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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: 29/6/2017
AUD 1,042.95 (inc. GST), AUD 948.14 (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

Lim, Siong Guan. Lim, Joanne H.
(2014)  | 9781783263974 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
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

Foo, Alvin Jong Peng. Ng, John Swee Kheng.
(2015)  | 9789814663939 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
AUD 119.95 (inc. GST), AUD 109.05 (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)

Oksman, Kristiina. Mathew, Aji P. Bismarck, Alexander. Rojas, Orlando. Sain, Mohini.
(2014)  | 9789814566452 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 2,769.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,518.14 (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)

Asafu-Adjaye, John.
(2005)  | 9789812561237 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 143.95 (inc. GST), AUD 130.86 (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...

Materials Thermodynamics: With Emphasis On Chemical Approach (With Cd-rom)

Lee, Hae-Geon.
(2012)  | 9789814368056 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 500pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (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...

Cases In Chemical Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach (Fourth Edition)

Walmsley, R. N. Cain, H. J. Watkinson, L. R.
(1999)  | 9789810240356 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | 4 ed.,  | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 71.95 (inc. GST), AUD 65.41 (ex. GST),
This book is the fourth edition of a highly regarded text which was firstpublished in 1988. It introduces the reader to the interpretation of routinelaboratory biochemical test results and covers all aspects of interpretativechemical pathology (including reproductive endocrinology, which was not coveredpreviously).The...

One-dimensional Introduction To Continuum Mechanics, A

Roberts, A.J.
(1994)  | 9789810219130 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 172pp | Availability last checked: 27/6/2017
AUD 63.95 (inc. GST), AUD 58.14 (ex. GST),
Many textbooks on continuum mechanics plunge students in at the ‘deep end’of three-dimensional analysis and applications. However a striking number ofcommonplace models of our physical environment are based entirely within thedynamics of a one-dimensional continuum. This introductory text thereforeapproaches...

Construction Technology For Tall Buildings (4th Edition)

Chew, Yit Lin Michael.
(2012)  | 9789814390132 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | 4 Revised ed.,  | book | 428pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
This book introduces the latest construction practices and processes for tallbuildings from foundation to roof. It attempts to acquaint readers with themethods, materials, equipment and systems used for the construction of tallbuildings.The text progresses through the stages of site investigation,excavation...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Soviet Union In The Context Of The Nobel Prize

Blokh, Abram M.
(2017)  | 9789814277976 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 900pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 156.95 (inc. GST), AUD 142.68 (ex. GST),
The result of meticulous research by Professor Abram Blokh, this book presentsfacts, documents, thoughts and comments on the system of the Nobel Prize awardsto Russian and Soviet scientists. It provides a comprehensive overview of therelationship between the ideas expressed by the Nobel Foundation and...

Foundational Thinking About Innovation.: Selected Papers Of William J Abernathy.

(2017)  | 9789812790514 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
AUD 164.95 (inc. GST), AUD 149.95 (ex. GST),
William J Abernathy, a professor at the Harvard Business School when he died in 1984, was a pioneering figure in the study of how the innovation process unfolds. In 1980, he co-wrote the influential article - "Managing Our Way to Economic Decline" - which contended that the principal causes of America's...

Cell Language Theory, The: Connecting Mind And Matter

Ji, Sungchul.
(2017)  | 9781848166608 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 450pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 259.95 (inc. GST), AUD 236.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2017
This book describes the first molecular theory of the genotype-phenotypecoupling (or cell language) based on two key concepts: (i) the conformon, thepacket of free energy and genetic information stored in biopolymers; and (ii)the intracellular dissipative structures, the concentration gradients in thecell...

Theories of Chemical Reactions Rates

Marcus, R.A.
(2017)  | 9789810215057 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
AUD 457.95 (inc. GST), AUD 416.32 (ex. GST),
This volume contains selected papers by Nobel Prizewinner (Chemistry 1992) Dr Rudolph A. Marcus, with introductory notes on each section. Dr Marcus' mathematical analysis of how the overall energy in a system of interacting molecules changes and induces an electron to jump from one molecule to another...

Shifting Sands: Essays On Sports And Politics In The Middle East And North Africa

Dorsey, James Michael.
(2017)  | 9789814689762 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 192.95 (inc. GST), AUD 175.41 (ex. GST),
The Middle East and North Africa are experiencing the most fundamentaltransition in their post-colonial history. It is a transition that is changingthe borders of nation states as well as their political and social structures.Conflicting visions of what those structures should look like have ensured...

Ganga Rejuvenation: Governance Challenges And Policy Options

Poocharoen, ORA-ORN. Wasson, Robert James. Wu, Xun.
(2017)  | 9789814704571 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 500pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 244.95 (inc. GST), AUD 222.68 (ex. GST),
This book focuses on governance and management issues in the much publicized'Ganga Rejuvenation Project', led by the Indian Prime Minister Mr. NarendraModi. Attempts over the past three decades to clean up and rejuvenate one of theworld's greatest rivers have proved futile. The major reasons for the...

Entrepreneurship In Western Europe: A Contextual Perspective

Dana, Leo-Paul.
(2017)  | 9781783267934 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 450pp | Availability last checked: 20/5/2017
AUD 206.95 (inc. GST), AUD 188.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2017
Entrepreneurship in Western Europe: A Contextual Perspective looks to explainhow different local contexts can yield radically different entrepreneurialscenarios across Europe. Over 20 countries are examined in detail, with acomprehensive history of the evolution of entrepreneurship in these countriesand...

Residency Interview Handbook

Phua, Chu Qin.
(2017)  | 9789814723411 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 119.95 (inc. GST), AUD 109.05 (ex. GST),
This book is a 'How to' book that can help medical doctors in career navigationinto specialist training in Singapore.With the introduction of the Residencyprogram comes a different set of application process, selection criteria andinterview format. This book provides invaluable insight into the currentResidency...

Institutional Change And Rural Industrialization In China: The Putting-out System In Handicraft Industry In Late Qing And Early Republic Period

Zhou, Feizhou.
(2017)  | 9789814569910 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 157.95 (inc. GST), AUD 143.59 (ex. GST),
This book explores the development of the putting-out system in hand-woventextile industries in late Qing Dynasty and China's Republican Period. Inclassic sociology theory, the putting-out system in handcraft production wasregarded as traditional and inefficient. In the context of Republican China,...

Free And Interacting Quantum Fields

Merches, Ioan. Radu, Daniel. Tatomir, Dorian.
(2017)  | 9789813145467 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 600pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 276.95 (inc. GST), AUD 251.77 (ex. GST),
Modern physics is characterized by two great theories, which make itfundamentally different from its predecessor: quantum theory and theory ofrelativity. In this book we want to bring to the reader's attention severalsolutions to problems connected to the quantum-relativistic interaction ofparticles....


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