New in the collection (November 2023) – Szilárd Library

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New in the collection (November 2023)

An overview of selected new books in Szilárd Library, with a word from their authors, reviewers and publishers

Structures of complexity : a morphology of recognition and explanation (Springer 2019)

By Rupert Riedl

In this book, the author Rupert Riedl investigates the structural and functional correlations of issues considered as “complex”, the definition of complexity, the occurrence of complexity, the meaning of complexity, and the way complexity is dealt with professionally. This calls for once again focusing on complexity and the holistic aspects, on interdisciplinary and synoptic approaches.

Influenza virus : the inevitable enemy (World Scientific Publishing 2023)

By George Fu Gao and Alexander Huan Liu

2018 was the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the ‘1918 Flu’ that swept the world. The flu, a century ago, claimed nearly one-twentieth of human life on the planet. It became the most deadly flu in human history. This book introduces the past and present life of the influenza virus in a light-hearted way, leading the reader to review the past from the history of the flu, the development of the flu, human immunity and health, impacts on society and the country.

The rainbow and the worm : the physics of organisms (World Scientific 2008)

By Mae-Wan Ho

This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schroedinger’s question, “What is life?”, and as a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life.

Diagnostic molecular biology (Academic Press (imprint of Elsevier) 2023)

By Chang-Hui Shen

Second Edition describes the fundamentals of molecular biology in a clear, concise manner with each technique explained within its conceptual framework and current applications of clinical laboratory techniques comprehensively covered. This book expands the discussion on NGS application and its role in future precision medicine.