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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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Books released during the week of August 15, 2016


After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840–1900 <br> Frederick C. Beiser

After Hegel:
German Philosophy, 1840–1900
Frederick C. Beiser

"This is an invaluable exercise in broadening one’s historical and cultural understanding; one should think twice about the traditional view that 1840-1900 is a period of only transforming Hegelianism into Marxism and Existentialism. Ironically, then, Beiser’s lesson about the history of 19th century postHegelian Philosophy in Germany is a Hegelian one. The traditional narrative is onesided, and one ought to be thankful for the clear and engaging way Beiser reveals this."--Paul Giladi, Marx and Philosophy
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics<br>Adam Ewing

The Age of Garvey:
How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics
Adam Ewing

"At last, an account of Garveyism worthy of its historic influence. Taking a unique approach to the twentieth century’s first black power movement, Ewing shows how Garveyism became a dynamic force in the politics of the interwar years. His superlative book bridges the genres of intellectual, social, and cultural history to serve as a model for the study of transnationalism."--Vincent Brown, author of The Reaper’s Garden
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Animals of Kruger National Park<br>Keith Barnes

Animals of Kruger National Park
Keith Barnes

South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most diverse conservation areas in Africa, and a hugely popular visitor attraction. Animals of Kruger National Park is a compact and beautifully illustrated guide, and the essential companion for any safari to the region.
Paperback | 2016
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The Arctic Guide: Wildlife of the Far North<br>Sharon Chester

The Arctic Guide:
Wildlife of the Far North
Sharon Chester

"I can think of no other book that covers the same territory so completely."--George L. Armistead, coauthor of Better Birding
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600–1757<br>Emily Erikson

Between Monopoly and Free Trade:
The English East India Company, 1600–1757
Emily Erikson

"It offers a fresh perspective on a key aspect of the Company’s development and provides some impressive data to support the idea that private trade was the crucial dynamo driving Company innovation and expansion."--John McAleer, Journal of Maritime History
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment<br>Dallas G. Denery II

The Devil Wins:
A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
Dallas G. Denery II

"[The Devil Wins is] an informative, sophisticated, and thought-provoking account of the efforts of theologians and philosophers from the early Christian era to the Enlightenment to define lies and understand their ethical, social, and political implications."--Glenn Altschuler, Psychology Today
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel<br>Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog & Elisa Reis

Getting Respect:
Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel
Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog & Elisa Reis

"Getting Respect brings a powerful comparative lens to understanding the experiences of disadvantaged minorities. With fresh data from the United States, Brazil, and Israel, Michèle Lamont and her colleagues sketch a rich portrait of responses to encounters with discrimination. This ambitious book reveals anew the deep complexity, contextual variation, and poignant human meaning of ethnoracial disadvantage. It is a must-read for all those interested in the contemporary dynamics of ethnoracial identities and struggles."--Lawrence Bobo, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2016
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Kierkegaard's Concept of Despair<br>Michael Theunissen<br>Translated by Barbara Harshav and Helmut Illbruck

Kierkegaard's Concept of Despair
Michael Theunissen
Translated by Barbara Harshav and Helmut Illbruck

"This is the first book to undertake a sustained, straightforward, analytically rigorous reconstruction of a central pillar of Kierkegaard's thought, his understanding of despair. It provides an extremely useful framework for future analytic work on Kierkegaard. What Theunissen seeks to do is precisely the kind of project Kierkegaard scholars ought to be undertaking. The book will be of great interest to philosophers, theologians, and intellectual historians who are interested in existentialism, Christian thought, and ethical theory more generally."--Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard College, Columbia University, author of Actualizing Freedom: Foundations of Hegel's Social Theory
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2005


Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought, Expanded Edition<br>Sheldon S. Wolin<br>With a new foreword by Wendy Brown

Politics and Vision:
Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought
Expanded Edition
Sheldon S. Wolin
With a new foreword by Wendy Brown

"[T]he original edition . . . provided the most impressive synoptic interpretation of politics by any recent Western thinker. Measured, assured, and resolutely independent, it was also wonderfully lacking in self-importance. . . . [T]hat first book remains just as illuminating and every bit as imposing; but it is now accompanied by a second and very different book. . . . Its message is chilling . . . that politics itself, in its generous Western understanding, is well on the way to being eliminated from the experience of human beings. Each of these books is a remarkable achievement."--John Dunn, Times Higher Education Supplement
Paperback | 2016
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Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest<br>Andrew Needham

