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Books released during the week of November 17, 2014

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics<br>Marie Gottschalk Caught:
The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
Marie Gottschalk

"This is a brilliantly framed, intellectually courageous analysis of a pivotal and problematic period in American criminal justice history. Gottschalk offers unique and penetrating insights into the complex forces that led to the creation of our nation's massive carceral state. Her research is meticulous, the scope of her vision is sweeping, and her criticism is unflinching. Absolutely essential reading for understanding this profound transformation of American society."--Craig W. Haney, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank<br>Vincent Antonin Lépinay Codes of Finance:
Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank
Vincent Antonin Lépinay

"The first in-depth anthropological study of how banks invent new financial products. . . . Lépinay spent nearly two years in a huge French bank . . . And his study is both highly revealing and slightly farcical."--The Guardian
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $42.00 / £28.95
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The Making of Modern Liberalism<br>Alan Ryan The Making of Modern Liberalism
Alan Ryan

"A magisterial volume. . . . It will appeal to specialists on particular thinkers and topics or to those interested in the trajectory of the liberal tradition inaugurated by Hobbes and Locke."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of November 10, 2014

Britain’s Habitats: A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland<br>Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still & Andy Swash Britain’s Habitats:
A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland
Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still & Andy Swash

A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation.
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95

Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging<br>Denis Le Bihan<br>
Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan Looking Inside the Brain:
The Power of Neuroimaging
Denis Le Bihan
Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

“Written by the inventor of diffusion MRI, Looking Inside the Brain is a well-informed and accessible book that explores the major outcomes and breakthroughs of brain imaging.”—Jean-Pierre Changeux, coauthor of The Good, the True, and the Beautiful and What Makes Us Think?
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of November 3, 2014

Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music<br>Jennifer C. Lena Banding Together:
How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
Jennifer C. Lena

"Banding Together is an essential read for fans of popular music, thanks in no small part to Lena's wealth of music knowledge, as the book draws together the studies of music communities and music genres into a coherent whole."--Martin James, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $37.50 / £26.95
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Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe<br>Esra Özyürek Being German, Becoming Muslim:
Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe
Esra Özyürek

"Through thoughtful portraits, Özyürek explores the dilemmas faced by converts to Islam in Germany, where new Muslims are seeking nonethnic forms of the religion. She shows how these converts are finding an original way to be German through their Islam--a discovery that seems dangerous to some in the German state. A clear, convincing account of new Muslims in a European land."--John Bowen, author of Can Islam Be French?
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $55.00 / £37.95
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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014<br>Edited by Mircea Pitici The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014
Edited by Mircea Pitici

Praise for previous editions:"[A] volume of unexpectedly fascinating mathematical research, musings, and studies that explore subjects from art to medicine. . . . ]R]eaders from many disciplines will find much to pique their interest."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law<br>Margaret Jane Radin Boilerplate:
The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law
Margaret Jane Radin

"[Radin] has given us a sophisticated and thought-provoking treatment of the boilerplate contracts that everyone signs yet few read or understand."--Robert F. Nagel, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past<br>John M. Owen IV Confronting Political Islam:
Six Lessons from the West’s Past
John M. Owen IV

"Owen is generous, rational and balanced. . . . [H]e is astute enough to understand the vast real-world differences that block the resolution of conflict."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Credit and Blame<br>Charles Tilly Credit and Blame
Charles Tilly

"Throughout his 50-book career, Tilly liked to squint hard at social life and find simple patterns. [In Credit and Blame] his undogmatic schematizing could reshape our judgments about what might have been obvious to begin with."--Alexander Star, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Democratic Faith<br>Patrick Deneen Democratic Faith
Patrick Deneen

"This book offers a serious philosophical and historical basis for current democratic theory. It makes a valuable contribution to the topic of religion and politics and is worthy of careful study. It is well written and immensely readable."--Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2005 | $67.50 / £46.95
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The Emerging Republican Majority<br>Updated edition<br>Kevin Phillips<br>
With a new preface by the author and a new introduction by Sean Wilentz The Emerging Republican Majority
Updated edition
Kevin Phillips
With a new preface by the author and a new introduction by Sean Wilentz

One of the most important and controversial books in modern American politics, The Emerging Republican Majority (1969) explained how Richard Nixon won the White House in 1968—and why the Republicans would go on to dominate presidential politics for the next quarter century. Rightly or wrongly, the book has widely been seen as a blueprint for how Republicans, using the so-called Southern Strategy, could build a durable winning coalition in presidential elections. For this new edition, Phillips has written a preface describing his view of the book, its reception, and how its analysis was borne out in subsequent elections.
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation<br>Tzachi Zamir Ethics and the Beast:
A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation
Tzachi Zamir

"The impressive philosophical force of the arguments for animal liberation seems to be somewhat detached from reality and its struggles. One must thus welcome the appearance of a book that not only reweaves theory and practice, but also gives centre stage to problems of implementation, or even of strategy."--Paola Cavalieri, Iyyun
Paperback | 2014 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2007 | $49.95 / £34.95
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Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment: From Asia to Argentina<br>Padma Desai Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment:
From Asia to Argentina
Padma Desai

