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1 ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME

3 BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES

6 CHEMISTRY

8 MATHEMATICS

23 PHYSICS

30 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

32 GENERAL & POPULAR

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ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME The University of Arizona Press

HIGHLIGHT ASTEROIDS IV

Edited by Patrick Michel

May 2016 785pp

9780816532131 Hardback

£80.95 / €92.00

Over the past decade, asteroids

have come to the forefront

of planetary science. In this

work nearly 150 international

authorities through more

than 40 chapters convey

the definitive state of the field by detailing our

current astronomical, compositional, geological, and

geophysical knowledge of asteroids, as well as their

unique physical processes.

University Press of Florida

EXTRAGALACTIC ASTROPHYSICS WAITING FOR

CONTACT

James R. Webb

The Search for

Sep 2016 124pp Extraterrestrial

Intelligence

9781681744087 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00

Lawrence Squeri

This book is intended to be a course about the

creation and evolution of the universe at large, Aug 2016 208pp

including the basic macroscopic building blocks

and the overall large-scale structure. 9780813062143 Hardback

£30.50 / €35.00

The text covers a broad range of topics for a

graduate-level class. Sections cover galactic Imagine a network of

structure, external galaxies, galaxy clustering, extraterrestrials in radio contact with each other across

active galaxies, general relativity and cosmology. the universe, superior beings who hail from advanced

IOP Concise Physics civilizations quadrillions of miles away, just waiting for

Morgan & Claypool Publishers Earth to tune in. This title tells the story of the search

for extraterrestrial intelligence movement, which

emerged in 1959 as new technological developments

allowed astronomers to begin using radio telescopes

to listen for messages from space.

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Purdue University Press University of New Mexico Press

SPACEWALKER ABANDONED IN PLACE

My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Preserving America’s Space History

Record-Setting Frequent Flyer Roland Miller

Jerry Ross & John Norberg

2016 176pp, 113 colour photos

Apr 2017 320pp, 32 illustrations 9780826356253 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

9781557537850 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00

Roland Miller’s colour photographs document the

From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry NASA, air force, and army facilities across the US that

Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This once played a crucial role in the space race. The haunting

autobiography tells the story of how he came not only images collected here impart artistic insight while

to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched preserving an important period in history.

astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose

career spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. MOONSHOTS & SNAPSHOTS OF

PROJECT APOLLO

ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME

BESTSELLERS A Rare Photographic History

John Bisney & J.L. Pickering

University Press of Florida

2015 272pp, 1017 colour photos

FOREVER YOUNG 9780826355942 Hardback £57.95 / €62.00

A Life of Adventure in Air and Space In this companion volume to John Bisney and J.L.

John W. Young & James R. Hansen Pickering’s extraordinary book of rare photographs from

the Mercury and Gemini missions, the authors present

2013 424pp, 43 b&w photos the rest of the Golden Age of US manned space flight

9780813049335 Paperback £25.95 / €30.00 with a photographic history of Project Apollo.

One of the last memoirs written by an early American SPACESHOTS & SNAPSHOTS OF

astronaut and the first by a former chief of the astronaut PROJECTS MERCURY & GEMINI

corps, this work is indispensable to anyone interested in

the history of NASA. A Rare Photographic History

John Bisney & J.L. Pickering

University of Hawai’i Press

2015 224pp, 689 colour plates

A SKY WONDERFUL WITH STARS 9780826352613 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea Tells the story of the people and events of Projects

Michael West Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and

rare photographs. This history draws from the authors’

2015 224pp, 177 illustrations private library of over one hundred thousand high-quality

9780824852689 Paperback £43.50 / €50.00 photos of the early US manned-space programme.

Tells the fascinating story of how a remote mountaintop

in the middle of the Pacific Ocean became home to

the most powerful collection of telescopes in the

world. Over 160 superb photographs accompanied by

engaging commentary bring the past and present to life.

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BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES REGULATION OF TISSUE

OXYGENATION

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Second Edition

THE BILIARY SYSTEM Roland N. Pittman

Second Edition Sep 2016 99pp

David Q.-H. Wang, Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri &

Piero Portincasa 9781615047208 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00

Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology:

Dec 2016 178pp From Molecule to Function

9781615047376 Paperback £70.50 / €80.00

Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology: From The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic

Molecule to Function information about the operation and regulation of the

cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as the

Summarizes the progress in the molecular and cellular properties of the blood and parenchymal cells, so that a

mechanisms of cholesterol and bile acid metabolism and fundamental understanding of the regulation of tissue

the physical-chemistry of biliary lipids, with emphasis oxygenation is achieved.

on biliary lipid metabolism that is regulated by nuclear Colloquium Life Science

receptors in the hepatobiliary system.

