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Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Societal collapse and regeneration
Anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
America, the owner's manual
Tired of a divisive campaign season full of mudslinging but lacking substantive discussion of important topics? Frustrated at government officials who seem to prioritize gridlock and partisanship over problem solving and progress? In AMERICA, THE OWNER'S MANUAL: You Can Fight City Hall and Win, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and attorney/long-time public servant Chris Hand show us how to discover, build, and flex our citizenship muscles.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
New book by Baker Institute's Yildirim explores emergence of moderate Islamist political parties
The emergence, significance and electoral prospects of moderate Islamist political parties in the Middle East is the topic of a new book by A. Kadir Yildirim, research scholar in the Center for Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
What does science say about family relationships and how we can improve them?
How can couples and families effectively navigate issues such as divorce, teen parenting, or job loss? Launching as a four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling covers an array of theories, approaches, and techniques in the field and applies them to various life events that affect families and couples.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Estella Leopold revisits childhood at the Shack, from father's 'Sand County Almanac'
Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, has written a new memoir of her formative years, 'Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited.' She describes life on the land where her father, Aldo Leopold, practiced the revolutionary conservation philosophy described in his famous book of essays 'A Sand County Almanac.'

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Trek-inspired enterprise
After six television series, thirteen movies, and 50 years, 2016 is the year to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Star Trek challenge to, 'Go where no man has gone before.' Scientist and author Mark E. Lasbury declares that 'the legacy of Star Trek and the role it has played in driving research and researchers must be honored.' He achieves this in his new book, The Realization of Star Trek Technologies.

Contact: Lea Brix
lea.brix@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Mathematics and music: New perspectives on the connections between these ancient arts
World-leading experts on music and mathematics present insights on the connections between these two ancient arts, especially as they relate to composition and performance, as well as creativity, education, and geometry.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
The fundamentals of working with nature in coastal engineering
Although infinitely diverse and complex in their details, sedimentary coasts nevertheless share many morphological features, which often follow surprisingly simple laws. These common features result from self-organizing feedback, which is rooted in the non-linearity of the governing hydro-morphodynamic processes. Understanding the principles of self-organization in coastal dynamics is requisite for managing the land-sea interface, for identifying working-with-nature measures for coastal protection and for restoration of coastal wetlands.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Uncertainties exist in all research areas
The book serves as an introductory book for researchers in various areas who have been doing research on deterministic dynamical systems and want to introduce stochastic elements into their research. It can also provide researchers already in this field with some advanced knowledge and solution procedures on specific topics such as nonlinear systems, stochastic stability, stochastic bifurcation, first-passage failure, etc.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
A college degree may have become more valuable in 2000s
A four-year college education provided Americans with a 12 to 14 percent private rate of return on their investment during the 2000s, a new analysis shows.

Contact: Matthew Mayhew
Mayhew.65@osu.edu
Ohio State University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
'The Nobel Prize in Economics' and society
In 1968, the scientific status of economics was strengthened by the creation of the 'Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.' After financial crises, low economic growth and increasing social tension, many are questioning this scientific status. In a new book, Uppsala researcher Gabriel Söderberg and Avner Offer at Oxford University draw the conclusion that the Economics Prize indirectly has also contributed to undermining the scientific status of economics.

Contact: Gabriel Söderberg
Gabriel.Soderberg@ekhist.uu.se
46-736-421-205
Uppsala University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Book explores impact of 'Firing Line' on US conservatism
New book by MIT professor Heather Hendershot explores impact of William F. Buckley's 'Firing Line.'

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

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Clocking in results on high-speed penetration
In this unique compendium, 'World Scientific Handbook of Experimental Results on High Speed Penetration into Metals, Concrete and Soils,' the authors collected experiments on high-velocity penetration into various types of shields where high-speed penetration is accompanied mainly by local interaction of a striker with a shield and corresponds approximately to the range of impact velocities.

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

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