"The best book yet about the financial crises that have swept the world in recent years. Desai offers a comprehensive, critical survey that will unsettle ideologues right and left. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the global economy."--Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2003 | $67.50 / £46.95
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Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales<br>Jack Zipes Grimm Legacies:
The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales
Jack Zipes

"In this landmark work of fairy-tale scholarship, Jack Zipes comes to grips with the multiple legacies of the Brothers Grimm in German and Anglo-American cultures. With nuance and inexhaustible insight, Zipes shows how mythmaking, marketing, hype, Americanization, the appeal of collective action, and utopian longing have sustained 'the magic spell' of the Grimms' tales throughout two centuries of use and abuse. Anyone seeking to understand the popularity of the Grimms' fairy tales or their richly diverse reception will do well to begin here."--Donald Haase, editor of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit<br>Robert B. Pippin Hegel on Self-Consciousness:
Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit
Robert B. Pippin

"Pippin, one of the finest contemporary scholars on Kant and post-Kantian German idealism, presents here two essays that focus on two of Hegel's claims--that self-consciousness is desire itself, and that it finds its satisfaction only in others. . . . Pippin's essays provide a skillful interpretation of one of the most important parts of Hegel's corpus, and illuminate Phenomenology of Spirit as well as historical and contemporary interpretations of Hegel's account of self-consciousness."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2010 | $37.50 / £26.95
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The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability<br>Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood & Solomon Messing The Impression of Influence:
Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability
Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood & Solomon Messing

"This important book provides novel insights into the strategic interactions among legislators, citizens, and the bureaucracy that shape federal spending. Grimmer, Westwood, and Messing deploy new observational and experimental analyses to understand which legislators are most likely to seek government spending in their districts, how they advertise this information, and what effect it has on their electoral fortunes."--Gregory A. Huber, Yale University
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America<br>Joanna L. Grossman & Lawrence M. Friedman Inside the Castle:
Law and the Family in 20th Century America
Joanna L. Grossman & Lawrence M. Friedman

"The history of American law is the story of the American family. The book describes how the law both reflects and seeks to mold conceptions of what a family is and who its members are. . . . The conclusion is that the family has undergone dramatic change in America since 1787, and will evolve as new social practices emerge."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $37.50 / £26.95
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Mathematicians under the Nazis<br>Sanford L. Segal Mathematicians under the Nazis
Sanford L. Segal

"The strength of the book lies in its many individual stories and case histories. . . . [It] offer[s] disturbing and important accounts of the life of science and scientists under the Nazis."--The Economist
Paperback | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
Hardcover | 2003 | $110.00 / £75.00
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The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism<br>Jack Knight & James Johnson The Priority of Democracy:
Political Consequences of Pragmatism
Jack Knight & James Johnson

"Overall, this study is a deeply considered, well argued contribution to contemporary debates about the relationship between democratic processes and context in normative political theory."--Hussein Banai, Political Studies Review
Paperback | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $30.95 / £21.95
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Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame<br>Christina H. Tarnopolsky Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants:
Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame
Christina H. Tarnopolsky

"Every once in a long while a book comes along that the reader finds so worthwhile, down to the smallest detail, that she painstakingly devours every line and every section, even those with which she finds herself in disagreement, and ultimately closes the book with a sigh of disappointment when the journey is done and the book ends. Such a book is . . . Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants. . . . This book will be an excellent addition to any philosopher's library, worthy as a graduate level text on ancient philosophy, and valuable for those readers interested in nuanced studies of the effects of the emotions in human societies and in politics. Regardless of whether the reader agrees with the twists and turns of Tarnopolsky's arguments, the journey will be well worth taking."--Wendy C. Hamblet, Philosophy in Review
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2010 | $45.00 / £30.95
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The Seduction of Culture in German History<br>Wolf Lepenies The Seduction of Culture in German History
Wolf Lepenies

"Lepenies's reflections on French-German and American-German culture wars suggest that cultural interpretation is as much a part of the social world as any social or political fact. . . . [H]is history of an idea . . . contains important political lessons for both Europe and the United States. The substitution of culture for politics is a dangerous road to travel."--Andreas Huyssen, The Nation
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2006 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece<br>Brooke Holmes The Symptom and the Subject:
The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece
Brooke Holmes

"Brooke Holmes' volume is a wonderful read that would be enjoyed not only by scholars but also by people interested in the history of ideas in the Greek world. I also think that such a work must be a source for any future analysis of the concepts of person, soul, and body in Greek philosophy and literature."--Octavian Gabor, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2010 | $55.00 / £37.95
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Theories of Population Variation in Genes and Genomes<br>Freddy Bugge Christiansen Theories of Population Variation in Genes and Genomes
Freddy Bugge Christiansen

