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Books released during the week of February 21, 2017


The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration<br>Robert D. Ballard<br>With Will Hively<br>Featuring a new preface by the author

The Eternal Darkness:
A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration
Robert D. Ballard
With Will Hively
Featuring a new preface by the author

"A straightforward look at a complicated business that shows again not just that exploration is worth doing but that even at home here on earth it is far from over."--Michael Parfit, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2017


Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World<br>Keith Devlin

Finding Fibonacci:
The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World
Keith Devlin

"A charmingly personal account of Keith Devlin's long quixotic search to understand the man, Leonardo Bonacci, better known as Fibonacci, as well as the thirteenth-century mathematician's surprisingly pervasive influence."—John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Numerate Life
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa<br>Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins

A Fraught Embrace:
The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa
Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins

"A Fraught Embrace presents an extraordinarily informative depiction of the links, intermediaries, and inconsistencies between the international development system and local Malawian villages, with the AIDS industry as the focal example. This book will greatly interest anyone concerned with the global-local contradictions in contemporary society."--John W. Meyer, Stanford University
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us<br>Peter H. Schuck

One Nation Undecided:
Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us
Peter H. Schuck

"At a time of deep social and political division, along comes a much-needed book to steer us toward solutions to five very difficult national problems. There could be no better guide for this endeavor than Peter Schuck, one of the clearest and most thoughtful legal and policy scholars of this or any generation. Every policymaker at every level of government, and ideally every citizen, should read this book."--Robert E. Litan, author of Trillion Dollar Economists
Hardcover | 2017
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The Princeton Guide to Evolution<br>Jonathan B. Losos, editor in chief<br>David A. Baum, Douglas J. Futuyma, Hopi E. Hoekstra, Richard E. Lenski, Allen J. Moore, Catherine L. Peichel, Dolph Schluter & Michael C. Whitlock, editors

The Princeton Guide to Evolution
Jonathan B. Losos, editor in chief
David A. Baum, Douglas J. Futuyma, Hopi E. Hoekstra, Richard E. Lenski, Allen J. Moore, Catherine L. Peichel, Dolph Schluter & Michael C. Whitlock, editors

"Biology students will find this material helpful, and those with a desire to learn more about the history of life, genes, evolutionary processes, and the like might also find this a worthwhile title to peruse. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of evolution. Great for students and teachers of the subject."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes<br>Vanessa S. Williamson

Read My Lips:
Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes
Vanessa S. Williamson

"This is a mind-blowing book. Thoughtfully relying on surveys and interviews, Vanessa Williamson shows that Americans look favorably upon taxpaying as an act of citizenship, and know more about tax policy than they are credited for. That the public discussion of taxes is so distorted by the hatred of government is the fault of right-wing political demagogues and the media that amplify their deceptive claims to speak for public opinion. May a new generation of politicians put these findings to good use!"--Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2017
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Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems<br>Didier Sornette<br>With a new preface by the author

Why Stock Markets Crash:
Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems
Didier Sornette
With a new preface by the author

"While it's difficult to pinpoint what type of trader would enjoy this book the most, I think there's something for everyone, whether you're a quaint, technical trader or a fundamentalist. . . . I feel that I'm smarter after finishing this book; I thoroughly enjoyed the lengthy journey, and would recommend this to any stock market enthusiast."--Jeff Pierce, Seeking Alpha
Paperback | 2017
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Books released during the week of February 13, 2017


#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media<br>Cass R. Sunstein

#Republic:
Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
Cass R. Sunstein

"America's leading legal academic gives us a way to address democracy's leading challenge--preserving a public informed enough to govern itself. Drawing on an incredible range of scholarship and experience, this book could not be more timely. Or urgently needed."--Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
Hardcover | 2017
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Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: A Photographic Guide<br>Frédéric Jiguet & Aurélien Audevard<br>Translated by Tony Williams

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East:
A Photographic Guide
Frédéric Jiguet & Aurélien Audevard
Translated by Tony Williams

