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Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Digital boom, scandal and war -- what do these have in common?
Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections and news reports, W. Joseph Campbell presents a vivid, detail-rich portrait of the most decisive moments of 1995.

Contact: Ericka Floyd, American University Communications
efloyd@american.edu
202-500-1326
American University

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Researchers reveal Schisandra Chinensis' unique properties
The book provides a comprehensive but concise account on a commonly used herb in Chinese medicine, Schisandrae Fructus. Of the six chapters with topics spanning from botanical properties to product development, special emphasis is placed on recent pharmacological studies on active ingredients such as schisandrin B and other dibenzocyclooctaene lignans, as well as integrative approach adopted in the development of food and nutraceutical products.

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

Public Release: 22-Dec-2014
The 'Breaking Bad' syndrome? UCLA anthropologist exposes the moral side of violence
In a new book, University of California Los Angeles and Northwestern social scientists ascribe most acts of violence to a truly surprising impulse: The desire to do the right thing. Killings and physical attacks are often committed as retributions for wrongs, an effort to teach lessons and instill obedience or an attempt to rectify a relationship that in the perpetrator's mind has gone awry and cannot be corrected any other way, say coauthors Alan Fisk and Tage Shakti Rai.

Contact: Meg Sullivan
msullivan@support.ucla.edu
310-825-1046
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors publishes annual meeting proceedings
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, which was held March 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., and includes select articles from the conference, as well as a general section related to pharmacy and nanotechnology, and an additional manuscript discussing innovation in chemistry.

Contact: Diana Vergara
vergara@usf.edu
813-974-1347
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
How to foster healthy and cognitively robust old age
The way people age is determined by many factors including lifestyle, health conditions, genetics but also socioeconomic position, social cohesion and even the current national economic situation. These factors hence do not only influence present life, but also have long-term consequences for mental and physical health in old age. Those implications are now presented in a new multidisciplinary publication on aging, co-edited by researchers from the University of Luxembourg.

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
How do teachers develop their knowledge? Research offers unexpected answers
This book addresses a crucial issue about teacher learning and professional development by presenting two research studies, conducted in USA and Singapore respectively, to investigate how different sources contribute to the development of teachers' pedagogical knowledge. The first study, introduced into China, has had an important influence on China's national policy on school-based teacher professional development. The findings in this book have significant implications for teachers, teacher educators, education administrators, researchers, as well as policy-makers worldwide.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
'Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application'
'Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application' is about time and its powerful influence on our personal and collective daily life. The new book presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of contemporary knowledge on temporal psychology inspired by Philip G. Zimbardo's work on Time Perspective.

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

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious
Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people -- this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient Rome, according to research coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, which analyzed rituals and magic practices in these artistic representations.

Contact: Javier Alonso
fjalonso@bib.uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Leading experts reveal role of chaos & complexity in biological info processing
Do chaos and complexity play a fundamental role in biological information processing?

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
The future of sex by the man behind the pill
Carl Djerassi, the renowned scientist behind the contraceptive pill, has published his latest book with Imperial College Press.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
MIT professor publishes fundamental study of nuclear radiation interactions
This book treats the foundational knowledge of Nuclear Science and Engineering. It is an outgrowth of a first-year graduate-level course which the author has taught at MIT. The emphasis is on the study of the interactions of nuclear radiation with matter through the understanding of cross sections. It is through the control of radiation interactions that existing or new nuclear devices can be made more safe, powerful, durable, and economical.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Unleash your inner scientist: A formula for success
A new book aims to make science less mysterious and intimidating by showing that many of the things non-scientists do for fun and relaxation use the same mental processes scientists employ when making major discoveries.

Contact: Phil Wajda
wajdap@union.edu
518-388-8394
Union College

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Artificial life expert: We are in danger of losing control of our technology and our lives
Future technology will be more intelligent and more living than most people can imagine today. We need clear guidelines on how to implement and use technology, or else citizens will lose their rights to their identity and their life. This is the prediction by Danish professor and expert in artificial life in a new international book about the future of technology.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
When things go wrong
Modern society's extraordinary preoccupation with accidents is also a preoccupation of UC Santa Barbara's Greg Siegel and is at the heart of a new book that examines a centuries-old cultural and scientific fascination: the need to explain the often unexplainable

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Iowa State physicist helps write the (very big) book on two major physics experiments
Iowa State's Soeren Prell helped write the new and definitive book on the physics of the BaBar and Bell experiments. 'The Physics of the B Factories,' all 900 pages of it, is a combined biography of the two major, multi-year physics experiments. Prell was one of five co-editors who worked for five years on the epic.

