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Major Library Reference 2015-2016 Asian Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics & Finance, Engineering, Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Medicine and Physics Gels Handbook Fundamentals, Properties and Applications (In 3 Volumes) edited by Utkan Demirci (Stanford, USA) & Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard, USA) Hydrogels are made from a three-dimensional network of cross linked hydrophilic polymers or colloidal particles that contain a large fraction of water. In recent years, hydrogels have attracted significant attention for a variety of applications in biology and medicine. This has resulted in significant advances in the design and engineering of hydrogels to meet the needs of these applications. This handbook explores significant development of hydrogels from characterization and applications. This handbook contains 50 colour pages. Volume 1 covers state-of-art knowledge and techniques of fundamental aspects of hydrogel physics and chemistry with an eye on bioengineering applications. Topics include the types and chemistry of natural and synthetic hydrogels, hydrogels formation via photo-crosslink and selfassembly, the methods of tuning hydrogel mechanical properties and architecture, the techniques of tailoring hydrogel adhesiveness and biodegradability, and the development of environmental responsive hydrogels.

1000pp 978-981-4656-10-8(Set)

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Volume 2 explores the use of hydrogels in the interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering, presenting the design and application of various types of hydrogels in engineering of tissues and organs, including the skin, eye, bone and cartilage, heart, blood vessels, lung, liver, pancreas and urological organs. The role of hydrogels in stem cell differentiation and creation of biological niches mimicking native tissues is also discussed. Volume 3 focuses on two important aspects of hydrogels, that is, drug delivery and biosensing. For drug delivery, the authors present their work on synthetic, natural and supramolecular hydrogels. Injectable hydrogels and environment-responsive hydrogels are discussed in separate chapters due to their unique properties. For biosensing, topics including protein and cell laden hydrogels are discussed. Also included are biomolecular arrays patterning and cancer testing. In addition, as a special topic, the application of hydrogels in conjunction with microfluidic devices is discussed. Readership: Pharmaceutical researchers and bioengineers, material scientists, biologists, physicians and students with an interest in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Materials and Energy - Vol. 7

The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors (In 2 Volumes) Volume 1: Basic Concepts Volume 2: Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Applications edited by Jean-Luc Bredas (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia) & Seth R Marder (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) This 2-volume set provides the reader with a basic understanding of the foundational concepts pertaining to the design, synthesis, and applications of conjugated organic materials used as organic semiconductors, in areas including organic photovoltaic devices, light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, spintronics, actuation, bioelectronics, thermoelectrics, and nonlinear optics. While there are many monographs in these various areas, the emphasis here is both on the fundamental chemistry and physics concepts underlying the field of organic semiconductors and on how these concepts drive a broad range of applications. This makes the volumes ideal introductory textbooks in the subject. They will thus offer great value to both junior and senior scientists working in areas ranging from organic chemistry to condensed matter physics and materials science and engineering. Key Features: • The pedagogy of the book is distinctive and the authors are chosen not only for their extremely significant scientific accomplishments but also, importantly, for their teaching ability Readership: Junior and senior scientists from fields ranging from organic chemistry to condensed matter physics and materials science and engineering, with an interest in organic semiconductors.

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Handbook on Computational Intelligence

The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy: Theory, Applications, and Reference Materials (In 5 Volumes)

(In 2 Volumes)

edited by Plamen Parvanov Angelov (Lancaster University, UK)

Volume 1: Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Volume 2: Visible Spectroscopy Volume 3: Near Infrared Spectroscopy Volume 4: Infrared Spectroscopy Volume 5: Raman Spectroscopy

by Jerry Workman (Unity Scientific, USA & National University, USA) The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy is integrated into 5 volumes, each covering the theory, instrumentation, sampling methods, experimental design, and data analysis techniques, as well as essential reference tables, figures, and spectra for each spectroscopic region. The detailed practical aspects of applying spectroscopic tools for many of the most exciting and current applications are covered. Featured applications include: medical, biomedical, optical, physics, common commercial analysis methods, spectroscopic quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods. Readership: Graduate and undergraduate students, and academic, commercial, and government research libraries involved in medicine, biology, physics, optics, biophysics, commercial manufacturing, quality control, and industrial research. 1250pp

