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Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
The brain game
A new book by neuroscientist Kenneth S. Kosik offers strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Design procedures of HVAC systems are best illustrated using worked examples
Design principles of HVAC systems, available in professional handbooks, are presented in a form that is easier for undergraduates to follow. Carefully chosen worked examples are used to illustrate various calculation methods used in HVAC design. More realistic design computations are performed using MATLAB codes included in the book. Problems with numerical answers are included in each chapter of the book.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
New edition of landmark neurology textbook
For 26 years, the classic neurology textbook Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice has been an essential resource for practicing neurologists and trainees. Through seven editions, many of the nation's leading neuroscientists have written chapters with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of neurological topics

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
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Geology 101
Geologist Arthur Sylvester's new highway guide explores the iconic features of the Southern California landscape.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
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Songs in the key of colonialism
A UCSB historian's new book reveals the role of music in the subjugation and liberation of African culture.

Contact: Jim Logan
jim.logan@ucsb.edu
805-893-3071
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
New book on budding yeast from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Budding Yeast: A Laboratory Manual' provides a comprehensive collection of experimental procedures that continue to make budding yeast an informative model. The contributors describe methods for culturing and genetically modifying yeast, strategies and tools for functional analyses, approaches for characterizing cell structure and morphology, and techniques to probe the modifications and interactions of various cellular constituents. Strategies for studying metabolomics, complex traits, and evolution in yeast are also covered, as are methods to isolate and investigate new strains of yeast from the wild.

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

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
New book on microbial evolution from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Microbial Evolution' examines how bacteria and other microbes evolve, focusing on insights from genomics-based studies. Contributors discuss the origins of new microbial populations, the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms that keep species separate once they have diverged, and the challenges of constructing phylogenetic trees that accurately reflect their relationships. They describe the organization of microbial genomes, the various mutations that occur, including the birth of new genes de novo and by duplication, and how natural selection acts on those changes.

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

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Scientific education through films?
Magic swords, wands, cauldrons and cloaks of invisibility do not exist in reality. In contrast, it is possible that scenarios like crashed aircrafts looming out of the mists of an alien planet, patients being snatched from the jaws of death by a risky medical breakthrough, or smug murderers who are betrayed by a few molecules left at the scene of crime are part of our current or future reality.

Contact: Katrin Petermann
katrin.petermann2@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Information for mental health providers working with children who have chronic illnesses
This eBook provides critical information for mental health providers, including counselors, psychologists, and social workers, who are interested in providing services for children with chronic illnesses.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Introducing Gen Z: Research indicates arrival of a new class of students
In a newly published co-authored book, University of Arizona alumni Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace attempt to bring clarity to the similarities and differences among Generation Z and the Millennials -- two of the most influential generations at present. Seemiller and Grace also offer recommendations to higher education administrators, faculty members and practitioners about how to meet the specific needs of Generation Z, characterized as an influential, thoughtful, loyal, compassionate, open-minded and responsible group.

Contact: Corey Seemiller
corey.seemiller@wright.edu
937-775-3280
University of Arizona

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Reality check in the factory
A new book examines global realities of labor-law enforcement.

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
How maths solves problems for industry
The use of maths research in the UK to solve problems for business and industry is highlighted in a new book co-edited by academics at the University of Strathclyde.

Contact: Corporate Comms
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
AU Professor James Thurber's new book addresses American gridlock and democracy
Academics have attempted to ascertain just how Americans became so divided. And this is where American University School of Public Affairs Distinguished Professor James Thurber made a noteworthy contribution, co-editing a newly published book, 'American Gridlock: The Sources, Character, and Impact of Political Polarization.' It's immensely valuable because it pulls together many different facets of academic research on this subject into a single volume. It's like a one-stop shop for how the US became a polarized nation.

