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Books released during the week of May 18, 2015

The Faith of a Heretic, Updated edition<br>Walter Kaufmann<br>With a new foreword by Stanley Corngold The Faith of a Heretic
Updated edition
Walter Kaufmann
With a new foreword by Stanley Corngold

"The case against organized religion has seldom been so cogently put."--Newsweek
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia<br>
Christopher I. Beckwith Greek Buddha:
Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asi
Christopher I. Beckwith

"In Greek Buddha, Beckwith delves into the writings of the Ionian philosopher-skeptic Pyrrho. Beckwith's discoveries, set forth in this elegantly argued book, upend received truths on the philosophical geography of Eurasia. Even the nonspecialist will thrill as Beckwith carefully traces core teachings of Buddhism to the world of Greek thought. Here is a book that is as provocative in its method as in its conclusions. Solid scholarship lives on these pages, and will live, too, in the inevitable debates to which this tour de force will give rise."--S. Frederick Starr, author of Lost Enlightenment
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle: An Introduction to the New Keynesian Framework and Its Applications (Second edition)<br>Jordi Galí

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle:
An Introduction to the New Keynesian Framework and Its Applications Second edition
Jordi Galí

"Praise for the previous edition: "A state-of-the-art treatment of the emerging New Keynesian synthesis by one of the leaders in the field, Galí’s book is a must-read for the next generation of macroeconomists."--N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2015 | $69.95 / £48.95
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The Praise of Folly (Updated edition)<br>Desiderius Erasmus
With a new foreword by Anthony Grafton The Praise of Folly
Updated edition
Desiderius Erasmus
With a new foreword by Anthony Grafton

"There is no more joyous and delightful bit of forensic jugglery than Desiderius Erasmus’s The Praise of Folly and a debt of gratitude is owed Professor Hoyt Hopewell Hudson for translating the old Latin of 1511 into lively, vivid, contemporary English, at once lucid and free. . . . Like all great minds Erasmus has the faculty of being perennially contemporary, and The Praise of Folly is a gay, witty revelation of the subtleties and intricacies of the scholarly mind of the Renaissance."--Edward Larocque Tinker, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $16.95 / £10.95
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Books released during the week of May 11, 2015

The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose: Volume V, 1963–1968<br>W. H. Auden<br>Edited by Edward Mendelson The Complete Works of W. H. Auden:
Prose: Volume V, 1963–1968
W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson

Praise for previous volumes: "The articles will delight any reader with their wit, charm, and elegance."--Charles Rosen, New York Review of Books
Hardcover | 2015 | $65.00 / £44.95

 	The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose: Volume VI, 1969–1973<br>W. H. Auden<br>Edited by Edward Mendelson The Complete Works of W. H. Auden:
Prose: Volume VI, 1969–1973
W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson

Praise for previous volumes: "When you add in the volumes already devoted to plays, libretti, poems, it becomes hard to avoid describing the whole enterprise as heroic. In fact it could also be described as unique, for no other twentieth-century English poet has been so fully and patiently honoured."--Frank Kermode, London Review of Books
Hardcover | 2015 | $65.00 / £44.95

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy<br>Daniel A. Bell The China Model:
Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
Daniel A. Bell

"For many Western readers, Daniel Bell's book will be hard to digest because it calls into question 'fundamental truths.' For Chinese readers, Bell's book will assure them that at least some Westerners understand them. Over many centuries, right down to the present, the institution that Chinese people have held in highest regard is their examination system, because it is meritocratic and objective. This regard for individual achievement has always been coupled to a moral obligation to serve one's community. The China Model explains how this duality continues to operate at the heart of modern China."--George Yeo, former foreign affairs minister of Singapore
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns<br>Frank A. Farris Creating Symmetry:
The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns
Frank A. Farris

"Frank's rich artistry vibrantly enlivens the mathematics of symmetry. What a treat for the eye and the mind!"--Michael Starbird, The University of Texas at Austin
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Kafka: The Years of Insight<br>Reiner Stach<br>Translated by Shelley Frisch Kafka:
The Years of Insight
Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch

"[S]cholars and specialists lost and absorbed in the many rooms of the Kafka factory will find much to discuss in the labors of Reiner Stach."--Joy Williams, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane<br>S. Frederick Starr Lost Enlightenment:
Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
S. Frederick Starr

"A fantastic book."--President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Maimonides: Life and Thought<br>Moshe Halbertal Maimonides:
Life and Thought
Moshe Halbertal

