Book Reviews

High Order Boundary Value Problems: Existence, Localization and Multiplicity Results

"This very interesting book is devoted to the study of higher order boundary value problems. The main tool utilized throughout the volume is the method of upper and lower solutions. Of particular interest is the fact that in many cases the authors give an explicit construction of the upper and lower solution. The authors illustrate how this location tool can be utilized to gain qualitative information regarding the solutions: existence, multiplicity, monotonicity. Another nice feature of the book is that the methodology is applied also to real world phenomena: the London Millenium bridge and the periodic oscillations of the axis of a satellite. Overall the book is fairly easy to read and would be helpful for graduate students and young researchers willing to learn more on this method." - Gennaro Infante, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria, Italy

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Advances in Economics and Optimization: Collected Scientific Studies Dedicated to the Memory of L. V. Kantorovich

"The book is devoted to the outstanding Soviet scientist Leonid Kantorovich (1912-1986) - well known Russian mathematician and economist. Nowadays he is known mainly by his works in application of mathematics to economics, started in 1939 and marked in 1975 by memorial Nobel prize in economics (together with American economist Tjalling Koopmans)." READ MORE... - Vladimir Mazalov

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Pacing in Sport and Exercise: A Psychophysiological Perspective

"This excellent book is a “must read” for coaches, coach educators and exercise specialists alike. It is a practical text which uses the principles of pacing to explain how training can be structured and monitored to ensure the maximum performance gains for the athlete/exerciser." - Dr Ron Butterly, Leeds Metropolitan University

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Relationship Paradox: The Spiritual Quest for Union and Freedom

"Dr. Kendell Thornton's book is an insightful and engaging study of the psychology of relationships. He explains the paradoxes of relationships,such as why we hurt the ones we love and why we want what we cannot have, in ways that are both interesting and profound. Understandable and useful for psychologists and general readers alike, Relationship Paradox is a much needed addition to the relationship science literature, and a book that can help anyone gain a deeper understanding of the most important things in our lives our personal relationships." - William Indick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, USA

"Relationship Paradox does double-duty: a concise overview of the scholarly research on relationships, and original insights from Dr. Thornton on the essence of great relationships integrating ideas across many areas within psychology. Highly recommended!" - Marcus C. Tye, Ph.D., Sexuality & Our Diversity: Integrating Culture with the Biopsychosocial (in preparation for late 2012 / early 2013 release), Professor of Psychology, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, USA

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Neuro-Immune Interactions in the Adult Central Nervous System

"Recent studies indicate that inflammatory cells and immunological cytokines modulate brain functions and diseases. This is a very useful book for not only students, but also post-docs and even professors, to learn recent progress in this research field. Readers will find various information about neuro-immune interactions in the adult central nervous system, from basic biology to clinical application. Chapters of this book have been written by the experts in neuroscience and/or immunology. As a researcher working on adult neurogenesis, I was particularly interested in Chapter 5 "Neuro-Immune Interactions in Neural Stem Cells of the Postnatal Subventricular Zone," which has been contributed by Dr. Oscar Gonzalez-Perez, the Editor of this book, and his colleagues. They have carefully and clearly summarized recent studies on immunological molecules that control the function of neural stem cells under physiological and pathological conditions. Hopefully this book will give readers some new ideas and contribute to the advancement of interdisciplinary research involving neuroscience and immunology." - Kazunobu Sawamoto, Ph.D., Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Institute of Molecular Medicine

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Scepticism: Hero and Villain

"In a new collection of essays collected by Sir Roy Calne and William O’Reilly, inquirers from a multitude of backgrounds set out again on this search for truth, coming up with some fascinating insights on the history of scepticism on the way." READ MORE... - Isabel Asquith

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Management and Economic Policy for Development

"Management and Economic Policy for Development, published by Nova in New York, has an important massage: not just economics is interdisciplinary, but the management as well. To be successful in the managing of a state, a private company or an NGO, one has to look into the interconnections with other disciplines to “avoid losing sight of what matters.”" READ MORE... - NAGY, Sándor Gyula,PhD, associate professor, Corvinus University of Budapest Department of World Economics and STUKOVSZKY, Tamás, PhD-candidate and lecturer, Corvinus University of Budapest Department of World Economics

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Regulating Biobanks in Humans: The Use of Adult and Children Biomaterials for Clinical and Research Purposes

"Salvaterra et al provide an educational foundation on Ethical and legal and social (ELSI) and other regulatory issues in cord blood, stem cell, neonatal biobanking. Aggregated teachings from key collaborators in the field contribute historical perspective, detailed insight and analyses into ELSI issues germane to adult and pediatric biospecimen and clinical research." READ MORE... - Lisa B Miranda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Biobusiness Consulting Incorporated

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The Quest for Health Equity

"Many of us yearn for a future in which health is seen more as a basic human right to be protected than as an earned commodity to be marketed. “The Quest for Health Equity” lights the pathway between here and there. Science is needed to move us forward on that path over time, but passion is needed to get us onto that path in the first place. Much like its author, Angela Sauaia, this book is a blend of science and passion. “The Quest for Health Equity” will therefore probably become a very popular textbook for students who want to learn about this topic. For those of us who are more seasoned, this book will be a useful reminder to get back onto the path toward equity, and a useful guide for how we might move forward toward a better future." - Tim Byers, MD, MPH; Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Colorado School of Public Health Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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Salmon: Biology, Ecological Impacts and Economic Importance

"The new book published by NOVA Publishers, USA, “Salmon: Biology, Ecological Impacts and Economic Importance” is a collection of scientific reviews in diverse fields of salmonid ecology, morphology, genetics, fisheries, aquaculture, and economic importance of salmon. Twenty-eight authors from seven “salmon-dependent” (a word from Chapter 14 that caught my fancy) countries represent 15 chapters filled with both well-known and new information on considered issues." READ MORE... - Vladimir I. Radchenko, Executive director, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

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