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Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
New book by ecologist James Estes recounts pioneering research in Alaska
In his new book, 'Serendipity,' marine ecologist James Estes recounts the simple twists of fate that sent him to the Aleutian Islands in 1970 to study the distribution and abundance of sea otters. It was the start of a remarkable journey of discovery that led to profound insights about the complexity of ecological interactions and the importance of predators in natural ecosystems.

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Designing peace -- guidance for reaching durable settlements
A new book by a University of Kent expert on political conflict resolution provides a template for policy-makers on how to manage peace processes.

Contact: Sandy Fleming
S.Fleming@kent.ac.uk
01-227-823-581
University of Kent

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Clothing made from tea byproduct could improve health of fashion industry
The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of Iowa State University researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber -- made from a green tea byproduct -- to see if it's a viable alternative.

Contact: Young-A Lee
ylee@iastate.edu
515-294-7826
Iowa State University

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
When it's more than just an ouch! What parents should know
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, is co-author of a new book on helping children cope with pain: 'Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal: Two Pediatricians' Mind-Body Guide for Parents.'

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
SHSU professor gets first-hand look at Mexican drug wars
Nathan Jones, an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University, spent a year in Mexico examining drug cartels and government interventions in the drug trade for his first book.

Contact: Beth Kuhles
kuhles@shsu.edu
936-294-4425
Sam Houston State University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
New book probes better ways to protect humanity of patients and families during ICU care
Using insights from cognitive psychology, Dr. Samuel Brown discusses new approaches to reduce suffering for patients and their families when they need high levels of care, including concrete strategies to apply before, during, and after a serious illness.

Contact: Jess C. Gomez
jess.gomez@imail.org
801-718-8495
Intermountain Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
The big question of 'how physics makes us free'
In her book, University of Arizona philosopher Jenann Ismael tries to describe what it means to be free and to break down the arguments that attempt to establish that it is impossible. The first part of the book examines how humans fit into the natural order. The second part turns to human actions.

Contact: Jenann Ismael
jtismael@email.arizona.edu
University of Arizona

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
QMUL paleontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100 million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognized today, is charted in a new book by a zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Difficult relations between religion, philosophy, and science
'Religion as a Philosophical Matter' published by De Gruyter Open and available fully in open access offers new perspectives for a philosophy of religion that aims beyond the internal questions of rationality within a theological tradition.

Contact: Maria Mrynkiewicz
maria.hrynkiewicz@degruyteropen.com
48-660-476-421
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Combine analytical thinking and intuition, says scientist
A new book titled 'Connecting Analytical Thinking and Intuition' urges scientists to become better at combining analytical thinking and intuition. 'This is necessary in order to successfully meet the major global interdisciplinary challenges,' says the author of the book, Anders Omstedt, professor of oceanography at the University of Gothenburg.

Contact: Anders Omstedt
anders.omstedt@marine.gu.se
46-031-786-2881
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research
A thorough examination of the tensions that exist between society's desire for effective and safe medicines and profit pressures, with examples of both bona fide successes and abuses of the public trust across a broad swatch of biomedicine.
American Cancer Society, SUCCESS program of the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Identifies investment opportunity across extractive industry's cycle
Given the design component it involves, financial engineering should be considered equal to conventional engineering. By adopting this complementary approach, financial models can be used to identify how and why timing is critical in optimizing return on investment in extractive industry projects and to demonstrate how financial engineering can enhance returns to investors. The book addresses the related technical and financial issues.

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Getting to Denmark: Trust is key
Trust may explain the good state of Danish economy and the country's successful welfare society. You must be able to trust that your fellow citizens do not cheat their way out of working or paying taxes, and that the authorities administer your taxes successfully.

Contact: Ingrid Fossum
if@au.dk
458-716-5327
Aarhus University

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
UB sociologist offers framework to analyze Bernard Madoff's con
A new book by a University at Buffalo sociologist describes the previously unexplored inner workings of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme that swindled billions of dollars from unsuspecting investors.

Contact: Bert Gambini
gambini@buffalo.edu
716-645-5334
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Tropical forests and climate change focus of book
A University of California, Riverside associate professor has co-edited a just-published book on how tropical forests are responding to climate change.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 3-Apr-2016
Gels Handbook explores significant development of hydrogels
Hydrogels are made from a three-dimensional network of cross-linked hydrophilic polymers or colloidal particles that contain a large fraction of water. In recent years, hydrogels have attracted significant attention for a variety of applications in biology and medicine. This has resulted in significant advances in the design and engineering of hydrogels to meet the needs of these applications. This handbook explores significant development of hydrogels from characterization and applications.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 3-Apr-2016
Design procedures of HVAC systems are best illustrated using worked examples
What is the best strategy to introduce HVAC design procedures to undergraduates with the aim of promoting understanding of the principles, and competence in their application?

Contact: Amanda Yun
yun@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Study finds gestational surrogacy often misunderstood, unevenly judged
Research by Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, is compiled in what is the first book-length ethnographic examination of gestational surrogacy in the United States.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Loyola surgeon is editor of definitive textbook on lung transplantation
Loyola University Medical Center thoracic surgeon Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, is chief editor of the definitive new textbook, 'Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice.'

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

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Examining emotion, thought and behavior: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology
What concepts shape the contemporary study and practice of psychology? Analyzing key theorists and theories in the field, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology contains information on the theories' histories, strengths, and weaknesses. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology is out today as a two-volume set.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
How studying child prodigies helps us understand autism
Scientists may learn a lot about autism from studying a group of people who don't have the disorder.

Contact: Joanne Ruthsatz
Ruthsatz.4@osu.edu
419-755-4117
Ohio State University

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