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Books released during the week of April 21, 2014

Aboutness<br>Stephen Yablo Aboutness
Stephen Yablo

"This is an excellent book. Aboutness is highly original and represents a major contribution to metaphysics and the philosophy of language."--Thomas Hofweber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hardcover | 2014 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas<br>Natasha Dow Schüll Addiction by Design:
Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
Natasha Dow Schüll

"Natasha Dow Schüll, an anthropologist at MIT, has written a timely book. Ms Schüll has spent two decades studying the boom in casino gambling: the layout of its properties, the addicts and problem gamblers who account for roughly half its revenue in some places, and the engineering that goes into its most sophisticated products. Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas reads like a combination of Scientific American's number puzzles and the 'blue Book' of Alcoholics Anonymous."--Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It<br>Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan The Butterfly Defect:
How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It
Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan

"This book covers many different sectors and points out that globalization brings opportunities as well as threats; readers from diverse professional and academic backgrounds will gain insights."--Library Journal
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of April 14, 2014

American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century<br>Volker R. Berghahn American Big Business in Britain and Germany:
A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships"
in the 20th Century
Volker R. Berghahn

"This is an interesting and attractive book about the Americanization of European--particularly British and German--business culture in the first half of the twentieth century. Strengthened by the documents of notable individuals, the book will interest general historians of twentieth century Europe and Americanization, and be useful to those studying debates about capitalism."--Harold James, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2014 | $49.50 / £34.95
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Birds of Kenya's Rift Valley<br>Adam Scott Kennedy Birds of Kenya's Rift Valley
Adam Scott Kennedy

Kenya's Rift Valley includes four major national parks--Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria, Mount Longonot, and Hell's Gate--as well as many smaller areas that are outstanding for wildlife. Birds of Kenya’s Rift Valley features the 320 bird species that are most likely to be encountered on safari in this world-famous region, which runs from Lake Baringo in the north to Lake Magadi in the south. Featuring over 500 stunning color photos, this beautiful guide breaks new ground with its eye-catching layout and easy-to-use format.
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £18.95
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Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law<br>Annabel S. Brett Changes of State:
Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law
Annabel S. Brett

"Annabel S. Brett has amassed a great deal of information and delivers it and, as importantly, original insights of great value, with elegance, impressively, memorably. . . . Highly recommended. What the Renaissance coped with in terms of balance between tradition and modernity, between mankind and nature, between freedom and order . . . and a new relationship between God and His creation, proves a worthy topic for an exceptionally talented scholar and a good read for the rest of us."--Bibliothe`que d'Humanisme et Renaissance
Paperback | 2014 | $26.95 / £18.95
Hardcover | 2011 | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age<br>Jacqueline Bhabha Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
Jacqueline Bhabha

"This is an important book on a much neglected subject. Not only is the massive problem of involuntary child migration in our chaotic world greatly underappreciated, but also the gigantic policy challenges involved are often wrongly perceived and widely misunderstood. We have reason to be grateful to Jacqueline Bhabha for bringing this powerfully informed, clear-headed analysis to a global problem of extreme urgency."--Amartya Sen, coauthor of An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter<br>Katherine Freese The Cosmic Cocktail:
Three Parts Dark Matter
Katherine Freese

"Freese tells her trailblazing and very personal story of how the worlds of particle physics and astronomy have come together to unveil the mysterious ingredients of the cosmic cocktail that we call our universe."--Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Australian National University
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Hezbollah: A Short History<br>Augustus Richard Norton<br>With a new prologue and afterword by the author Hezbollah:
A Short History
Augustus Richard Norton
With a new prologue and afterword by the author

"In this remarkably thorough, articulate portrait of Hezbollah, Norton . . . analyzes how the organization was formed, how it evolved and its current role in Lebanese politics."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2014 | $15.95 / £10.95
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Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985<br>Italo Calvino<br>Selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood<br>Translated by Martin McLaughlin Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985
Italo Calvino
Selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood
Translated by Martin McLaughlin

