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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. , Whalley, John.
(2015)  | 9789814578615 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 868pp | Availability last checked: 20/7/2018
AUD 1,170.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,064.50 (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

Lim, Siong Guan. Lim, Joanne H.
(2014)  | 9781783263974 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 97.95 (inc. GST), AUD 89.05 (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: 14/7/2018
AUD 114.95 (inc. GST), AUD 104.50 (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)

Bismarck, Aji P. Mathew And Alexander. Oksman, Kristiina. , Oksman, Kristiina. Mathew, Aji P. Bismarck, Alexander. Rojas, Orlando. Sain, Mohini.
(2014)  | 9789814566452 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 1124pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 2,661.95 (inc. GST), AUD 2,419.95 (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: 14/7/2018
AUD 131.95 (inc. GST), AUD 119.95 (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...

Feynman's Thesis - A New Approach To Quantum Theory

Brown, Laurie M.
(2005)  | 9789812563804 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 144pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
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 (CEIRC). Subscription 1.1.17 - 31.12.17.

(2017)  | World Scientific Publishing Co | online database
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Statistical Physics: An Introductory Course

Amit, D.J. Verbin, Y.
(1999)  | 9789810234768 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 580pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
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...

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: 14/7/2018
AUD 131.95 (inc. GST), AUD 119.95 (ex. GST),
This book is the expanded edition of the first book entitled ‚ÄúChemicalThermodynamics for Metals and Materials.‚ÄĚ 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

Recent Advances In Computational Chemistry Software

Amos. Amos, Roger D. Kobayashi, Rika.
(2018)  | 9789814289320 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/7/2018
AUD 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
There are many chemistry software packages in existence today encompassing avariety of theoretical methods and computational techniques. Many of theprograms currently used are well established but evolving constantly and it isbelieved the time is right to revisit the state of the software in light ofmajor...

Topics In Biomathematics.

Misra, J C.
(2018)  | 9789812836595 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/7/2018
AUD 187.95 (inc. GST), AUD 170.86 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
This book focuses on the integration of mathematical models dealing with the dynamics of the cardiovascular system. The author uses a step-by-step approach to describe different components of the cardiovascular system and provides a variety of information about the dynamical behavior of the cardiovascular...

Nobel And Lasker Laureates Of Chinese Descent: In Literature And Science

Chan, Laurence K. Hadsell, Angela T. Ing, Todd S. Todd S., Ing.
(2018)  | 9789814704601 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 143.95 (inc. GST), AUD 130.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
The purpose of this book is to foster the pursuit of literature and science forpeople around the world. The book attempts to narrate the struggles endured bythe Laureates, the immense joy and awards garnered once their dreams becamereality, and at the momentous benefits that they brought to humankind.Bychronicling...

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

(2018)  | 9789812790514 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 19/7/2018
AUD 156.95 (inc. GST), AUD 142.68 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
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...

Kurzweil-stieltjes Integral: Theory And Applications

Monteiro, Giselle Antunes. Slavik, Antonin. Tvrdy, Milan. Slavik, Giselle Antunes Monteiro And Antonin.
(2018)  | 9789814641777 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 404pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 222.95 (inc. GST), AUD 202.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
The book is primarily devoted to the theory of the Kurzweil-Stieltjes integral,its important applications in functional analysis, and in the theory of variouskinds of generalized differential equations, including equations with impulsesand dynamic equations on time scales. It continues the research...

Japan Chronicles 2001-2012: Towards A "Third Lost Decade"

Lam, Peng Er. , Lam, Peng Er.
(2018)  | 9789814390712 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 260pp
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
In 1991, Japan's 'bubble'? economy burst and the country was stuck in a quagmirefor at least two decades. Domestically, Japan also suffered from politicaldoldrums. Regionally, Japan was superseded by China. This book examines theattempts by political leaders and parties to address these problems but...

High Accuracy Algorithm For The Differential Equations Governing Anomalous Diffusion: Algorithm And Models For Anomalous Diffusion

Deng, Weihua. Zhang, Zhijiang.
(2018)  | 9789813142206 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 215.95 (inc. GST), AUD 196.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
The aim of this book is to extend the application field of 'anomalousdiffusion', and describe the newly built models and the simulation techniques tothe models.The book first introduces 'anomalous diffusion' from the statisticalphysics point of view, then discusses the models characterizing anomalousdiffusion...

Urban Ethics Under Conditions Of Crisis: Politics, Architecture, Landscape Sustainability And Multidisciplinary Engineering

Moraitis, Konstantinos. Rassia, Stamatina Th. , Moraitis, Konstantinos. Rassia, Stamatina Th.
(2018)  | 9789813141933 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
Urban Ethics under Conditions of Crisis investigates the states of urbanplanning, architectural design, sustainability, landscape architecture, andengineering, and examines their correlation to social attitudes and dispositionsthat can impact on socio-cultural and political engagement internationally...

National Service In Singapore

Ho, Shu Huang. Ong-Webb, Graham Gerard.
(2018)  | 9789813149212 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 131.95 (inc. GST), AUD 119.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
National Service (NS) is one of Singapore's foundational national defencepolicies. First introduced by the British in 1954, amended in 1967 to provide ameans to defend a fledgling independent nation, and codified into its presentform in 1970, NS is deeply woven into Singapore's political and social...

Silk Road: The Study Of Drama Culture

Gao, Fen. Qiang, Li. Scientific, World. Fen., Gao. Qiang., Li.
(2018)  | 9789813202955 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 850pp | Availability last checked: 14/7/2018
AUD 316.95 (inc. GST), AUD 288.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018


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