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Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Researchers solve data science tasks in big data era using decision trees learning
Data mining is the art of exploring large and complex bodies of data in order to discover useful patterns. Theoreticians and practitioners are continually seeking improved techniques to make the process more efficient, cost-effective and accurate.

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
'Rhetoric in the Flesh' by T. Kenny Fountain: The anatomy student and human cadaver
T. Kenny Fountain in his new book, 'Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab' explains discoveries from his ethnographic study of education in the anatomy lab, and how the experience is part of the transformation of students into medical professionals.

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Making the case for Keynes
A new book explores how Keynesian ideas are relevant to today's global economy.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Case studies challenge students to diagnose infectious diseases
For almost 25 years, medical students have relied on 'Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases' to prepare for Part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners Exam. First published in 1992, the newly updated, fourth edition, now available from the American Society for Microbiology Press, continues to challenge students to develop a working knowledge of the variety of microorganisms that cause infections in humans.

Contact: Courtenay S. Brown
csbrown@asmusa.org
202-942-9316
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
How high for how long? Geomechanics of the Tibetan Plateau
Defining the elevation history and mechanisms of uplift for the Tibetan Plateau has challenged geoscientists for decades. It is known from deformation histories, sediment accumulation records, and thermochronology results that construction of the plateau is likely the result of an extended history of compressional deformation beginning before and continuing throughout the Cenozoic India-Asia collision. However, key questions about the nature of the plateau remain.

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Re-publication of 'Flora of Northumberland and Durham' (1831): A dramatic account of change
The classical botanical work 'Flora of Northumberland and Durham' published by Nathaniel John Winch in 1831 is re-published through the innovative Advanced Books platform as an example of combining modern information technology together with historical scholarship to create a new sort of resource. This publication will be supporting ongoing research on the botany of the region, which can be seen as a model for other regions in Europe.

Contact: Quentin John Groom
qgroom@botanicalkeys.co.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
'Military Geoscience': Desert dust storms, environmental security, and DOD bioreserves
'Military Geosciences in the Twenty-First Century,' new to GSA's Reviews in Engineering Geology series, covers a wide swath of topics, including environmental security, location considerations for US military bases, dust storms and the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the hydrogeology of Afghanistan and its impact on military operations, and US military installations as bioreserves. The final chapter addresses a unique question: if a bomb drops in the desert, do we still call it wilderness?

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

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Tory Williams combats controversy surrounding stem cell therapy with new book
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title 'Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring Story that Brought Stem Cell Research to Conservative America,' in an effort to bring awareness to the growing conversation and debate surrounding stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

Contact: Melanie Scharler
917-340-6492
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
The Bachelor: Then and now
'Bachelors of a Different Sort,' the new book by Concordia University art history professor John Potvin, shows that bachelors once held an ambivalent, uncomfortable and sometimes unfriendly position in society. That was especially true for 'bachelors of a different sort' -- queer men.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-909-2999
Concordia University

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
New book calls for expanded role of indigenous peoples in worldwide conservation planning
A just-published book edited by University of Massachusetts Amherst human geographer Stan Stevens presents the latest original research and surveys transformative new approaches now being considered to enhance the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide to have a stronger voice in shaping conservation and park management policies that affect their traditional lands.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Celebrating CERN -- the world's most remarkable physics laboratory
An informative and entertaining celebration of the most remarkable physics laboratory in the world, CERN.