Colloquium Life Science X & Y CHROMOSOMAL VARIATIONS

NG2-GLIA (POLYDENDROCYTES) Hormones, Brain Development, and

Neurodevelopmental Performance

Arthur M. Butt Carole A. Samango-Sprouse & Andrea L. Gropman

Oct 2016 43pp

9781615047307 Paperback £30.50 / €35.00 Sep 2016 122pp

Colloquium Series on Neuroglia in Biology and Medicine:

From Physiology to Disease 9781615046904 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00

Colloquium Series on The Developing Brain

Classically, the central nervous system (CNS) was

considered to contain neurons and three main types of This is the first book on X and Y chromosomal disorders

glial cells–astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. to address these common but rarely diagnosed

Now, it has been clearly established that NG2-glia are conditions. This book seeks to present the latest in

a fourth glial cell type that are identified and defined research and clinical care addressing neuroimaging, the

by their expression of the NG2 chondroitin sulfate interaction between hormones, brain development, and

proteoglycan (Cspg4). neurodevelopmental progression.

Colloquium Life Science Colloquium Life Science

4 BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES

MV Learning Salem Press

QUANTITATIVE GENETICS FOR PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY

QUALITY EXPERIMENTATION

Salem Press

V. Arunachalam

Nov 2016 332pp Feb 2017 400pp

9788130928098 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00

9781682173244 Hardback £180.00 / €205.00

With an introduction explaining how contemporary

developments in the fields of genetics, statistics and Principle of Science

particularly probability theory have blended to evolve

into quantitative genetics, this book provides practical Designed to provide students and researchers with a

details of probability distributions and their application solid foundation to the study of biology, this volume

in genetic investigations. introduces readers to hundreds of important terms and

concepts. Written in clear, understandable language,

University of Pittsburgh Press entries include a complete discussion of the subject,

related fields, key terms, plus illustrations, models and

diagrams.

THE LIFE ORGANIC BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES

BESTSELLERS

The Theoretical Biology Club and the

Roots of Epigenetics The University of Arizona Press

Erik L. Peterson ETHNOBIOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE

Jan 2017 328pp, 14 illustrations Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity

Edited by Gary Paul Nabhan

9780822944669 Hardback £50.95 / €59.00

2016 312pp, 17 illustrations, 16 tables

As scientists debated the nature of life in the nineteenth 9780816532742 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00

century, two theories predominated: vitalism and Southwest Center Series

mechanism. Erik Peterson tells the forgotten story of Articulates and broadens the portfolio of

the pursuit of a Third Way in biology, known by many ethnobiological principles and amplifies the tool kit

names, including “the organic philosophy”, which for anyone engaged in the ethnobiosphere, those vital

gave rise to C. H. Waddington’s work in the subfield of spaces of intense interaction among cultures, habitats,

epigenetics and that captured the attention of scientists and creatures.

from Francis Crick to Stephen Jay Gould.

BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES 5

CSIRO Publishing Morgan & Claypool Publishers

HOW LIFE WORKS MEASURING CELL MECHANICS

The Inside Word from a Biochemist Margaret Gardel & Patrick Oakes

Daphne Elliott & William Elliott 2015 75pp

9781615046980 Paperback £30.50 / €35.00

2015 176pp Colloquium Series on Quantitative Cell Biology

9781486300471 Paperback £24.50 / €28.00

Cells are inherently physical entities that both

Complete with colour illustrations and written in a experience mechanical forces from their external

conversational style, biochemist William Elliott unravels environment and generate their own internal forces to

the mystery of life while revealing its majesty. Elliott drive cell motion. This volume offers an introduction

provides the inside word for those who are curious to the primary tools used to measure these mechanical

about the workings of the microscopic world inside us. interactions and the material properties of cells that

result from them.

IK International Publishing House Colloquium Life Science

REDISCOVERING GENETICS MV Learning

A Laboratory Manual ENZYMES AND ENZYME

Sunita Joshi & Neeru Dhamija TECHNOLOGY

2016 246pp Anil Kumar & Sarika Garg

9789384588984 Paperback £60.50 / €69.00 2015 254pp

9788130927503 Paperback £21.95 / €27.00

The experiments contained in this laboratory manual

are designed to teach the basic principles of genetics. Beginning with the nomenclature and classification of

Each exercise provides background information enzymes, this book covers topics on synzymes, abzymes,

with supporting examples from literature; protocol; enzyme immobilisation, mnemonical enzymes, and

observations and calculations and results and discussion. ribozymes. Techniques used in enzyme purification are

described in detail.

