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Cover image from Paula fredriksen’s Sin: The Early History of an Idea (see page 4). image courtesy of shutterstock.
What it Was, is, and should Be
THE STRENGTHS AND FAILURES OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE, AND WHY LIBERAL EDUCATION STILL MATTERS
As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. the traditional four-year college experience—an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers—is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. in College, prominent cultural critic Andrew delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. in arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America’s democratic promise. in a brisk and vivid historical narrative, delbanco explains how the idea of college arose in the colonial period from the puritan idea of the gathered church, how it struggled to survive in the nineteenth century in the shadow of the new research universities, and how, in the twentieth century, it slowly opened its doors to women, minorities, and students from low-income families. He describes the unique strengths of America’s colleges in our era of globalization and, while recognizing the growing centrality of science, technology, and vocational subjects in the curriculum, he mounts a vigorous defense of a broadly humanistic education for all. Acknowledging the serious financial, intellectual, and ethical challenges that all colleges face today, delbanco considers what is at stake in the urgent effort to protect these venerable institutions for future generations. Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family chair of American studies and the Julian clarence Levi professor in the Humanities at columbia university. His many books include Melville: His World and Work (Vintage), which won the Lionel trilling Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize in biography.
“This terrific book is wonderfully direct and engaging, and full of well-chosen historical examples and relevant quotations. Delbanco’s love of learning comes through clearly. He eloquently articulates and defends a certain ideal conception of the undergraduate experience and rightly makes us worry about the prospects for preserving it.” —Michael McPherson, The Spencer Foundation
APRIL Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-13073-6 240 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. EDUCATION z CURRENT AFFAIRS press.princeton.edu
BEST-SELLING ECONOMIST ExPLAINS WHY WE NEED TO RECLAIM FINANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Finance and the Good Society
Robert J. Shiller
the reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist robert shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance—he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. But in this important and timely book, shiller argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being. We need more financial innovation—not less—and finance should play a larger role in helping society achieve its goals. challenging the public and its leaders to rethink finance and its role in society, shiller argues that finance should be defined not merely as the manipulation of money or the management of risk but as the stewardship of society’s assets. He explains how people in financial careers—from ceo, investment manager, and banker to insurer, lawyer, and regulator— can and do manage, protect, and increase these assets. He describes how finance has historically contributed to the good of society through inventions such as insurance, mortgages, savings accounts, and pensions, and argues that we need to envision new ways to rechannel financial creativity to benefit society as a whole. ultimately, shiller shows how society can once again harness the power of finance for the greater good. Robert J. Shiller is the author of Irrational Exuberance and The Subprime Solution, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (all princeton). He is the Arthur M. okun professor of economics at Yale university.
“This is an overflowing feast of ideas and facts—from Adam Smith to neuroscience to casino design—that will convince intelligent readers who think of finance as an arcane subject that it is not just interesting but even entertaining.” —Robert Wade, London School of Economics and Political Science
APRIL Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-15488-6 304 pages. 6 x 9. POPULAR ECONOMICS z BUSINESS press.princeton.edu
An interview with Robert J. Shiller The title of your book, Finance and the Good Society, might strike some readers as a contradiction in terms. Why are they wrong? Finance is widely viewed as an activity that promotes inequality. But financial institutions can be democratizing and can reduce inequality if they are set up right. Finance is not merely about making money. it’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. it’s about stewardship and therefore about achieving the good society. Who are you trying to reach with this book? My first inspiration was my college students, who are trying to find their place in the world. doing just about anything important for our society requires some knowledge of finance and working with people in the various financial roles outlined in the book. As i worked on it more, though, i conceived a broader mission, namely rethinking how people in these financial roles actually work together to produce a good society. thinking about this is something we should all do because it will help us do a better job of figuring out how financial innovation can improve society.
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New York Times best-selling economist Robert J. Shiller
How does the current financial crisis relate to your book? the financial crisis is a growing pain, the kind of accident that happens as we develop and move forward. there was too much complacency about existing institutions. our reaction to the crisis should primarily be to develop fundamental financial innovations that better serve our real goals. Given the aims of the good society, what role should government play in the financial sector? We have to be careful that government isn’t captured by existing financial interests. people have to see a sharp distinction between financial forms as they exist today, and that often serve some specific interests, and the kinds of democratized forms we might see tomorrow. A properly functioning government and a properly functioning financial community should consider the interests of all elements of society, and will encourage innovation that will eventually make existing financial forms obsolete. doing this well requires technical financial expertise, not political slogans, and respect for the experience of people in the financial community.
“Drawing from history, economic theory, and keen observation of our economy, Robert Shiller brings a fresh perspective to a big issue—the role of finance in our society. He urges us to overcome the popular misperception that all finance is sleazy and to think broadly about how we can harness its power for the benefit of society as a whole.” —Darrell Duffie, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University “Many MBA students are fascinated by the world of finance but wary of entering it because they perceive it as declining and marred by unethical behavior. This book will show them why finance is and should be a vital part of the good society’s solution, rather than its problem. No other book does this with more authority or credibility.” —Shlomo Maital, professor emeritus, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
the early History of an idea
WHY THE MEANING OF SIN CHANGED RADICALLY DURING THE FIRST CENTURIES OF CHRISTIANITY
Ancient christians invoked sin to account for an astonishing range of things, from the death of God’s son to the politics of the roman empire that worshipped him. in this book, award-winning historian of religion paula Fredriksen tells the surprising story of early christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity. Long before christianity, of course, cultures had articulated the idea that human wrongdoing violated relations with the divine. But Sin tells how, in the fevered atmosphere of the four centuries between Jesus and Augustine, singular new christian ideas about sin emerged in rapid and vigorous variety, including the momentous shift from the belief that sin is something one does to something that one is born into. As the original defining circumstances of their movement quickly collapsed, early christians were left to debate the causes, manifestations, and remedies of sin. this is a powerful and original account of the early history of an idea that has centrally shaped christianity and left a deep impression on the secular world as well. Paula Fredriksen is the author of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, which won the national Jewish Book Award. she is also the author of Augustine and the Jews and From Jesus to Christ. the Aurelio professor emerita at Boston university, she now teaches as distinguished Visiting professor of comparative religion at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem.
“Paula Fredriksen’s new book offers a masterfully clear and readable exposition of complex issues, showing how traditional Jewish views of sin were transmuted by the Christian theologians Origen and Augustine in nearly opposite ways, to create startlingly different views of human nature.” —Elaine Pagels, author of The Origin of Satan
“Paula Fredriksen’s Sin is a gripping book on an immense theme. Fredriksen makes us realize that what is at stake is not simply ‘sin’ (as we usually think of it) but what it is to be human, to live in a material universe, and to expect redemption from a God of many faces. . . . [Sin] is a magnificent ride.” —Peter Brown, Princeton University
JUNE Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-12890-0 248 pages. 12 halftones. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. RELIGION z HISTORY press.princeton.edu
The War of the Sexes
How conflict and cooperation Have shaped Men and Women from prehistory to the present
HOW OUR STONE-AGE BRAINS MADE MODERN SOCIETY, AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
As countless love songs, movies, and self-help books attest, men and women have long sought different things. the result? seemingly inevitable conflict. Yet we belong to the most cooperative species on the planet. isn’t there a way we can use this capacity to achieve greater harmony and equality between the sexes? in The War of the Sexes, paul seabright argues that there is—but first we must understand how the tension between conflict and cooperation developed in our remote evolutionary past, how it shaped the modern world, and how it still holds us back, both at home and at work. drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, seabright shows that conflict between the sexes is, paradoxically, the product of cooperation. the evolutionary niche—the long dependent childhood—carved out by our ancestors requires the highest level of cooperative talent. But it also gives couples more to fight about. Men and women became experts at influencing one another to achieve their cooperative ends, but also became trapped in strategies of manipulation and deception in pursuit of sex and partnership. in early societies, economic conditions moved the balance of power in favor of men, as they cornered scarce resources for use in the sexual bargain. today, conditions have changed beyond recognition, yet inequalities between men and women persist, as the brains, talents, and preferences we inherited from our ancestors struggle to deal with the unpredictable forces unleashed by the modern information economy. Men and women today have an unprecedented opportunity to achieve equal power and respect. But we need to understand the mixed inheritance of conflict and cooperation left to us by our primate ancestors if we are finally to escape their legacy. Paul Seabright is the author of The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life (princeton). He is professor of economics at the toulouse school of economics and has been a fellow of All souls college, university of oxford, and churchill college, university of cambridge. MAY Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-13301-0 240 pages. 6 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR ECONOMICS z POPULAR SCIENCE press.princeton.edu
“The War of the Sexes is a delight to read. Paul Seabright launches a charm offensive on those who would prefer not to think that gender differences have any biological basis, and an intellectual offensive on those who think that these differences are large and intractable.” —Terri Apter, author of Working Women Don’t Have Wives
THE SURPRISING CAREER OF JOSEPH SMITH’S FAMOUS BOOK
LIVES OF GREAT RELIGIOUS BOOKS
The Book of Mormon
Paul C. Gutjahr
Late one night in 1823 Joseph smith, Jr. was reportedly visited in his family’s farmhouse in upstate new York by an angel named Moroni. According to smith, Moroni told him of a buried stack of gold plates that were inscribed with a history of the Americas’ ancient peoples, and which would restore the pure Gospel message as Jesus had delivered it to them. thus began the unlikely career of the Book of Mormon, the founding text of the Mormon religion, and perhaps the most important sacred text ever to originate in the united states. Here paul Gutjahr traces the life of this book as it has formed and fractured different strains of Mormonism and transformed religious expression around the world. Gutjahr looks at how the Book of Mormon emerged from the burned-over district of upstate new York, where revivalist preachers, missionaries, and spiritual entrepreneurs of every stripe vied for the loyalty of settlers desperate to scratch a living from the land. He examines how a book that has long been the subject of ridicule—Mark twain called it “chloroform in print”—has more than 150 million copies in print in more than a hundred languages worldwide. Gutjahr shows how smith’s influential book launched one of the fastest growing new religions on the planet, and has featured in everything from comic books and action figures to feature-length films and an award-winning Broadway musical. Paul C. Gutjahr is professor of english at indiana university. His books include Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy and An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777–1880.
LiVes oF GreAt reLiGious Books
“This probing and engaging study surveys the history, use, translation, and adaptation into other media of the Book of Mormon. I know of nothing else quite like it. Religious traditions change over time, and controlling a sacred text plays an important role in the self-identity of the community. Gutjahr explains not simply how changes in the text took place, but why.” —Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, editor of American Scriptures: An Anthology of Sacred Writings
APRIL Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-14480-1 232 pages. 23 halftones. 1 table. 4 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2. RELIGION z AMERICAN HISTORY press.princeton.edu
Lives of Great religious Books is a new series of short volumes that recount the complex and fascinating histories of important religious texts from around the world. Written for general readers by leading authors and experts, these books examine the historical origins of texts from the great religious traditions, and trace how their reception, interpretation, and influence have changed—often radically—over time. As these stories of translation, adaptation, appropriation, and inspiration dramatically remind us, all great religious books are living things whose careers in the world can take the most unexpected turns.
LIVES OF GREAT RELIGIOUS BOOKS
HOW THE I CHING BECAME ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY READ AND INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN THE WORLD
The I Ching
Richard J. Smith
the I Ching originated in china as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. in 136 Bce the emperor declared it a confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout east Asia. Jesuit missionaries brought knowledge of the I Ching to europe in the seventeenth century, and the American counterculture embraced it in the 1960s. Here richard smith tells the extraordinary story of how this cryptic and once obscure book became one of the most widely read and extensively analyzed texts in all of world literature. in this concise history, smith traces the evolution of the I Ching in china and throughout the world, explaining its complex structure, its manifold uses in different cultures, and its enduring appeal. He shows how the indigenous beliefs and customs of Japan, korea, Vietnam, and tibet “domesticated” the text, and he reflects on whether this chinese classic can be compared to religious books such as the Bible or the Qur’an. smith also looks at how the I Ching came to be published in dozens of languages, providing insight and inspiration to millions worldwide—including ardent admirers in the West such as Leibniz, carl Jung, philip k. dick, Allen Ginsberg, Hermann Hesse, Bob dylan, Jorge Luis Borges, and i. M. pei. smith offers an unparalleled biography of the most revered book in china’s entire cultural tradition, and he shows us how this enigmatic ancient classic has become a truly global phenomenon. Richard J. Smith is the George and nancy rupp professor of Humanities and professor of history at rice university.
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“Richard Smith synthesizes a great deal of information about the I Ching and presents it with admirable clarity. I know of no one else who commands the history of this text to the extent that he does, whether in China or especially in its global context. His excellent book will find a ready and wide readership.” —Edward L. Shaughnessy, author of Confucian and Taoist Wisdom
series titles already available Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography
Martin E. Marty
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APRIL Cloth $25.95T 978-0-691-14509-9 264 pages. 7 halftones. 13 line illus. 4 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2. RELIGION z ASIAN STUDIES press.princeton.edu
Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography
Cloth $19.95T 978-0-691-14357-6
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
Cloth $19.95T 978-0-691-13435-2
WHY COMPROMISE IS ESSENTIAL FOR EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT AND WHY IT IS MISSING IN POLITICS TODAY
The Spirit of Compromise
Why Governing demands it and campaigning undermines it
Amy Gutmann & Dennis Thompson
if politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? in The Spirit of Compromise, eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and dennis thompson connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing—the permanent campaign—in American democracy today. they show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise—standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments—the compromising mindset—that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents. it is a mindset that helps politicians appreciate and take advantage of opportunities for desirable compromise. Gutmann and thompson explore the dynamics of these mindsets by comparing the historic compromises on tax reform under president reagan in 1986 and health care reform under president obama in 2010. Both compromises were difficult to deliver but only tax reform was bipartisan. drawing lessons from these and other important compromises—and failures to compromise—in American politics, Gutmann and thompson propose changes in our political institutions, processes, and mindsets that would encourage a better balance between campaigning and governing. calling for greater cooperation in contemporary politics, The Spirit of Compromise will interest all who care about whether their government leaders can work together. Amy Gutmann is president of the university of pennsylvania, where she is also the christopher H. Browne distinguished professor of political science. Dennis Thompson is the Alfred north Whitehead professor of political philosophy at Harvard university. Gutmann and thompson are coauthors of Why Deliberative Democracy? (princeton) and Democracy and Disagreement.
“As one would expect from Gutmann and Thompson, The Spirit of Compromise thoughtfully and effectively blends theory with real-life examples to underscore a larger important thesis: the political process of compromise matters.” —Norman J. Ornstein, coauthor of The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track
MAY Cloth $24.95T 978-0-691-15391-9 176 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. POLITICS z PHILOSOPHY press.princeton.edu
How to Win an Election
An Ancient Guide for Modern politicians
A PRIMER ON CAMPAIGNING IN ANCIENT ROME THAT READS LIKE A STRATEGY MEMO FROM A MODERN POLITICAL CONSULTANT
Quintus Tullius Cicero
translated and with an introduction by philip Freeman
How to Win an Election is an ancient roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow’s headlines. in 64 Bc when idealist Marcus cicero, rome’s greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (cicero won)— and as relevant today as when it was written. A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli’s Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office. Philip Freeman is the author of many books, including Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar (all simon & schuster). He received his phd from Harvard university and holds the Qualley chair of classical Languages at Luther college in decorah, iowa.
“Given the lowly state of politics these days, this ancient Roman handbook on electioneering shows how little has changed. Freeman has done a masterful job of bringing this delightful text into the modern day—so masterful that one might think it was actually a spoof.” —Gary Hart, former U.S. senator
“In his election advice to his brother Marcus, Quintus Cicero shows himself to be a master political strategist with a clear understanding of opposition research, organization, and turnout (though a little weak on message). Fresh, lively, and sharp, this primer provides timeless counsel and a great read for the modern political practitioner.” —Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush
MARCH Cloth $9.95T 978-0-691-15408-4 144 pages. 4 1⁄2 x 7. POLITICS z CLASSICS press.princeton.edu
THE SCIENCE OF CHANGE, FROM CELLS TO CULTURE
Cells to Civilizations
the principles of change that shape Life
Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself—from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, or a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist enrico coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations—evolution, development, learning, and human culture—while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change. Enrico Coen is a plant molecular geneticist based at the John innes centre in norwich, united kingdom. He is the author of The Art of Genes, a fellow of the royal society, and a foreign associate of the u.s. national Academy of science. His awards include the Linnean Gold Medal and the royal society darwin Medal.
“This is a charming, clever, and thoughtprovoking book. With examples and metaphor, the book advances the idea that the same basic principles operate in evolution, development, learning, and culture.” —Stephen C. Stearns, Yale University
JUNE Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-14967-7 312 pages. 20 color illus. 81 halftones. 9 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR SCIENCE z BIOLOGY press.princeton.edu
the Mystery of Animal navigation
THE MYSTERIOUS AND REMARKABLE WAYS THAT ANIMALS NAVIGATE
James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould
We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. With colorful and thorough detail, Nature’s Compass explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe. noted biologist James Gould and popular science writer carol Gould delve into the elegant strategies and fail-safe backup systems, the invisible sensitivities and mysterious forces, and incredible mental abilities used by familiar and rare species, as they investigate a multitude of navigation strategies, from the simple to the astonishing. the Goulds discuss how animals navigate, without instruments and training, at a level far beyond human talents. they explain how animals measure time and show how the fragile monarch butterfly employs an internal clock, calendar, compass, and map to commence and measure the twothousand-mile annual journey to Mexico—all with a brain that weighs only a few thousandths of an ounce. they look at honey bees and how they rely on the sun and mental maps to locate landmarks such as nests and flowers. And they examine whether long-distance migrants, such as the homing pigeon, depend on a global positioning system to let them know where they are. ultimately, the authors ask if the disruption of migratory paths through habitat destruction and global warming is affecting and endangering animal species. providing a comprehensive picture of animal navigation and migration, Nature’s Compass decodes the mysteries of this extraordinary aspect of natural behavior. James L. Gould is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at princeton university. Carol Grant Gould is a science writer who has published widely. together, the Goulds have written nine earlier books, including The Animal Mind and Animal Architects.
“Nature’s Compass is a captivating introduction to animal navigation. It draws readers into a world in which myriad creatures outperform humans in every way possible. Enlightening and thoughtprovoking, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the topic and shows how an understanding of navigation may be critical for conservation.” —Irene M. Pepperberg, author of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
JUNE Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-14045-2 320 pages. 10 halftones. 97 line illus. 1 table. 6 x 9. POPULAR SCIENCE z BIOLOGY press.princeton.edu
the science of rating and ranking
THE MATHEMATICS BEHIND TODAY’S MOST WIDELY USED RATING AND RANKING METHODS
Amy N. Langville & Carl D. Meyer
A website’s ranking on Google can spell the difference between success and failure for a new business. ncAA football ratings determine which schools get to play for the big money in postseason bowl games. product ratings influence everything from the clothes we wear to the movies we select on netflix. ratings and rankings are everywhere, but how exactly do they work? Who’s #1? offers an engaging and accessible account of how scientific rating and ranking methods are created and applied to a variety of uses. Amy Langville and carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. in a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide fascinating insights into the ingenious contributions of many of the field’s pioneers. they survey and compare the different methods employed today, showing why their strengths and weaknesses depend on the underlying goal, and explaining why and when a given method should be considered. Langville and Meyer also describe what can and can’t be expected from the most widely used systems. the science of rating and ranking touches virtually every facet of our lives, and now you don’t need to be an expert to understand how it really works. Who’s #1? is the definitive introduction to the subject. it features easy-to-understand examples and interesting trivia and historical facts, and much of the required mathematics is included. Amy N. Langville is associate professor of mathematics at the college of charleston. Carl D. Meyer is professor of mathematics at north carolina state university. they are the authors of Google’s PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings (princeton).
“Who’s #1? provides a much-needed synthesis of the methods used for ranking and rating things like sports teams, movies, politicians, and more. There is a ton of interest in this topic, and readers now have one place to look for a comprehensive treatment of the different approaches.” —Wayne L. Winston, author of Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
MARCH Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-15422-0 256 pages. 25 halftones. 47 line illus. 60 tables. 7 x 10. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z COMPUTER SCIENCE press.princeton.edu
The Universe in Zero Words
the story of Mathematics as told through equations
THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO 24 EQUATIONS THAT HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD
Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader’s tender eyes. dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. no history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a history of mathematics—the universal language of science—keep the masterpieces of the subject hidden behind a veil? The Universe in Zero Words tells the history of twenty-four great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics, science, and society—from the elementary (1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black-scholes formula for financial derivatives), and from the famous (e=mc2) to the arcane (Hamilton’s quaternion equations). Mackenzie, who has been called a “popular-science ace” by Booklist magazine, lucidly explains what each equation means, who discovered it (and how), and how it has affected our lives. illustrated in color throughout, the book tells the human and often-surprising stories behind the invention or discovery of the equations, from how a bad cigar changed the course of quantum mechanics to why whales (if they could communicate with us) would teach us a totally different concept of geometry. At the same time, the book shows why these equations have something timeless to say about the universe, and how they do it with an economy (zero words) that no other form of human expression can match. The Universe in Zero Words is the ultimate introduction and guide to equations that have changed the world. Dana Mackenzie is the author of The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be (Wiley), among other books. He is a frequent contributor to Science, Discover, and New Scientist. He has a phd in mathematics from princeton and was a mathematics professor for thirteen years before becoming a full-time writer.
“Demanding very little prior mathematical knowledge, this is one of the best popular histories of mathematics in recent years. Dana Mackenzie’s prose is lively and easy to read, and his mix of historical background and personal biographies of the main characters is engaging.” —Eli Maor, author of The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History and e: The Story of a Number
JUNE Cloth $27.95T 978-0-691-15282-0 224 pages. 26 color illus. 17 halftones. 12 line illus. 7 x 9 1⁄2. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z POPULAR SCIENCE
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WHAT MATHEMATICAL MODELING UNCOVERS ABOUT LIFE IN THE CITY
X and the City
Modeling Aspects of urban Life
John A. Adam
X and the City, a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor’s offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through tunnels? can you predict whether a traffic light will stay green long enough for you to cross the intersection? And what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid? every math problem and equation in this book tells a story and examples are explained throughout in an informal and witty style. the level of mathematics ranges from pre-calculus through calculus to some differential equations, and any reader with knowledge of elementary calculus will be able to follow the materials with ease. there are also some more challenging problems sprinkled in for the more advanced reader. Filled with interesting and unusual observations about how cities work, X and the City shows how mathematics undergirds and plays an important part in the metropolitan landscape. John A. Adam is professor of mathematics at old dominion university. He is the author of A Mathematical Nature Walk and Mathematics in Nature, and coauthor of Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin (all princeton).
