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Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Pipeline to replenish vanishing Dead Sea a bridge to Mid-East security, peace: Book
A massive 180 km pipeline-canal megaproject to bring water from the Red Sea could prevent the Dead Sea from disappearing while improving the region's environmental, energy and peace prospects, according to a book of insights into major global topics launched today by an association of 40 former government leaders and heads of state and UN University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
United Nations University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
New book from CSHL Press presents broad variety of career options for biomed scientists
The majority of PhDs trained in biomedical sciences do not remain in academia. In 'Career Options for Biomedical Scientists' from CSHL Press, they are now presented with a broad variety of career options, including science journalism, publishing, science policy, patent law, and many more. This book examines the numerous different careers that scientists leaving the bench can pursue, from the perspectives of individuals who have successfully made the transition.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
'Unifying the Mind:' Carnegie Mellon's David Danks outlines new cognitive architecture
Everyday thinking -- like reading this sentence to deciding which shirt to wear -- requires an astounding range of brain activity, yet cognition seems to happen seamlessly. In 'Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representation as Graphical Models,' Carnegie Mellon University's David Danks outlines a new cognitive architecture that explains two aspects of the human thought process: the ability to pay attention to only things that matter; and to use many different types of cognition to learn and reason about our world.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
New book from CSHL Press introduces the modern view of metabolic studies
'Navigating Metabolism' from CSHLPress provides a conceptual framework for navigating complex metabolic pathways, showing how cells generate energy and synthesize cellular constituents and then further relating metabolic reactions to molecular, genetic, and signaling underpinnings. These principles are supported by copious illustrations that clearly represent metabolic reactions, making them accessible and relating them to the ways in which cells respond to stimuli to produce specific biological outcomes. Authored by Navdeep Chandel, it is the perfect introduction to the modern view of metabolic studies.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
New book from CSHL Press with focus on genetics, personalized medicine and human diversity
'Human Variation,' new from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, provides a state-of-the-art view of human genetic variation and what we can infer from it, surveying the genetic diversity seen in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and India. The contributors discuss what this can tell us about human history and how it can be used to improve human health. They also caution against assumptions that differences between individuals always stem from our DNA, stressing the importance of nongenetic forces and pointing out the limits of our knowledge.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
World's first book addressing women and gender disparity in cardiovascular diseases
Did you know that despite improvements in cardiovascular healthcare, the death rates for women remain largely unchanged? Did you know that women with heart disease are under-treated and underserved?

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
New report synthesizes best available science on management of moist mixed-conifer forests
Oregon and Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent research findings to inform their management of eastside moist mixed-conifer forests in the two states.

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
503-808-2137
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Obstetrician/gynecologist publishes book on contraception for medically challenging patients
Rebecca H. Allen, M.D., M.P.H., an obstetrician/gynecologist with expertise in family planning at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has published a book that offers advice on how to meet the contraceptive needs of women with chronic medical problems. 'Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient' was edited in collaboration with Carrie A. Cwiak, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Altanta, Ga.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
New book about life as seen from physics
The book 'Models of Life' is a non-traditional biophysics textbook and it describes how life functions and controls itself. The book is a journey of discovery into biological systems and provides an understanding of the principles of life and biological regulation. The book is written by a professor of biophysics, Kim Sneppen, Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Taxonomy -- the Leopoldina publishes recommendations on researching biodiversity
With a view to making optimal use of the new opportunities available to taxonomy, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina recommends, in its statement entitled 'Challenges and Opportunities of Integrative Taxonomy for Research and Society,' promoting efforts to describe all the species of Central Europe. The statement also calls for investments in taxonomic research and teaching.

Contact: Caroline Wichmann
presse@leopoldina.org
49-345-472-39800
Leopoldina

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Former world leaders to launch new book on Mid-East, water, energy: Oct. 20
In Wales Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, the InterAction Council, an association of 40 former world leaders, and the United Nations University will launch their new publication: 'Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening' at the Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, the Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
United Nations University and InterAction Council

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UCLA Egyptologist gives new life to female pharaoh from 15th century BC
In a new mainstream biography, University of California Los Angeles Egyptologist Kara Cooney sets out to rehabilitate the image of female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who presided over Ancient Egypt's most peaceful and prosperous period in generations but whose successes were later erased or reassigned to male forbearers. To find a female ruler with as impressive a track record one has to look to third century BC China, Catherine the Great or Elizabeth I.

