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  • Minds Online by Michelle D. Miller
    Minds Online (English, Paperback) Michelle D. Miller

    For the Internet generation, educational technology designed with the brain in mind offers a natural pathway to the pleasures and rewards of deep learning. Drawing on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller shows how attention, memory, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning can be enhanced through technology-aided approaches.

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century (English, Paperback) Thomas Piketty

    Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siaecle.

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  • What We Owe to Each Other by T. M. Scanlon
    What We Owe to Each Other (English, Paperback) T. M. Scanlon

    How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? T. M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other.

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  • Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America by Vivek Bald
    Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (English, Paperback) Vivek Bald

    Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for "Oriental goods" took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's boardwalks to the segregated South. Bald's history reveals cross-racial affinities below the surface of early twentieth-century America.

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  • Thinking Like a Lawyer by Frederick Schauer
    Thinking Like a Lawyer (English, Paperback) Frederick Schauer

    Aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates, this primer on legal reasoning is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. Schauer's analysis of what makes legal reasoning special will be a valuable guide for students and a challenge to a wide range of current academic theories.

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  • Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon
    Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (English, Paperback) Rob Nixon

    "Slow violence" from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war occurs gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.

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  • Saltwater Slavery by Stephanie E. Smallwood
    Saltwater Slavery (English, Paperback) Stephanie E. Smallwood

    This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market.

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  • Vatican I by John W. O'Malley
    Vatican I (English, Hardback) John W. O'Malley

    In the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the Catholic Church had rested for centuries were shaken were shaken by liberalism. At the Vatican Council of 1869-1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. As a result, the church became more pope-centered than ever before.

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  • Air & Light & Time & Space by Helen Sword
    Air & Light & Time & Space (English, Hardback) Helen Sword

    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

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  • Mind in Society by L. S. Vygotskii
    Mind in Society (English, Paperback) L. S. Vygotskii

    Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.

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  • What Works by Iris Bohnet
    What Works (English, Paperback) Iris Bohnet

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award...

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  • Our Aesthetic Categories by Sianne Ngai
    Our Aesthetic Categories (English, Paperback) Sianne Ngai

    The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture, dominating the look of its art and commodities as well as our ways of speaking about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this study Ngai offers an aesthetic theory for the hypercommodified, mass-mediated, performance-driven world of late capitalism.

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  • The Beowulf Manuscript by R. D. Fulk
    The Beowulf Manuscript (English, Hardback) R. D. Fulk

    "Beowulf" is one of the finest works of vernacular literature from the European Middle Ages and as such is a fitting title to head the Old English family of texts published in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. This title provides readers as well as established scholars with fresh insights into "Beowulf", and the four other texts.

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  • Private Truths, Public Lies by Timur Kuran
    Private Truths, Public Lies (English, Paperback) Timur Kuran

    Drawing on diverse intellectual traditions, including those rooted in economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, Kuran provides a unified theory of how preference falsification shapes collective decisions, orients structural change, sustains social stability, distorts human knowledge, and conceals political possibilities.

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  • The Ethics of Authenticity by Charles Taylor
    The Ethics of Authenticity (English, Paperback) Charles Taylor

    Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and...

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  • Network Medicine by Joseph Loscalzo
    Network Medicine (English, Hardback) Joseph Loscalzo

    Big data, genomics, and quantitative approaches to network-based analysis are combining to advance the frontiers of medicine as never before. With contributions from leading experts, Network Medicine introduces this rapidly evolving field of research, which promises to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

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  • Strangers in Our Midst by David Miller
    Strangers in Our Midst (English, Paperback) David Miller

    How should Western democracies respond to the many millions of people who want to settle in their societies? Economists and human rights advocates tend to downplay the considerable cultural and demographic impact of immigration on host societies. Seeking to balance the rights of immigrants with the legitimate concerns of citizens, Strangers in Our Midst brings a bracing dose of realism to this...

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  • A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
    A Secular Age (English, Paperback) Charles Taylor

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year...

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  • Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler
    Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (English, Paperback) Judith Butler

    Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory of performativity to show why precarity destruction of the conditions of livability is a galvanizing force and theme in today's highly visible protests.

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  • Constructing a Language by Michael Tomasello
    Constructing a Language (English, Paperback) Michael Tomasello

    Tomasello presents a comprehensive usage-based theory of language acquisition. Drawing together a vast body of empirical research in cognitive science, linguistics, and developmental psychology, Tomasello demonstrates children's linguistic ability is interwoven with other cognitive abilities.

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