Texas A&M University Press

ATLAS OF THE HUMAN SKULL

H. Wayne Sampson, John L. Montgomery &

Gary L. Henryson

2006 216pp, illustrations

9780890964880 Paperback £53.95 / €62.00

An easy-to-use comprehensive atlas dedicated solely

to the anatomy of the human skull. It presents such an

extensive coverage of the human skull that even the

most inexperienced student can identify its features.

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CHEMISTRY IK International Publishing

HIGHLIGHT MINERAL PROCESSING

CHEMISTRY IN THE Including Mineral Dressing,

MARKETPLACE Experiments and Numerical Problems

Vandana Rao, Sonam Patel & Avinash Lele

Sixth Edition

Ben Selinger & Russell Barrow Jan 2017 312pp

9789385909504 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00

Jun 2017 536pp

Deals with the methodologies used in processing/

9781486303328 Paperback £57.50 / €65.00 separation of minerals from their ores, including pre-

processing, dressing and separation techniques. Diverse

Provides a fascinating and at times amusing insight types and grades of ore require diverse machinery, tools

into the real world uses of chemicals. and techniques: the book addresses this need for variety

of treatment.

Chemicals are everywhere. Many are natural

and safe, others synthetic and dangerous. Or is United Nations Publications

it the other way around? Walking through the

supermarket, you might ask yourself: Should I be RADIATION EFFECTS AND SOURCES

eating organic food? Is that anti-wrinkle cream a

gimmick? Is it worth buying BPA-free plastics? What is Radiation? What Does Radiation do

to us? Where Does Radiation Come From?

This sixth edition of Chemistry in the United Nations Environment Programme

Marketplace provides fresh explanations, fascinating

facts and funny anecdotes about the serious Feb 2017 64pp

science in the products we buy and the resources 9789280735178 Paperback £18.50 / €22.00

we use. It might even save you some money.

Provides information on basic science related to

With chapters on the chemistry found in different radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation

parts of our home, in the backyard and in the effects (on humans and the environment) and on

world around us, Ben Selinger and Russell Barrow radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the

explain how things work, where marketing can public understand what radiation is and how it affects

be deceptive and what risks you should really be life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.

concerned about.

Chemistry in the Marketplace is a valuable text

book for university lecturers, high school teachers

and students of chemistry and chemistry related

subjects and disciplines, such as biochemistry,

microbiology and science in society.

CSIRO Publishing

CHEMISTRY 7

CHEMISTRY BESTSELLERS The University of Wisconsin Press

Facts On File CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

“The most comprehensive set of chemical

David E. Newton demonstrations handbooks ever created”

2009 240pp photos & line illustrations - Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

9780816077472 Paperback £13.95 / €16.00 Volume One: A Handbook for Teachers

of Chemistry

A guide to the role of chemistry in our environment. 1982 368pp

This book provides a general introduction to the role 9780299088903 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00

of chemistry in environmental issues, including air and

water pollution, solid wastes, and the field of green Volume Two: A Handbook for Teachers

chemistry. of Chemistry

IK International Publishing House 1986 352pp

9780299101305 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00

SYSTEMATIC NOMENCLATURE OF

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Volume Three: A Handbook for Teachers

of Chemistry

Ranjit S. Dhillon, Chinnappan Baskar & Shikha Baskar

2015 128pp 1989 416pp

9789384588281 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 9780299119508 Paperback £43.50 / €49.00

Offers an aid to chemical communication through Volume Four: A Handbook for Teachers

the presentation of methods and their use in forming of Chemistry

reasonable, acceptable, and unambiguous names for

organic compounds. This text uses common language 1992 288pp

so that nomenclature is useful and understandable. 9780299128609 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00

United Nations Publications Volume Five: A Handbook for Teachers

of Chemistry

GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF

CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF 2011 408pp

CHEMICALS (GHS) 9780299226503 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

Sixth Edition

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

2015 528pp

9789211170870 Paperback £110.00 / €125.00

Addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by

types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide

harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals

and aims at enhancing the protection of human

health and the environment during their handling and

transport.

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MATHEMATICS

HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT

GAME THEORY GAME THEORY, ALIVE

A Playful Introduction Anna R. Karlin & Yuval Peres

Matt DeVos & Deborah A. Kent

Apr 2017 396pp

Feb 2017 360pp

9781470419820 Hardback £76.50 / €87.00

9781470422103 Paperback £49.95 / €57.00

Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 80 Presents a rigorous introduction to the

mathematics of game theory without losing sight

Offers a gentle introduction to the mathematics of the joy of the subject. This is done by focusing

of both sides of game theory: combinatorial and on theoretical highlights and by presenting

classical. The combination allows for a dynamic exciting connections of game theory to other

and rich tour of the subject united by a common fields such as computer science, economics, social

theme of strategic reasoning. choice, biology, and learning theory. Both classical

topics and modern topics are covered.