Contact: Meg Sullivan
msullivan@support.ucla.edu
310-825-1046
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
'FREE:' Why science hasn't disproved free will
Is free will just an illusion? The question has fueled debates across disciplines ranging from philosophy to psychology and religion. The answer has major implications, and the stakes are high. To put it simply, if we are free to make our own decisions, we are accountable for what we do, and if we aren't free, we're off the hook. In 'FREE,' Mele aims to set the record straight about the debate concerning free will.

Contact: Tara Kennedy
tara.kennedy@oup.com
212-726-6258
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
GSA 2014 Annual Meeting
Chicxulub didn't do it all by itself
Geoscientists now overwhelmingly agree that a single large asteroid or comet impact, such as Chicxulub in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, could not have been the sole cause of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Instead, new research in both planetary/space science and multiple earth-science specialties reveals that concomitant volcanic activity and the associated climate and environmental changes were significant contributing factors in four of the five major mass extinctions in Earth history.

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Can life continue for eternity?
'Elephants in Space -- The Past, Present and Future of Life and the Universe' takes us on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. Ben Moore explains how mankind acquired knowledge starting from the beginning of civilization when the ancient Greeks first began to ask questions about the nature of the world around them.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Fast, cheap, and under control
A new book argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
ACS COT releases sixth edition of resources for optimal care of the injured patient
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma today announced the release of its 2014 edition of the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.

Contact: Sally Garneski
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5409
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
The overlooked history of African technology
A new book from an MIT professor explores the confluence of innovation, hunting, and nature in Zimbabwe.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Caught in the social safety net
Andrea Campbell gives a firsthand perspective on the merits of means-tested social insurance programs.

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Are the world's religions ready for ET?
Astronomer David Weintraub's new book, 'Religions & Extraterrestrial Life,' explores the question of what the world's various religions have to say about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Make precise strategic decisions even when the unexpected happens
Being able to react to the unexpected by taking a strategic change of course can prove to be the salvation of a company and its leaders. 'Leveraging Flexibility,' a new book written by four business experts, reveals the significance of uncertainty and flexibility in strategic decision-making and demonstrates the extent to which these factors influence the value of a strategy or an asset.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Geology of northern Alaska: Examining the Arctic Alaska-Chukotka microplate
The tectonic evolution of the Arctic remains a subject of considerable uncertainty. The unknown Paleozoic and Mesozoic movements of a large block of continental crust, the Arctic Alaska-Chukotka microplate, contribute significantly to that uncertainty. Edited by Julie A. Dumoulin and Allison Till of the US Geological Survey, this eight-chapter volume addresses that uncertainty and demonstrates the power of modern research tools to penetrate the effects of orogenesis and to reconstruct pre-deformational tectonic and paleogeographic histories.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
New book from CSHL Press explores the evolution of sexual reproduction
'The Genetics and Biology of Sexual Conflict' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press includes discussion of the evolutionary origins of sexual conflict and its relationship to other evolutionary forces: e.g., sexual selection. It will thus be fascinating reading for all geneticists and biologists who are interested in the evolution of sexual reproduction.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
From the renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course
'Molecular Neuroscience: A Laboratory Manual' includes protocols used in the Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience course offered annually at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, as well as protocols drawn from its best-selling lab manuals. It is an essential resource for all neuroscientists, from graduate students upward, who seek to use molecular techniques to probe the complexities of the nervous system.

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

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Environmental finance expert and 'father of carbon trading' publishes new book
'Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Opportunities in a New Asset Class' by Richard Sandor, Murali Kanakasabai, Rafael Marques and Nathan Clark of Environmental Financial Products will be released on Oct. 9 by World Scientific Publishing.

Contact: Jason CJ Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
64-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

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