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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: 6/10/2018
AUD 1,236.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,124.50 (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: 6/10/2018
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (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: 6/10/2018
AUD 120.95 (inc. GST), AUD 109.95 (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: 6/10/2018
AUD 2,811.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,556.32 (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: 6/10/2018
AUD 138.95 (inc. GST), AUD 126.32 (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...

World Scientific Publishing eJournal Collection online (CEIRC). Subscription 1.1.17 - 31.12.17.

(2017)  | World Scientific Publishing Co | online database
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Feynman's Thesis - A New Approach To Quantum Theory

(2005)  | 9789812563804 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 144pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 21.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.95 (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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Materials Thermodynamics: With Emphasis On Chemical Approach (With Cd-rom)

Lee, Hae-geon.
(2012)  | 9789814368056 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 476pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 138.95 (inc. GST), AUD 126.32 (ex. GST),
This book is the expanded edition of the first book entitled “ChemicalThermodynamics for Metals and Materials.” This new version presentsthermodynamics of materials with emphasis on the chemical approach, and is thussuitable for students in materials science and metallurgical engineering, aswell...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Practical Alchemy: A Memoir

(2019)  | 9789813277571 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Writing a memoir was not only an interesting experience for this Professor ofApplied Physics at Stanford University, but it also provided him an opportunityto revisit his past with his sons. The author graduated from Cornell in 1953 inEngineering Physics and received his PhD in Physics in 1956 at the...

Economics Gone Astray

(2019)  | 9781944659585 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 120.95 (inc. GST), AUD 109.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Writing in plain English, without equations or technical terms, this bookexplains why economists get so many things wrong by providing multiple examplesin monetary and fiscal policy.We cut through the assumptions that economistsoften employ and describe how many traditional practices often lead themwoefully...

Asian Competitors Case Book: Marketing For Competitiveness In The Age Of Digital Consumers

(2019)  | 9789813275461 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 97.95 (inc. GST), AUD 89.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Today's dynamic and uncertain environment has contributed to the changing natureof markets. In order for companies to keep up, they will need to embark on newwave marketing to ride the wave of opportunities provided by the changes in theenvironment, such as the digital revolution.This is critical all...

Facilities Planning And Design

(2019)  | 9789813278813 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
This book focuses on the ten essentials of facilities planning and design. Itcovers topics such as strategic planning, space standards, architecturalprogramming, site selection, master planning, environmental planning, capitalplanning, workplace planning and design, and space management. Examples will...

Mergers & Acquisitions: A Practitioner's Guide To Successful Deals

(2019)  | 9789813277410 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 554pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
The survival and prosperity of any corporation over the long term depend on thecompany's ability to grow and develop through a process of investment,restructuring, and redeployment. Since the late 19th century, mergers andacquisitions (M&As) have become an essential vehicle for corporate change,fuelled...

Optical Spectroscopy: Fundamentals And Advanced Applications

(2019)  | 9781786346100 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 153pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 138.95 (inc. GST), AUD 126.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Developments in optical spectroscopy have taken new directions in recentdecades, with the focus shifting from understanding small gas phase moleculestowards applications in materials and biological systems. This is due tosignificant interest in these topics, which has been facilitated by significanttechnological...

Tips And Tools: A Guide To Effective Case Writing

(2019)  | 9789813278431 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 80.95 (inc. GST), AUD 73.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
This book is an essential guide for anyone intending to write effective casestudies for educational purposes. The practical tips provided in this book wouldapply to case writers at all levels — benefiting not only the novice, but alsomore experienced case writers who are looking to improve the quality...

Multilingual Text Analysis: Challenges, Models, And Approaches

(2019)  | 9789813274877 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 440pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 263.95 (inc. GST), AUD 239.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Text analytics (TA) covers a very wide research area. Its overarching goal is todiscover and present knowledge — facts, rules, and relationships — that isotherwise hidden in the textual content. The authors of this book guide us in aquest to attain this knowledge automatically, by applying various...

Fuzzy Logic-based Material Selection And Synthesis

(2019)  | 9789813276567 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 174.95 (inc. GST), AUD 159.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 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...

Digital Enablement And Innovation In China: A Casebook

(2019)  | 9789813276352 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2018
AUD 138.95 (inc. GST), AUD 126.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
The casebook aims at providing the latest case materials for researchers andstudents who are keen to learn about the consumerization and transformationeffects of digital technology.It is one of the first books covering the bestpractices of digital enablement in China, which has been the focus manyobservers...


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