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Latest titles for the week of July 15, 2019


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Bit by Bit
Social Research in the Digital Age
Matthew J. Salganik

"An enticing and important field guide to the new frontier of digital social research."—Beth Simone Noveck, Forbes

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Chaos and Dynamical Systems
David P. Feldman

"This book is a readable tour and deep dive into chaotic dynamics and related concepts from the field of dynamical systems theory. Appropriate for use in a sequence at the undergraduate level, this book will also appeal to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the biological and social sciences and engineering."—James P. Crutchfield, University of California, Davis

Paperback | 2019
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Dissident Rabbi
The Life of Jacob Sasportas
Yaacob Dweck

"Dweck has reclaimed the figure and the person of Sasportas while also viewing his subject as a creation of his opponents during his lifetime and, more crucially, of a raft of influential Jewish thinkers in the centuries that followed. This book is a triumph."—Elisheva Carlebach, author of Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe

Hardcover | 2019
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Globalizing Capital
A History of the International Monetary System - Third Edition
Barry Eichengreen

"Eichengreen's purpose is to provide a brief history of the international monetary system. In this, he succeeds magnificently. Globalizing Capital will become a classic."—Douglas Irwin, author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy

Paperback | 2019
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Martyrs and Tricksters
An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution
Walter Armbrust

"Eichengreen's purpose is to provide a brief history of the international monetary system. In this, he succeeds magnificently. Globalizing Capital will become a classic."—Douglas Irwin, author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy

Hardcover | 2017
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One Nation Undecided
Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us
Peter H. Schuck

"[Peter Schuck’s] richly detailed, tough-minded book will inform and challenge readers, whether they are on the political left, right, or center. . . . Schuck has given us a model for an informed citizenry. And, alas, a palpable demonstration that hard thinking isn’t easy."—Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington Post

Hardcover | 2017
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Prime Suspects
The Anatomy of Integers and Permutations
Andrew Granville
Jennifer Granville
Robert J. Lewis

“One of the most creative ways to present advanced mathematical ideas that I have seen.”—Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles

Paperback | 2019
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The Corruption Cure
How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft
Robert I. Rotberg

"An exhaustive description of the current state of corruption. . . . The strength of [Rotberg’s] book is its focus on change."—Paul Collier, Times Literary Supplement

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Visions of Empire
How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World
Krishan Kumar

"Kumar . . . argues persuasively that studying historical empires, with their diverse subject populations, far-flung networks, and complex political hierarchies, can provide insight into our globalized present. . . . A judiciously argued and useful survey for any student of empire."—Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Where the River Flows
Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways
Sean W. Fleming

"[Fleming] engenders a new appreciation for the waterways around us."—Library Journal

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of July 8, 2019


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Bird a Day 2020 Interactive Daily Calendar Eastern & Central North America
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This Bird a Day 2020 Daily Calendar, designed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is the only interactive page-a-day desk calendar to showcase the birds of eastern and central North America. It features sensational photographs of common birds, many of which were sourced from citizen-scientist contributions to the Macaulay Library collection. Each page includes the latest range map, informative fun facts, and easy reference icons for habitat, food, nesting, and behavior. The calendar also highlights bird and conservation events throughout the year, with back-of-page content, weekend “Get out there and go birding!” ideas and activities, and the best birdwatching tips from the Cornell Lab. It is fully compatible with the free downloadable BIRD QR app so you can also listen to HD bird sounds for each species.

Calendar | 2019


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Bird a Day 2020 Interactive Daily Calendar Western North America
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This Bird a Day 2020 Daily Calendar, designed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is the only interactive page-a-day desk calendar to showcase the birds of western North America. It features sensational photographs of common birds, many of which were sourced from citizen-scientist contributions to the Macaulay Library collection. Each page includes the latest range map, informative fun facts, and easy reference icons for habitat, food, nesting, and behavior. The calendar also highlights bird and conservation events throughout the year, with back-of-page content, weekend “Get out there and go birding!” ideas and activities, and the best birdwatching tips from the Cornell Lab. It is fully compatible with the free downloadable BIRD QR app so you can also listen to HD bird sounds for each species.

