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Books released during the week of September 27, 2016


The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists<br>Edited by Gary Marcus & Jeremy Freeman<br>Featuring a chapter by Nobel Laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser

The Future of the Brain:
Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists
Edited by Gary Marcus & Jeremy Freeman
Featuring a chapter by Nobel Laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser

"The narratives attempt thought-provoking arguments for the future of the brain and the implications on ethics and human behaviour. A fascinating book for readers of all levels."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Individuality and Entanglement: The Moral and Material Bases of Social Life<br>Herbert Gintis

Individuality and Entanglement:
The Moral and Material Bases of Social Life
Herbert Gintis

"Herbert Gintis is our deepest thinker about the scandalous state of fragmentation of the human sciences. In this book, he distills a synthetic foundation for the sciences of human behavior from the mutually necessary but fatally flawed models offered by psychology, sociology, biology, and economics. Everyone who cares about these sciences needs to come to terms with his analysis."--Peter J. Richerson, coauthor of Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution
Hardcover | 2016
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Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker<br>Sarah Greenough<br>With contributions by Philip Brookman, Andrea Nelson, Leslie Ureña and Diane Waggoner

Photography Reinvented:
The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Sarah Greenough
With contributions by Philip Brookman, Andrea Nelson, Leslie Ureña and Diane Waggoner

"Photography Reinvented assembles exemplary pictures by artists who defined the rise of monumental color photography in art museums and the art market alike, and in so doing redefined the role of photography in contemporary art."--Mitra Abbaspour, coeditor of Object:Photo: Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949
Hardcover | 2016


Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa<br>Edited by Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner & J. Lennart Berggren

Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa
Edited by Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner & J. Lennart Berggren

"There is no denying that great mathematical progress was made in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The primary sources in this book show how mathematics developed in medieval Europe to the stage where such progress became possible. The editors do a good job of explaining mathematical ideas of the time to modern readers while still leaving the extracts to speak for themselves."--John Hannah, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of September 19, 2016


The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide<br>William B. Helmreich

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows:
An Urban Walking Guide
William B. Helmreich

"Even Brooklyn residents will learn something new in this inclusive book, the first of five planned New York City walking guides. . . . Helmreich's narrative focuses on the unusual and unknown, providing street maps . . . of Brooklyn's 44 distinct neighborhoods, equaling 71 square miles. . . . Crisp pictures, such as those of Mrs. Maxwell's Bakery--New York's largest party cake store--safety tips, and an impressive bibliography are welcome additions to an appealing work for locals, tourists, and urban explorers."--Library Journal
Paperback with French flaps | 2016
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John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy<br>Luke Mayville

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy
Luke Mayville

"Remarkably well-written and astonishingly lucid, John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy makes an absolutely central point about Adams's thought, persuasively reestablishing him as a genuine democrat in his ultimate sympathies."--Sanford Levinson, University of Texas Law School
Hardcover | 2016
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The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn<br>Avner Offer & Gabriel Söderberg

The Nobel Factor:
The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn
Avner Offer & Gabriel Söderberg

"An illuminating and sometimes astonishing book that throws new light on the rise of the new right and the assault on the intellectual underpinning of social democracy. Lateral thinking at its very best--a must-read."--Will Hutton, author of The State We're In
Hardcover | 2016
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A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome<br>Meghan J. DiLuzio

A Place at the Altar:
Priestesses in Republican Rome
Meghan J. DiLuzio

"A Place at the Altar examines the role of female officiants in the state cult of Rome and takes a stance that differs significantly from much previous scholarship that marginalizes female participation. This book makes an important contribution toward a fuller account of the role of women in Roman religion."--Lora Holland, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Hardcover | 2016
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Scaffolding: Poems<br>Eléna Rivera

Scaffolding:
Poems
Eléna Rivera

"In faceted and fascinating turns of mind, these uncanny sonnets build a sensational edifice of canonical form and advanced lyricism. Eléna Rivera is a wonderful poet."--Peter Gizzi, author of In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of September 12, 2016


Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter<br>Jonathan Marc Gribetz

Defining Neighbors:
Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter
Jonathan Marc Gribetz

"In the ever-growing and highly saturated field of Arab-Israeli conflict studies, it is rare for a book to break new ground and challenge long-held and well-entrenched perceptions. This is one of those rare exceptions."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong<br>Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

Failing in the Field:
What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong
Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

"When we read about a successful program that mitigates poverty or improves health, we seldom consider how much work went into its evaluation and how many ways the process could go wrong. Drawing on their own and others’ extensive experience in the field, Karlan and Appel provide vivid examples of failure to help future evaluators avoid common pitfalls."--Paul Brest, Stanford Law School
Hardcover | 2016
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First Nights: Poems<br>Niall Campbell

