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New book 'On the Wing' tracks evolution of flight in natural world
David Alexander has spent the past 20 years focusing largely on animal flight in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas, and this month he published his third book on the subject, titled 'On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Flight' (Oxford University Press, 2015).
New book explains how companies can lessen shocks of a volatile world
In a new book, 'The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected,' just published by the MIT Press, Professor Yossi Sheffi details how some leading multinationals are coping with a rising tide of disturbances, and suggests ways in which all large firms can think anew about their disruption-prone operations.
A prescription to cure Big Pharma's image problem
One Concordia researcher has a prescription to cure Big Pharma's reputation hire a Chief Values Officer.
New approach to urban ecology emerges from Forest Service research in Baltimore
'The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology,' is the first new school of ecology to emerge in more than 90 years, and the vision proposed by Morgan Grove, a Forest Service scientist in Baltimore, and co-authors includes environmental justice, human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level change, and more.
An ocean of hope
A new book by a UC Santa Barbara scholar explores the meaning of hope amid environmental struggles in the Pacific Ocean.
'The Road to Discovery: A Short History of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,' just released
For over a century, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has been influenced by exceptional personalities, outstanding achievements, and dramatic events. 'The Road to Discovery' captures that history in a lively narrative illuminated by vignettes on the importance of individual scientists and their discoveries. Abundantly documented with material from the Laboratory's archives, it is an accessible book that will appeal to anyone interested in the development of biomedical science and biotechnology through the 20th century to the present day.
100 photos that can help prevent sickness, save lives
A series of 100 photos may reduce the risk of Native Americans and Alaska Natives being exposed to or consuming water or food containing harmful cyanobacteria. The colorful images are part of a new field and laboratory guide developed by the US Geological Survey to help Native American and Alaska Native communities develop an awareness of what harmful algal blooms look like in the field and be able to distinguish them from non-toxic blooms.
US Geological Survey
Safety and security in transit environments
Dr. Andrew Newton is co-editor and author of a new book that has contributions from leading specialists around the world. Titled 'Safety and Security in Transit Environments,' it has been hailed as an important contribution to its field.
World Food Prize
Africa's future -- can biosciences help?
A new collection of assays launched at the World Food Prize 2015 examines the barriers to the use of bioscience techniques by Sub-Sahara African smallholder farmers and how if overcome this could help meet the challenge of SDG2 to end hunger.
Templeton Foundation, Cambridge Malaysian Educational Trust
Not so fast
A new book argues fully driverless is not the highest form of auto technology.
The evolutionary psychology behind the terrorist
Charles Darwin's theories on the evolution of species can also be used to gain an understanding of the development and functioning of the human mind, especially decision-making -- including the psychological factors that lead to violent terrorism. This is explored in a new book co-edited and written by Dr. Jason Roach, who is reader in crime and policing at the University of Huddersfield.
New computational method for the simulation of solids aids in prediction of fracture
Parting with the classical continuum concepts of stress and strain, a new approach called the peridynamic method has been developed. Application of peridynamics directly to particle lattices allows simulation of both continuous and fracture behavior. This is in contrast to the theory of continuum mechanics, which does not allow cracking to emerge naturally. The approach is useful both as a simulation tool and as a method for introducing concepts of solid mechanics to students.
Forward motion: Book suggests ways to limit reversals in health care
Medical reversal -- when accepted medical interventions are abandoned because they are found to be ineffective --is the 'most important problem in medicine today,' according to the authors of a new book: Ending Medical Reversal. Reversals are distressingly common. Reforms are overdue. Drug or device developers should demonstrate that an innovation clearly works prior to its adoption and widespread use.
Demystifying statistical turbulence modelling for fluid dynamics
This book takes readers through the physical arguments underpinning exact concepts behind statistical turbulence modelling for fluid dynamics, the rationale of approximations of processes that cannot be retained in their exact form, and essential calibration steps to which the resulting models are subjected by reference to theoretically established behavior of, and experimental data for, key canonical flows.
Computational intelligence augments our capability to solve problems in human-like manner
The Handbook of Computational Intelligence is written by leaders in research in this area as well as some rising stars. Included are the areas of fuzzy logic and systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, industrial applications as well as hybrid systems. This handbook is a one-stop-shop for researchers in the field who want to get more in the most efficient way from the primary source. This handbook covers fundamental as well as practical and implementation topics in this fast developing area.
Chair of Excellence programme by Carlos III University Madrid, Spain
New book on neurogenesis from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Neurogenesis,' from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, provides a state-of-the-art account of the sophisticated neurogenic processes in the adult mammalian brain -- particularly in the hippocampus and olfactory bulb.
Know your enemy: Outdated mental biases are making modern life more difficult
What does Dumbledore have in common with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Why is it that Batman, Superman and Spiderman fearlessly defeat evil monsters, but are hopelessly shy when it comes to women? And why is it that we crave sugary and greasy food, even though we know it's not healthy? The answer: our mind is like a smartphone with outdated software, whose different modules engage in constant struggle among themselves.
The psychology behind religious belief
Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. But in a new book, a psychologist who has studied human motivation for more than 20 years suggests there isn't just one. Religion, he says, attracts followers because it satisfies all of the 16 basic desires that humans share.
If not speculating, what are conformers and how to reveal them?
Conformational Concept For Synthetic Chemist's covers many aspects of conformational theory including different understandings of conformer, manifestation of conformers in spectra, interpretation of NMR spectra from the perspective of conformational exchange, the meaning of the potential energy surface, and a practical guide to calculation methods both of molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics.
Cancer: Not a death sentence
Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women, with a total of 1,087,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Despite this bleak outlook, several medical advances have been made in recent years that improve patient recovery rates and prognoses.
British Empire was a world of trouble, says historian in a new book
The British Empire was not the model of peace and stability, the 'Pax Britannica,' as it's often portrayed, says Antoinette Burton in 'The Trouble With Empire,' published by Oxford University Press. Dissent and disruption were the rule, not the exception, says the University of Illinois history professor. It's a story of 'skirmish, scramble, stumble, recover,' and very relevant to the current turmoil in the Middle East and the US involvement in Afghanistan.
What happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant?
Michio Ishikawa, an expert in the field of nuclear power, has written a book for those who would like to know more about the nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan in March 2011. A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process explains what caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion and discusses new ideas for safety design.
Membrane-assisted crystallization technology
Continuous sustainable industrial growth might be realized today and in the future with important innovations in process engineering. The process intensification (PI) strategy well represents the contribution that process engineers can offer to sustainable industrial growth.
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.
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