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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: 18/2/2019
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

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...

Race For Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment And Ethics

Hickson, Ken.
(2013)  | 9789814571357 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 15/12/2018
AUD 80.95 (inc. GST), AUD 73.59 (ex. GST),
“Even with the latest and best vehicles, machinery, technology and buildings,if we continue to use resources irresponsibly — if we continue to waste food,water and energy — we are not even in the race.”This book looks at thesustainable issues and the accompanying opportunities, and leads readers...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

A manual introducing intellectual property to scientists - patent law

Burg, Benjamin D. Jiang, Jiancheng. Topken, Annick.
(2019)  | 9789814261791 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 15/2/2019
AUD 82.95 (inc. GST), AUD 75.41 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
This book provides a concise introduction to the complex subject of patent law as a major branch of intellectual property rights. It describes the application of patent law in order to obtain a patent for a scientist's invention. Comparison is also made between the patent laws of the four major jurisdictions...

Introduction To Electronic Circuits: A Design-oriented Approach

(2019)  | 9789814656887 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
This book provides a compact and practical presentation of microelectronicscircuits for a one-semester introductory course. Contrary to textbooks that arewritten for comprehensive two-semester electronics courses, the focus of thisbook is on the basic concepts and immediate discussion of application...

Introduction To Electronic Circuits: A Design-oriented Approach

(2019)  | 9789814678520 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 101.95 (inc. GST), AUD 92.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
This book provides a compact and practical presentation of microelectronicscircuits for a one-semester introductory course. Contrary to textbooks that arewritten for comprehensive two-semester electronics courses, the focus of thisbook is on the basic concepts and immediate discussion of application...

Introduction To Stochastic Processes

(2019)  | 9789814740302 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
The objective here is to introduce the elements of stochastic processes in arather concise manner where we present the two most important parts instochastic processes — Markov chains and stochastic analysis. The readers arelead directly to the core of the topics, and further details are collated in...

Robust Mixed Model Analysis

(2019)  | 9789814733830 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 185.00 (inc. GST), AUD 168.18 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
Mixed-effects models have found broad applications in various fields. As aresult, the interest in learning and using these models is rapidly growing. Onthe other hand, some of these models, such as the linear mixed models andgeneralized linear mixed models, are highly parametric, involving distributionalassumptions...

Guide To Planning Ecological Townships, A: Sustainability Performance Indicators And Planning Strategies

(2019)  | 9789814733533 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 143.95 (inc. GST), AUD 130.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
Population pressures and urbanization, together with the challenges ofsustainable development, have, in recent decades, led to a proliferation oftownship developments which are termed 'eco-cities'. These townships seek toattain a wide range of social, economic and environmental sustainability goals.They...

Principles Of Classical Thermodynamics: Applied To Materials Science

(2019)  | 9789813222687 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 172.95 (inc. GST), AUD 157.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
The aim of this book is to present Classical Thermodynamics in a unified way,from the most fundamental principles to non-uniform systems, thereby requiringthe introduction of coarse graining methods, leading for instance to phase fieldmethods. Solutions thermodynamics and temperature-concentration phase...

Creating And Managing Experiences In Cultural Tourism

(2019)  | 9789813233676 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 205.95 (inc. GST), AUD 187.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
A key tool in creating a destination experience is the experience economy. Thisis even more true for cultural tourism experiences since culture's intrinsicvalues are inherently linked to experiences.The book Creating and ManagingExperiences in Cultural Tourism aims to provide theoretical and practicalbackground...

Healthcare Policy In East Asia: A World Scientific Reference (In 4 Volumes)

(2019)  | 9789813233164 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 1200pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 1,212.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,102.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
During the past three decades, healthcare systems in the East Asian regions ofChina, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have undergone major changes. Each systemhas its unique achievements and challenges. Global healthcare policymakers areincreasingly interested in understanding the changes that have taken...

Fractional Laplacian, The

(2019)  | 9789813223998 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2019
AUD 223.95 (inc. GST), AUD 203.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
This is a unique book that provides comprehensive understanding of nonlinearequations involving the fractional Laplacian as well as other nonlocaloperators. Beginning from the definition of the fractional Laplacian, itgradually leads the readers to the frontier of the current research in thisarea. The...


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