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  • The Road to Serfdom
    The Road to Serfdom (English, Paperback) F. A. Hayek

    First published in 1944, this book looks at political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics.

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  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    The Chicago Manual of Style (English, Hardback) University of Chicago Press

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words....

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  • The Ascent of Affect
    The Ascent of Affect (English, Paperback) Ruth Leys

    Today the emotions are a topic of intense concern not only in the psychological and neurobiological sciences but among humanists and social scientists as well. The number of research publications in the field is enormous, and the interest generated by that research has spilled over into the public realm. Yet, for all this, there is no consensus as to the basic nature and workings of the emotions. On the contrary, disputes that can be traced back more than a hundred years continue to haunt. The situation is so fraught that, in spite of flourishing laboratories and thriving journals, the field appears to lack cumulative progress. Ruth Leys provides a genealogical analysis of what brought us to where we are today. Focusing on the period from the post-World War II revival of interest in the emotions to the present, she illuminates the debate and in the process sheds light on why so many of today's humanists and social scientists not only are drawn to the neurosciences but also embrace what she argues is the wrong picture of the emotions. An essential read for anyone seeking to understand the science of emotion.

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  • A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1
    A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mircea Eliade

    "No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

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  • The Red Atlas
    The Red Atlas (English, Hardback) John Davies, Alexander J. Kent

    Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they secretly, and largely successfully, mapped the entire world. In addition to city maps of Oxford, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, the Soviets had street level maps of Pontiac, MI, Bristol, PA, Watertown NY, and Galveston, TX. They knew certain parts of the world down to the level of individual buildings. Maps that were recovered from this unparalleled endeavor have details that aren't on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories?information that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground. In Cambridge, Soviet maps from the '80s include a scientific research center that didn't appear on Ordnance Survey maps till years later. And a map of Oxford at the same time shows Oxford University Press as a building of interest. Another map of a German city shows the distance from which one can see a lit cigarette, or hear a twig crack. The map of San Diego includes objects of obvious strategic interest?including a submarine base, a naval airbase, ammunition depots, factories that make aircraft and weapons?but also includes notes on public transportation, communications systems, and the height and architecture of buildings in various parts of town. This book presents a catalog of these maps and reveals the never-before-told story of the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavor and, arguably, some of the world's most intriguing maps. Starting with the discovery of the maps in Estonia, and their journey to libraries and private collections the world over, this work illuminates the skills, omnipresence, and ambitions of the Soviet military at the height of its era of espionage.

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  • The Great Derangement
    The Great Derangement (English, Paperback) Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability?at the level of literature, history, and politics?to grasp the scale and violence of climate change....

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  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (English, Paperback) Thomas S. Kuhn

    Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science.


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  • Metaphors We Live by
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • Capitalism and Freedom
    Capitalism and Freedom (English, Paperback) Milton Friedman, P. N. Snowden

    How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism both as a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom

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  • The Wounded Storyteller
    The Wounded Storyteller (English, Paperback) Arthur W. Frank

    Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as the people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, the author recounts a collection of illness stories.

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  • The Tacit Dimension
    The Tacit Dimension (English, Paperback) Michael Polanyi

    Suitable for students and scholars, this title challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

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  • Write No Matter What
    Write No Matter What (English, Paperback) Joli Jensen

    With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book?or even steady journal articles?may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe....

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  • The Human Condition
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
    A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (English, Paperback) Kate L. Turabian

    Offers guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. This title provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles, an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources.

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  • The Aeneid
    The Aeneid (English, Hardback) Virgil, David Ferry

    Ten years ago, at the age of 82, David Ferry (b. 1924) began translating Virgil's epic, in between working on his other poems and translations. This new rendering, which is likely to supplant the current standard editions of the poem, recreates in immediate, forward moving, and rhythmic contemporary American English that ?sound-and-sense witchery, at once stately and debauched, of Virgil's Latin? (as noted by one of the Press's readers). It offers a new way into this timeless work for poetry lovers of all levels of knowledge and experience, and will be, without a doubt, the crowning achievement for the National Book Award-winning Ferry. The publication of a new Virgil for a new generation of readers will be an extraordinary event for American letters.

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  • How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)
    How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) (English, Hardback) Lee Alan Dugatkin, Lyudmila Trut

    In southern Siberia resides Mavrik, the size of a sheepdog, who wags his tail, rolls on his back, and pants in anticipation of human attention. He's as docile and playful as any lapdog. And yet he is a fox, the result of the most extraordinary breeding experiment ever conducted. More than a half century ago, a Soviet biologist named Dmitry Belyaev decided to gather up 130 foxes from Siberian fox farms and figure out just how long it would take to domesticate them. Their goal was to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs. Most accounts of the natural evolution place it over a time span of about 15,000 years, but within ten years of starting the fox breeding program, Belyeav experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes. Floppy ears appeared within one generation, then followed the piebald spots we are so used to seeing on the bellies and foreheads of dogs?and pigs and cows for that matter. Belyeav had literally compressed thousands of years of domestication into a handful of years, and with the experiments, he then turned to unlocking the molecular mysteries of domestication. Belyaev died in 1985, but not before recruiting Lyudmila Trut to the experiment, who has run it ever since?53 generations of foxes have been domesticated. And this is their story, recounted for the first time in book form.

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  • The Philosophical Hitchcock
    The Philosophical Hitchcock (English, Hardback) Robert B. Pippin

    On the surface, The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness, is a close reading of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. This, however, is a book by Robert B. Pippin, one of our most penetrating and creative philosophers, and so it is also much more. Even as he provides detailed readings of each scene in the film, and its story of obsession and fantasy, Pippin...

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  • The Postgenomic Condition
    The Postgenomic Condition (English, Paperback) Jenny Reardon

    As the jubilation surrounding the publication of the human genome sequence ended, a question?at once sobering and exciting?moved to the fore: now that we have ?the human genome,? what does it mean? Drawing upon trust built over twenty years?first working in molecular biology laboratories, and then chronicling the emergence of human genomics?Jenny Reardon crafts stories that bring the reader into these much richer spaces where the meaning of genomic data and its value are being forged. In these spaces efforts to provide open access to genomic data in the name of medical breakthroughs meet the particular bodies, histories, and constraints of the people asked to offer up their genomes. Aspirations of free movement of data meet the lived realities of persons and worlds bound by resource limitations and conflicting values. While the news media is filled with grand visions of future designer drugs and babies, The Postgenomic Condition brings into view the hard on-the-ground questions of science and justice generated as many over the course of the last decade attempted to make the human genome central to living today.

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  • Vivian Maier
    Vivian Maier (English, Hardback) Pamela Bannos

    Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no...

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  • Clashing Over Commerce
    Clashing Over Commerce (English, Hardback) Douglas A. Irwin

    Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was inevitable, James Madison argued in The Federalist Papers, because trade policy involves clashing economic interests. The struggle between the winners and...

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