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The psychology behind religious belief
Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. But in a new book, a psychologist who has studied human motivation for more than 20 years suggests there isn't just one. Religion, he says, attracts followers because it satisfies all of the 16 basic desires that humans share.
If not speculating, what are conformers and how to reveal them?
Conformational Concept For Synthetic Chemist's covers many aspects of conformational theory including different understandings of conformer, manifestation of conformers in spectra, interpretation of NMR spectra from the perspective of conformational exchange, the meaning of the potential energy surface, and a practical guide to calculation methods both of molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics.
Cancer: Not a death sentence
Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women, with a total of 1,087,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Despite this bleak outlook, several medical advances have been made in recent years that improve patient recovery rates and prognoses.
British Empire was a world of trouble, says historian in a new book
The British Empire was not the model of peace and stability, the 'Pax Britannica,' as it's often portrayed, says Antoinette Burton in 'The Trouble With Empire,' published by Oxford University Press. Dissent and disruption were the rule, not the exception, says the University of Illinois history professor. It's a story of 'skirmish, scramble, stumble, recover,' and very relevant to the current turmoil in the Middle East and the US involvement in Afghanistan.
What happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant?
Michio Ishikawa, an expert in the field of nuclear power, has written a book for those who would like to know more about the nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan in March 2011. A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process explains what caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion and discusses new ideas for safety design.
Membrane-assisted crystallization technology
Continuous sustainable industrial growth might be realized today and in the future with important innovations in process engineering. The process intensification (PI) strategy well represents the contribution that process engineers can offer to sustainable industrial growth.
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.
Getting the growing research data problem under control
International funding bodies, including the National Science Foundation, are now requiring researchers to create data management plans as part of the grant application process. While funders, libraries, publishers and other groups now support good management practices, researchers still lag behind in their understanding and implementation of this topic. In Data Management for Researchers, Kristin Briney provides a practical manual, empowering researchers to take control of their data and protect the integrity of their research.
Houston, We Have a Narrative
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson makes a powerful case for why scientists need to stop being scared and embrace storytelling
Scientists address potential Achilles' heel in scientific study of climate change
Editors Chih-Pei Chang, Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif and John M. Wallace propose that ignoring natural variations may be detrimental to our understanding of our climate.
Paying attention to mudrocks: Priceless!
Siliciclastic mudrocks, often termed shales, represent more than two thirds of all sedimentary rocks on Earth, yet they are the least understood. The topic of mudstone deposition and diagenesis has only recently begun to emerge as important and widely recognized, mostly because of increased interest from the petroleum industry. In spite of their fine grain-size rocks and low permeabilities, mudstones have contributed significantly to North American production of natural gas.
Germany's role in the euro crisis
A new book by Franz-Josef Meiers analyses Germany's role in the euro crisis. The main argument of 'Germany's Role in the Euro Crisis' is that Germany's role in and responses to the euro crisis can best be explained by different concepts of self, historical memory, and institutional practices.
Improving aid effectiveness in global health
Springer has released a new book entitled 'Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health,' edited and co-authored by Dr. Elvira Beracochea, President and CEO of Realizing Global Health.
New textbook explores victimology
College students will be introduced to the causes and consequences of victimology in a new textbook authored by Lisa Muftic of Sam Houston State University and Leah E. Daigle of Georgia State University.
Chronicling crises in the world's economies: The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition
Addressing the changing world of poverty in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, SAGE today announces the second edition of The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, with 175 new articles and 775 updated original articles on poverty and its related issues. A five part set, this updated resource has expanded by two volumes, covering new categories relating poverty to health, education, environmental sustainability, technology, and more.
Looking to brain science for clues to better writing
Good writing isn't an art, a University of Florida researcher says -- it's a science.
Where did the Dalai Lama's power come from?
Who ruled over Tibet -- the Dalai Lama or the emperors of China? In his book, 'The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China,' Professor Dr. Peter Schwieger, the Tibetologist from the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn, investigates the historical background of this question. He determined: Tibetan politics were never completely free from the strong influence of their neighbors -- such as China and the Mongols.
New book on Cell Death Techniques from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Cell Death Techniques: A Laboratory Manual' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press provides a comprehensive suite of step-by-step protocols for inducing, detecting, visualizing, characterizing, and quantifying cell death in a variety of systems. The authors also provide guidance on interpreting and presenting the results of cell death experiments, as well as advice on complementary procedures that may be required to confirm the results of a given experiment.
New book on 'Size Control in Biology,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Size Control in Biology,' from CSHLP, examines our current understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that precisely regulate the sizes of biological structures so that they can function efficiently in their cellular, organismal, or ecological context. Contributors discuss the genetic, hormonal, and environmental inputs that trigger cells to grow, divide, or die, the various signaling pathways involved, and how these determine the final body size of an organism and the proportions of its component tissues and organs.
An essential guide to the genetic terms that impact your research, from CSHLPress
In 'Decoding the Language of Genetics,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, the distinguished geneticist David Botstein offers help to scientists and physicians daunted by the arcane technical terms that flourish in his discipline. The science of gene function has a vocabulary of specialized, sometimes confusing terms, which are often a barrier to full understanding of the underlying concepts. Botstein draws on his long experience as a teacher and pioneering scientist to explain and what many genetic terms mean and how they entered common usage.
Research advocate's new book to be released on Stem Cell Awareness Day
World Scientific's latest book, Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond How Ordinary People Can Fight Back against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease -- with a Posthumous Foreword by Christopher Reeve, authored by Fremont author Don C. Reed combines easy-to-understand science, in-the-trenches political warfare, and inspirational stories that capture the struggles that led to Proposition 71.
Leading heat & mass transfer scientist John Thome publishes Encyclopedia
Leading heat and mass transfer scientist John R Thome has published his latest twin-set 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I - Fundamentals and Methods' and 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II - Special Topics and Applications' with World Scientific.
New memoir collection spotlights the success of black entomologists
A new book published by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) gives an inside look at the childhood, university, and career experiences of 20 successful black entomologists from around the globe, including the challenges they overcame and the mentors who inspired them.
New edition of 'The Menopause Guidebook' helps women looking for facts, not myths
There is much debate surrounding how a woman entering the stages of menopause, or in the throes of this life stage, can or should manage symptoms, and now there are more options than ever before, adding extra confusion to the mix. To help make the process easier for women, The North American Menopause Society has published its eighth edition of 'The Menopause Guidebook.'
A brutal hunger
Viewed from today, war in the distant past seems almost tidy: Armies clashed, the victors marched into history and the losers faded from memory. A new collection of studies edited by a pair of UC Santa Barbara anthropologists, however, for the first time illuminates the grim and often catastrophic role of food shortages in ancient warfare.
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