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This book will be a one-stop-shop for beginners as well as an inspirational source for more advanced and a useful resource for lecturers and learners alike to look at these complex problems from a non-traditional computational intelligence paradigms. Unlike other titles which are more specialized and detailed, this book provides a step by step approach supported with case studies that covering many classic, as well as recent achievements and future promising developments to solve some of these very complex human problems. Readership: Beginners and experts in computational intelligence. 1000pp 978-981-4675-00-0(Set) 978-981-4675-01-7(Set)(ebook)

Jan 2016 US$395 £261 US$514 £339

Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II Special Topics and Applications (A 4-Volume Set)

edited by John R Thome (Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer (LTCM), Switzerland & Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland) & Jungho Kim (University of Maryland, USA)

Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I Fundamentals and Methods (A 4-Volume Set)

978-981-4508-06-3(Set)(ebook) US$1,924 £1270

edited by John R Thome (Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer (LTCM), Switzerland & Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

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The aim of the two – set series is to present a very detailed and up – to – date reference for researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of mechanical, refrigeration, chemical, nuclear and electronics engineering on the important topic of two-phase heat transfer and two-phase flow. The scope of the first set of 4 volumes presents the fundamentals of the two-phase flows and heat transfer mechanisms, and describes in detail the most important prediction methods, while the scope of the second set of 4 volumes presents numerous special topics and numerous applications, also including numerical simulation methods.

Handbook of Solid State Batteries (2nd Edition)

edited by Nancy J Dudney (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), William C West (Nagoya University, Japan) & Jagjit Nanda (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA) This comprehensive handbook covers a wide range of topics related to solid-state batteries, including advanced enabling characterization techniques, fundamentals of solid-state systems, novel solid electrolyte systems, interfaces, cell-level studies, and three-dimensional architectures. It is directed at physicists, chemists, materials scientists, electrochemists, electrical engineers, battery technologists, and evaluators of present and future generations of power sources. This handbook serves as a reference text providing state-of-the-art reviews on solid-state battery technologies, as well as providing insights into likely future developments in the field. It is extensively annotated with comprehensive references useful to the student and practitioners in the field.

Readership: Graduate students, researchers and professional in the fields of mechanical, refrigeration, chemical, nuclear and electronics engineering on the important topics of two-phase heat transfer and two-phase flow. Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II 1150pp Oct 2015 978-981-4623-27-8(Set) US$1,350 £891  Introductory Offer till 31 Dec 2015

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Readership: Scientists, technologists, and students in the fields of electrochemistry, condensed matter physics, chemistry, and materials science.

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Engineering / Computer Science / Materials Science / Chemistry International Compendium of Coastal Engineering

edited by Shinji Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan) & Masahiko Isobe (Kochi University of Technology, Japan) The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of Coastal Engineering from basic theory to engineering practice. The authors of this book are worldwide authorities in the field. Each chapter deals with an important topic in the field of coastal engineering. The topics are of recent deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and other natural disasters. Readership: Undergraduates and graduate students in coastal engineering or environmental science, researchers and professionals. 532pp Jun 2015 978-981-4449-42-7 US$150 £99 978-981-4449-43-4(ebook) US$195 £129

Materials and Energy - Volume 5

Handbook of Green Materials (In 4 Volumes)  Processing Technologies, Properties and Applications

edited by Kristiina Oksman (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), Aji P Mathew (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), Alexander Bismarck (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Orlando Rojas (North Carolina State University, USA) & Mohini Sain(University of Toronto, Canada)  This handbook serves as reference literature for undergraduates and graduates studying materials science and engineering, composite materials, chemical engineering, bioengineering and materials physics; and for researchers, professional engineers and consultants from polymer or forest industries who encounter biobased nanomaterials, bionanocomposites, self- and direct-assembled nanostructures and green composite materials in their lines of work. This four-volume set contains material ranging from basic, background information on the fields discussed, to reports on the latest research and industrial activities, and finally the works by contributing authors who are prominent experts of the subjects they address in this set. Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students studying materials science and engineering, composite materials, chemical engineering, bioengineering and materials physics, researchers, professional engineers, polymer industries, consultants, forest industries, green tech expertise, etc. 1124pp 978-981-4566-45-2 978-981-4566-46-9(ebook)