"This is an excellent photographic field guide. Considering its portable size, the coverage is immense. Practical, handy, and attractive, it will have a wide appeal."--Nigel Redman, author of Birds of the Horn of Africa
Paperback | 2017


Europe's Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt<br>New Edition With a new preface by the author on Brexit and an updated chapter on Britain's place in Europe after the EU referendum<br>Martin Sandbu

Europe's Orphan:
The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt
New Edition With a new preface by the author on Brexit and an updated chapter on Britain's place in Europe after the EU referendum
Martin Sandbu

"Refreshingly eccentric."--Wolfgang Streek, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2017
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Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy<br>Joshua Billings

Genealogy of the Tragic:
Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy
Joshua Billings

"[Billings'] Genealogy is an impressive study that pinpoints distinctions, elucidates complexities and helps to show how they arose and why they matter. His readings are adroit and scrupulously contextualized. . . . Here is a book whose subtlety and scope prompt further reflection on profoundly important matters."--Michael Silk, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2014
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ISIS: A History<br>Fawaz A. Gerges<br>With a new preface by the author

ISIS:
A History
Fawaz A. Gerges
With a new preface by the author

"Well-researched and lucidly argued."--Malise Ruthven, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy<br>Justin E. H. Smith

Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference:
Race in Early Modern Philosophy
Justin E. H. Smith

"In this innovative, thought-provoking book, Smith (history and philosophy of science, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7) looks at the construction and evolution, in natural science and anthropology, of 17th- and 18th-century modern views of racial difference--views that led to racial typing, racial profiling, prejudice, and implicit bias. . . . This is a valuable book for those interested in philosophy, sociology, cultural studies and multiculturalism, the history of race, and the history of natural science and anthropology."--Choice
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction<br>Kosuke Imai

Quantitative Social Science:
An Introduction
Kosuke Imai

"Kosuke Imai has produced a superb hands-on introduction to modern quantitative methods in the social sciences. Placing practical data analysis front and center, this book is bound to become a standard reference in the field of quantitative social science and an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike."--Alberto Abadie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways<br>Sean W. Fleming

Where the River Flows:
Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways
Sean W. Fleming

"[Fleming] engenders a new appreciation for the waterways around us."--Library Journal
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World<br>Avi Max Spiegel

Young Islam:
The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
Avi Max Spiegel

"This book offers a fascinating look at the competition between different Islamist groups in Morocco. Spiegel presents a rich political narrative, but also a nicely textured look at the lived experience of Islamist political participation by young Moroccans."--Marc Lynch, WashingtonPost.com's Monkey Cage blog
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
eBook available

Books released during the week of February 6, 2017


Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography<br>M. Şükrü Hanioğlu<br>With a new preface by the author

Atatürk:
An Intellectual Biography
M. Şükrü Hanioğlu
With a new preface by the author

"Fresh and concise."--New Yorker
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016<br>Edited by Mircea Pitici

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016
Edited by Mircea Pitici

Praise for previous editions: "A volume of unexpectedly fascinating mathematical research, musings, and studies that explore subjects from art to medicine. . . . [R]eaders from many disciplines will find much to pique their interest."—Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths<br>Edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen<br>With illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths
Edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen
With illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

"This is an extraordinary collection of tales that are remarkable for their diversity and how contemporary they seem. Indeed, these ancient Greek and Roman stories, ably translated by William Hansen, forged most of the modern European genres such as the fable, legend, novella, fairy tale, anecdote, joke, and children's story. Hansen's work is an invaluable source not only for scholars but also for readers of contemporary fantasy and fairy tales."—Jack Zipes, translator and editor of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind<br>Kevin N. Laland

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony:
How Culture Made the Human Mind
Kevin N. Laland

"[Laland] describes a decade’s worth of his and others’ research, culminating in a comprehensive and fascinating solution to the vexing problem of the human mind."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Enlightenment: History of an Idea<br>Vincenzo Ferrone<br>With an afterword by the author<br>Translated by Elisabetta Tarantino