“In X and the City, John Adam proves himself to be a genial and endlessly curious companion as he takes us on a stroll through that fascinating place where reality meets the mathematical imagination. How many squirrels live in Central Park? Should you walk or run in the rain? Anyone who’s ever pondered puzzles like these will find this book to be a treat.” —Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
JUNE Cloth $27.95T 978-0-691-15464-0 264 pages. 90 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS press.princeton.edu
A story of the numbers You can’t count on
THE FIRST POPULAR HISTORY OF IRRATIONAL NUMBERS AND THEIR DISCOVERERS, FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
the ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. in The Irrationals, the first popular and comprehensive book on the subject, Julian Havil tells the story of irrational numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their challenges, from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Along the way, he explains why irrational numbers are surprisingly difficult to define—and why so many questions still surround them. that definition seems so simple: they are numbers that cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers, or that have decimal expansions that are neither infinite nor recurring. But, as The Irrationals shows, these are the real “complex” numbers, and they have an equally complex and intriguing history, from euclid’s famous proof that the square root of 2 is irrational to roger Apéry’s proof of the irrationality of a number called Zeta(3), one of the greatest results of the twentieth century. in between, Havil explains other important results, such as the irrationality of e and pi. He also discusses the distinction between “ordinary” irrationals and transcendentals, as well as the appealing question of whether the decimal expansion of irrationals is “random.” Fascinating and illuminating, this is a book for everyone who loves math and the history behind it. Julian Havil is the author of Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant, Nonplussed!: Mathematical Proof of Implausible Ideas, and Impossible?: Surprising Solutions to Counterintuitive Conundrums (all princeton). He is a retired former master at Winchester college, england, where he taught mathematics for more than three decades.
“Readers will be swept away by Havil’s command of the subject and his wonderful writing style. The Irrationals is a lot of fun.” —Robert Gross, coauthor of Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers and Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory
JULY Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-14342-2 280 pages. 100 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS press.princeton.edu
curves, counting, and number theory
A LOOK AT ONE OF THE MOST ExCITING UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS TODAY
Avner Ash & Robert Gross
Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics—the Birch and swinnertondyer conjecture. the clay Mathematics institute is offering a prize of $1 million to anyone who can discover a general solution to the problem. in this book, Avner Ash and robert Gross guide readers through the mathematics they need to understand this captivating problem. the key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which are cubic equations in two variables. these equations may appear simple, yet they arise from some very deep—and often very mystifying—mathematical ideas. using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and in the process venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics. Along the way, they give an informative and entertaining introduction to some of the most profound discoveries of the last three centuries in algebraic geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory. they demonstrate how mathematics grows more abstract to tackle ever more challenging problems, and how each new generation of mathematicians builds on the accomplishments of those who preceded them. Ash and Gross fully explain how the Birch and swinnertondyer conjecture sheds light on the number theory of elliptic curves, and how it provides a beautiful and startling connection between two very different objects arising from an elliptic curve, one based on calculus, the other on algebra. Avner Ash is professor of mathematics at Boston college. Robert Gross is associate professor of mathematics at Boston college. they are the coauthors of Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers (princeton).
“The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture is one of the great insights in number theory from the twentieth century, and Ash and Gross write with care and a clear love of the subject. Elliptic Tales will have wide appeal.” —Peter Sarnak, Princeton University
APRIL Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-15119-9 312 pages. 52 line illus. 16 tables. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS press.princeton.edu
Why Cats Land on Their Feet
And 76 other physical paradoxes and puzzles
HOW TO USE PHYSICAL REASONING TO SOLVE SURPRISING PARADOxES
ever wonder why cats land on their feet? or what holds a spinning top upright? or whether it is possible to feel the earth’s rotation in an airplane? Why Cats Land on Their Feet is a compendium of paradoxes and puzzles that readers can solve using their own physical intuition. And the surprising answers to virtually all of these astonishing paradoxes can be arrived at with no formal knowledge of physics. Mark Levi introduces each physical problem, sometimes gives a hint or two, and then fully explains the solution. Here readers can test their critical-thinking skills against a whole assortment of puzzlers and paradoxes involving floating and diving, sailing and gliding, gymnastics, bike riding, outer space, throwing a ball from a moving car, centrifugal force, gyroscopic motion, and, of course, falling cats. Want to figure out how to open a wine bottle with a book? or how to compute the square root of a number using a tennis shoe and a watch? Why Cats Land on Their Feet shows you how, and all that’s required is a familiarity with basic highschool mathematics. this lively collection also features an appendix that explains all physical concepts used in the book, from newton’s laws to the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mark Levi is professor of mathematics at pennsylvania state university. He is the author of The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems (see page 54).
“Why Cats Land on Their Feet is a collection of fun physical puzzles that will be attractive to a wide spectrum of readers, from teachers to those looking simply for good reading and educational entertainment. Levi’s sense of humor and friendly, informal style add to the pleasure of the book. Each of these puzzles, without exception, kept my attention.” —Paul J. Nahin, author of NumberCrunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction
JUNE Paper with French folds $18.95T 978-0-691-14854-0 184 pages. 96 line illus. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z PHYSICS press.princeton.edu
THE BEST BACKYARD ExPERIMENTS FOR HANDS-ON SCIENCE LEARNING
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science
the Very Best Backyard science experiments You can do Yourself
Neil A. Downie
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is neil downie’s biggest and most astounding compendium yet of science experiments you can do in your own kitchen or backyard using common household items. it may be the only book that encourages hands-on science learning through the use of high-velocity, air-driven carrots. downie, the undisputed maestro of saturday science, here reveals important principles in physics, engineering, and chemistry through such marvels as the Helevator—a contraption that’s half helicopter, half elevator—and the rocket railroad, which pumps propellant up from its own track. the riddle of the sands demonstrates why some granular materials form steep cones when poured while others collapse in an avalanche. the sunbeam exploder creates a combustible delivery system out of sunlight, while the red Hot Memory experiment shows you how to store data as heat. Want to learn to tell time using a knife and some butter? there’s a whole section devoted to exotic clocks and oscillators that teaches you how. The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science features more than seventy fun and astonishing experiments that range in difficulty from simple to more challenging. All of them are original, and all are guaranteed to work. downie provides instructions for each one and explains the underlying science, and also presents experimental variations that readers will want to try. Neil A. Downie is a lead scientist with Air products and chemicals, inc., and visiting professor of multidisciplinary engineering at the university of surrey. His books include Vacuum Bazookas, Electric Rainbow Jelly, and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects (princeton).
“This is the most extensive collection of project ideas at this level that I know of. Downie gives better ‘how to’ explanations and takes the ideas further than most other books of this kind. The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is a true omnibus.” —David Willey, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
JUNE Paper with lay-flat binding $29.95T 978-0-691-14966-0 488 pages. 25 halftones. 130 line illus. 7 x 9. POPULAR SCIENCE press.princeton.edu
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast
A natural History
A ONE-OF-A-KIND NATURAL HISTORY OF NORTHEASTERN SPRING WILDFLOWERS
With a foreword by eric Lamont
this exquisitely illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at spring-blooming wildflowers of the northeast, from old favorites to lesser-known species. Featuring more than 500 full-color photos in a stunning large-sized format, the book delves deep into the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 plant species. the rich narrative covers topics such as the naming of wildflowers; the reasons for taxonomic changes; pollination of flowers and dispersal of seeds; uses by native Americans; related species in other parts of the world; herbivores, plant pathogens, and pests; medicinal uses; and wildflower references in history, literature, and art. the photos capture the beauty of these plants and also illustrate the concepts discussed in the text. A book unlike any other, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast combines the latest scientific research with an accessible, entertaining style, making it the ideal volume for readers of all levels of expertise.
showcases the northeast’s most spectacular springblooming wildflowers Features more than 500 full-color photos covers the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 species combines the latest scientific research with an easy-toread style offers something new for seasoned botanists as well as armchair naturalists
Carol Gracie is an acclaimed naturalist, photographer, and writer. now retired, she worked for many years as an educator and tour leader with the new York Botanical Garden before teaming up with scott Mori, her husband, on botanical research projects in south America. Her books include Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.
“This is a wonderful collection of essays on some of our favorite early spring wildflowers, taking readers way beyond the typical coverage of identity, general habitat, and range. Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast is an excellent, unique, and exceptionally well-illustrated book, a wonderful addition to our literature on wildflowers.” —Garrett E. Crow, professor emeritus, University of New Hampshire
APRIL Cloth $29.95T 978-0-691-14466-5 290 pages. 512 color illus. 7 1⁄2 x 10. NATURAL HISTORY z WILDFLOWERS press.princeton.edu
Birds of India
pakistan, nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, sri Lanka, and the Maldives second edition
A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
Julian Fitter & Don Merton
new Zealand is commonly described as “the land of birds.” now, there is an easy-to-use guide for all those interested in this country’s remarkable bird population. A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand contains over 600 stunning photographs of the more than 350 bird species likely to be seen in this area of the world. comprehensive and compact, the book includes full descriptions of all native species and regular visitors, distribution maps and measurements, key information on national parks, and useful information on ongoing conservation efforts in the country. Filled with handy tips for nature enthusiasts wanting to make the most of their trip, this is the only bird guide that anyone exploring this region will need.
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp & Tim Inskipp
the best field guide to the birds of the indian subcontinent is now even better. thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of Birds of India now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference. newly identified species have been added, the text has been extensively revised, and all the maps are new. comprehensive and definitive, this is the indispensable guide for anyone birding in this part of the world.
the leading field guide to the birds of the indian subcontinent—now thoroughly revised and improved 1,375 species illustrated and described, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants 226 color plates—including 73 new ones— depict every species and many distinct plumages and races concise text and accurate distribution maps opposite plates for easy reference includes newly identified species
600+ color photographs feature more than 350 bird species with full descriptions distribution maps and measurements key information on national parks helps readers find the best spots for bird sightings useful information on conservation efforts Guidelines on sensible behavior for encountering nature at its best
Richard Grimmett is head of conservation at BirdLife international. Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp are freelance wildlife consultants. the authors have traveled widely in Asia and together written a series of books on the continent’s birds.
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MARCH Paper $39.50T 978-0-691-15349-0 528 pages. 226 color illus. 1,375 maps. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. FIELD GUIDES z BIRDS
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Julian Fitter is a longtime resident of new Zealand and a key member of Friends of the Galápagos, the Galápagos conservation trust, and Falklands conservation. He is the coauthor of Wildlife of the Galápagos (princeton). Don Merton (1939–2011) was one of new Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed conservationists. prior to his retirement in 2005, he was a senior scientific staff member of new Zealand’s department of conservation and helped save the kākāpō and Black robin from extinction.
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JANUARY Paper $24.95T 978-0-691-15351-3 320 pages. 600+ color photos. 4 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2. FIELD GUIDES z BIRDS
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How to Be a Better Birder
this unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Here derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification—he calls it the “Whole Bird and More” approach—that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop patch lists—and much more. this is the ideal resource for intermediate and advanced birders. Whether you want to build a bigger list or simply learn more about birds, How to Be a Better Birder will take your birding skills to the next level.
THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS YOU NEED TO BECOME A BETTER BIRDER
“This book is useful for those wanting a convenient introduction to birding as it is currently practiced by many of the leaders in the North American field. The writing is informative and conversational, a good balance to strike when trying to make more advanced birding techniques accessible to a broader audience.” —Jeffrey A. Gordon, president of the American Birding Association
explains the “Whole Bird and More” approach to bird identification demonstrates how to use geography, habitats, ecology, and the weather to be a better birder shows how to bird at night using radar, collect conservation data, develop patch lists—and more offers essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders
Derek Lovitch has worked on avian research and education projects throughout the united states, has written numerous articles for birding publications, and was a columnist for Birding magazine. He now owns and runs Freeport Wild Bird supply in Maine.
MAY Paper $19.95T 978-0-691-14448-1 224 pages. 53 color illus. 10 maps. 6 x 9. BIRDS z NATURAL HISTORY press.princeton.edu
Birds of Central Asia
kazakhstan, turkmenistan, uzbekistan, kyrgyzstan, tajikistan, Afghanistan
Cotingas and Manakins
Guy M. Kirwan & Graeme Green
the new World tropics are home to the richest avifauna on the planet, with more than 4,000 species, many of them endemic. two groups found exclusively in this region are the cotingas and the manakins. Few other families of birds have such widespread appeal. they are much sought after by birders for their colorful displays, unusual plumages, and, in some cases, great rarity. their natural history and behavior offer fascinating case studies for evolutionary biologists, while the intriguingly elusive relationships of these birds are of profound interest to taxonomists. Cotingas and Manakins is the definitive work on these jewels of the neotropics, covering more than 130 species. these range from some of the rarest and most enigmatic birds in the world to some of the best studied of all tropical species. Many are breathtakingly colorful and ornate while some are plain and difficult to see. this stunning volume features 34 color plates by eustace Barnes, who has observed many of these species in the field, as well as distribution maps and approximately 400 color photographs that cover all but a tiny handful of species. complete with detailed species accounts describing key identification features, Cotingas and Manakins is the authoritative illustrated guide to these magnificent neotropical birds.
Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth
central Asia—a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating europe from eastern Asia—is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 627 species—including all residents, migrants, and vagrants—and 141 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. this portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. the concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.
First-ever field guide to the birds of kazakhstan, turkmenistan, uzbekistan, kyrgyzstan, tajikistan, and Afghanistan covers 627 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants 141 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer, and Tobias Roth are ornithologists based at the university of Berne in switzerland. they are experts on the birds of central Asia, and their notable achievements include the discovery of the breeding grounds of the Large-billed reed-warbler in tajikistan.
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covers more than 130 species of cotingas and manakins Features 34 color plates and about 400 color photos
Guy M. Kirwan is one of the world’s leading authorities on new World birds. He is a freelance author and editor. His books include The Birds of Turkey. Graeme Green is a bird tour leader in ecuador and has traveled widely in search of cotingas and manakins. MARCH Cloth $55.00T 978-0-691-15352-0 624 pages. 34 color plates. 400 color photos. 130 maps. 7 x 9. NATURAL HISTORY z BIRDS
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MARCH Paper $39.50T 978-0-691-15337-7 336 pages. 141 color plates. 627 maps. 6 x 9. FIELD GUIDES z BIRDS
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Birds of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire
Bart de Boer, Eric Newton & Robin Restall
Located in the southern caribbean off the coast of Venezuela, the islands of Aruba, curaçao, and Bonaire are home to a colorful diversity of bird species. Birds of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire is the first comprehensive field guide to the birds of the region and the ideal companion for identifying the islands’ remarkable avian population. this compact and portable book contains close to 1,000 superb color illustrations on 71 color plates and detailed descriptions of every species. concise text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including voice, habitat, behavior, and status. this field guide is essential for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts interested in this part of the world.
Birds of Melanesia
Bismarcks, solomons, Vanuatu, and new caledonia
illustrated by richard Allen, Adam Bowley, John cox & tony disley
Melanesia harbors an amazing range of endemic bird species and subspecies, many of which are poorly known. Birds of Melanesia is the first comprehensive field guide to all 501 species found in the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, the solomons, Vanuatu, and new caledonia. this beautifully illustrated guide features 86 color plates that depict almost every species—including many endemic subspecies—and many of the plates are arranged by island group for easy reference. detailed species accounts describe key identification features and distribution, as well as key features for all subspecies. distribution bars are also given for all species except extreme vagrants.
First-ever comprehensive field guide to the birds of the Lesser Antilles complete coverage of the islands’ bird species, including residents, migrants, and vagrants close to 1,000 illustrations on 71 color plates depicting every species and all major plumages and races concise text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including voice, habitat, behavior, and status
covers all 501 species recorded in Melanesia, 204 of which are endemic Features 86 color plates that illustrate almost every species provides detailed species accounts includes distribution bars for all species except extreme vagrants
Bart de Boer is a dutch ornithologist. He is the author of Our Birds: Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba and Our Animals: Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba. Eric Newton is an amateur ornithologist who resides on curaçao. Robin Restall is the principal author and sole illustrator of Birds of Northern South America.
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Guy Dutson is an ornithologist and tour leader. He is the world’s leading authority on the birds of the southwest pacific, where he has described or rediscovered several species.
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MARCH Paper $49.95T 978-0-691-15350-6 448 pages. 86 color plates. 6 x 9. FIELD GUIDES z BIRDS
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MARCH Paper $27.95T 978-0-691-15336-0 192 pages. 71 color plates. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. FIELD GUIDES z BIRDS
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A PROVOCATIVE NEW THEORY ABOUT FAIRY TALES FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING AUTHORITIES
The Irresistible Fairy Tale
the cultural and social History of a Genre
if there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread—or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. in this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold—and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world. drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an evergrowing variety of media. in making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; catherine Breillat’s film adaptation of perrault’s “Bluebeard”; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved—and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives. Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the university of Minnesota and the author, translator, and editor of dozens of studies and collections of folk and fairy tales. His recent books include Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre, Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children’s Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling, and The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films.
“This is Zipes’s magnum opus, the culmination of more than thirty years of research, and his broadest consideration yet of the fairy tale. He tackles very difficult fundamental questions, and provides credible theoretical foundations and historical evidence for the answers he proposes. Ultimately, he redirects the conversation about the origins, nature, and appeal of the fairy tale.” —Donald Haase, editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
MAY Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-15338-4 248 pages. 7 halftones. 6 x 9. LITERATURE press.princeton.edu
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
THE MOST IMPORTANT POETRY REFERENCE FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES—NOW FULLY UPDATED FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Roland Greene, editor in chief Stephen Cushman, general editor
clare cavanagh, Jahan ramazani & paul F. rouzer, associate editors
through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition—the first new edition in almost twenty years—reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment—including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies—than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. this is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without.
Praise for previous editions: “An extraordinarily helpful volume that will save untold hours of reference time for the student, the general reader, and the literary scholar.” —Modern Language Journal “The standard source for information on the history and criticism of poetry and poetic technique and theory.” —Booklist
thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, national poetic traditions, and other topics
Roland Greene is the Mark pigott oBe professor in the school of Humanities and sciences and professor of english and comparative Literature at stanford university. Stephen Cushman is the robert c. taylor professor of english at the university of Virginia. Clare Cavanagh is professor of slavic and comparative Literature at northwestern university. Jahan Ramazani is the edgar F. shannon professor of english at the university of Virginia. Paul F. Rouzer is Associate professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the university of Minnesota.
JULY Paper with French folds $49.50S 978-0-691-15491-6 Cloth $125.00S 978-0-691-13334-8 1440 pages. 7 x 10. REFERENCE z POETRY press.princeton.edu
AN UNPRECEDENTED LOOK AT SECRET DOCUMENTS SHOWING THE DELIBERATE NATURE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity
the Armenian Genocide and ethnic cleansing in the ottoman empire
introducing new evidence from more than 600 secret ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in unprecedented detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late ottoman empire resulted from an official effort to rid the empire of its christian subjects. presenting these previously inaccessible documents along with expert context and analysis, taner Akçam’s most authoritative work to date goes deep inside the bureaucratic machinery of ottoman turkey to show how a dying empire embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a “crime against humanity and civilization,” the ottoman government initiated a policy of denial that is still maintained by the turkish republic. the case for turkey’s “official history” rests on documents from the ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. it is this very source that Akçam now uses to overturn the official narrative. the documents presented here attest to a late-ottoman policy of turkification, the goal of which was no less than the radical demographic transformation of Anatolia. to that end, about one-third of Anatolia’s 15 million people were displaced, deported, expelled, or massacred, destroying the ethno-religious diversity of an ancient cultural crossroads of east and West, and paving the way for the turkish republic. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian Genocide, this book will fundamentally change how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process. Taner Akçam, the first scholar of turkish origin to publicly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, holds the kaloosdian and Mugar chair in Armenian Genocide studies at clark university. His many books include A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility (Metropolitan Books).
HuMAn riGHts And criMes AGAinst HuMAnitY
eric d. Weitz, series editor
“This is an extraordinary book in many ways. It is an important contribution to the documentation of the Armenian Genocide and stands as a marker to what we now know. And it is simply stunning to read through the documents gathered by Akçam and to hear the voices of those who ordered the deportations and killings.” —Ronald Suny, University of Michigan
MAY Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-15333-9 528 pages. 5 halftones. 3 tables. 5 maps. 6 x 9. HISTORY press.princeton.edu
The Paradox of Love
translated by steven rendall and with an afterword by richard Golsan
the sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought—birth control, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, greater equality between the sexes, women’s massive entry into the workforce, and more tolerance of homosexuality. But as pascal Bruckner, one of France’s leading writers, argues in this lively and provocative reflection on the contradictions of modern love, our new freedoms have also brought new burdens and rules—without, however, wiping out the old rules, emotions, desires, and arrangements: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the demand for fidelity, the war between constancy and inconstancy. it is no wonder that love, sex, and relationships today are so confusing, so difficult, and so paradoxical. drawing on history, politics, psychology, literature, pop culture, and current events, this book—a best seller in France—exposes and dissects these paradoxes. With his customary brilliance and wit, Bruckner traces the roots of sexual liberation back to the enlightenment in order to illuminate the long background of love’s supreme paradox, epitomized by the 1960s oxymoron of “free love”: the tension between freedom, which separates, and love, which attaches. Ashamed that our sex lives fail to live up to such liberated ideals, we have traded neuroses of repression for neuroses of inadequacy, and we overcompensate: “our parents lied about their morality,” Bruckner writes, but “we lie about our immorality.” Mixing irony and optimism, Bruckner argues that, when it comes to love, we should side neither with the revolutionaries nor the reactionaries. rather, taking love and ourselves as we are, we should realize that love makes no progress and that its messiness, surprises, and paradoxes are not merely the sources of its pain—but also of its pleasure and glory. Pascal Bruckner is the award-winning author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Bitter Moon, which was made into a film by roman polanski. Bruckner’s nonfiction books include Perpetual Euphoria (princeton) and The Tyranny of Guilt (see page 48).