With ample material and limited dependencies

between the chapters, the book is adaptable to a American Mathematical Society

variety of situations and a range of audiences.

American Mathematical Society

MATHEMATICS 9

American Mathematical Society CARTAN FOR BEGINNERS

ALGEBRAIC INEQUALITIES: Differential Geometry via Moving

NEW VISTAS Frames and Exterior Differential

Systems, Second Edition

Titu Andreescu & Mark Saul Thomas A. Ivey & Joseph M. Landsberg

Dec 2016 126pp

9781470434649 Paperback £41.95 / €48.00 Dec 2016 455pp

MSRI Mathematical Circles Library, Vol. 19

9781470409869 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00

This book starts with simple arithmetic inequalities and Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 175

builds to sophisticated inequality results such as the

Cauchy-Schwarz and Chebyshev inequalities. Nothing Two central aspects of Cartan’s approach to differential

beyond high school algebra is required of the student. geometry are the theory of exterior differential systems

The exposition is lean. Most of the learning occurs as the (EDS) and the method of moving frames. This book

student engages in the problems posed in each chapter. presents thorough and modern treatments of both

And the learning is not “linear”. subjects, including their applications to both classic and

contemporary problems in geometry.

ALGEBRA IN ACTION

CATEGORIFICATION AND HIGHER

A Course in Groups, Rings, and Fields REPRESENTATION THEORY

Shahriar Shahriari

Development of Moduli Theory - Kyoto 2013

Apr 2017 655pp Edited by Osamu Fujino et al

9781470428495 Hardback £120.00 / €135.00

Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts, Vol. 27 Oct 2016 537pp

Provides a readable, student-friendly, and somewhat 9784864970327 Hardback £175.00 / €200.00

sophisticated introduction to abstract algebra. It is Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 69

aimed at sophomore or junior undergraduates who

are seeing the material for the first time. In addition Contains the proceedings of the 6th Mathematical

to the usual definitions and theorems, there is ample Society of Japan Seasonal Institute Development of

discussion to help students build intuition and learn Moduli Theory, which was held as the Seasonal Institute

how to think about the abstract concepts. 2013, with support from the Mathematical Society of

Japan and the 2013 Research Project of the Research

BEURLING GENERALIZED NUMBERS Institute of Mathematical Science, Kyoto University. This

volume consists of five survey articles and eight research

Harold G. Diamond & Wen-Bin Zhang articles.

Oct 2016 244pp Mathematical Society of Japan

9781470430450 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00

Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 213 DIFFERENTIAL GALOIS THEORY

THROUGH RIEMANN-HILBERT

Using both analytic and elementary methods, this CORRESPONDENCE

book presents many old and new theorems, including

several of the authors’ results, and many examples of An Elementary Introduction

extremal behaviour of g-number systems. The authors Jacques Sauloy

also give detailed accounts of the $L^2$ PNT theorem

of J.P. Kahane and of the example created with H.L. Feb 2017 279pp

Montgomery, showing that additive structure is needed

for proving the Riemann hypothesis. 9781470430955 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00

Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 177

Offers a hands-on transcendental approach to

differential Galois theory, based on the Riemann-Hilbert

correspondence. Along the way, it provides a smooth,

down-to-earth introduction to algebraic geometry,

category theory and tannakian duality. A large variety of

examples, exercises, and theoretical constructions offers

an accessible entry into this exciting area.

10 MATHEMATICS

GAME THEORY, ALIVE MINIMAL MODELS AND EXTREMAL

RAYS

Anna R. Karlin & Yuval Peres

Apr 2017 396pp Edited by Janos Kollar et al

9781470419820 Hardback £76.50 / €87.00

Feb 2017 420pp

For full details of this title, see page 8.

9784864970365 Hardback £155.00 / €180.00

GAME THEORY Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 70

A Playful Introduction The conference on Minimal Models and Extremal Ray

Matt DeVos & Deborah A. Kent was held at the Research Institute for Mathematical

Sciences (RIMS) at Kyoto University in 2011. This

Feb 2017 360pp volume contains the proceedings of this conference

9781470422103 Paperback £49.95 / €57.00 and consists of one survey article on the mathematical

Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 80 work of Shigefumi Mori, who turned sixty in 2011, and

thirteen research papers presented by the authors.