"[C]onsistently absorbing and suggestive. . . . [T]he chronicle not only of Calvino's intellectual development but of postwar Italy's. . . . The letters in this book deal with great subtlety, sophistication, and wit, and occasionally even a certain cynicism, with challenges that might have overburdened a less mercurial, multifarious, essentially sane spirit."--Jonathan Galassi, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Liberalism: The Life of an Idea<br>Edmund Fawcett Liberalism:
The Life of an Idea
Edmund Fawcett

"[A] comprehensive, quirky, scholarly and personal exploration of one of the dominant ideas in political discourse. . . . [T]his is a phenomenal work of research and synthesis. . . . A pool of profound, rigorous research and thought that has no shallow end."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities<br>James Turner Philology:
The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
James Turner

"[Turner] traces philology's origins and history, from Greek rhetoric to the Renaissance, on through the dawn of the modern humanities in the 19th-century and finally into its 20th-century decline. The story he tells is of a wide-ranging, all-encompassing field of learning that was forced to grow, evolve, and eventually spawn its successors over the centuries. . . . Thorough, occasionally wry, passionate . . . the sort of work that may be heralded as a masterpiece in the field."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century<br>James Steinberg & Michael E. O'Hanlon Strategic Reassurance and Resolve:
U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century
James Steinberg & Michael E. O'Hanlon

"[T]he points Steinberg and O'Hanlon make deserve the attention of all readers interested in the connection between U.S. and China going forward."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud<br>Moulie Vidas Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud
Moulie Vidas

"In recent years, scholars have come to see the Talmud as the product of much more than editorial effort in late antiquity--that its building blocks were constructed into an edifice only toward the end of the document's production. Vidas moves beyond this to argue that even the distinction between building blocks and the text's construction is a result of the editors, thus entirely upsetting the applecart of possible chronological differences between layers of the text. Vidas's work is stimulating, troubling, and thrilling."--Daniel Boyarin, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of April 7, 2014

Bayesian Non- and Semi-parametric Methods and Applications<br>Peter E. Rossi Bayesian Non- and Semi-parametric Methods and Applications
Peter E. Rossi

"Peter Rossi, an expert on Bayesian analysis, presents a crisp introduction to an increasingly important class of models and their use in econometric applications."--Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2014 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century<br>Christopher P. Loss Between Citizens and the State:
The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century
Christopher P. Loss

"Loss has succeeded in a very ambitious project, and shows the many ways that higher education serves as a key intermediary between state and citizen. I hope other academics will take up the challenge and build on his very good start."--Nancy L. Ruther, Times Higher Education
Paperback | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics<br>David Reimer Count Like an Egyptian:
A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics
David Reimer

"Reimer gives us a detailed introduction to the mathematics of the ancient Egyptians--from their arithmetic operations to their truncated pyramids--in a beautifully designed volume that is so much easier to read than a papyrus scroll."--William Dunham, author of The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America<br>Mae M. Ngai<br>With a new foreword by the author Impossible Subjects:
Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
Mae M. Ngai
With a new foreword by the author

"[A] deeply stimulating work. . . . Ngai's undeniable premise--as pertinent today as ever--is that the lawfully regulated part of our immigration system is only the tip of the iceberg. Even as we have allowed legal immigrants, mostly from Europe, through the front door, we have always permitted others, generally people of color, to slip in the back gate to do essential jobs."--Tamar Jacoby, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $22.95 / £15.95
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Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks<br>Jenny White<br>
With a new afterword by the author Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks
Jenny White
With a new afterword by the author

"[P]iercing and original analysis . . ."--Economist
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark<br>John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen The National Origins of Policy Ideas:
Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark
John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen

