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Managing Innovation in Healthcare
by James Barlow

"The book would be a great text for advanced healthcare students, as it is chock-full of fair-minded and complete discussions of different scholarly views. The book contains the musts of excellent text books too: ample caselets, boxes and figures that illustrate key concepts; chapter summaries; and a distillation of key concepts and further reading suggestions stud every chapter. It is useful for practioners too, with excellent text and case examples of how different nations approach innovation and quality measurement — e.g. pay for performance models — and full discussions of regulations of drugs and devices. All in all, a terrific book for those of us frustrated by the plethora of 'shoulds' and the shortages of 'how tos' in healthcare innovations."

Regina Herzlinger
Harvard Business School
Entrepreneurship in Western Europe
A Contextual Perspective
by Léo-Paul Dana

"The content and purpose are presented very clearly in the Introduction. In addition, the author provides an overview account of the definitions of entrepreneurship as used over the course of time by different subject specialists, highlighting how the definition and understanding of what entrepreneurship is depends on one's cultural, ethnic and disciplinary backgrounds as well as changing over time. The combination of the author's writing style and clarity of expression, the use of examples and photographs, and the pan-European perspective, make this book appealing to a wide group of readers, including social scientists who study policy and social reform, human geographers, and business and marketing practitioners and scholars."

Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Computer-Hardware Evaluation of Mathematical Functions
by Amos Omondi

"The intended audience for this book are graduate students in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical and electronic engineering. The mathematics is at the level of an advanced undergraduate, and the book could be used as an introduction for such a student. Once the reader is familiar with the basic ideas and approaches of the book, the individual chapters can be read nearly independently; this makes the book useful both as an introduction and as a reference."

Mathematical Reviews Clippings
Structural Geology and Rock Engineering
by John W Cosgrove & John A Hudson

"Written by two eminent authors, this book serves as an illustrated guide and explanations on the integration of key structural geology and rock engineering principles and techniques for students, teachers, researchers, engineers and constructors who are working on rock engineering in the fields of civil, mining, geological and construction engineering."

Prof. Resat Ulusay
Hacettepe University, Turkey
The Chemistry Department at Imperial College London
A History, 1845-2000
by Hannah Gay & William P Griffith

"There is a great deal to tell ... and that it is intended to be exhaustive. I will find it helpful in my own work as a specialist chemical historian."

ISIS Review
Handbook of Forensic Genetics
Biodiversity and Heredity in Civil and Criminal Investigation
edited by Antonio Amorim & Bruce Budowle

"This handbook is a comprehensive guide to the field, and covers from the fundamentals in which this discipline is grounded to the most cutting-edge applications. It has an acceptable learning curve; newcomers to the field will find it an easy introduction, while seasoned practitioners can use it to keep updated."

Professor Francesc Calafell
Insitut de Biologia Evolutiva, Spain
Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab
by Tommaso Dorigo

"In spirit and form, Anomaly! reminds me of Gary Taubes' celebrated Nobel Dreams, but with more humour and explicit subjectivity. Anomaly! may also appeal to readers interested in the sociology of science or in the epistemological problem of how a scientific community finally settles on a single consensus..."

Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing
A Practical Training Method
by Paul Le Pinnet

"The book details features of glassblowing that can be taught in a practical training course, specifically aimed at laboratory technicians or chemists who need to produce specialized glassware. The book combines many practical aspects of glassblowing otherwise not available in the literature. The book offers black-and-white photographs and diagrams, which makes for easier application in a practical set-up. Summing up: Recommended."

Electro-Catalysis at Chemically Modified Solid Surfaces
by Jacques Simonet

"Building on a deep appreciation of organic electrochemistry Professor Jacques Simonet turned his attention to generating entirely fascinating new classes of modified electrodes and electrode materials with scope for numerous applications. The results summarised in the book testify to Simonet's creativity and chemical insight using controlled electrochemistry to make diverse and unexpected materials бн Holistically the book shows the power of electrochemistry in the hands of a synthetic visionary the results of which will have lasting impact."

Prof Richard Compton
Demystifying Computation
A Hands-On Introduction
by Apostolos Syropoulos

"The erudition of the author, and the extreme amount of work that must have gone into the annotated bibliographies and the overviews of extremely current developments in computing, are truly impressive. The work will be an admirable reference book for courses in computing and also an excellent source for general readers in public libraries. These individuals will gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals of computer science, current developments, and where these developments are likely to lead."