For full details of this title, see page 8. Mathematical Society of Japan

LARGE DEVIATIONS ON GROUPS OF

PL-HOMEOMORPHISMS OF

S.R.S. Varadhan THE REAL LINE

Dec 2016 104pp

9780821840863 Paperback £36.95 / €42.00 Robert Bieri & Ralph Strebel

Courant Lecture Notes, Vol. 27

Dec 2016 174pp

The theory of large deviations deals with rates at

which probabilities of certain events decay as a natural 9781470429010 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00

parameter in the problem varies. This book focuses on Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 215

three concrete sets of examples: diffusions with small

noise and the exit problem; large time behaviour of Richard Thompson’s famous group F has the

Markov processes and their connection to the Feynman- striking property that it can be realized as a dense

Kac formula; and interacting particle systems, their subgroup of the group of all orientation-preserving

scaling limits, and large deviations from their expected homeomorphisms of the unit interval, but it can also be

limits. given by a simple 2-generator-2-relator presentation.

This monograph studies a natural generalization of $F$

LECTURES ON CHEVALLEY GROUPS that also includes Melanie Stein’s generalized F-groups.

Robert Steinberg ORDERED GROUPS AND TOPOLOGY

Feb 2017 157pp

9781470431051 Paperback £35.95 / €41.00 Adam Clay & Dale Rolfsen

University Lecture Series, Vol. 66

Dec 2016 154pp

Robert Steinberg’s Lectures on Chevalley Groups were

delivered and written during the author’s sabbatical 9781470431068 Hardback £80.50 / €92.00

visit to Yale University in the 1967-1968 academic year. Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 176

The work presents the status of the theory of Chevalley

groups as it was in the mid-1960s. This material was Deals with the connections between topology and

instrumental in many areas of mathematics. ordered groups. This volume begins with a self-

contained introduction to orderable groups and from

there explores the interactions between orderability

and objects in low-dimensional topology. The book

also addresses recent applications of orderability in the

studies of codimension-one foliations and Heegaard-

Floer homology.

MATHEMATICS 11

QUIVER REPRESENTATIONS AND TENSOR CATEGORIES

QUIVER VARIETIES

Pavel Etingof et al

Alexander Kirillov Oct 2016 344pp

9781470434410 Paperback £66.50 / €76.00

Oct 2016 295pp Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 205

9781470423070 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00 Is there a vector space whose dimension is the golden

Graduates Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 174 ratio? Of course not - the golden ratio is not an integer!

But this can happen for generalizations of vector spaces

Provides an introduction to the theory of quiver - objects of a tensor category. The theory of tensor

representations and quiver varieties, starting with basic categories is a relatively new field of mathematics that

definitions and ending with Nakajima’s work on quiver generalizes the theory of group representations. This

varieties and the geometric realization of Kac-Moody book gives a systematic introduction to this theory and

Lie algebras. The exposition in the book requires only a review of its applications.

a basic knowledge of algebraic geometry, differential

geometry, and the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras. THE TOOLS OF

MATHEMATICAL

SCHOOL ON REAL AND COMPLEX REASONING

SINGULARITIES IN SAO CARLOS, 2012

Tamara J. Lakins

Edited by Raimundo Nonato Araujo dos Santos et al Oct 2016 217pp

9781470428990 Hardback

Oct 2016 373pp £70.50 / €81.00

Pure and Applied Undergraduate

9784864970303 Hardback £130.00 / €150.00 Texts, Vol. 26

Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 68

Offers beginning undergraduate

Topics treated in this volume cover a wide range, mathematics students a first exposure to introductory

including topology and geometry of real singularities, logic, proofs, sets, functions, number theory, relations,

singularities of holomorphic map-germs, singularities finite and infinite sets, and the foundations of analysis. The

of complex algebraic sets, algorithms of the computer book provides students with a quick path to writing proofs

algebra “SINGULAR”, singularities of maps and and a practical collection of tools that they can use in later

characteristic classes, and limit cycles of systems of mathematics courses such as abstract algebra and analysis.

ordinary differential equations.

Mathematical Society of Japan Hindustan Book Agency

SHOCK FORMATION IN SMALL-DATA THEORY OF SEMIGROUPS AND

SOLUTIONS TO 3D QUASILINEAR APPLICATIONS

WAVE EQUATIONS

Kalyan B. Sinha & Sachi Srivastava

Jared Speck Apr 2017 180pp

9789386279637 Hardback £38.50 / €44.00

Feb 2017 518pp Texts and Readings in Mathematics, Vol. 74

9781470428570 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00 Combines the spirit of a textbook with that of a

Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 214 monograph on the topic of Semigroups and their

applications. It has potential uses across a broad

Serge Alinhac’s groundbreaking work on wave spectrum including operator theory, partial differential

equations in the late 1990s was the first to treat equations, harmonic analysis, probability and statistics

more than one spatial dimension. In 2007, for the and classical and quantum mechanics.

compressible Euler equations in vorticity-free regions,

Demetrios Christodoulou remarkably sharpened

Alinhac’s results. In this monograph, Christodoulou’s

framework is extended to two classes of wave equations

in three spatial dimensions.