A PROVOCATIVE REFLECTION ON THE DILEMMAS OF MODERN LOVE
“Pascal Bruckner is one of the most original, and least academic, of the new French philosophers. He has a mordant wit, a feeling for the pregnant sentence, and his dissection of the myths of romantic love—too elegantly done to be called a ‘deconstruction’—is ideal reading for lovers of paradox, and even for those still in love with love’s paradox.” —Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon and The Table Comes First
MARCH Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-14914-1 272 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. CURRENT AFFAIRS z PHILOSOPHY press.princeton.edu
A HISTORY OF THE STEEL AND ARMS MAKER THAT CAME TO SYMBOLIZE THE BEST AND WORST OF MODERN GERMAN HISTORY
A History of the Legendary German Firm
the history of krupp is the history of modern Germany. no company symbolized the best and worst of that history more than the famous steel and arms maker. in this book, Harold James tells the story of the krupp family and its industrial empire between the early nineteenth century and the present, and analyzes its transition from a family business to one owned by a nonprofit foundation. krupp founded a small steel mill in 1811, which laid the basis for one of the largest and most important companies in the world by the end of the century. Famously loyal to its highly paid workers, it rejected an exclusive focus on profit, but the company also played a central role in the armament of nazi Germany and the firm’s head was convicted as a war criminal at nuremberg. Yet after the war krupp managed to rebuild itself and become a symbol of Germany once again—this time open, economically successful, and socially responsible. Books on krupp tend to either denounce it as a diabolical enterprise or celebrate its technical ingenuity. in contrast, James presents a balanced account, showing that the owners felt ambivalent about the company’s military connection even while becoming more and more entangled in Germany’s aggressive politics during the imperial era and the third reich. By placing the story of krupp and its owners in a wide context, James also provides new insights into the political, social, and economic history of modern Germany. Harold James is professor of history and international affairs and the claude and Lore kelly professor of european studies at princeton university. His books include The Creation and Destruction of Value, The End of Globalization, and Family Capitalism. He was awarded the 2004 Helmut schmidt prize for economic History, and the 2005 Ludwig erhard prize for economics writing. He is also the Marie curie Visiting professor at the european university institute.
“This is a clear and well-informed history of one of the most important industrial firms in Europe’s most important industrial economy. Harold James situates the story of Krupp within the main strands of the history of modern Germany, modern industrial capitalism, and globalization. This is also a fascinating story about a family and their business.” —Richard Bessel, author of Germany 1945: From War to Peace
MARCH Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15340-7 360 pages. 38 halftones. 3 line illus. 3 tables. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. HISTORY z ECONOMICS press.princeton.edu
The International Human Rights Movement
A FASCINATING HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT AS SEEN BY ONE OF ITS FOUNDERS
during the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. in The International Human Rights Movement, Aryeh neier—a leading figure and a founder of the contemporary movement—offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of this global force, from its beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to its essential place in world affairs today. neier combines analysis with personal experience, and gives a unique insider’s perspective on the movement’s goals, the disputes about its mission, and its rise to international importance. discussing the movement’s origins, neier looks at the dissenters who fought for religious freedoms in seventeenthcentury england and the abolitionists who opposed slavery before the civil War era. He pays special attention to the period from the 1970s onward, and he describes the growth of the human rights movement after the Helsinki Accords, the roles played by American presidential administrations, and the astonishing Arab revolutions of 2011. neier argues that the contemporary human rights movement was, to a large extent, an outgrowth of the cold War, and he demonstrates how it became the driving influence in international law, institutions, and rights. throughout, neier highlights key figures, controversies, and organizations, including Amnesty international and Human rights Watch, and he considers the challenges to come. illuminating and insightful, The International Human Rights Movement is a remarkable account of a significant world movement, told by a key figure in its evolution. Aryeh Neier has been president of the open society Foundations since 1993. prior to that, he was a founder and executive director of Human rights Watch and executive director of the American civil Liberties union. A contributor to many major publications, he is the author of Taking Liberties and War Crimes, among other books.
HuMAn riGHts And criMes AGAinst HuMAnitY
eric d. Weitz, series editor
“Aryeh Neier’s insightful account of the human rights movement underlines the crucial role played by individuals and human rights defenders in speaking out against abuses. This book describes many of the human rights challenges that remain and is essential reading for all those wishing to understand the political challenges of our times.” —Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–2006)
MAY Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-13515-1 440 pages. 6 x 9. HISTORY z POLITICS press.princeton.edu
A NEW INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF “JEWISH SELF-HATRED”
On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred
today, the term “Jewish self-hatred” often denotes a treasonous brand of Jewish self-loathing, and is frequently used as a smear, such as when it is applied to politically moderate Jews who are critical of israel. in On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred, paul reitter demonstrates that the concept of Jewish self-hatred once had decidedly positive connotations. He traces the genesis of the term to Anton kuh, a VienneseJewish journalist who coined it in the aftermath of World War i, and shows how the German-Jewish philosopher theodor Lessing came, in 1930, to write a book that popularized “Jewish self-hatred.” reitter contends that, as kuh and Lessing used it, the concept of Jewish self-hatred described a complex and possibly redemptive way of being Jewish. paradoxically, Jews could show the world how to get past the blight of self-hatred only by embracing their own, singularly advanced self-critical tendencies—their “Jewish self-hatred.” provocative and elegantly argued, On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred challenges widely held notions about the history and meaning of this idea, and explains why its history is so badly misrepresented today.
“A readable, sensible, well-researched conceptual history.” —Jonathan Franzen “On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred is an impressively fluent, deeply learned, and morally responsible treatment of what can be an incendiary label. Reitter’s major revelation is that the concept of Jewish self-hatred emerged as part of an affirmative discourse rather than as a label of denunciation.” —Samuel Moyn, Columbia University
Paul Reitter is associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures at ohio state university. He is the author of The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-deSiècle Europe.
MAY Cloth $26.95S 978-0-691-11922-9 152 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY z JEWISH STUDIES press.princeton.edu
the revival of political History
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY FROM ONE OF ITS LEADING WRITERS
Julian E. Zelizer
in recent years, the study of American political history has experienced a remarkable renaissance. After decades during which the subject fell out of fashion and disappeared from public view, it has returned to prominence as the study of American history has shifted its focus back to politics broadly defined. in this book, one of the leaders of the resurgence in American political history, Julian Zelizer, assesses its revival and demonstrates how this work not only illuminates the past but also helps us better understand American politics today. Accessibly written, Governing America addresses issues of wide interest, including the rise of the welfare state, the development of modern conservatism, the history of congress, the struggle over campaign finance, changing views about presidential power, and national security. throughout, it addresses four big questions: How have interpretations of American political history changed over time? How have taxes and budgets constrained policymakers? How have changes in the political process defined historical eras? And how have policy and politics interacted on decisions like going to war? Zelizer’s answers to these questions are fresh and often surprising, providing compelling new perspectives on modern American politics. Julian E. Zelizer is professor of history and public affairs at princeton university. His most recent books include Jimmy Carter, Arsenal of Democracy, and The Presidency of George W. Bush (princeton). He is a regular contributor to cnn.com and politico and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications.
“Governing America offers us an opportunity to observe one of the country’s best political historians working at the top of his game. Zelizer’s range is extraordinary, and he brings a penetrating intelligence to every topic he touches. No scholar working today has a better grasp of how the key institutions of American democracy, notably the Congress and the Presidency, have evolved over time, and how they have translated political demands emanating from society into state policy. A tour de force.” —Gary Gerstle, Vanderbilt University
MARCH Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15073-4 416 pages. 3 halftones. 2 line illus. 1 table. 6 x 9. AMERICAN HISTORY z POLITICS press.princeton.edu
AN INSIDE LOOK AT HOW RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY CAME TO PRINCETON
Keeping Faith at Princeton
A Brief History of religious pluralism at princeton and other universities
Frederick Houk Borsch
in 1981, Frederick Houk Borsch returned to princeton university, his alma mater, to serve as dean of the chapel at the ivy League school. in Keeping Faith at Princeton, Borsch tells the story of princeton’s journey from its founding in 1746 as a college for presbyterian ministers to the religiously diverse institution it is today. He sets this landmark narrative history against the backdrop of his own quest for spiritual illumination, first as a student at princeton in the 1950s and later as campus minister amid the turmoil and uncertainty of 1980s America. Borsch traces how the trauma of the depression and two world wars challenged the idea of progress through education and religion—the very idea on which princeton was founded. even as the numbers of students gaining access to higher education grew exponentially after World War ii, student demographics at princeton and other elite schools remained all male, predominantly white, and protestant. then came the 1960s. campuses across America became battlegrounds for the antiwar movement, civil rights, and gender equality. By the dawn of the reagan era, women and blacks were being admitted to princeton. so were greater numbers of Jews, catholics, and others. Borsch gives an electrifying insider’s account of this era of upheaval and great promise. With warmth, clarity, and penetrating firsthand insights, Keeping Faith at Princeton demonstrates how princeton and other major American universities learned to promote religious diversity among their students, teachers, and administrators. Frederick Houk Borsch is the chair of Anglican studies at the Lutheran theological seminary at philadelphia and was episcopal bishop of Los Angeles. His many books include The Spirit Searches Everything: Keeping Life’s Questions. From 1981 to 1988, he was dean of the chapel at princeton university.
“Frederick Borsch has written an excellent book that deals with the complicated and controversial subject of the role of religion on college and university campuses. This is the best discussion of the subject that I know, and everyone interested in the topic will want to read this exceptional work.” —Neil Rudenstine, president emeritus, Harvard University
MARCH Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-14573-0 256 pages. 6 x 9. RELIGION z EDUCATION press.princeton.edu
The Unheavenly Chorus
unequal political Voice and the Broken promise of American democracy
WHY AMERICAN DEMOCRACY FAVORS THE AFFLUENT AND EDUCATED
Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba & Henry E. Brady
politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school politics, while other groups and individual citizens seem woefully underrepresented in our political system. The Unheavenly Chorus is the most comprehensive and systematic examination of political voice in America ever undertaken—and its findings are sobering. The Unheavenly Chorus is the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests—membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created—representing more than thirty-five thousand organizations over a twenty-five-year period—this book conclusively demonstrates that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality. the well educated and affluent are active in many ways to make their voices heard, while the less advantaged are not. this book reveals how the political voices of organized interests are even less representative than those of individuals, how political advantage is handed down across generations, how recruitment to political activity perpetuates and exaggerates existing biases, how political voice on the internet replicates these inequalities—and more. in a true democracy, the preferences and needs of all citizens deserve equal consideration. Yet equal consideration is only possible with equal citizen voice. The Unheavenly Chorus reveals how far we really are from the democratic ideal and how hard it would be to attain it. Kay Lehman Schlozman is the J. Joseph Moakley endowed professor of political science at Boston college. Sidney Verba is the carl H. pforzheimer university professor emeritus and research professor of Government at Harvard university. Henry E. Brady is the class of 1941 Monroe deutsch professor of political science and public policy at the university of california, Berkeley.
“This book is one of a kind. It represents a major statement about the current state of American democracy, political participation, social class, and social inequality. The Unheavenly Chorus gives overwhelming evidence that something is wrong with our political system and needs to be fixed. I believe this is one of the most important books of the decade.” —Frank R. Baumgartner, coauthor of Agendas and Instability in American Politics
MAY Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15484-8 608 pages. 59 line illus. 58 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICS z PUBLIC POLICY press.princeton.edu
The Oil Curse
How petroleum Wealth shapes the development of nations
ExPLAINING—AND SOLVING— THE OIL CURSE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
Michael L. Ross
countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? in this groundbreaking analysis, Michael L. ross looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral wealth—and how they can turn oil from a curse into a blessing. ross traces the oil curse to the upheaval of the 1970s, when oil prices soared and governments across the developing world seized control of their countries’ oil industries. Before nationalization, the oil-rich countries looked much like the rest of the world; today, they are 50 percent more likely to be ruled by autocrats—and twice as likely to descend into civil war—than countries without oil. The Oil Curse shows why oil wealth typically creates less economic growth than it should; why it produces jobs for men but not women; and why it creates more problems in poor states than in rich ones. it also warns that the global thirst for petroleum is causing companies to drill in increasingly poor nations, which could further spread the oil curse. this landmark book explains why good geology often leads to bad governance, and how this can be changed. Michael L. Ross is professor of political science at the university of california, Los Angeles. He has published widely on the politics of resource-rich countries and served on advisory boards for the World Bank, the revenue Watch institute, and the natural resource charter. His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times, and has been featured in the Washington Post, Newsweek, and many other publications. in 2009, he received the Heinz eulau Award from the American political science Association.
“This important book brings new and timely insight into a key global phenomenon. High oil prices have triggered oil strikes concentrated in the poorest countries—the bottom billion. Will this time be different? Will oil drive transformation or cause a repeat of the history of plunder? Ross presents new research in an accessible style. Read it: understanding is the foundation for change.” —Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion
MARCH Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-14545-7 296 pages. 46 line illus. 31 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICS z CURRENT AFFAIRS press.princeton.edu
The Founder’s Dilemmas
Anticipating and Avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup
A GUIDE TO THE EARLY DECISIONS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK STARTUP VENTURES
often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder’s Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team. drawing on a decade of research, noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-ceo should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term. The Founder’s Dilemmas draws on the inside stories of founders like evan Williams of twitter and tim Westergren of pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders. people problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. this book offers solutions. Noam Wasserman is associate professor and tukman Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business school.
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“This book provides the rare combination of practical advice and scholarly research. It gets to the heart of the people issues that can bedevil every, and I do mean every, startup. Issues such as founder motivations, equity splits, and equity control can make or break a company. I guarantee that the price of this book is approximately one-thousandth of what you’ll pay lawyers to clean up your mess if you don’t read it.” —Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment and former chief evangelist of Apple
APRIL Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-14913-4 448 pages. 52 line illus. 6 tables. 6 x 9. BUSINESS z MANAGEMENT press.princeton.edu
A GROUNDBREAKING ExPLORATION OF HOW RACE IN AMERICA IS BEING REDEFINED
Creating a New Racial Order
How immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young can remake race in America
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver & Traci R. Burch
the American racial order—the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation’s races and ethnicities—is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected. through revealing narrative and striking research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come. the authors outline the components that make up a racial order and examine the specific mechanisms influencing group dynamics in the united states: immigration, multiracialism, genomic science, and generational change. cumulatively, these mechanisms increase heterogeneity within each racial or ethnic group, and decrease the distance separating groups from each other. the authors show that individuals are moving across group boundaries, that genomic science is challenging the whole concept of race, and that economic variation within groups is increasing. Above all, young adults understand and practice race differently from their elders: their formative memories are 9/11, Hurricane katrina, and obama’s election—not civil rights marches, riots, or the early stages of immigration. Blockages could stymie or distort these changes, however, so the authors point to essential policy and political choices. portraying a vision, not of a postracial America, but of a different racial America, Creating a New Racial Order examines how the structures of race and ethnicity are altering a nation. Jennifer L. Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne professor of Government, professor of African and African American studies, and Harvard college professor at Harvard university. Vesla M. Weaver is an assistant professor in the Woodrow Wilson department of politics at the university of Virginia. Traci R. Burch is assistant professor of political science at northwestern university and research professor at the American Bar Foundation.
“It is not often that one reads a book that changes how we think the world works. Creating a New Racial Order is replete with original, and sometimes surprising, insights and evidence on the forces that are generating rising racial heterogeneity in the United States. The authors’ compelling analysis of the ongoing transformation of America’s racial order is a must-read.” —William Julius Wilson, Harvard University
MARCH Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-15299-8 283 pages. 17 halftones. 14 line illus. 10 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICAL SCIENCE z SOCIOLOGY press.princeton.edu
The Making of Modern Liberalism
The Making of Modern Liberalism is a deep and wide-ranging exploration of the origins and nature of liberalism from the enlightenment through its triumphs and setbacks in the twentieth century and beyond. the book is the fruit of the more than four decades during which Alan ryan, one of the world’s leading political thinkers, has reflected on the past of the liberal tradition—and worried about its future. tracing the emergence of liberalism as articulated by some of its greatest proponents, including Locke, tocqueville, Mill, dewey, russell, popper, Berlin, and rawls, the book explores key themes such as the meaning and nature of freedom, individual rights, and tolerance. it also examines how property rights fit within liberal thinking, how work and freedom are connected, and how far liberal freedoms are compatible with a socialized economy. this is essential reading for anyone interested in political theory or the history of liberalism. Alan Ryan, the former warden of new college, oxford, has taught political theory at oxford and princeton since 1969. His books include The Philosophy of John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell: A Political Life, John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism, and Liberal Anxieties and Liberal Education.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING POLITICAL THINKERS ExPLORES THE HISTORY, NATURE, AND PROSPECTS OF THE LIBERAL TRADITION
“In The Making of Modern Liberalism, Alan Ryan sheds new light on key thinkers in the Western political tradition and presents his own liberal perspective on political affairs. Ryan’s work shines with insight and intelligence. No one can read this book without being provoked to self-reflection, disagreement, and counterargument—precisely what’s needed in a great work of political theory.” —Glyn Morgan, Syracuse University
AUGUST Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-14840-3 736 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z PHILOSOPHY press.princeton.edu
WHY OBAMA HAS OVERESTIMATED THE POWER OF RHETORIC AND PERSUASION DURING HIS PRESIDENCY
Leadership in the obama presidency
George C. Edwards III
When Barack obama became president, many Americans embraced him as a transformational leader who would fundamentally change the politics and policy of the country. Yet, two years into his administration, the public resisted his calls for support and congress was deadlocked over many of his major policy proposals. How could this capable new president have difficulty attaining his goals? did he lack tactical skills? in Overreach, respected presidential scholar George edwards argues that the problem was strategic, not tactical. He finds that in president obama’s first two years in office, obama governed on the premise that he could create opportunities for change by persuading the public and some congressional republicans to support his major initiatives. As a result, he proposed a large, expensive, and polarizing agenda in the middle of a severe economic crisis. the president’s proposals alienated many Americans and led to a severe electoral defeat for the democrats in the 2010 midterm elections, undermining his ability to govern in the remainder of his term. edwards shows that the president’s frustrations were predictable and the inevitable result of misunderstanding the nature of presidential power. the author demonstrates that the essence of successful presidential leadership is recognizing and exploiting existing opportunities, not in creating them through persuasion. When obama succeeded in passing important policies, it was by mobilizing democrats who were already predisposed to back him. thus, to avoid overreaching, presidents should be alert to the limitations of their power to persuade and rigorously assess the possibilities for obtaining public and congressional support in their environments. George C. Edwards III is university distinguished professor of political science and the Jordan chair in presidential studies at texas A&M university. His many books include The Strategic President (see page 64). He is the editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly.
“Presidents facing criticism or difficulties—which is to say, all of them—normally blame their problems on a failure to communicate rather than their own policy choices. With a special focus on Barack Obama, though, Overreach shows us that presidential choices are the key, since attempts to use communication skills to change hearts and minds are largely doomed to failure. Fluently written, this book provides both a good read and important claims to consider.” —Andrew Rudalevige, Dickinson College
APRIL Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-15368-1 224 pages. 39 tables. 1 map. 6 x 9. POLITICAL SCIENCE z AMERICAN HISTORY press.princeton.edu
How to Build a Habitable Planet
the story of earth from the Big Bang to Humankind revised and expanded edition
A CLASSIC INTRODUCTION TO THE STORY OF EARTH’S ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION—REVISED AND ExPANDED FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Charles H. Langmuir & Wally Broecker
since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. this classic account of how our habitable planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced readers to planetary, earth, and climate science by way of a fascinating narrative. now this great book has been made even better. Harvard geochemist charles Langmuir has worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker, one of the world’s leading earth scientists, to revise and expand the book for a new generation of readers for whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative. interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells earth’s complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the solar system, to the evolution of a habitable climate on earth, to the origin of life and humankind. the book also addresses the search for other habitable worlds in the Milky Way and contemplates whether earth will remain habitable as our influence on global climate grows. it concludes by considering the ways in which humankind can sustain earth’s habitability and perhaps even participate in further planetary evolution. Like no other book, How to Build a Habitable Planet provides an understanding of earth in its broadest context, as well as a greater appreciation of its possibly rare ability to sustain life over geologic time. Charles H. Langmuir is the Higgins professor of Geochemistry at Harvard university. Wally Broecker is the newberry professor of earth and environmental sciences at columbia university and the author of Fixing Climate and The Great Ocean Conveyor (princeton), among other books. Both are members of the national Academy of sciences.
“This is a magnificent book, a successful and very worthwhile revision of its legendary and coveted first edition. The new edition offers more than a minor dusting off of the material. There are some completely new chapters and the authors have also done a good job of introducing newer discoveries. This book is more timely than ever, and I greet this revision with uncontained enthusiasm.” —Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, University of Chicago
MAY Cloth $39.95S 978-0-691-14006-3 720 pages. 16 color plates. 62 halftones. 220 line illus. 18 tables. 6 x 9. EARTH SCIENCE press.princeton.edu
AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE ANTHOLOGY OF POPULAR MATH WRITING FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO CYBERSPACE
A Wealth of Numbers
An Anthology of 500 Years of popular Mathematics Writing
Edited by Benjamin Wardhaugh
despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn’t begin with Martin Gardner. in fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. this entertaining and enlightening anthology—the first of its kind— gathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing, bringing to life a littleknown side of math history. ranging from the late fifteenth to the late twentieth century, and drawing on books, newspapers, magazines, and websites, A Wealth of Numbers includes recreational, classroom, and work mathematics; mathematical histories and biographies; accounts of higher mathematics; explanations of mathematical instruments; discussions of how math should be taught and learned; reflections on the place of math in the world; and math in fiction and humor. Featuring many tricks, games, problems, and puzzles, as well as much history and trivia, the selections include a sixteenth-century guide to making a horizontal sundial; “newton for the Ladies” (1739); Leonhard euler on the idea of velocity (1760); “Mathematical toys” (1785); a poetic version of the rule of three (1792); “Lotteries and Mountebanks” (1801); Lewis carroll on the game of logic (1887); “Maps and Mazes” (1892); “einstein’s real Achievement” (1921); “riddles in Mathematics” (1945); “new Math for parents” (1966); and “pc Astronomy” (1997). organized by thematic chapters, each selection is placed in context by a brief introduction. A unique window into the hidden history of popular mathematics, A Wealth of Numbers will provide many hours of fun and learning to anyone who loves popular mathematics and science. Benjamin Wardhaugh is a postdoctoral research fellow at All souls college, university of oxford, where he studies and teaches the history of mathematics. He is the author of How to Read Historical Mathematics (princeton).
