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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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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: 16/8/2017
AUD 1,055.95 (inc. GST), AUD 959.95 (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: 10/8/2017
AUD 88.95 (inc. GST), AUD 80.86 (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 | 324pp | Availability last checked: 17/8/2017
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (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 | 1124pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 2,399.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,181.77 (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. | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 118.95 (inc. GST), AUD 108.14 (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 | 476pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 118.95 (inc. GST), AUD 108.14 (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...

One-dimensional Introduction To Continuum Mechanics, A

Roberts, A.J.
(1994)  | 9789810219130 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 172pp | Availability last checked: 17/8/2017
AUD 65.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.95 (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...

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. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (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...

Construction Technology For Tall Buildings (4th Edition)

Chew, Yit Lin Michael.
(2012)  | 9789814390132 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 428pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 118.95 (inc. GST), AUD 108.14 (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

Thiophene In Materials Chemistry

Barbarella, Giovanna.
(2017)  | 9789812834188 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp
AUD 160.95 (inc. GST), AUD 146.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
This book covers the most important developments in synthesis, properties,processing and applications of thiophene-based compounds in materials chemistry.In the last few years, thiophene-based materials have acquired increasingimportance in nanoscience and nanotechnology, owing to their multiple functionalproperties,...

Islamic Bioethics: Current Issues And Challenges

Al-Ali, Khalid Abdulla. Bagheri, Alireza.
(2017)  | 9781783267491 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
Islamic Bioethics presents a wide variety of perspectives and debates on howIslamic societies deal with the ethical dilemmas raised by biomedicine and newtechnologies. The book is a 'constructive dialogue' between contributorsselected from a multidisciplinary group of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars...

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: 16/8/2017
AUD 200.95 (inc. GST), AUD 182.68 (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...

Residency Interview Handbook

Phua, Chu Qin.
(2017)  | 9789814723428 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (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...

Residency Interview Handbook

Phua, Chu Qin.
(2017)  | 9789814723411 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (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...

Solid State Quantum Information -- An Advanced Textbook: Quantum Aspect Of Many-body Systems

Son, Wonmin. Vedral, Vlatko.
(2017)  | 9781848167643 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 9/3/2017
AUD 121.95 (inc. GST), AUD 110.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
This book on solid state physics has been written with an emphasis on recentdevelopments in quantum many-body physics approaches. It starts by covering theclassical theory of solids and electrons and describes how this classical modelhas failed. The authors then present the quantum mechanical model...

New Topological Invariants For Real- And Angle-valued Maps: An Alternative To Morse-novikov Theory

Burghelea, Dan.
(2017)  | 9789814618243 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 100.95 (inc. GST), AUD 91.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
This book presents an alternative to what the topologists refer to as“Morse-Novikov theory”, a mathematical theory which belongs to the fields ofgeometry and topology. The theory presented has interest in topology anddynamics, has provided inspiration and has applications outside of mathematics,especially...

History Of Concrete: A Very Old And Modern Material

Jahren, Per. Sui, Tongbo.
(2017)  | 9789813145733 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 205.95 (inc. GST), AUD 187.23 (ex. GST),
Post-war Europe and Asia have seen the rapid development of German and Japanfrom a war torn countries into two of the most powerful nations in the world.Their achievement is nothing short of miraculous. However, as the two mostpopulated countries; China and India, transform themselves into Asiapowerhouses,...

2015 annual competitiveness analysis and development strategies for indonesian provinces.

Ahmad, Nursyahida Binte. Amri, Mulya. Merdikawati, Nurina. Tan, Khee Giap.
(2017)  | 9789813148376 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book
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Our Warming Planet: Topics In Climate Dynamics

Rind, David. Rosenzweig, Cynthia.
(2017)  | 9789813148789 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 444pp | Availability last checked: 10/8/2017
AUD 72.95 (inc. GST), AUD 66.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2017
The processes and consequences of climate change are extremely heterogeneous,encompassing many different fields of study. Dr David Rind in his career at theNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and as a professor at ColumbiaUniversity has had the opportunity to explore many of these subjects withcolleagues...


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