Calendar | 2019


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Bird a Day 2020 Interactive Daily Calendar Eastern & Central North America
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This Bird a Day 2020 Daily Calendar, designed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is the only interactive page-a-day desk calendar to showcase the birds of eastern and central North America. It features sensational photographs of common birds, many of which were sourced from citizen-scientist contributions to the Macaulay Library collection. Each page includes the latest range map, informative fun facts, and easy reference icons for habitat, food, nesting, and behavior. The calendar also highlights bird and conservation events throughout the year, with back-of-page content, weekend “Get out there and go birding!” ideas and activities, and the best birdwatching tips from the Cornell Lab. It is fully compatible with the free downloadable BIRD QR app so you can also listen to HD bird sounds for each species.

Calendar | 2019

Latest titles for the week of July 3, 2019


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China's Urban Champions
The Politics of Spatial Development
Kyle A. Jaros

"Jaros masterfully applies a striking range of qualitative and quantitative methods to explain convincingly why some Chinese provinces have focused their investment, while others spread their investment more equitably. His results undermine commonly held assumptions about equality and fairness, the dynamics of development and urbanization, and the essence of politics—who gets what, when, and how."—John A. Donaldson, Singapore Management University

Hardcover | 2019
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Euler's Gem
The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
David S. Richeson
With a new preface by the author

"The author has achieved a remarkable feat, introducing a naïve reader to a rich history without compromising the insights and without leaving out a delicious detail. . . . An awe-inspiring experience."—Choice

Paperback | 2019
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The House of Augustus
A Historical Detective Story
T. P. Wiseman

"T. P. Wiseman is the Hercule Poirot of classicists. The House of Augustus is the perfect demonstration of Wiseman’s methods: a mystery identified where no one else had thought to identify it, clues expertly marshaled, and a solution provided. This is a fascinating and thrilling read."—Tom Holland, author of Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Hardcover | 2019
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Infinity and the Mind
The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite
Rudy Rucker
With a new preface by the author

"A terrific study with real mathematical depth."—New Yorker

Paperback | 2019
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On the Life of Galileo
Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies
Edited, translated, and annotated by Stefano Gattei

"This book is a superb and lasting contribution to our knowledge of Galileo Galilei and a timely complement to the recent biographies of the greatest of early modern scientists. Gattei offers excellent translations of more than a dozen early biographical portraits of Galileo, explaining their philosophical, political, and religious constraints, their literary models, and their basis in fact and fiction. This is the afterlife Galileo deserves."—Eileen Reeves, author of Evening News: Optics, Astronomy, and Journalism in Early Modern Europe

Hardcover | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of June 24, 2019


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American Bonds
How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation
Sarah L. Quinn

"In American Bonds, Quinn performs an improbable alchemy. With superb insight, she transforms the seemingly arid technical terrain of credit markets into a vivid political, sociological, and moral territory. This book will attract not only specialists but also anyone interested in learning why and how government policy has shaped American lending practices." —Viviana Zelizer, author of Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy 

Hardcover | 2019
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Bible Nation
The United States of Hobby Lobby
Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden
With a new afterword by the authors

"An essential, unsettling and often shocking account. . . . [A] remarkable fusion of biblical studies and investigative journalism. . . . Moss and Baden uncover many alarming details about the Greens' acquisitions and the scholars they have paid to study them."—Sarah Posner, Washington Post

Paperback | 2019
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Calculus Reordered
A History of the Big Ideas
David M. Bressoud

"I wish David Bressoud’s beautifully and accessibly written book had been available to me back when I was a mathematics student. By tracing the trail of ideas and advances in calculus over many centuries, his account brings to life a story not of a small number of isolated geniuses, as is usually told, but rather a wonderful march forward, pursued by a great many individuals on multiple continents. Our regard for the ‘greats’ isn’t diminished when we see how the development of calculus is, in fact, a collective creation of all humanity, reflecting the awesome power we have when we share and pass on ideas for others to build on."—Keith Devlin, author of The Man of Numbers and Finding Fibonacci