Power Lines:
Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
Andrew Needham

"Power Lines is an important contribution to urban, environmental, and western history."--Adam Rome, Journal of American History
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education<br>Jonathan Zimmerman

Too Hot to Handle:
A Global History of Sex Education
Jonathan Zimmerman

"Using extensive research backed by an impressive notes section, Zimmerman (Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century, 2009, etc.) untangles the complex history of how and why sex education was first introduced as a specific subject to be taught in schools and its subsequent rise and fall as a teachable course over the past 100 years."--Kirkus
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great<br>Robert Garland

Wandering Greeks:
The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great
Robert Garland

"Garland has found a unique niche in classical scholarship: writing lucid, well-researched, accessible books on important but little-studied aspects of Greek cultural and social life. . . . His accounts of the risks colonists faced, the brutal reality behind the sources' common but terse references to population relocations, and the insecurity of the lives of exiles stand out."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War<br>Udi Greenberg

The Weimar Century:
German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War
Udi Greenberg

"The Weimar Century is a stimulating, original, and timely meditation on politics and ideas."--Michael Kimmage, New Republic
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Books released during the week of August 8, 2016


An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain<br>Emily C. Nacol

An Age of Risk:
Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain
Emily C. Nacol

"How have political theorists dealt with risks? How have political theorists conceived of politics and argued about it? Staging an illuminating conversation between our own concerns about risk and uncertainty and the canonical texts of early modern English political theory, An Age of Risk answers these questions with grace, elegance, and lucidity. I read this impressive book with admiration and pleasure."--Don Herzog, University of Michigan
Hardcover | 2016
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Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra, Revised and Expanded Edition<br>Nigel Redman, Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

Birds of the Horn of Africa:
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra
Revised and Expanded Edition
Nigel Redman, Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

Praise for the first edition: "Birds of the Horn of Africa is another excellent publication in the Princeton Field Guides series."--Frederic Brock, Wildlife Activist
Paperback | 2016


The Curse of Cash<br>Kenneth S. Rogoff

The Curse of Cash
Kenneth S. Rogoff

"[A] fascinating economic manifesto. . . . [The Curse of Cash] is an absorbing exploration of the uses, and misuses, of currency, and its intractability in controlling modern economies."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2016
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Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change<br>Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

Dictators and Democrats:
Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

"In a crowded landscape Dictators and Democrats stands out. It sets a high standard for multimethod research with its deep involvement in the cases and statistical analyses of regime change. Notably, the book systematically examines the causal mechanisms at the heart of class theories."--Gary Goertz, University of Notre Dame
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860<br>Gergely Baics
Feeding Gotham:
The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860
Gergely Baics

"Feeding Gotham documents what happened when New York’s public food markets were deliberately deregulated in 1843. As Baics’s GIS maps clearly show, social inequality in food consumption, food access, and food safety took off in this crowded city of immigrants. While the landlord class profited and their cuisine diversified, the poor suffered insanitary tenements and an unhealthy food supply. This is history with distinct contemporary resonance: public-policy choices around the food industry profoundly matter."--Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge
Hardcover | 2016
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Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine<br>Andrew Scull
Madness in Civilization:
A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Andrew Scull

"Sociologist and historian Andrew Scull is too rigorous a scholar to indulge in polemics. Instead, Mr. Scull has set himself the task of providing his readers with a clear, engaged and global overview of madness from the ancient world to the present . . . [his] tone is elegant; his scholarship, immaculate. The story he tells is riveting."--Joanna Bourke, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century<br>Konrad H. Jarausch<br>With a new preface by the author
Out of Ashes:
A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century
Konrad H. Jarausch
With a new preface by the author

"A sweeping survey."--New York Times
Paperback | 2016
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Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy<br>Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
Sailing the Water’s Edge:
The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy
Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

"Foreign policy is notoriously resistant to theorizing. In Sailing the Water’s Edge, Milner and Tingley make a significant advancement by generating and testing arguments about domestic constraints that explain why presidents choose to deploy various policy instruments. Rich in careful reasoning and data, this book will be the focus of the field for years to come."--Robert Jervis, author of American Foreign Policy in a New Era
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes<br>Marilyn J. Roossinck<br>With a foreword by Carl Zimmer
Virus:
An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes
Marilyn J. Roossinck
With a foreword by Carl Zimmer

