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Explore the intersection of gender & psychology with The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender
As more public attention is drawn to those who are breaking the traditional gender binary, many wonder about the impact it is having -- both on individuals and society at large. A variety of topics related to gender and psychology are addressed in 'The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender.' With nearly 600 entries by experts across a range of disciplines, the text explores how gender affects society and individuals' personalities, behaviors, worldviews, and more.
Slab failure magmatism: the missing link to the formation of continents
Earth has two types of crust: oceanic crust is relatively young, dense, and made at mid-oceanic spreading centers, whereas continental crust is buoyant, old, and believed to be created in magmatic arcs. However, making continental crust in arcs is problematic because arc magmas are basaltic with 48-50 percent silica, yet continental crust has approximately 60 percent silica and less magnesium than arc basalts. Paradoxically, how scientists think crust is created doesn't match the composition of the continental crust.
Women's pivotal role in shaping Christianity overlooked
Women had a significant impact on the formation of early Christian communities, but (they) have been largely ignored in the history books. Kaisa-Maria Pihlava's new book brings forgotten female leaders to the forefront.
New book on Cancer Evolution from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Cancer Evolution', from CSHLPress, examines cancer progression as an evolutionary process and explores how this way of looking at cancer may lead to more effective strategies for managing and treating it. The contributors review efforts to characterize the subclonal architecture and dynamics of tumors, understand the roles of chromosomal instability, driver mutations, and mutation order, and determine how cancer cells respond to selective pressures imposed by anticancer agents, immune cells, and other components of the tumor microenvironment.
SAGE Publishing releases encyclopedia in the emerging field of out-of-school learning
What is the value of learning in out-of-school settings such as science centers, local businesses, and libraries? How are avatars, massive open online courses, and other new technologies shaping online and distance learning? These questions and more are explored in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning.
Arctic: How do polar bears, crude oil and ethnicity go together?
The Arctic is often in the headlines: starving polar bears on melting ice, the reckless hunt for raw materials, an increase in shipping, and the dispute over seal hunting. How should protecting the fragile ecosystem and the indigenous peoples who live there also be achieved? Kristina Schönfeldt from the University of Bonn has now edited a book that offers a systematic insight into the legal issues in this seemingly remote corner of the earth.
Making sense of the Arab Spring
The Arab Spring brought down dictators, but true revolution never came or has been thwarted since. University of Illinois Middle East expert Asef Bayat, in a new book, says true revolution was actually never thought out or planned for - at least not the 20th-century kind. "Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring" focuses not only on the events of 2011 and after, but also on the nature of revolution itself.
New neurocognitive theory of dreaming links dreams to mind-wandering
In his new book, dream expert G. William Domhoff presents an integrated neurocognitive theory of dreams that is grounded in the similarities between dreaming and drifting waking thought.
Physician's near-death patient experience chronicled in captivating memoir
A Henry Ford Hospital physician whose near-death patient experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively with patients has chronicled her story in a captivating memoir.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents new concepts
Providing students, scholars, and practitioners an introduction to the full scope of the field, SAGE Publishing announces the publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. The new 7-volume resource contains more than 1,400 signed articles that discuss essential approaches and theories, numerous mental health disorders, assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions, and the social, legal, and cultural foundations that have caused controversy in abnormal and clinical psychology.
Tectonic linkages and feedback mechanisms in orogenic systems
Plates collide and mountain ranges form, and the why and how are key to understanding orogenic processes. This volume explores linkages between tectonic processes through a series of field, numerical modeling, and laboratory studies, concentrating on feedback mechanisms within orogens by which tectonic processes may influence or predetermine the operation of other processes in space and time.
Jim Mellon announces launch of new book juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity
Biogerontology Research Foundation Trustee Jim Mellon announces the publication of his newest book, Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity. The book offers a survey of the emerging longevity industry, profiles of longevity companies, investment opportunities in the emerging industry, and aims to chart the major ideas of the field's thought-leaders and to serve as a layman's guide to geroscience.
