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Books released during the week of September 1, 2015

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed<br>Eric H. Cline<br>With a new afterword by the author 1177 B.C.:
The Year Civilization Collapsed
Eric H. Cline
With a new afterword by the author

"The memorable thing about Cline's book is the strangely recognizable picture he paints of this very faraway time. . . . It was as globalized and cosmopolitan a time as any on record, albeit within a much smaller cosmos. The degree of interpenetration and of cultural sharing is astonishing."--Adam Gopnik, New Yorker
Paperback | 2015 | $16.95 / £11.95
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Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis<br>Mathias Dewatripont, Jean-Charles Rochet, & Jean Tirole<br>Translated by Keith Tribe Balancing the Banks:
Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis
Mathias Dewatripont, Jean-Charles Rochet, & Jean Tirole
Translated by Keith Tribe

"This compact but powerful book by three internationally recognized European economists is well worth reading. The authors offer a thoughtful review of the current global financial crisis and a number of considered recommendations for ameliorating the next and inevitable one."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2010 | $36.95 / £25.95
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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government<br>Thomas N. Bisson The Crisis of the Twelfth Century:
Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
Thomas N. Bisson

"Was the 'old public order' of Charlemagne and his successors so public and so ordered? Was the subsequent regime so close to anarchy? Bisson adds to this traditional account by thinking deeply about the benefits and disadvantages of government. He is very aware of the inhumanity of the past he studies. . . . Confronting this world of hunter and hunted, Bisson is inspired by attractively humane impulses. And he looks for public, accountable, official remedies for suffering and oppression."--Robert Barlett, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $28.95 / £19.95
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Descent in Buildings (AM-190)<br>Bernhard Mühlherr, Holger P. Petersson, & Richard M. Weiss Descent in Buildings (AM-190)
Bernhard Mühlherr, Holger P. Petersson, & Richard M. Weiss

"Descent in Buildings begins with the resolution of a major open question about the local structure of Bruhat-Tits buildings. The authors then put their algebraic solution into a geometric context by developing a general fixed point theory for groups acting on buildings of arbitrary type, giving necessary and sufficient conditions for the residues fixed by a group to form a kind of subbuilding or “form” of the original building.
Paperback | 2015 | $75.00 / £52.00
Hardcover | 2015 | $165.00 / £115.00
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e: The Story of a Number<br>Eli Maor e: The Story of a Number
Eli Maor

"This is a gently paced, elegantly composed book, and it will bring its readers much pleasure.... Maor has written an excellent book that should be in every public and school library."--Ian Stewart, New Scientist
Paperback | 2015 | $16.95 / £11.95
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Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity<br>Andrew Robinson<br>With a new afterword by Diana Kormos Buchwald Einstein:
A Hundred Years of Relativity
Andrew Robinson
With a new afterword by Diana Kormos Buchwald

"A peerless introduction to the man, his life, and his scientific theories. . . . [T]his is by far the best book about Einstein that I have ever come across."--Patrick Moore, BBC Sky at Night magazine
Paperback with French folds | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History<br>Revised and Expanded Edition<br>
Diane Coyle GDP:
A Brief but Affectionate History
Revised and Expanded Edition
Diane Coyle

"GDP is, as Diane Coyle points out in her entertaining and informative GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, a bodge, an ongoing argument."--John Lanchester, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $13.95 / £9.95
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Liberalism: The Life of an Idea<br>Edmund Fawcett<br>With a new preface by the author Liberalism:
The Life of an Idea
Edmund Fawcett
With a new preface by the author

"[A] richly informative historical tour of liberal leaders and concepts. . . . [Fawcett] takes a commendably liberal approach."--Alan Wolfe, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Mozart's Grace<br>Scott Burnham Mozart's Grace
Scott Burnham