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Essential Textbooks in Physics Set 2

Encyclopedia of Thermal Packaging

Set 2: Thermal Packaging Tools (A 4 – Volume Set)

edited by Avram Bar-Cohen (University of Maryland, USA) The second set in the encyclopedia, Thermal Packaging Tools, includes volumes dedicated to thermal design of data centers, techniques and models for the design and optimization of heat sinks, the development and use of reduced-order “compact” thermal models of electronic components, a database of critical material thermal properties, and a comprehensive exploration of thermally-informed electronic design. The numerical and analytical techniques described in these volumes are among the primary tools used by thermal packaging practitioners and researchers to accelerate product and system development and achieve “correct by design” thermal packaging solutions. Readership: Packaging engineers, electronic product development engineers, and product managers, as well as researchers in thermal management of electronic and photonic components and systems, and most beneficial to undergraduate and graduate students studying mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineering. 1396pp 978-981-4327-60-2(Set) 978-981-4327-66-4(Set)(ebook)

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Handbook of Contemporary Acoustics and Its Applications by Junru Wu (University of Vermont, USA)

This handbook systematically covers the theoretical principle and analytical methodology of generation, propagation and reception of acoustic waves in an ideal (inviscid) and non-ideal fluid media. The topics include the transduction, radiation, scattering, diffraction and reception of the acoustic wave. It also discusses the acoustic field in a duct/pipe, waveguide and cavity, the wave propagation in the multi-layers, nonlinear finite amplitude wave propagation and the mechanisms of physical and biological effects and their broad modern applications such as sonoporation, targeted drug delivery, acoustic tweezers, noninvasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery, as well as sonoluminscence. Readers are also provided

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with the fundamental mathematic background and relevant references necessary for their creative inventions and applications. Readership: Academic and professional, senior undergraduate and graduate students reading Acoustics, as well as specialists working in relevant fields. 500pp Aug 2016 978-981-4651-27-1 US$158 £104 978-981-4651-29-5(ebook) US$205 £135

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Frontiers in Nanobiomedical Research

The World Scientific Encyclopedia of Nanomedicine and Bioengineering I

Biosensing, Tissue Regeneration, Drug and Gene Delivery (A 4-Volume Set) Volume 1: Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications Volume 2: Design of Bioactive Materials for Bone Repair and Regeneration Volume 3: Nanotechnology in Gene Delivery Volume 4: Application of Nano-structured Materials and Devices in Chemical and Biological Sensing Editor-in-chief: Donglu Shi (University of Cincinnati, USA) edited by Yu Cheng (University of Chicago, USA), Jiang Chang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Yarong Liu (University of Southern California, USA) & Jia Huang (Tongji University School of Medicine, China) Frontiers in Nanobiomedical Research

The World Scientific Encyclopedia of Nanomedicine and Bioengineering II Nano Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (A 4-Volume Set) Volume 1: Biomaterial Implants for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering Volume 2: Advanced Nanomaterials for Bioimaging and Cancer Therapy Volume 3: Nano Imaging: From Fundamental Principles to Practical Applications Volume 4: Semiconductor

Quantum Dot and Rods for In Vivo Imaging and Cancer Phototherapy Editor-in-chief: Donglu Shi (University of Cincinnati, USA) edited by Vibhor Chaswal (University of Cincinnati, USA), Maoquan Chu (Tongji University, China) & Bingbo Zhang (Tongji University School of Medicine, China)

This two-part multivolume set provides a comprehensive overview of current achievements in biomedical applications of nanotechnology, including stem cell based regenerative medicine, medical imaging, cell targeting, drug delivery, and photothermal/photodynamic cancer therapy. New approaches in early cancer diagnosis and treatment are introduced with extensive experimental results. In particular, some novel materials have been synthesized with new properties that are most effective in cancer therapy. Some of the key issues are also addressed with these recent discoveries such as bio safety and bio degradability, that are essential in the success of nano medicine. An important aspect of this book set is the introduction of nanotechnology to the medical communities that are searching for new treatments of cancer. It may also break the barriers between the physical and medical sciences so that more MDs will be able to appreciate the new discoveries and establishments in medical diagnosis and therapy that will allow the effective handling of major clinical issues. Readership: This reference set is written for a wide readership including university students and researchers from diversified backgrounds such as physics, materials science, engineering, and chemistry. Both undergraduate and graduate students will find it a valuable reference book on key topics related to nanomaterials science and technology. 1600pp