"In his rigorous and insightful study Maimonides: Life and Thought, Moshe Halbertal reintroduces readers to this rabbi-scientist, who insisted that faith should be an enterprise based on reason."--Dara Horn, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's “The Foundation of General Relativity” Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein’s Masterpiece<br>
Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn<br>With a foreword by John Stachel The Road to Relativity:
The History and Meaning of Einstein's “The Foundation of General Relativity” Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein’s Masterpiece
Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
With a foreword by John Stachel

"The feeling a physicist has in reading Einstein's handwritten manuscript on general relativity must be like what a pianist would feel upon seeing a draft of Bach's Goldberg Variations. What kind of human creativity can produce something like this? Gutfreund and Renn provide the context for the paper, and the English translation enables readers not fluent in German to see it as a whole. This book is a little treasure."--Jeremy Bernstein, Aspen Center for Physics
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers<br>Marc Chamberland Single Digits:
In Praise of Small Numbers
Marc Chamberland

"Chamberland . . . produces a fascinating, compact set of entries on mathematical problems, conjectures, and theorems. This wonderful book never loses its focus or momentum."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2015 | $26.95 / £18.95
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Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right<br>Updated edition
<br>Lisa McGirr<br>With a new preface by the author Suburban Warriors:
The Origins of the New American Right
Updated edition
Lisa McGirr
With a new preface by the author

"Suburban Warriors affords a rare picture of the grass-roots process actually working at a specific site. . . . McGirr's setting is California's Orange County, which became America's most celebrated conservative stronghold in the 1960s. McGirr's book provides a valuable scholarly analysis of the demographics, culture, and history that made the county distinctively conservative."--Russell Baker, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of May 4, 2015

Action-minimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics: An Introduction to Aubry-Mather Theory<br>Alfonso Sorrentino Action-minimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics:
An Introduction to Aubry-Mather Theory
Alfonso Sorrentino

John Mather’s seminal works in Hamiltonian dynamics represent some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the complex balance between stable and unstable motions in classical mechanics. His novel approach—known as Aubry-Mather theory—singles out the existence of special orbits and invariant measures of the system, which possess a very rich dynamical and geometric structure.
Paperback | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Benford's Law: Theory and Applications<br>Edited by Steven J. Miller Benford's Law:
Theory and Applications
Edited by Steven J. Miller

"This important, impressive, and well-crafted book presents the theory and many diverse applications of Benford’s law. The contributors cover a rich and fascinating selection of topics that will appeal to people with an interest in mathematics and statistics as well as experts in a broad range of disciplines."--Iddo Ben-Ari, University of Connecticut
Hardcover | 2015 | $75.00 / £52.00
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Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages<br>Updated edition<br>David Nirenberg<br>With a new preface by the author Communities of Violence:
Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages
Updated edition
David Nirenberg
With a new preface by the author

"Nirenberg's argument is elegant and precise.... [His] superb scholarship has done a great service in a matter of great importance, and not only to historians."--Edward Peters, Historian
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns<br>Stacey Sell & Hugo Chapman<br>With contributions by Kimberly Schenck, John Oliver Hand, Giulia Bartrum, An Van Camp, Bruce Weber, Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner & Jenny Bescoby Drawing in Silver and Gold:
Leonardo to Jasper Johns
Stacey Sell & Hugo Chapman
With contributions by Kimberly Schenck, John Oliver Hand, Giulia Bartrum, An Van Camp, Bruce Weber, Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner & Jenny Bescoby

"Excellent. This should become a standard book about an area of drawing that has been difficult for the layman properly to understand and appreciate."--David Scrase, author of Italian Drawings at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Hardcover | 2015 | $49.95 / £34.95

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality<br>Angus Deaton The Great Escape:
Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
Angus Deaton

"If you want to learn about why human welfare overall has gone up so much over time, you should read The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality . . ."--Bill Gates
Paperback | 2015 | $18.95 / £12.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe<br>Jeremiah P. Ostriker & Simon Mitton Heart of Darkness:
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe
Jeremiah P. Ostriker & Simon Mitton

"In this stimulating study, the Princeton astrophysics professor and the University of Cambridge scholar offer a compelling insider's take on how astronomers have worked to reveal the mystery that is our universe. . . . Ostriker and Mitton's knowledge is vast, and while they acknowledge that our understanding of the universe is far from complete, this thought-provoking presentation is as accessible as it is exciting."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $27.95 / £19.95
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How Propaganda Works<br>Jason Stanley How Propaganda Works
Jason Stanley

