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Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
'From the First Star to Milkomeda'
Avi Loeb, chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, has published a new eBook: 'From the First Star to Milkomeda.'

Contact: Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
New computational method for the simulation of solids aids in prediction of fracture
The discipline of fracture mechanics is required only because of the limitations of continuum mechanics. What if a theory for the deformation of solids included both continuous and cracking behavior by design? The new book 'Introduction to Practical Peridynamics' by Walter Gerstle and published by World Scientific develops a computational approach to the simulation of solids that is much more efficacious than current finite element approaches.

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2015
New book on 'Methods in Yeast Genetics and Genomics' from CSHLPress
'Methods in Yeast Genetics and Genomics: A Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course Manual, 2015 Edition' covers the full repertoire of genetic approaches needed to dissect complex biological problems in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2015
Dramatic breakthroughs in treatment of autoimmune inflammatory diseases
Over the past two decades, dramatic breakthroughs have occurred in the treatment of the inflammatory autoimmune diseases. In this volume, the recent progress, current status, and future development of therapy research for this large group of diseases are discussed by experts from different fields of medicine, including clinical immunology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology and rheumatology.

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
'Laboratory Biorisk Management' details safety, security methods for biosciences sites
Sandia National Laboratories announces a new book, titled 'Laboratory Biorisk Management.' It's the first full-length manuscript detailing the implementation of biorisk management principles to improve the safety and security of biosciences labs.

Contact: Heather Clark
hclark@sandia.gov
505-844-3511
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
New book argues that social sciences are critical to climate change
Pope Francis recently made an impassioned plea for a 'cultural revolution' to combat climate change, calling for collective action and 'a conversation which includes everyone.' Thus far, the climate conversation has often neglected the contributions of one key group: social scientists. According to the new book 'Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,' engaging the social -- and not just natural -- sciences is essential for effecting large-scale change.

Contact: Alex McKechnie
ahm62@drexel.edu
215-895-2705
Drexel University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
Entirely new invariant in commutative (and non-commutative) algebra
World Scientific's newly published book 'A Non-Hausdorff Completion: The Abelian Category of C-complete Left Modules over a Topological Ring,' introduces an entirely new invariant in commutative (and non-commutative) algebra and in homological algebra, and opens up a whole new area for study, with also probable applications to algebraic geometry and algebraic topology -- including p-adic cohomology in algebraic geometry.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-644-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
The next leap forward in energy storage
Editors Nancy J. Dudney, William C. West, and Jagjit Nanda have brought together a highly diverse and accomplished group of expert theorists and experimentalists in the field of solid-state batteries. These 51 authors across a wide range of disciplines contributed 22 chapters encompassing three main aspects of the field: Enabling Technologies and Fundamental of Solid State Systems, Novel Solid Electrolyte Systems and Interfaces, and Devices and Three Dimensional Architectures.

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
ASA task force releases new book on climate change
Edited by Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle, the forthcoming book, 'Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,' breaks new theoretical and empirical ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions, and cultural practices.

Contact: Daniel Fowler
pubinfo@asanet.org
202-527-7885
American Sociological Association

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
New clinical standards for emergency nurse practitioners
Dr. Jane O'Connell, Australia's first endorsed nurse practitioner specializing in emergency care, is leading the way in re-defining the role specialty nurse practitioners play in the health system. She has published the first set of clinical practice standards for emergency nurse practitioners.

Contact: Sandra Hutchinson
s3.hutchinson@qut.edu.au
61-731-389-449
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
'Nudging' consumers along: New book helps organizations solve the 'last mile' problem
Most organizations spend much of their effort on the start of the value creation process. They pay a lot less attention to the end: the crucial 'last mile' where consumers come to their website, store, or sales representatives and make a choice. In 'The Last Mile: Creating Social and Economic Value from Behavioral Insights,' a new book from Rotman-UTP Publishing, author Dilip Soman shows how to use insights from behavioral science in order to close that gap.

Contact: Ken McGuffin
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
New research could lead to better identification of human vulnerabilities
A researcher at the University of Missouri suggests that research in 'male vulnerability' should be expanded to include 'female vulnerability.' Using evolutionary theory, he proposes a method for identifying when specific traits, such as height or language abilities, are compromised in one sex or the other or at some ages but not others. Identification of age-, sex-, and trait-specific sensitivities will enable an assessment of how disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins undermine human wellbeing.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Solving energy-related engineering problems with thermodynamics concepts
In his third book, Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications, published by World Scientific, Ismail Tosun (Middle East Technical University) helps students to easily grasp the fundamentals of thermodynamics.

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman's Journey in Physics
'I became a feminist by necessity. My passion was physics.' With this quote from Mary K. Gaillard's new book, 'A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman's Journey in Physics', Robert Sanders begins his description of this book about Gaillard's career and her resilience in the face of subtle and not-so-subtle discrimination.

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
The 9th edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart is out
The JRC has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data. The 9th edition contains new and updated radioactive decay data on 1,644 nuclides not found in the previous 2012 issue. In total, nuclear data on 3,992 experimentally observed nuclides are presented.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
New book details long-term impact of Katrina on New Orleans-area children
A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It includes insights into why and how children's post-disaster trajectories differed and provides policy recommendations for lessening children's suffering in the next disaster.

Contact: Jeffrey Wakefield
jeffrey.wakefield@uvm.edu
802-578-8830
University of Vermont

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
Carbohydrates are the third revolution in evolution, besides nucleic acids & proteins
The publication entitled Carbohydrate Chemistry: State of the Art and Challenges for Drug Development offers an overview of key aspects of carbohydrate biology and chemistry that are fundamental for the design of novel therapeutics. The four-part structure of this book introduces these essential components to life, starting from their structure and biological roles and covering analytical methods and synthesis, that pave the way for the development of a wide range of therapeutic applications.

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

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

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