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Handbook of Traditional Chinese Medicine (In 3 Volumes)

edited by Stevenson Xutian (The Chinese Herbal Medicine Center, USA & Canadian Institute of Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research, Canada), Shusheng Tai (Canadian Institute of Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research, Canada & Cross Cancer Institute, Canada) & Chun-Su Yuan (University of Chicago, USA) For over two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made many significant contributions to China’s growth and prosperity. This textbook, based on the unique characteristics of TCM, discusses its principle theories and presents a comprehensive daily practice guide for health maintenance and disease treatment. The book provides clinical practitioners with a fundamental understanding of the essence of TCM. • The principle theories inherent within thousands of years of classical TCM are expounded upon • Corrects inherent mistakes or omissions by discussing true TCM fundamentals independent of cultural or historical reasons • Recovers important concepts of TCM rarely acknowledged in current TCM practices • Facilitates modern medical practices with roots in TCM for better therapeutic efficacy Readership: All TCM teachers, students, researchers, practitioners, advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Chinese medicine, and acupuncture. Individuals in the following fields: medicine, psychology, psychopathology, life and health sciences, philosophy, humanities, sociology, education, and anthropology. Members of the laypublic. 1492pp Nov 2014 978-981-4293-81-5(Set) US$790 £521 978-981-4293-83-9(Set)(ebook) US$1027 £677

Handbook of Photodynamic Therapy

Updates on Recent Applications of Porphyrin-Based Compounds

edited by Ravindra K Pandey (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA), David Kessel (Wayne State University, USA) & Thomas J Dougherty (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA) The main objective of this book is to present the recent applications of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in treating cancer and other diseases. The limitations associated with current PDT agents, and the synthetic designs that have been used in various laboratories are also discussed. The utility of certain tumor-avid agent for cancer imaging (fluorescence, PET, MRI) is also summarized. The book also includes the use of delivery vehicles, including nanoparticles in improving the tumor-specificity of the desired agents. The book is basically focused on the translational approach of drug development. By providing certain specific examples, a clear concept of moving a “product” from the bench to bed-side is also discussed. Readership: This book should be useful for oncologists, pharmacologists, chemists, biologists, physicists, and biochemists involved in cancer research, as well as graduate-level students in these disciplines. 500pp 978-981-4719-64-3 978-981-4719-65-0(ebook)

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Life Sciences / Medicine Frontiers in Nanobiomedical Research

Frontiers in Nanobiomedical Research - Vol. 3

Volume 1: Key Considerations for Nanoparticle Characterization Prior to Immunotoxicity Studies Volume 2: Haematocompatibility of Engineered Nanomaterials Volume 3: Engineered Nanomaterials and the Immune Cell Function (2nd Edition)

Fundamentals, Applications and Recent Developments (In 4 Volumes) Volume 1: Materials for Nanomedicine Volume 2: Applications in Therapy Volume 3: Application in Diagnostics Volume 4: Biology, Safety and Novel Concepts in Nanomedicine

Handbook of Immunological Properties of Engineered Nanomaterials (In 3 Volumes)

edited by Marina A Dobrovolskaia & Scott E McNeil (SAIC-Frederick Inc., USA)

“A diverse family of engineered nanomaterials is rapidly gaining attention for use as diagnostics and drug delivery platforms for a variety of disorders, including infectious diseases, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer. However, many of the attractive attributes of nanoparticles are offset by potentially detrimental properties such as the host immune response to these novel materials and their therapeutic payloads. Expanded and updated, the second edition of ‘Handbook of Immunological Properties of Engineered Nanomaterials, ‘ edited by Drs. Dobrovolskaia and McNeil, offers a versatile resource for investigators and clinicians working toward the goal of reducing to practice the promising concept of nanomaterials applications in innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. This compilation encompasses state-of-art information on haematocompatibility of engineered nanopreparations, impact of physicochemical features of nanomaterials on their immunological compatibility, best practices in assuring nanomaterials’sterility and lack of endotoxin contamination, biological consequences of nanomaterials’ interactions with specific cellular subsets of immune system, capabilities of nanoformulations as adjuvants, vaccines, and drug delivery vehicles, contributed by an impressive constellation of leading experts. It will serve as a cutting edge guide to the design of improved therapeutic nanoformulations with mitigated risks of immunotoxicologic burden.” Stefanie N Vogel, PhD Professor, University of Maryland, School of Medicine Readership: Researchers, academics, undergraduates and graduates in toxicology, immunotoxicology and nanomedicine, and industry (small and mid biotech companies and big pharmaceutical companies), as well as regulatory agencies (EPA, FDA) and physicians. 900pp 978-981-4699-16-7(Set)

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Smart Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers

edited by Vladimir Torchilin (Northeastern University, USA) Drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical nanocarriers that respond to different types of stimuli, such as internal ones, intrinsic for the pathological area (changes in pH, temperature, redox condition, activity of certain enzymes), or external, artificially applied (magnetic field, ultrasound, various irradiations), represent an important and continuously growing area of research. Smart Phramaceutical Nanocarriers overviews the various stimuli used for drug release and delivery by smart pharmaceutical carriers and presents cutting-edge research and the newest data from the leading laboratories in each area.

Handbook of Nanobiomedical Research

edited by Vladimir Torchilin (Northeastern University, USA) This book consists of 4 volumes containing about 70 chapters covering all the major aspects of the growing area of nanomedicine. Leading scientists from 15 countries cover all major areas of nanobiomedical research — materials for nanomedicine, application of nanomedicine in therapy of various diseases, use of nanomedicines for diagnostic purposes, technology of nanomedicines, and new trends in nanobiomedical research.

This is the first detailed handbook specifically addressing various aspects of nanobiomedicine. Readers are treated to cuttingedge research and the newest data from leading researchers in this area. Readership: Academics, researchers, graduate students and professionals interested in contemporary nanomedicine. 2352pp Oct 2014 978-981-4520-64-5(Set) US$1,850 £1,221 978-981-4520-65-2(Set)(ebook) US$2,405 £1,587

Compendium of In Vivo Monitoring in Real-Time Molecular Neuroscience Volume 1: Fundamentals and Applications

edited by George S Wilson (University of Kansas, USA) & Adrian C Michael (University of Pittsburgh, USA) This new volume documents the transition from the development of electrochemical monitoring of brain function, now more than 40 years old, to fundamental neuroscience. This includes the links of molecular neuroscience to biobehavior, to a molecular understanding of neurologicallylinked diseases and to the investigation of neuroactive molecules made possible by new detection methodology. This work should be of interest to a broad audience, especially those who are engaged in neuroscience research, for example in drug discovery, but are not familiar with electrochemical methodology. Readership: Students and researchers in neuroscience research, drug discovery, electrochemistry, neurology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and analytical chemistry. 444pp Feb 2015 978-981-4619-76-9 US$165 £109 978-981-4619-77-6(ebook) US$215 £142

Readership: Academics and industrial scientists working with drug delivery systems, novel dosage forms, and experimental pharmaceutics as well as for graduate students specializing in these areas. 500pp Dec 2015 978-1-78326-722-4 US$158 £104 978-1-78326-723-1(ebook) US$205 £135

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Economics and Finance / Asian Studies / Environmental Science

The WSPC Reference of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change (In 4 Volumes)

Editor-in-chief: Ariel Dinar (UC Riverside, USA) edited by Felix Munoz-Garcia (Washington State University, USA), Ana Espinola-Arredondo (Washington State University, USA), Richard M Matthew (UC Irvine, USA), Tony Bryant (Macquarie University, Australia) & Anabela Botelho (University of Aveiro, Portugal) The WSPC Reference on Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change provides a comprehensive and prominent reference of various highly authoritative volumes of long-term scientific value, for milestone concepts and theories. The books in the reference set are edited by leading experts in the fields of: Game Theory, International Relations, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE): Economy-Wide Modeling, and Experimental Economics. Each book in the reference set includes chapters that are laid out by recognized, broadly respected researchers, in fields associated with issues related to natural resources and environmental policy in the era of global change. The reference set focuses on the economic and strategic aspects of interactions among various parts of society, all dependent on the availability and utilization of limited natural resources and their impact on the environment. Policy implications are addressed, including current challenges and future perspectives. Readership: Policy-makers and officials of regional and international agencies, non-governmental organizations, etc. 1200pp 978-981-4713-68-9(Set)

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World Scientific Reference on Asia and the World Economy

(In 3 Volumes) Volume 1: Sustainability of Growth: The Role of Economic, Technological and Environmental Factors Volume 2: India and China: Comparative Experience and Prospects Volume 3: Actions on Climate Change by Asian Countries Editor-in-chief: John Whalley (University of Western Ontario, Canada & Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada & National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), USA) edited by Manmohan Agarwal (Centre for Development Studies, India & Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries, India), Jiahua Pan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China) & John Whalley (University of Western Ontario, Canada & Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada & National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), USA)

This multi-volume reference work consists of three up-to-date and comprehensive volumes on Asia and the world economy. It covers the most important aspects of the world economy as they pertain to Asia in the increasingly accelerating globalization process and is a musthave for anyone keen to understand Asia and the contemporary world. Readership: Graduates, academics and researchers in Asia and the World Economy. 868pp May 2015 978-981-4578-61-5(Set) US$695 £459 978-981-4578-62-2(Set)(ebook) US$904 £597

ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation - Vol. 3

World Scientific Handbook in Financial Economics Series - Vol. 5

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments — Joint Publication with American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (In 2 Parts)

edited by Anastasios G Malliaris (Loyola University Chicago, USA) & William T Ziemba (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems

edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig (Columbia University, USA) & Daniel Hillel (Columbia University, USA)

“Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing foodsecurity challenges facing the world.” Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University This two-part volume features the work of over 200 scientists using the latest data, models, and technologies to forecast how regional agriculture will be impacted by climate change. These assessments include both future crop yields and economic conditions, such as income and poverty rates, which can help agricultural decision-makers plan for the future.

The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets

“Financial futures have spawned enormous innovation in the investment industry over the past four decades. Hedging and speculation in financial markets have been revolutionized. More recently, commodity futures have served as a gateway for institutional investors to a new investible asset class, and not without some interesting controversy over the implications for the underlying commodity markets. The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets helps us make sense of these developments with its carefully selected compendium of classic articles by the pioneering giants along with a tasteful assortment of new work that helps bring us to up date with the current state of the field. With this volume, Malliaris and Ziemba have significantly lowered the cost of entry of readers from industry and academia.” Darrell Duffie Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Readership: Researchers and graduate students interested in climate change and its effects on agricultural systems.

Readership: Graduate students and researchers who are interested in the topic of futures markets.

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World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy

World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy

(In 4 Volumes) Volume 1: Foreign Investment Volume 2: Innovation Volume 3: Energy Volume 4: Migration: Economic Drivers of Contemporary Labour Mobility in East Asia

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edited by Richard M Scheffler (UC Berkeley, USA) This Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world. Readership: Health economics students, health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and individuals who manage healthcare systems. 1000pp 978-981-4612-31-9(Set)

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World Scientific Reference on Globalisation in Eurasia and the Pacific Rim

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World Scientific Series in Astrophysics

The Encyclopedia of Cosmology

Editor-in-chief: David A Dyker (University of Sussex, UK) edited by David A Dyker (University of Sussex, UK), Xiudian Dai (University of Hull, UK), Paolo Farah (West Virginia University, USA & gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK & University of Turin, Italy), Piercarlo Rossi (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy) & Anthony Fielding (University of Sussex, UK)

This multi-volume set focuses on a key region of the world which contains four of the biggest emerging economies, a large number of highly dynamic small- and medium-sized emerging economies, and one of the leading advanced industrial countries. It is a region which contains some of the biggest hydrocarbon and mineral deposits in the world, and some of the most energy- and metal-hungry economies in the world. With half the world’s population, it is one of the most dynamic regions of the globe in terms of population movement, providing a key focus of foreign investment, both inwards and outwards, with a high degree of technological dynamism. The region plays a central role in the industrial supply networks of the globe. Readership: Graduates, researchers and policymakers keen on understanding the economics and globalization of a region critical to the 21st century. 1200pp 978-981-4447-79-9(Set)

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