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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
 
Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing
A Practical Training Method
by Paul Le Pinnet

"The author is to be congratulated for not only writing such a book but also for taking the bold and brave step to record his fifty years' experience in the way he has. It is I believe a very courageous attempt of 'capturing' our skills for permanent preservation. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to those who are currently training others. I also think all scientific glassblowers will benefit from reading the book by virtue that a lot of time we call ourselves 'self-taught'."

British Society of Scientific Glassblowers (BSSG) Journal
 
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
 
From Bessel to Multi-Index Mittag-Leffler Functions
Enumerable Families, Series in them and Convergence
by Jordanka Paneva-Konovska

"The main concern in the book is the convergence of series in such functions in the complex plane, and the author provides a unified approach to handle this matter."

Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis
 
Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking?
Testing the Theory of Formal Discipline
by Matthew Inglis & Nina Attridge

"The authors particularly attend to protecting positive correlations against the self-selection interpretation, merely that logical minds elect studying more mathematics. Here, one finds a stimulating survey of the systemic difficulties people have with basic syllogisms and deductions."

CHOICE connect
 
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
 
Metallomics
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
 
Entrepreneurship in Western Europe
A Contextual Perspective
by Léo-Paul Dana

"The bottom-up methodological approach is the most fascinating aspect of the book and it makes the reading really pleasant, also for the ones who do not have an economic and managerial background. This book will surely offer an excellent foundation for all those who are interested in an in-depth study of the topic of entrepreneurship in western Europe (researchers, businessmen, managers and politicians) and also to analyse the peculiarities of the business models of the single nations, but also of the specific territorial areas. The writing style, poetical and engaging, will add to the pleasure of reading about themes that are generally presented inadequately to readers coming from different backgrounds."

Filippo Vitolla and Michele Rubino
Lum University, Casamassima, Italy
 
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
 
Colour
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."

CHOICE Connect
 
Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis
by Roel Prins, Anjie Wang & Xiang Li

"I would definitely recommend this book to students who have newly been introduced to the heterogeneous catalyst applications in industry. It also serves as an academic resource for experienced scientists and engineers to have a better understanding of the current trend in heterogeneous catalysis. This will help the professionals to think out of the box and think ahead."

Hong Nie
Vice President
VResearch Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC
 
Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab
by Tommaso Dorigo

"Anomaly!' provides a very honest description of how large HEP collaborations work, what makes experimental physicists excited, and of the occasional interference between scientific goals and ˇ°human factorsˇ± such as personal ambitions, career issues, personality clashes, the fear of being scooped. The author proves to be a highly skilled communicator of science to the general public, as already known to the readers of his blog 'Quantum Diaries Survivor'."

Il Nuovo Saggiatore
 
Paradigms of Peace
A Pragmatist Introduction to the Contribution to Peace of Paradigms of Social Science
by Timo Kivimäki

"Paradigms of Peace is a compelling read, grounded in practice and experience-based insight as well as epistemological inquiry. Concluding thoughts point to the usefulness of different theoretical strands in the creation of tools for peacemaking, while offering observations on global security communities in flux. This is a timely contribution for taking stock of the field and reflecting on individual research pursits."

Journal of Peace Research
 
The Anthropology of China
China as Ethnographic and Theoretical Critique
by Charlotte Bruckermann & Stephan Feuchtwang

"The Anthropology of China is packed with useful references and valuable insights. It is an informative volume offering students, teachers and general readers not only a unique perspective on China, but also on the study of China."

LSE Book Reviews
 
Camels, Tigers & Unicorns
Rethinking Science and Technology-Enabled Innovation
by Uday Phadke & Shailendra Vyakarnam

"This remarkable book provides a blueprint for developing an effective Industrial Strategy. I commend this book to both business leaders and government ministers in the hope that by using these findings, they will come together to articulate policies which will accelerate economic growth."