“This accessible and inviting anthology shows how entertaining it can be to think about mathematics. The selection, organization, and commentaries result in a unique book that is equal to far more than the sum of its parts.” —Paul C. Pasles, author of Benjamin Franklin’s Numbers
MAY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-14775-8 392 pages. 39 halftones. 19 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z POPULAR SCIENCE press.princeton.edu
Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings
Alexander J. Hahn
From the pyramids and the parthenon to the sydney opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics behind some of the world’s most spectacular buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores the milestones in elementary mathematics that enliven the understanding of these buildings and combines this with an in-depth look at their aesthetics, history, and structure. Whether using trigonometry and vectors to explain why Gothic arches are structurally superior to roman arches, or showing how simple ruler and compass constructions can produce sophisticated architectural details, Alexander Hahn describes the points at which elementary mathematics and architecture intersect. Beginning in prehistoric times, Hahn proceeds to guide readers through the Greek, roman, islamic, romanesque, Gothic, renaissance, and modern styles. He explores the unique features of the pantheon, the Hagia sophia, the Great Mosque of cordoba, the duomo in Florence, palladio’s villas, and saint peter’s Basilica, as well as the u.s. capitol Building. Hahn celebrates the forms and structures of architecture made possible by mathematical achievements from Greek geometry, the Hindu-Arabic number system, twoand three-dimensional coordinate geometry, and calculus. Along the way, Hahn introduces groundbreaking architects, including Brunelleschi, Alberti, da Vinci, Bramante, Michelangelo, della porta, Wren, Gaudí, saarinen, utzon, and Gehry. rich in detail, this book takes readers on an expedition around the globe, providing a deeper understanding of the mathematical forces at play in the world’s most elegant buildings. Alexander J. Hahn is professor of mathematics at the university of notre dame. His books include Basic Calculus: From Archimedes to Newton to Its Role in Science.
HOW MATHEMATICS HELPED BUILD THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT BUILDINGS, FROM EARLY EGYPT TO THE PRESENT
“Readers who enjoy connecting mathematics to real-world applications will find this book intriguing, as will anyone who wants to learn more about the forces and mathematics behind the construction of the world’s great buildings.” —Michael Huber, author of Mythematics
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Winner of the 2010 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, University Professional and Continuing Education Association Honorable Mention, 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Education, Association of American Publishers
The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities
The Great Brain Race
How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
Edited by James Cuno
In Whose Culture?, James Cuno assembles a group of eminent museum directors, curators, and scholars to explain for themselves what’s at stake in the international controversy over who “owns” antiquities—and why the museums’ critics couldn’t be more wrong. Whose Culture? argues that modern nation-states have at best a dubious connection with the ancient cultures they claim to represent. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sir John Boardman, Michael F. Brown, Derek Gillman, Neil MacGregor, John Henry Merryman, Philippe de Montebello, David I. Owen, and James C. Y. Watt. “[This volume] marks an important advance. After an uncertain, not to say timorous, few decades, the leadership of at least some of our major institutions has found its voice.” —John Adamson, Standpoint Magazine “[Cuno] has emerged as the champion of museums who want to keep their holdings—and not a moment too soon. . . . Culture matters more than concocted national pride, as curators and museum directors know. At last they’re re-asserting their principles.” —Robert Fulford, National Post James Cuno is president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. His books include Who Owns Antiquity? (Princeton).
With a neW preface by the author
In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education—and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before. In a new preface, Wildavsky discusses some of the notable developments in global higher education since the book was first published. “Comprehensive and fascinating.” —James K. Glassman, Wall Street Journal Ben Wildavsky is a senior scholar in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. Previously, he was economic policy correspondent for the National Journal, higher education reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, and executive editor of the Public Interest.
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Not for Profit
Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
Martha C. Nussbaum
With a neW afterWord by the author
In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. “Nussbaum makes a persuasive case that, in the age of No Child Left Behind, ‘the pedagogy of rote learning rules the roost.’” —New Yorker “Nussbaum . . . brings to this perennial [education] debate an impassioned urgency . . . and broad erudition. . . . Nussbaum’s defense of this worthy cause is deeply learned.” —New York Times Book Review “One turns with some relief to Martha Nussbaum’s Not for Profit, and her impassioned . . . argument in favor of study of the humanities.” —Peter Brooks, New York Review of Books “Against the commercialisation of the academy, [Nussbaum] poses a sentient, Socratic and cosmopolitan vision of higher education.” —Jon Nixon, Times Higher Education
THE PUBLIC SqUARE
Ruth O’Brien, Series Editor
Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She is the author of many books, including Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law (Princeton).
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The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy Expanded Edition
Finalist, 2011 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize
How Enemies Become Friends
The Sources of Stable Peace
America’s Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America’s impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. “[Smith’s] account of the 20th century is just about as close to unputdownable as it gets in the genre of political history.” —Washington Post “America’s Mission provides a comprehensive historical review of the record of American liberal internationalism.” —Francis Fukuyama, New Republic Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His recent work includes The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton).
PRINCETON STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS
G. John Ikenberry, Thomas Christensen, and Marc Trachtenberg, Series Editors
Charles A. Kupchan
How Enemies Become Friends provides a bold account of how nations escape geopolitical competition and replace hostility with friendship. Foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan contends that diplomacy, not economic interdependence, is the currency of peace, that engagement between rivals promotes the mutual trust needed to advance rapprochement, and that countries should deal with other states based on their foreign policy behavior rather than on whether they are democracies. “This book will be read by scholars and policy thinkers for a very long time.” —G. John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs “[Kupchan] is one of those rare Americans with a genuinely global view of international relations.” —Gilles Andreani, Survival Charles A. Kupchan is professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served on the National Security Council during the Clinton presidency and is the author of The End of the American Era (Knopf).
PRINCETON STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS
G. John Ikenberry, Thomas Christensen, and Marc Trachtenberg, Series Editors
A CENTURY FOUNDATION BOOK
A COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS BOOK
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Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition
James T. Kloppenberg
With a neW preface by the author
Derided by the Right as dangerous and by the Left as spineless, Barack Obama puzzles observers. In Reading Obama, James T. Kloppenberg reveals the sources of Obama’s ideas and explains why he does not fit contemporary partisan categories. Obama’s writings and speeches reflect a principled aversion to absolutes; his commitments to deliberation and experimentation derive from sustained engagement with American democratic thought. Kloppenberg shows that Obama’s political ideas stem from deeply rooted—although currently unfashionable—convictions about how a democracy must deal with conflict. “Kloppenberg, one of America’s foremost intellectual historians, persuasively argues that [there is] a broader shift in American philosophy away from appeal to general principles, valid at all times and in all places, toward a reliance on local, historically particular values and ideals. Kloppenberg’s own endeavor, in surveying the work in political and legal theory that seems to have shaped President Obama’s thinking, is to argue for the coherence, the Americanness, and the plausibility of Obama’s approach to politics and the Constitution.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Review of Books “One of Kloppenberg’s most important claims is that Obama embodies the spirit of pragmatism—not the colloquial pragmatism that is more or less the same thing as practicality, but the philosophical pragmatism that emerged largely from William James and John Dewey. . . . Kloppenberg provides an excellent summary of the pragmatic tradition—a tradition rooted in the belief that there are no eternal truths.” —Alan Brinkley, Democracy “Jim Kloppenberg, one of the country’s finest intellectual historians, has come up with a remarkable idea as to how we can understand President Obama: just read what he has written and take it seriously. Think of Kloppenberg as the Bob Woodward of investigative philosophical analysis. He’s written a fine and hugely informative book.” —E. J. Dionne, syndicated columnist and author of Souled Out
James T. Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and chair of the history department at Harvard University. His books include Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870–1920; The Virtues of Liberalism; and A Companion to American Thought.
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The Axe and the Oath
Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages
Power over Peoples
Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
In The Axe and the Oath, one of the world’s leading medieval historians presents a compelling picture of daily life in the Middle Ages as it was experienced by ordinary people. Robert Fossier vividly describes how these vulnerable people confronted life, from birth to death, including childhood, marriage, work, sex, food, illness, religion, and the natural world. While most histories of the period focus on the ideas and actions of the few who wielded power and stress how different medieval people were from us, Fossier concentrates on the other nine-tenths of humanity in the period and concludes that “medieval man is us.” “This is a wonderful book—the product of a lifetime’s immersion in the documents and artefacts that survive from the 1,000 years that we call the ‘Middle Ages.’” —Helen Castor, Times Higher Education “Fossier writes with a passion that makes this amazing period of European history come alive for any reader interested in medieval or social history.” —Library Journal Robert Fossier is professor emeritus of medieval history at the Sorbonne. He is the author of many books on medieval history and the editor of The Cambridge History of the Middle Ages.
Daniel R. Headrick
Power over Peoples examines Western imperialism’s complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the coast of Africa in the 1430s to America’s post-9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforeseen defeat in others. Breathtaking in scope, Power over Peoples is a revealing history of technological innovation, its promise and limitations, and its central role in the rise and fall of empires. “Headrick destroys the simplistic notion that technological advances alone can explain the historic limits of Western global hegemony.” —Choice “This will be an important and widely cited book.” —Stanley L. Engerman, University of Rochester Daniel R. Headrick is professor emeritus of social science and history at Roosevelt University. His books include The Tools of Empire and The Earth and Its Peoples.
THE PRINCETON ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Joel Mokyr, Series Editor
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A Cultural and Political History
Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them. He vividly describes how Afghanistan’s armed factions plunged the country into a civil war, giving rise to clerical rule by the Taliban and isolating Afghanistan from the world. He examines why the American invasion in the wake of September 11 toppled the Taliban so quickly, and how this easy victory lulled the United States into falsely believing that a viable state could be built just as easily. Afghanistan is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how a land conquered and ruled by foreign dynasties for more than a thousand years became the “graveyard of empires” for the British and Soviets, and what the United States must do to avoid a similar fate. “[I]mpressive.” —Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review of Books “This book is an authoritative and well-written summary of what we might call the majority view. There is a streak in this book, however, of more radical thinking. . . . It leads him near the end of the book to some startling predictions for Afghanistan’s possible futures.” —Gerard Russell, Foreign Policy “[A]n invaluable book. Mr. Barfield . . . provide[s] the context necessary for good policymaking.” —Doug Bandow, Washington Times
PRINCETON STUDIES IN MUSLIM POLITICS
Dale F. Eickelman and Augustus Richard Norton, Series Editors
Thomas Barfield is professor of anthropology at Boston University. His books include The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, 221 BC to AD 1757; The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan; and Afghanistan: An Atlas of Indigenous Domestic Architecture.
APRIL Paper $16.95T 978-0-691-15441-1 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14568-6 568 pages. 5 line illus. 9 maps. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. CURRENT AFFAIRS z MIDDLE EAST
The Tyranny of Guilt
An Essay on Western Masochism
The Wind from the East
French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
Translated by Steven Rendall
Since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, the West, and Europeans in particular, have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. Bruckner argues that obsessive guilt has obscured important realities. The West has destroyed monsters as well as created them. The West should be proud—and ready to defend itself and its values. In this, Europeans should learn from Americans, who still have sufficient self-esteem to act decisively in a world of chaos and violence. Lamenting the vice of anti-Americanism that grips so many European intellectuals, Bruckner urges a renewed transatlantic alliance. This is a searing, provocative, and psychologically penetrating account of the crude thought and bad politics that arise from excessive bad conscience. “Pascal Bruckner’s short book is one of the most vital published in recent years.” —Douglas Murray, Literary Review “[A] stirring and important book.” —Eric Kaufmann, Prospect Pascal Bruckner is the award-winning author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Bitter Moon, which was made into a film by Roman Polanski. Bruckner’s nonfiction books include Perpetual Euphoria (Princeton) and The Paradox of Love (see page 27).
During the 1960s, a who’s who of French thinkers, writers, and artists, spurred by China’s Cultural Revolution, were seized with a fascination for Maoism. Combining a merciless exposé of left-wing political folly and cross-cultural misunderstanding with a spirited defense of the 1960s, The Wind from the East tells the colorful story of this legendary period in France. Richard Wolin’s riveting narrative reveals that Maoism’s allure among France’s best and brightest actually had little to do with a real understanding of Chinese politics. Instead, it paradoxically served as a vehicle for an emancipatory transformation of French society. “ The Wind from the East must be regarded as a monument of committed scholarship.” —David Gress, Wall Street Journal “[A] fascinating and dispassionate account of one of the more curious follies of recent times.” —Jeremy Jennings, Standpoint Richard Wolin is Distinguished Professor of History, Comparative Literature, and Political Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His books, which include Heidegger’s Children and The Seduction of Unreason (both Princeton), have been translated into ten languages. His articles and reviews have appeared in Dissent, the Nation, and the New Republic.
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A Short History of the Jews
Translated by Jeremiah Riemer
This is a sweeping and powerful narrative history of the Jewish people from biblical times to today. Based on the latest scholarship and richly illustrated, it is the most authoritative and accessible chronicle of the Jewish experience available. Michael Brenner tells a dramatic story of change and migration deeply rooted in tradition, taking readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust, and from the Babylonian exile to the Hasidic enclaves of modern-day Brooklyn. The book is full of fascinating personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel. Describing the events and people that have shaped Jewish history, and highlighting the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the Jewish past marvelously to life. “[A]n excellent introduction.” —Jay Freeman, Booklist “In this concise but all-encompassing account of the Jews, Brenner . . . does a remarkable job of escorting readers from the biblical narrative of Abraham’s journey from Ur and idolatry through the treacherous, monotheistic course of Jewish history.” —Publishers Weekly Religion Book Line “This is an excellent overview of Jewish history—a well-written, up-to-date survey for college students and the general reader. Considering the scope of the coverage, the book is remarkably concise.” —Robert Seltzer, H-Net Reviews
Michael Brenner is professor of Jewish history and culture at the University of Munich. His books include Zionism: A Brief History and After the Holocaust: Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germany (Princeton).
“Brenner offers a digestible, interesting, complex history, in an accessible format.” —Jewish Book World
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Winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies, Jewish Book Council
The Theory of a Symbolic Mode
The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson
With a foreWord by harold bloom and a neW afterWord by the author
Samuel Heilman & Menachem Friedman
From the 1950s until his death in 1994, Menachem Mendel Schneerson—revered by his followers worldwide simply as the Rebbe—built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today. Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman paint an unforgettable portrait of Schneerson, who, swept away by his expectation that the Messiah was coming, came to believe that he could deny death and change history. The Rebbe demonstrates how Schneerson’s embrace of traditionalism and American style modernity made him uniquely suited to his messianic mission. “[A] groundbreaking study.” —Keith Kahn-Harris, Times Literary Supplement “[A]n outstanding biography.” —Publishers Weekly Samuel Heilman is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at queens College and holds the Harold Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Menachem Friedman is professor emeritus of sociology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
The allegorical expression of ideas pervades literature, art, music, religion, politics, business, and advertising. But how does allegory really work and how should we understand it? For more than forty years, Angus Fletcher’s classic book has provided an answer that is still unsurpassed for its comprehensiveness, brilliance, and eloquence. With a preface by Harold Bloom and a substantial new afterword by the author, this edition reintroduces this essential text to a new generation of students and scholars of literature and art. “Allegory is a brilliantly original analytical description of the organization of symbolic fiction; it deals with the most interesting topics and asks the right questions; its examples are learned and fascinatingly offbeat.” —Times Literary Supplement “An enormously valuable tool for understanding complex literary texts like Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” —Stephen Greenblatt, author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Angus Fletcher is distinguished professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His most recent books are Time, Space, and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare and A New Theory for American Poetry.
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The Golden Legend
Readings on the Saints
Jacobus de Voragine
Translated by William Granger Ryan
With an introduction by eamon duffy
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints’ feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work. “Art historians depend on it. Medievalists should know it inside-out. . . . [F]or the rest of us it remains a treasure-house of European culture, crammed full of the things which everyone, once upon a time, used to know.” —Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph “An unequaled source book for the study of the art and literature of the high Middle Ages. . . .[de Voragine] showed himself to be a narrative artist of the first rank, and in Ryan’s fine English version we have a splendid volume that can take its place somewhere between Butler’s Lives of the Saints and Aesop’s Fables.” —George Sim Johnston, New Criterion “[The Golden Legend] came to serve as the literary equivalent of wall-paintings and stained glass. . . . For the translation of the work in its entirety into English we have had to wait 700 years for the energy and learning of a distinguished American academic, William Granger Ryan.” —Gerard Irvine, Times Literary Supplement William Granger Ryan was a priest in the diocese of Brooklyn and queens and president of Seton Hill College. Eamon Duffy is professor of the history of Christianity at Cambridge University. His books include The Stripping of the Altars and Saints and Sinners.
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Announcing A New Series
Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
Robert B. Banks
Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? This book not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. This book presents a collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and math skills. The problems range from the wondrous to the eminently practical. Designed to entertain and to stimulate thinking, this book can be read for sheer personal enjoyment. “[Banks displays] a playful imagination and love of the fantastic that one would not ordinarily associate with a mathematical engineer. . . . Banks’s style is entertaining.” —Christian Science Monitor “Banks turns trivial questions into mind-expanding demonstrations of the magical powers of mathematics.” —Booklist Robert B. Banks (1922–2002) was the author of Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Princeton). He was professor of engineering at Northwestern University and dean of engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Across the Board
The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems
John J. Watkins
Across the Board is not simply about chess, but the chessboard itself and the fascinating mathematics behind it. John Watkins surveys all the well-known problems in this area of recreational mathematics. Many beautiful solutions have emerged for basic chessboard problems since mathematicians first began working on them over three centuries ago. But now such problems have been extended to three-dimensional chessboards and even to chessboards on unusual surfaces such as toruses (the equivalent of playing chess on a doughnut) and cylinders. Across the Board will captivate students and instructors, mathematicians, chess enthusiasts, and puzzle devotees. “This book is extremely well written and is, no doubt, the best exposition of the connection between the chessboard problems and recreational mathematics.” —Mohammed Aassila, MAA Review “Watkins offers an excellent invitation to serious mathematics.” —Choice John J. Watkins is professor emeritus of mathematics at Colorado College. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of Topics in Commutative Ring Theory (Princeton) and coauthor of Graphs: An Introductory Approach.
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Announcing A New Series
Paradoxes, Perplexities, and Mathematical Conundrums for the Serious Head Scratcher
Chases and Escapes
The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion
Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
Paul J. Nahin
What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? In this collection of twenty-one puzzles, Paul Nahin challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in surprising and sometimes deceptive ways to a fascinating array of speculative situations. Enriched with historical anecdotes, Duelling Idiots will entertain and enlighten anyone who enjoys recreational mathematics. “Nahin’s sophisticated puzzles . . . have a far better than even chance of fascinating and preoccupying the mathematically literate readership they seek.” —Publishers Weekly “Nahin’s book is an entertaining, thought-provoking collection. . . . These puzzles invite the reader to think intuitively, mathematically, and creatively.” —Mathematics Teacher
Paul J. Nahin
With a neW preface by the author
In Chases and Escapes, Paul Nahin gives us the complete history of the fascinating math behind pursuit theory, from its classical analytical beginnings to the present day. Nahin also offers an array of challenging puzzles with their historical background and broader applications. Chases and Escapes includes solutions to all problems and provides computer programs that readers can use for their own cutting-edge analysis. Now with a gripping new preface on how the Enola Gay escaped the shock wave from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the mathematics that underlie pursuit and evasion. “[A] fascinating history of the mathematics of pursuit, in which [Nahin] guides us masterfully through the maths itself.” —Justin Mullins, New Scientist “[T]his book will appeal to everyone who is interested in mathematics and game theory. Excellent work.” —Prabhat Kumar Mahanti, Zentralblatt Math
Paul J. Nahin is the best-selling author of many popular math books, including Mrs. Perkins’s Electric Quilt, Digital Dice, Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula, When Least Is Best, and An Imaginary Tale (all Princeton). He is professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire.
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Winner of the 2010 Euler Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009
One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009 One of Amazon’s Top 10 Science Books for 2009
The Mathematical Mechanic
Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems
The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
Everybody knows that mathematics is indispensable to physics. But how many people realize that physics can be used to produce many astonishing and strikingly elegant solutions in mathematics? Mark Levi shows how in this delightful book, treating readers to a host of entertaining problems and mind-bending puzzlers that will amuse and inspire their inner physicist. The Mathematical Mechanic will appeal to anyone interested in the little-known connections between mathematics and physics and how both endeavors relate to the world around us. “[V]ery engaging.” —Choice “[C]lear explanations, witty footnotes, and fascinating insights.” —SEED Magazine “A most interesting book. . . . [A] thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking read.” —Nigel Steele, London Mathematical Society Newsletter Mark Levi is professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University and the author of Why Cats Land on Their Feet (see page 17).
David S. Richeson
From ancient Greek geometry to today’s cuttingedge research, Euler’s Gem celebrates the discovery of the beloved polyhedron formula and traces its far-reaching impact on topology, the study of shapes. David Richeson tells how the Greeks missed the formula entirely; how Descartes almost discovered it but fell short; how nineteenth-century mathematicians widened the formula’s scope in ways that Euler never envisioned; and how twentieth-century mathematicians discovered that every shape has its own Euler’s formula. Using wonderful examples and numerous illustrations, Richeson presents the formula’s many elegant and unexpected applications. “The author has achieved a remarkable feat, introducing a naïve reader to a rich history without compromising the insights and without leaving out a delicious detail.” —Choice “[Richeson] is enthusiastic and humorous. It was a pleasure reading this book.” —Jeanine Daems, Mathematical Intelligencer David S. Richeson is associate professor of mathematics at Dickinson College.
JULY Paper $14.95T 978-0-691-15456-5 Cloth 2009 978-0-691-14020-9 200 pages. 56 halftones. 66 line illus. 1 table. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z PHYSICS MAY Paper $16.95T 978-0-691-15457-2 Cloth 2008 978-0-691-12677-7 336 pages. 36 halftones. 185 line illus. 8 tables. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS
How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
One of Strategy + Business’s Best Business Books for 2010 Winner of the 2011 Gold Medal Axiom Business Book Award in Operations Management/ Productivity/TqM, Jenkins Group, Inc.
Wayne L. Winston
With a neW epilogue by the author
The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance
Mathletics shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probabilityrelated questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football. Wayne Winston gives math enthusiasts the practical tools they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports. Mathletics blends fun math problems with sports stories of actual games, teams, and players, along with anecdotes from Winston’s work as a sports consultant. In a new epilogue, Winston discusses the stats and numerical analysis behind some recent sporting events, such as how the Dallas Mavericks used analytics to become the 2011 NBA champions. “[Winston] gets inside professional sports like no other writer I know. Mathletics is like a seat at courtside.” —Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks “[Winston] knows what he’s doing and has data to back up his opinions.” —Ken Berger, CBSSports.com Wayne L. Winston is the John and Esther Reese Professor of Decision Sciences at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He has been a consultant to major corporate and sports organizations, including USA Diving and the Dallas Mavericks.