Hardcover | 2019
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Fish Ecology, Evolution, and Exploitation
A New Theoretical Synthesis
Ken H. Andersen

"Andersen pulls together a cohesive theory from a synthesis of decades of work. He presents a clear and pragmatic foundation for understanding the dynamics at the heart of fisheries and ecology—of individuals, populations, and communities. This leveler will help pave the way for many to tackle the leviathan that is multispecies fisheries."—Beth Fulton, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Hardcover | 2019
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The Reasons of Love
Harry G. Frankfurt
Author of the best-selling On Bullshit

"A pleasure to read. . . . Its literary qualities . . . resemble the sharp lines and bright colors of a fine Mondrian or the austere elegance of good modernist architecture. . . . [A] comprehensive statement of the mature views of one of the most creative philosophers of his generation."—Philip L. Quinn, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Paperback | 2019


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The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology
A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice
Chris Chambers
With a new preface by the author

"Chris Chambers’s portrait should sit high on the wall of heroes in the movement to reform science."—Barbara A. Spellman, Nature

Paperback | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of June 17, 2019


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The Calculus of Happiness
How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, Wealth, and Love
Oscar E. Fernandez

"Surveys a wide variety of ways that mathematics can be used to improve decision making and general well-being."—Chris Wilson, TIME.com

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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City of Dreams
Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
Jerald Podair

"[An] excellent new book."—Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Finding Fibonacci
The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World
Keith Devlin

"[A] jaunty book."—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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The Fourth Pig
Naomi Mitchison
With an introduction by Marina Warner

"Mitchison turns stories like ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and ‘Brunhilde’ into trenchant commentaries on her times."—New Yorker.com

Paperback | 2019
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The Joy of SET
The Many Mathematical Dimensions of a Seemingly Simple Card Game
Liz McMahon, Gary Gordon, Hannah Gordon & Rebecca Gordon

"A model of mathematical exposition. The quality of writing is consistently high: clear but not condescending, humorous, chatty, and a genuine pleasure to read."—Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews

Hardcover | 2016
Paperback | 2019
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The Myth of Independence
How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve
Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

"Even for readers who get through the day without thinking about monetary policy, Ms. Binder and Mr. Spindel offer compelling insights. . . . [An] impressively researched and often riveting study."—Roger Lowenstein, Wall Street Journal

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
An Anthology of Magical Tales
Edited by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Natalie Frank

"A comprehensive anthology. . . . Also of note are artist Frank’s gorgeous illustrations."—Library Journal

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of June 10, 2019


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American Higher Education since World War II
A History
Roger L. Geiger

"Roger Geiger is the preeminent historian of American higher education and this book shows why. By absorbing the lessons of this authoritative and panoramic volume, we may find the wisdom to build on the accomplishments of the scientific and scholarly disciplines while treating the distempers that threaten higher education’s further progress."—Steven Brint, author of Two Cheers for Higher Education: Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever—and How to Meet the Challenges They Face

Hardcover | 2019
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Drawing Down the Moon
Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World
Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

"By providing insightful analysis and marshaling an immense amount of information that covers a millennium of ancient culture, Drawing Down the Moon gives us a broad yet thorough overview of magic in Greek and Roman antiquity."—Sarah Iles Johnston, author of Ancient Greek Divination

Hardcover | 2019
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Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn
Edited and introduced by Andrei Codrescu.
With a foreword by Jack Zipes.

"Lafcadio Hearn’s writing is very important as literature and has long been critically recognized for its presentation of Japanese folklore and culture. With a clear, crisp foreword and an enticing introduction that contextualizes Hearn’s life, this book brings together some of his most significant and enjoyable works in a convenient format for a broad audience."—Michael Dylan Foster, author of The Book of Yōkai

Paperback | 2019
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The Way of Nature Zhuangzi
Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
Foreword by Edward Slingerland
Author of Trying Not to Try

"[C. C. Tsai's] books are awe-inspiring. His line is elegant; his characters are sharply drawn; his humor is sly and appropriate; and his subject is profound. This is cartooning of the highest order."—Larry Gonick, author of The Cartoon History of the Universe

Paperback | 2019
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