"Here is analysis and commentary written with considerable enthusiasm and affection. . . . Mozart's Grace is written with great fervour and yes, grace, together with a deep love of Mozart's music."--Classical Music Magazine
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $32.95 / £22.95
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The Nature of Space and Time<br>Stephen Hawking & Roger Penrose<br>With a new afterword by the authors The Nature of Space and Time
Stephen Hawking & Roger Penrose
With a new afterword by the authors

"This elegant little volume provides a clear account of two approaches to some of the greatest unsolved problems of gravitation and cosmology."--John Barrow, New Scientist
Paperback | 2015 | $14.95 / £10.95
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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

"In an entertaining and lively account, Akerlof and Shiller show that while the pursuit of profits may lead to products that enrich our lives, it may also lead to manipulation and deception. Much of recent innovation has led to products that make cheating the public easier. The implications are complex and profound."--Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Hardcover | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre<br>Jonathan Israel Revolutionary Ideas:
An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
Jonathan Israel

"[A]dvances an erudite and persuasive argument. . . . Israel's categorization of the various revolutionary factions offers fascinating new insights, and his knack for uncovering interesting but neglected individuals and texts is second to none . . . rich and thought provoking book. It is remarkable and significant."--Rachel Hammersley, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
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A Student’s Guide to Python for Physical Modeling<br>Jesse M. Kinder & Philip Nelson A Student’s Guide to Python for Physical Modeling
Jesse M. Kinder & Philip Nelson

Python is a computer programming language that is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the sciences. A Student’s Guide to Python for Physical Modeling aims to help you, the student, teach yourself enough of the Python programming language to get started with physical modeling. You will learn how to install an open-source Python programming environment and use it to accomplish many common scientific computing tasks: importing, exporting, and visualizing data; numerical analysis; and simulation. No prior programming experience is assumed.
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Books released during the week of August 24, 2015

Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville<br>Daniel B. Cornfield Beyond the Beat:
Musicians Building Community in Nashville
Daniel B. Cornfield

"An emerging generation of musicians and artists in Nashville, Tennessee is drawing on a dynamic peer community that encourages activism, collaboration, and cross-promotion. Cornfield’s illuminating and insightful Beyond the Beat skillfully chronicles the cohesive culture of this highly engaged and often inspiring community, and offers an encouraging take on creativity in the wake of digital disruption."--Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke<br>Richard Bourke Empire and Revolution:
The Political Life of Edmund Burke
Richard Bourke

"Empire and Revolution is a remarkable achievement. Richard Bourke combines an astonishing mastery of detail with unfailingly good judgment and clarity of argument. He does justice to every facet of Burke’s extraordinarily rich intellectual and political life, and to the global reach of Burke’s attention and efforts. This is a work to savor."--Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago
Hardcover | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics<br>Sheila Fitzpatrick On Stalin’s Team:
The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
Sheila Fitzpatrick

"On Stalin’s Team is an utterly absorbing and sometimes blood-curdling account of the domestic and office life of the most bourgeois of proletarian dictators. Sheila Fitzpatrick’s group biography of Stalin’s inner circle of meritocratic bureaucrats and squalid mobsters is unputdownable."--Bernard Wasserstein, author of Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics<br>Edited by Nicholas J. Higham The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics
Edited by Nicholas J. Higham
Mark R. Dennis, Paul Glendinning, Paul A. Martin, Fadil Santosa & Jared Tanner, associate editors

"Monumental and comprehensive, The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics does a breathtaking job of conveying the richness, depth, and vitality of today’s applied mathematics. Better still, it does so in a remarkably clear and friendly voice. An instant classic."--Steven Strogatz, Cornell University and author of The Joy of x
Hardcover | 2015 | $99.50 / £69.95
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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
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Thrive: How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money<br>Richard Layard & David M. Clark<br>With a foreword by Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow Thrive:
How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
Richard Layard & David M. Clark
With a foreword by Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

"Extremely easy and pleasurable to read. It’s the most comprehensive, humane and generous study of mental illness that I’ve come across." --Melvyn Bragg, author of The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century<br>Jürgen Osterhammel<br>Translated by Patrick Camiller The Transformation of the World:
A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
Jürgen Osterhammel
Translated by Patrick Camiller

