Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Granted letters patent by Henry VIII in 1534, it is the world's oldest publishing house, and the second largest university press in the world. It also publishes bibles and academic journals. The Press’s mission is to “To further through publication the University’s objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide.” This mission is laid out in ‘Statute J’ in the University of Cambridge’s Statutes and Ordinances. The Press's objective is "To operate sustainably for the public benefit a publishing programme that upholds the integrity of the Cambridge name." Cambridge University Press is both an academic and educational publisher. It has more than 50 offices all around the globe, employs 2,000 people, and publishes over 45,000 titles by authors from 100 countries. Its publishing includes professional books, textbooks, monographs, reference works, over 300 academic journals, Bibles and prayer books, English language teaching publications, educational software, and electronic publishing.
Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows
(Phys.org)—A new study has thrown doubt on the ability of the average voter to make an accurate judgement of the performance of their politicians, showing that voter biases appear to be deep-seated and broad.
Resurgence of endangered deer in Patagonian 'Eden' highlights conservation success
The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of possible extinction as a result of collaboration between conservationists and the Chilean government, ...
Supercapacitors hailed as potential answer to greener public transportation
(Phys.org)—Imagine a bus that uses electrical storage that costs much less than traditional batteries, can fully charge each time the bus stops, and has enough power to easily get to the next stop. The supercapacitor, once ...
US companies lead charge to unleash the potential of the battery for grid energy storage
Hurricane Sandy's recent demonstration of our reliance on steady and reliable power production to run almost every aspect of our lives has brought into sharp focus our urgent need to find back-up solutions.
Top political scientists predict outcome of the 2012 presidential election
Twenty eminent election forecasters explain their forecasting models and offer their predictions for the 2012 US presidential election, in PS: Political Science and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press for the ...
Largest global study on violence against women finds feminist movements hold the key to change
A new study on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization of feminist movements is more important for change than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or ...
Why do some Muslims hate America? Researchers offer an intriguing new answer
The US struggle for hearts and minds in Muslim countries has been aiming at the wrong targets, a new study claims.
Publisher harnesses gaming and technology to help English-language learners
Cambridge University Press has taken a gaming-inspired approach to language learning with the launch of a free English vocabulary mobile app, and the launch of a fun new vocabulary learning system on its Cambridge Dictionaries ...
Gale before Curiosity: What we knew and what the rover may reveal
The first comprehensive analysis of what we knew about the Gale crater on Mars before the recent landing of space rover Curiosity has been published by the International Journal of Astrobiology (IJA).
Does your leader's ethnicity matter? New study links ethnic favoritism in Africa to citizen winners and losers
An African child whose country is ruled by a leader from their ethnic group has a significantly improved chance of surviving childhood and getting a good education, a new study has found.