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Showing releases 26-50 out of 52.

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Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
'Religions subordinate woman with respect to man'
Historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger publishes book about controversial gender issues -- burka bans, women in the Church, sexual norms, feminism in Judaism.

Contact: Sarah Batelka
religionundpolitik@uni-muenster.de
0049-251-832-3376
University of Münster

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Society in carnival China: The beautiful, the damned and the Olympics
China won the bid for the 2008 Olympics in 2001. The euphoria of winning the bid, the monumental efforts to host it, and the month-long event itself, China presented itself to the world and the world wants in. What will China do post-Olympics: to ride the tide going out or put up barriers to close in?

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
Favourite US technique born in the USSR
A new book by a Monash University medical historian reveals the roots of America's most popular method of natural childbirth in Stalinist Russia.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
Lying a major part of the american experience
935 LIES explores the many ways truth is manipulated by governments and corporations. The author, Charles Lewis, is a veteran of the battle for public integrity. He explains the political, social, and business changes that have increasingly weakened the ability of journalists to play their traditional truth-telling role.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
efloyd@american.edu
202-885-5935
American University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Modern Mathematical Tools for Computer Graphics and Vision
More and more abstract mathematics has been applied in the research of computer graphics, geometric modeling and computer vision. The scope covers from tensor algebra, exterior algebra, geometric algebra, projective geometry, differential geometry, Riemannian geometry to topology, differentiable manifolds and Hilbert spaces.

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Celebrating the work of a neglected scientific pioneer
A University of Leeds academic has shed important new light on the fascinating story of pioneer William T. Astbury, whose contribution to the discovery of DNA has long been overlooked.

Contact: Gareth Dant
g.j.dant@leeds.ac.uk
01-133-433-996
University of Leeds

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
New book from CSHLPress provides a comprehensive review of the biology of the skin
'The Skin and Its Diseases' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is a vital reference for dermatologists, cancer biologists, cell and developmental biologists, immunologists, and all who seek to understand the numerous functions and diseases of this major organ.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
New book from CSHLPress covers all aspects of MYC biology
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'MYC and the Pathway to Cancer' from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine covers all aspects of MYC biology. The contributors discuss its normal functions in the control of cell growth, cell competition, pluripotency, and development, as well as the molecular basis for the effects of the MYC protein on transcription. In addition, they examine how MYC interacts with other proteins, induces apoptosis, and impacts metabolism, genomic stability, and microRNA expression.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
New book from CSHLPress introduces the fundamental principles of signal transduction
'Signal Transduction', published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is essential reading for students learning about signal transduction for the first time. It will also be a vital reference for all cell, molecular, and developmental biologists and pharmacologists, neurobiologists, and immunologists studying processes regulated by cell signaling.

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Classical monographs re-published in advanced open access
A new book publishing platform of Pensoft demonstrates how legacy science books can be re-published in semantically enhanced open access edition through markup, data extraction and semantic enhancements. The workflow is illustrated by a volume of the fundamental botanical series Flora Malesiana re-published in the newly launched, Advanced Books platform. The new platform reveals how historical works can benefit from digitization while at the same time becoming available to interested people worldwide.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
New field guide for Africa's mammalian Eden
New WCS-authored field guide by Princeton University Press documents Tanzania's staggering mammal diversity.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
New book: Art & Energy: How Culture Changes
In Art & Energy, internationally acclaimed museum planner Barry Lord argues that human creativity is deeply linked to the resources available on earth for our survival.

Contact: Dottie Jeffries
dottiejeffries@gmail.com
917-445-7876
Jeffries Marketing, LTD

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
New from Garland Science -- now available: 'Genetics and Genomics in Medicine'
Garland Science is proud to announce the publication of 'Genetics and Genomics in Medicine' by Tom Strachan, Judith Goodship, and Patrick Chinnery.

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Scientists put mankind's technological impact on the planet to the test
University of Leicester geologists suggest human phenomenon lies at the heart of the Anthropocene.

Contact: Dr. Jan Zalasiewicz
jaz1@leicester.ac.uk
01-162-523-928
University of Leicester

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Reptile Atlas a first for southern Africa
It took seven editors and 26 authors nine years to compile the first ever Reptile Atlas for all reptiles found in the southern tip of Africa. This huge collaborative effort resulted in the 485-page Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland -- a hardcover book launched recently that also contains the conservation status of the 421 recognized species and subspecies of reptiles found in these three countries.

Contact: Erna van Wyk
erna.vanwyk@wits.ac.za
27-117-174-023
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
New book by James Watson: Perfect for anyone who has ever learned something from a father
After a lifetime of accomplishment in research, writing, education, and science advocacy, James Watson delves for the first time publicly into his own lineage to chronicle an archetypical American family from before the Civil War to Vietnam. With its portraits of many memorable characters, illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and period documents, 'Father To Son,' published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, brilliantly illuminates the fundamental truth that who we become as individuals is determined by both our genetic and cultural heritage.

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
New York City's history from the ground up in Steinberg's 'Gotham Unbound'
After exploring the environmental impact of the American obsession with green lawns in his last book, Case Western Reserve University historian Ted Steinberg now has turns his attention to the environmental footprint of one of the world's most iconic cities: New York.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Parliamentary means dissensus
Research launched by Academy of Finland Professor project shows that consensus is rare in parliaments. Parliamentary politics is about finding opposite views and alternatives which stems from following established rules and procedure.
Academy of Finland

Contact: Professor Kari Palonen
kari.i.palonen@jyu.fi
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Early Earth
The range of conditions and compositions that have been proposed for Earth's early surface and atmosphere is considerable, from highly reducing and rich in organic compounds to essentially as oxidizing as today. Investigations have been guided by geological evidence, cosmochemical analysis, and comparisons to other terrestrial bodies. This new Special Paper from The Geological Society of America, edited by George H. Shaw of Union College, presents and discusses several, sometimes contradictory, models for early Earth.

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Elsevier unveils updated 8th edition of Rutherford's Vascular Surgery
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will unveil Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition, a comprehensive two-volume reference, at the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston, June 5 - 7.

Contact: Christopher Capot
c.capot@elsevier.com
212-633-3164
Elsevier

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Reports uncover the tender spot in relation to EU citizens' rights
Top lawyers at an international congress in Copenhagen discuss Union citizenship on the basis of reports produced in connection with the congress. One of the conclusions from the reports is that Union citizenship has a different meaning depending on where you live in the EU and that EU should therefore intervene to ensure equal rights for all EU citizens. The reports are published in the book entitled 'Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges.'

Contact: Ulla Neergaard
Ulla.Neergaard@jur.ku.dk
45-35-32-33-13
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 30-May-2014
KAM theory demystified
Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theory (or 'KAM theory') is often cited as one of the most important mathematical results of the 20th century. In spite of this, many scientists are unfamiliar with KAM theory and why it is important. This new book is the first source to provide a readable, wide-angle overview of the content of KAM theory and its importance in mathematics, physics, chaos theory, and science generally.

Contact: Luo Jun
ljchu@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 30-May-2014
How to diagnose something hotter than 100 million degrees
The target of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion is the conundrum of how to find a source of energy capable of satisfying the needs of a growing world population without destroying the environment. The goal is to control the energy that is released in hot plasmas when two light atomic nuclei fuse to form a heavier one. The book discusses the physics behind the use of electromagnetic waves for diagnosing the properties of very hot plasmas.

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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
New analysis suggests an overhaul of strategies on nuclear weapons
In a new book, an MIT political scientist examines the multiple political uses of nuclear weapons.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Showing releases 26-50 out of 52.

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