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Books released during the week of July 27, 2015

Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War<br>Michael D. Gordin<br>With a new preface by the author Five Days in August:
How World War II Became a Nuclear War
Michael D. Gordin
With a new preface by the author

""Michael D. Gordin's worthy study concludes that the bomb's uniqueness has inappropriately encouraged Japan's reluctance to recognize and evaluate its war responsibility, and points toward the importance of examining nuclear weapons outside the familiar context of a nuclear standoff."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks: Volume 8: Journals NB21–NB25<br>Søren Kierkegaard<br>Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, and Vanessa Rumble, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks: Volume 8:
Journals NB21–NB25
Søren Kierkegaard
Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, and Vanessa Rumble, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen

"For all of his lyricism, many of Kierkegaard’s works project themselves as an impenetrable fortress of abstractions. These magnificently translated journals are a tunnel beneath the moat of that fortress. They capture the unpackaged and unbuttoned Kierkegaard and thus provide a stimulus to anyone intent on understanding a religious author who could well be reckoned a Luther of Lutheranism."--Gordon Marino, Christian Century
Hardcover | 2015 | $150.00 / £103.00
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Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness<br>Candida R. Moss & Joel S. Baden Reconceiving Infertility:
Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Candida R. Moss & Joel S. Baden

"Reconceiving Infertility shows why Candida Moss and Joel Baden are among the most respected and insightful interpreters of the Bible today. They rightly emphasize the diversity of biblical views of family values and offer an excellent reminder that the biblical texts do not privilege any one view of the ideal woman, childless or not."—Hector Avalos, Iowa State University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of July 20, 2015

Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities<br>Anna Sun Confucianism as a World Religion:
Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities
Anna Sun

"[T]his admirable book presents a fascinating, well-researched, historical account of the establishment of Confucianism as a world religion in tandem with the emergence of comparative religion as a discipline. Sun's keen sense of history serves her equally well as she turns to contemporary issues. . . . This well written book is strongly recommended not only for China specialists, but also for anyone seeking to understand the world's creeds and rituals. . . . An outstanding book."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of July 13, 2015

Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists<br>N. Thompson Hobbs & Mevin B. Hooten Bayesian Models:
A Statistical Primer for Ecologists
N. Thompson Hobbs & Mevin B. Hooten

"This pitch-perfect exposition shows how Bayesian modeling can be used to quantify our uncertain world. Ecologists--and for that matter, scientists everywhere--are aware of these uncertainties, and this book gives them the understanding to do something about it. Hobbs and Hooten take us on a signposted journey through the culture, construction, and consequences of conditional-probability modeling, readying us to take our own scientific journeys through uncertain landscapes."--Noel Cressie, University of Wollongong, Australia
Hardcover | 2015 | $49.50 / £34.95
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Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit<br>Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber Fragile by Design:
The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

"Brilliant. . . . [I]f you are looking for a rich history of banking over the last couple of centuries and the role played by politics in that evolution, there is no better study. It deserves to become a classic."--Liaquat Ahamed, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Neanderthal Legacy: An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe<br>Charles W. Paul A. Mellars The Neanderthal Legacy:
An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe
Paul A. Mellars

"This serious treatment of Neanderthal behavioral patterns makes the volume very useful for student and professional archaeologists."--New Scientist
Paperback | 2015 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of July 6, 2015

American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire<br>Heather J. Sharkey American Evangelicals in Egypt:
Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire
Heather J. Sharkey

"Sharkey's focus on twentieth-century issues is especially welcome, since relatively few scholars have chosen to concentrate on this phase of Presbyterian mission history. . . . [S]he has added significantly to what can be known about Protestant mission history in the Middle East, the rapidly evolving character of Christian-Muslim relations since the nineteenth century, and the social, cultural, and political aspects of these encounters."--Stanley H. Skreslet, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $52.50 / £36.95
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Approximating Perfection: A Mathematician's Journey into the World of Mechanics<br>Leonid P. Lebedev & Michael J. Cloud Approximating Perfection:
A Mathematician's Journey into the World of Mechanics
Leonid P. Lebedev & Michael J. Cloud

