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Told Again: Old Tales Told Again: Old Tales Told Again

by Walter De La Mare, A.H. Watson & Philip Pullman

Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of a writer who used magical realism before the term had even been invented. Walter...


In Amazonia: A Natural History

by Hugh Raffles

The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings...


Making War and Building Peace: United Nations Peace Operations

by Michael W. Doyle & Nicholas Sambanis

Making War and Building Peace examines how well United Nations peacekeeping missions work after civil war. Statistically analyzing all civil wars since 1945, the book compares peace processes that had UN involvement...


Collaborative Governance: Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times

by John D. Donahue, Richard J. Zeckhauser & Stephen Breyer

All too often government lacks the skill, the will, and the wallet to meet its missions. Schools fall short of the mark while roads and bridges fall into disrepair. Health care costs too much and delivers too...


Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future

by Ian Goldin & Geoffrey Cameron

Throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected...


Computational Aspects of Modular Forms and Galois Representations: How One Can Compute in Polynomial Time the Value of Ramanujan's Tau at a Prime (AM-

by Jean-Marc Couveignes, Bas Edixhoven & Robin de Jong

Modular forms are tremendously important in various areas of mathematics, from number theory and algebraic geometry to combinatorics and lattices. Their Fourier coefficients, with Ramanujan's tau-function as...


Impossible?: Surprising Solutions to Counterintuitive Conundrums

by Julian Havil

In Nonplussed!, popular-math writer Julian Havil delighted readers with a mind-boggling array of implausible yet true mathematical paradoxes. Now Havil is back with Impossible?, another marvelous medley of the...


The Search for Mathematical Roots, 1870-1940: Logics, Set Theories and the Foundations of Mathematics from Cantor through Russell to Godel

by I. Grattan-Guinness

While many books have been written about Bertrand Russell's philosophy and some on his logic, I. Grattan-Guinness has written the first comprehensive history of the mathematical background, content, and impact...


Rational Decisions

by Ken Binmore

It is widely held that Bayesian decision theory is the final word on how a rational person should make decisions. However, Leonard Savage--the inventor of Bayesian decision theory--argued that it would be ridiculous...


The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle

by Peter Baldwin

Today’s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright—and its violation—a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators,...


Profane Culture

by Paul E Willis

A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures—the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists...


Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter

by Jonathan Marc Gribetz

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing...


Zombies and Calculus

by Colin Adams

How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Colin Adams, humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today’s most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates...


Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology: Theory and Applications to Biology

by M. Vidyasagar

This book explores important aspects of Markov and hidden Markov processes and the applications of these ideas to various problems in computational biology. The book starts from first principles, so that no...


The Fourth Pig

by Naomi Mitchison & Marina Warner

The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads. Droll and sad, spirited and apprehensive, The Fourth Pig reflects the hopes and...


Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide

by Iain Campbell, Sam Woods & Nick Leseberg

Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants...


Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804-1946

by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

In Frontier Fictions, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national...


Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intent

by Keren Yarhi-Milo

States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance...


Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages

by Saskia Sassen

Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of the world's leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today's global era possible....


Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography

by M. Sukru Hanioglu

When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Atatürk...