"This volume is original. It surpasses other books on the subject by looking at how policy ideas are produced and broadcast, and to what effect. Campbell and Pedersen's concept of 'knowledge regimes' will reengineer our thinking about the underlying ideational mechanisms steering policy and shaping national institutions."--Diane Stone, Murdoch University
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $85.00 / £59.00
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The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit<br>Thomas J. Sugrue<br>With a new preface by the author The Origins of the Urban Crisis:
Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Thomas J. Sugrue
With a new preface by the author

Praise for Princeton's previous edition:"[Sugrue's] disciplined historical engagement with a complex, often inglorious, past offers a compelling model for understanding how race and the Rust Belt converged to create the current impasse."--America
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization<br>Michael C. Corballis<br>With a new foreword by the author The Recursive Mind:
The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization
Michael C. Corballis
With a new foreword by the author

The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts.
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin<br>William Zimmerman Ruling Russia:
Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin
William Zimmerman

"Zimmerman provides specialists in comparative politics with important insights about authoritarian, totalitarian, and democratic regimes. He reveals the importance of uncertain political outcomes, the size of the selectorate, and the constraints posed by institutions in distinguishing not just between democracy and dictatorship but also among different types of authoritarian regimes. He makes the deceptively simple point that regimes do not just rise and fall--they also evolve."--Valerie Jane Bunce, Cornell University
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Slavery and the Culture of Taste<br>Simon Gikandi Slavery and the Culture of Taste
Simon Gikandi

"In this at times disturbing and often provocative book, Gikandi seeks to bring together two seemingly disparate areas of experience, African slavery and European high culture. . . . This impressive, and in places startling, book is sure to redirect the tide of contemporary 18th-century studies; it exemplifies critical inquiry into the 'global 18th century' at its best."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $45.00 / £30.95
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The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It<br>Amy Gutmann & Dennis Thompson<br>With a new preface by the authors The Spirit of Compromise:
Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
Amy Gutmann & Dennis Thompson
With a new preface by the authors

"'Compromise is difficult, but governing a democracy without compromise is impossible.' So begins this excellent, much needed corrective to the contemporary political scene, which eschews compromise in politics in favor of war analogies. . . . This excellent book should be required reading for every member of Congress, and deserves a wide readership among the voting public."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $16.95 / £11.95
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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World<br>Gillen D'Arcy Wood Tambora:
The Eruption That Changed the World
Gillen D'Arcy Wood

"The greatest volcanic eruption of modern times occurred in 1815 on the small island of Tambora in the East Indies. It spawned the most extreme weather in thousands of years. In what contemporaries described as the 'year without a summer,' its immense ash cloud encircled and cooled the Earth. While historians have mostly ignored the decades of worldwide misery, starvation, and disease that followed, Wood (The Shock of the Real), professor of English at the University of Illinois, remedies this oversight, combining a scientific introduction to volcanism with a vivid account of the eruption's cultural, political, and economic impact that persisted throughout the century."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of March 31, 2014

The Bounds of Reason:
Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences<br>Herbert Gintis The Bounds of Reason:
Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences
Herbert Gintis

"The Bounds of Reason appears as two books in one. One part develops an epistemic theory of the rational actor as an alternative to what is provided by classical game theory, and the other part is a spirited plea to use behavioral game theory as a unifying tool in all behavioral sciences. Both objectives are highly valuable, but combing them both creates friction. Friction creates heat, and Gintis, who thrives gleefully on controversial issues, may be enjoying the prospect of heated discussions."--Karl Sigmund, American Scientist
Paperback | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2009 | $46.95 / £32.95
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Britain's Dragonflies:
A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland (Third Edition)<br>Dave Smallshire & Andy Swash Britain's Dragonflies:
A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland
(Third Edition)
Dave Smallshire & Andy Swash

"That Britain's Dragonflies is on its third edition already is a sure sign of how well regarded and popular this field guide has become since its first publication in 2004. This edition takes the guide a stage further than the previous two and has been thoroughly updated and revised with new photographs, text, and up-to-date distribution maps. . . . This is the definitive, must have guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland and as the most comprehensive field guide of its type, it will surely find a place on the bookshelves of all keen dragonfly watchers and those with a more general interest in the wildlife of Great Britain. Highly Recommended."--Mark Tyrrell, British Dragonflies
Paperback | $25.95 / £17.95
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More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure<br>Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider More Than You Wanted to Know:
The Failure of Mandated Disclosure
Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider

"I read this book with rapt attention. It is magnificent. Ben-Shahar and Schneider have done a masterful job of setting out their case clearly, plainly, and persuasively."--Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania
Hardcover | $29.95 / £19.95
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The NSA Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World<br>The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies: Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein & Peter Swire The NSA Report:
Liberty and Security in a Changing World
The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies: Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein & Peter Swire

"A remarkably thorough and well-reasoned report calling on the government to end its bulk phone-data collection program and to increase both the transparency and accountability of surveillance programs."--New York Times
Paperback | $16.95 / £11.95
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Books released during the week of March 24, 2014

Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us<br>Oscar E. Fernandez Everyday Calculus:
Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us
Oscar E. Fernandez

"For every befuddled math student who's ever sat in class and thought, 'When am I ever going to use this?' Fernandez, assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, gleefully reveals the truth: the world really does run on math. . . . Whether describing how biology uses math to design more efficient organs and body structures or the best way to figure out when to overhaul a subway car, Fernandez keeps the tone light, as entertaining as it is informative. The book will speak most strongly to readers with some experience in trigonometry and basic calculus, but it's also accessible to those willing to put in a little extra effort. Either way, Fernandez's witty, delightful approach makes for a winning introduction to the wonderland of math behind the scenes of everyday life."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Hardcover | $24.95 / £16.95
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Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation<br>Günter P. Wagner Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation
Günter P. Wagner

"Wagner's contributions to the conceptual growth of developmental evolutionary biology are unrivalled. Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation shows the sweep of his creative and rigorous thinking. This is one of the most exciting books in evolutionary biology I have read in a long time."--Douglas J. Futuyma, coeditor of The Princeton Guide to Evolution
Hardcover | $60.00 / £41.95
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A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia<br>Ekaterina Pravilova A Public Empire:
Property and the Quest for the Common Good
in Imperial Russia
Ekaterina Pravilova

"Somewhere between state and private property in Russia stood a world of public property, which we knew very little about. In this book, Pravilova fills this gap and shows us why it was so glaring. Pravilova demonstrates that societies can carve out and protect spaces that are quasi-autonomous from the state, and promote a collective existence, a public good, and a public sphere. Not all liberal modernities need be individualistic. A masterful work of research in many archival holdings, countries, and languages, her groundbreaking book changes the debate over Russian property regimes and Russian liberalism."--Yanni Kotsonis, New York University
Hardcover | $45.00 / £30.95
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The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century<br>Jürgen Osterhammel<br>Translated by Patrick Camiller The Transformation of the World:
A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
Jürgen Osterhammel
Translated by Patrick Camiller

" A work of tremendous conceptual precision, breadth and insight, a masterpiece that sets a new benchmark for debates on the history of world society."--Benjamin Ziemann, Times Literary Supplement
Hardcover | $39.95 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of March 17, 2014

40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island<br>Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant 40 Years of Evolution:
Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island
Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant

"Reading this book is like having an engaging conversation with two of the most prominent and charming field biologists of our time. Come listen to their singular adventure, unprecedented insight, and eyewitness account of evolution in action. A terrific must-read for all students of biology, from enthusiasts to experts."--Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University
Hardcover | $49.50 / £34.95
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Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America<br>Martin Gilens Affluence and Influence:
Economic Inequality and Political Power in America
Martin Gilens

"The best book in decades on political inequality. . . . Gilens's years of careful empirical research and his impressively fair and clear presentation of evidence mark a major step forward in the scientific study of political inequality in America."--Larry Bartels, Monkey Cage blog
Paperback | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $35.00 / £24.95
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America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror<br>Edited by Jeffrey A. Engel, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Andrew Preston America in the World:
A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror
Edited by Jeffrey A. Engel, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Andrew Preston