"Jason Stanley’s How Propaganda Works is a novel and significant contribution that should revitalize political philosophy."--Noam Chomsky
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton<br>Hilary Gatti Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe:
From Machiavelli to Milton
Hilary Gatti

"In this valuable work of scholarship, Gatti masterfully excavates the central theme of liberty of conscience in the context of the Reformation, and discusses with rare intellectual finesse the important role of thinkers like Shakespeare, Bacon, and Galileo. She offers a highly stimulating set of stories that illuminate, each in its own way, the process of the formation of modern liberty in Europe."--Maurizio Viroli, author of Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece
Hardcover | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence<br>Javier Auyero & María Fernanda Berti In Harm's Way:
The Dynamics of Urban Violence
Javier Auyero & María Fernanda Berti

"In Harm’s Way is a jarringly powerful ethnographic study of how pervasive violence penetrated and remade the social fabric of an impoverished urban community. Javier Auyero and María Fernanda Berti spent years observing intimate yet frequently brutal interactions in the streets, schools, hospitals, and homes of one Buenos Aires neighborhood, but their account of the surprising ways that conflict binds people together has universal significance."--Eric Klinenberg, author of Heat Wave and Going Solo
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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An Introduction to Benford's Law<br>Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill An Introduction to Benford's Law
Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill

"This comprehensive book is a gem from an academic research perspective. Researchers in the field need now just look in one place for the mathematical foundations of Benford’s law."--Mark J. Nigrini, author of Benford’s Law: Applications for Forensic Accounting, Auditing, and Fraud Detection
Hardcover | 2015 | $75.00 / £52.00
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Lectures on Public Economics<br>Updated edition<br>Anthony B. Atkinson & Joseph E. Stiglitz<br>With a new introduction by the authors Lectures on Public Economics
Updated edition
Anthony B. Atkinson & Joseph E. Stiglitz
With a new introduction by the authors

"This classic volume by two of the pioneers of modern public economics remains an essential reference for students of the field. The key theoretical results discussed in this volume--a number of which were discovered by the authors themselves--have stood the test of time and continue to be taught in public economics courses around the world, including my own course at Harvard."--Raj Chetty, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2015 | $49.95 / £34.95
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The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It<br>Dirk Philipsen The Little Big Number:
How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It
Dirk Philipsen

"GDP is not just a number but is code for a set of economic values and principles that we're not supposed to question. Philipsen breaks that taboo by critically assessing the origins and impacts of our overreliance on this flawed metric. Anyone who wants to understand our economy's weaknesses--and how to make them better--needs to read this book."--Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff and executive director of Greenpeace USA
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film<br>Updated edition<br>Carol J. Clover<br>With a new preface by the author Men, Women, and Chain Saws:
Gender in the Modern Horror Film
Updated edition
Carol J. Clover
With a new preface by the author

"[A] brilliant analysis of gender and its disturbances in modern horror films. . . . Bubbling away beneath Clover's multi-faceted readings of slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films is the question of what the viewer gets out of them. . . . [She] argues that most horror films are obsessed with feminism, playing out plots which climax with an image of (masculinized) female power and offering visual pleasures which are organized not around a mastering gaze, but around a more radical "victim-identified' look."--Linda Ruth Williams, Sight and Sound
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement<br>Updated edition<br>Carrie Rosefsky Wickham<br>With a new afterword by the author The Muslim Brotherhood:
Evolution of an Islamist Movement
Updated edition
Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
With a new afterword by the author

"The Muslim Brotherhood has been pushed out of power in Egypt and Carrie Rosefsky Wickham . . . might appear to be publishing just too late. In fact, her book still matters."--Gerard Russell, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Notebooks<br>Jean-Michel Basquiat<br>Edited by Larry Warsh The Notebooks
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Edited by Larry Warsh

"Jean-Michel Basquiat’s journals are, by turns, cryptic, revelatory, beautiful, and unsettling. They provide a rare point of entry into the life and imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most gifted and enigmatic artists."--Adam Bradley, University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century<br>Konrad H. Jarausch Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century
Konrad H. Jarausch

"[Out of Ashes] should be on the shelf of everyone seeking a panoramic, narrative guide to history's most violent century. This comprehensive history of 20th-century Europe is bound to become the standard work on its subject: a bold, major achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes<br>Steven Nadler The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter:
A Portrait of Descartes
Steven Nadler

