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Books released during the week of April 25, 2016

Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China<br>Matthew E. Kahn & Siqi Zheng Blue Skies over Beijing:
Economic Growth and the Environment in China
Matthew E. Kahn & Siqi Zheng

"China is an economic miracle and an environmental nightmare. In Blue Skies over Beijing, Kahn and Zheng show how the path to a cleaner, greener China lies with its cities. This is an important book on the connections between economic growth, the environment, and urbanization."--Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class
Hardcover | 2016
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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

"[T]imely. . . . Bhabha goes beyond what might appear to be a specifically American crisis to situate the issue within global migration trends. . . . We have to hope that her call for a faster rate of progress will be taken up by those who are in a position to hasten it."--Don Flynn, Director of the Migrants' Rights Network
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle<br>Peter Baldwin The Copyright Wars:
Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
Peter Baldwin

"[F]ascinating and learned."--Louis Menand, New Yorker
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter<br>Katherine Freese The Cosmic Cocktail:
Three Parts Dark Matter
Katherine Freese

"In The Cosmic Cocktail, Professor Katie Freese offers a gripping first-person account of her life as a cosmologist. The recipe? Part memoir, part tutorial, part social commentary. Shaken, not stirred."--Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait<br>Biancamaria Fontana Germaine de Staël:
A Political Portrait
Biancamaria Fontana

"A captivating portrait of a fascinating figure caught up in the whirlwind of events."--Richard Bourke, author of Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
Hardcover | 2016
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Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America<br>Nancy L. Rosenblum Good Neighbors:
The Democracy of Everyday Life in America
Nancy L. Rosenblum

"Nancy Rosenblum is singular among philosophers in using her formidable analytical gifts to help us understand the gritty, personal questions we ordinary humans face every day--and she thereby respects what is extraordinary in all of us. Good Neighbors and its elevation of ‘the democracy of everyday life’ is a balm and a tonic but also a challenge at a moment when our politics is the antithesis of neighborliness."--E. J. Dionne Jr., author of Why the Right Went Wrong and Our Divided Political Heart
Hardcover | 2016
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John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion: A Biography<br>Bruce Gordon John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion:
A Biography
Bruce Gordon

"Gordon's book is an invaluable introduction to Calvin and the Institutes, and to the diversity of interpretation surrounding it."--John L. Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Hardcover | 2016
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The Kerner Report<br>The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders<br>With an introduction by Julian E. Zelizer The Kerner Report
The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
With an introduction by Julian E. Zelize

"The Kerner Report is one of the seminal documents in understanding American race relations and the origins of urban unrest, and was an instant bestseller when it was published in March 1968--inspiring one of the most wide-ranging debates about race in recent American history. I hope that this book helps spark a new national conversation."--Steven M. Gillon, University of Oklahoma
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Summing It Up: From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory<br>Avner Ash & Robert Gross Summing It Up:
From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory
Avner Ash & Robert Gross

"In Summing It Up, Ash and Gross, with their customary charm and clarity, build an impressive tower from the most basic mathematical story imaginable. They start by adding up finite sequences and whole numbers before journeying to the upper reaches of contemporary developments in number theory."--Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of April 18, 2016

 	The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology<br>Ernst H. Kantorowicz<br>With a new introduction by Conrad Leyser and a preface by William Chester Jordan The King's Two Bodies:
A Study in Medieval Political Theology
Ernst H. Kantorowicz
With a new introduction by Conrad Leyser and a preface by William Chester Jordan

"Professor Kantorowicz has written a great book, perhaps the most important work in the history of medieval political thought, surely the most spectacular, of the past several generations. Here, in superbly designed chapters based upon the best scholarship in every field even remotely concerned with the Middle Ages, is the development of the theory and symbolism of the early national states from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries."--P. N. Riesenberg, American Political Science Review
Paperback | 2016
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 	Phillipps' Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan<br>Quentin Phillipps & Karen Phillipps Phillipps' Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan
Quentin Phillipps & Karen Phillipps

This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easily accessible field guide to the mammals of Borneo—the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, the book provides essential information on 277 species of land and marine mammals and features 141 breathtaking color plates. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits, and status.
Paperback | 2016

 	Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy<br>Rahul Sagar<br>With a new preface by the author Secrets and Leaks:
The Dilemma of State Secrecy
Rahul Sagar
With a new preface by the author

"Were Snowden's leaks justified? Rahul Sagar's Secrets and Leaks sheds important light on the question. In carefully argued and lucid prose, Sagar, a professor of politics at Princeton, argues that secrets are inevitable, as are leaks--and that leaks have an important if precarious part in checking secrecy abuse."--David Cole, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
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 	Stranger in the Mirror: The Scientific Search for the Self<br>Robert V. Levine Stranger in the Mirror:
The Scientific Search for the Self
Robert V. Levine

"[Robert Levine] offers an intriguing set of examples of how frequently we experience multiple identities without recognizing them as such. . . . Out of these varied examples, Levine creates an engaging tapestry that illustrates how, often, what we think of as our fixed identity is an illusion. A provocative and convincing case of the malleability of what we think of as ‘our self, which in reality is a multiplicity of characters’ developed through time and circumstances."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of April 11, 2016