"This very well-written book is challenging, but rewarding. Motivated readers will understand the dynamic nature of genetic variation in populations."--Richard M. Kijman, Quarterly Review of Biology
Paperback | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $105.00 / £72.00
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Books released during the week of October 27, 2014

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film <i>The Imitation Game</i><br>Andrew Hodges<br>With a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author Alan Turing: The Enigma:
The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
Andrew Hodges
With a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author

"One of the finest scientific biographies ever written."--Jim Holt, New Yorker
Paperback | 2014 | $16.95 / £11.95
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Alan Turing's Systems of Logic: The Princeton Thesis<br>Edited and introduced by Andrew W. Appel Alan Turing's Systems of Logic:
The Princeton Thesis
Edited and introduced by Andrew W. Appel

"This book presents the story of Turing's work at Princeton University and includes a facsimile of his doctoral dissertation, 'Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals,' which he completed in 1936. The author includes a detailed history of Turing's work in computer science and the attempts to ground the field in formal logic."--Mathematics Teacher
Paperback | 2014 | $14.95 / £10.95
Paperback | 2012 | $25.95 / £17.95

One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned along the Way<br>William M. Chace One Hundred Semesters:
My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned along the Way
William M. Chace

"Chace here recounts a young man's maturation and offers insight into the challenges of university administration. . . . Chace is a gifted storyteller, appealingly honest in analyzing what he did well and where he went wrong."--Evelyn Beck, Library Journal
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Paperback | 2006 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Books released during the week of October 20, 2014

Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide<br>Iain Campbell, Sam Woods & Nick Leseberg<br>With photography by Geoff Jones Birds of Australia:
A Photographic Guide
Iain Campbell, Sam Woods & Nick Leseberg
With photography by Geoff Jones

"Birds of Australia is an excellent book. The text is comprehensive, the content is effectively organized and researched, and the scholarship is sound. The photographic plates are of a very high quality."--Peter S. Lansley, senior ecologist, Brett Lane & Associates
Paperback | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II<br>Roger L. Geiger The History of American Higher Education:
Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II
Roger L. Geiger

"An encyclopedic history of American colleges and universities. . . . A well-researched, detailed tome."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation<br>William J. Cook In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman:
Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
William J. Cook

"Fascinating . . . describes the history, personalities, challenges, applications and techniques used to find solutions of the famous 'Traveling Salesman Problem' and related problems."--Pradeep Mutalik, Wordplay blog at New York Times
Paperback | 2014 | $16.95 / £11.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $27.95 / £19.95
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The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter<br>Helen R. Quinn & Yossi Nir The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter
Helen R. Quinn & Yossi Nir

"The big mystery about antimatter, as far as scientists are concerned, is why there isn't more of it in the universe. This is a serious and well-researched exposition of particle physics and cosmology that shows how science came upon antimatter and is now trying to understand the asymmetry between matter and antimatter. A nice feature is the occasional inclusion of personal recollections of the development of the standard model and of the scientists involved, which adds charm to the narrative. [O]ne of the best overviews...essential reading for students of physics who want to know what research in theoretical particle physics is doing."--Frank Close, Times Higher Education
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $29.95 / £19.95
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On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling<br>Michael Dirda On Conan Doyle:
Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling
Michael Dirda

"Charming. . . . As any Conan Doyle aficionado knows, the adventures of Holmes comprise a mere fraction of the oeuvre . . . and one of Dirda's chief concerns is to give the rest of it appropriate attention. . . . Dirda is also enlightening on the author's influences and literary heirs."--Toby Lichtig, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2014 | $16.95 / £11.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $19.95 / £13.95
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When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra<br>Roberta Casagrande-Kim When the Greeks Ruled Egypt:
From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra
Roberta Casagrande-Kim

When the Greeks Ruled Egypt is the illustrated catalogue for the exciting exhibition at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Through sculpture, coins, religious statuettes, funerary stelae, papyri, and more, all drawn from a variety of distinguished American collections, the catalogue examines the interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the nearly three hundred-year period when Egypt was under Greek rule.
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95

Books released during the week of October 14, 2014

Economic Interdependence and War<br>Dale C. Copeland Economic Interdependence and War
Dale C. Copeland

"A landmark study, Economic Interdependence and War presents a novel and compelling argument about trade expectations and the prospects for peace and war among the great powers. This well-written and accessible book buttresses its argument with an extraordinarily valuable historical analysis of great-power interactions from the 1790s to the present day, and a superior intellectual engagement of the quantitative literature."--Joseph Grieco, Duke University
Paperback | 2014 | $32.95 / £22.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America<br>Robyn Muncy Relentless Reformer:
Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America
Robyn Muncy

"Josephine Roche finally has her due, thanks to Robyn Muncy's sparkling political biography. Policewoman and business owner, labor-relations and public-health pioneer, political insider and female outsider, Roche emerges warts and all as a slayer of inequality. More than an exercise in recovery, Relentless Reformer challenges conventional wisdom on the detrimental impact of private welfare on public programs as it charts the persistence of a democratic, state-centric progressivism over the course of the twentieth century."--Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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