"Viruses rule our world. They both threaten to kill us and help to regulate the food webs of oceans. They embed themselves in our DNA and stalk the bacteria in our guts. They are ever-present, understudied, and, as this book makes more clear than any other has, beautiful. Roossinck provides a window into the diminutive architecture of our viruses, their grandeur, horror, details, and stories. Her book is a reminder that the world is always more interesting than it seems."--Rob Dunn, author of The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of August 1, 2016


Against Democracy<br>Jason Brennan
Against Democracy
Jason Brennan

"A brash, well-argued diatribe against the democratic system. There is much to mull over in this brazen stab at the American electoral process. . . . Sure to cause howls of disagreement, but in the current toxic partisan climate, Brennan’s polemic is as worth weighing as any other."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street<br>Paula Rabinowitz
American Pulp:
How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
Paula Rabinowitz

"[L]ively. . . . Rabinowitz is on to something."--Louis Menand, New Yorker
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence<br>Nathan Emery<br>With a foreword by Frans de Waal
Bird Brain:
An Exploration of Avian Intelligence
Nathan Emery
With a foreword by Frans de Waal

"Bird Brain is a winner. It is engaging and very well written, and the illustrations are excellent—dramatic, informative, and fun."--Frank Gill, author of Ornithology
Hardcover | 2016
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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland<br>Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop & David Tipling
Britain’s Birds:
An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland
Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop & David Tipling

"Bird Brain is a winner. It is engaging and very well written, and the illustrations are excellent—dramatic, informative, and fun."--Frank Gill, author of Ornithology
Paperback | 2016
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The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy<br>Daniel A. Bell<br>With a new preface by the author
The China Model:
Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
Daniel A. Bell
With a new preface by the author

"[I]t is part of the job of academics to ask fundamental questions that challenge conventional thinking. Bell performs this role admirably in lucid, jargon-free prose that leads the reader back to some of the most fundamental questions in political philosophy - refracted through the experience of contemporary China . . . I found the questions that Bell raised consistently stimulating."--Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Paperback | 2016
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Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past<br>John M. Owen IV
Confronting Political Islam:
Six Lessons from the West's Past
John M. Owen IV

"Owen is generous, rational and balanced. . . . [H]e is astute enough to understand the vast real-world differences that block the resolution of conflict."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy<br>Jeffry A. Frieden
Currency Politics:
The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy
Jeffry A. Frieden

"The book is readable for both economists and political scientists. I recommend Currency Politics to both sets of scholars. Economists will learn about the political aspects of exchange-regime choice and political scientists about the economic aspects."--Lawrence H. Officer, EH.Net
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas<br>Charles Coulston Gillispie<br>With a new introduction by Theodore M. Porter
The Edge of Objectivity:
An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas
Charles Coulston Gillispie
With a new introduction by Theodore M. Porter

"A provocative and readable interpretation of major advances in certain departments of scientific thought from Galileo to James Clerk Maxwell. . . . [S]harp, enlightening and entertaining."--Scientific American
Paperback | 2016
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The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State<br>Patricia Fernández-Kelly<br>With a new preface by the author
The Hero's Fight:
African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State
Patricia Fernández-Kelly
With a new preface by the author

"[T]his thought-provoking book--and the comprehensive research behind it--could, if heeded, help alleviate some of society's most intractable problems."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2016
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The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It<br>Jason Weeden & Robert Kurzban
The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It
Jason Weeden & Robert Kurzban

"[T]hought provoking."--John R. Hibbing, Science
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II<br>Roger L. Geiger
The History of American Higher Education:
Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II
Roger L. Geiger

"An encyclopedic history of American colleges and universities. . . . A well-researched, detailed tome."--Kirkus Reviews
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality<br>Richard G. Bribiescas
How Men Age:
What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality
Richard G. Bribiescas

"This gracefully written, authoritative book is worth ten stay-young-forever self-help fairy tales. If you want to grasp the biological and psychological realities of male aging, this is the book for you. It will help you age better, stronger, healthier, and smarter, without losing your sense of humor."--Melvin Konner, author of Women after All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy
Hardcover | 2016
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Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power<br>Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler
Investigating the President:
Congressional Checks on Presidential Power
Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler

"Brightly illuminating how Congress’s formidable powers of publicity constrain the president’s choices, Kriner and Schickler map out the pathways by which congressional investigations affect presidents’ public standing and policy leadership. Readers will be impressed by this book’s causal analyses and its many clear, concise case examples."--Frances E. Lee, University of Maryland
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery<br>Marshall Jevons
The Mystery of the Invisible Hand:
A Henry Spearman Mystery
Marshall Jevons

"The twists and turns of the plat make for great fun as well as for an enjoyable way to learn economics. . . . The Mystery of the Invisible Hand reveals clearly that, while economics can only sometimes help to piece together clues to an unsolved murder, it is utterly indispensable for making sense of the world."--Donald Boudreaux, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Optimal Transport Methods in Economics<br>Alfred Galichon
Optimal Transport Methods in Economics
Alfred Galichon

"This book is a valuable contribution to a rapidly expanding literature, written by a leader in the field."--James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics
Hardcover | 2016
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Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society<br>Edited by Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor
Our Compelling Interests:
The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society
Edited by Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor

"Lewis and Cantor have assembled a remarkable slate of top-tier talents to offer insights on a topic of utmost significance—the fact and value of diversity in a twenty-first-century world. Making it clear that a demographic revolution is upon us, this illuminating and riveting book offers new ways of seeing and thriving in a world hurtling toward the future."--Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University
Hardcover | 2016
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Philosophy of Biology<br>Peter Godfrey-Smith
Philosophy of Biology
Peter Godfrey-Smith

"Tracing the history of the great debates and ideas that punctuated this specialty, Peter Godfrey-Smith offers a clear and accessible introduction, which extends to the review of its current key issues. This book will interest course philosophers and biologists, but also sociologists and psychologists, as the issues come from classic biology and philosophy."--Romaric Jannel, Liens Socio
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Political Economy for Public Policy<br>Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Political Economy for Public Policy
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

"This book brings some much-needed clarity and rigor to the analysis of public policy: What are the aims of policy, what are the inescapable dilemmas and trade-offs, and what are the pitfalls in government action? Above all, its essential message is that effective policy analysis is impossible without taking account of the political realities and the difficulties of implementation."--Diane Coyle, author of GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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The Theory of Ecological Communities (MPB-57)<br>Mark Vellend
The Theory of Ecological Communities (MPB-57)
Mark Vellend

"This is a much-needed synthesis on the key processes shaping ecological communities. Vellend puts his theoretical framework in historical context, presents testable hypotheses derived from the theory, and evaluates them in an extensive review of the empirical literature. Vellend’s framework and synthesis will help community ecologists make significant progress in our understanding of how nature works."--Diego P. Vázquez, Argentine Institute for Dryland Research and National University of Cuyo
Hardcover | 2016
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Tolerance among the Virtues<br>John R. Bowlin
Tolerance among the Virtues
John R. Bowlin

"The most original and instructive account we have of a single virtue, Tolerance among the Virtues illumines the need for patient endurance of some differences that divide and trouble us. A compelling diagnosis of the culture wars and a major contribution to political philosophy, ethics, and theology."--Jeffrey Stout, author of Democracy and Tradition
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of July 25, 2016


Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture<br>R. Ford Denison
Darwinian Agriculture:
How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture
R. Ford Denison

"Darwinian Agriculture offers an engaging and bold explanation of why agricultural research must take better advantage of insights from evolutionary biology."--Allison A. Snow, Science
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2012
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The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter<br>Melissa Lane
The Birth of Politics:
Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter
Melissa Lane

"The political ideas of the ancients still endure--and still propel us into debate and even more vigorous conflict. . . . [T]he author successfully illuminates the political ideas that still perplex and divide us."--Kirkus Reviews
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Irrational Exuberance, Revised and Expanded Third Edition<br>
Robert J. Shiller
Irrational Exuberance
Revised and Expanded Third Edition
Robert J. Shiller

"Robert J. Shiller . . . has done more than any other economist of his generation to document the less rational aspects of financial markets."--Paul Krugman, New York Times
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception<br>George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller
Phishing for Phools:
The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

"[Akerlof and Shiller] want to go far beyond behavioral economics, at least in its current form. They offer a much more general, and quite damning, account of why free markets and competition cause serious problems. . . . They are intellectual renegades. . . . Akerlof and Shiller make a convincing argument that phishing occurs because of the operation of the invisible hand, not in spite of it. . . . [This] extraordinary book tells us something true, and profoundly important, about the operation of the invisible hand."--Cass Sunstein, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia<br>Victor D. Cha
Powerplay:
The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia
Victor D. Cha