"Osterhammel has written one of the most important, consequential works of history to appear in the post-cold war era. It, has, rightly, been called an instant classic. . . . [T]his classic book should be indispensable reading for historians and for politically curious world citizens everywhere. It could make us better, more capacious citizens, more aware of the world we live in."--Fritz Stern, The New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
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The Extreme Life of the Sea<br>Stephen R. Palumbi & Anthony R. Palumbi The Extreme Life of the Sea
Stephen R. Palumbi & Anthony R. Palumbi

"This gem of a book by marine biologist Stephen Palumbi and his son, science writer Anthony Palumbi, finds enough weirdness in the ocean to feed creativity for generations to come. . . . The Palumbis' writing is a wonderful mix of meticulous science and creative panache. . . . A joy whether read at one sitting, or dipped in and out of to prolong the pleasure."--Callum Roberts, Nature
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
Hardcover | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing, Fifth Edition<br>Richard L. Gregory<br>With a foreword by Michael Wood Eye and Brain:
The Psychology of Seeing
Fifth Edition
Richard L. Gregory
With a foreword by Michael Wood

"[A] hugely influential book. . . . It stands as the essential guide to Gregory's framework for perception, but also to a whole range of visual demonstrations, illusions, and puzzles that will have you captivated long after you have finished."--Iain D. Gilchrist, Perception
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities<br>James Turner Philology:
The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
James Turner

"[A] book written with passion and verve by an author who cares deeply about his subject."--Peter N. Miller, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Racism: A Short History<br>George M. Fredrickson<br>
With a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo Racism:
A Short History
George M. Fredrickson
With a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo

"In Racism: A Short History, written in . . . [Fredrickson's] characteristically crisp, clear prose, he draws both on a wide range of recent work by others and on nearly half a century of his own writings on immigration, race and nationalism, in the United States and elsewhere, to provide us with a masterly--though not uncontroversial--synthesis. . . . The book is worth reading just for its pathbreaking attempt to tell the stories of anti-Semitism and white supremacy together, while insisting both on their inter-connections and their differences."--Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century<br>Francisco Bethencourt Racisms:
From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century
Francisco Bethencourt

"[A]nalytically sophisticated. . . . Bethencourt tacks deftly between cultural and social history. His binocular vision marks Racisms out from most previous studies."--David Armitage, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.50 / £27.95
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T. rex and the Crater of Doom<br>Walter Alvarez<br>With a new Foreword by Carl Zimmer T. rex and the Crater of Doom
Walter Alvarez
With a new Foreword by Carl Zimmer

"[D]eft and readable . . . T. rex and the Crater of Doom gets the facts across in a lighthearted, almost playful manner. But it's also solid science, a clear and efficient exposition that conveys plenty of cogent detail while keeping an eye on the subtle interplay of thought, action, and personality that makes scientific research such arresting human behavior. . . . [An] estimable account from the world's leading authority on death from above."--Timothy Ferris, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $18.95 / £12.95
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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World<br>Gillen D’Arcy Wood Tambora:
The Eruption That Changed the World
Gillen D’Arcy Wood

"This engaging interdisciplinary study links Tambora's disruption of global weather patterns not only to Arctic melting, famine, and cholera but to the landscape paintings of William Turner, the debts that plagued Thomas Jefferson near the end of his life, the elegiac verse of the Chinese poet Li Yuyang, and Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein,' written in 1816, the 'Year without a Summer.' The lessons of Tambora's 'Frankenstein weather'--as Wood is quick to point out--may carry special weight in today's era of climate upheaval."--The New Yorker
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation<br>Robert Bartlett Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?
Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation
Robert Bartlett

