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Public Release: 26-Aug-2016
Five Irish brothers who mapped the British Empire
A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

Contact: Mark Byrne
m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
0044-207-882-5378
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
New book on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation
The Evaluation Platform on Obesity Prevention from the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute -- Laval University is pleased to announce the launch of the book 'Taxing Soda for Public Health: a Canadian Perspective' by Springer. This work provides an exhaustive analysis of the rationale, potential impacts and applicability of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as a public health measure aimed to contribute preventing obesity and diabetes, particularly in Canada.

Contact: Janet Kim
janet.kim@springer.com
646-424-3848
Springer

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Digging in data and spinning stories -- CMOs at work
A successful chief marketing officer needs to be passionate about what he is doing and get that message out to people, states Seth Farbman, CMO of the digital music service Spotify, in an interview with Josh Steimle. The interview with Farbman is one of 29 that Steimle, author of 'Chief Marketing Officers at Work,' conducted with leading marketing executives. The result is a compilation of biographical anecdotes, career advice and professional insights into their daily business, published by Apress.

Contact: Katrin Petermann
katrin.petermann2@springer.com
49-611-787-8394
Springer

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Social media in industrial China and social media in rural China
How has the biggest mass migration in human history affected Chinese communication habits? Have the inhabitants of rural China been 'left behind' in the social media revolution? These are just some of the questions explored by the latest books in an eleven book series revealing the discoveries made by the UCL Department of Anthropology's global 'Why We Post' social media research project.

Contact: Alison Major
Alison.major@ucl.ac.uk
University College London

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Problems in mechanics open the door to the orderly world of chaos
Despite the impression given in most mechanics texts, most non-trivial mechanics problems simply have no analytic solutions. When we try to solve them numerically the results show an odd combination of order and unpredictability that has come to be called chaos. This book embraces such problems and introduces students to the elegant body of theory that has grown up around them.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
A collection of practical algorithms for polynomial inequality proving and discovering
'Automated Inequality Proving and Discovering' is the first book that focuses on practical algorithms for polynomial inequality proving and discovering.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
New manual on Fission Yeast from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Fission Yeast' from CSHLPress provides an authoritative collection of core experimental procedures that underpin modern fission yeast research. The contributors describe basic methods for culturing and genetically manipulating fission yeast, synchronization strategies for probing the cell cycle, technologies for assessing proteins, metabolites, and cell wall constituents, imaging methods to visualize subcellular structures and dynamics, and protocols for investigating chromatin and nucleic acid metabolism. Modifications to techniques commonly used in related species are noted, as are useful resources for fission yeast researchers.

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
New book on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance from CSHLPress
'Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance' from CSHLPress examines the major classes of antibiotics, together with their modes of action and mechanisms of resistance. Well-established antibiotics (e.g., β-lactams) are covered, as are lesser-used drugs that have garnered recent interest (e.g., polymyxins) and new compounds in the development pipeline. Also examined is how bacteria evolve ways to resist disruptions by modifying the drug or drug target or by controlling access of the drug to the cell.

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Something fishy
Ichthyologist Milton Love co-authors a new report on Arctic species that will help guide future research and management decisions.

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
New book offers comprehensive look at fracturing horizontal wells
Fracturing horizontal wells has had a profound impact on the US oil and gas industry over the past 25 years, allowing production from fields once considered too marginal to produce. A new book, 'Fracturing Horizontal Wells,' translates that history and the lessons learned into a comprehensive look at the process, from planning to production.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Here's how deep learning neural networks are designed
World Scientific's latest book 'Deep Learning Neural Networks: Design and Case Studies' shows how DLNN can be a powerful computational tool for solving prediction, diagnosis, detection and decision problems based on a well-defined computational architecture.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Books by Hutch Neilson and Amitava Bhattacharjee
This article describes new books by Hutch Neilson and Amitava Bhattacharjee.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Twenty-six new species of minute litter bugs described in new book
A new book, 'Pegs, Pouches, and Spines: Systematics and Comparative Morphology of the New World Litter Bug Genus Chinannus Wygodzinsky, 1948,' revises the genus Chinannus, and the authors describe 26 new species, expanding the known range to most countries between Nicaragua and Bolivia.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Loyola neurologist is co-author and editor of four new neurology textbooks
Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, M.D., is a co-author, editor and co-editor of new editions of four major neurology textbooks that are helping physicians keep abreast with the ever expanding knowledge of neurological diseases and disorders.

