The Top 3 Books to Expect in 2017

We've highlighted 3 books publishing in each subject area this year.

Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, 8th Edition
Edited by Peter Urben
Available in March

Essential reading for those working with chemicals that includes every chemical for which documented information on reactive hazards is available. Lists important hazardous reactions and includes references to real chemical incidents. Provides guidelines on the safe use and handling of chemicals In the lab and industry.

Modern Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Edited by Ruren Xu and Yan Xu
Available in March

Provides fundamental knowledge of inorganic synthesis of distinct compounds, functional materials and inorganic aggregates using biomimetic, rational design synthesis and biocatalysis. Contains more than 4000 references that are all highly reflective of the latest advancement in inorganic synthetic chemistry.

Lead-Acid Batteries: Science and Technology, A Handbook of Lead-acid Battery Technology and its Influence on the Product, 2nd Edition
By D. Pavlov
Available in June

New revised and expanded edition of the theory of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture and their influence on battery performance parameters.

Computer Science

Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing
By Manish J. Gajjar
Available in March

Explains how hardware, software, sensors, and operating systems converge to create a new generation of context-aware mobile applications. Explains specific implementations for pervasive and context-aware computing, such as navigation and timing.

Computer and Information Security Handbook, 3rd Edition
By John R. Vacca
Available in July

Comprehensive, up-to-date reference on computer and information security that offers the latest insights on emerging technologies and advancements. Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions.

Understanding Virtual Reality, Interface, Application, and Design, 2nd Edition
By William R. Sherman and Alan B. Craig
Available in October

This completely updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of virtual reality technologies and techniques, including real-world examples, tips, and tricks throughout.

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Methods in Stream Ecology, Volume 1: Ecosystem Structure, 3rd Edition
Edited by F. Richard Hauer and Gary A. Lamberti
Available Now

Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter. Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students. Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae.

Occupancy Estimation and Modeling, Inferring Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence, 2nd Edition
By Darryl I. MacKenzie, James D. Nichols, J. Andrew Royle, Kenneth H. Pollock, Leslie Bailey and James E. Hines
Available in October

This text provides cutting-edge information on ways to improve ecological statistics and estimation using four distinct classes of models for discussion. Examines the latest methods in analyzing presence/absence data surveys. Discusses multiple models that lay the groundwork for future study designs. Addresses critical issues of imperfect detectability and its effects on estimation. Explores the role of probability in estimating in detail.

Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods, 2nd Edition
By Michael S. Zhdanov
Available in October

Presents and explores state-of-the-art geophysical electromagnetic theory and methods in a completely revised new edition.


Petroleum Production Engineering, 2nd Edition
By Boyun Guo,, Xinghui Liu and Xuehao Tan
Available in March

Updates both the new and veteran engineer on how to employ production fundamentals in petroleum engineering to solve real-world challenges.

Well Control for Completions and Interventions
By Howard Crumpton
Available in August

Provides a training guide focused on well completion and well intervention. Includes coverage of subsea and fracturing operations. Presents proper well kill procedures. Features bonus video material and sample spreadsheets to utilize in real world scenarios. Allows readers to quickly get up-to-speed on today’s regulations post-Macondo for well integrity, barrier management, and other critical operation components, including coiled tubing and hydraulic workovers.

Introduction to Petroleum Biotechnology
By James G. Speight and Nour Shafik El-Gendy
Available in August

Presents the fundamentals behind petroleum biotechnology for both upstream and downstream oil and gas operations. Provides the latest technology in reservoir recovery using microbial enhanced oil recovery methods. Helps readers gain insight into the current and future application of using biotechnology as a refining and fuel blending method for heavy oil and tar sands.


Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support 
By John F Fraser Shaun Gregory Michael Stevens
Available in August

Covers a variety of disciplines, from anatomy of organs and evolution of cardiovascular devices, to their clinical applications and the manufacturing and marketing of devices.

Biomechanics of Living Organs, Hyperelastic Constitutive Laws for Finite Element Modeling
By Yohan Payan and Jacques Ohayon
Available in May

Covers hyper elastic frameworks for large tissue deformations. Considers which strain energy functions are the most appropriate to model the passive and active states of living tissue. Evaluates the physical meaning of proposed energy functions.

The Circuit Designer's Companion, 4th Edition
By Peter Wilson
Available in July

An invaluable companion for circuit designers and practicing electronics engineers – gives best practices, design guidelines and engineering knowledge gleaned from years of experience.Includes practical, real-world considerations for components, PCBs, manufacturability, reliability and cost, enabling engineers to design and troubleshoot faster, cheaper and more effectively. Contains new material on design tools, high-speed circuits, variability and tolerances, noise, simulation methods, and testing.