"[A]n indispensible point of departure for anyone interested in the cult of the saints in the Middle Ages. The book is based on an awe-inspiring familiarity with the hagiographical sources of both Eastern and Western churches, and is packed with intelligent, measured, and well-informed discussions of everything from the hierarchy of precedence of feasts in the old Roman calendar to the managerial problems of running a shrine. Students, scholars, and the general reader will all find it invaluable."--Eamon Duffy, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of August 17, 2015

The Art of Social Theory<br>Richard Swedberg The Art of Social Theory
Richard Swedberg

"[C]oncise and readable. . . . Writing in accessible language and using the canon of social theorists to illustrate points, Swedberg meets a need for practitioners and students alike."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £20.95
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Franz Kafka: The Office Writings<br>Franz Kafka Edited by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg & Benno Wagner<br>Translations by Eric Patton with Ruth Hein Franz Kafka:
The Office Writings
Franz Kafka Edited by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg & Benno Wagner
Translations by Eric Patton with Ruth Hein

"The Office Writings, however, convincingly suggests that his job was also integral to his writing, and that his literary production was not an escape from the alienation of daily life to that 'dreamlike inner life' but a striving to reconcile the two."--Alexander Provan, The Nation
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $64.00 / £43.95

Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England<br>Andrew Sabl Hume's Politics:
Coordination and Crisis in the History of England
Andrew Sabl

"Andrew Sabl has written an exceptionally fine overview of David Hume's History of England. . . . The History into which Hume poured such brilliance remains an undiscovered continent. . . . But with Sabl's full-length study, we can say that it has finally been mapped."--David Walsh, Perspectives on Politics
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $49.95 / £34.95
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Positive Definite Matrices<br>Rajendra Bhatia Positive Definite Matrices
Rajendra Bhatia

"Written by an expert in the area, the book presents in an accessible manner a lot of important results from the realm of positive matrices and of their applications. . . . The book can be used for graduate courses in linear algebra, or as supplementary material for courses in operator theory, and as a reference book by engineers and researchers working in the applied field of quantum information."--S. Cobzas, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Mathematica
Paperback | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2007 | $80.00 / £55.00
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Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine<br>Jonathan B. Imber Trusting Doctors:
The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine
Jonathan B. Imber

"Imber offers a well-researched, insightful work on the role of trust in American medicine, and how social changes altered both doctors' and patients' understanding of the role of the physician from the late 19th century to the present. Imber's relentless focus on the issue of trust differentiates his work from other histories of medicine and doctoring in America. . . Overall, this is an important book on medicine, doctor-patient relationships, and the historical progress of medical ethics."--A.W. Klink, Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $41.95 / £28.95
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War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority<br>Mariah Zeisberg War Powers:
The Politics of Constitutional Authority
Mariah Zeisberg

"Zeisberg has written a sophisticated, painstakingly researched analysis focusing on the age-old question of the proper allocation of war powers between Congress and the president."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £20.95
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Books released during the week of August 10, 2015

American Zoo: A Sociological Safari<br>David Grazian American Zoo:
A Sociological Safari
David Grazian

"With a keen sociological eye (and, as relevant, sense of smell), David Grazian reveals the habits, aspirations, and curious social organization of the human species. In this book, Grazian closely examines what captures us as well as what we capture, feed, display, love, and kill—in zoos and beyond."--Harvey Molotch, author of Against Security
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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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

"The defense and violation of religious freedom are intensely politicized but poorly understood. Hurd provides an important intellectual and practical service with this thoughtful and well-researched examination of the issues."--Craig Calhoun, director and president of the London School of Economics
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
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Birds of South America: Passerines<br>Ber van Perlo Birds of South America:
Passerines
Ber van Perlo

"The ideal guide to take on your travels."--British Ornithologists’ Union
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95

Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation<br>Loubna El Amine Classical Confucian Political Thought:
A New Interpretation
Loubna El Amine

"Combining deep scholarship, theoretical imagination, and lucid prose, El Amine gives us a more complex and yet more accessible Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi than they are ordinarily taken to be. This book brings their distinctive and subtle voices to the fore and is political philosophy at its best."--Stephen G. Salkever, Bryn Mawr College
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Currency Power: Understanding Monetary Rivalry<br>Benjamin J. Cohen Currency Power:
Understanding Monetary Rivalry
Benjamin J. Cohen