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
Natura 2000 could do a great deal more for nature protection
Overall, Europe's nature conservation areas are having a positive effect on maintaining biodiversity, but are not working for all species. In particular, there is room for improvement for species which find it harder to disperse, according to an international research team led by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in its final report on the EU project SCALES.
European Union

Contact: Klaus Henle
klaus.henle@ufz.de
49-341-235-1270
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 1-Sep-2014
'Quantum Chance': Book
'Quantum Chance,' a delightful and concise exposition, does not avoid the deep logical difficulties of quantum physics, but instead gives the reader the insights needed to appreciate them. From 'Bell's Theorem' to experiments in quantum entanglement, the renowned experimental physicist Nicolas Gisin provides a solid understanding of one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary physics. The Foreword to the book is written by Alain Aspect, whose pioneering experiments helped to confirm quantum nonlocality.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
International experts in oxidation catalysis contribute to Imperial College Press handbook
Controlling the oxidation powerful of the catalysts allows scientists either to eliminate extremely toxic compounds or to produce chemical compounds of high-added values. This book provides an extensive overview of all the multiple aspects of this major application of catalysis.

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Why pilgrims flock to the Holy Land
'Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage' (NYU Press, 2014) is the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948, and the book sheds new light on a multi-billion-dollar industry that shapes how many American Christians practice their faith.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Springer announces new book series, 'Healthy Ageing and Longevity'
As the longevity of the world's population continues to increase, the challenges accompanying this become more complex and touch nearly every aspect of society. Springer has therefore launched a new book series, 'Healthy Ageing and Longevity,' to address issues related to this achievement.

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences
Today's students in college biology and other science courses are increasingly being asked to analyze problems in quantitative ways, and now they have a new textbook to help them do so.

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Book: 'Aspiring Adults Adrift'
This follow-up to Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's landmark Academically Adrift takes the students from that study through the rest of college and into the workplace, and reveals the surprising -- and troubling -- realities of life and learning for young people today.

Contact: Levi Stahl
lstahl@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-0289
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
The Great Lakes: Understanding and protecting North America's 'third coast'
he fragile natural environment of North America's 'third coast,' home to 34 million people, gets some well-deserved attention in this new book from The Geological Society of America. The shorelines of North America's Great Lakes span 17,500 kilometers (10,874 miles), thus making this area fertile ground for studying the effects of coastal change on human populations as well as the effects human activities have on coastal environments.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How is computer vision applied in robotics and the industry?
'Human-computer interfacing has become a major scientific aspect in the design of systems and machines that are capable of performing complex and possibly even autonomous tasks,' said Dominik Sankowski and Jacek Nowakowski, authors of World Scientific's latest book 'Computer Vision in Robotics and Industrial Applications.'

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How are queueing systems analyzed?
'In the analysis of a physical system, the first step is to derive a mathematical model for the system. However, it is important to note that mathematical models, in general, may assume many different forms,' said emeritus professor Chan Wah Chun, 'Depending on the particular system, one mathematical model may be more suitable than others.'

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
School board study: Women far more silent than men in meetings
Scholars analyzed 87 school board meetings from 20 different states. They found: women only spoke as often as their male counterparts when women held at least 60 percent of the board positions, hen outnumbered, women used only 72 percent of their fair share of the speaking opportunities, and in 10 of the 87 school boards, women spoke or made motions at less than half the rate of a board member's equal share.

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terrane
The evolution and origin of Earth's Arctic realm and the nature, location, and age of its major tectonic boundaries remain subjects of considerable uncertainty. This new compilation of studies from The Geological Society of America demonstrates the power of modern research tools to penetrate the effects of orogenesis and reconstruct the area's pre-deformational tectonic and paleogeographic history.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Springer launches ChemTexts
Beginning in 2015, Springer will publish a new online-only journal called ChemTexts -- The Textbook Journal of Chemistry. With four issues a year and 250 pages per issue, ChemTexts will impart contemporary knowledge in all subdivisions of chemistry to students at an exceptionally high didactic level.

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New from CSHLPress, an essential guidebook for designing experiments
From CSHLPress, 'Experimental Design for Biologists' explains how to establish the framework for an experimental project, how to set up all of the components of an experimental system, design experiments within that system, determine and use the correct set of controls, and formulate models to test the veracity and resiliency of the data. This handbook is an essential source of theory and practical guidance for designing a research plan.

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

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