Meet our Authors: Galina Weinstein – May 2019

Dr Galina Weinstein specializes in the work of Albert Einstein and in the history and philosophy of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. She is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. She has received several prestigious awards in recent years, including a GIF (German Israeli Foundation for Research) grant to conduct extended research in the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and several post-doctoral fellowships. She worked as an invited Guest Research Associate in REHSEIS at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, and in the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University, USA.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Galina has authored Einstein’s Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition).

Galina describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“It is my pleasure to write this recommendation on behalf of Cambridge Scholars. I believe any scholar will enjoy publishing their book with Cambridge Scholars. They showed kindness from the very first contact with me shortly after I was in search of a publisher for my first book. For my second manuscript, it was clear to me that Cambridge Scholars would be the right publisher, capable of creating a perfect academic book (book manuscripts were already reviewed before signing the contract). Cambridge Scholars’ workers have impressed me with their flexibility and understanding of the marketing process. Future writers should feel confident that their manuscripts will be published on time and with consistent quality. In the typesetting process, the workers were thorough but prompt, clean and sharp in their execution. They have paid close attention to details and were ready to reformulate until the desired effect was achieved.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Einstein’s Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition). To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – 2019 May

This month’s recommended read is one of our recent titles in the environmental science domain and was decided on by our Editorial Advisory Board member Sukanchan Palit as his recommended read.

Sukanchan is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. He reached this impressive point by obtaining his BChE in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and his MChE in 1994 in Chemical Engineering, both from Jadavpur University, India. He has 23 years of experience in the fields of industry, teaching and research.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Sukanchan’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2019.

Sukanchan Palit’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

Editor: Filiz Katman

Global climate change is the result of natural climate change and man-made climate change damaging the global atmosphere over a comparable time period. Despite its overwhelmingly negative connotations, it also brings about opportunities such as the possibility of a green economy.This book covers both sides of this debate in providing comprehensive information concerning climate change, environment and energy.

“Human civilization and human scientific progress are today in the path of newer vision and newer scientific rejuvenation. Sustainable development whether it is environmental, energy, social or economic are the utmost needs of human civilization today. The science of climate change and environmental protection today stands at the crucial juncture of deep scientific profundity and scientific redemption. Water, air and soil pollution are a bane to human civilization. The authors deeply reaffirm and pointedly focus on the scientific success, the scientific excellence as well as scientific vision in the research pursuit in climate change and environmental sustainability. Thus, humanity will surely embark on a newer scientific venture and a newer scientific vision in the field of environmental engineering science and environmental process engineering in decades to come.” – Sukanchan Palit

For further information on Sukanchan, please click here.

Call for Papers: Hydrogeophysics for Improved Groundwater Modeling

Title: Hydrogeophysics for Improved Groundwater Modeling

Dr. L. Surinaidu (Lead Editor, email: suryangri@gmail.com)

Dr. M. J. Nandan

Dr. V.M. Tiwari

Authors address:

CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)

Habsiguda, Uppal Road

Hyderabad – India – 500 007

Office: +9140-27012349/Mob:+919676963210

Groundwater models enable us to predict the dynamic response of the aquifers under different stress conditions such as groundwater pumping, recharge, climate and land use change that helps in the implementation of water management plans. The models also help us to understand the contaminant transport in the subsurface, and to test and implement suitable remedial measures. Most of the models suffer from inadequate hydrogeological data across  spatial scales to reliably simulate the subsurface flow processes. The conventional methods including bore well drilling for deciphering aquifer geometry, pumping and slug tests for aquifer parameter estimation generally limited to smaller areas, or to representative locations that are not able to provide information across spatial scales to reliably simulate the subsurface flow processes for predictive modeling.

In the recent years hydrogeophysics has evolved as an emerging technique for improved understanding of subsurface properties and hydrogeological processes. The present book aims to synthesize  knowledge on the advantages and utilities of hydrogeophysics and space borne observations to reliably conceptualize the compartmentalization of heterogeneous subsurface hydrogeological processes, to improve the model simulation and predictive capability of groundwater flow and transport models.

We invite research papers and case studies on hydrogeophysics that lead to  better conceptualisations of hydrogeological process and improve predictive modeling of groundwater flow and solute models. In addition, case studies on coupled hydrogeophysics, space borne observations, bore well lithology and aquifer tests for predictive subsurface flow and contaminant transport modeling, groundwater levels under climate and land use changes for providing sustainable management options, are all welcome.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 31st 2019, and  full paper submission is due by June 31st 2019. The book will then be submitted for publication with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. For more information, email the lead editor on suryangri@gmail.com. 

