Dr. Eric Taylor’s research focuses on the evolution and conservation of freshwater fishes. The UBC zoologist is also an avid angler. His new book, Rivers Run Through Us: A Natural and Human History of Great Rivers of North America, weaves together the social and ecological stories of some of the continent’s most important waterways.
An authority on Alzheimer's disease offers a history of past failures and a roadmap that points us in a new direction in our journey to a cure.
An interdisciplinary research project spent four years delving into the interior design culture that became Sweden’s 15th world heritage site, the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland. A recently published book now reveals details about the techniques, materials and aesthetics that characterised these uniquely decorated homes.
“Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Mathematics, Technology, and Economics” offers a detailed and self-contained introduction to DLT, blockchains, and cryptocurrencies and seeks to equip the reader with an ability to participate in the crypto economy meaningfully.
Digital meeting places can work. But some measures give better unity and results.
A new book by two professors explores how faculty development centers, dedicated to improving higher ed teachers, have changed in their mission and approach in similar ways to educational trends in the United States. The book features interviews from those who lead and have led the centers over several decades and analysis of the literature on faculty development.
Water, the most vital and familiar of substances on our planet, still holds many wonders and scientific surprises. Here it is explained in truly spectacular style by Jack Challoner, showing how water is at the same time a deceptively simple molecule, the wellspring of life and civilization, and one of the most ubiquitous substances in the cosmos.
Dr. Daniel Pauly is the world’s most-cited fisheries scientist, but life for the UBC professor has been far from easy. The biracial son of a French woman and an American GI, he was born in Paris and kidnapped as a child to be a live-in servant for a Swiss family. Dr. Pauly went on to blow the whistle on the devastation caused to marine ecosystems by the global fishing industry, and to become a marine scientist whose work received worldwide recognition. Now, readers can learn more in his biography, The Ocean’s Whistleblower, available this week.
A new book, Decoding CEO-Speak, critiques the public language of a powerful class of people – the Chief Executive Officers of major companies. Interest in the behavior and thinking of CEOs is not confined to their corporation’s direct stakeholders only: the public is increasingly interested in how CEOs stand on current issues and community debate.
The astronomer’s observing chair as both image and object, and the story it tells about a particular kind of science and a particular view of history.
An investigation of the work and workers in fossil preparation labs reveals the often unacknowledged creativity and problem-solving on which scientists rely.