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Spring 2017 Books

scruton “i admire roger scruton’s stance and i admire his writing in this short book he raises and discusses deeply important issues about the ... human uniqueness confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists utilitarian moralists and philosophical materialists such as richard dawkins and daniel ... by our sense of ourselves as the centers of self-conscious reflection this fact is manifested in our emotions interests and relations it is the

Spring 2017 Books

of mathematics from one of its leading contemporary scholars “this is an excellent introduction to the philosophy of mathematics with clear ... debates.” —roy t cook university of minnesota “this is a good introduction to the philosophy of mathematics—clear and ... is one of humanity’s most successful yet puzzling endeavors it is a model of precision and objectivity but appears distinct from the

Spring 2017 Books

its double-columned text breathes easily in the space of its pages it is so well sewn it opens flat at any place and fascinating aptly chosen color ... of progressive movements and radical left-wing politics in this beautifully illustrated book michel pastoureau ... of mark rothko and josef albers michel pastoureau is a historian and director of studies at the École ... pratique des hautes Études de la sorbonne in paris a specialist in the history of colors symbols and heraldry he

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’t been a go-to all-in-one guide geared to the general reader with this handy and accessible guide visitors now have everything they need to ... and easy-to-use layout beautiful photographs and nontechnical text this is an essential guide andrés vásquez noboa works as a guide for ... in the field illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience including those new to

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his personal contributions to this field have been influential and it is great fun to read about the subject through his eyes and the ... of his research team.”—jonat han payne stanford university “this is a story well told.”—micha el j benton author of the ... magnetism at the carnegie institution for science jacqueline mitton is a writer editor and media consultant in astronomy may 978-0-691-17570

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with its integrated approach from photon to neuron can be used as the basis for interdisciplinary courses in physics biophysics sensory neuroscience biophotonics ... supplementary online materials include real experimental data to use with the exercises u u  equires only first-year undergraduate physics and the r ... for undergraduates he provides a unified framework with which to discuss the disparate ways biological systems interact with light and the variety of ways

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structure and transition criteria of different configuration patterns it is essential to establish the global existence regularity and structural ... of nonlinear pdes—mixed type free boundaries and corner singularities—that also arise in fundamental problems in diverse areas such as continuum mechanics ... of oxford mikhail feldman is professor of mathematics at the university of wisconsin–madison july 978-0-691-16055-9 paper  $75.00s 978-0-691-16054-2 cloth 

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an interview with jean tirole what inspired you to write this book © sébastien pioch toulouse school of economics i wanted ... that help our institutions align social and private interests the invisible and visible hands—the market and the state—are complementary to ... has come under sharp attack especially since the 2008 financial crisis is it a science we must be humble and accept that as a science economics

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dilemmas if pain serves no obvious purpose how do we reconcile its existence with a well-ordered universe examining how writers of the day engaged ... of pain conceivable for the first time this new understanding of pain brought with it a ... how do we reconcile universe examining how writers of the day engaged with such questions victorian ... pain offers a compelling new literary and philosophical history of modern pain rachel

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isis a history fawaz a gerges the islamic state has stunned the world with its ... and military and recruiting successes what explains the rise of isis and what does it portend for the future of the middle east in this ... book one of the world’s leading authorities on political islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions moving beyond journalistic ... a clear and compelling explanation of the deeper conditions that fuel isis this unique history shows how decades of dictatorship poverty and rising

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mathematicians do and why.”—amir alexander nature michael harris is professor of mathematics at the université paris diderot and ... the information age paul j nahin mathematics without apologies portrait of a problematic vocation ... michael harris in the logician and the engineer paul nahin ... combines engaging problems and a colorful historical narrative to tell the remarkable story of how

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in the eighteenth century from an aristocratic exclusive body politic to a british national community based on the rhetoric of inclusion and liberty as ... slang phrases provincial terms newly valued for their connection to british history or nautical jargon repurposed for sentimental connections all toggle ... -grained study of these vocabularies and what they signify and imply this is a major pathbreaking book.” —john richetti university of

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owned land from which the city had uprooted a mexican american community raising sharply contested questions about the relationship between private ... professor of american studies at lawrence university in appleton wisconsin he is the author of the strike that changed new york and bayard rustin ... city of dreams dodger stadium and the ... when walter o’malley moved his brooklyn dodgers to los angeles in

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and the devil shows why we need to reject the assumptions that private credit is essential to growth and that fiat money is inevitably dangerous each ... paul volcker former chairman of the u.s federal reserve “this is the most penetrating analysis of the inherent imperfections of our ... turner’s fresh and deep insights into our financial system come with the expertise of an insider between debt and the devil is a landmark in monetary

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quantitative social science an introduction kosuke imai quantitative analysis is an increasingly essential skill for social science research yet ... into their field this textbook is a practical introduction to data analysis and statistics written especially for undergraduates and beginning graduate students ... and human behavior this one-of-a-kind textbook features numerous additional data analysis exercises and interactive r programming exercises and also comes with

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history are alive and bringing abstract and complex ideas back down to earth—faithfully concisely and wittily.” —ivan brunetti author of cartooning ... nasty and brutish” state of nature and spinoza’s shocking theological-political treatise a brilliant account of one of the most brilliant periods in ... of philosophy and evjue-bascom professor in the humanities at the university of wisconsin–madison his books include spinoza a life which won the koret jewish book

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classical greek oligarchy the peace of the gods a political history elite religious practices in the middle roman republic matthew ... first time how oligarchies maintained power in the face of potential citizen resistance the book argues that oligarchs designed distinctive political ... merely said or wrote about it in order to provide a more nuanced and satisfying historical reconstruction of what their religion may have meant to those who

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–winning poet c k williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around walt whitman and attempts to go back to ... introduction to whitman beautifully written and rich with insight this is a book that refreshes our ability to see whitman in all his power ... .”—hel en vendler new york times book review “on whitman is an admirable homage to a poet without whom c k williams himself would

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standardized these passages which express key themes in chinese humor wit wisdom moral conviction and political ideals are arranged in the order of ... emeritus in the department of east asian languages at princeton university james geiss 1950–2000 earned his phd from princeton university in 1979 and ... reasoning and technical craft meant not solely for the study of specialists and connoisseurs but for the public gaze time and cosmos in greco-roman antiquity the

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embraced militarist german nationalism chosen nation is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments dictatorships ... concepts from montesquieu rousseau and vico served to evaluate what italians discovered about america ideas about american “domestic manners” ... and satire transcending boundaries between intellectual and cultural history, america in italy is the first booklength examination of the influence of america’s