"This outstanding documentary collection is an ideal text for any course on American foreign relations. The inclusion of numerous voices from outside the United States and from nonstate actors within the United States proves an especially noteworthy, and distinctive, feature."--Robert J. McMahon, Ohio State University
Paperback | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | $75.00 / £52.00
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Byzantine Matters<br>Averil Cameron Byzantine Matters
Averil Cameron

"Tackling some of the most controversial issues posed by the millennial history of Byzantium, Averil Cameron boldly confronts questions of identity, ethnicity, and continuity of language and religious practice, as well as notoriously difficult topics such as Hellenism and Orthodoxy. Through a comparative analysis of interpretations and cultural attitudes, she demonstrates both the indisputable significance of Byzantium in the medieval world and its continuing importance today."--Judith Herrin, author of Margins and Metropolis and Unrivalled Influence
Hardcover | $22.95 / £15.95
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Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation<br>Sverre Bagge Cross and Scepter:
The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Sverre Bagge

"This book demonstrates the mastery Sverre Bagge has acquired through his immense and innovative work on state formation in Scandinavia. It will have enduring effects on future discussions because it is as peerless at describing and analyzing micro-processes as at integrating and comparing macro-processes from other parts of Europe."--Gerhard Althoff, University of Münster
Hardcover | $29.95 / £19.95
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Faust I & II: Goethe's Collected Works, Volume 2<br>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe<br>Edited and translated by Stuart Atkins<br>With a new introduction by David E. Wellbery Faust I & II:
Goethe's Collected Works, Volume 2
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Edited and translated by Stuart Atkins
With a new introduction by David E. Wellbery

One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man's pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is a tour de force illustrating Goethe's own moral and artistic development, and a symbolic, cautionary tale of Western humanity striving restlessly and ruthlessly for progress.
Paperback | $16.95 / £11.95
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First Step: Workbook for Modern Chinese<br>Chih-p'ing Chou, Jing Wang & Jun Lei First Step:
Workbook for Modern Chinese
Chih-p'ing Chou, Jing Wang & Jun Lei

This workbook is a companion volume to First Step, the elementary Chinese textbook. Featuring both traditional and simplified characters along with pinyin and English translation, the workbook includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Perforated pages facilitate student use and easy handling of homework, and the workbook also includes more than 120 color illustrations. Listening exercises that help students learn to identify and pronounce the tones used in contemporary spoken Chinese are paired with free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Paperback | $25.00 / £16.95

Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing<br>Tim Chartier Math Bytes:
Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing
Tim Chartier

"How can you tell, by just looking, that 178212 + 184112 = 192212 is not a true statement? When you search for something on the web, how does Google know how to respond with the most relevant hits first? Chartier tells you how in this book. Each new discussion illustrates the almost supernatural explanatory nature of mathematics, promising many hours of enjoyment."--Paul J. Nahin, author of Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?: And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability
Hardcover | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Soul of the World<br>Roger Scruton The Soul of the World
Roger Scruton

"Its passion, imagination, and sensitivity to all aspects of our world mean that this is a book that can be enjoyed by humanists as much as by those who identify themselves as religious. Scruton's God is embedded in the human world, including our art, architecture, music, and literature to which he is such a fascinating guide, which is the right place for gods to be."--Simon Blackburn, author of Think and Mirror, Mirror
Hardcover | $27.95 / £19.95
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Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives<br>Ruth W. Grant Strings Attached:
Untangling the Ethics of Incentives
Ruth W. Grant

"Strings Attached is a thoughtful . . . look at the encroaching power of the market and its mechanisms in a range of human activity. What does it mean to see life as a series of transactions? The question is relevant far beyond the book's specific examples."--Nancy F. Koehn, New York Times
Paperback | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $24.95 / £16.95
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