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition<br>Hillel Halkin After One-Hundred-and-Twenty:
Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
Hillel Halkin

"Hillel Halkin displays an impressive mastery of source material and writes with his customary flair and grace."--Allan Nadler, Drew University, author of The Faith of the Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses to Hasidic Rapture
Hardcover | 2016
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The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child<br>Paula S. Fass The End of American Childhood:
A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child
Paula S. Fass

"A comprehensive investigation of how Americans have raised their children. . . . Fass provides ample historical and scientific evidence to support her findings, giving readers a methodical, meticulous accounting of childhood in America over the past 200 years."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting<br>Thomas D. Seeley Following the Wild Bees:
The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
Thomas D. Seeley

"Following the Wild Bees is scientific natural history at its very best: original, authentic, and exciting. It is at the same time science, science history, adventure, sport, and treasure hunting."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2016
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Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific<br>Donald Kroodsma Listening to a Continent Sing:
Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Donald Kroodsma

"Kroodsma delivers a continent-wide perspective on birdsong, weaving behavior, habitat, and evolution into a fabric that is rolled out as he and his son make the East-West journey by bicycle. There is no better guide to take you on this journey, as no one has the breadth of knowledge and field experience with birdsong that Kroodsma has."--Greg Budney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Hardcover | 2016
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Mathematical Methods for Geophysics and Space Physics<br>William I. Newman Mathematical Methods for Geophysics and Space Physics
William I. Newman

"Newman’s presentation is elegant and nicely written, and the exercise questions are first-rate."--Francis Nimmo, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hardcover | 2016
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The Philosopher: A History in Six Types<br>Justin E. H. Smith The Philosopher:
A History in Six Types
Justin E. H. Smith

"Justin Smith’s graceful and lucidly argued history of philosophy asks us to rethink our assumptions about both history and philosophy. More than a survey, full of surprising selections and juxtapositions, Smith’s work holds delights for any curious reader and raises important challenges to the dominant categories of philosophy and philosophers in the contemporary university. A much-needed book, both inside and outside the academy."--Marco Roth, editor and cofounder of n+1 magazine
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of April 4, 2016

How to Choose a Leader: Machiavelli’s Advice to Citizens<br>Maurizio Viroli How to Choose a Leader:
Machiavelli’s Advice to Citizens
Maurizio Viroli

"Niccolò Machiavelli was not only an adviser to princes; he was also, and more importantly, an adviser to citizens. Maurizio Viroli has collected, explained, and elucidated some of the best examples of Machiavellian advice. Be sure to read this book before you go to the polls."--Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study
Hardcover | 2016
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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

"Because consumers continue to overlook mandated disclosures, opting instead to scroll quickly through screen after screen of seemingly irrelevant legalese, this book by Ben-Shahar and Schneider is especially pertinent."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Rereading the Principle of Population<br>Alison Bashford & Joyce E. Chaplin The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus:
Rereading the Principle of Population
Alison Bashford & Joyce E. Chaplin

"A richly contextualized and deeply researched portrait of Thomas Robert Malthus and his famously bleak analysis of the limits to population growth. This Malthus is steeped in the travel literature on the new worlds of the Americas and the Pacific, entangled in the West Indies sugar and slave trades, and in the thrall of theories of human development highly prejudicial to indigenous peoples under threat by European settlers. His Essay must now be read with new eyes."--Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Hardcover | 2016
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Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965<br>Eric Schickler Racial Realignment:
The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965
Eric Schickler

"How did the Democrats become America's civil rights party? This book is the authoritative statement on that question. With a sure touch, Schickler clocks the evolution from the 1930s onward, using a rich variety of new data, not to mention his vast knowledge of the territory. His deep penetration of congressional politics in the 1930s and '40s is a major achievement."--David Mayhew, Yale University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies<br>Sara Lewis Silent Sparks:
The Wondrous World of Fireflies
Sara Lewis

"An exploration of the little-known lives of fireflies. More so than most insects, fireflies capture our attention--and imagination--for their bioluminescence. Whether flitting across a suburban backyard or clustering in groups of thousands in the Great Smoky Mountains, these enigmatic beetles put on serious light shows after dusk, blanketing the landscape with synchronous patterns. It seems downright romantic--and, writes Lewis (Biology/Tufts Univ.) in this wide-ranging yet intimate narrative, it is indeed these flashes that ignite firefly courtship. In prose that is plenty accessible for younger readers, the author doesn't skimp on the details as she divulges ‘some of fireflies' most deeply held secrets’. . . . A delightful book sure to charm nature lovers of all ages."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of March 28, 2016

Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics<br>
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta Beautiful Game Theory:
How Soccer Can Help Economics
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

"[E]njoyably accessible to nonspecialists, especially sports enthusiasts, who will learn a great deal about soccer, economics, and human behavior more generally."--Foreign Affairs
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet<br>Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman<br>With a new preface by the authors Climate Shock:
The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman
With a new preface by the authors