The Enlightenment:
History of an Idea
Vincenzo Ferrone
With an afterword by the author
Translated by Elisabetta Tarantino

"Ferrone's familiarity with the primary literature is impressive, covering thinkers from France and Italy to Germany and Scotland. His grasp of the historiography is just as sure, encompassing both Anglophone and European research. This makes for a book that is far more than just a synthesis."--Richard Bourke, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us<br>Oscar E. Fernandez<br>With a new preface by the author

Everyday Calculus:
Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us
Oscar E. Fernandez
With a new preface by the author

"Fernandez's witty, delightful approach makes for a winning introduction to the wonderland of math behind the scenes of everyday life."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


A History of Modern French Literature: From the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century<br>Edited by Christopher Prendergast

A History of Modern French Literature:
From the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century
Edited by Christopher Prendergast

"In this splendid essay anthology, Prendergast gathers a stellar cast of scholars to provide a wide-ranging and thoughtful introduction to French literature. . . . [E]very contribution here brings the history of French literature to vivid life, providing rich insights and inviting well-repaid rereading."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History<br>Edited by Alice Crawford

The Meaning of the Library:
A Cultural History
Edited by Alice Crawfordt

"[F]or both scholar and general reader, comprehensive bibliographic notes constitute a multilingual gold mine of historical resources on libraries."--Booklist
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
eBook available


The New Neotropical Companion<br>John Kricher

The New Neotropical Companion
John Kricher

Praise for A Neotropical Companion: "John Kricher's Neotropical Companion is an incredible accretion of facts, figures and anecdotes. Kricher outlines the region's ecology, pharmacology, evolutionary theory, anthropology, climatology, ornithology and conservation, with lots of personal stories to bring it all to life."—Simon Garrett, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust<br>Evgeny Finkel

Ordinary Jews:
Choice and Survival during the Holocaust
Evgeny Finkel

"A political scientist turns fresh eyes on the problem of how European Jews responded to the Holocaust as it was unfolding. . . . Of much interest to students of modern history but also to those engaged in humanitarian relief efforts, refugee relocation, and the like."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters<br>With a new Q&A with the author<br>Sean B. Carroll

The Serengeti Rules:
The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
With a new Q&A with the author
Sean B. Carroll

"In The Serengeti Rules, the author goes from E. coli to elephants to lay out the basic rules that shape so much of what’s around us and inside us."--Brian Switek, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology<br>Eric H. Cline<br>With illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

Three Stones Make a Wall:
The Story of Archaeology
Eric H. Cline
With illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

"This book takes your hand and leads you on a magical archaeology mystery tour across the globe. You'll meet famous archaeologists, explore legendary sites, and see the latest discoveries using new technologies. Archaeology is full of ‘wonderful things,' and Three Stones Make a Wall, written by one of its greatest storytellers, is a must-have."—Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham, winner of the 2016 TED Prize
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available

Books released during the week of January 30, 2017


American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century<br>Gary Gerstle<br>Updated with a new chapter on the Age of Obama

American Crucible:
Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century
Gary Gerstle
Updated with a new chapter on the Age of Obama

"The publication of this book could not be more timely. The first eighty pages should be compulsory reading for anybody in the United Kingdom (and elsewhere) involved with immigrants or asylum-seekers, whether at the level of policy-making, policy administration, or merely as citizen hosts."--Jim Potter, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment<br>Susanna Berger

The Art of Philosophy:
Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
Susanna Berger

"Focusing mainly on the seventeenth century, The Art of Philosophy explores the different ways in which visual culture enters into the teaching, study, and practice of philosophy. Highly original and filled with convincing arguments, this book is virtually the only treatment of a fascinating and largely unknown area in the history of philosophy."—Daniel Garber, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Can the Laws of Physics Be Unified?<br>Paul Langacker