First Nights:
Poems
Niall Campbell

"Full of striking moments, the poems . . . are illuminated by powerful lyric impulses."--David Wheatley, Guardian
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Near-Earth Objects: Finding Them Before They Find Us<br>Donald K. Yeomans<br>With a new preface by the author

Near-Earth Objects:
Finding Them Before They Find Us
Donald K. Yeomans
With a new preface by the author

"Balancing the wonders of astronomy with the looming potential for an epic, planet-wide disaster, Yeomans, a fellow and research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explores the origins of near-Earth objects--asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteoroids--and the threat they can pose to our planet. . . . Yeomans's book is an accessible and far-ranging primer on the science of near-Earth objects."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2016
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Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America<br>Robyn Muncy

Relentless Reformer:
Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America
Robyn Muncy

"Muncy offers readers a biography of Progressive woman reformer-entrepreneur Josephine Roche, who has been largely overlooked by historians for her many contributions throughout the 20th century . . . [A] fine book."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation<br>Leigh Eric Schmidt

Village Atheists:
How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation
Leigh Eric Schmidt

"This well-written and lively text will be of interest to both scholars and more general readers with an interest in American irreligion."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of September 6, 2016


Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt<br>Beth Akers & Matthew M. Chingos

Game of Loans:
The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt
Beth Akers & Matthew M. Chingos

"Higher education is essential to our nation’s future, so how do we pay for it? Game of Loans tackles that urgent question--and it does so brilliantly. With lucid prose and crisp analysis, Beth Akers and Matthew Chingos puncture myths, reveal facts, and chart a sensible course forward. This book is a game-changer, and it should be required reading for everyone interested in higher education and public policy."--Christopher L. Eisgruber, president of Princeton University
Hardcover | 2016
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Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
<br>Edward L. Robinson

Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
Edward L. Robinson

"Robinson’s text is an excellent overview of modern statistical techniques and is sure to become a definitive reference. He ably and concisely presents all of the necessary foundational mathematics while also providing a thorough description of sophisticated methods used by practicing engineers and scientists. I particularly enjoyed the division of the book into frequentist and Bayesian approaches and Robinson’s clear discussion of the relative merits of each method."--Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2016
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The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Volume 2<br>Edited by John H. Kagel & Alvin E. Roth

The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Volume 2
Edited by John H. Kagel & Alvin E. Roth

"This book is impressive for the clarity, depth, and informativeness of its surveys. The focus on series of experiments is very instructive. . . . One can learn a lot from the issues debated, the methodological digressions, and the many suggestions for further research. . . . This is a great book that is wholeheartedly recommended."--F. van Winden, The Journal of Economics
Hardcover | 2016
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction<br>Beth Shapiro

How to Clone a Mammoth:
The Science of De-Extinction
Beth Shapiro

Beth Shapiro . . . has produced a fascinating book. . . . For anyone who wants a thorough understanding of the technical issues involved in de-extinction, How to Clone a Mammoth should satisfy your curiosity."--Carl Zimmer, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion<br>Marcus Tullius Cicero<br>Selected, edited, and translated by James M. May

How to Win an Argument:
An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Selected, edited, and translated by James M. May

"How to Win an Argument provides a very good, user-friendly overview of ancient rhetoric—clearly and thoughtfully arranged, well translated, and with excellent brief introductory essays. It also admirably links ancient and modern practice. James May's extensive expertise is reflected throughout."--Ann Vasaly, Boston University
Hardcover | 2016
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Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation<br>Nancy Weiss Malkiel

"Keep the Damned Women Out":
The Struggle for Coeducation
Nancy Weiss Malkiel

"Nancy Weiss Malkiel describes the complex, sometimes troubled, amazingly rapid set of decisions that led to coeducation at several elite universities and colleges in the United States and the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. A thoroughly researched, gracefully written, unusually comprehensive account of an important historical transformation."--Nannerl O. Keohane, president emeritus of Wellesley College and Duke University
Hardcover | 2016
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Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities<br>Rogers Brubaker

Trans:
Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities
Rogers Brubaker

"Smart and timely, Trans examines the conjoining of 'transgender' and 'transracial' categories in the popular and scholarly discussions about Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal during the summer of 2015. A lucid, wide-ranging exploration of tensions between givenness and chosenness in contemporary identity discourse, this is a must-read for anybody interested in the questions 'Who am I?' and 'Who are you?'"--Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History
Hardcover | 2016
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Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age<br>Second Edition<br>Larry M. Bartels

Unequal Democracy:
The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
Second Edition
Larry M. Bartels

"[I recommend] Larry M. Bartels's Unequal Democracy. Especially at this time every thoughtful American needs to learn as much as possible about the relationship of politics to economics."--Bill Clinton, Daily Beast
Hardcover | 2016
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The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less<br>Emrys Westacott