12 MATHEMATICS

IGI Global FINITE GROUPS

FUZZY SYSTEMS An Introduction

Jean-Pierre Serre

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and

Applications Dec 2016 190pp

Edited by Information Resources Management 9781571463272 Hardback £89.50 / €105.00

Association

Finite group theory is a topic remarkable for the

Apr 2017 1500pp, three volumes simplicity of its statements and the difficulty of its

9781522519089 Hardback £1585.00 / €1865.00 proofs. It is used in an essential way in several branches

of mathematics - for instance, in number theory. This

A comprehensive reference source on the latest scholarly book offers a short introduction to the subject, written

research and developments in fuzzy rule-based methods both for beginners and for mathematicians at large.

and examines both theoretical foundations and real-

world utilization of these logic sets. This publication ISEAS Publishing

features a range of extensive coverage across innovative

topics, such as fuzzy logic, rule-based systems, and fuzzy THE CONTINUATION OF ANCIENT

analysis. MATHEMATICS

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL Wang Xiaotong’s “Jigu suanjing”, Algebra

ADVANCEMENTS FOR FUZZY and Geometry in 7th-Century China

SYSTEM INTEGRATION Tina Su-lyn Lim & Donald B. Wagner

Edited by Deng-Feng Li Jun 2017 200pp, 43 b&w illustrations, mainly line drawings

Mar 2017 270pp 9788776942175 Paperback £26.95 / €31.00

9781522518488 Hardback £200.00 / €225.00

Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics Shows us a stage in the development from the 1st to

the 14th century CE of the Chinese traditional algebra

Presents the latest scholarly research on the importance of polynomials. Lim and Wagner’s in-depth study brings

of expressing and measuring fuzziness in order to this work to an audience unfamiliar with the history and

develop effective and practical decision making models particulars of Chinese mathematical knowledge. Their

and methods. Featuring coverage on an expansive range worked examples also illuminate the text and invite

of perspectives and topics, such as fuzzy logic control, comparison with the work of medieval mathematicians

intuitionistic fuzzy set theory, and defuzzification, this in the Middle East and Europe.

book is designed for academics, professionals, and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

researchers.

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

International Press of Boston, Inc

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYSIS

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FOR TALENTED FRESHMEN

MATHEMATICS, 2015

Peter M. Luthy, Guido L. Weiss & Steven S. Xiao

Edited by David Jerison et al Aug 2016 98pp

Feb 2017 192pp 9781627054577 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00

9781571463319 Paperback £79.50 / €91.00 Synthesis Lectures on Mathematics and Statistics

This volume consists of papers based on selected This book assumes students know some of the basic

lectures given at the Current Development Mathematics facts about Calculus. It is rigorous and exposes them

Conference, held in November 2015 at Harvard to the proofs and the ideas which produce them. It

University. presents a way of thinking about mathematics that will

make it much easier to learn more of this subject and

be a good preparation for more of the undergraduate

curriculum.

MATHEMATICS 13

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC PRISTINE LANDSCAPES IN

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS

Third Edition

Michael Genesereth & Eric J. Kao Titu Andreescu

Feb 2017 280pp

Nov 2016 177pp 9780996874571 Hardback £60.50 / €69.00

9781627056366 Paperback £60.50 / €69.00

Synthesis Lectures on Computer Science Takes familiar ideas and extends them to a rich

variety of problems. The topics covered span algebra,

Provides a gentle but rigorous introduction to Formal geometry, number theory, and even a few elements

Logic. Like many other books on logic, this one covers of mathematical analysis. The “landscapes” presented

logical syntax and semantics and proof theory plus provide a “view” into areas that are not typically

induction. However, unlike other books, it begins with encountered in great depth in standard coursework but

Herbrand semantics rather than the more traditional nonetheless have profound implications.

Tarskian semantics. This approach makes the material

considerably easier for students to understand. MATHEMATICS BESTSELLERS

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QUANTIFYING MEASUREMENT SEARCHING FOR DARK MATTER WITH

COSMIC GAMMA RAYS

The Tyranny of Numbers

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UNDERSTANDING University of Pittsburgh Press

SONOLUMINESCENCE

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ATOMIC BOMB: THE STORY OF THE NONLINEAR OPTICS OF PHOTONIC

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Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception Provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical

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readers understand more about themselves and their reciprocal lattice; different kinds of imperfections

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HIGHLIGHT A HANDBOOK OF MATHEMATICAL

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GENERAL & POPULAR The University of Georgia Press

HIGHLIGHT FIRE AND STONE

Where Do We Come From?

