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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 Globalisation In Eurasia and The Pacific Rim (In 4 Volumes)

Dyker, David A.
(2015)  | 9789814447799 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 1104pp | Availability last checked: 21/3/2019
AUD 1,298.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,180.86 (ex. GST),
Out of Stock at the Publisher. (15/12/2015)
This multi-volume set focuses on a key region of the world which contains fourof the biggest emerging economies, a large number of highly dynamic small- andmedium-sized emerging economies, and one of the leading advanced industrialcountries. It is a region which contains some of the biggest hydrocarbon...

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: 21/3/2019
AUD 1,219.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,109.05 (ex. GST),
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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: 10/3/2019
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)

Bismarck, Aji P. Mathew And Alexander. Oksman, Kristiina.
(2014)  | 9789814566452 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 1124pp | Availability last checked: 21/3/2019
AUD 2,772.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,520.86 (ex. GST),
Out of Stock at the Publisher. (15/4/2014)
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...

Goodness Not Grief: Autobiography Of Yean Leng Lim

Lim, Yean Leng.
(2014)  | 9781938134418 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 21/3/2019
AUD 59.95 (inc. GST), AUD 54.50 (ex. GST),
Out of Stock at the Publisher. (15/7/2014)
A biography of the author's background which provides insight into his trainingin medicine and his opinions on the concepts and training that are necessary tobe a good doctor. The aims of this book are to first show how coronaryangioplasty was pioneered in Australia, Singapore and China. Second, it...

Best Sellers

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.

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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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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: 27/2/2019
AUD 134.95 (inc. GST), AUD 122.68 (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...

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

Cherenkov Reflections: Gamma-ray Imaging And The Evolution Of Tev Astronomy

(2019)  | 9789813276857 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 207.95 (inc. GST), AUD 189.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
This book documents how TeV gamma-ray astronomy painstakingly emerged from 20thcentury traditional cosmic-ray physics to become, in time, a keystone feature ofcontemporary high-energy astrophysics that is central to our understanding ofhigh-energy processes and interactions in the cosmos, linking traditionalparticle...

General History Of The Chinese In Singapore, A

(2019)  | 9789813277632 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 800pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 259.95 (inc. GST), AUD 236.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
The book documents over 700 years of Singapore's history from her early years,even before Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival. More specifically, it documents thelife and development of the Chinese community in Singapore, as well as the roleof the Chinese community in growing the nation's economic, societal,...

China Reconnects: Joining A Deep-rooted Past To A New World Order

(2019)  | 9789813278127 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 101.95 (inc. GST), AUD 92.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
The book shows how the Chinese are now confident of their capacity to learn allthey need from the developed world and are keen to know which parts of the pastthey would need to build a modern Chinese civilization. They are very consciousof the challenges coming from the United States, and are looking...

Developmental Epilepsy: From Clinical Medicine To Neurobiological Mechanisms

(2019)  | 9789813277724 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 294.95 (inc. GST), AUD 268.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
This is a collection of chapters from renowned authors focused on thecontemporary issues in developmental epilepsy, from both clinical and basicscience perspectives. Developmental epilepsy (or epilepsy syndromes), whilereceiving much more attention than 20 years ago, is still not well understood.This...

Solving Problems In Our Spatial World

(2019)  | 9789813278035 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 380pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of geometry and spatial ability —either individually or in small groups, either as challenges or play problems!Here are four reasons why you should work with this book:This book offers a veryunique opportunity to enhance your spatial ability, your mathematicalcompetence,...

Group Theory For Physicists (Second Edition)

(2019)  | 9789813277380 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 655pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 224.95 (inc. GST), AUD 204.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
This textbook explains the fundamental concepts and techniques of group theoryby making use of language familiar to physicists. Calculation methods in thecontext of physics are emphasized. New materials drawn from the teaching andresearch experience of the author are included. The generalized Gel'fand'smethod...

Research On Efficiency And Fairness Of Resources Allocation By China's Governmental Administration

(2019)  | 9789813278608 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 224.95 (inc. GST), AUD 204.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
In China, the government controls a large part of resources, such as land,energy, bank savings, and so on. This book studies the efficiency and fairnessof resources allocation by governmental administration in China. The book statesthat it is neither fair nor efficient to allocate resources by the governmentaladministrations....

Flexoelectricity In Solid, Soft And Living Matter

(2019)  | 9789813279001 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 207.95 (inc. GST), AUD 189.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
This monograph is intended to provide an overview on the achievements in thefield of flexoelectricity. Flexoelectricity is a fundamental property ofcondensed matter, with significant potential for further scientific study, andis highly promising to many applied activities.Organized by the type ofcondensed...

Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction To The Atomic And Molecular Physics Of Astronomical Spectroscopy (Third Edition)

(2019)  | 9781786346940 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 119.95 (inc. GST), AUD 109.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
The third edition of Astronomical Spectroscopy examines the physics necessary tounderstand and interpret astronomical spectra. It offers a step-by-step guide tothe atomic and molecular physics involved in providing astronomical spectrastarting from the relatively simple hydrogen atom and working its...

Big Data And The Computable Society: Algorithms And People In The Digital World

(2019)  | 9781786346919 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 164pp | Availability last checked: 10/3/2019
AUD 101.95 (inc. GST), AUD 92.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2019
Data and algorithms are changing our life. The awareness of importance andpervasiveness of the digital revolution is the primary element from which tostart a path of knowledge to grasp what is happening in the world of big dataand digital innovation and to understand these impacts on our minds andrelationships...


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