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Big Hearts, Big Dreams stories of Singaporean of the Year nominees 2015-2016

$25.00
STPress is delighted to share with you information on a potentially huge title for us.
 
Since 2015, The Straits Times has recognised unsung heroes and inspiring dreamers with the Singaporean of the Year award.
 
Supported by UBS Singapore, the annual award celebrates individuals who made headlines not because of their status or fame, but for their selfless acts of goodwill. It recognises the triumph of the human spirit, and the myriad ways in which common men and women can shape the lives of those around them for the better.
 
Big Hearts, Big Dreams gathers the stories of the 21 winners and nominees from the first two years of the award. Written by veteran journalist Wong Kim Hoh, each profile captures the determination and drive of those who have made an impact on the community.
 
The winner of ST Singaporean of the Year 2017 will be announced at an awards ceremony on Feb 6, 2018. President Halimah Yacob will be the guest of honour.  More information on the awards can be found from http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/which-local-hero-won-your-heart
 
There will be definitely huge coverage and aggressive print advertising campaign for the book.
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Mathematical Statistics

$159.00 $106.90

This book requires knowledge of probability theory (combinatorics, probability distributions, functions and sequences of random variables) which is typically taught in the earlier semesters of scientific and mathematical study courses. After the basic ideas of mathematical statistics, Mathematical Statistics gives an introduction to point estimation, confidence intervals and statistical tests. Based on the general theory of linear models, the book provides an in-depth overview of the following: Analysis of variance for models with fixed, random and mixed effects Regression analysis is also first presented for linear models with fixed, random and mixed effects before being expanded to nonlinear models. Statistical multi-decision problems like statistical selection procedures (Bechhofer and Gupta) and sequential tests Design of experiments from a mathematical-statistical point of view. The chapters also contain exercises with hints for solutions.

Fundamentals of Machine Component Design Global Edition

$303.70

Valued as a standard in the course, Juvinall and Marshek′s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design continues to focus on the fundamentals of component design – free body diagrams, force flow concepts, failure theories, and fatigue design, with applications to fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, and brakes. Problem-solving skills are developed by the implementation of a proven methodology which provides a structure for accurately formulating problems and clearly presenting solutions. This edition includes additional coverage of composites, the material selection process, and wear/wear theory, along with new and updated examples and homework problems.

Wayside Flowers of Singapore

$29.90
Singapore has numerous wild plants that grow and flower freely in our city-state, adding colour and beauty to even the most urban and drab of areas. Yet, all too often, we walk past these common flowering plants without even noticing them. And when we do, we are able to name only one or two – perhaps the common touch-me-not, or the morning glory.
 
Here, then, is an easy-to-use guide to help the general public fully appreciate and put a name to the many wayside flowers of Singapore.
 
This book is in full colour, with excellent close-up photography for each flower, showing each species in close detail, so that its parts can be clearly seen. The book also shows the plant in its typical natural environment, be it up a wall or in a drain.
 
The flowers have been grouped by their predominant colour – blue, green, orange, pink, purple, white or yellow – making it easy for the user to locate the flower in the book.
 
About the Authors
Kaw Jon Boon was trained in graphic design and has a passion for capturing intimate images of nature through photography. Louise Neo conducts botanical research at the National University and has authored scientific publications on local flora.
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Standpoints: 10 Old Ideas In a New World

$47.15 $34.70

Self-help gurus, life coaches and business consultants love to tell us that we must strive for constant self-improvement to realize our full potential and become truly happy. But it doesn’t seem to work – for many of us, life still seems hollow and meaningless. So focused are we on personal development and material possessions that we’ve overlooked the things that make life truly fulfilling and worthwhile. So how do we figure out what’s really worth striving for? In this compelling follow-up to his bestselling book Stand Firm, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann shows us that the important things in life are those with intrinsic value, like goodness, freedom, truth and love. We should stop asking ‘what’s in it for me?’, and turn our attention outwards to our friends, families and communities. By putting others first and embracing these unconditional principles, or standpoints, he argues, we can find a more meaningful and sustainable way of living.

Life in Plastic

$35.20

In this entertaining and often touching memoir, well-known plastic surgeon Woffles Wu lifts the lid on his early childhood, his growing-up years in London and his life as a young doctor in Singapore. He also writes
about his role models in life, going on a remarkable “US tour” to talk about plastic surgery, what it is like being famous, and much, much more.
Filled with short standalone pieces covering the different stages of his life, each page of this book takes you deeper into his mind as well as into the past. One section is about his childhood memories of being in London in the mid-60s with his mother, who was there to continue her law studies, and he writes of moving from one cheap rented room to another.
There are tender tales of Woffles’ great-grandparents and his grandparents – from how they met and fell in love, to his great-grandma’s antique cupboard, which had been part of her wedding trousseau more than a
hundred years ago.
His pieces on being in Singapore as a teen and a young adult – with titles like “Cars in the sweltering 70s” and “Dick Lee gila time” – are a delightful ode to that exciting era, when Woffles and his friends hung out at Jackie’s Bowl and Hyatt Bowling Alley until well after 11pm, shopped at Peninsula Plaza, and danced at discos such as El Morocco at Imperial Hotel and Chinoiserie at Grand Hyatt.
There are intimate moments, too: Woffles recalls how his parents’ divorce when he was just a young child affected him, and what it was like being a junior doctor in the then-Toa Payoh Hospital in the 80s.
The book is divided into four sections:
• Life in 60s London and 70s Singapore (his childhood memories)
• My family (tales of his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents)
• Life in Plastic (being a doctor and a surgeon)
• Postscript (other standalone pieces, for example, on suffering the viral
illness Chikungunya in 2008, and finally buying his son a dog)
The book has a 20-page coloured photo insert, with many never-seenbefore photos of Woffles as a child, and of his family.