Contact: Kelly L. Alexander
kellya@american.edu
202-885-5952
American University

Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
'My Cancer Days' helps children cope with emotional cancer experience
A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for a child, with resulting emotions that are difficult to process. A new picture book published by the American Cancer Society, 'My Cancer Days,' offers reassurance to children facing this daunting illness.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Borderscaping helps understand social change
'Borders are more than just lines on a map; they are constructions and concepts that are constantly re-negotiated and maintained. Moreover, borders involve habits, attitudes and institutions that are used to create and maintain distinctions between 'us' and 'them',' says researcher Jussi Laine of the University of Eastern Finland, summing up the ideas of the recently published book 'Borderscaping: Imaginations and Practices of Border Making.'

Contact: Jussi Laine
jussi.laine@uef.fi
358-504-338-252
University of Eastern Finland

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Social media technology rather than anonymity is the problem
Problems of anti-social behavior, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence.

Contact: Martin Herrema
M.J.Herrema@kent.ac.uk
University of Kent

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Young Muslim women from slums impact India's globalization: York University study
In her book, 'Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Youth Culture' (published by Routledge), York University Professor Kabita Chakraborty explores how they contribute to and are impacted by the changing youth culture in India. The children's Sstudies researcher spent nearly two years in the large city of Kolkata, West Bengal, as part of field research.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
suhasini@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
New book on how to save forest elephants published as extinction crisis deepens
A newly published book focused on promoting research and conservation methods and strategies for the African forest elephant arrives at a crucial time for this species, which is being decimated by poaching, habitat loss, and other threats, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
'Angels without Borders'
Angel investment is early-stage private investment that has high risks. 'Angel investors' provide small amounts of capital ($100,000-$3,000,000) to early stage, high-risk ventures. In recent years, they have not only grown in numbers and sophistication, they have garnered the attention of larger investors and governments throughout the world who are interested in the phenomenal power of start-ups to bring innovative products to consumers, create jobs and economic value, and sustain macroeconomic growth.

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

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Caves and karst: Worlds within worlds across time
Karst aquifers are the world's most productive yet vulnerable groundwater systems, serving as the sole or primary water supply for more than one billion people worldwide. Karst systems have evolved dynamically across time, reflecting changes in climate and regional tectonism and the subsequent crustal scale hydrologic responses invoked by these processes. Caves are widely recognized as important geological features and, with karst, as distinctive and significant geologic systems covering approximately 20 percent of Earth's land surface.

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
An invaluable guide to navigating the new revolution in health care
David Agus, M.D., the bestselling author of 'The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life,' has released 'The Lucky Years,' helping people navigate a new world of healthcare wherein you can live a much longer, much more enjoyable life than ever before.

Contact: Mary Dacuma
mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
New book highlights research in emerging field of video bioinformatics
The first book to review the emerging interdisciplinary field of video bioinformatics was published in December by Springer. Titled 'Video Bioinformatics: From Live Imaging to Knowledge,' the book was edited by Bir Bhanu, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Riverside, and Prue Talbot, professor of cell biology and director of the Stem Cell Center and Core at UCR.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Are workarounds ethical in health care systems?
'There is more than one 'clean hands' problem in health care work,' writes Nancy Berlinger, a Hastings Center research scholar and a specialist in health care ethics, at the opening of her new book, 'Are Workarounds Ethical? Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems,' published by Oxford University Press.

Contact: Susan Gilbert
gilberts@thehastingscenter.org
845-424-4040 x244
The Hastings Center

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
When parents act badly: Book explores 'parental alienation'
In a new book, Colorado State University social scientists are shedding light on the understudied problem of parental alienation.

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
anne.manning@colostate.edu
970-491-7099
Colorado State University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
A medical pop-up book from the 17th century
Columbia University has digitized an important anatomical flap book -- an early attempt to represent the three dimensionality of the human body in the two dimensional format of the book.

Contact: Lucky Tran
lucky.tran@columbia.edu
212-305-3689
Columbia University Medical Center

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