Many companies go to great lengths to lure star employees away from competitors in the belief that talented performers who change firms will bring their success with them. But in Chasing Stars, Boris Groysberg reveals what a disastrous assumption this can be. After examining the careers of more than a thousand star analysts at Wall Street investment banks, he comes to a striking conclusion: star analysts who switch firms suffer an immediate and lasting decline in performance. The book also examines how its findings apply to many other occupations, from general managers to football players. Offering profound insights into the fundamental nature of outstanding performance, Chasing Stars also provides practical guidance. “[B]rilliant. . . . [T]he best business book of the year on human capital.” —Sally Helgesen, Strategy + Business Boris Groysberg is professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
APRIL Paper $19.95T 978-0-691-15458-9 Cloth 2009 978-0-691-13913-5 400 pages. 114 line illus. 49 tables. 6 x 9. POPULAR MATHEMATICS z SPORTS APRIL Paper $24.95S 978-0-691-15451-0 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-12720-0 464 pages. 13 line illus. 18 tables. 6 x 9. BUSINESS z MANAGEMENT
Co-Winner of the 2010 Gold Medal Axiom Business Book Award in Entrepreneurship, Jenkins Group, Inc. Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence in Business, Finance, and Management, Association of American Publishers
Winner of the 2011 Silver Medal Axiom Business Book Award in Entrepreneurship, Jenkins Group, Inc.
The Invention of Enterprise
Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed—and What to Do about It
Edited by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr & William J. Baumol
The Invention of Enterprise is the first comprehensive history of entrepreneurship from antiquity to the present. Written by a group of leading economic historians, the book examines the changing role of the entrepreneur across the millennia and around the globe. It provides a sweeping history of enterprise in Mesopotamia and Neo-Babylon; offers insights into the entrepreneurial history of China, Japan, Colonial India, and the Islamic Middle East; and describes the crucial role of the entrepreneur in innovative activity in Europe and the United States, from the medieval period to today. “[T]hese essays deserve close consideration, as much for the questions they raise as for the answers they give about innovation and entrepreneurship.” —Mansel G. Blackford, EH.Net David S. Landes is the Coolidge Professor of History and professor emeritus of economics at Harvard University. Joel Mokyr is the Robert Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history at Northwestern University. William J. Baumol is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
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This book is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists around the globe in recent decades. Lerner provides insights into why some public initiatives work while others don’t, and offers suggestions for how public ventures should be implemented in the future. The book argues for a careful approach to government support of entrepreneurial activities, so that the mistakes of earlier efforts are not repeated. “[A] useful book.” —David Brooks, New York Times “[A] really readable collection of data, anecdotes, and thoughtful arguments.” —Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe’s Innovation Economy blog Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in finance and entrepreneurial management. He is the coauthor of Innovation and Its Discontents (Princeton) and other books.
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MARCH Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-15452-7 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14370-5 584 pages. 6 halftones. 7 line illus. 21 tables. 3 maps. 7 x 10. ECONOMICS z HISTORY MARCH Paper $18.95S 978-0-691-15453-4 Cloth 2009 978-0-691-14219-7 240 pages. 6 x 9. POPULAR ECONOMICS z BUSINESS
How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
With a neW chapter by the author
In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism—the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many. In Zombie Economics, John quiggin explains how these dead ideas still walk among us— and why we must find a way to kill them once and for all if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the future. In a new chapter, quiggin brings the book up to date with a discussion of the re-emergence of pre-Keynesian ideas about austerity and balanced budgets as a response to recession. “Entertaining and thought-provoking.” —Philip Coggan, Economist “Lucid, lively and loaded with hard data, passionate, provocative and . . . persuasive. . . . [Zombie Economics] should be required reading, even for those who aren’t Keynesians or Krugmaniacs.” —Glenn C. Altschuler, Barron’s “As Quiggin explains with elegance, lucidity and deadpan humour, the undead ideas here are interconnected: killing one causes it to knock over another in a sort of zombie-dominoes effect.” —Guardian “Quiggin is a writer of great verve who marshals some powerful evidence.” —Financial Times (FT Critics Pick 2010)
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John Quiggin is professor of economics at the University of queensland in Australia.
The Brain and the Meaning of Life
Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? Defending the superiority of evidence-based reasoning over religious faith and philosophical thought experiments, cognitive scientist Paul Thagard argues that minds are brains and that reality is what science can discover. The Brain and the Meaning of Life reveals how our cognitive and emotional abilities allow us to understand reality, decide effectively, act morally, and pursue the vital needs of love, work, and play. “[Thagard] offers a tightly reasoned, often humorous, and original contribution to the emerging practice of applying science to areas heretofore the province of philosophers, theologians, ethicists, and politicians.” —Michael Shermer, Science “Thagard lays out detailed arguments that reality is knowable through science, that minds are nothing other than material brains and that there are no ultimate rights and wrongs handed down by a supernatural being.” —New Scientist
Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite
Evolution and the Modular Mind
We’re all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. The key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the design of the mind, which consists of many specialized units evolved by the process of natural selection. While these modules sometimes work together seamlessly, they don’t always. Modularity suggests that there is no “I.” Instead, each of us is a contentious “we”—a collection of discrete but interacting systems whose constant conflicts shape our interactions with one another and our experience of the world. “Bolstered by recent studies and research, Kurzban makes a convincing and coherent . . . case for the modular mind, greatly helped by humorous footnotes and examples.” —Publishers Weekly “Using humour and anecdotes, [Kurzban] reveals how conflict between the modules of the mind leads to contradictory beliefs, vacillating behaviours, broken moral boundaries and inflated egos.” —Nature Robert Kurzban is associate professor of psychology and founder of the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Thagard is professor of philosophy and director of the cognitive science program at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His books include Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition and How Scientists Explain Disease.
JUNE MARCH Paper $19.95S 978-0-691-15440-4 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14272-2 296 pages. 12 line illus. 6 x 9. COGNITIVE SCIENCE z PHILOSOPHY Paper $18.95T 978-0-691-15439-8 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14674-4 288 pages. 2 halftones. 1 line illus. 6 x 9. POPULAR SCIENCE z PSYCHOLOGY
Birds in Our Imagination and Experience
Birdscapes is a unique meditation on the variety of human responses to birds, from antiquity to today, and from casual observers to the globe-trotting “twitchers” who sometimes risk life, limb, and marriages simply to add new species to their “life lists.” Drawing extensively on literature, history, philosophy, and science, Jeremy Mynott puts his own experiences as a birdwatcher in a rich cultural context. His sources range from the familiar—Thoreau, Keats, Darwin, and Audubon—to the unexpected—Benjamin Franklin, Giacomo Puccini, Oscar Wilde, and Monty Python. Just as unusual are the extensive illustrations, which explore our perceptions and representations of birds through images such as national emblems, women’s hats, and professional sports logos, as well as classics of bird art. Conversational, playful, and witty, Birdscapes gently leads us to reflect on large questions about our relation to birds and the natural world. “[An] inventive disquisition.” —New Yorker “The finest book ever written about why we watch birds. . . . Mynott’s lightness of touch, combined with his depth of knowledge, experience and above all perception, create a thoughtprovoking and compulsively readable book.” —Stephen Moss, Guardian “An absolutely fascinating book, exhaustively researched, beautifully written, both learned and humorous, and endlessly stimulating.” —Bryan Bland, Birding World “An astonishing compendium brimming over with bird lore and theory, pertinent quotations and avian miscellany, all of it wellwritten and much of it amusing—a classic birder’s bedside book if ever there was one.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country Jeremy Mynott has been watching, listening to, and thinking about birds—and birders—for much of his life. He is the former chief executive of Cambridge University Press and is a fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
MARCH Paper $19.95S 978-0-691-15428-2 Cloth 2009 978-0-691-13539-7 392 pages. 8 color illus. 32 halftones. 25 line illus. 6 x 9. NATURE z BIRDS
Winner of the 1989 James H. Breasted Prize, American Historical Association One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010
Memphis Under the Ptolemies
Alexander the Great and His Empire
A Short Introduction
Dorothy J. Thompson
Drawing on archaeological findings and an unusual combination of Greek and Egyptian evidence, Dorothy Thompson examines the economic life and multicultural society of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis in the era between Alexander and Augustus. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this masterful account is essential reading for anyone interested in ancient Egypt or the Hellenistic world. “Memphis Under the Ptolemies is one of the greatest studies of an ancient city and a true testament to one of the finest scholars of the Hellenistic world.” —J. G. Manning, Yale University “[A] masterful analysis of the surviving evidence for ancient Memphis.” —John F. Oates, American Journal of Philology “[A] book of utmost importance to all readers interested in ancient civilizations.” —C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Choice Dorothy J. Thompson is a fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge, and a member of the faculty of classics at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of the British Academy and an honorary president of the International Association of Papyrologists.
Translated by Amélie Kuhrt
This is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander’s short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander’s Macedonian background. As a renowned historian of both the Macedonians and the Persians, Pierre Briant is uniquely able to assess Alexander’s significance from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered. For this translation, Briant has written a new foreword and conclusion, updated the main text and the thematic annotated bibliography, and added a substantial appendix. “[T]he best introduction to the history of Alexander the Great in English.” —Choice “Briant is one of the most brilliant historians of antiquity at work today.” —Tom Holland, Wall Street Journal Pierre Briant is the Professor of the History and Civilization of the Achaemenid World and the Empire of Alexander the Great at the Collège de France. His many books include From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire.
MARCH Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-14033-9 Cloth $75.00S 978-0-691-15217-2 360 pages. 8 halftones. 6 line illus. 5 tables. 4 maps. 6 x 9. ANCIENT HISTORY z EGYPTOLOGY z ARCHAEOLOGY APRIL Paper $19.95S 978-0-691-15445-9 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14194-7 216 pages. 10 halftones. 2 maps. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. ANCIENT HISTORY z CLASSICS
Translated by Antony Shugaar
To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli’s God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world’s leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial to republican social and political renewal—but that first it needed to be renewed itself. Viroli places Machiavelli in the context of Florence’s republican Christianity, which was founded on the idea that the true Christian is a citizen who serves the common good. Building on this tradition, Machiavelli advocated a religion of virtue, and he believed that, without this faith, free republics could not survive. “[L]ively and wide-ranging.” —Victoria Kahn, Times Literary Supplement “[F]ascinating. [This] is an indispensable book for anyone who wishes to write about Machiavelli and religion or Machiavelli and republicanism.” —Laurie M. Johnson Bagby, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Maurizio Viroli is professor of politics at Princeton University and professor of political communication at the University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano. His many books include Niccolò’s Smile and The Liberty of Servants (Princeton).
One of the “Five Best Political and Economics Books for 2010,” New Statesman
A Political Philosophy in Public Life
Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain
José Luis Martí & Philip Pettit
This book examines an unlikely development in modern political philosophy: the adoption by a major national government of the ideas of a living political theorist. In 2000, Spain’s new opposition leader, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, pledged that if his socialist party won power he would govern in accordance with the principles laid out in Philip Pettit’s Republicanism. Pettit returned to Spain in 2007 to give Zapatero’s government a qualified thumbs-up for promoting republican ideals. In this book, Pettit and José Luis Martí provide the background to these events, explain the principles of civic republicanism, present Pettit’s report, and include an interview with Zapatero himself. “[C]ompelling evidence that contemporary political philosophy is as capable of inspiring those who are active in the public square as it is of those gathered around seminar tables.” —Richard Dagger, Ethics José Luis Martí is associate professor of law at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Philip Pettit is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. His books include Republicanism, A Theory of Freedom, and Made with Words (Princeton).
SEPTEMBER Paper $24.95S 978-0-691-15449-7 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-12414-8 336 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
JUNE Paper $24.95S 978-0-691-15447-3 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14406-1 216 pages. 1 line illus. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z PHILOSOPHY
Thinking of Others
On the Talent for Metaphor
Meaning in Life and Why It Matters
Introduction by Stephen Macedo With commentary by John Koethe, Robert M. Adams, Nomy Arpaly & Jonathan Haidt
Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love—and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. “Susan Wolf is one of the clearest, most thoughtful, and most incisively elegant writers in contemporary ethics.” —John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside “This book is absorbing and a pleasure to read.” —Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Freedom within Reason.
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Charles R. Beitz, Series Editor
In Thinking of Others, Ted Cohen argues that the ability to imagine oneself as another person is an indispensable human capacity and that this talent for identification is the same as the talent for metaphor. To see oneself as someone else, whether a real person or a fictional character, is to exercise the ability to deal with metaphor and other figurative language. The underlying faculty, Cohen contends, is the same—simply the ability to think of one thing as another when it plainly is not. Using many literary examples, Cohen makes the case that we can engage with fictional characters just as intensely as we do with real people, and he looks at some of the ways literature itself takes up the question of interpersonal identification and understanding. “[T]remendous.” —James Wood, “Ten Favorite Books of 2008,” New Yorker blog “This is really philosophy at its best: clearly written and free from jargon, sophisticated yet unpretentious, and highly engaging.” —Jeanette Bicknell, Philosophy in Review Ted Cohen is professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago and the author of Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters.
PRINCETON MONOGRAPHS IN PHILOSOPHY
Harry G. Frankfurt, Series Editor
APRIL Paper $19.95S 978-0-691-15446-6 Cloth 2008 978-0-691-13746-9 104 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. PHILOSOPHY z LITERATURE z AESTHETICS APRIL Paper $19.95S 978-0-691-15450-3 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14524-2 168 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. PHILOSOPHY z ETHICS
New Faces, New Voices
The Hispanic Electorate in America
The Ethics of Voting
With a neW afterWord by the author
Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez
In New Faces, New Voices, Marisa Abrajano and R. Michael Alvarez counter the preconceived notion of Hispanic voters as one homogenous group. The authors discuss the concept of Hispanic political identity, taking into account the ethnic, generational, and linguistic distinctions within the Hispanic population. A unique and nuanced perspective on the Hispanic electoral population, New Faces, New Voices is essential for understanding the political characteristics of the largest and fastest growing group of minority voters in the United States. “[This book] successfully gives voice to the new Hispanic voter and clearly illustrates the importance of a diverse and growing population.” —Choice “New Faces, New Voices offers a great deal of analysis in a relatively small package.” —Louis De Sipio, American Review of Politics Marisa A. Abrajano is associate professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Campaigning to the New American Electorate. R. Michael Alvarez is professor of political science at the California Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of Electronic Elections and Hard Choices, Easy Answers (both Princeton).
This provocative book challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens to vote and why, in fact, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote. Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. Jason Brennan shows why voters are obligated to make informed decisions in the voting booth, to base their votes on sound evidence about what will create the best possible policies, and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. In a new afterword, “How to Vote Well,” Brennan provides a practical guidebook for making well-informed, well-reasoned choices at the polls. “[Brennan’s] argument lodges a serious objection to research in political science and behavioral economics suggesting that even lazy voters can use shortcuts to vote well.” —Josh Rothman, Boston Globe “Jason Brennan’s surprising investigation of the ethics of voting grapples with some of the most entrenched dogmas in our political culture. . . . His conclusions will shake some readers up, and our thinking about democracy will be better for the debates that are sure to ensue.” —David Estlund, Brown University Jason Brennan is assistant professor of ethics at Georgetown University. He is the coauthor of A Brief History of Liberty.
APRIL Paper $22.95S 978-0-691-15435-0 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-14305-7 232 pages. 17 line illus. 35 tables. 2 maps. 6 x 9. POLITICS
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One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009
The Strategic President
Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership
The Democracy Index
Why Our Election System Is Failing and How to Fix It
George C. Edwards III
Challenging the widespread notion that presidential power rests in the power to persuade, The Strategic President argues that presidents cannot create opportunities for change by persuading the public, Congress, and others to support their policies. Instead, successful presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan, facilitate change by recognizing opportunities and fashioning strategies and tactics to exploit them. George Edwards’s findings present significant lessons for our understanding of the presidency and for presidents’ basic strategies of governance. “The book should be read and reread by occupants of the White House, as well as by students and scholars of the presidency.” —Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University, Presidential Studies Quarterly George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University. His books include Overreach: Leadership in the Obama Presidency (see page 38).
Heather K. Gerken
In this lucid and lively book, Heather Gerken diagnoses what is wrong with our elections and proposes a radically new and simple solution: a Democracy Index that would rate the performance of state and local election systems. The Index would focus on problems that matter to all voters and it should work for a simple reason: no one wants to be at the bottom of the list. The Democracy Index provides a blueprint for quantifying election performance and reform results, a plan that would replace anecdotes and rhetoric with hard data and verifiable outcomes. “A powerful call for a new approach to election administration.” —Doug Chapin, Electionline Weekly “The Democracy Index is a quick, interesting and important read.” —Stefan Fergus, Civilian Reader “This is a very good book with an important idea.” —Stephen J. Wayne, Perspectives on Politics Heather K. Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches election and constitutional law. She is a frequent media commentator on elections and has written for the New Republic, Roll Call, Legal Affairs, and the Legal Times.
APRIL Paper $24.95S 978-0-691-15436-7 Cloth 2009 978-0-691-13947-0 272 pages. 18 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICS z AMERICAN HISTORY
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One of the “Best Reference Books, Law & Politics” for 2010, Library Journal
A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism
Edited by Silvio Pons & Robert Service
This unique reference provides encyclopedic coverage of 20th-century communism and its enormous impact on world history from the Russian Revolution through the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond. Drawing on the archives of former communist states, this indispensable work reflects the most up-to-date understanding of communism as an ideological and political force. Features contributions from an international team of 160 scholars u Includes more than 400 concise entries on major topics, such as: l Figures: Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro, Gorbachev l Events: Cold War, Prague Spring, Cultural Revolution, Sandinista Revolution l Ideas and concepts: Marxism-Leninism, cult of personality, labor l Organizations and movements: KGB, Comintern, Gulag, Khmer Rouge l Related topics: totalitarianism, nationalism, antifascism, anticommunism, McCarthyism u Guides readers to further research through bibliographies, cross-references, and an index
Silvio Pons is professor of eastern European history at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and director of the Gramsci Institute Foundation in Rome. His books include The Soviet Union and Europe in the Cold War, 1943–1953 and Stalin and the Inevitable War, 1936–1941. Robert Service teaches Russian history at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Comrades! A History of World Communism and A History of Twentieth-Century Russia, as well as biographies of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky.
“[A]n insightful and essential reference for 20th-century studies.” —George M. Eberhart, College & Research Libraries News “[T]he high quality of the prose, the distinguished community of authors, and the imaginative variety of topics covered will make this a worthwhile reference.” —Padraic Kenney, H-Net Reviews
MARCH Paper $45.00S 978-0-691-15429-9 Cloth 2010 978-0-691-13585-4 960 pages. 8 x 10. REFERENCE z POLITICS z HISTORY
A Story of Ruins
Presence and absence in chinese Visual art and culture
Published in association with the MetroPolitan MuseuM of art
this richly illustrated book examines the changing significance of ruins as vehicles for cultural memory in chinese art and visual culture from ancient times to the present. leading scholar of chinese art wu hung shows how the story of ruins in china is different from but connected to “ruin culture” in the west. he investigates indigenous chinese concepts of ruins and their visual manifestations, as well as the complex historical interactions between china and the west since the eighteenth century. analyzing a broad variety of traditional and contemporary visual materials, including painting, architecture, photography, prints, and cinema, hung also embraces a wide variety of subjects—from indigenous methods of recording damage and decay in ancient china, to realistic images of architectural ruins in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the strong interest in urban ruins in contemporary china, as shown in the many artworks that depict demolished houses and decaying industrial sites. the result is an original interpretation of the development of chinese art, as well as a unique contribution to global art history. Wu Hung is the harrie a. Vanderstappen distinguished service Professor in chinese art history and director of the center for the art of east asia, both at the university of chicago. he is the author of many books, including, most recently, The Art of the Yellow Springs: Understanding Chinese Tombs and Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space.
JUNE Cloth $60.00S 978-0-691-15502-9 256 pages. 250 color illus. 7 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2. ART z ASIAN STUDIES
For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, and Canada
The Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume XII
European Sculpture and Metalwork
this volume catalogs the more than two hundred remarkable and varied pieces of european sculpture and metalwork—dating from the Middle ages through the twentieth century—amassed by robert lehman, one of the foremost art collectors of his generation. each work in this catalog is illustrated, in many cases with new color photography, and elucidated by indepth scholarly discussion. Frits Scholten is senior curator of sculpture at the rijksmuseum, amsterdam. he has published widely on european sculpture and decorative arts.
MARCH Cloth $75.00S 978-0-691-15489-3 268 pages. 244 color illus. 110 duotones. 8 1⁄2 x 11. ART
European and Asian Decorative Arts
Wolfram Koeppe, Clare Le Corbeiller, William Rieder, Charles Truman, Suzanne G. Valenstein, Clare Vincent & Others
this volume catalogs more than four hundred decorative objects in the robert lehman collection at the Metropolitan Museum of art, including painted enamels, snuffboxes, porcelain, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, cast metal, and textiles from throughout europe and asia, with the majority dating from the late seventh century to the twentieth century.
MAY Cloth $95.00S 978-0-691-15490-9 400 pages. 354 halftones. 8 1⁄2 x 11. ART
Commemorative Landscape Painting in China
Anne de Coursey Clapp
when is a landscape more than a landscape? this is a richly illustrated study of an important genre of Ming-dynasty chinese painting in which landscapes are actually disguised portraits that celebrate an individual and his achievements, ambitions, and tastes in an open effort to win recognition, support, and social status. in this unique study, anne de coursey clapp presents a broad view of these commemorative landscape paintings, including antecedents in the song and Yuan dynasties. the book traces how in commemorative landscape painting members of the literati address their peers in a deeply familiar language of values, just as they had for centuries through literary biography. although the setting for such pictures is always natural landscape, it is secondary to the man, and its true function is to mirror him as the humanistic ideal of the recluse-scholar. the book shows how the literary associations attached to the new landscape increased during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), when the first commemorative paintings appeared, and flourished through the Ming (1368–1644), producing an art form that was simultaneously pictorial and verbal. in the course of exploring the sources and meaning of these paintings, the book examines several varieties of dedicatory paintings, including departure paintings, and the interesting subgenre of “biehao,” in which portrait subjects are symbolized through pictorial representations of their literary names. Anne de Coursey Clapp is professor emerita of wellesley college, where she taught east and southeast asian art history in the art department for more than three decades, retiring in 1999. she is the author of monographs on the Ming dynasty artists wen Zhengming and tang Yin.