The Wisdom of Frugality:
Why Less Is More - More or Less
Emrys Westacott

"In this book, Emrys Westacott delves into the conflict between the virtues of the simple life and the apparently irresistible economic imperative to grow. Economic growth has brought us longer, healthier, and more comfortable and varied lives. But Westacott makes the case that, given our present situation, the appeal of frugality is not mere nostalgia, but rather the route to a more meaningful way of life."--Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of August 29, 2016


American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice<br>Albert J. Raboteau

American Prophets:
Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice
Albert J. Raboteau

"This scholarly yet accessible primer to the role of faith in the lives of American activists challenges contemporary notions of the role of religion in politics and argues that empathy is a critical first step in addressing the suffering of others."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2016
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The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire<br>Pamela H. Smith<br>With a new preface by the author

The Business of Alchemy:
Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire
Pamela H. Smith
With a new preface by the author

"Smith has written an incisive and intelligent study which, together with affording a wealth of fascinating archival material, provides an original and well researched overview of the rise of early capitalism and modern science. Most importantly, she has given us an insight into one of the roles of alchemy in the workings of the Holy Roman Empire in the seventeenth century."--Lyndy Abraham, Parergon
Paperback | 2016
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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain<br>Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?
A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

"Verstynen and Voytek's entertaining book uses zombies to help illustrate human neuroscience. . . . Zombie fans will want this book, and anyone concerned with neuroscience will find the topic made accessible by this lighthearted exploration."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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A History of the ‘Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic<br>Stefan Winter

A History of the ‘Alawis:
From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic
Stefan Winter

"A History of the ‘Alawis is a pathbreaking work that attacks the prevailing lachrymose version of ‘Alawi history and its focus on the community’s perpetual isolation and repression. Stefan Winter debunks numerous myths in the first sweeping study of the ‘Alawis to use the Ottoman archives systematically. Anyone who wants to understand Syria’s tragic civil war must read this exciting and magisterial survey."--Joshua Landis, University of Oklahoma
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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The Lives of Animals<br>J. M. Coetzee<br>Edited and with an introduction by Amy Gutmann

The Lives of Animals
J. M. Coetzee
Edited and with an introduction by Amy Gutmann

"[A] beautifully constructed, troubling, provacative book which resonates in the mind and heart long after you've turned the last page."--Helen Kaye, The Jerusalem Post
Paperback | 2016
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The Lotus Sūtra: A Biography<br>Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

The Lotus Sūtra: A Biography
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

"This engaging yet sobering study tells the picaresque tale of a most curious text that continues to fire the devotional imagination of millions of Buddhists worldwide. Recounted with scholarly rigor and postmodern irony, this biography reveals how the story of a book can be just as intriguing, quirky, and unpredictable as that of any living, breathing person."--Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism
Hardcover | 2016
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The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition<br>J.G.A. Pocock<br>With a new introduction by Richard Whatmore

The Machiavellian Moment:
Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition
J.G.A. Pocock
With a new introduction by Richard Whatmore

"The Machiavellian Moment reinterpreted the entire history of political ideology in early modern England and America."--T. H. Breen, New York Times
Paperback | 2016
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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time<br>Jimena Canales

The Physicist and the Philosopher:
Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
Jimena Canales

"The Physicist and the Philosopher is an extraordinarily rich and wide-ranging work. Canales has rescued from near oblivion a fascinating, highly significant debate that is still relevant in an age which has begun uneasily to question the hegemony of science and its uncontrollable child, technology."--John Banville, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate<br>William F. Ruddiman<br>With an afterword by the author

Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum:
How Humans Took Control of Climate
William F. Ruddiman
With an afterword by the author

"[A]n excellent book summarizing and placing in context the age-old influence of humans on atmospheric composition, climate and global warming."--Nature
Paperback | 2016
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Sabbatai Ṣevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626–1676<br>Gershom Scholem<br>With a new introduction by Yaacob Dweck<br>Translated by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky

Sabbatai Ṣevi:
The Mystical Messiah, 1626–1676
Gershom Scholem
With a new introduction by Yaacob Dweck
Translated by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky

"Scholem’s scholarship betrays an alert presentness. . . . No great textual scholar, no master of philology and historical criticism commands a technique at once more scrupulously attentive to its object and more instinct with the writer’s voice. That voices reaches and grips. . . . [M]agisterial."--New Yorker
Paperback | 2016
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The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World<br>Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot<br>With a new preface by the authors

The Shape of the New:
Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World
Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot
With a new preface by the authors

"I was struck again and again by the extraordinary breadth, erudition and lucidity of this book."--Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2016
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Symmetry<br>Hermann Weyl