Climate change and extreme weather challenge communities to be resilient
Flooding in Texas and again in Louisiana, a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic hammering Caribbean islands and Florida and, of course, memories of Sandy and Katrina place extreme weather events like hurricanes and the flooding, storm surge and winds that accompany them in the minds of people in the storms' paths, but also forefront in the minds of administrators, first responders, government officials and city planners.
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New book examines human need for art and public space
A new book developed by Gediminas Urbonas, an MIT associate professor and artist, looks at our need for public space as a forum for political expression and basic humane solidarity. In this view, public space is not a luxury to be taken for granted, but is an essential requirement of contemporary life.
When people hear voices from beyond
A novel research project discovers reports of voices 'from beyond' in many religions and cultures -- new multi-media volume with texts, images, audio play and videos -- interdisciplinary research at the Cluster of Excellence on the medium of the 'voice'.
MIT philosopher's book aims to smooth the rocky road of middle age
MIT professor Kieran Setiya's book 'Midlife' aims to smooth out the rocky road of middle age.
New book on how much inequality is fair?
Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, has a new book, How Much Inequality Is Fair? Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society, recently published by Columbia University Press.
Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
Follow the fossils, find the answers
The fossil history of animal life in India is central to our understanding of the tectonic evolution of Gondwana, dispersal of India, its northward journey, and its collision with Asia. This beautifully illustrated volume provides the only detailed overview of the paleobiogeographic, tectonic, and paleoclimatic evolution of the Indian plate from Gondwana to Asia.
SenGupta authors 'Ion Exchange in Environmental Processes' book
Arup K. SenGupta, P.C. Rossin Professor in the departments of civil and environmental engineering and chemical engineering at Lehigh University, has written a book, "Ion Exchange in Environmental Processes: Fundamentals, Applications and Sustainable Technology," published by John Wiley & Sons. The book -- 475 pages in eight chapters -- aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to ion exchange for beginners as well as an in-depth coverage of the latest advances for those already in the profession.
New book provides insights on the AIDS pandemic -- past, present, and future
Dynamic leaders spearheaded the global response to the emergence of AIDS, but found themselves hampered by structural weaknesses in the United Nations, the political whims of governments, and the complexities of the disease itself, according to the authors of a new book. In The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig identify key deficiencies and provide a clear analysis of the lessons that can, and should, be learned.
Our Universe and Beyond: The Big Questions of Cosmology Made Simple
We know roughly when our universe "exploded" into being. But what existed before that and will it endure forever? Arguing about such mysteries was once purely the preserve of philosophers, but remarkable developments over the last few decades have allowed cosmologists to start finding answers.
Landmark Glycobiology textbook now available in print and online
The third edition of 'Essentials of Glycobiology' features an expanded international editorial board and panel of contributing authors, representing a wide range of expertise in emerging areas. Other key enhancements include a broadened focus on all lineages of life-forms in nature, increased coverage of topics, ranging from biology and medicine to chemistry and materials science, and in-depth attention to informatics and the exploration of the glycome.
On the contrary: Smarter than conventional stock market wisdom?
This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management, and provides an incisive approach to core issues in finance. The authors' critical and scholarly look at the subject is presented in this book in a light-hearted style does not undermine the serious impact that the thoughtful insights has raised. Instead, it that allows experts and students alike to easily comprehend and appreciate the underlying concepts.
Seven exciting studies on membrane technologies explained
'Membranes for Gas Separations, Vol. 1' in the World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology: Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment, addresses the subject of gas separation using membranes. The book is a collection of seven gas-separating membrane technologies' studies. Each chapter of this book is dedicated to a distinctive example of different membrane compositions including inorganic, polymeric, metallic, metal organic framework and composite, which have demonstrated successes in separating several industrially relevant gas mixtures.
A global perspective: Can humans mitigate risks associated with natural disasters?
'The Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management' explores climate change and its association with socio-economic development and cultures, particularly in vulnerable communities, and investigates how resilience to disasters can be built. As its title suggests, the focus is on mitigation strategies and policies to reduce and manage the consequences of natural disasters. The handbook covers pre- to post-disaster occurrences from a wide range of perspectives, such as gender and country.
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