Publications of the dePartMent of art and archaeologY, Princeton uniVersitY
Princeton and the Gothic Revival
Johanna G. Seasonwein
Princeton and the Gothic Revival investigates america’s changing attitudes toward medieval art around the turn of the twentieth century through the lens of Princeton university and its role as a major patron of gothic revival art and architecture. Johanna seasonwein charts a shift from eclecticism to a more unified, “authentic” approach to medieval art, and examines how the language of medieval forms was used to articulate a new model of american higher education in campus design and the classroom. the catalog for an exhibition at the Princeton university art Museum, Princeton and the Gothic Revival breaks new ground by addressing why universities, and Princeton in particular, were so effective at bringing together what had been disparate interests in the Middle ages. revivalists and Medievalists were often at odds, yet at Princeton they used the language of the Middle ages to create a new identity for the american university, one that was steeped in the traditions of oxford and cambridge but also embraced the model of the german research university. Princeton and the Gothic Revival provides an overview of Princeton’s romanesque and gothic revival architecture and examines the changing approach to the idea of the “gothic” by looking at three Princeton buildings and their stained glass windows: the Marquand chapel, Procter hall at the graduate college, and the university chapel. Johanna G. Seasonwein is the andrew w. Mellon curatorial fellow for academic Programs at the Princeton university art Museum. an art historian specializing in the Middle ages, she holds a Phd from columbia university.
Publications of the Princeton uniVersitY art MuseuM
APRIl Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15401-5 128 pages. 65 color illus. 2 halftones. 9 x 10. ART z ARCHITECTURE
JUlY Flexibound $29.95S 978-0-691-15476-3 176 pages. 51 color illus. 35 halftones. 7 x 10. ART z ASIAN STUDIES
Archaeology / Classics
Nomads and Networks
the ancient art and culture of Kazakhstan
Slaves Tell Tales
and other episodes in the Politics of Popular culture in ancient greece
Edited by Sören Stark, Zainolla Samashev, Karen S. Rubinson & Jennifer Y. Chi
the catalog for the groundbreaking exhibition at new York university’s institute for the study of the ancient world, Nomads and Networks presents an unparalleled overview of the sophisticated ancient nomadic culture of Kazakhstan. contrary to the perception that central asia’s nomadic societies were less developed than sedentary ones and randomly roamed over the steppes, this catalog argues that the nomadic peoples of Kazakhstan followed a systematic cycle of movement based on established economic and societal needs, and that pastoralism, or herding of domesticated animals, played an integral role. focusing on sixth to first century bc material from the altai and tianshan regions, Nomads and Networks explores how the reliance on animals is reflected in the material culture, which represented all types of creatures, from the domestic to the mythic. Materials featured for the first time include saddles and saddle covers, and grave goods from the burial mounds in the berel valley. other objects, such as gold mortuary ornaments from shilikty and Kargali, attest to influences from foreign cultures—most notably china and Persia. contributors include: alisher akishev, nursan alimbaev, nikolai bokovenko, claudia chang, bryan hanks, sarynbai Murgabaev, and abdesh toleubaev. Sören Stark is assistant professor of central asian art and archaeology at the institute for the study of the ancient world at new York university. Zainolla Samashev is a senior researcher at the a. Kh. Margulan institute of archaeology, Kazakhstan. Karen S. Rubinson is a research associate at the institute for the study of the ancient world. Jennifer Y. Chi is exhibitions director and chief curator at the institute for the study of the ancient world.
a coPublication with the institute for the studY of the ancient world at new YorK uniVersitY
Most studies of ancient greek politics focus on formal institutions such as the political assembly and the law courts, and overlook the role that informal social practices played in the regulation of the political order. sara forsdyke argues, by contrast, that various forms of popular culture in ancient greece—including festival revelry, oral storytelling, and popular forms of justice—were a vital medium for political expression and played an important role in the negotiation of relations between elites and masses, as well as masters and slaves, in the greek city-states. although these forms of social life are only poorly attested in the sources, forsdyke suggests that greek literature reveals traces of popular culture that can be further illuminated by comparison with later historical periods. by looking beyond institutional contexts, moreover, forsdyke recovers the ways that groups that were excluded from the formal political sphere—especially women and slaves—participated in the process by which society was ordered. forsdyke begins each chapter with an apparently marginal incident in greek history—the worship of a dead slave by masters on chios, the naming of sicyon’s civic divisions after lowly animals such as pigs and asses, and the riding of an adulteress on a donkey through the streets of cyme—and shows how these episodes demonstrate the significance of informal social practices and discourses in the regulation and reproduction of the social order. the result is an original, fascinating, and enlightening new perspective on politics and popular culture in ancient greece. Sara Forsdyke is associate professor of classical studies at the university of Michigan. she is the author of Exile, Ostracism, and Democracy: The Politics of Expulsion in Ancient Greece (Princeton).
JUlY Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-14005-6 208 pages. 10 halftones. 1 map. 6 x 9. CLASSICS z ANCIENT HISTORY
APRIl Cloth $49.95S 978-0-691-15480-0 240 pages. 140 color illus. 6 x 9. ARCHAEOLOGY z ANCIENT HISTORY
Classics / Literature
A Written Republic
cicero’s Philosophical Politics
Archives of Authority
empire, culture, and the cold war
in the 40s bce, during his forced retirement from politics under caesar’s dictatorship, cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. as he was acutely aware, this was an unusual undertaking for a roman statesman because romans were often hostile to philosophy, perceiving it as foreign and incompatible with fulfilling one’s duty as a citizen. how, then, are we to understand cicero’s decision to pursue philosophy in the context of the political, intellectual, and cultural life of the late roman republic? in A Written Republic, Yelena baraz takes up this question and makes the case that philosophy for cicero was not a retreat from politics but a continuation of politics by other means, an alternative way of living a political life and serving the state under newly restricted conditions. baraz examines the rhetorical battle that cicero stages in his philosophical prefaces—a battle between the forces that would oppose or support his project. he presents his philosophy as intimately connected to the new political circumstances and his exclusion from politics. his goal—to benefit the state by providing new moral resources for the roman elite—was traditional, even if his method of translating greek philosophical knowledge into latin and combining greek sources with roman heritage was unorthodox. A Written Republic provides a new perspective on cicero’s conception of his philosophical project while also adding to the broader picture of late-roman political, intellectual, and cultural life. Yelena Baraz is assistant professor of classics at Princeton university.
MAY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-15332-2 272 pages. 6 x 9. CLASSICS
Andrew N. Rubin
combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen fbi and cia documents, Archives of Authority argues that cultural politics—specifically america’s often covert patronage of the arts—played a highly important role in the transfer of imperial authority from britain to the united states during a critical period after world war ii. andrew rubin argues that this transfer reshaped the postwar literary space and he shows how, during this time, new and efficient modes of cultural transmission, replication, and travel—such as radio and rapidly and globally circulated journals—completely transformed the position occupied by the postwar writer and the role of world literature. rubin demonstrates that the nearly instantaneous translation of texts by george orwell, thomas Mann, w. h. auden, richard wright, Mary Mccarthy, and albert camus, among others, into interrelated journals that were sponsored by organizations such as the cia’s congress for cultural freedom and circulated around the world effectively reshaped writers, critics, and intellectuals into easily recognizable, transnational figures. their work formed a new canon of world literature that was celebrated in the united states and supposedly represented the best of contemporary thought, while less politically attractive authors were ignored or even demonized. this championing and demonizing of writers occurred in the name of anti-communism— the new, transatlantic “civilizing mission” through which postwar cultural and literary authority emerged. Andrew N. Rubin is assistant professor of english at georgetown university. he is the coeditor of Adorno: A Critical Reader and The Edward Said Reader.
emily apter, series editor
AUGUST Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-15415-2 168 pages. 6 x 9. LITERATURE z HISTORY
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. when did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss the bible? what made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who hid behind the newspaper, ladies who matched their books’ binding to their dress, and servants who reduced newspapers to fish ’n’ chips wrap? shedding new light on novels by thackeray, dickens, the brontës, trollope, and collins, as well as the urban sociology of henry Mayhew, leah Price also uncovers the lives and afterlives of anonymous religious tracts and household manuals. from knickknacks to wastepaper, books mattered to the Victorians in ways that cannot be explained by their printed content alone. and whether displayed, defaced, exchanged, or discarded, printed matter participated, and still participates, in a range of transactions that stretches far beyond reading. supplementing close readings with a sensitive reconstruction of how Victorians thought and felt about books, Price offers a new model for integrating literary theory with cultural history. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain reshapes our understanding of the interplay between words and objects in the nineteenth century and beyond. Leah Price is professor of english at harvard university. she is the author of The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel.
MAY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-11417-0 328 pages. 18 halftones. 2 line illus. 6 x 9. LITERATURE
The Rise and Fall of Meter
Poetry and english national culture, 1860–1930
why do we often teach english poetic meter by the greek terms iamb and trochee? how is our understanding of english meter influenced by the history of england’s sense of itself in the nineteenth century? not an old-fashioned approach to poetry, but a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional field, “english meter” concerned issues of personal and national identity, class, education, patriotism, militarism, and the development of english literature as a discipline. The Rise and Fall of Meter tells the unknown story of english meter from the late eighteenth century until just after world war i. uncovering a vast and unexplored archive in the history of poetics, Meredith Martin shows that the history of prosody is tied to the ways Victorian england argued about its national identity. gerard Manley hopkins, coventry Patmore, and robert bridges used meter to negotiate their relationship to england and the english language; george saintsbury, Matthew arnold, and henry newbolt worried about the rise of one metrical model among multiple competitors. the pressure to conform to a stable model, however, produced reactionary misunderstandings of english meter and the culture it stood for. this unstable relationship to poetic form influenced the prose and poems of robert graves, siegfried sassoon, wilfred owen, w. b. Yeats, ezra Pound, and alice Meynell. a significant intervention in literary history, this book argues that our contemporary understanding of the rise of modernist poetic form was crucially bound to narratives of english national culture. Meredith Martin is assistant professor of english at Princeton university.
JUNE Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-15512-8 Cloth $75.00S 978-0-691-15273-8 288 pages. 4 halftones. 6 x 9. LITERATURE
Mothers of Conservatism
women and the Postwar right
Jim and Jap Crow
a cultural history of 1940s interracial america
Matthew M. Briones
following Japan’s attack on Pearl harbor in 1941, the u.s. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese americans and sent them to internment camps. one of those internees was charles Kikuchi. in thousands of diary pages, he documented his experiences in the camps, his resettlement in chicago and drafting into the army on the eve of hiroshima and nagasaki, and his postwar life as a social worker in new York city. Kikuchi’s diaries bear witness to a watershed era in american race relations, and expose both the promise and the hypocrisy of american democracy. Jim and Jap Crow follows Kikuchi’s personal odyssey among fellow Japanese american intellectuals, immigrant activists, chicago school social scientists, everyday people on chicago’s south side, and psychologically scarred veterans in the hospitals of new York. the book chronicles a remarkable moment in america’s history in which interracial alliances challenged the limits of the elusive democratic ideal, and in which the nation was forced to choose between civil liberty and the fearful politics of racial hysteria. it was an era of world war and the atomic bomb, desegregation in the military but Jim and Jap crow elsewhere in america, and a hopeful progressivism that gave way to cold war paranoia. Jim and Jap Crow looks at Kikuchi’s life and diaries as a lens through which to observe the possibilities, failures, and key conversations in a dynamic multiracial america. Matthew M. Briones is assistant professor of american history and the college at the university of chicago.
MAY Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-12948-8 288 pages. 3 halftones. 6 x 9. AMERICAN HISTORY z AMERICAN STUDIES
Michelle M. Nickerson
Mothers of Conservatism tells the story of 1950s southern californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following world war ii. Michelle nickerson describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized activist networks, institutions, and political consciousness in local education battles, and she introduces a generation of women who developed political styles and practices around their domestic routines. from the conservative movement’s origins in the early fifties through the presidential election of 1964, nickerson documents how women shaped conservatism from the bottom up, out of the fabric of their daily lives and into the agenda of the republican Party. female activists formed study groups, gave lectures, published newsletters, hosted public events, and opened conservative bookstores, bringing cold war geopolitics into their local communities. frightened that communism was infecting the minds of their children through the public education system, these women took it upon themselves to address potential threats. this sense of duty, ironically, removed many of them from the house for numerous hours of the week to perform political work, and their activities contributed to a feminine ideal that nickerson calls the “populist housewife”—a political model of womanhood that emphasized common sense, lack of pretension, and spirituality. a unique history of the american conservative movement, Mothers of Conservatism shows how housewives got out of the house and discovered their political capital. Michelle M. Nickerson is assistant professor of history at loyola university, chicago. she is coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region.
Politics and societY in twentieth-centurY aMerica
william chafe, gary gerstle, linda gordon, and Julian Zelizer, series editors
MAY Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-12184-0 248 pages. 16 halftones. 2 maps. 6 x 9. AMERICAN HISTORY z POLITICAL SCIENCE
A NEW HISTORY EXPLORING U.S. IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
american immigration in global Perspective
Donna R. Gabaccia
“No one has done more than Donna Gabaccia to develop a global framework for understanding the history of American immigration. In this book, she brings together her earlier work on international migration with a new interest in American foreign relations. The result is a bold, sweeping, and provocative recasting of America’s encounter with immigrants past and present.” —Gary Gerstle, author of American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century “Gabaccia offers a way for readers to situate U.S. migration history in an international context and to understand how the American experience is similar to yet different from the experience of other migrantreceiving countries. Putting the history of migration in the context of historical global trends, she gives globalization itself a history. A much-needed book from a preeminent historian.” —Mae Ngai, author of The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America histories investigating u.s. immigration have often portrayed america as a domestic melting pot, merging together those who arrive on its shores. Yet this is not a truly accurate depiction of the nation’s complex connections to immigration. offering a brand-new global history, Foreign Relations takes a comprehensive look at the links between american immigration and u.s. foreign relations. donna gabaccia examines america’s relationship to immigration and its debates through the prism of the nation’s changing foreign policy over the past two centuries, and she highlights how these ever-evolving dynamics have influenced the lives of individuals moving to and from the united states. with an emphasis on american immigration during the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century industrial era and the contemporary era of free trade, gabaccia shows that immigrants were not isolationists who cut ties to their countries of origin or their families. instead, their relations to america were often in flux and dependent on government policies of the time. she cites a wide range of examples, such as how bilateral commercial treaties of the nineteenth century influenced whether family members might receive passage to america, how families maintained bonds to their countries of origin through the exchange of letters and goods, and how politics on behalf of the mother country could still be fought from across the ocean. today, u.s. commercial diplomacy in china and nafta-era Mexico raises concerns about immigrants once again, and gabaccia demonstrates that immigration has altered with america’s developing geopolitical position in the world. an innovative history of u.s. immigration, Foreign Relations casts a fresh eye on a compelling and controversial topic. Donna R. Gabaccia is professor of history and the rudolph J. Vecoli chair and director of the immigration history research center at the university of Minnesota. her many books include We Are What We Eat and Immigration and American Diversity. APRIl Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-13419-2 296 pages. 2 halftones. 1 line illus. 3 tables. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. AMERICAN HISTORY z WORLD HISTORY Press.Princeton.edu
aMerica in the world
sven beckert and Jeremi suri, series editors
Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race
this is a book about irish nationalism and how irish nationalists developed their own conception of the irish race. bruce nelson begins with an exploration of the discourse of race—from the nineteenth-century belief that “race is everything” to the more recent argument that there are no races. he focuses on how english observers constructed the “native” and catholic irish as uncivilized and savage, and on the racialization of the irish in the nineteenth century, especially in britain and the united states, where irish immigrants were often portrayed in terms that had been applied mainly to enslaved africans and their descendants. Most of the book focuses on how the irish created their own identity—in the context of slavery and abolition, empire, and revolution. since the irish were a dispersed people, this process unfolded not only in ireland, but in the united states, britain, australia, south africa, and other countries. Many nationalists were determined to repudiate anything that could interfere with the goal of building a united movement aimed at achieving full independence for ireland. but others, including men and women who are at the heart of this study, believed that the irish struggle must create a more inclusive sense of irish nationhood and stand for freedom everywhere. nelson pays close attention to this argument within irish nationalism, and to the ways it resonated with nationalists worldwide, from india to the caribbean. Bruce Nelson is professor emeritus of history at dartmouth college. he is the author of Divided We Stand: American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality (Princeton) and Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s.
JUNE Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-15312-4 348 pages. 22 halftones. 6 x 9. HISTORY
A King Travels
festive traditions in late Medieval and early Modern spain
Teofilo F. Ruiz
A King Travels examines the scripting and performance of festivals in spain between 1327 and 1620, offering an unprecedented look at the different types of festivals that were held in iberia during this crucial period of european history. bridging the gap between the medieval and early modern eras, teofilo ruiz focuses on the travels and festivities of Philip ii, exploring the complex relationship between power and ceremony, and offering a vibrant portrait of spain’s cultural and political life. ruiz covers a range of festival categories: carnival, royal entries, tournaments, calendrical and noncalendrical celebrations, autos de fe, and corpus christi processions. he probes the ritual meanings of these events, paying special attention to the use of colors and symbols, and to the power relations articulated through these festive displays. ruiz argues that the fluid and at times subversive character of medieval festivals gave way to highly formalized and hierarchical events reflecting a broader shift in how power was articulated in late medieval and early modern spain. Yet ruiz contends that these festivals, while they sought to buttress authority and instruct different social orders about hierarchies of power, also served as sites of contestation, dialogue, and resistance. A King Travels sheds new light on iberian festive traditions and their unique role in the centralizing state in early modern castile. Teofilo F. Ruiz is distinguished Professor of history at the university of california, los angeles. his many books include The Terror of History: On the Uncertainties of Life in Western Civilization and From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150–1350 (both Princeton).
APRIl Paper $45.00S 978-0-691-15358-2 Cloth $75.00S 978-0-691-15357-5 368 pages. 4 halftones. 2 maps. 6 x 9. HISTORY
A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF MANHUNTING IN THE WEST, FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT
a Philosophical history
translated by steven rendall
“From manhunting for sport in the Occident to the global search for ‘illegal aliens’ in the twenty-first century, this book offers a history of humans’ preying on other human beings. Applying the rubric of hunting to contemporary debates about illegal migrants, Chamayou shows that the supposedly newest hunt refreshes an old motif. A provocative take on a topic of great currency.” —Jimmy Casas Klausen, University of Wisconsin–Madison touching on issues of power, authority, and domination, Manhunts takes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the west, from ancient sparta, through the Middle ages, to the modern practices of chasing undocumented migrants. incorporating historical events and philosophical reflection, grégoire chamayou examines the systematic and organized search for individuals and small groups on the run because they have defied authority, committed crimes, seemed dangerous for simply existing, or been categorized as subhuman or dispensable. chamayou begins in ancient greece, where young spartans hunted and killed helots (sparta’s serfs) as an initiation rite, and where aristotle and other philosophers helped to justify raids to capture and enslave foreigners by creating the concept of natural slaves. he discusses the hunt for heretics in the Middle ages; new world natives in the early modern period; vagrants, Jews, criminals, and runaway slaves in other eras; and illegal immigrants today. exploring evolving ideas about the human and the subhuman, what we owe to enemies and people on the margins of society, and the supposed legitimacy of domination, chamayou shows that the hunting of humans should not be treated ahistorically, and that manhunting has varied as widely in its justifications and aims as in its practices. he investigates the psychology of manhunting, noting that many people, from bounty hunters to louis Xi, have written about the thrill of hunting when the prey is equally intelligent and cunning. an unconventional history on an unconventional subject, Manhunts is an in-depth consideration of the dynamics of an age-old form of violence. Grégoire Chamayou is a research scholar in philosophy at the centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris.
AUGUST Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15165-6 232 pages. 9 halftones. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. HISTORY z PHILOSOPHY Press.Princeton.edu
History / World History
The First Modern Jew
spinoza and the history of an image
The Everlasting Empire
the Political culture of ancient china and its imperial legacy
Daniel B. Schwartz
Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of god and nature, Jewish philosopher baruch spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the sephardic Jews of amsterdam in 1656 for his “horrible heresies” and “monstrous deeds.” Yet, over the past three centuries, spinoza’s rupture with traditional Jewish beliefs and practices has elevated him to a prominent place in genealogies of Jewish modernity. The First Modern Jew provides a riveting look at how spinoza went from being one of Judaism’s most notorious outcasts to one of its most celebrated, if still highly controversial, cultural icons, and a powerful and protean symbol of the first modern secular Jew. ranging from amsterdam to Palestine and back again to europe, the book chronicles spinoza’s posthumous odyssey from marginalized heretic to hero, the exemplar of a whole host of Jewish identities, including cosmopolitan, nationalist, reformist, and rejectionist. daniel schwartz shows that in fashioning spinoza into “the first modern Jew,” generations of Jewish intellectuals—german liberals, east european maskilim, secular Zionists, and Yiddishists—have projected their own dilemmas of identity onto him, reshaping the amsterdam thinker in their own image. the many afterlives of spinoza are a kind of looking glass into the struggles of Jewish writers over where to draw the boundaries of Jewishness and whether a secular Jewish identity is indeed possible. cumulatively, these afterlives offer a kaleidoscopic view of modern Jewish culture—and a vivid history of an obsession with spinoza that continues to this day. Daniel B. Schwartz is assistant professor of history at george washington university.
MARCH Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-14291-3 296 pages. 10 halftones. 6 x 9. HISTORY z JEWISH STUDIES
established in 221 bce, the chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the republic of china in 1912. during its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign incursions, alien occupations, and devastating rebellions—yet fundamental institutional, sociopolitical, and cultural features of the empire remained intact. The Everlasting Empire traces the roots of the chinese empire’s exceptional longevity and unparalleled political durability, and shows how lessons from the imperial past are relevant for china today. Yuri Pines demonstrates that the empire survived and adjusted to a variety of domestic and external challenges through a peculiar combination of rigid ideological premises and their flexible implementation. the empire’s major political actors and neighbors shared its fundamental ideological principles, such as unity under a single monarch—hence, even the empire’s strongest domestic and foreign foes adopted the system of imperial rule. Yet details of this rule were constantly negotiated and adjusted. Pines shows how deep tensions between political actors including the emperor, the literati, local elites, and rebellious commoners actually enabled the empire’s basic institutional framework to remain critically vital and adaptable to ever-changing sociopolitical circumstances. as contemporary china moves toward a new period of prosperity and power in the twenty-first century, Pines argues that the legacy of the empire may become an increasingly important force in shaping the nation’s future trajectory. Yuri Pines holds the Michael w. lipson chair in chinese studies at the hebrew university of Jerusalem and is a visiting professor at nankai university in tianjin, china. he is the author of Foundations of Confucian Thought and Envisioning Eternal Empire.