A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Models of Planet Formation
by Michael Mark Woolfson

"The author clearly and compellingly explains both theories. The calculations are accessible to the intermediate undergraduate level and above. This reviewer feels that Woolfson's work is an important contribution — even if one does not accept the author's central premise, the discussions are interesting and provocative."

Quantum States and Scattering in Semiconductor Nanostructures
by Camille Ndebeka-Bandou, Francesca Carosella & Gérald Bastard

"This book teaches how to solve many important problems analytically. 253 pages of well-structured text is complemented by 165 pages of more than 50 exercises. I recommend it to all who seek understanding and insight."

Prof Dieter Bimberg
Technical University of Berlin
A Friendly Approach to Functional Analysis
by Amol Sasane

"The book is written very clearly and notions are described via many illustrations and examples. I consider the book very useful for (undergraduate) students in mathematics, physics and engineering, who have passed some courses on metric spaces and linear algebra."

The Scientist and the Forger
Probing a Turbulent Art World
2nd Edition
by Jehane Ragai

"Art forgeries is an industry that is growing in size with the increasing value of fine art. Jehane Ragai's new book is highly recommended for those who want an insight into this obscure fascinating field."

Krister Homberg
Former President of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Gothenburg
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
and Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Agroecological Practices for Sustainable Agriculture
Principles, Applications, and Making the Transition
edited by Alexander Wezel

"This book can be used as a guide for farmers, as a reference for teaching, and it can be useful for related government officers, non-government organizations and company leasers. Plenty of colour pictures, diagrams and tables makes it much easier for readers to understand the holistic view and relatively complex idea of agroecology."

Professor Luo Shiming
South China Agricultural University, China
Atmospheric Chemistry
From the Surface to the Stratosphere
by Grant Ritchie

"This book is one of those that is likely to be a useful addition to many bookshelves бн colour figures throughout, greatly aids the clarity of the diagrams and the optimum positioning of colour pictures бн Each chapter has a good selection of essay-type questions and numerical problems, both at the level likely to be encountered in undergraduate final examinations."

The Observatory Magazine
Analysis and Mathematical Physics
edited by Shaun Bullett, Tom Fearn & Frank Smith

"Overall this is a very nicely and uniformly written book бн this book would be an excellent choice for a lecturer wishing to teach selected branches of mathematical physics to theoretically oriented geophysicists."

Pure and Applied Geophysics
From Bessel to Multi-Index Mittag-Leffler Functions
Enumerable Families, Series in them and Convergence
by Jordanka Paneva-Konovska

"This is a well-organised and well-written book that aims to show the power of special functions. This book contains a great deal of information and it is recommended to those interested in special functions."

Mathematical Reviews Clippings
Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking?
Testing the Theory of Formal Discipline
by Matthew Inglis & Nina Attridge

"After much detailed explanations and further examples the authors conclude clearly and with good explanations and examples. The appendices which follow lay out some of the tasks used and offer challenges to the reader as well. This is a fascinating book, and for those thinking deeply about the place of mathematics in our school curriculum, or those wondering about different aspects of our mathematical study, this would make an essential read."

Mathematical Gazette
Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbioses
edited by Martin Grube, Joseph Seckbach & Lucia Muggia

"This book is a high standard, valuable source of knowledge recommended for researchers, lecturers and students interested in the field of algal and cyanobacteria symbioses, plant-microbe or plant-animal interactions, with several excellent drawings, photos and micrographs."

Acta Botanica Hungarica
Evidence-Based Medicine
Best Practice or Restrictive Dogma
by Desmond J Sheridan

"The book will be interesting to those who are fans of EBM and wish to know more of its origins and its philosophical and other limitations. It will also be useful for opponents of EBM who are looking for support for their thinking. I could imagine each chapter being used as the basis for a seminar for students, residents, or fellows interested in a deep dive into the underlying basis of a paradigm that is now taken for granted."

Family Medicine
Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom
An Introduction to Bionanotechnology
2nd Edition
by Ehud Gazit & Anna Mitraki

"This interesting book reports all the knowledge necessary to understand the real meaning of bionanotechnology and the advancement we could have in a near future from the use of the nanostructures in the different fields of food, cosmetics, electronics and medicine. Depicting the diversity of the research areas impacted by the nano effect, the readers may find innovative ideas to go on with their own specific researches in which they are involved."

