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Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Book: 'Aspiring Adults Adrift'
This follow-up to Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's landmark Academically Adrift takes the students from that study through the rest of college and into the workplace, and reveals the surprising -- and troubling -- realities of life and learning for young people today.

Contact: Levi Stahl
lstahl@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-0289
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
The Great Lakes: Understanding and protecting North America's 'third coast'
he fragile natural environment of North America's 'third coast,' home to 34 million people, gets some well-deserved attention in this new book from The Geological Society of America. The shorelines of North America's Great Lakes span 17,500 kilometers (10,874 miles), thus making this area fertile ground for studying the effects of coastal change on human populations as well as the effects human activities have on coastal environments.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How is computer vision applied in robotics and the industry?
'Human-computer interfacing has become a major scientific aspect in the design of systems and machines that are capable of performing complex and possibly even autonomous tasks,' said Dominik Sankowski and Jacek Nowakowski, authors of World Scientific's latest book 'Computer Vision in Robotics and Industrial Applications.'

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
How are queueing systems analyzed?
'In the analysis of a physical system, the first step is to derive a mathematical model for the system. However, it is important to note that mathematical models, in general, may assume many different forms,' said emeritus professor Chan Wah Chun, 'Depending on the particular system, one mathematical model may be more suitable than others.'

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
School board study: Women far more silent than men in meetings
Scholars analyzed 87 school board meetings from 20 different states. They found: women only spoke as often as their male counterparts when women held at least 60 percent of the board positions, hen outnumbered, women used only 72 percent of their fair share of the speaking opportunities, and in 10 of the 87 school boards, women spoke or made motions at less than half the rate of a board member's equal share.

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
New tools reveal mysteries of an ancient Arctic terrane
The evolution and origin of Earth's Arctic realm and the nature, location, and age of its major tectonic boundaries remain subjects of considerable uncertainty. This new compilation of studies from The Geological Society of America demonstrates the power of modern research tools to penetrate the effects of orogenesis and reconstruct the area's pre-deformational tectonic and paleogeographic history.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Springer launches ChemTexts
Beginning in 2015, Springer will publish a new online-only journal called ChemTexts -- The Textbook Journal of Chemistry. With four issues a year and 250 pages per issue, ChemTexts will impart contemporary knowledge in all subdivisions of chemistry to students at an exceptionally high didactic level.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New from CSHLPress, an essential guidebook for designing experiments
From CSHLPress, 'Experimental Design for Biologists' explains how to establish the framework for an experimental project, how to set up all of the components of an experimental system, design experiments within that system, determine and use the correct set of controls, and formulate models to test the veracity and resiliency of the data. This handbook is an essential source of theory and practical guidance for designing a research plan.

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
From the basics to the cutting edge of molecular biology and genomics in one small book
New from CSHLPress, 'Quickstart Molecular Biology' provides an introductory course in molecular biology that is designed specifically for mathematicians, physicists, and computational scientists. The book enables readers to move rapidly from the basics of molecular biology to an understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in cell and developmental biology, genomics, and synthetic biology.

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New book from CSHLPress provides a solution for 'informatics anxiety'
A more complete understanding of bioinformatics offered in 'A Bioinformatics Guide for Molecular Biologists' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press will allow the reader to become comfortable with these techniques, encouraging their use -- thus helping to make sense of the vast accumulation of data. It is a must-read for those interested in learning informatics techniques required for successful research and development in the laboratory.

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation explained in a book and an online tool
The EU project SCALES has come to an end in July 2014 resulting in a first of its kind description of challenges that arise in protecting biodiversity across different scales. Results from the project are comprised in a book and an online tool developed to provide a comprehensible explanation of the importance and use of scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation. The book was published via the open access Advanced Books platform.

Contact: Klaus Henle
klaus.henle@ufz.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Aug-2014
Scientists unveil unique approach to the basic concepts of solid state physics
The fundamental properties of solids depend critically on how the atomic constituents of the material are arranged and on their motion about their equilibrium positions. This book describes the basic theoretical physics concepts relevant to the description of atomic positions in solids and experimental techniques used to measure the positions of atoms and their motions in solids. An example is given as to the relevance of this information to the development of solid state lasers.

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

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