Two Swansea University chemical engineering academics have written a landmark handbook which gives a clear picture of the current state-of-the-art developments in salinity gradient processes in desalination, which are being widely accepted as one of the most promising processes to improve energy efficiency in desalination.
Watching wildlife can make more money for more people than killing it. But the planet is becoming ever-more crowded with humans and there is a dwindling pool of wildlife to view. This book provides guidelines on how to protect wild animals by enhancing the positive effects of ecotourism and minimizing the negatives. The authors synthesise the current research evidence and highlight the gaps in our knowledge. A separate chapter focuses on local communities, whose quality of life needs to benefit too.
Why have Swedish detective stories become so immensely popular in our century? What murder motives and weapons are most common in the genre, and why? And is it true that Swedish crime fiction is characterised by social criticism? A new thesis from Uppsala University provides answers.
Fundamentals of non-equilibrium thermodynamics: applications to energy flow and civilization sizes; applications to globalization.
David R. Johnson, a sociologist of work and organizations, spent eight years researching what the emergence of a profit motive in the production of knowledge means for the work of academic scientists. His new book examines the intersection of science and the market. 'As federal funding for research stagnates or declines, the message to scientists is to look somewhere else -- the market.'
One day a polar bear shows up at Sophia's house asking if it can come inside. Its habitat melted and the bear needs a new home. So starts 'The Tantrum that Saved the World,' a new children's book about climate change's effects on creatures and communities around the world, by Penn State researcher Michael Mann and author and illustrator Megan Herbert.
Bioanalysis, a leading MEDLINE indexed journal for bioanalysts, has just published the 2017 White Papers resulting from the conclusions/consensus of the 11th WRIB meeting held earlier in the year, as well as the interactive Decennial Index of the White Papers in Bioanalysis: 'A Decade of Recommendations (2007-2016).' The journal is published by Future Science Group.
The book brings new results which are valuable as such and as analogies in the not much popular field of studying how the local government functioned away from rulers and bishops in the Middle Ages.
A new book co-edited by tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and Dr. James Nichols, an Emeritus statistical ecologist from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides an authoritative text on monitoring tigers, their prey, and many other similarly endangered species.
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of the most reputable and easily searchable cardiovascular-focused basic and translational reference work for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences.