Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, argues that part of the reason is the lack of a war tax -- a special levy historically paid by the American people during times of war.
A new online tool helps users to cope with the complex orthography of compound words in English. It is based on an analysis of more than 10,000 words by LMU linguist Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer.
'The Art and Science of Poisons' demonstrates that poisons are neither good nor evil; it is the uses made of them by humans that determine their place in the moral spectrum.
A new publication titled 'Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network,' co-edited by Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal of the Asian Institute of Technology has been released.
Kumamoto University Professor Shinjilt and students from his Socio-Human Studies course surveyed the production and role of bushmeat in southwest Japan. The data collected was compiled into a book titled 'An Ethnography of Bushmeat in Southern Kyushu.'
Konstanz online publication, written by Chinese early career researchers on the topic of intercultural understanding between Chinese doctoral students and German supervisors, reaches more than 100,000 readers.
World Scientific's latest guide, 'The 21st Century Guide to Writing Articles in the Biomedical Sciences,' leads readers through the writing of articles in the biomedical sciences. The book is exactly what its name suggests: a contemporary, user-friendly, pocket-sized-yet-thorough journal article writing guide. The guide is tailored to the needs of young professionals who conduct research in the biomedical sciences, many times as a pursuit secondary to their clinical work.
Advances in Computational Coupling and Contact Mechanics by Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), M H Ferri Aliabadi (Imperial College London, UK), presents recent advances in the field of computational coupling and contact mechanics with particular emphasis on the numerical methodologies necessary to solve advanced engineering applications.
Professor Tay, an eminent gynecologist and faculty in under-graduate and post-graduate medical education at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore, has published his cumulative experience of more than thirty years in a book entitled Gynecology Clinics Illustrated.
'Water Is... The Indispensability of Water in Society and Life' explores the ways-big and small-that water rules the world. It provides a holistic perspective on water, capturing the full breadth of the science, technology, policy, history, and future outlook for the most important substance on earth, written at a level accessible to non-experts in each of these areas.