"A well-written general-interest introduction to classical mechanics."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2004 | $52.50 / £36.95
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Arbitrary Power: Romanticism, Language, Politics<br>William Keach Arbitrary Power:
Romanticism, Language, Politics
William Keach

"I cannot think of a critical book that I have read in recent years that has impressed me more."--Richard Cronin, Wordsworth Circle
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2004 | $65.00 / £44.95
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The Econometrics of Individual Risk: Credit, Insurance, and Marketing<br>Christian Gourieroux & Joann Jasiak The Econometrics of Individual Risk:
Credit, Insurance, and Marketing
Christian Gourieroux & Joann Jasiak

"I don't know of any other book with this orientation. It promises to fill a gap in both the econometric and finance literature."--Torben G. Andersen, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Paperback | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
Hardcover | 2004 | $115.00 / £80.00
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Marcel Mauss: A Biography<br>Marcel Fournier<br>Translated by Jane Marie Todd Marcel Mauss:
A Biography
Marcel Fournier
Translated by Jane Marie Todd

"Fournier's book is an intellectual biography rather than just the biography of an intellectual, and has plenty of value to say about Mauss' ideas."--Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2005 | $57.50 / £39.95

Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven<br>Mark Evan Bonds Music as Thought:
Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven
Mark Evan Bonds

"A fascinating new book."--Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2006 | $46.95 / £32.95
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On Global Justice<br>Mathias Risse On Global Justice
Mathias Risse

"Risse's On Global Justice is a definitive account of justice as a responsibility extending beyond national borders and international institutions to encompass all human life through shared experience and common humanity. . . . This book is likely to become a primary resource for theorists and participants in global policy and human rights institutions."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Taxation in Colonial America<br>Alvin Rabushka Taxation in Colonial America
Alvin Rabushka

"Running to nearly a thousand pages, this massive compendium of Colonial American tax data draws together disparate primary and secondary sources in an impressive feat of scholarship. Rabushka provides context for the wealth of public finance detail through a constitutional history ranging from the Magna Carta, through the early Colonial charters and Parliament's subordination of the monarchy, the Parliament's final confrontations with the increasingly assertive Colonies. . . . Encyclopedia, with much narratives committed to tax listings, this volume is a valuable resource for research."--R. S. Hewett, Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $49.95 / £34.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $78.50 / £55.00
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What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives<br>Christine Hayes What's Divine about Divine Law?
Early Perspectives
Christine Hayes

"Christine Hayes confronts one of the most fundamental questions of the nature of law with a rare combination of conceptual depth and meticulous scholarship. Her analysis of the rabbinic understanding of divine law located in response to alternative notions developed in Greco-Roman culture is a brilliant and seminal achievement."--Moshe Halbertal, author of Maimonides: Life and Thought
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of June 29, 2015

The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations<br>Jacob N. Shapiro The Terrorist’s Dilemma:
Managing Violent Covert Organizations
Jacob N. Shapiro

"In a unique study, Shapiro explores the management of such groups with considerable rigor, beginning with the nineteenth-century Russian progenitors of contemporary terrorist groups and ending with al Qaeda."--Foreign Affairs
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of June 22, 2015

 	Birds and Animals of Australia's Top End: Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, and Kununurra<br>Nick Leseberg & Iain Campbell Birds and Animals of Australia's Top End:
Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, and Kununurra
Nick Leseberg & Iain Campbell

One of the most amazing and accessible wildlife-watching destinations on earth, the “Top End” of Australia’s Northern Territory is home to incredible birds and animals—from gaudy Red-collared Lorikeets to sinister Estuarine Crocodiles and raucous Black Flying-foxes. With this lavishly illustrated photographic field guide, you will be able to identify the most common creatures and learn about their fascinating biology—from how Agile Wallaby mothers can pause their pregnancies to why Giant Frogs spend half the year buried underground in waterproof cocoons.
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £17.95
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