Science and Medicine

Pandemic Heroes and Heroines: Doctors and Nurses on the Front Line

Author: 

Bouvard, Marguerite, Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Credentials: 

Author of Social Justice and the Power of Compassion, The Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and Social Justice at the Grass Roots

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. The effects on society have been comprehensive and affected every walk of life. In Pandemic Heroes and Heroines, Marguerite Bouvard offers the first book-length study of the pandemic’s impact on one of the most vulnerable groups, front line medical workers charged with caring for the sick and providing general health and welfare.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Justice, Health Care, Economics, Psychology, Public Health, Disease, Economics, Identity Studies, Pandemic, Covid-19
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538991 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Lizard Bites & Street Riots: Travel Emergencies and Your Health, Safety, and Security

Author: 

Manyak, Michael J., M.D., FACS, former Chief Medical Officer of Triple Canopy, Rear Admiral Joyce M. Johnson, D.O., M.A., USPHS [ret.], former Director of Health and Safety, United States Coast Guard, Warren J. Young, MBA, Chief Security Officer, International Monetary Fund

“Stow this book in your carry-on luggage!”
– Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director

“A must-have for all would-be travelers or explorers”
– Ellen Prager, Ph.D., best-selling author of The Oceans

Market: 
Public Health, Travel, Travel Medicine, Health Care, Emergency Preparedness
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539325 Hardcover; 978-1680539349 E-book
Price: 
$35.00 Hardcover, $35.00 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
295
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Africa and Climate Change

Author: 

Popoola, Ibukun Olukorede, Ph.D.; Director of Research at the Agricultural Research and Biometrics Department, Thisavrous Pyrgos Integrated Resources (Nigeria)

The degradation of our life-enhancing planet Earth has resulted in climate change, desertification, wild fires, livestock mortality, microbial ecosystem alteration, floods, extreme weather conditions, economic meltdown, poverty, resource conflicts, disease, death, and desperate migration from the most vulnerable regions. Africa, the world`s hottest continent, has deserts and drylands that cover about 60 percent of its land surface area and remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change.

Market: 
Africa, Climate Change, Economics, Migration, Disease, Biology, Food Security
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537956 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Revisiting Eco-Literature: A Critical Study of Global Issues and Challenges

Author: 

D'Cunha, Sr. Candy, Ken Saldhana, Editors

Credentials: 

Associate Professor of English, Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology (India)
Author of Keys of Life and Ecosophical Vision and Self-Realization in Margaret Atwood’s Prose

The study of literature and the environment evokes and promotes this highly original eco-critical collection and its contributions to evaluating the preservation of nature and human attachment and to situate it at a local, communitarian, or bio-regional level. Revisiting eco-literature can aid our exploration of numerous global issues and challenges through a literary rendition of the natural world in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Reflecting on different works will prompt the readers to intensify their search for viable and effective choices and healthy alternatives in a confusing world.

Market: 
Environmental Studies, Ecology, Intercultural Studies, Ethics, Literature, Anthropology, Humanism, Geography, Globalization, Transnational Studies, Conservation, Developing World, Ecofeminism, Literature and Nature, Naturalism
Release Date: 
October 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539387 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
110
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Our Unfinished Biological Revolution

Author: 

Itzkoff, Seymour W.

Credentials: 

Professor Emeritus of Education, Smith College; Author of Humanity’s Evolutionary Destiny: A Darwinian Perspective

Seymour W. Itzkoff is one of the world’s leading intelligence researchers. His exciting new book Our Unfinished Biological Revolution offers a bold and highly original new study on the evolution of human intelligence from the origin of life to our times. With the help of evolutionary theory, Itzkoff explains the nature of human intelligence as we know it today. Most importantly, it demonstrates that evolution led to the rise of what intelligence researchers call the general intelligence factor: the human ability to plan ahead and solve problems for which natural selection did not prepare us.

Market: 
Social Sciences, Biology, Evolution, Evolutionary Biology, Homo sapiens, Humans, Psychology, Intelligence, Intelligence Studies, Civilization
Release Date: 
March 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539226 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
480
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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MicroRNA: A New Era for Diagnosis and Therapies

Author: 

Bhadra, Utpal M.D.

Credentials: 

Managing Director, AMUS Incorporated, University of Michigan

MicroRNA research and development is the billion-dollar baby and most lucrative option for drug discovery in gene therapy industries worldwide. Personalized microRNA treatments are in many cases the only remedy for viral diseases that have no cure in conventional drugs and offer to bring us closer than ever to “personalized medicine.” They also counteract cancer and other infectious and neuro-diseases. Early diagnosis, prognosis, staging, and sub-classification of various cancers can easily be facilitated by microRNA-based biomarkers.

Market: 
Medicine, Science, Public Health, Preventative Medicine, Genetics, Gene Therapy, Biology, Cellular Biology, DNA, RNA, MicroRNA
Release Date: 
November 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539134 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World

Author: 

Crawford, Bethany

In Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World, Bethany Crawford critically assesses the implications of “digital immortality” for central tenets of the human experience - such as consciousness, death, and time - as a preliminary mapping of the shifting existential paradigms of the digital age. This groundbreaking new book explores the social consequences and provocations of a digitally replicable subject in the current sociopolitical context.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Identity Politics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Immortality, Ray Kurzweil, Martine Rothblatt, Max More, Transhumanism, Futurism, Cybernetics
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539646 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
242
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Ignaz Semmelweis and the Vienna School of Medicine

Author: 

Kadar, Nicholas, MD

Credentials: 

Retired gynecological oncologist, author of over eighty articles and three books on medical and non-medical topics.

“Kadar has lifted our understanding of Semmelweis to an entirely new level.” K. Codell Carter, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Market: 
Public Health, Science, Education, Medical Education, Ignaz Semmelweis, Vienna School of Medicine, Antiseptics, Infection Disease, European History, History of Science
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539486: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95 (Hardcover)
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Privacy: Past, Present, and Future

Author: 

Gruis, Leslie N., National Security Administration (ret.)

Top analyst Leslie Gruis’s timely new book argues that privacy is an individual right and democratic value worth preserving, even in a cyberized world. Since the time of the printing press, technology has played a key role in the evolution of individual rights and helped privacy emerge as a formal legal concept.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, Ethics, Law, Security Studies, Cyber Security, Privacy, Privacy Studies, Computer Science, Intelligence, National Security, Information Technology, Constitutional Law, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
Feb. 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531862 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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How AIDS Activists Challenged America and Saved the FDA from Itself

Author: 

Driscoll, James, Ph.D., Shakespeare Scholar and AIDS Activist

In this extraordinary history, James Driscoll reveals the untold story of how AIDS activists, by thwarting bureaucratic plans imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both saved HIV patients and rescued the FDA itself from a self-inflicted public health catastrophe.

Market: 
American Studies, LGBT Studies, Public Health, AIDS, Activism, AIDS Activism, 20th Century America, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Regulation, Drug Trials, Pharmaceuticals, Medicine
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020 Hardcover; February 15, 2021 Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1680531404 Hardcover; 978-1680531428 Paperback
Price: 
$139.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
310
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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