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World Scientific Publishing Company was established in 1981 with only 5 employees in a tiny office. Today, the company employs more than 200 staff at its headquarters in Singapore, and has offices in New Jersey, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chennai. In about 3 decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

World Scientific publishes about 500 new titles a year and 120 journals in various fields. Many of its books are recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions such as Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Princeton University.

World Scientific broke new ground in 1991 when it signed a memorandum of agreement with the Nobel Foundation to publish the entire series of Nobel Lectures in all subjects - physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economic sciences and literature. The company had published and distributed the Nobel Lectures series (1901-2005) worldwide, making accessible the scientific, literary and humanitarian achievements of numerous Nobel laureates to a wide audience. Recently World Scientific signed a new memorandum of agreement with Nobel Media (Nobel Foundation) to publish the latest series from 2006 to 2010!

Apart from the Nobel lectures, they have collaborated with many Nobel laureates to produce best-selling books since the 1980s. Many serve as editorial advisors and book series editors, while others have contributed articles and research papers to journals.

In 1995, World Scientific co-founded the London-based Imperial College Press with London University's Imperial College. In 2006, the Press became a wholly-owned subsidiary of World Scientific. The Press publishes mainly in the fields in which Imperial College itself is particularly well-known, such as Engineering, Medicine, Information Technology, Environmental Technology, and Management Sciences. Imperial College Press has published about 650 books and 8 journals to date.

World Scientific is also the exclusive distributor for The National Academies Press (based in Washington, D.C.) in Asia-Pacific (except Japan, New Zealand and Australia).


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Imperial College Press

Featured Titles

World Scientific Reference On Asia And The World Economy (In 3 Volumes)

Whalley, John.
(2015)  | 9789814578615 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 868pp | Availability last checked: 21/1/2019
AUD 1,212.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,102.68 (ex. GST),
The dynamism in modern Asia, especially with the current revival in Japan,stands in sharp contrast to the situation in Europe. An in-depth understandingof what is happening in contemporary Asia is key to grasping opportunities thatthis dynamism creates for all. This multi-volume reference work consists...

The Leader, The Teacher & You: Leadership Through The Third Generation

(2014)  | 9781783263974 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 101.95 (inc. GST), AUD 92.68 (ex. GST),
Former Head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Lim Siong Guan now shares hisdiverse experiences and fresh insights on leadership in his exclusive new book,The Leader, The Teacher & You. As a former Permanent Secretary in ministries,including the Ministry of Defence, the Prime Minister's Office and the...

Heart To Heart With Asian Leaders: Exclusive Interviews On Crisis, Comebacks & Character

(2015)  | 9789814663939 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 118.95 (inc. GST), AUD 108.14 (ex. GST),
Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders is an intimate and insightful look atleadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent persons across politics,business, finance and academia in the region. These illustrious leaders havebeen specially selected for the values they represent, and how they haveovercome crisis...

Handbook Of Green Materials: Processing Technologies, Properties And Applications (In 4 Volumes)

Bismarck, Aji P. Mathew And Alexander. Oksman, Kristiina.
(2014)  | 9789814566452 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 1124pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 2,757.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,507.23 (ex. GST),
Green materials and green nanotechnology have gained widespread interest overthe last 15 years; first in academia, then in related industries in the last fewyears.The Handbook of Green Materials serves as reference literature forundergraduates and graduates studying materials science and engineering,composite...

Best Sellers

Environmental Economics For Non-economists: Techniques And Policies For Sustainable Development (2nd Edition)

(2005)  | 9789812561237 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 15/12/2018
AUD 131.95 (inc. GST), AUD 119.95 (ex. GST),
Environmental economics, which used to be on the periphery of the economicsdiscipline, is fast becoming mainstream as concern for the environment grows.Practitioners in other disciplines (e.g. engineering, science, natural resourcemanagement, social sciences) are increasingly faced with environmental...

Feynman's Thesis - A New Approach To Quantum Theory

(2005)  | 9789812563804 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 144pp | Availability last checked: 15/12/2018
AUD 20.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.05 (ex. GST),
Richard Feynman's never previously published doctoral thesis formed the heart ofmuch of his brilliant and profound work in theoretical physics. Entitled “ThePrinciple of Least Action in Quantum Mechanics,' its original motive was toquantize the classical action-at-a-distance electrodynamics. Because...

World Scientific Publishing eJournal Collection online. Subscription 01.01.18 - 31.12.18.

(2018)  | World Scientific Publishing Co | online database
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World Scientific Publishing eJournal Collection online. Subscription 01.01.19 - 31.12.19.

