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Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
New book examines culturally responsive ways to support immigrants, refugees
The stories of immigrants and refugees reflect resilience and sacrifice. As global conflicts force an increase in the numbers of peoples seeking refuge, social workers must respond with support that recognizes the unique experiences of the immigrant and refugee. 'Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, Culturally Responsive Practice,' details critical issues facing these populations and ways future social workers can respond to the challenges.

Contact: Marisa Ramirez
mrcannon@uh.edu
713-743-8152
University of Houston

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. Examining these issues and the impact that political and societal forces have on the lives of LGBTQ individuals, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies launches today as a three-volume set.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Nanotheranostics -- the power of nanomedicine
Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact, the term 'nanotheranostics' has been proposed to describe a new class of nanomedicines which integrates the simultaneous detection and treatment of a disease. Many creative approaches have been proposed to co-deliver imaging and therapeutic agents too.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Solving state-of-the-art high temperature related problems
How can engineers deal with oxidation and corrosion at high temperatures? How do we prevent degradation of mechanical properties of materials at high temperatures in corrosive environments?

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Flexible electronics -- the power of bending tomorrow's devices today
Remember the Minority Report acted by Tom Cruise some years ago? Well, the possibilities of what we have seen is now coming to past as the power of bending devices, is now made available through flexible electronics.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy
Heavily illustrated and referenced, with problem solving examples, The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy is integrated into 5 volumes, each covering the theory, instrumentation, sampling methods, experimental design, and data analysis techniques, as well as essential reference tables, figures, and spectra for each spectroscopic region. The detailed practical aspects of applying spectroscopic tools for many of the most exciting and current applications are covered. Featured applications include: medical, biomedical, optical, physics, common commercial analysis methods, spectroscopic quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
China's national interests become global and complex
Through a thorough consideration of Chinese leaders' evolving world view and their assessments of the changing international environment, the book offers a useful, informative and stimulating background for a better understanding of Chinese foreign policy since the beginning of the era of reforms and opening to the external world. While considering China's foreign policy from its leaders' policy framework, the author maintains an objective and critical view.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
New book links political buzz with honeybees' search for new hive
Carnegie Mellon University economist and complexity theorist John H. Miller argues that there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Exhausted? Join the world's oldest club
In Exhaustion: A History (Columbia University Press, 2016), Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner, Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities, in the University's School of European Culture and Languages, says 'burnout' and worries about work life balance were known to different eras by different terms.

Contact: Sandy Fleming
S.Fleming@kent.ac.uk
44-012-278-23581
University of Kent

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Vicious circles -- confusing, instructive, amusing?
A conceptual structure that leads to deep scientific discoveries, yet tricks the mind into believing the impossible.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
On 9/11, America's Dunkirk
On 9/11, World Trade Center office workers who escaped the wreckage of the initial attacks fled in desperation. But leaving lower Manhattan by familiar routes proved all but impossible. Yet, within just nine hours, half a million people were evacuated. The unexpected rescuers? Hundreds of boat operators. How that happened, and what planners can learn from it, is the subject of a new book by the directors of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center.

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Book chronicles rise of urban planning in ancient Egypt
Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, many of which remain as magnificent monuments to their civilization, were also the world's first urban planners.

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Growing customer power requires a strategic sales response
Organizations need to integrate their sales activities more both internally and with customers' needs according to a new book co-authored by an academic at the University of East Anglia.

Contact: Press Office
press@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93496
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Darwin's 'true century' was delayed until animal biographies illuminated social evolution
Over the last 50 years, long-term studies following individual animals over entire lifespans have allowed insight into the evolutionary influence of social behavior -- finally fulfilling the holistic approach to evolution first suggested by Darwin, argues the author of a new milestone work on mammal societies.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
How did today's Washington get so politically divided?
Just two years after reelecting President Obama, how did Americans sweep Democratic power from the Senate and give Republicans even greater control of the House? Focused on election results and key data by county and district for the House, Senate, and governors' elections from the 2013-2014 election year, 'America Votes 31' is published today by CQ Press (an imprint of SAGE Publishing).

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
The EU to remain the once and future ruler in a global economy?
Although the United Kingdom is considering leaving the European Union and other economic players, such as China, are emerging, researchers suggest that the EU is -- and will remain -- a dominant player in the world's business arena.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
How to ride on brainwaves: From ideas to business
Anil Sethi started working for two cups of coffee per day when he began his first startup. He had to struggle with lots of failures and eventually became a successful Swiss entrepreneur. In his book From Science to Startup: The Inside Track of Technology Entrepreneurship, he charts the experiences, pitfalls and knowledge behind transforming scientific ideas into successful startups and offers a practical guide for those who want to turn their ideas into real business.

Contact: Christiane Ranke
christiane.ranke@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
How running makes us human
Barefoot runner and University of Kent lecturer Dr. Vybarr Cregan-Reid makes a compelling case in a new book for how running can make people's lives better.

Contact: Martin Herrema
m.j.herrema@gmail.com
University of Kent

Public Release: 31-May-2016
Clay country poet suffered from congenital syphilis
Cornish 'Poet of the Clay' Jack Clemo became blind and deaf because of congenital syphilis inherited from his father, a new University of Exeter study has found.

Contact: Kerra Maddern
k.l.maddern@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 29-May-2016
America's lack of woman president 'exceptional'; Hillary Clinton suited for job
It's high time the United States elected the first woman president, and Hillary Clinton's ability to handle global and domestic issues makes her most qualified to do the job, according to a new book edited by Dinesh Sharma, associate research professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Contact: Dinesh Sharma
dsharma@binghamton.edu
917-405-5878
Binghamton University

Public Release: 27-May-2016
Cyborgs closer to becoming a reality of human evolution
Our excitement with and rapid uptake of technology -- and the growing opportunities for artificial brain enhancement -- are putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to evolution experts from the University of Adelaide.

Contact: Maciej Henneberg
maciej.henneberg@adelaide.edu.au
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Free e-book to support anti-smoking fight released by Georgia State
A free electronic book to assist researchers, practitioners, advocates, students and others interested in working to end smoking, one of the leading causes of death and disease globally, has been released by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Contact: Anna Varela
avarela@gsu.edu
404-413-1504
Georgia State University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
US prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says author
The US has been a leading voice for human rights. It's also run prison camps, now and in the past, that denied people those rights. A. Naomi Paik wanted to explore that contradiction -- finding out why these camps were organized, how they were justified, how prisoners have been treated and their response to that treatment. The result is her book 'Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-333-2894
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-May-2016
New book: How to keep STEM support from falling short
Four former STEM undergraduates and editors of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science have created a pocket mentor for aspiring scientists based on interviews with professionals and their own personal experiences.

Contact: Lauren Salas
lsalas@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-0890
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 20-May-2016
United National Environment Assembly 2016
Nematodes and tardigrades, and dung beetles, oh my!
A new 'Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas,' which has its roots at Colorado State University will be unveiled May 25, 2016 in Nairobi at the United Nations Environment Assembly.
European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

Contact: Mary Guiden
mary.guiden@colostate.edu
970-491-6892
Colorado State University

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