"For any who are interested in thinking about American grand strategy in Asia from a historical or contemporary perspective, Cha’s book is worth picking up. We cannot understand the future of U.S.-China relations in Asia without thinking deeply about its past."--Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hardcover | 2016
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Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint<br>Mary Jacobus
Reading Cy Twombly:
Poetry in Paint
Mary Jacobus

"Mary Jacobus . . . carries us on a marvellous voyage through the artist’s mind and beyond."--Marina Warner, Observer
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


Resolve in International Politics<br>Joshua D. Kertzer
Resolve in International Politics
Joshua D. Kertzer

"Resolve is central to much international relations theorizing, but all too often is underanalyzed. Not in this book. Kertzer develops and tests the foundations of resolve by combining the characteristics of the actor and the situation. Using experiments and historical data, Resolve in International Politics moves us a big step forward."--Robert Jervis, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2016
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State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549–1640<br>Noah Dauber
State and Commonwealth:
The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549–1640
Noah Dauber

"State and Commonwealth offers a stimulating and highly original rereading of English political thought from the reign of Edward VI to the onset of the Civil Wars. This quietly brilliant book takes readers to familiar texts by unfamiliar ways, linking social and intellectual history with great effect. Dauber treads an illuminating path entirely his own."--Annabel S. Brett, author of Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


Trophies of Victory: Public Building in Periklean Athens<br>T. Leslie Shear, Jr.
Trophies of Victory:
Public Building in Periklean Athens
T. Leslie Shear, Jr.

The Greek military victories at Marathon, Salamis, and Plataia during the Persian Wars profoundly shaped fifth-century politics and culture. By long tradition, the victors commemorated their deliverance by dedicating thank-offerings in the sanctuaries of their gods, and the Athenians erected no fewer than ten new temples and other buildings. In Trophies of Victory, T. Leslie Shear, Jr., who directed archaeological excavations at the Athenian Agora for more than twenty-five years, provides the first comprehensive account of the Periklean buildings as a group.
Paperback | 2016

Books released during the week of July 18, 2016


Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made<br>Edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg & Idith Zertal
Makers of Jewish Modernity:
Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made
Edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel,
Michael P. Steinberg & Idith Zertal

"A worthwhile collection for scholars and readers interested in Jewish affairs."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016


Giacomo Puccini and His World<br>Edited by Arman Schwartz & Emanuele Senici
Giacomo Puccini and His World
Edited by Arman Schwartz & Emanuele Senici

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world’s most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his works.
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


The Management of Hate: Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany<br>Nitzan Shoshan
The Management of Hate:
Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany
Nitzan Shoshan

"A brave and haunting ethnography of right-wing extremists in Germany that exposes the struggle between licit and illicit modes of nationalism in the soul of liberal democracy. This is a must-read book at a time when Europe is fighting its nationalist demons once again."--Dominic Boyer, Rice University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods<br>Marc W. Cadotte & T. Jonathan Davies
Phylogenies in Ecology:
A Guide to Concepts and Methods
Marc W. Cadotte & T. Jonathan Davies

"A history lesson, textbook, and lab manual all in one, this terrific book explores the concepts and methods at the intersection of ecology and phylogenetics, from community ecology to conservation. Perfect for experienced researchers and students new to the field."--David Ackerly, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


The Phytochemical Landscape: Linking Trophic Interactions and Nutrient Dynamics<br>Mark D. Hunter
The Phytochemical Landscape:
Linking Trophic Interactions and Nutrient Dynamics
Mark D. Hunter

"Plant life on Earth is characterized by an enormous variation in its chemistry. In this unique synthesis, Mark Hunter makes a compelling case that explicit recognition of this variation is central to understanding ecological processes, whether at the population, community, or ecosystem levels. It is a must-read for all ecologists interested in interactions and feedbacks, and is destined to become a classic in the general ecological literature."--David Wardle, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms (Third Edition)<br>Edited by Roland Greene & Stephen Cushman
The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms
Third Edition
Edited by Roland Greene & Stephen Cushman

"Helpful spin-off(s) from an acclaimed 'mother volume.'"--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


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