JUNE Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-13495-6 248 pages. 1 map. 6 x 9. WORLD HISTORY z ASIAN STUDIES
HOW THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY PROFOUNDLY INFLUENCED THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUDAISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY
The Jewish Jesus
how Judaism and christianity shaped each other
“Schäfer’s thought-provoking book challenges readers to reimagine the relationship of early Judaism and Christianity and the theological matrices in which they developed. Must reading for students and scholars alike.” —Burton L. Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary “This excellent and important book will be seized on eagerly and read with attention. Peter Schäfer makes his argument with great clarity and a formidable command of the sources, building his case from close readings of the texts. The scholarship is impeccable.” —Philip Alexander, professor emeritus, University of Manchester in late antiquity, as christianity emerged from Judaism, it was not only the new religion that was being influenced by the old. the rise and revolutionary challenge of christianity also had a profound influence on rabbinic Judaism, which was itself just emerging and, like christianity, trying to shape its own identity. in The Jewish Jesus, Peter schäfer reveals the crucial ways in which various Jewish heresies, including christianity, affected the development of rabbinic Judaism. he even shows that some of the ideas that the rabbis appropriated from christianity were actually reappropriated Jewish ideas. the result is a demonstration of a deep mutual influence between the sister religions, one that calls into question hard and fast distinctions between orthodoxy and heresy, and even Judaism and christianity, during the first centuries ce. Peter Schäfer is the ronald o. Perelman Professor of Jewish studies and professor of religion at Princeton university, where he directs the Program in Judaic studies. his books include The Origins of Jewish Mysticism and Jesus in the Talmud (both Princeton). he received a distinguished achievement award from the andrew w. Mellon foundation in 2007.
MARCH Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15390-2 352 pages. 5 halftones. 1 table. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. JEWISH STUDIES z RELIGION Press.Princeton.edu
Metaphysical foundations of Modal semantics
When Is True Belief Knowledge?
a woman glances at a broken clock and comes to believe it is a quarter past seven. Yet, despite the broken clock, it really does happen to be a quarter past seven. her belief is true, but it isn’t knowledge. this is a classic illustration of a central problem in epistemology: determining what knowledge requires in addition to true belief. in this provocative book, richard foley finds a new solution to the problem in the observation that whenever someone has a true belief but not knowledge, there is some significant aspect of the situation about which she lacks true beliefs—something important that she doesn’t quite “get.” this may seem a modest point but, as foley shows, it has the potential to reorient the theory of knowledge. whether a true belief counts as knowledge depends on the importance of the information one does or doesn’t have. this means that questions of knowledge cannot be separated from questions about human concerns and values. it also means that, contrary to what is often thought, there is no privileged way of coming to know. Knowledge is a mutt. Proper pedigree is not required. what matters is that one doesn’t lack important nearby information. challenging some of the central assumptions of contemporary epistemology, this is an original and important account of knowledge. Richard Foley is professor of philosophy and vice chancellor for strategic planning at new York university. he is the author of Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others, Working Without a Net: A Theory of Egocentric Epistemology, and The Theory of Epistemic Rationality.
Princeton MonograPhs in PhilosoPhY
harry g. frankfurt, series editor
it seems reasonable to believe that there might have existed things other than those that in fact exist, or have existed. but how should we understand such claims? standard semantic theories exploit the leibnizian metaphor of a set of all possible worlds: a proposition might or must be true if it is true in some or all possible worlds. the actualist, who believes that nothing exists except what actually exists, prefers to talk of possible states of the world, or of ways that a world might be. but even the actualist still faces the problem of explaining what we are talking about when we talk about the domains of other possible worlds. in Mere Possibilities, robert stalnaker develops a framework for clarifying this problem, and explores a number of actualist strategies for solving it. some philosophers have hypothesized a realm of individual essences that stand as proxies for all merely possible beings. others have argued that we are committed to the necessary existence of everything that does or might exist. in contrast, Mere Possibilities shows how we can make sense of ordinary beliefs about what might and must exist without making counterintuitive metaphysical commitments. the book also sheds new light on the nature of metaphysical theorizing by exploring the interaction of semantic and metaphysical issues, the connections between different metaphysical issues, and the nature of ontological commitment. Robert Stalnaker is the laurance s. rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts institute of technology. he is the author of Our Knowledge of the Internal World, Ways a World Might Be, Context and Content, and Inquiry.
carl g. heMPel lecture series
FEBRUARY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-14712-3 184 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. PHILOSOPHY
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AN IN-DEPTH AND ACCESSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO THE HOWS AND WHYS OF LOGIC
the laws of truth
Nicholas J. J. Smith
“Lots of books aim to provide a first introduction to symbolic logic. I predict that this one will be widely adopted throughout the English-speaking world. One of its unique strengths is that it broaches important philosophical issues that naturally arise in connection with symbolic logic. The book thus serves both as an introduction to logic itself and to the philosophy of logic.” —Stewart Shapiro, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic “Smith’s book combines accessibility with comprehensiveness in a way that I have not found in other texts. It is very readable and well paced, but does not sacrifice precision. Difficult issues aren’t glossed over or skipped, but are introduced at a gentle pace for novice logicians. As a teacher of logic, I see real benefits in Smith’s approach.” —Jennifer Duke-Yonge, Macquarie University, Australia logic is essential to correct reasoning and also has important theoretical applications in philosophy, computer science, linguistics, and mathematics. this book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to classical logic, with a unique approach that emphasizes both the hows and whys of logic. here nicholas smith thoroughly covers the formal tools and techniques of logic while also imparting a deeper understanding of their underlying rationales and broader philosophical significance. in addition, this is the only introduction to logic available today that presents all the major forms of proof— trees, natural deduction in all its major variants, axiomatic proofs, and sequent calculus. the book also features numerous exercises, with solutions available on an accompanying website. Logic is the ideal textbook for undergraduates and graduate students seeking a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject.
an essential introduction to classical logic the how and why of logic u covers both formal and philosophical issues u Presents all the major forms of proof—from trees to sequent calculus u features numerous exercises, with solutions available at www.personal.usyd.edu.au/~njjsmith/lawsoftruth u the ideal textbook for undergraduates and graduate students
Nicholas J. J. Smith is senior lecturer in philosophy at the university of sydney in australia. he is the author of Vagueness and Degrees of Truth.
MAY Cloth $49.50S 978-0-691-15163-2 576 pages. 80 line illus. 90 tables. 6 x 9. PHILOSOPHY Press.Princeton.edu
Pursuits of Wisdom
six ways of life in ancient Philosophy from socrates to Plotinus
A MAJOR NEW ACCOUNT OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS THOUGHT WE SHOULD LIVE OUR LIVES
John M. Cooper
this is a major reinterpretation of ancient philosophy that recovers the long greek and roman tradition of philosophy as a complete way of life—and not simply an intellectual discipline. distinguished philosopher John cooper traces how, for many ancient thinkers, philosophy was not just to be studied or even used to solve particular practical problems. rather, philosophy—not just ethics but even logic and physical theory—was literally to be lived. Yet there was great disagreement about how to live philosophically: philosophy was not one but many, mutually opposed, ways of life. examining this tradition from its establishment by socrates in the fifth century bce through Plotinus in the third century ce and the eclipse of pagan philosophy by christianity, Pursuits of Wisdom examines six central philosophies of living—socratic, aristotelian, stoic, epicurean, skeptic, and the Platonist life of late antiquity. the book describes the shared assumptions that allowed these thinkers to conceive of their philosophies as ways of life, as well as the distinctive ideas that led them to widely different conclusions about the best human life. clearing up many common misperceptions and simplifications, cooper explains in detail the socratic devotion to philosophical discussion about human nature, human life, and human good; the aristotelian focus on the true place of humans within the total system of the natural world; the stoic commitment to dutifully accepting Zeus’s plans; the epicurean pursuit of pleasure through tranquil activities that exercise perception, thought, and feeling; the skeptical eschewal of all critical reasoning in forming their beliefs; and, finally, the late Platonist emphasis on spiritual concerns and the eternal realm of being. Pursuits of Wisdom is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding what the great philosophers of antiquity thought was the true purpose of philosophy—and of life. John M. Cooper is the henry Putnam university Professor of Philosophy at Princeton university. he is the general editor of the authoritative english-language edition of Plato’s complete writings, and the author of Reason and Emotion and Knowledge, Nature, and the Good (both Princeton), among other books. “This book not only discusses philosophy as a way of life, but manifests many of the virtues such a life might be hoped to embody. There is scarcely an instance in which Cooper’s sureness of grasp, vivacity of expression, or clarity of purpose falters. The book invites a wide readership, and should receive it.” —C.D.C. Reeve, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
JUNE Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-13860-2 456 pages. 6 x 9. PHILOSOPHY z CLASSICS Press.Princeton.edu
PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PHYSICS OF SPACE-TIME
Philosophy of Physics
space and time
“Exceptionally clear and comprehensive, this engrossing volume will be extremely useful to students. Most introductions to spacetime and relativity are written by physicists, but readers interested in a careful examination of the philosophical foundations of the subject are much better served by starting here. I had fun reading this book.” —Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time “Maudlin adroitly guides readers through the mathematical, physical, and philosophical subtleties of Newtonian physics and special and general relativity. The book is filled with lucid and original observations, and succeeds in presenting material that was previously only accessible to those who could stomach significant amounts of differential geometry. A major contribution.” —David Wallace, University of Oxford this concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. tim Maudlin’s broad historical overview examines aristotelian and newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how galileo’s conceptions of relativity and space-time led to einstein’s special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity using a geometrical approach, emphasizing intrinsic space-time structure rather than coordinate systems or references frames. he gives readers enough detail about special relativity to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in a more qualitative way, with an informative discussion of the geometrization of gravity, the bending of light, and black holes. additional topics include the twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the lorentzfitzgerald contraction, the constancy of the speed of light, time travel, the direction of time, and more. introduces nonphysicists to the philosophical foundations of space-time theory u Provides a broad historical overview, from aristotle to einstein u explains special relativity geometrically, emphasizing the intrinsic structure of space-time u covers the twins Paradox, galilean relativity, time travel, and more u requires only basic algebra and no formal knowledge of physics
Tim Maudlin is professor of philosophy at new York university. his books include The Metaphysics within Physics and Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity.
Princeton foundations of conteMPorarY PhilosoPhY
scott soames, series editor
AUGUST Cloth $29.95S 978-0-691-14309-5 224 pages. 32 line illus. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. PHILOSOPHY Press.Princeton.edu
Trust and Violence
an essay on a Modern relationship
A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TRUST AND VIOLENCE
Jan Philipp Reemtsma
the limiting of violence through state powers is one of the central projects of the modern age. why then have recent centuries been so bloody? in Trust and Violence, acclaimed german intellectual and public figure Jan Philipp reemtsma demonstrates that the aim of decreasing and deterring violence has gone hand in hand with the misleading idea that violence is abnormal and beyond comprehension. we would be far better off, reemtsma argues, if we acknowledged the disturbing fact that violence is normal. at the same time, reemtsma contends that violence cannot be fully understood without delving into the concept of trust. not in violence, but trust, rests the foundation of true power. reemtsma makes his case with a wide-ranging history of ideas about violence, from ancient philosophy through shakespeare and schiller to Michel foucault, and by considering specific cases of extreme violence from medieval torture to the holocaust and beyond. in the midst of this gloomy account of human tendencies, reemtsma shrewdly observes that even dictators have to sleep at night and cannot rely on violence alone to ensure their safety. these authoritarian leaders must trust others while, by means other than violence, they must convince others to trust them. the history of violence is therefore a history of the peculiar relationship between violence and trust, and a recognition of trust’s crucial place in humanity. a broad and insightful book that touches on philosophy, sociology, and political theory, Trust and Violence sheds new, and at times disquieting, light on two integral aspects of our society. Jan Philipp Reemtsma is professor of modern german literature at the university of hamburg and founder and director of the hamburg institute of social research. of his many books on literature, history, politics, philosophy, and contemporary society, two have been published in english—More Than a Champion: The Style of Muhammad Ali (Vintage) and In the Cellar (Knopf). “This is the most exciting work of philosophy that I have read in years. It is brilliant, deep, and destined to be a classic. Bringing together fifteen years of work on violence, modernity, good, and evil, this book should change the way we think about all these concepts.” —Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum
MAY Cloth $49.50S 978-0-691-14296-8 416 pages. 6 x 9. PHILOSOPHY z HISTORY Press.Princeton.edu
Philosophy / Political Theory
the idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. in this brief book, philosopher Moshe halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the place of self-sacrifice within ethical life and at the complex role of sacrifice as both a noble and destructive political ideal. in the religious domain, halbertal argues, sacrifice is an offering, a gift given in the context of a hierarchical relationship. as such it is vulnerable to rejection, a trauma at the root of both ritual and violence. an offering is also an ambiguous gesture torn between a genuine expression of gratitude and love and an instrument of exchange, a tension that haunts the practice of sacrifice. in the moral and political domains, sacrifice is tied to the idea of self-transcendence, in which an individual sacrifices his or her self-interest for the sake of higher values and commitments. while self-sacrifice has great potential moral value, it can also be used to justify the most brutal acts. in his exploration of the positive and negative dimensions of self-sacrifice, halbertal also addresses the role of past sacrifice in obligating future generations and in creating a bond for political associations, and considers the function of the modern state as a sacrificial community. Moshe Halbertal is the gruss Professor of law at new York university school of law and professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at the hebrew university of Jerusalem.
MARCH Cloth $24.95S 978-0-691-15285-1 152 pages. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2. PHILOSOPHY z POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY z JEWISH STUDIES
Catholicism and Democracy
an essay in the history of Political thought
translated by richard rex
Catholicism and Democracy is a history of catholic political thinking from the french revolution to the present day. emile Perreau-saussine investigates the church’s response to liberal democracy, a political system for which the church was utterly unprepared. looking at leading philosophers and political theologians—among them Joseph de Maistre, alexis de tocqueville, and charles Péguy—Perreau-saussine shows how the church redefined its relationship to the state in the long wake of the french revolution. disenfranchised by the fall of the monarchy, the church in france at first embraced that most conservative of ideologies, “ultramontanism” (an emphasis on the central role of the papacy). catholics whose church had lost its national status henceforth looked to the papacy for spiritual authority. Perreau-saussine argues that this move paradoxically combined a fundamental repudiation of the liberal political order with an implicit acknowledgment of one of its core principles, the autonomy of the church from the state. however, as Perreau-saussine shows, in the context of twentiethcentury totalitarianism, the catholic church retrieved elements of its gallican heritage and came to embrace another liberal (and gallican) principle, the autonomy of the state from the church, for the sake of its corollary, freedom of religion. Perreau-saussine concludes that catholics came to terms with liberal democracy, though not without abiding concerns about the potential of that system to compromise freedom of religion in the pursuit of other goals. Emile Perreau-Saussine (1972–2010) was a lecturer in the department of Politics and international studies at the university of cambridge. he was the author of Alasdair MacIntyre.
MAY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-15394-0 200 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z RELIGION
When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?
how democracies can Protect expression and Promote equality
In Our Name
the ethics of democracy
when a government in a democracy acts in our name, are we, as citizens, responsible for those acts? what if the government commits a moral crime? the protestor’s slogan—“not in our name!”—testifies to the need to separate ourselves from the wrongs of our leaders. Yet the idea that individual citizens might bear a special responsibility for political wrongdoing is deeply puzzling for ordinary morality and leading theories of democracy. In Our Name explains how citizens may be morally exposed to the failures of their representatives and state institutions, and how complicity is the professional hazard of democratic citizenship. confronting the ethical challenges that citizens are faced with in a self-governing democracy, eric beerbohm proposes institutional remedies for dealing with them. beerbohm questions prevailing theories of democracy’s failure to account for our dual position as both citizens and subjects. showing that the obligation to participate in the democratic process is even greater when we risk serving as accomplices to wrongdoing, beerbohm argues for a distinctive division of labor between citizens and their representatives that charges lawmakers with the responsibility of incorporating their constituents’ moral principles into their reasoning about policy. grappling with the practical issues of democratic decision making, In Our Name engages with political science, law, and psychology to envision mechanisms for citizens seeking to avoid democratic complicity. Eric Beerbohm is assistant professor of government and social studies and director of graduate fellowships for the safra center for ethics at harvard university.
JUlY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-15461-9 304 pages. 1 table. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY
how should a liberal democracy respond to hate groups and others that oppose the ideal of free and equal citizenship? the democratic state faces the hard choice of either protecting the rights of hate groups and allowing their views to spread, or banning their views and violating citizens’ rights to freedoms of expression, association, and religion. avoiding the familiar yet problematic responses to these issues, political theorist corey brettschneider proposes a new approach called value democracy. the theory of value democracy argues that the state should protect the right to express illiberal beliefs, but the state should also engage in democratic persuasion when it speaks through its various expressive capacities: publicly criticizing, and giving reasons to reject, hate-based or other discriminatory viewpoints. distinguishing between two kinds of state action—expressive and coercive—brettschneider contends that public criticism of viewpoints advocating discrimination based on race, gender, or sexual orientation should be pursued through the state’s expressive capacities as speaker, educator, and spender. when the state uses its expressive capacities to promote the values of free and equal citizenship, it engages in democratic persuasion. by using democratic persuasion, the state can both respect rights and counter hateful or discriminatory viewpoints. brettschneider extends this analysis from freedom of expression to the freedoms of religion and association, and he shows that value democracy can uphold the protection of these freedoms while promoting equality for all citizens. Corey Brettschneider is associate professor of political science and associate professor, by courtesy, of philosophy at brown university. he is the author of Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton).
JUNE Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-14762-8 232 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY
A PROVOCATIVE NEW VISION OF FREE MARKET CAPITALISM THAT ACHIEVES LIBERAL ENDS BY LIBERTARIAN MEANS
Free Market Fairness
“This is one of the very best philosophical treatments of libertarian thought, ever. John Tomasi cements his position as one of America’s leading social and political philosophers.” —Tyler Cowen, author of Creative Destruction “This is a terrific book—lively, stimulating, novel, and important. Written with clarity and lightness, it is appealingly wide-ranging, spanning political philosophy, intellectual history, and more. It will be widely read and cited.” —Jacob T. Levy, McGill University
can libertarians care about social justice? in Free Market Fairness, John tomasi argues that they can and should. drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as f. a. hayek and advocates of social justice such as John rawls, tomasi presents a new theory of liberal justice. this theory, free market fairness, is committed to both limited government and the material betterment of the poor. unlike traditional libertarians, tomasi argues that property rights are best defended not in terms of self-ownership or economic efficiency but as requirements of democratic legitimacy. at the same time, he encourages egalitarians concerned about social justice to listen more sympathetically to the claims ordinary citizens make about the importance of private economic liberty in their daily lives. in place of the familiar social democratic interpretations of social justice, tomasi offers a “market democratic” conception of social justice: free market fairness. tomasi argues that free market fairness, with its twin commitment to economic liberty and a fair distribution of goods and opportunities, is a morally superior account of liberal justice. free market fairness is also a distinctively american ideal. it extends the notion, prominent in america’s founding period, that protection of property and promotion of real opportunity are indivisible goals. indeed, according to tomasi, free market fairness is social justice, american style. Provocative and vigorously argued, Free Market Fairness offers a bold new way of thinking about politics, economics, and justice—one that will challenge readers on both the left and right. John Tomasi is professor of political science and, by courtesy, of philosophy at brown university. the founding director of brown’s Political theory Project, tomasi is also a research associate at the freedom center at the university of arizona. he is the author of Liberalism Beyond Justice (Princeton).
MARCH Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-14446-7 368 pages. 3 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z PHILOSOPHY Press.Princeton.edu
Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies
edited by bryan garsten, and with an introduction by christopher brooke
robert wokler was one of the world’s leading experts on rousseau and the enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. this book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on rousseau and the legacy of enlightenment political thought. these essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality, and the origins of revolution. but they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music, and the origins of the human sciences in the enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. these essays also explore rousseau’s relationships to rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire, and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the enlightenment, including ernst cassirer and isaiah berlin; and examine the influence of the enlightenment on the twentieth century. one of the central themes of the book is a defense of the enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the terror of the french revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, and the holocaust. Robert Wokler (1942–2006) was at the time of his death senior lecturer in Political science and in the directed studies program at Yale university. he was formerly reader in the history of Political thought at the university of Manchester. he was the author of Rousseau on Society, Politics, Music and Language and Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction. he was also the editor or coeditor of many books, including The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, Diderot: Political Writings, The Enlightenment and Modernity, and Inventing Human Science.
MAY Paper $45.00S 978-0-691-14789-5 Cloth $85.00S 978-0-691-14788-8 400 pages. 6 line illus. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z PHILOSOPHY
stoicism and Political thought from lipsius to rousseau
Philosophic Pride is the first full-scale look at the essential place of stoicism in the foundations of modern political thought. spanning the period from Justus lipsius’s Politics in 1589 to Jean-Jacques rousseau’s Emile in 1762, and concentrating on arguments originating from england, france, and the netherlands, the book considers how political writers of the period engaged with the ideas of the roman and greek stoics that they found in works by cicero, seneca, epictetus, and Marcus aurelius. christopher brooke examines key texts in their historical context, paying special attention to the history of classical scholarship and the historiography of philosophy. brooke delves into the persisting tension between stoicism and the tradition of augustinian antistoic criticism, which held stoicism to be a philosophy for the proud who denied their fallen condition. concentrating on arguments in moral psychology surrounding the foundations of human sociability and self-love, Philosophic Pride details how the engagement with roman stoicism shaped early modern political philosophy and offers significant new interpretations of lipsius and rousseau together with fresh perspectives on the political thought of hugo grotius and thomas hobbes. Philosophic Pride shows how the legacy of the stoics played a vital role in european intellectual life in the early modern era. Christopher Brooke is lecturer in political theory and the history of political thought in the department of Politics and international studies at the university of cambridge, where he is a fellow of King’s college.
