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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

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
New book outlines 'the intellectual terrain of statistics'
In 'The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom,' published in March by the Harvard University Press, Stephen Stigler identifies seven fundamental principles of statistics, a largely interdisciplinary field.

Contact: Steve Koppes
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Bioinvasion ecology: 'Biological Invasions in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems'
New book presents a clear and accessible understanding of biological invasions, its impacts, patterns and mechanisms in both aquatic and terrestrial systems. It demonstrates the latest theories and models, including data and examples of the most influential vectors of invasions in marine invertebrates, vascular plants, freshwater fishes, insects, amphibians and reptiles.

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

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
What's in a name?
On a quest to solve the mystery surrounding his name, a UCSB English scholar uncovers family history and suppressed stories.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Historian's new book tells neglected history of black gay men
Black gay men were largely missing in both black and gay history, so Kevin Mumford, who specializes in both, set out to tell their story. The University of Illinois history professor 'wanted to reclaim a history that had been washed over, that had been overlooked.' His new book seeks to show how 'black gay lives matter,' largely through stories of activists, both famous and little-known, many of whom placed great importance on religious faith.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
AGI releases the 2016 Directory of Geoscience Departments
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the 51st edition of The Directory of Geoscience Departments.

Contact: Carolyn Wilson
cwilson@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
New from Garland Science -- now available: 'Cell Biology by the Numbers' by Ron Milo and Rob Phillips
'Cell Biology by the Numbers' is written by Ron Milo and Rob Phillips and published by Garland Science. It is 400 pages with 181 illustrations.

Contact: Alain Mentha
alain.mentha@taylorandfrancis.com
212-216-7828
Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group LLC.

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
New book examines ecology of threatened prairie-chickens
A new volume in the Cooper Ornithological Society's Studies in Avian Biology series highlights the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens.

Contact: Rebecca Heisman
aoucospubs@gmail.com
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 10-Mar-2016
New book reveals that food monopolies are everywhere
Food monopolies are everywhere -- and they're growing. A new book by a Michigan State University professor dissects the troubling trend and shows how it's happening on all levels of the food chain.

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
A child's first 8 years critical for substance abuse prevention
An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-594-8040
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Science in fiction
When looking at a book with the title 'Raw Data,' you'd probably expect a dry read of scientific facts. On the contrary -- Pernille Rorth's new novel is the exact opposite: a vivid account set in a scientific environment that gives insight into researchers' daily lives from a very personal point of view.

Contact: Christiane Ranke
christiane.ranke@springer.com
49-622-148-78460
Springer

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
Asia Pacific: What lies ahead for its business leaders?
The Chinese market crash in January 2016 made an unsettling start to the New Year. The timing is therefore apt for the publication of a new book Foresight & Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region. The authors Luke van der Laan and Janson Yap argue that the Asia Pacific is and will continue to be the long-term economic powerhouse of the world and its stability and potential will also largely determine the global economic outlook.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Book examines commodification of feelings, love in Tokyo's host clubs
In the decades after Japan's prosperous Bubble economy burst, the male hosting phenomenon has taken off. Host clubs have created an avenue for young men to get rich relatively quickly.

Contact: George Diepenbrock
gdiepenbrock@ku.edu
785-864-8853
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Comprehensive field guide to New England wild flowers is published by Timber Press
'Wildflowers of New England' is the first comprehensive, up to date wildflower guide focused entirely on New England. This easy-to-use, portable guide describes more than 1,000 species of wildflowers and small shrubs with color photos. The book is an invaluable resource for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, scientists, teachers, students and anyone wishing to learn more about the region's diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to 'What's that plant?'

Contact: Carol McGarry
cmcgarry@newenglandwild.org
New England Wild Flower Society

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