Professor David Hughes
Managing Director of the Business Innovation Group
and visiting Professor of Engineering Management City University, London
 
Metals and Energy Finance
Advanced Textbook on the Evaluation of Mineral and Energy Projects
by Dennis L Buchanan

"The author, an excellent presenter, has put down an updated summary of his teachings in this textbook, findings based on his broad experience. A useful input to the understanding of the evaluation of resource finance."

Mineral Economics
 
Biological Threats in the 21st Century
The Politics, People, Science and Historical Roots
edited by Filippa Lentzos

"The book has an interesting structure. Formal chapters are interspersed with opinion pieces from academics and scientists, many of whom have worked on state bioweapons and biodefence programmes, and in drafting non-proliferation policy. Their thoughts provide unique personal perspectives on issues usually discussed from an academic distance and are the most valuable contribution the book makes to the bioweapons literature."

The RUSI Journal
 
The Recovery of Gold from Secondary Sources
edited by Syed Sabir

"This book is apparently for experts in the detection of forgeries and those who might need this expertise. It provides a wealth of ideas and stimuli for the artist himself/herself."

Brian Reffin Smith
Collège de 'Pataphysique, Paris
 
Simulation-Driven Aerodynamic Design Using Variable-Fidelity Models
by Leifur Leifsson & Slawomir Koziel

"The text is concise, clearly written and systematically organised. It contains the equations and formulae needed to solve practical problems. The text is amply illustrated. The book is well-presented and should appeal to a wider audience interested in computational optimisation design. It explains the major concepts, gives enough depth and provides references for further studies."

The Aeronautical Journal
 
Modern Developments in Catalysis
edited by Graham Hutchings, Matthew Davidson, Richard Catlow, Christopher Hardacre, Nicholas Turner & Paul Collier

"The book has been written at the level of chemistry and chemical engineering graduate students. It provides a very accessable and useful guide to those who are interested in current state of the art and applications of catalytic science."

Professor Rutger A van Santen
Eindhoven University of Technology
 
Edward Teller Lectures
Lasers and Inertial Fusion Energy
2nd Edition
edited by Heinrich Hora & George H Miley

"The 2nd Edition gives an overview of inertial confinement research over 50 years presented by major participants. It provides an authoritative account of the inertial confinement fusion approach to achieving an environmentally clean and economically feasible option for future energy production."

Dr Fred Osman
Trinity Grammar School, Sydney
 
Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis
by Roel Prins, Anjie Wang & Xiang Li

"Heterogeneous catalysis is highly related to the industrial production of fuels, petrochemicals, agrochemicals, and fine chemicals. This book highlights the fundamental aspects and basic concepts of heterogeneous catalysis with many examples of industrial applications, providing a complete introduction to the principles behind catalysis. This book is well designed to provide supplementary knowledge for both the students in chemical engineering, who have often only a limited knowledge of chemistry, and those in chemistry and physics, who have not studied systematically the engineering-oriented courses. The representative types of catalysis and industrial examples are carefully selected to enable the readers to grasp the essence of heterogeneous catalysis and the importance of related engineering."

Distinguished Professor Feng-Shou Xiao
Zhejiang Univeristy, China
 
Civil Society and the State of Singapore
edited by Carol Soon & Gillian Koh

"This collection of essays offers a good update on the evolving nature of Singapore's civil society. Written by civil society observers and activists, these essays tackle a range of issues from the arts, ethnic self-help groups, youth activism to the legal landscape. A useful introduction to the complexities of state-society relations in Singapore."

Terence Chong
Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
 
Renewable Energy Finance
Powering the Future
edited by Charles W Donovan

"The entire text is quite readable and can be moved through with relative ease. This reviewer heartily recommends that, regardless of your background, you read this book to really get a grasp of the cutting-edge of climate finance."

LSE Review of Books
 
Investigating the Pedagogy of Mathematics
How Do Teachers Develop Their Knowledge?
by Lianghuo Fan

"I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this work. It comes highly recommended for all the reasons stated and the many more that readers would find in learning about particular cases and incidences recorded. A great contribution to the mathematics teacher education scholarship."

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