Emeritus Professor Sheila Payne and Dr. Sean Hughes from Lancaster University have both contributed towards a new book 'Building Integrated Palliative Care Programmes and Services' published by the World Health Organization Palliative Care Initiative.
Like the ants he studies, author Ernesto Altshuler has thrived by flirting with chaos. Facing challenges became a natural part of Altshuler's way of doing science. He became addicted to it. This book chronicles that addiction, the sense of freedom it gave him and the discoveries he made in experimental physics and the dynamics of social insects. Gallows humor and Altshuler's own cartoons capture the spirit of guerrilla science.
Tamás Terlaky, chair of Lehigh University's Industrial and Systems Engineering department, along with fellow editors Miguel F. Anjos of Polytechnique Montréal and Shabbir Ahmed of Georgia Institute of Technology, has released a new textbook to "provide a solid foundation for engineers and mathematical optimizers alike who want to understand the importance of optimization methods to engineering, and the capabilities of these methods."
World Scientific's two-part book series entitled 'M.S. Swaminathan: The Quest for a World Without Hunger' was launched by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on May 19, 2017. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, also participated.
Sahadat Hossain, a UTA civil engineering professor, is taking landfill plastic and recycling it into giant pins that are inserted in failing soil on highway slopes. Those pins strengthen the failing soil and in turn the highways, putting off or eliminating the need to repair the roads. Hossain's research, funded in prior years by the Texas Department of Transportation, has helped lead toward his publishing a book titled: "Sustainable Slope Stabilisation using Recycled Plastic Pins."
Chronic pancreatitis is an increasingly common condition that is extremely painful and sometimes fatal. Strategies for managing chronic pancreatitis are changing rapidly, giving health practitioners new options. To keep practitioners abreast of these advancements, the Medical University of South Carolina organized the first international symposium on chronic pancreatitis in 2014 and will host another in 2018. A textbook that was published as a result of the first conference has just been released (April 2017).
WHEN women migrated 4,000 miles from Pakistan and India to the North of England -- often to join husbands already working in the UK -- their ancient songs and recipes came with them, providing a link with their homelands that has lasted to this day. Now, a University of Huddersfield-based researcher's new book explores their significance and she shows the crucial role of females and their culinary expertise in keeping traditional cultures alive in a new and distant country.
Andrew Lo's new book urges a rethink of financial markets, along evolutionary lines.
Too deep to see or reach via drilling, the Moho (crust-mantle transition) remains something of a mystery more than a hundred years after its discovery. This insightful, multidisciplinary volume includes studies from Antarctica, Australia, Morocco, the eastern United States, the Canadian Cordillera, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Italy.
New book suggests there is early evidence of a coming U-turn in the globalization of manufacturing -- and that the story we are told about the direction of the global economy is wrong.