Can the Laws of Physics Be Unified?
Paul Langacker

"This book is a very worthwhile, balanced, and useful summary of our current understanding of the fundamental laws of physics. Langacker covers a large amount of material in a very digestible way."--Savdeep Sethi, University of Chicago
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Chinese Painting and Its Audiences<br>Craig Clunas

Chinese Painting and Its Audiences
Craig Clunas

"With an elegant, welcoming conversational style and clear arguments, this book probes the ramifications of the modern English term 'Chinese painting.' Clunas brings to this work his unique combination of deep scholarship and deep knowledge of objects, the history of the art market, and the collection of Chinese art."--Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Global Condition: Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community<br>William Hardy McNeill<br>With a new foreword by J. R. McNeill

The Global Condition:
Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community
William Hardy McNeill
With a new foreword by J. R. McNeill

"A remarkable tour de force . . . . An elegant, intelligent and scholarly essay."--J. H. Hexter, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible<br>Lance Fortnow

The Golden Ticket:
P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible
Lance Fortnow

"Fortnow effectively initiates readers into the seductive mystery and importance of P and NP problems."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


How Statesmen Think: The Psychology of International Politics<br>Robert Jervis

How Statesmen Think:
The Psychology of International Politics
Robert Jervis

"An accessible and powerful introduction to one of the most important scholars in the history of international relations, this magisterial collection of Robert Jervis’s most significant essays, gathered here for the first time, comprehensively applies principles of psychology to enduring problems in international politics. Displaying Jervis’s trademark brilliance and analytic rigor, this is a phenomenal contribution to our understanding not only of how statesmen think, but of how the rest of us do as well."--Rose McDermott, Brown University
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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On Human Nature<br>Roger Scruton

On Human Nature
Roger Scruton

"I admire Roger Scruton's stance and I admire his writing. In this short book, he raises and discusses deeply important issues about the human world."--Simon Blackburn, author of Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Standard Model in a Nutshell<br>Dave Goldberg

The Standard Model in a Nutshell
Dave Goldberg

"I've never read a clearer or more approachable presentation of the Standard Model. This book is a welcome gem for students."--Christopher G. Tully, author of Elementary Particle Physics in a Nutshell
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict<br>Justin Farrell

The Battle for Yellowstone:
Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict
Justin Farrell

"The most original political book of early 2015 is not formally about politics at all. Instead The Battle for Yellowstone by Justin Farrell, a young scholar at Yale University, ponders venomous rows that have shaken Yellowstone National Park in recent decades, and why they are so intractable."--Economist
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s<br>Nancy Woloch

A Class by Herself:
Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
Nancy Woloch

"Woloch retells the history of protective legislation as a scholarly page-turner, complete with ‘close calls and near misses, false hopes and unintended consequences'. . . . The resulting narrative leaves readers with a deeper appreciation for both the messiness of feminist polities and the power of history as a tool for helping us see the world fresh."--Amy Richter, Law and History Review
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many<br>Hélène Landemore

Democratic Reason:
Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many
Hélène Landemore

"[D]emocratic Reason is well-written and well-researched, and it offers a powerful, anti-elitist antidote to recent theoretical and empirical critiques of democracy."--Choice
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia<br>Christopher I. Beckwith

Greek Buddha:
Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia
Christopher I. Beckwith

"The book offers a new and refreshing approach. It repeatedly calls for more work in various fields, and it should be hoped that scholars do not shy away from taking up the many challenges it raises."--Matthew Neale, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton<br>Hilary Gatti

Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe:
From Machiavelli to Milton
Hilary Gatti

"Gatti offers a lucid primer of some famous and other less well known texts and debates of the period . . . an eloquent analysis of the rich tradition of thinking about liberty in the early modern period."--Victoria Kahn, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz<br>John Marenbon

Pagans and Philosophers:
The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz
John Marenbon

"[An] excellent book. . . . If Marenbon leaves a stone unturned . . . I didn't notice it. . . . [He] builds a powerful case."--Peter Adamson, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia<br>Marc Van De Mieroop