"Steven Nadler has produced another gem of original research and lively and lucid writing."--Catherine Wilson, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
Hardcover | 2013 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time<br>Tim Maudlin Philosophy of Physics:
Space and Time
Tim Maudlin

"Taking up the conceptual foundations of classical and modern physics, Maudlin explains in a clear manner how Einstein's special and general theories of relativity emerged from Newtonian mechanics and Galilean relativity. . . . This is a solid work that deserves careful study and rewards readers accordingly."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time<br>Jimena Canales The Physicist and the Philosopher:
Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
Jimena Canales

"In illuminating a historic 1922 debate between Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson about the nature of time, Canales marks a turning point in the power of philosophy to influence science."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Quantitative Risk Management: Concepts, Techniques and Tools<br>Revised edition<br>Alexander J. McNeil, Rüdiger Frey & Paul Embrechts Quantitative Risk Management:
Concepts, Techniques and Tools
Revised edition
Alexander J. McNeil, Rüdiger Frey & Paul Embrechts

Praise for the previous edition: "This book provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the three main categories of risk in financial markets, market risk, . . . credit risk . . . and operational risk. . . . This is a high level, but well-written treatment, rigorous (sometimes succinct), complete with theorems and proofs."--D.L. McLeish, Short Book Reviews of the International Statistical Institute
Hardcover | 2015 | $90.00 / £62.00
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Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning<br>
Scott Soames Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning
Scott Soames

"This is a very significant and original contribution to the philosophy of language, centering on a new way of thinking about propositions. Previous authors have treated propositions as abstract entities that speakers and hearers are aware of and that constitute the meanings or contents of sentences. But Soames argues persuasively that propositions are best thought of as things people do. In developing this idea, he shows how his proposal solves significant difficulties in the philosophy of language. This book will make a huge impact on the subject."--Gilbert Harman, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World<br>Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot The Shape of the New:
Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World
Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot

"This is a wonderful book. Montgomery and Chirot combine double-barreled scholarship, lucid prose, and considerable wisdom to offer us a fascinating excursion into the history of ideas. For anyone who wants to understand today's emerging conflicts--and what it will take for Enlightenment liberalism again to prevail--The Shape of the New is essential reading."--Jeffrey Gedmin, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future<br>Robert Wuthnow Small-Town America:
Finding Community, Shaping the Future
Robert Wuthnow

"Small-Town America is full of surprising findings. . . . [A]cutely aware of the fragility of small towns, Wuthnow believes they have a viable future."--Glenn C. Altschuler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening<br>Ellen Anne McLarney Soft Force:
Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening
Ellen Anne McLarney

"McLarney brings to our attention the thinking and life practices of women across the decades in Egypt who have used an Islamic discourse of their own making to strive for personal perfection and for a better social order. Appearing after the Egyptian uprisings and during a time when for many 'the revolution' continues, this book stands to provoke multiple readings and lively debate."--Margot Badran, author of Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $70.00 / £48.95
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Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World<br>Avi Max Spiegel Young Islam:
The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
Avi Max Spiegel

"Finally, an examination of Islamism that eschews the abstract generalizations and simple dichotomies that plague our conversations about political Islam. By presenting Islamism as a dynamic and complex amalgamation of competing organizations and orientations, Spiegel provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of the Middle East."--Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of April 13, 2015

The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype<br>Erich Neumann<br>Translated by Ralph Manheim<br>With a new foreword by Martin Liebscher The Great Mother:
An Analysis of the Archetype
Erich Neumann
Translated by Ralph Manheim
With a new foreword by Martin Liebscher

"Neumann's creative intuition has enabled him to read in these records of the past a content and meaning that throws a beam of light on the psychological history of [hu]mankind."--Journal of Analytical Psychology
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Modern Observational Physical Oceanography: Understanding the Global Ocean<br>Carl Wunsch Modern Observational Physical Oceanography:
Understanding the Global Ocean
Carl Wunsch

"Anyone with a serious interest in understanding the oceans will want to own a copy of Wunsch's book. Its treatment of what is really known about the ocean is the fruit of a lifetime of effort by Wunsch in obtaining, analyzing, interpreting, and critically evaluating oceanic observations. This authoritative and helpfully opinionated book is a must-read for every oceanographer."--Joe Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Hardcover | 2015 | $99.50 / £69.95
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Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs<br>Lauren A. Rivera Pedigree:
How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
Lauren A. Rivera