What Are We? Where Are

We Going?

Priscilla Long

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McFarland

THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC PRIESTLEY’S PROGRESS

KNOWLEDGE

The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic

From Certainty to Uncertainty Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician

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SPIE Press Monographs, Vol. 275 This first biography of Sir Raymond Priestley is well

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Provides scientists and engineers, and those scale of research necessary to cover the breadth and

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account of how the nature of scientific knowledge life. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines,

evolved from antiquity to a seemingly final form in especially to those for whom the “Heroic Age” of

the twentieth century that now strongly limits the Antarctic Exploration has a particular fascination.

knowledge that people would like to gain in the

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Henry H. Bauer

May 2017 199pp

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Discusses the ways in which science, the touchstone

of reliable knowledge in modern society, changed

dramatically in the second half of the 20th century,

becoming less trustworthy through excessive

competitiveness and conflicts of interest.

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University of Michigan Press NewSouth Publishing

STRANGE SCIENCE THE BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE

WRITING 2016

Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in

the Victorian Age Edited by Jo Chandler

Lara Pauline Karpenko & Shalyn Rae Claggett Oct 2016 288pp

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Examines marginal, fringe, and unconventional thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world

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representations, in the Victorian period, and reveals the range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the

degree to which scientific discourse of this period was world and how we exist within it.

radically speculative, frequently attempting to challenge

or extend the apparent boundaries of the natural world. The University of North Carolina Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers INNOCENT EXPERIMENTS

THE MELENCOLIA MANIFESTO Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science

in the United States

David Finkelstein Rebecca Onion

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IOP Concise Physics education in the twentieth century, from home

chemistry sets after World War I to the century-long

UNDERSTANDING THE MAGIC boom in child-centred science museums.

OF THE BICYCLE

Oregon State University Press

Basic Scientific Explanations to the Two-

Wheeler’s Mysterious and Fascinating SCIENCE WITHOUT FRONTIERS

Behavior

Joseph W. Connolly Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in

the World of Learning, 1870–1940

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contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike’s physical A Horning Visiting Scholars Publication

and mechanical principles are understood by a select few.

You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of In his long and distinguished academic career, historian

people who understand the physics of cycling. This is your Robert Fox has specialised in the modern history of

guide to fundamental principles, providing intuitive, basic physical science, particularly in France, from 1700

explanations for the bicycle’s behaviour. onward. In this work, he explores the discipline of

IOP Concise Physics science as a model for global society.

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University of Pittsburgh Press THE IMAGINED EMPIRE

A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT Ballon Enlightenments in Revolutionary

Europe

Phytotrons, Cold War Life Science, and the Mi Gyung Kim

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The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier

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laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American

on the environmental causes of growth and development Revolutionary War. It ignited a balloon mania that swept

of living organisms. By recalling the forgotten history of across Europe. This volume explores how this material

phytotrons, Munns reminds us of the important role they artefact not only expanded the public for science and

can play in helping researchers unravel the complexities of spectacle but inspired utopian dreams of a republican

natural ecosystems in the Anthropocene. monarchy that would obliterate social boundaries.

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC SCIENCE MUSEUMS IN TRANSITION

INFERENCE

Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the

50th Anniversary Edition Nineteenth Century

Wesley C. Salmon Edited by Carin Berkowitz & Bernard Lightman

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After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Scientific Inference taught a generation of students

and researchers about the problem of induction, the Explores the transformation of scientific exhibitions and

interpretation of probability, and confirmation theory. museums during the nineteenth century. Contributors

Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon’s book remains one focus on comparative case studies across Britain

of the clearest introductions to these fundamental and America, examining the people, spaces, display

problems in the philosophy of science. practices, experiences, and politics that worked not only

to define the museum, but to shape public science and

FREE WILL AND THE HUMAN scientific knowledge during this period.

SCIENCES IN BRITAIN, 1870-1910

SCIENTIFIC PLURALISM

Roger Smith RECONSIDERED

Nov 2016 288pp

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Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Stéphanie Ruphy

From the late nineteenth century onwards religion Jan 2017 208pp

gave way to science as the dominant force in society.

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Smith takes an in-depth look at the problem of free will

through the prism of different disciplines. His subtly Offers a critical overview of the philosophical debate

nuanced navigation through these arguments has much on the unity or plurality of science. It focuses on

to contribute to our understanding of Victorian and the methodological, epistemic, and metaphysical

Edwardian science and culture. commitments of various philosophical attitudes

surrounding monism and pluralism, and offers novel

perspectives and pluralist theses on scientific methods

and objects, reductionism, plurality of representations,

natural kinds, and scientific classifications.