"It is widely believed that we are moving away from a dollar-dominated global monetary system, just as we are moving away from a US-dominated global economy. But the consequences—for economics, finance, and geopolitics—remain unclear. No one is better qualified than Benjamin Cohen, the dean of international political economists, to make sense of these issues. In Currency Power, he succeeds in doing just that."--Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
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Design with Climate: Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism<br>
New and Expanded Edition<br>Victor Olgyay<br>With new essays by Donlyn Lyndon, Victor W. Olgyay, John Reynolds, & Ken Yeang Design with Climate:
Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism
New and Expanded Edition
Victor Olgyay
With new essays by Donlyn Lyndon, Victor W. Olgyay, John Reynolds, & Ken Yeang

"Design with Climate has had an extremely important impact on the practice of sustainable design, and is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was when originally published in 1963. In many ways the book was ahead of its time."--Peter Anderson, author of Prefab Prototypes: Site-specific Design for Offsite Construction
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
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In the Blood: Understanding America’s Farm Families<br>Robert Wuthnow In the Blood:
Understanding America’s Farm Families
Robert Wuthnow

"Wuthnow presents a lively portrait of the complexities and concerns of American agriculture, helping us better understand those who grow our food. In the Blood is an extremely ambitious book and a very good read. There is nothing else like it. No one else has so thoroughly presented farmers in their own words."--Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, author of Always Plenty to Do: Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860<br>Heather A. Haveman Magazines and the Making of America:
Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860
Heather A. Haveman

"In this exciting new study of antebellum American magazines, Heather Haveman combines a polished narrative with quantitative data to argue persuasively that periodicals have been underappreciated but vital to the nation's literary and political culture. This book is one of the most significant investigations into American magazines since Frank Luther Mott's multivolume history several decades ago."--Jonathan Daniel Wells, University of Michigan
Hardcover | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia<br>Nadav Samin Of Sand or Soil:
Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia
Nadav Samin

"Nadav Samin offers the most in-depth and serious work on the politics of history and identity in Saudi Arabia, perhaps the most opaque country in the Arab world. Samin’s framing of the issues is deeply learned and relies on personal and public archival documents as well as on fieldwork interviews with a wide range of Saudi individuals. The net effect is truly revelatory and sets a high bar for the study of the Middle East. This book is a must-read for all who are interested in the intertwining of history with ethnography, the dominant role the modern state plays in defining the politics of belonging and exclusion, and the various forms of cultural resistance to a government’s agenda."--Bernard Haykel, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History<br>Daniel Schlozman When Movements Anchor Parties:
Electoral Alignments in American History
Daniel Schlozman

"This rigorous and stimulating book reveals how the labor and Christian Right movements joined direct action with partisan maneuver—and transformed American politics. When Movements Anchor Parties peers through the rancorous politics of our time to provide a fresh interpretation of how the Democratic and Republican Parties have become so polarized over the past half century. Schlozman has written a thought-provoking study of American democracy."--Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Books released during the week of August 3, 2015

Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict<br>Ara Norenzayan Big Gods:
How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict
Ara Norenzayan

"Ranging across quantitative studies, historical cross-cultural examples, theological texts, and the practices of believers, Norenzayan convincingly argues that religions with Big Gods are successful because they generate a sense of being watched and regulated, require extravagant displays of commitment that weed out religious impostors, and encourage solidarity and trust."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £20.95
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Buddhist Goddesses of Indiat<br>Miranda Shaw Buddhist Goddesses of India
Miranda Shaw

"This first comprehensive survey of Buddhist female deities fills a gap in academic treatment of the goddess role in the evolution of Buddhism. . . . Each chapter is a complete work on a single goddess and may be read independently. Highly recommended."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95

Carlos Chávez and His World<br>Edited by Leonora Saavedra Carlos Chávez and His World
Edited by Leonora Saavedra

