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  • Make it Stick
    Make it Stick (English, Hardback) Peter C. Brown

    Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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  • The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
    The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom (English, Paperback) Stephen M. Stigler

    What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics-a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathematics and computer science and one which often seems counterintuitive. His original account will fascinate the interested layperson and engage the professional statistician.

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  • The Origin of Others
    The Origin of Others (English, Hardback) Toni Morrison

    What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.

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  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance
    Islam and the Future of Tolerance (English, Hardback) Sam Harris

    In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

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  • The Great Convergence
    The Great Convergence (English, Hardback) Richard Baldwin

    From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is petering out.

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  • The Power of Market Fundamentalism
    The Power of Market Fundamentalism (English, Paperback) Research Professor of Sociology Fred Block

    What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the dominant economic ideology of our time.

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  • This Vast Southern Empire
    This Vast Southern Empire (English, Hardback) Matthew Karp

    Most leaders of the U.S. expansion in the years before the Civil War were southern slaveholders. As Matthew Karp shows, they were nationalists, not separatists. When Lincoln's election broke their grip on foreign policy, these elites formed their own Confederacy not merely to preserve their property but to shape the future of the Atlantic world.

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  • Strangers in Our Midst
    Strangers in Our Midst (English, Hardback) David Miller

    How should democracies respond to the millions who want to settle in their societies? David Miller's analysis reframes immigration as a question of political philosophy. Acknowledging the impact on host countries, he defends the right of states to control their borders and decide the future size, shape, and cultural make-up of their populations.

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  • Theory of the Lyric
    Theory of the Lyric (English, Hardback) Jonathan Culler

    What sort of thing is a lyric poem? An intense expression of subjective experience? The fictive speech of a specifiable persona? Examining ancient and modern poems from Sappho to Ashbery, Jonathan Culler reveals the limitations of these two models--the Romantic and the modern--and challenges the assumption that poems exist to be interpreted.

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  • Beyond Timbuktu
    Beyond Timbuktu (English, Hardback) Ousmane Oumar Kane

    Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam's Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions about Africa's Muslim heritage and its influence.

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  • Unflattening
    Unflattening (English, Paperback) Nick Sousanis

    The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

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  • The Great Acceleration
    The Great Acceleration (English, Paperback) Professor J. R. McNeill

    The pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a new age-the Anthropocene. Humans have altered the planet's biogeochemical systems without consciously managing them. The Great Acceleration explains the causes, consequences, and uncertainties of this massive uncontrolled experiment.

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  • On Difficulties in the Church Fathers: Volume I
    On Difficulties in the Church Fathers: Volume I (Multiple languages, Hardback)

    Maximos the Confessor is one of the most challenging and original Christian thinkers of all time. The Ambigua is his greatest philosophical and doctrinal work, in which daring originality, prodigious talent for speculative thinking, and analytical acumen are on lavish display. The result is a labyrinthine map of the mind's journey to God.

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

    The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

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  • Creating Capabilities
    Creating Capabilities (English, Paperback) Martha C. Nussbaum

    This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life.

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  • A Natural History of Human Morality
    A Natural History of Human Morality (English, Hardback) Michael Tomasello

    Michael Tomasello offers the most detailed account to date of the evolution of human moral psychology. Based on experimental data comparing great apes and human children, he reconstructs two key evolutionary steps whereby early humans gradually became an ultra-cooperative and, eventually, a moral species capable of acting as a plural agent "we."

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  • Stylish Academic Writing
    Stylish Academic Writing (English, Hardback) Helen Sword

    A guide to academic writing. Suitable for scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, it presents practical pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read - and to write.

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  • The Ecological Thought
    The Ecological Thought (English, Paperback) Timothy Morton

    Argues that various forms of life are connected in a vast, entangling mesh and this interconnectedness penetrates different dimensions of life. This title investigates the profound philosophical, political, and aesthetic implications of the fact that these life forms are interconnected.

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  • Redesigning America's Community Colleges
    Redesigning America's Community Colleges (English, Hardback) Thomas R. Bailey

    Community colleges enroll half of the nation's undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree in six years. Redesigning America's Community Colleges explains how two-year colleges can increase their students' success rate quickly and at less cost, through a program of guided pathways to completion.

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  • The Habsburg Empire
    The Habsburg Empire (English, Hardback) Pieter M. Judson

    This panoramic reappraisal shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered for so long to so many Central Europeans across divides of language, religion, and region. Pieter Judson shows that creative government-and intractable problems the far-flung empire could not solve-left an enduring imprint on successor states. Its lessons are no less important today.

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