Philosophy before the Greeks:
The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia
Marc Van De Mieroop

"Van De Mieroop is a highly respected Assyriologist, and his book provides a broad introduction to the intellectual principles which informed the long-lived and steady literary culture of ‘Babylonia.'"--D. L. Dusenbury, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
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White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics<br>Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

White Backlash:
Immigration, Race, and American Politics
Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

"Not only a solid piece of political scientific research, this book should play a central role in understanding of US party politics over the next several decades. . . . A must-read."--Choice
Paperback | 2017
eBook available

Books released during the week of January 23, 2017


American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present<br>Philip Gorski

American Covenant:
A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present
Philip Gorski

"[A] sweeping and exhilarating review of the history of American political culture. . . . More academics should follow [Gorski’s] example of contributing to public debate in an accessible way."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hardcover | 2017
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At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present<br>Maria DiBattista & Deborah Epstein Nord

At Home in the World:
Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present
Maria DiBattista & Deborah Epstein Nord

"[A] sweeping and exhilarating review of the history of American political culture. . . . More academics should follow [Gorski’s] example of contributing to public debate in an accessible way."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law<br>James Q. Whitman

Hitler's American Model:
The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law
James Q. Whitman

"A small book, but powerful all out of proportion to its size in exposing a shameful history."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Hölder Continuous Euler Flows in Three Dimensions with Compact Support in Time<br>Philip Isett

Hölder Continuous Euler Flows in Three Dimensions with Compact Support in Time
Philip Isett

Motivated by the theory of turbulence in fluids, the physicist and chemist Lars Onsager conjectured in 1949 that weak solutions to the incompressible Euler equations might fail to conserve energy if their spatial regularity was below 1/3-Hölder. In this book, Philip Isett uses the method of convex integration to achieve the best-known results regarding nonuniqueness of solutions and Onsager's conjecture.
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge<br>Abraham Flexner

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge
Abraham Flexner

"Flexner and Dijkgraaf argue that basic research--driven by curiosity, freedom, and imagination--is a proven and essential seed for the revolutionary technologies that fuel the economy, transform society, and provide solutions for the world’s problems. A thoughtful appeal for long-term thinking in a time full of short-term distractions."--Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc.
Hardcover | 2017
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Books released during the week of January 17, 2017


Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion<br>Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Beyond Religious Freedom:
The New Global Politics of Religion
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

"Admirably combative. . . . Consistently thought provoking."--Jonathan Benthall, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption<br>Joshua Holden

The Mathematics of Secrets:
Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption
Joshua Holden

"Suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of high school math, The Mathematics of Secrets presents the theoretical principles of cryptography, from Julius Caesar's primitive cipher to the intricacies of the modern digital signature. This terrific book is a testament to the almost supernatural power of mathematics."--Paul J. Nahin, author of In Praise of Simple Physics
Hardcover | 2017
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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 13: 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819
<br>Thomas Jefferson<br>Edited by J. Jefferson Looney

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson:
Retirement Series, Volume 13:
22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819
Thomas Jefferson
Edited by J. Jefferson Looney

This volume's 598 documents span 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819. Jefferson spends months preparing for a meeting to choose the site of the state university. He drafts the Rockfish Gap Report recommending the location of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville as well as legislation confirming this decision.
Hardcover | 2017


Red: The History of a Color<br>Michel Pastoureau

Red:
The History of a Color
Michel Pastoureau

"Pastoureau . . . deftly weaves a tapestry that takes in not just the history of Western art, but also etymology, fairy tales and even the origins of modern road signage in heraldry. There can be no doubting his passion."--Stephen Patience, World of Interiors
Hardcover | 2017


The Story of Hebrew<br>Lewis Glinert

The Story of Hebrew
Lewis Glinert

"An insightful, entertaining, and essential guide to the origins and evolution of the Hebrew language. . . . This is a must-read for students of language and Jewish history."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


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