About the Author
Woffles Wu studied medicine in Singapore and specialised in plastic surgery while working at the former Toa Payoh Hospital in the 80s. A craniofacial surgeon by training, he moved to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 1989, where he worked as a plastic surgeon for 12 years before setting up his own practice. In 1990, he won the Young Surgeon of the Year award for his research on nasal anatomy. He also gained international recognition for creating a patented non-surgical face-lift in 2002, known as the Woffles Lift.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice

$263.90

The twentieth century witnessed not only the devastation of war, conflict, and injustice on a massive scale, but it also saw the emergence of social psychology as a discipline committed to addressing these and other social problems. In the 21st century, however, the promise of social psychology remains incomplete. We have witnessed the reprise of authoritarianism and the endurance of institutionalized forms of oppression such as sexism, racism, and heterosexism across the globe. Edited by Phillip L. Hammack, The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice reorients social psychology toward the study of social injustice in real-world settings. The volume’s contributing authors effectively span the borders between cultures and disciplines to better highlight new and emerging critical paradigms that interrogate the very real consequences of social injustice. United in their belief in the possibility of liberation from oppression, with this Handbook, Hammack and his contributors offer a stirring blueprint for a new, important kind of social psychology today.

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The Great Silence: Science and Philosophy of Fermi’s Paradox

$79.97 $65.50

Researchers believe that the universe is vast enough that life has evolved and become technological many times, – yet we have seen no trace of extraterrestrial intelligence. This conundrum, known as the Fermi pardox, is the deepest mystery in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Put simply, where is everybody?

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Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

$76.74 $58.50

Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England is a major new study of the social order in early modern England, as viewed and articulated from the bottom up. Engaging with how people from across the social spectrum placed themselves within the social order, it pieces together the language of self-description deployed by over 13,500 witnesses in English courts when answering questions designed to assess their creditworthiness. Spanning the period between 1550 and 1728, and with a broad geographical coverage, this study explores how men and women accounted for their ‘worth’ and described what they did for a living at differing points in the life-cycle. A corrective to top-down, male-centric accounts of the social order penned by elite observers, the perspective from below testifies to an intricate hierarchy based on sophisticated forms of social reckoning that were articulated throughout the social scale. A culture of appraisal was central to the competitive processes whereby people judged their own and others’ social positions. For the majority it was not land that was the yardstick of status but moveable property-the goods and chattels in people’s possession ranging from livestock to linens, tools to trading goods, tables to tubs, clothes to cushions. Such items were repositories of wealth and the security for the credit on which the bulk of early modern exchange depended. Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England also sheds new light on women’s relationship to property, on gendered divisions of labour, and on early modern understandings of work which were linked as much to having as to getting a living. The view from below was not unchanging, but bears witness to the profound impact of widening social inequality that opened up a chasm between the middle ranks and the labouring poor between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. As a result, not only was the social hierarchy distorted beyond recognition, from the later-seventeenth century there was also a gradual yet fundamental reworking of the criteria informing the calculus of esteem. –Provided by publisher.’

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Democracy

$37.05 $32.50

The 2,500 year story of democracy: how it has survived, how it has been practised, and how it has been imagined, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century.

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The Principles of Equity & Trusts 3rd Edition

$119.00 $81.70

The Principles of Equity & Trusts brings an engaging, contextual approach to the subject in this best-selling textbook. Graham Virgo explains the complex issues of trusts and Equity with unparalleled clarity, offering a rigorous and insightful commentary on the law and its contemporary contexts.

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Wiley 11th Hour Guide for 2018 Level I CFA Exam

$154.00 $121.00

Wiley’s 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2018 Level I CFA Exam compacts all sixty readings tested on the 2018 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order from Reading #1 to #60, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information. It’s difficult to go over multiple books in the last few weeks before the exam, so Wiley’s 11th Hour Review Guide does the work for you condensing each reading down to two- to five pages. Enter the exam room with confidence and reinforce your knowledge and preparation! This comprehensive guide complements Wiley’s CFA Study Guides sold separately but may be used with any review course. An effective, efficient study guide, this book prepares you to reach the next level in your career. The Eleventh Hour Review book is simply brilliant. Virtually every sentence it contains is testable it s an absolute must-have for every Level I candidate. – Ameer, UK The eleventh hour guide was a great help. – Konrad, South Africa “I used your eleventh hour guide and mock exams for the last bit of my studying and greatly enjoyed your material. Out of all of the exam prep material, I thought [yours] was the best.” – Thomas, USA “Thanks to the team for writing the most intelligent Chartered Financial Analyst material I have seen to date. The eleventh hour guide is absolute genius and proving very valuable at this stage of the revision process.” – Doug, UK