Carlos Chávez (1899–1978) is the central figure in Mexican music of the twentieth century and among the most eminent of all Latin American modernist composers. An enfant terrible in his own country, Chávez was an integral part of the emerging music scene in the United States in the 1920s. His highly individual style—diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal—addressed both modernity and Mexico’s indigenous past. Chávez was also a governmental arts administrator, founder of major Mexican cultural institutions, and conductor and founder of the Orquesta Sinfónica de México. Carlos Chávez and His World brings together an international roster of leading scholars to delve into not only Chávez’s music but also the history, art, and politics surrounding his life and work.
Paperback | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $75.00 / £52.00
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Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human<br>Tom Boellstorff<br>With a new preface by the author Coming of Age in Second Life:
An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
Tom Boellstorff
With a new preface by the author

"The gap between the virtual and the physical, and its effect on the ideas of personhood and relationships, is the most interesting aspect of Boellstorff's analysis. . . . Boellstorff's portrayal of a virtual culture at the advent of its acceptance into mainstream life gives it lasting importance, and his methods will be a touchstone for research in the emerging field of virtual anthropology."--David Robson, Nature
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan<br>Henry R. Nau<br>With a new preface by the author Conservative Internationalism:
Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan
Henry R. Nau
With a new preface by the author

"In the wake of Syria-related brinkmanship, it is easy to see, at the moment, how enduringly important it is to manage force in human affairs. . . . [Nau] identifies six traditions in American diplomatic history and connects each to at least one important president whose policies capture the tradition's outlook . . . the general reader can learn a good deal."--Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £20.95
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The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance<br>Eswar S. Prasad<br>With a new preface by the author The Dollar Trap:
How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
Eswar S. Prasad
With a new preface by the author

"Thoughtful."--Jeff Sommer, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy<br>Susan Neiman<br>With a new afterword by the author Evil in Modern Thought:
An Alternative History of Philosophy
Susan Neiman
With a new afterword by the author

"Evil has become the subject of one book after another, but [this] is one book unlike any other - by a philosopher unlike any other."--Bill Moyers, NOW
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe<br>Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

"Petrovsky-Shtern . . . succeeds in vividly evoking a Jewish world that survived not merely in spite of its neighbors but in complex collaboration with them. . . . [A] moving feat of cultural reclamation and even, in its way, an act of quiet heroism."--Jonathan Rosen, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Heidegger’s Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse<br>Richard Wolin<br>With a new preface by the author Heidegger’s Children:
Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse
Richard Wolin
With a new preface by the author

"Provocative and erudite. . . . [Wolin] provide[s] insightful portraits of the intellectual evolution of some of the last century's most ambitious political and social thinkers. His case against Heidegger's children . . . Sets a clear standard for those who wish to adopt an informed but cautious stance toward Heidegger's immense influence."--James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City<br>William B. Helmreich The New York Nobody Knows:
Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
William B. Helmreich

"The delight is definitely in the details in William B. Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. Professor Helmreich, a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invites readers on a romp through largely unexplored neighborhoods that is as entertaining as it is enlightening."--Sam Roberts, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom<br>Daphne J. Fairbairn Odd Couples:
Extraordinary Differences between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Daphne J. Fairbairn

"Balancing descriptive natural history with probing evolutionary biology, Fairbairn (Sex, Size & Gender Roles, coeditor), professor of biology at the University of California Riverside, examines eight striking cases of extreme size differences between males and females of the same species. . . . The conclusion she draws from this amazing diversity is as profound as it is simple: 'there is no "normal" or "typical" pattern of sexual differentiation across the animal kingdom.'"--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $27.95 / £19.95
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The Question of Psychological Types:<br>The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan, 1915–1916<br>C. G. Jung & Hans Schmid-Guisan<br>Edited by John Beebe & Ernst Falzeder<br>Translated by Ernst Falzeder The Question of Psychological Types:
The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan, 1915–1916
C. G. Jung & Hans Schmid-Guisan
Edited by John Beebe & Ernst Falzeder
Translated by Ernst Falzeder