"[Climate Shock] is a witty, far-ranging, and literate set of observations…[I]t is always informed by a deep understanding of the complexities of economics and particularly the difficulties of reaching international environmental agreements."--William D. Nordhaus, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
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Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government<br>Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels Democracy for Realists:
Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

"A comprehensive analysis that lays the foundation for a discussion of necessary reforms and how they can be achieved."--Kirkus (starred review)
Hardcover | 2016
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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration<br>Revised and Updated Edition<br>Chris Impey & Holly Henry Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
Revised and Updated Edition
Chris Impey & Holly Henry

"Dreams of Other Worlds synthesizes that knowledge as it has been derived from unmanned spacecraft in the half-century since NASA was founded in 1958. . . . One of the strengths of Dreams of Other Worlds is its discussion of how the data generated by any given mission continues to produce results long after the mission ends. . . . An account of a magnificent panorama of knowledge."--Konstantin Kakaes, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2016
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The Match Girl and the Heiress<br>Seth Koven The Match Girl and the Heiress
Seth Koven

"In The Match Girl and the Heiress, inspired by a cache of private writings that reveal a profound relationship between two women activists, [Koven] delves deep into the historical record to build an intriguing story of cross-class devotion--between the social reformer Muriel Lester and 'a half-orphaned Cockney' factory worker named Nellie Dowell."--Nina Burleigh, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy<br>Robert H. Frank Success and Luck:
Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
Robert H. Frank

"Success and Luck is a wonderful read--insightful, humorous, loaded with evidence, and full of common sense."--Frank Convery, chief economist of the Environmental Defense Fund
Hardcover | 2016
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Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700
<br>Peter H. Lindert & Jeffrey G. Williamson Unequal Gains:
American Growth and Inequality since 1700
Peter H. Lindert & Jeffrey G. Williamson

"[I]ts conclusions are both accessible and urgent."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of March 21, 2016

 The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860–1910<br>Stephen Sheehi The Arab Imago:
A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860–1910
Stephen Sheehi

"We have been waiting for effective global histories of photography to disturb and decenter the questions we ask--not globalized histories, radiating out in a familiar narrative of export, influence, and derivation, but histories that start elsewhere. Stephen Sheehi’s The Arab Imago, a social history of indigenous photography in the Ottoman Arab world, is a model for this. It provincializes the history we have and irrevocably pluralizes both photographies and the interwoven modernities of which they were part."--John Tagg, Binghamton University, author of The Disciplinary Frame: Photographic Truths and the Capture of Meaning
Hardcover | 2016

  	Bovids of the World: Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives<br>José R. Castelló<br>Foreword by Brent Huffman & Colin Groves Bovids of the World:
Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives
José R. Castelló
Foreword by Brent Huffman & Colin Groves

"Timely, superb, and grounded in thorough research, this book displays the real diversity of the bovid species--in all its complexity and splendor."--Fenton P. D. Cotterill, Stellenbosch University
Paperback | 2016
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  	Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters<br>Walter A. Friedman Fortune Tellers:
The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters
Walter A. Friedman

"The book is a great read, based as it is around the personalities of these early forecasters. . . . I can see a terrific movie in the 'forecasting wars' of the 1920s as these larger-than-life, quintessentially can-do Americans competed with each other to call the stock market, win followers and make a fortune."--Diane Coyle, Enlightened Economist blog
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2013
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  	Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love<br>Simon Blackburn Mirror, Mirror:
The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love
Simon Blackburn

"Mirror, Mirror is a short, relaxed book, for the educated lay reader. . . . Reading him, we feel as if we were sitting in a comfortable chair, after dinner, listening to our friend Blackburn tell us not so much about politics or social history as about what lies behind them: morals--that is, what we owe to others, as opposed to what we want for ourselves. . . . [H]is prose is clear. It is also unostentatious."--Joan Acocella, New Yorker
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible<br>William N. Goetzmann Money Changes Everything:
How Finance Made Civilization Possible
William N. Goetzmann

"Only William Goetzmann--an archaeologist, art historian, and esteemed finance scholar--could have produced this masterful exploration of money and investing through the ages. Money Changes Everything is at once deep, broad, sweeping, and gorgeously illustrated. It is a book that readers will savor and refer to again and again."--William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
Hardcover | 2016
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The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career<br>Stephen B. Heard The Scientist’s Guide to Writing:
How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career
Stephen B. Heard

"A tremendous resource for new science writers. Heard writes so that you want to keep reading, which of course is the skill he's teaching in this book. The Scientist's Guide to Writing is carefully considered, engaging, and full of useful ideas."--Mikaela Huntzinger, coauthor of How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel<br>Dov Waxman Trouble in the Tribe:
The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
Dov Waxman

"A meticulous, precise, well-organized survey that takes into account the many different views and will certainly facilitate the heated conversation."--Kirkus (Starred Review)
Hardcover | 2016
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Where Are the Women Architects?<br>Despina Stratigakos Where Are the Women Architects?
Despina Stratigakos

"[A] slim but sharp volume on problems women face in the architecture profession. . . . [A] concise, accessible book."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback with French flaps | 2016
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