Symmetry
Hermann Weyl
With a new preface by the authors

"This short book on a vast subject is the work of a master. With a few sure and authoritative words [Weyl] gives us the heart of the matter. There is no book . . . quite like this one on the subject of symmetry and I doubt if any book will be written in the future that will not in some way lean upon this one. . . . [I]t contains so much besides mathematics that it can still be read with profit and enjoyed by someone who has not advanced beyond long division."--John Tyler Bonner, Science
Paperback | 2016
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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour<br>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott

Welcome to the Universe:
An Astrophysical Tour
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott

"An accessible and comprehensive overview of our universe by three eminent astrophysicists. . . . An entertaining introduction to astronomy."--Kirkus
Paperback | 2016
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Books released during the week of August 22, 2016


Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer<br>Peter P. Marra & Chris Santella

Cat Wars:
The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Peter P. Marra & Chris Santella

"Very few people enjoy thinking about the calamitous problem of free-roaming cats and biodiversity, and even fewer dare to talk about it openly. Marra and Santella's book is therefore doubly welcome. It’s not only important reading for anyone who cares about nature. With its engaging storytelling, its calmly scientific approach, and its compassionate handling of a highly fraught issue, this is also a book that a person might actually read for pleasure."--Jonathan Franzen
Hardcover | 2016
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Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter<br>Peter Singer

Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
Peter Singer

"Could well inspire conversations--and arguments--that deepen and complicate the crucial moral and ethical issues that Singer presents."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Europe since 1989: A History<br>Philipp Ther<br>
Translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

Europe since 1989:
A History
Philipp Ther
Translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

"Eye-opening."--Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung
Hardcover | 2016
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The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos<br>Robert P. Kirshner<br>With an epilogue by the author

The Extravagant Universe:
Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos
Robert P. Kirshner
With an epilogue by the author

"Kirshner is a talented writer, and both experts and general readers will find his book a consistently enjoyable read. . . . The Extravagant Universe is a personal book. . . . For the general reader interested in the excitement of how science is done, this strategy makes for a fascinating account. . . . The story . . . is irresistible in its own right, and is related with verve and good humor. . . . Books like this one will help inspire the next generation of physicists."--Sean Carroll, Nature
Paperback | 2016
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Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe<br>Roger Penrose

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
Roger Penrose

"This gem of a book is vintage Roger Penrose: eloquently argued and deeply original on every page. His perspective on the present crisis and future promise of physics and cosmology provides an important corrective to fashionable thinking at this crucial moment in science. This book deserves the widest possible hearing among specialists and the public alike."--Lee Smolin, author of Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Hardcover | 2016
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Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics<br>A. Zee<br>With a foreword by Roger Penrose

Fearful Symmetry:
The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics
A. Zee
With a foreword by Roger Penrose

"Zee's exposition of the intuitive use by modern theoretical physicists of the concept of symmetry . . . in order to fathom nature's laws is superb scientific reading."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2016
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Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays<br>Sheldon S. Wolin<br>Edited by Nicholas Xenos

Fugitive Democracy:
And Other Essays
Sheldon S. Wolin
Edited by Nicholas Xenos

"These essays are stunning. No one speaks for democracy as Wolin does."--Anne Norton, author of On the Muslim Question
Hardcover | 2016
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Moral Imagination: Essays<br>David Bromwich

Moral Imagination:
Essays
David Bromwich

"A historically informed examination of moral imagination and human sympathy, as seen through the lives of such figures as Edmund Burke, Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."--Sewell Chan, New York Times
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition<br>Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes<br>Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm:
The Complete First Edition
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

"This collection contains many of the most-loved fairy tales in the history of the form . . . The book is a classic, formed like a mosaic of precious small pieces, each one glinting with its own color and character, glass and crystalline, but somehow hard, unyielding."--Marina Warner, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece<br>Josiah Ober

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
Josiah Ober

"Superb."--Armand Marie Leroi, New York Times
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War<br>Williamson Murray & Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War
Williamson Murray & Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

"[An] outstanding account of the American Civil War. . . . This expertly written narrative will draw in anyone with an interest in the Civil War at any knowledge level."--Library Journal, starred review
Hardcover | 2016
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Zombies and Calculus<br>Colin Adams

Zombies and Calculus
Colin Adams

"Romance! Danger! Calculus! Zombies! Adams (How to Ace Calculus), professor of mathematics at Williams College and humor columnist for The Mathematical Intelligencer, takes readers on an apocalyptic and educational adventure that's also a Spielbergian sci-fi thriller. . . . Adams keeps the in-story math both appropriate and accessible, saving in-depth discussion for appendices at the end. Calculus fans looking for 'real-world' applications woven into a nail-biter of a story, chock-full of narrow escapes, betrayals, some plucky kids, the family dog, and even a romantic subplot, will delight in this fun, and funny pop-math book."--Publishers Weekly starred review
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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