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VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND THE University of Virginia Press

PHYSICS OF THE IMPONDERABLE

QUESTIONING NATURE

Sarah C. Alexander

Nov 2016 216pp British Women’s Scientific Writing and

Literary Originality, 1750-1830

9780822964858 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00 Melissa Bailes

Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Jun 2017 256pp, 10 b&w illustrations

Examines how the emerging language of the 9780813939766 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

“imponderable” helped Victorian writers and physicists

make sense of new experiences of modernity. As Sarah In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors

Alexander argues, while Victorian physicists were and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry

theorizing ether, energy and entropy, and non-Euclidean was in crisis. This work explores how major women

space and atom theories, writers such as Charles Dickens writers - including Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and

used concepts of the imponderable to explore key issues Charlotte Smith - responded by turning to the era’s

of capitalism, imperialism, and social unrest. rising fascination with new discoveries in developing

disciplines of natural history such as botany, zoology,

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THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC GENERAL & POPULAR BESTSELLERS

KNOWLEDGE

American Mathematical Society

From Certainty to Uncertainty

Edward R. Dougherty JOHN VON NEUMANN

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Norman Macrae

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Observing Optical Phenomena Through Presents the biography of John von Neumann, one of

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MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING OF

Provides an introduction to optical phenomena in NATURE

the natural world, primarily in the atmosphere (or

“in the air”). It follows a simple approach that can be Essays on Amazing Physical Phenomena and

understood and enjoyed by readers without scientific Their Understanding by Mathematicians

training. A variety of optical phenomena are illustrated V.I. Arnold

with photographs and explained with simplified line

diagrams and descriptions. 2014 167pp

9781470417017 Paperback £29.50 / €34.00

This collection of 39 short stories gives the reader a

unique opportunity to take a look at the scientific

philosophy of Vladimir Arnold. Topics of the stories

range from astronomy, to mirages, to motion of

glaciers, to geometry of mirrors and beyond.

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Brookings Institution Press University of Michigan Press

PASTEUR’S QUADRANT CONVERSATIONS ON SCIENCE,

CULTURE, AND TIME

Basic Science and Technological Innovation

Donald E. Stokes Michel Serres

Interviewed by Bruno Latour

1997 196pp 1995 320pp

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On this revised, interactive view of science and Although elected to the prestigious French Academy

technology, Stokes builds a convincing case that by in 1990, Michel Serres has long been considered a

recognising the importance of use-inspired basic maverick. In these five lively interviews with Bruno

research we can frame a new compact between science Latour, this increasingly important cultural figure

and government. sheds light on the ideas that inspire his highly original,

challenging, and transdisciplinary essays.

CSIRO Publishing

University of Pittsburgh Press

HANDS-ON SCIENCE

FOUR DECADES OF SCIENTIFIC

50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO EXPLANATION

Edited by Sarah Kellett, David Shaw & Kath Kovac

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Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on Provides an account of the developments in scientific

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Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different of the twentieth century. This book underscores the

from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from need for a consensus of approach and evaluations of

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50 kid-approved science activities.

Hampton Press SCIENCE AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN

THE SYSTEMS VIEW OF THE WORLD Discussing the Contingency/Inevitability

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Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity & the Human Could all or part of our taken-as-established scientific

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Taking the view that understanding the meaning different? This work focuses on a crucial issue that

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important than ever, this work attempts to explain issue of contingency within science.

the systems view of the world as the paradigm of the

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Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,

Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, guy.simps[email protected] Tim Burland

Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Ukraine Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, South [email protected]

László Horváth Africa, Swaziland

[email protected] Chris Reinders Mark Gresham

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Austria, Belgium, France, Germany,

Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, [email protected] South Korea

Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Michelle Zappa ChongHo Ra

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ASIA-PACIFIC [email protected]

Greece

Charles Gibbes CENTRAL ASIA AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA

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Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

All other European countries Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Emma White

Michelle Zappa Marc Bedwell [email protected]

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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

SOUTH ASIA

Craig Falk

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, [email protected]

Nepal, Sri Lanka

Vinod Vasishtha

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Pakistan

Tahir Lodhi

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CUSTOMER SERVICES DESPATCH INFORMATION OTHER ENQUIRIES

Tel: +44 (0)1767 604972 Standard delivery per order - Tel: +44 (0)20 7240 0856

Fax: +44 (0)1767 601640 UK £3.50 Fax: +44 (0)20 7379 0609

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Middle East US$15.00 3 Henrietta Street

Africa US$15.00 Covent Garden

Asia-Pacific US$15.00 London WC2E 8LU, UK

Latin America & the Caribbean US$15.00

Faster delivery options available on request.

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