Food Science

Cereal Grains, Assessing and Managing Quality, 2nd Edition
Edited by Colin Wrigley, Ian Batey and Diane Miskelly
Available Now

Documents the latest research in cereal grains, from their nutraceutical and antioxidant traits, to novel detection methods. Provides a complete and thorough update to the first edition, analyzing the range of major cereal species. Presents detailed advice on the management of cereal quality at each stage of production and processing.

Foodborne Diseases, 3rd Edition
Edited by Christine ER Dodd, Tim Grant Aldsworth and Richard A Stein
Available Now

Presents principles in disease processes in foodborne illness.Includes hot-topic discussions such as the impact of nanotechnology on food safety. Provides in-depth description of our current understanding of the infectious and toxic pathogens associated with food. Presents cutting-edge research on epigenetics, antimicrobial resistance, and intervention technologies.

Cheese, Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, 4th Edition
Edited by Paul L. H. McSweeney, Patrick F. Fox, Paul D. Cotter and David W Everett
Available in July

Features new chapters on Milk for Cheesemaking, Acceleration and Modification of Cheese Ripening, Cheesemaking Technology, Low-Fat and Low Sodium Cheesemaking, and Legislation. Offers practical explanations and solutions to challenges. Content presented is ideal for those learning and practicing the art of cheesemaking at all levels of research and production.

Health Sciences

Hematology, 7th edition
By Ronald Hoffman, MD, Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, Leslie E. Silberstein, MD, Helen Heslop, MD, Jeffrey Weitz, MD and John Anastasi, MD
Available in September

This leading text reflects both the new direction and explosive growth of the field of hematology. Edited and written by practitioners who are the leaders in the field, the book covers basic scientific foundations of hematology while focusing on its clinical aspects. Contains over 1,000 vivid images selected by a hematopathology image consultant.

Operative Techniques: Knee Surgery, 2nd Edition
By Mark Miller Brian Cole Andrew Cosgarea Brett Owens James Browne
Available in April

Provides all the how-to step-by-step guidance to understand the latest and best techniques in sports knee surgery. The complete, lavishly illustrated volume covers hot topics such as knee arthroscopy and meniscus, articular cartilage procedures, knee ligament procedures, and patellofemoral procedures.

Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Goats, 11th Edition 
Peter D. Constable, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, Kenneth W Hinchcliff, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal) and Stanley H. Done, BA, BVetMed, PhD, DECPHM, DECVP, FRCVS, FRCPath
Available in March

Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats that addresses the needs of both students and large/mixed animal veterinary practitioners. It is extensively used as a reference by veterinarians around the world, attaining international recognition and acceptance with several translations. 


Life and Biomedical Sciences

Kidney Transplantation, Bioengineering and Regeneration, Kidney Transplantation in the Regenerative Medicine Era
Edited by Giuseppe Orlando, Giuseppe Remuzzi and David F. Williams
Available in May

Focuses on the synergy between renal organ transplantation and regenerative medicine, highlighting the advances within transplantation, bioengineering, regeneration, and repair. Educates the transplant community on important regenerative medicine research pertinent to kidney transplantation. Develops a shared language for clinicians, surgeons, and basic researchers to reach across the fields of transplantation and regenerative medicine, and facilitate more productive investigation and research. Catalogs the technologies being developed and methods being implemented to bioengineer or regenerate kidneys to restore function.

Boorman's Pathology of the Rat, Reference and Atlas, 2nd Edition
Edited by Andrew W. Suttie , Joel R. Leininger, DVM,PhD, Diplomate ACVP and Alys E. Bradley, BSc, BVSc, MAnimSc, DipRCPath, FRIPH, MRCVSm FRCPath
Available in June

Contains full, four color photographs from the NTP archive and database and coverage of all rat strains. Provides an organ-by-organ and system-by-system approach that presents standard diagnostic criteria and basic content on histology and histological changes. Includes comprehensive and detailed background incidence data . Presents detailed descriptive content regarding changes in rat models during research.

Handbook of Epigenetics, The New Molecular and Medical Genetics, 2nd Edition
Edited by Trygve Tollefsbol
Available in June

Timely and comprehensive collection of fully up-to-date reviews on epigenetics that are organized into one volume and written by leading figures in the field. Covers the latest advances in many different areas of epigenetics, ranging from basic aspects, to technologies, to clinical medicine. Written at a verbal and technical level that can be understood by scientists and college students . Updated to include new epigenetic discoveries, newly approved therapeutics, and clinical trials.

Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Steels: Microstructure and Properties, 4th Edition
By Harry Bhadeshia, Ph.D. and Robert Honeycombe
Available Now

Contains a new chapter on nanostructured steels, with new content integrated into an existing chapter to describe the physical metallurgy of coatings, surface treatments, and multivariate high-performance steels. Includes derivations with important equations so that students from a broad range of subjects can appreciate the issues without being bogged down in mathematics. Presents new micrographs and figures that reflect the resolution and capabilities of modern instruments.

Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, 7th Edition
By Richard P. Pohanish
Available in June

Enables readers to quickly and reliably find the chemical they are looking for, with a full range of synonyms for each chemical, including trade names and CAS index. Features relevant data for the US and EU included throughout, along with the essential chemical hazard information applicable worldwide. Provides a trusted source of information for first-line responders (emergency services), industry, logistics companies, scientists, and environmental protection organizations. Contains expanded information for each chemical listed (including chemicals classified as WMD) and has been updated to keep pace with world events, standards, and regulations.

Nanobiomaterials, Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical Applications
Edited by Roger Narayan
Available in July

Provides a concise description of the materials and technologies used in the development of nanostructured biomaterials. Provides industrial researchers with an up-to-date and handy reference on current topics in the field of nanostructured biomaterials. Includes an integrated approach that is used to discuss both the biological and engineering aspects of nanostructured biomaterials.

Mathematics and Physics

Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, 2nd Edition
By Robert Nisbet, Gary Miner and John Elder, IV
Available in August

Includes input by practitioners for practitioners. Includes tutorials in numerous fields of study that provide step-by-step instruction on how to use supplied tools to build models. Contains practical advice from successful real-world implementations. Includes extensive case studies, examples, MS PowerPoint slides and datasets, along with a CD-DVD containing valuable software. Brings together, in a single resource, all the information a beginner needs to understand the tools and issues in data mining to build successful data mining solutions. Features clear, intuitive explanations of novel analytical tools and techniques, and their practical applications.

Hybrid Censoring: Models, Methods and Applications, for Engineering and Bio Health
By N. Balakrishnan and Debasis Kundu
Available in October

Presents many numerical examples to adequately illustrate all the inferential methods discussed. Provides open problems and possible directions for future work. Reviews developments pertaining to Type-II HCS, and includes the most recent research and trends. Explains why the hybrid censored sampling is important. Provides detail in using HCS under different settings and the designs of HCS. Includes R code on website for ease of use.

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications
Xin-She Yang
Available Now

Covers fundamental engineering topics that are presented at the right level, without worry of rigorous proofs.

Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Edited by Victor R. Preedy
Available Now

Comprehensive chapters include an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points. Presents illustrations with at least six figures, tables, and diagrams per chapter. Provides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with cannabis and its related pathology, from chemicals and cells, individuals and communities, and diagnosis and treatment. Offers an integrated and informed synopsis of the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a substance, its use, and its misuse.

Huntington Disease
Andrew Feigin and Karen E. Anderson
Available in July

Includes coverage of both basic science and clinical aspects of the disease, as well as treatment, experimental therapeutics, and biomarkers. Provides an essential resource for the non-neurologist, including necessary background for understanding the disease before making a more detailed study proposal. Provides an interdisciplinary approach that can be applied in everyday clinic and research efforts. Features chapters edited by leaders in the field around the globe—the broadest expert coverage available.

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Neurological Autoimmune Diseases: Multiple Sclerosis
Edited by Ronald Ross Watson William D. S. Killgore
Available Now

Discusses important discoveries relating to the types of, and efficacy of, nutritional and lifestyle responses to symptoms and reoccurrence of MS. Each chapter defines a new approach to use in foods, dietary supplements, exercise, behavior, and/or lifestyle in health promotion and symptoms management for MS.

Social Sciences

Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior, A Therapist's Guide to Assessment and Treatment, 2nd Edition
By Georgia A. DeGangi
Available Now

Practical skill-based treatment book for mental health and occupational therapists. Addresses eating, sleep, mood, attention, and behavioral control. Presents integrated treatment using sensory integration, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and more. Includes checklists and skill sheets for use in treatment.

The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Edited by Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD and Gordon J. G. Asmundson
Available in July

Investigates the scientific foundation of CBT. Explores the interplay of emotion and cognition in CBT. Reviews neuroscience studies on the mechanisms of change in CBT. Identifies similarities and differences in CBT approaches for different disorders. Discusses CBT extensions and modifications. Describes computer assisted applications of CBT.

Handbook of Digital Finance and Inclusion: Volume 1, Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, and Regulation; and Volume 2, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, Distributed Ledger, and Blockchain
Edited by David Lee Kuo Chuen and Robert H. Deng
Available in September

Explains the practical consequences of both technologies and economics to readers who want to learn about subjects related to their specialties. Encompasses alternative finance, financial inclusion, impact investing, decentralized consensus ledger, and applied cryptography. Provides the only advanced methodical summary of these subjects available today.


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