"In this riveting account of how the nation's top investment banks, consultancies, and law firms choose employees, Lauren Rivera goes inside the recruitment process, interviewing the interviewers and sitting in on their decision meetings. This eye-opening book exposes how the American elite keep the best jobs for themselves."--Frank Dobbin, author of Inventing Equal Opportunity
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece<br>Josiah Ober The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
Josiah Ober

"[T]his could turn out to be Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for classical Greece."--Jonathan Sturgeon, Flavorwire
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95

Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World<br>Carlos Fraenkel<br>Foreword by Michael Walzer Teaching Plato in Palestine:
Philosophy in a Divided World
Carlos Fraenkel
Foreword by Michael Walzer

"Carlos Fraenkel thinks that philosophy is essential to a culture of debate that gets us out of our cultural, religious, and intellectual cloisters. We understand ourselves by arguing with others, and understand others by arguing with ourselves. Fraenkel takes these convictions out of the classroom and tests them around the world—from Makassar to East Jerusalem, from Bahia to Brooklyn. The result is a wonderful, engaging, and readable book about the power of philosophy."--Joshua Cohen, coeditor of The Norton Introduction to Philosophy
Hardcover | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of April 6, 2015

A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation, Updated edition<br>Eric D. Weitz A Century of Genocide:
Utopias of Race and Nation
Updated edition
Eric D. Weitz
With a new preface by the author

"There is much new in Weitz's analysis and his isolation of the common mechanisms of state-sponsored genocide is an invaluable contribution to the literature on the subject. . . . Despite its analytical and reasoned approach, this work cannot be read without feeling outrage, despair and horror. Weitz's work raises profound questions about the human capacity for violence."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Essential Hirschman<br>Albert O. Hirschman<br>Edited and with an introduction by Jeremy Adelman<br>Afterword by Emma Rothschild & Amartya Sen The Essential Hirschman
Albert O. Hirschman
Edited and with an introduction by Jeremy Adelman
Afterword by Emma Rothschild & Amartya Sen

"Adelman . . . has done an excellent job of bringing together articles that express Hirschman's skepticism, as well as brilliant observation, often consisting of brilliant juxtapositions of unlikely sources. . . . [T]hose who do sink their teeth into this work will be highly rewarded."--Choice
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority<br>Madeline Y. Hsu The Good Immigrants:
How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
Madeline Y. Hsu

"'America is a land of immigrants'--so true. But the state determines who it wants and doesn't want in decidedly unsentimental ways. Hsu's deeply researched and empathetically narrated history reveals how racial thinking, economic need, and international politics transformed the Chinese from being mostly undesirable to selectively welcomed and celebrated. This is an important study of personal experiences and policy in Cold War America."--Gordon H. Chang, Stanford University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter<br>Alan L. Mittleman Human Nature & Jewish Thought:
Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter
Alan L. Mittleman

"This book is lucid, deeply erudite, and significant. In bringing Jewish sources into conversation with contemporary scientific claims about human nature, Alan Mittleman makes a strong and lively argument for the enduring centrality of human dignity, the profound possibilities of human life, and the importance of considering Jewish voices in ongoing debates about human nature. Anyone interested in Jewish thought, what it means to be human, or both, will benefit and learn a great deal from this wonderful work."--Leora F. Batnitzky, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, Second edition<br>Jonathan Kingdon The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
Second edition
Jonathan Kingdon

Praise for the previous edition: "Travellers and students of wildlife should take notice—this volume sets the standard for the field. . . . This is quite simply a superb and authoritative work by an author of unsurpassed credentials and talent for his task. Everybody will delight in it."--Mark Pagel, Nature
Paperback | 2015 | $49.50
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Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable<br>Paul G. Falkowski Life's Engines:
How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
Paul G. Falkowski

"In this brilliant book, Falkowski explores the hidden world of microbes from the intertwined perspectives of a researcher deeply versed in both Earth and life sciences, taking us on an epic journey from the origins of life to the birth of our own species. Life’s Engines is an engaging, revelatory read."--Robert M. Hazen, author of The Story of Earth
Hardcover | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, Abridged edition<br>Ibn Khaldûn<br>Translated and introduced by Franz Rosenthal<br>Abridged and edited by N. J. Dawood<br>
With an introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence The Muqaddimah:
An Introduction to History
Abridged edition
Ibn Khaldûn
Translated and introduced by Franz Rosenthal
Abridged and edited by N. J. Dawood
With an introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence

"Ibn Khaldûn, the great 14th-century Arab scholar, is the most authoritative and most beguiling of Arabic polymaths…. His learning and ideas have an astonishingly modern relevance. His encyclopaedic work is a wonderfully readable mixture of history, sociology, ethnography, economics, science, art, literature, cookery, and medicine."--Iain Finlayson, Times
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95

Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy<br>Anna Grzymała-Busse Nations under God:
How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
Anna Grzymała-Busse

"In this excellent book, Anna Grzymala-Busse demonstrates that the policy influence of organized religion in democracies depends not on the population's religiosity but on the church's moral authority within the political community, constructed over the course of national history. The originality of the argument, the methodological sophistication of the research, and the extensive historical and comparative evidentiary basis for the book's conclusions all make Nations under God an example of comparative politics at its best. The book is likely to serve as an essential point of reference for future work on the multifaceted and often uneasy relationship between religion and politics in modern democracies."--Giovanni Capoccia, University of Oxford
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Note Book<br>Jeff Nunokawa Note Book
Jeff Nunokawa

"[A] winning look at how people connect, or attempt to connect, in person and online."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States<br>David Vogel The Politics of Precaution:
Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States
David Vogel

"The Politics of Precaution was an engaging and well researched work which raises fascinating questions about comparative policy change."--Natalie Beinisch, LSE Politics and Policy blog
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $42.00 / £28.95
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The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common<br>Jim Henle The Proof and the Pudding:
What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
Jim Henle

"If you're a fan of Julia Child or Martin Gardner--who respectively proved that anyone can have fun preparing fancy food and doing real mathematics--you'll enjoy this playful yet passionate romp from Jim Henle. It's stuffed with tasty treats and ingenious ideas for further explorations, both in the kitchen and with pencil and paper, and draws many thought-providing parallels between two fields not often considered in the same mouthful."--Colm Mulcahy, author of Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects
Hardcover | 2015 | $26.95 / £18.95
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Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory: An Introduction<br>James A. R. Marshall Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory:
An Introduction
James A. R. Marshall

"Inclusive fitness theory has proved a powerful framework for understanding the evolution of biological systems. Marshall's book provides a comprehensive introduction to a frequently misunderstood and maligned method. This is an important book for anyone that wants to understand evolutionary biology, both theorists and empiricists alike."--Kevin Foster, University of Oxford
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe<br>Richard Alba & Nancy Foner Strangers No More:
Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe
Richard Alba & Nancy Foner

"This brilliant book, by two of the most eminent scholars of immigration, compares the integration of immigrants on both sides of the Atlantic. Alba and Foner provide a cogent account of the history, sociology, economics, and politics of immigrant integration, and challenge many things we thought we knew about the subject. This is a tour de force."--Mary C. Waters, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age<br>W. Bernard Carlson Tesla:
Inventor of the Electrical Age
W. Bernard Carlson

"[An] assiduous, endlessly patient biography. . . . In Carlson's eyes, Tesla's relationship with modernity in all its forms--its fixation with progress and explanation, capital and connection, but also its fragmentation of narrative and self--is more complex and revealing than even the conspiracy nuts have imagined."--Richard Barnett, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy<br>Matthew A. Baum & Philip B. K. Potter War and Democratic Constraint:
How the Public Influences Foreign Policy
Matthew A. Baum & Philip B. K. Potter

"Taking us past democratic peace and other generalizations, Baum and Potter present a comparative and differentiated analysis that insightfully explains variations in the politics of the use of force among democracies, and integrates systemic factors including national political institutions and the interactions of the media, elites, and general public."--Bruce W. Jentleson, Duke University
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Books released during the week of March 30, 2015

A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s<br>Nancy Woloch A Class by Herself:
Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
Nancy Woloch

"A monumental contribution to the history of gendered labor law, Woloch's clear and authoritative guide to this complex topic provides a solid foundation for future scholars. Its commanding perspective offers effective summaries, astute interpretations, and thoughtful connections across a century of social, economic, and political change. This is a book of enduring value to historians, legal scholars, and everyone interested in fairness in the workplace."--Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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The Globalization of Inequality<br>François Bourguignon<br>Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton The Globalization of Inequality
François Bourguignon
Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

"In this season of tomes on inequality, François Bourguignon's book stands out for its ability to combine global sweep with attention to minutiae, its passionate concern for the world's burgeoning inequality, and dispassionate analysis of the causes behind these growing disparities. An amazing amount can be learned from this slim volume on inequality within and across nations."--Kaushik Basu, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank
Hardcover | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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