Richard Vetter of UC Riverside and is the culmination of 20 years of work on the brown recluse. Written for a general audience, the book discusses taxonomy, how to identify a recluse, how to identify harmless spiders routinely misidentified as recluses, the biology and life history of brown recluses, their distribution, medical aspects, and misdiagnoses of non-spider-related medical conditions as recluse bites.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
First-of-its-kind clinical guide explains uses and limitations of public blood pressure kiosks
High blood pressure affects one in three adults in the US, and blood pressure measurement is the first step toward accurate diagnosis and management of the disease. The FDA recommends the public seek doctors' advice when using blood pressure kiosks. However, there has been no published guide to which doctors can confidently refer for answers until now, with the publication of a first-of-its-kind clinical guide addressing use and validity of public blood pressure kiosks.

Contact: Korinne Leonardis
kleonardis@pollock-pr.com
212-941-1414
Pollock Communications

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
University of Utah professor reframes conversation around domestic violence in new book
Sonia Salari, an associate professor and graduate director in the University of Utah's Department of Family and Consumer Studies, has long research murder-suicides among elderly couples. Many of the cases and their ensuing news coverage provoke a question: Why are fatal acts among elderly couples often romanticized, rather than recognized as severe domestic violence? Her new book examines this question and others related to domestic violence across the life course.

Contact: Melnda Rogers
melinda.rogers@utah.edu
801-587-2130
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Popular images of journalists have changed little over a century, says a new book
If you think reporters are scoundrels, you might point to popular culture. If you think they're heroes, you might do the same. For more than a century, both depictions have been plentiful and constant, whether in films, books and comics; on TV and radio; or more recently in video games, say two experts on the subject, in their book 'Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-621-6721
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Historian's tale of colonial Illinois about collaboration rather than conquest
Illinois has an early colonial history that's easily forgotten, or boiled down to just the explorers Marquette and Jolliet and a few French fur traders. What's missing in that, however, is a surprising history of European and native cooperation, interracial marriage and mixed-race communities, according to University of Illinois history professor Robert Morrissey, in his new book, 'Empire by Collaboration.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-621-6721
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Classroom acoustics for architects
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has published a free online booklet for architects to aid in the application of ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1-American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools, Part 1, the national classroom acoustics standard that applies to K-12 classrooms.
Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Elaine Moran
elaine@acousticalsociety.org
516-576-2360
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Buckley helping lead international schizophrenia research group, edits two books
Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a psychiatrist, expert in schizophrenia, and Dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is a member of the seven-person Executive Committee charged with planning the future of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, the premier global conference on schizophrenia research.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Time and age
Entitled 'Time and Age: Time Machines, Relativity and Fossils,' this book authored by Professor Michael Mark Woolfson from University of York, addresses the measurement of time in relation to astronomical time.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
ADSA Foundation announces plan to publish third edition of 'Large Dairy Herd Management'
To benefit a broad segment of the global dairy industry, the ADSA Foundation will undertake another major initiative, this time to meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. In 1978, a symposium designed specifically to produce a book, 'Large Dairy Herd Management,' was held in Gainesville, Fla. Speakers' presentations were developed into book chapters. In 1992, the book was updated under the co-editorship of Jack Van Horn and Charlie Wilcox.
ADSA Foundation

Contact: Ken Olson
keolson@prodigy.net
630-237-4961
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Book details misconceptions about smallpox's role in Native depopulation
As part of his new book, 'Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824,' a University of Kansas history professor disputes the idea that infectious diseases themselves gave Europeans an advantage over Native-Americans because indigenous peoples did not have the right medicine or knowledge base to fight these new diseases, such as smallpox.

Contact: George Diepenbrock
gdiepenbrock@ku.edu
785-864-8853
University of Kansas

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
New Notre Dame book offers strategies for engaging millennials for ethical leadership
In 'Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: What Works for Young Professionals and Their Managers,' Notre Dame's Jessica McManus addresses many of the stereotypes about millennials and offers strategies for optimizing their performance in the workplace.

Contact: Jessica McManus Warnell
jmcmanus@nd.edu
574-631-9182
University of Notre Dame

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