Book review: Biologists in the Age of Totalitarianism: Personal Reminiscences of Ornithologists and Other Naturalists

Biologists in the Age of Totalitarianism: Personal Reminiscences of Ornithologists and Other Naturalists, written by Eugeniusz Nowak and edited and translated by Brian Hillcoat, has been reviewed in the latest issue of Ardea by Rob G. Bijlsma. The review is available here (email registration is required to read the full review), and an indicative excerpt is available below:

“”Altogether 43 life historiesare described in detail, some in great detail (likeErwin Stresemann, Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky and Hans Stubbe). The index of persons exceeds 200 names. It is a worthy tribute to the people who contributed, under great personal strife, to science in an era steeped in paranoia and bloodshed. A great many portraits and documents, all of them fittingly in black-and-white, illustrate the book. The translation by Brian Hillcoat, Leela Sashidharan and Mike Smart is meticulous.”

The book is available to purchase now by clicking here.

Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – September 2018

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Sukanchan Palit has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: the second of a two volume set published in November of last year by Carole LeBlanc entitled Demystifying Climate Risk Volume II: Industry and Infrastructure Implications. Sukanchan is a chemical engineer by training and profession, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.

Sukanchan obtained his BChE in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and his MChE in 1994 in chemical engineering, both from Jadavpur University, India. He has 23 years of experience in the fields of industry, teaching and research. His research areas are primarily in environmental engineering, advanced oxidation processes, multi-objective optimization, genetic algorithms, and other branches of chemical engineering.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount not only on Sukanchan’s choice, but also on Volume I of LeBlanc’s two volume set, Demystifying Climate Risk Volume I: Environmental, Health and Societal Implications. To redeem your discount on both books, please enter the promotional code EABSEP18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st October 2018.


Sukanchan Palit’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Demystifying Climate Risk Volume II: Industry and Infrastructure Implications

Editor: Carole LeBlanc

Sukanchan_PalitThis book is a distillation of the First Annual International Technical Workshop on Climate Risk held in 2016 in Wells, Maine, USA. The volume’s premise is that, long before the 2015 Paris Agreement, many professionals from diverse fields were working to solve the problems of human-caused climate change. It analyses and speculates on the future of climate change, industry, and infrastructure.


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“The world of environmental engineering and environmental protection today stands in the midst of deep scientific fortitude and vast scientific introspection. Water purification, drinking water treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment are the utmost needs of scientific progress today. In this book, edited by Carole LeBlanc, the authors deeply and poignantly depict the devastation caused by climate change and global warming. They pointedly focus on the necessity of demystifying climate change risk as part of the wider project of furthering global science and engineering. As a whole, the book thus reviews and contributes to the necessity of developing sound engineering tools to tackle climate change, unfolding the intricacies of global warming, climate change, and ecological biodiversity loss as it does so. Globally, developing countries are at a critical juncture – suffering immense devastation due to climate change, water shortages, and a lack of sustainable development. The challenges of this juncture, as well as possible paths out of it, are depicted in detail in this book.”


For further information on Sukanchan, please click here.

Book Review: Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration

Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration, published in 2014 by Cambridge Scholars, has been noted in the latest issue of Conservation Biology. The commentary on the book is available here, and a brief excerpt is reproduced below.

“The best practice examples from Europe and the United States in the book indicate the advantages of using native plant material of regional provenance for ecological restoration in a variety of ecosystems. Although restoration approaches can be generalized only so far, thewide range of restoration goals and measures together with the guidelines for successful implementation of restoration projects provide a good starting point for those wishing to engage in seed-based restoration.”


The book can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

Book Review: Calculus in Plant Science

This book is a collection of examples related to plant science. The book shows the reader how to calculate a broad range of tasks following from real scientific measurements, e.g. the rate of photosynthesis, water potential in plants, or the rate of sugar consumption during respiration. Each example has an assignment containing all the necessary data and a short response describing the calculation procedure. Each result is highlighted. All assignments and calculation procedures are clear and easy to understand. The book contains seven chapters focused on subcellular processes, water relation, photosynthesis, nitrogen metabolism, respiration, the effect of plant hormones, and other tasks combining all processes together. Appendices describe the used formulas in detail. I appreciate the variability of examples covering all topics of plant physiology, from the molecular level to the ecosystem level. In my opinion, Appendix IV, describing energy and gas fluxes, might be another full chapter with exercises to show problems in calculations on a global scale. The book is a good collection of exercises for students to illustrate fascinating physiological processes in plants. Some results are breathtaking even for a scientist focused on plant biology.

I highly recommend the book Calculus in Plant Science to all teachers and students in universities as a good text to compliment lectures on plant physiology. It will also be useful for research scientists to read this book in order to critically consider all biological processes.

Reviewed by Sylva Prerostova
Institute of Experimental Botany
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague


Calculus in Plant Science is available now from Cambridge Scholars, and can be purchased by clicking here.