Palgrave Macmillan is thrilled to launch a new format of short, accessible books written by influential academics with direct policymaking experience. The books are designed to appeal to a wide audience, with clear summaries on policy implications and recommendations for action.
Every day, every human on the planet is exposed to one of the most toxic substances we know. However, it's largely invisible and most people don't know whether they need to worry. In new book Particles in the Air, Doug Brugge aims to raise awareness of serious consequences for public health.
Dr. Kim Nielsen, who helped launch the first undergraduate degree of its kind in disability studies in the country at The University of Toledo, is one of three editors of the book published by Oxford University Press and one of 30 experts to write a chapter.
Two titles on the development of the internet in China and the world were launched today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The books are co-published by Publishing House of Electronics Industry (PHEI) and Springer Nature and are important outcomes of the Fourth World Internet Conference.
The images are terrifying. Homes have been washed away, flooded, burnt or torn apart. It's a scene that's played out worldwide as people are left dispossessed post disaster or as a result of conflict. A QUT architecture academic is calling on industry professionals to upskill and help fill a gap in post-disaster and humanitarian architectural knowledge to improve outcomes for people displaced, with her research published as the first chapter of a book.
In a new book, University of Arizona communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people diagnosed with serious illnesses turn to social media, online health forums and other digital resources for help coping.
Twin cities are more than geographically proximate urban places. They result either from closely adjacent places growing outwards and 'crashing' into each other or from places located either side of an administrative or international border doing the same. Their relationship, whether conflictual or co-operative or both, has been seen by themselves and by others, especially governments, as special in some way. That specialness has often been legislatively articulated.
In her new book, 'The Poison Squad,' Deborah Blum details the nascent 19th-century science and politics of food regulation, from the early efforts to figure out what dangers lay in food, to the torturous struggle to push regulations through the political system.
To be Hopi is to run. So it's no surprise that Hopi scholar Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert was drawn to the story of runners from his tribal community often running with and beating the world's best in the early 1900s. It's the story that Gilbert, a University of Illinois professor, tells in "Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American," being published this month.
Infants are often dubbed 'young scientists' because in order to survive they need to find out about the world around them as quickly as possible. Some who never lose their childhood curiosity go on to become adult scientists. The Rise of Science charts and discusses the body of scientific knowledge that humanity has accumulated -- certainly one of our greatest achievements.