(2019)  | World Scientific Publishing Co | online database | Availability last checked: 20/12/2018
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Statistical Physics: An Introductory Course

(1999)  | 9789810234768 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 580pp | Availability last checked: 15/12/2018
AUD 87.95 (inc. GST), AUD 79.95 (ex. GST),
This invaluable textbook is an introduction to statistical physics that has beenwritten primarily for self-study. It provides a comprehensive approach to themain ideas of statistical physics at the level of an introductory course,starting from the kinetic theory of gases and proceeding all the way toBose-Einstein...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Growth Alternatives Of The Japanese Economy: Structure And Simulations Of Dynamic Econometric Model With Input-output System (Demios)

(2019)  | 9789813278219 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 153.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
The book describes the structure of Keynes-Leontief Model (KLM) of Japan anddiscuss how the Japanese economy could overcome the long-term economic deflationsince the mid-1990s. The large scale econometric model and its analysis havebeen important for planning several policy measures and examining the...

Pricing Nonmarketed Goods Using Distance Functions

(2019)  | 9789813277601 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 153.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Written by production economics and finance specialists Rolf Färe and ShawnaGrosskopf of Oregon State University and Dimitris Margaritis of the Universityof Auckland, Pricing Nonmarketed Goods using Distance Functions, is an inspiringnew contribution highlighting the importance of duality theory for...

Size Really Does Matter: The Nanotechnology Revolution

(2019)  | 9781786346612 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 83.95 (inc. GST), AUD 76.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Nanotechnology is a buzz word many of us have heard but are uncertain what itreally means. This book works to dispel the myths and unravel the truth aboutthis branch of science and technology that has already touched many aspects ofour lives, from cheaper and faster medical diagnostic tools and more...

Rocks, Radio And Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific Social And Military Life Of Elizabeth Alexander

(2019)  | 9781786346643 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 388pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 153.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Many women scientists, particularly those who did crucial work in two worldwars, have disappeared from history. Until they are written back in, the historyof science will continue to remain unbalanced. This book tells the story ofElizabeth Alexander, a pioneering scientist who changed thinking in geology...

Acrylamide In Food

(2019)  | 9781786346582 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 184pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Acrylamide, a chemical described as 'extremely hazardous' and 'probablycarcinogenic to humans', was discovered in food in 2002. Its presence in a rangeof popular foods has become one of the most difficult issues facing not only thefood industry but all stakeholders in the food supply chain and its oversight.Acrylamide...

Philosophy And Methodology Of Information - The Study Of Information In A Transdisciplinary Perspective

(2019)  | 9789813277519 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 205.95 (inc. GST), AUD 187.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
The book gives up-to-date, multi-aspect exposition of contemporary studies inphilosophy and methodology of information, and related areas. It presents themost recent achievements, ideas and opinions of leading researchers in thisdomain, as well as from physicists, biologists and social scientists.Collaboration...

Cold Atmospheric Plasmas: Their Use In Biology And Medicine

(2019)  | 9789813279841 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 153.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) generators have been actively developed as a newdevice for medical treatment. The applications of plasma treatment include 1)disinfection, sterilization, and decontamination, which inactivates or killsbacteria, fungi, viruses and spores; 2) bleeding control, which coagulates...

Industrial Overcapacity And Duplicate Construction In China: Reasons And Solutions

(2019)  | 9789813277274 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 171.95 (inc. GST), AUD 156.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Since 2012, industrial overcapacity has become an increasingly serious problemin China, against the backdrop of domestic economic slowdown and continueddownturn in international markets. Overcapacity is widespread in the traditionalmanufacturing sector, particularly in iron and steel, cement, electrolyticaluminium,...

Fuzzy Logic-based Material Selection And Synthesis

(2019)  | 9789813276567 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 171.95 (inc. GST), AUD 156.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
This unique compendium presents a comprehensive and self-contained theory ofmaterial development under imperfect information and its applications. The bookdescribes new approaches to synthesis and selection of materials with desirablecharacteristics. Such approaches provide the ability of systematic...

Independence '65: Was Singapore Booted Out?

(2019)  | 9789813277694 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 104pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 55.95 (inc. GST), AUD 50.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
On the 9th of August 1965, Lee Kuan Yew declared Singapore an independentnation. The world was shocked. At the time, many people were under theimpression that Singapore had been booted out of Malaysia. However in 2015,excerpts from secret documents titled 'The Albatross Files' were publiclyreleased,...


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