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
University of Arizona psychologist's new book explores love's many layers
David Sbarra, professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, has spent most of his career studying love and relationships. He shares his insights in a new self-published e-book, 'Love, Loss, and the Space Between: The Relationship Expert Essays.' A collection of 37 essays that cull from scientific research and Sbarra's personal experience, the book explores not only romantic partnerships but also other close relationships, including friendships, work relationships and even people's relationship with technology.

Contact: Alexis Blue
ablue@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4386
University of Arizona

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016
Springer publishes HCNA learning guide for Huawei
Springer, part of Springer Nature, has published for Huawei Technologies an English-language technical reference book entitled HCNA Networking Study Guide in support of the ICT multinational's HCNA (Huawei Certified Network Associate) Series Certifications. This is the first international publishing project Springer has delivered for a Chinese corporation.

Contact: Zhang Li
li.zhang@macmillan.com
86-212-422-5047
Springer

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
New book gives comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology
Devin K. Binder, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and Jacqueline A. Hubbard, a recent UC Riverside alumna, have coauthored a book, 'Astrocytes and Epilepsy' (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2016), that provides a comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology, the role astrocytes play in epileptic brain tissue, and their potential as a therapeutic target.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
Here's how the human voice has been broken into its elements
Most recently, scientists dealing with the human voice have taken a novel view of the human voice from the perspective of voice production. The vitality of this new science is evidenced by five issued US patents. The monograph containing this is published by World Scientific.

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
In the space travel age, photonic tech is the way to go
As the space travel age dawns upon us, photonic technology takes on a greater central role in its impact on the performance of space systems.

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
How to build nanoelectronic devices atom by atom?
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Dull disasters?
In 'Dull Disasters?: How Planning Ahead Will Make a Difference,' authors Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon show that by harnessing lessons from finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences, countries can be far better prepared to deal with disasters.

Contact: Molly Grote
molly.grote@oup.com
212-743-8337
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Launch of the World Scientific Series on Current Energy Issues
The Series explores different energy resources and issues related to the use of energy. The volumes deal with the technical aspects of energy questions, and include relevant discussion about economic and policy matters. The goal of the series is to provide information that will allow the reader to reach conclusions based on sound, scientific data, and provide reliable information that can be useful to scientists, engineers, policy makers, and the general public.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Organic semiconductors -- materials for next-generation printable and wearable electronics
World-renowned researchers share their basic understanding of the foundational concepts pertaining to the design, synthesis, and applications of conjugated organic materials. These materials are used as semiconductors in new generations of devices for printed, conformable, and wearable electronics, in the context of applications related to light-emitting diodes, solar cells, field-effect transistors, spintronics, actuation, bioelectronics, thermoelectrics, and nonlinear optics.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
The 80th CSH Symposium Proceedings addresses 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work
'21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work,' the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Proceedings, provides a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome/chromosome biology. This volume spans a broad range of topics that reflect our current understanding of genetic mechanisms in humans and other organisms. Themes include chromosome biology and nuclear structure, topologically associating domains, gene-enhancer interactions, chromatin and epigenetics, gene regulation and control, developmental regulation, RNA controlling elements, maintenance of genome stability, nuclear receptors, circadian clocks and aging, and genome editing.

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Mindfulness key to eating what you want while preventing overeating
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.

Contact: Sheena Rice
RiceSM@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

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