Journal of Applied Cosmetology
Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grids
Enabling Methodologies for Proactive and Self-Organizing Power Systems
edited by Ahmed F Zobaa & Alfredo Vaccaro

"This book provides an in-depth survey of the technology of SG control methodologies. Since it examines many of the current key issues associated with the deployment of large-scale SG, engineers, computer scientists, and educators working in SG technologies would all benefit from this book. Presenting many conceptual methodologies, it will inform the reader on the latest challenges and potential solutions for the future power grid."

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
Engineering in Perspective
Lessons for a Successful Career
by Tony Ridley

"Tony Ridley is one of our most experienced and distinguished civil engineers. His book is an intriguing hybrid between an autobiography and a text on lessons to be learned if large projects are to be delivered successfully. His extraordinarily broad career makes him well-placed to offer these lessons: each drawn from personal experience of the events he recounts. The book has an Epilogue summarising Tony Ridley's message on the role of engineers. Educators, employers and aspiring civil engineers should read this book, and take notice."

Stephen Glaister
Professor Emeritus of Transport and Infrastructure
Imperial College, London
Zhu Rongji and China's Economic Take-Off
by John Wong

"The author concludes that it was Zhu's pragmatic macroeconomic management that was responsible for China's economic takeoff into self-sustained growth. This is a valuable volume for students and researchers on Chinese economy. It sheds light on Zhu Rongji's logical, realistic, and unique handling of the Chinese economy during a crucial period."

Institute of Developing Economies
The Power of Computational Thinking
Games, Magic and Puzzles to Help You Become a Computational Thinker
by Paul Curzon & Peter W McOwan

"Overall, I believe that this book achieves its goals. It discusses a wide variety of problems from the perspective of computer scientists, and introduces the big ideas that underlie the mathematical way of thinking. I would certainly recommend it to a young person who has mathematical aptitude and needs insight into what computational thinking really means."

MAA Reviews
Understanding Our Unseen Reality
Solving Quantum Riddles
by Ruth E Kastner

"(This book) is a vitally important contribution. Prof Kastner has composed her work with clarity and precision, creating a journey into the quantum world that is engaging, lucid, and imminently accessible. A strength of the work is her ability to present very complex concepts embedded in high level mathematics with clarity and without presuming the reader's competency in the related mathematical languages and symbols."

Dr Jeffrey Ritter
University of Oxford and Johns Hopkins University
Indian Mathematics
Engaging with the World from Ancient to Modern Times
by George Gheverghese Joseph

"This is an accessible introduction to the history of Indian mathematics written in at a level appropriate for undergraduate mathematics students. The book is very useful. It is on my bookshelf as a primary reference for teaching the section on India in my course on the history of mathematics."

MAA Reviews
A Primer of Integrated Biometal Sciences
by Wolfgang Maret

"Metallomics is a fascinating small book, easy to read for everybody with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology, which will undoubtedly stimulate at least some of the readers to explore the field more in depth."

Acta Crystallographica Section D
Asymptotic Issues for Some Partial Differential Equations
by Michel Marie Chipot

"The monograph is well written and organized and recommended to graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics or engineering."

Zentralblatt MATH
Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific
edited by Rohan Gunaratna & Stefanie Kam

"Terrorism is a global threat, as this useful and timely Handbook reveals, showing that every country in the Asia-Pacific region faces some form of potentially violent political, ethnic and religious extremism. The Handbook is both comprehensive and authoritative, relying on the expertise of Asia's finest centre of terrorism research. It is invaluable — a country-by-country resource for business, government, journalism, and the concerned public — and will be the go-to reference for years to come."

Professor Mark Juergensmeyer
Author of Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence
Goethe's "Exposure of Newton's Theory"
A Polemic on Newton's Theory of Light and Colour
by Michael Duck & Michael Petry

"Perhaps the example of Goethe's forays into science will stimulate some people to at least attempt to appreciate the cultural value of science and technology."

Contemporary Physics
China's One Belt One Road Initiative
by Tai Wei Lim, Henry Hing Lee Chan, Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng & Wen Xin Lim

"The book captures a comprehensive historical background to OBOR, with a careful documentation of voyages by Cheng Ho (1405 to 1433) from China across Asia toward Europe, to as far as North Africa. What is eminently clear is that the book makes a good starting point, especially from the historical beginnings as equally originating from China's point of view."

Associate Professor Linda Low
Singapore University of Social Sciences
How We See It and How We Use It
by Michael Mark Woolfson

"This slender work is packed with an enormous amount of information related to the science of colour. The best part of the material is the array of pictures and diagrams, many of which are in colour, that help to complement the text. The book has something for the physicist, chemist, biologist, engineer, and lay reader. Summing up: Highly recommended."

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