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Public Release: 18-May-2016
Hubbard Brook: Lessons from the forest
For more than half a century, scientists have converged on the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to explore how forest ecosystems work, from the flow of water and nutrients to the ecology and behavior of forest animals. 'Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem' captures the rich history of research at the site, including how it has transformed environmental policy, resource management, and forestry practices -- locally, regionally, and nationally.
Dartmouth College, Furthermore Foundation

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 18-May-2016
Personal experience adds new dimension to elder care researcher's work
Lehigh University political science professor Laura Katz Olson combined her policy expertise with her personal story in her latest book 'Elder Care Journey, A View from the Front Lines' (SUNY Press), which documents the demands and stresses of caregiving as well as the manifold indignities perpetrated by social welfare policy.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 17-May-2016
Schools need to provide better access to community services so all students can learn
All across the country, there are low-performing school districts, under-achieving students and frustrated teachers, but current literature doesn't fully address the root of the problems. The new book 'School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities' re-thinks the relationship between public education and communities, and how schools can help break the cycle of poverty while promoting student and teacher success.

Contact: Laura Bronstein
Binghamton University

Public Release: 16-May-2016
What makes computerized systems smart and to perform like or even better than Humans?
The book blends contributions from a mixture of high flying world leaders with the rising stars of the new generation of talented researchers.

Contact: Jason CJ
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Explore the geology of the US Rocky Mountain and inland Northwest regions
Prepared in conjunction with the 2016 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, this well-illustrated volume includes to field trip guides the lavas of the Columbia River basalts, megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scabland, Mesozoic accreted terranes, metamorphic Precambrian Belt and pre-Belt rocks, and other features of this tectonically active region.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 16-May-2016
New book identifies 50 studies every pediatrician should know
Now that she is a first-time mother of a six-month-old boy, Ashaunta Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., is especially happy to be one of five authors of the just published book, '50 Studies Every Pediatrician Should Know' (Oxford University Press, 2016). An assistant professor of pediatrics at the Center for Healthy Communities in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, Anderson contributed 13 of the 50 chapters to the book.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Activism alone can't change perceptions of human rights abuse
Activism alone can't change public perception of human rights abuse, a new book on Soviet dissenters and British human rights organizations suggests.

Contact: Martin Herrema
University of Kent

Public Release: 12-May-2016
The codes of World War I
When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, the Americans were unprepared to wage a modern war and American cryptologists had to build a military intelligence unit from scratch. This is described in articles written by John Matthews Manly, a former cryptologist in the American Military Intelligence Division. In the new Springer book 'Codes, Ciphers and Spies' by John F. Dooley these articles are published for the first time.

Contact: Christiane Ranke

Public Release: 11-May-2016
25 myths of dating, sex and marriage debunked in new book
How we feel about ourselves and those we love depends in large part on the assumptions and expectations we hold about romantic relationships. It turns out that many of our beliefs about intimate relationships aren't backed up by science. In his new book, 'Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage,' Binghamton University psychology professor Matthew D. Johnson debunks 25 of the biggest myths out there.

Contact: Matthew Johnson
Binghamton University

Public Release: 10-May-2016
'The Five Horsemen of the Modern World'
Global warming, food shortages, water shortages and quality, chronic illness and obesity -- these worldwide crises share striking similarities: each is getting worse, despite extensive and concerted efforts to control them. Daniel Callahan calls them the five horsemen of the modern world.

Contact: Susan Gilbert
845-424-4040 x244
The Hastings Center

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Winter is coming -- and the women of Westeros are ready
A new book, 'Women of Ice and Fire,' compares the blockbuster series 'Game of Thrones' with the book series by George R. R. Martin, and examines the roles of gender, violence and multimedia engagement in shaping the TV series.

Contact: Anne Gjelsvik
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 6-May-2016
New book on biochar published
The Soil Science Society of America has published 'Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers.' Stunning agricultural and environmental benefits are covered.

Contact: Susan V. Fisk
American Society of Agronomy

Public Release: 6-May-2016
Why 'sharks get cancer, mole rats don't'
A provocative new book by Loyola Medicine radiation oncologist James S. Welsh, M.D., 'Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don't' explores how animals can help us understand how the immune system can be used to fight cancer. Dr. Welsh explores fascinating examples of how the immune system in some cases effectively kills tumor cells, while in other cases cancer cells escape detection. He also explains how, contrary to popular belief, it's possible to catch cancer.

Contact: Jim Ritter
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 6-May-2016
Air power now weapon of choice
Air power has become the weapon of choice for Western politicians because it causes maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment, according to new research from a University of Exeter academic.

Contact: Kerra Maddern
University of Exeter

Public Release: 5-May-2016
New edition of book showcases the best in southern California medical education
Kochar's Clinical Medicine for Students was first written 35 years ago to provide students with a moderately sized, portable clinical textbook. The sixth edition of the book has just been released. Authored predominantly by medical faculty from institutes like the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside and Loma Linda University, the new edition emphasizes the growing impact of these institutes' demand for excellence in shaping the next generation of well-rounded medical professionals.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 5-May-2016
New book on the p53 protein from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'The p53 Protein: From Cell Regulation to Cancer' covers the rapid progress that has recently been made in basic and clinical research on p53. The contributors review new observations about its basic biology, providing updates on the functions of its isoforms and domains, the myriad stresses and signals that trigger its activation or repression, and its downstream effects on genome stability and the cell cycle that enforce tumor suppression in different cell and tissue types.

Contact: Robert Redmond
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 3-May-2016
AGI releases The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth Edition
For more than 40 years, AGI's Data Sheets have been a critical tool for the geoscientist in the field, the lab, and the classroom.

Contact: John Rasanen
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Tracks, trails, and thieves
Ride the trails and rails across the Wild West with Ferdinand Hayden through this detailed recounting of the first government-sponsored geological survey of the Wyoming and adjacent territories in 1868. The discovery of new archival material has helped bring the day-to-day adventures of this unique survey to life.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

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