"The English text is a pleasure to read, with plenty of clarifying notes. Readers will enjoy the informality of the exchange, its intellectual depth, and the humanity of Jung and Schmid-Guisan. This important addition to the history of modern psychology will engage and inform interested nonspecialists."--E. James Lieberman, Library Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $32.95 / £22.95
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Redeeming <i>The Prince</i>: The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece<br>Maurizio Viroli Redeeming The Prince:
The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece
Maurizio Viroli

"Maurizio Viroli wants us to grasp that The Prince was not the cynically devious tract it seems, but rather a patriotic appeal for a redeemer politician to arise and save Italy from foreign invaders and its own shortsighted rulers."--Michael Ignatieff, The Atlantic
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $26.95 / £18.95
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The Silicon Jungle: A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue<br>Shumeet Baluja The Silicon Jungle:
A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue
Shumeet Baluja

"Baluja's clever, cynical debut explores the frightening possibilities of data mining. . . . A nod to Upton Sinclair's muckraking The Jungle, which scared its readers into regulating the meat-packing industry, this lively if depressing novel suggests that computer snooping is too seductive to control, despite the consequences."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $27.95 / £19.95
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The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility<br>Gregory Clark<br>With Neil Cummins, Yu Hao and Daniel Diaz Vidal The Son Also Rises:
Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
Gregory Clark
With Neil Cummins, Yu Hao and Daniel Diaz Vidal

"The Son Also Rises . . . suggests that dramatic social mobility has always been the exception rather than the rule. Clark examines a host of societies over the past seven hundred years and finds that the makeup of a given country's economic élite has remained surprisingly stable."--James Surowiecki, New Yorker
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century<br>Gregory Clark<br>James Steinberg & Michael E. O’Hanlon<br>With a new preface by the authors Strategic Reassurance and Resolve:
U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century
James Steinberg & Michael E. O’Hanlon
With a new preface by the authors

"Strategic Reassurance and Resolve furnishes an important and wide-ranging toolkit to keep the conversation between the U.S. and China going."--Ali Wyne, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better<br>Peter H. Schuck Why Government Fails So Often:
And How It Can Do Better
Peter H. Schuck

"[A] sweeping history of policy disappointments."--David Leonhardt, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of July 27, 2015

Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War<br>Michael D. Gordin<br>With a new preface by the author Five Days in August:
How World War II Became a Nuclear War
Michael D. Gordin
With a new preface by the author

"Michael D. Gordin's worthy study concludes that the bomb's uniqueness has inappropriately encouraged Japan's reluctance to recognize and evaluate its war responsibility, and points toward the importance of examining nuclear weapons outside the familiar context of a nuclear standoff."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
eBook available

Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks: Volume 8: Journals NB21–NB25<br>Søren Kierkegaard<br>Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, and Vanessa Rumble, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks: Volume 8:
Journals NB21–NB25
Søren Kierkegaard
Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, and Vanessa Rumble, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen

"For all of his lyricism, many of Kierkegaard’s works project themselves as an impenetrable fortress of abstractions. These magnificently translated journals are a tunnel beneath the moat of that fortress. They capture the unpackaged and unbuttoned Kierkegaard and thus provide a stimulus to anyone intent on understanding a religious author who could well be reckoned a Luther of Lutheranism."--Gordon Marino, Christian Century
Hardcover | 2015 | $150.00 / £103.00
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Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness<br>Candida R. Moss & Joel S. Baden Reconceiving Infertility:
Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Candida R. Moss & Joel S. Baden

"Reconceiving Infertility shows why Candida Moss and Joel Baden are among the most respected and insightful interpreters of the Bible today. They rightly emphasize the diversity of biblical views of family values and offer an excellent reminder that the biblical texts do not privilege any one view of the ideal woman, childless or not."—Hector Avalos, Iowa State University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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