Contact: Soeren Prell
prell@iastate.edu
515-294-3853
Iowa State University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Open Ended Working Group on SAICM
New resource on health threats posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals
As governments, industry and public interest groups from across the globe prepare to meet next week to discuss endocrine-disrupting chemicals and other international chemical safety issues, the Endocrine Society and IPEN released a new guide documenting the threat endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose to human health.

Contact: Aaron Lohr
alohr@endocrine.org
202-971-3654
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Inclusive Wealth Index shows more than half of countries 'consuming beyond their means'
An innovative yardstick -- the Inclusive Wealth Index -- offers 140 countries a new perspective on their economic performance in recent decades, one that extends beyond Gross Domestic Product to help reflect sustainable development.

Contact: UN University/UN Environment Programme
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Terry Collins Assoc

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore's Institute of Technical Education shares breakthrough in vocational & technical education
Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore's Institute of Technical Education Dr. Law Seng Song has published his book on breakthroughs in vocational and technical education with leading publisher World Scientific. This book tells the story of a breakthrough in Vocational and Technical Education in Singapore. It led to a fundamental transformation under the Institute of Technical Education over a period of fifteen years: 1992-2007.

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
US house rules about much more than housekeeping
When the US House convenes in January, adopting rules of procedure will be among the first orders of business. Pretty mundane stuff, it would seem. Pay attention, though, says the author of a new book that analyzes over a century of House rule-making, up through 2013. Those rules will have a huge impact on what follows, and will be written with an eye on the Senate, president, party factions -- and larger political goals.

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-333-2894
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
New book on human fungal pathogens from CSHLPress
'Human Fungal Pathogens' by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press provides a comprehensive review of the biology and diseases of fungal pathogens. Contributors examine their life cycles, nutritional and metabolic requirements, and morphological characteristics, as well as their interactions with humans -- their modes of dissemination and penetration, the mechanisms they use to evade the immune system, and their effects on target organs. Specific chapters are devoted to the major disease-causing fungi, such as Candida, Aspergillus, and Cryptococcus species.

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Stanford's Precourt Institute and KQED launch e-book series on climate change
The new four-part iBooks Textbook series, 'Clue into Climate,' and an accompanying iTunes U course can be downloaded for free on iPad.
KQED Campaign 21

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
'Ocean Worlds'
Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams's new book, 'Ocean Worlds,' examines the nature and deep history of oceans, looks at how and when oceans may have formed on Earth and how they evolved, explores the importance of oceans in hosting life on which both humans and animals depend, considers how climate change, pollution, and over-exploitation are putting resources at risk, looks at what we know of oceans on other planets and considers what may become of our oceans in the future.

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
New book on 'The Biology of Heart Disease' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'The Biology of Heart Disease' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press describes how recent advances in genetics, stem cell biology, and developmental biology are transforming the way we understand and treat heart disease. Topics include tissue engineering, genome editing, stem cells, cardiomyocyte reprogramming, chemically modified RNA, and next-generation DNA sequencing.

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
New book on 'Innate Immunity and Inflammation' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Innate Immunity and Inflammation' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press reviews the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in innate immunity and all types of inflammation. The contributors examine the cell types that make up the innate immune system, their use of pattern recognition receptors to identify pathogens and damaged tissues, and how they trigger signaling pathways that culminate in inflammation, pathogen destruction, and tissue repair. The numerous chemical signals and factors involved in innate immunity and inflammation are described.

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Guidebook focuses on ecosystem service approach to decision making
A new online resource, the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook, helps resource managers account for the benefits nature provides, such as the coastal protection offered by oyster beds or carbon sequestered in soils that help to stabilize climate.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

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