MAY Cloth $45.00S 978-0-691-15208-0 296 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z PHILOSOPHY
Political Theory / Sociology
A Virtue for Courageous Minds
Moderation in french Political thought, 1748–1830
Talk at the Brink
deliberation and decision during the cuban Missile crisis
Political moderation is the touchstone of democracy, which could not function without compromise and bargaining, yet it is one of the most understudied concepts in political theory. how can we explain this striking paradox? why do we often underestimate the virtue of moderation? seeking to answer these questions, A Virtue for Courageous Minds examines moderation in modern french political thought and sheds light on the french revolution and its legacy. aurelian craiutu begins with classical thinkers who extolled the virtues of a moderate approach to politics, such as aristotle and cicero. he then shows how Montesquieu inaugurated the modern rebirth of this tradition by laying the intellectual foundations for moderate government. craiutu looks at important figures such as Jacques necker, Madame de staël, and benjamin constant, not only in the context of revolutionary france but throughout europe. he traces how moderation evolves from an individual moral virtue into a set of institutional arrangements calculated to protect individual liberty, and he explores the deep affinity between political moderation and constitutional complexity. craiutu demonstrates how moderation navigates between political extremes, and he challenges the common notion that moderation is an essentially conservative virtue, stressing instead its eclectic nature. drawing on a broad range of writings in political theory, the history of political thought, philosophy, and law, A Virtue for Courageous Minds reveals how the virtue of political moderation can address the profound complexities of the world today. Aurelian Craiutu is associate professor of political science at indiana university, bloomington. his books include Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires and (with Jeremy Jennings) Tocqueville on America after 1840: Letters and Other Writings.
MARCH Cloth $49.50S 978-0-691-14676-8 336 pages. 6 x 9. POLITICAL THEORY z INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
David R. Gibson
in october 1962, the fate of the world hung on the american response to the discovery of soviet nuclear missile sites in cuba. that response was informed by hours of discussions between John f. Kennedy and his top advisers. what those advisers did not know was that President Kennedy was secretly taping their talks, providing future scholars with a rare inside look at high-level political deliberation in a moment of crisis. Talk at the Brink is the first book to examine these historic audio recordings from a sociological perspective. it reveals how conversational practices and dynamics shaped Kennedy’s perception of the options available to him, thereby influencing his decisions and ultimately the outcome of the crisis. david gibson looks not just at the positions taken by Kennedy and his advisers but how those positions were articulated, challenged, revised, and sometimes ignored. he argues that Kennedy’s decisions arose from the intersection of distant events unfolding in cuba, Moscow, and the high seas with the immediate conversational minutia of turn-taking, storytelling, argument, and justification. in particular, gibson shows how Kennedy’s group told and retold particular stories again and again, sometimes settling upon a course of action only after the most frightening consequences were omitted or actively suppressed. Talk at the Brink presents an image of Kennedy’s response to the cuban missile crisis that is sharply at odds with previous scholarship, and has important implications for our understanding of decision making, deliberation, social interaction, and historical contingency. David R. Gibson is assistant professor of sociology at the university of Pennsylvania.
AUGUST Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-15131-1 256 pages. 47 line illus. 1 table. 6 x 9. SOCIOLOGY z POLITICAL SCIENCE z HISTORY
Climbing the Charts
despite the growth of digital media, traditional fM radio airplay still remains the essential way for musicians to achieve commercial success. Climbing the Charts examines how songs rise, or fail to rise, up the radio airplay charts. looking at the relationships between record labels, tastemakers, and the public, gabriel rossman develops a clear picture of the roles of key players and the gatekeeping mechanisms in the commercial music industry. along the way, he explores its massive inequalities, debunks many popular misconceptions about radio stations’ abilities to dictate hits, and shows how a song diffuses throughout the nation to become a massive success. contrary to the common belief that clear channel sees every sparrow that falls, rossman demonstrates that corporate radio chains neither micromanage the routine decision of when to start playing a new single nor make top-down decisions to blacklist such politically inconvenient artists as the dixie chicks. neither do stations imitate either ordinary peers or the so-called kingmaker radio stations who are wrongly believed to be able to make or break a single. instead, rossman shows that hits spread rapidly across radio because they clearly conform to an identifiable style or genre. radio stations respond to these songs, and major labels put their money behind them through extensive marketing and promotion efforts, including the illegal yet time-honored practice of payoffs known within the industry as payola. Climbing the Charts provides a fresh take on the music industry and a model for understanding the diffusion of innovation. Gabriel Rossman is assistant professor of sociology at the university of california, los angeles.
HOW SONGS ACHIEVE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS ON THE RADIO
“Pop radio has been written about in hundreds of books, mainly by musicologists or radio/music executives in their memoirs. Climbing the Charts adds a much-needed social scientific perspective on how the industry operates. Effectively disputing many pieces of conventional wisdom about the business, this fascinating and important book makes a substantial contribution to the work on innovation and diffusion, and the production of culture.” —Jennifer C. Lena, author of Banding Together
AUGUST Cloth $35.00S 978-0-691-14873-1 248 pages. 2 halftones. 26 line illus. 1 table. 6 x 9. SOCIOLOGY z MUSIC Press.Princeton.edu
A COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK ON THE TOOLS OF MATHEMATICAL SOCIOLOGY AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Introduction to Mathematical Sociology
Phillip Bonacich & Philip Lu
“This book provides a concise and up-to-date introduction to mathematical sociology and social network analysis. It presents a solid platform for engaging undergraduates in mathematical approaches to sociological inquiry, and includes Mathematica modules with which students can explore the properties and implications of a variety of formal models. I plan on using it in my courses on social networks.” —Noah E. Friedkin, coauthor of Social Influence Network Theory “A first-rate introduction. The coverage is exemplary, starting with basic math techniques and progressing to models that incorporate a number of these techniques. Chapters on evolutionary game theory, cooperative games, and chaos are significantly innovative, as is the incorporation of simulations. This book brings mathematics to life for students who may entertain doubts about the role of math in sociology.” —Peter Abell, professor emeritus, London School of Economics and Political Science
Mathematical models and computer simulations of complex social systems have become everyday tools in sociology. Yet until now, students had no up-to-date textbook from which to learn these techniques. Introduction to Mathematical Sociology fills this gap, providing undergraduates with a comprehensive, self-contained primer on the mathematical tools and applications that sociologists use to understand social behavior. Phillip bonacich and Philip lu cover all the essential mathematics, including linear algebra, graph theory, set theory, game theory, and probability. they show how to apply these mathematical tools to demography; patterns of power, influence, and friendship in social networks; Markov chains; the evolution and stability of cooperation in human groups; chaotic and complex systems—and more. Introduction to Mathematical Sociology also features numerous exercises throughout, and is accompanied by easy-touse Mathematica-based computer simulations that students can use to examine the effects of changing parameters on model behavior. Provides an up-to-date and self-contained introduction to mathematical sociology u explains essential mathematical tools and their applications u includes numerous exercises throughout u features easy-to-use computer simulations to help students master concepts
Phillip Bonacich is professor emeritus of sociology at the university of california, los angeles. Philip Lu is a Phd candidate in sociology at ucla.
APRIl Cloth $55.00S 978-0-691-14549-5 224 pages. 25 halftones. 58 line illus. 30 tables. 7 x 10. SOCIOLOGY z MATHEMATICS Press.Princeton.edu
Lecture Notes in Microeconomic Theory
the economic agent second edition
ARIEL RUBINSTEIN’S WELL-KNOWN LECTURE NOTES ON MICROECONOMICS— NOW FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED
this book presents ariel rubinstein’s lecture notes for the first part of his well-known graduate course in microeconomics. developed during the fifteen years that rubinstein taught the course at tel aviv university, Princeton university, and new York university, these notes provide a critical assessment of models of rational economic agents, and are an invaluable supplement to any primary textbook in microeconomic theory. in this fully revised and expanded second edition, rubinstein retains the striking originality and deep simplicity that characterize his famously engaging style of teaching. he presents these lecture notes with a precision that gets to the core of the material, and he places special emphasis on the interpretation of key concepts. rubinstein brings this concise book thoroughly up to date, covering topics like modern choice theory and including dozens of original new problems. written by one of the world’s most respected and provocative economic theorists, this second edition of Lecture Notes in Microeconomic Theory is essential reading for students, teachers, and research economists. fully revised, expanded, and updated retains the engaging style and method of rubinstein’s well-known lectures u covers topics like modern choice theory u features numerous original new problems— including 21 new review problems u solutions manual (available only to teachers)
Praise for the first edition: “Ariel Rubinstein is one of the most original and provocative theorists of his generation. These notes, coming from his teaching of graduate microeconomics, exhibit his originality and clarity of thought. Students interested in mastering the foundations of microeconomics will benefit from studying these notes in conjunction with one of the more standard texts.” —David M. Kreps, author of A Course in Microeconomic Theory “This book will be a valuable addition to the small collection of high-level texts in microeconomics. It is distinguished by Rubinstein’s characteristic skill in choice of topics and exposition, and by his unique perspective on economic theory and game theory. At the same time, it will be accessible to a wide range of students.” —Vincent Crawford, University of California, San Diego
Ariel Rubinstein is professor of economics at tel aviv university and new York university. he is the author of Economics and Language and Modeling Bounded Rationality and the coauthor of A Course in Game Theory and Bargaining and Markets.
MARCH Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-15413-8 192 pages. 21 line illus. 3 tables. 6 x 9. ECONOMICS Press.Princeton.edu
THE DEFINITIVE GRADUATE TEXTBOOK ON MODERN MACROECONOMICS
a dynamic general equilibrium approach second edition
Praise for the first edition: “Wickens’s text provides a tremendous introduction to modern macroeconomics. The coverage of material is thorough. The writing is clear and lively. The mathematics is sufficiently detailed without being overly technical, and the mathematical appendix helps keep the text largely self-contained. Intuition behind key results is provided beautifully throughout. Having worked through the text, students will be wellequipped for a journey toward the macroeconomics frontier.” —David N. DeJong, University of Pittsburgh “This is an innovative graduate textbook that develops much of modern macroeconomics in the framework of stochastic general equilibrium models. The book is especially good for its integration of macro and finance.” —Christopher Pissarides, London School of Economics and Political Science Macroeconomic Theory is the most up-to-date graduate-level macroeconomics textbook available today. this revised second edition emphasizes the general equilibrium character of macroeconomics to explain effects across the whole economy while taking into account recent research in the field. it is the perfect resource for economists who need to brush up on the latest developments. Michael wickens lays out the core ideas of modern macroeconomics and its links with finance. he presents the simplest general equilibrium macroeconomic model for a closed economy, and then gradually develops a comprehensive model of the open economy. every important topic is covered, including growth, business cycles, fiscal policy, taxation and debt finance, current account sustainability, and exchange-rate determination. there is also an up-to-date account of monetary policy through inflation targeting. wickens addresses the interrelationships between macroeconomics and modern finance and shows how they affect stock, bond, and foreign-exchange markets. in this edition, he also examines issues raised by the most recent financial crisis and two new chapters explore banks, financial intermediation, and unconventional monetary policy, as well as modern theories of unemployment. there is new material in most other chapters, including macrofinance models and inflation targeting when there are supply shocks. while the mathematics in the book is rigorous, the fundamental concepts presented make the text self-contained and easy to use. accessible, comprehensive, and wide-ranging, Macroeconomic Theory is the standard book on the subject for students and economists. the most up-to-date graduate macroeconomics textbook available today u general equilibrium macroeconomics and the latest advances covered fully and completely u two new chapters investigate banking and monetary policy, and unemployment
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Michael Wickens is professor of economics at the university of York and at cardiff business school. he is the coeditor of Handbook of Applied Econometrics and was managing editor of the Economic Journal from 1996 to 2004. he is specialist adviser to the house of lords on macroeconomics and a member of the shadow Monetary Policy committee.
The Chosen Few
how education shaped Jewish history, 70–1492
HOW THE JEWISH PEOPLE WENT FROM FARMERS TO MERCHANTS
Maristella Botticini & Zvi Eckstein
in 70 ce, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the land of israel and Mesopotamia. by 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the old world, from seville to Mangalore. what caused this radical change? The Chosen Few presents a new answer to this question by applying the lens of economic analysis to the key facts of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish history. Maristella botticini and Zvi eckstein show that, contrary to previous explanations, this transformation was driven not by anti-Jewish persecution and legal restrictions, but rather by changes within Judaism itself after 70 ce—most importantly, the rise of a new norm that required every Jewish male to read and study the torah and to send his sons to school. over the next six centuries, those Jews who found the norms of Judaism too costly to obey converted to other religions, making world Jewry shrink. later, when urbanization and commercial expansion in the newly established Muslim caliphates increased the demand for occupations in which literacy was an advantage, the Jews found themselves literate in a world of almost universal illiteracy. from then forward, almost all Jews entered crafts and trade, and many of them began moving in search of business opportunities, creating a worldwide diaspora in the process. The Chosen Few offers a powerful new explanation of one of the most significant transformations in Jewish history while also providing fresh insights to the growing debate about the social and economic impact of religion. Maristella Botticini is professor of economics, as well as director and fellow of the innocenzo gasparini institute for economic research (igier), at bocconi university in Milan. Zvi Eckstein is the Mario henrique simonson chair in labor economics at tel aviv university and professor and dean of the school of economics at idc herzliya in herzliya, israel.
the Princeton econoMic historY of the western world
Joel Mokyr, series editor
“Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein have written a remarkably interesting book with a new hypothesis about the occupational structure of the Jews. The authors adduce serious evidence for their hypothesis, which lays stress on the requirement introduced nearly 2,000 years ago for universal male literacy among the Jews—the institution of the bar mitzvah. This is a fascinating and persuasive combination of history and economics, worth reading by all, even the unhappy few who like neither history nor economics.” —Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel “This is a mature, original, and significant new attempt to answer one of the most vexing problems in Jewish and economic history. For the general reader it provides an incisive view of the salient facts of Jewish economic history. For the economic historian it opens up a challenging new thesis. And for historians of Judaism and religion it provides a new interpretation of the social and economic impact of religion.” —Michael Toch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
SEPTEMBER Cloth $39.50S 978-0-691-14487-0 304 pages. 4 line illus. 29 tables. 11 maps. 6 x 9. ECONOMICS z HISTORY z JEWISH STUDIES Press.Princeton.edu
A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FROM A LEADING EXPERT IN THE FIELD
The Cold War and After
history, theory, and the logic of international Politics
“Marc Trachtenberg is unsurpassed in his ability to combine history and political science, and by bringing together a set of wide-ranging and incisive essays, he has produced a volume that belongs on the shelves of all serious scholars working in the field. The deep research, probing analysis, and distinctive voice make this book a pleasure to read.” —Robert Jervis, Columbia University “This is an outstanding book, engaging and stimulating from beginning to end. Trachtenberg is one of the rare analysts of international relations with a rich sense of history, and he is one of those rare historians who can look at public policy without harsh partisan blinders. This is exactly the type of book I wish our political leaders would read when they contemplate making important decisions in foreign policy.” —Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University what makes for war or for a stable international system? are there general principles that should govern foreign policy? in The Cold War and After, Marc trachtenberg, a leading historian of international relations, explores how historical work can throw light on these questions. the essays in this book deal with specific problems—with such matters as nuclear strategy and u.s.-european relations. but trachtenberg’s main goal is to show how in practice a certain type of scholarly work can be done. he demonstrates how, in studying international politics, the conceptual and empirical sides of the analysis can be made to connect with each other, and how historical, theoretical, and even policy issues can be tied together in an intellectually respectable way. these essays address a wide variety of topics, from theoretical and policy issues such as the question of preventive war and the problem of international order, to more historical subjects—for example, american policy on eastern europe in 1945 and franco-american relations during the nixon-Pompidou period. but in each case the aim is to show how a theoretical perspective can be brought to bear on the analysis of historical issues, and how historical analysis can shed light on basic conceptual problems. Marc Trachtenberg is professor of political science at the university of california, los angeles. his books include A Constructed Peace and The Craft of International History (both Princeton).
Princeton studies in international historY and Politics
thomas J. christensen, g. John ikenberry, and Marc trachtenberg, series editors
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Reforming the European Union
realizing the impossible
enforcing trade rules in the wto
Christina L. Davis
the world trade organization (wto) oversees the negotiation and enforcement of formal rules governing international trade. why do countries choose to adjudicate their trade disputes in the wto rather than settling their differences on their own? in Why Adjudicate?, christina davis investigates the domestic politics behind the filing of wto complaints, and reveals why formal dispute settlement creates better outcomes for governments and their citizens. davis demonstrates that industry lobbying, legislative demands, and international politics influence which countries and cases appear before the wto. democratic checks and balances bias the trade policy process toward public lawsuits and away from informal settlements. trade officials use legal complaints to manage domestic politics and defend trade interests. wto dispute settlement enables states and domestic groups to signal resolve more effectively, thereby enhancing the information available to policymakers and reducing the risk of a trade war. davis establishes her argument with data on trade disputes and landmark cases, including the boeing-airbus controversy over aircraft subsidies, disagreement over chinese intellectual property rights, and Japan’s repeated challenges of u.s. steel industry protection. in her analysis of foreign trade barriers against u.s. exports, davis explains why the united states gains better outcomes for cases taken to formal dispute settlement than for those negotiated. case studies of Peru and Vietnam show that legal action can also benefit developing countries. Christina L. Davis is associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton university. she is the author of Food Fights over Free Trade: How International Institutions Promote Agricultural Trade Liberalization (Princeton).
JUNE Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-15276-9 Cloth $80.00S 978-0-691-15275-2 320 pages. 2 halftones. 4 line illus. 21 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICAL SCIENCE z INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Daniel Finke, Thomas König, Sven-Oliver Proksch & George Tsebelis
for decades the european union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. in late 2009, however, the eu was successfully reformed through the treaty of lisbon. this book examines how political leaders ratified this treaty against all odds and shows how this victory involved all stages of treaty reform negotiations—from the initial proposal to referendums in several european countries. the authors emphasize the strategic role of political leadership and domestic politics, and they use state-of-the-art methodology, applying a comprehensive data set for actors’ reform preferences. they look at how political leaders reacted to apparent failures of the process by recreating or changing the rules of the game. while domestic actors played a significant role in the process, their influence over the outcome was limited as leaders ignored negative referendums and plowed ahead with intended reforms. the book’s empirical analyses shed light on critical episodes: strategic agenda setting during the european convention, the choice of ratification instrument, intergovernmental bargaining dynamics, and the reaction of the german council presidency to the negative referendums in france, the netherlands, and ireland. Daniel Finke is assistant professor of political science at the university of heidelberg. Thomas König is professor of political science and director of the research centre for the Political economy of reforms at the university of Mannheim. Sven-Oliver Proksch is a research fellow at the Mannheim centre for european social research. George Tsebelis is the anatol rapoport collegiate Professor of Political science at the university of Michigan.
AUGUST Paper $35.00S 978-0-691-15393-3 Cloth $80.00S 978-0-691-15392-6 248 pages. 34 line illus. 13 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICAL SCIENCE z INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
when international election observation works, and why it often fails
Judith G. Kelley
is international election monitoring a good idea? in recent decades, governments and ngos—in an effort to promote democracy, freedom, fairness, and stability throughout the world—have organized teams of observers to monitor elections in a variety of countries. but when more and more organizations join the practice without uniform standards, are assessments reliable? when politicians nonetheless cheat and monitors must return to countries even after two decades of engagement, what is accomplished? Monitoring Democracy argues that the practice of international election monitoring is broken, but still worth fixing. by analyzing the evolving interaction between domestic and international politics, Judith Kelley refutes prevailing arguments that international efforts cannot curb government behavior and that democratization is entirely a domestic process. Yet, she also shows that democracy promotion efforts are deficient and that outside actors often have no power and sometimes even do harm. analyzing original data on over 600 monitoring missions and 1,300 elections, Kelley grounds her investigation in solid historical context as well as studies of long-term developments over several elections in fifteen countries. she pinpoints the weaknesses of international election monitoring and looks at how practitioners and policymakers might help to improve them. demonstrating the power and problems of transnational actors, Kelley crystallizes the tough dilemmas that the international community faces in using international election monitoring to promote democracy and liberal values. Judith G. Kelley is associate professor of public policy and political science at duke university. she is the author of Ethnic Politics in Europe: The Power of Norms and Incentives (Princeton).
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Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements
Edward D. Mansfield & Helen V. Milner
Preferential trading arrangements (Ptas) play an increasingly prominent role in the global political economy, two notable examples being the european union and the north american free trade agreement. these agreements foster economic integration among member states by enhancing their access to one another’s markets. Yet despite the importance of Ptas to international trade and world politics, until now little attention has been focused on why governments choose to join them and how governments design them. this book offers valuable new insights into the political economy of Pta formation. Many economists have argued that the roots of these agreements lie in the promise they hold for improving the welfare of member states. others have posited that trade agreements are a response to global political conditions. edward Mansfield and helen Milner argue that domestic politics provide a crucial impetus to the decision by governments to enter trade pacts. drawing on this argument, they explain why democracies are more likely to enter Ptas than nondemocratic regimes, and why as the number of veto players—interest groups with the power to block policy change—increases in a prospective member state, the likelihood of the state entering a trade agreement is reduced. the book provides a novel view of the political foundations of trade agreements. Edward D. Mansfield is the hum rosen Professor of Political science at the university of Pennsylvania. Helen V. Milner is the b. c. forbes Professor of Public affairs at Princeton university.
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Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy
J. Eric Oliver
with shang e. ha & Zachary callen
local government is the hidden leviathan of american politics: it accounts for nearly a quarter of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its decisions have an enormous impact on americans’ daily lives. Yet political scientists have few explanations for how people vote in local elections, particularly in the smaller cities, towns, and suburbs where most americans live. drawing on a wide variety of data sources and case studies, this book offers the first comprehensive analysis of electoral politics in america’s municipalities. arguing that current explanations of voting behavior are ill suited for most local contests, eric oliver puts forward a new theory that highlights the crucial differences between local, state, and national democracies. being small in size, limited in power, and largely unbiased in distributing their resources, local governments are “managerial democracies” with a distinct style of electoral politics. instead of hinging on the partisanship, ideology, and group appeals that define national and state elections, local elections are based on the custodial performance of civic-oriented leaders and on their personal connections to voters with similarly deep community ties. explaining not only the dynamics of local elections, oliver’s findings also upend many longheld assumptions about community power and local governance, including the importance of voter turnout and the possibilities for grassroots political change. J. Eric Oliver is professor of political science at the university of chicago. Shang E. Ha is assistant professor of political science at brooklyn college. Zachary Callen is assistant professor of political science at allegheny college.
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The Reputational Premium
a theory of Party identification and Policy reasoning
Paul M. Sniderman & Edward H. Stiglitz
The Reputational Premium presents a new theory of party identification, the central concept in the study of voting. challenging the traditional idea that voters identify with a political party out of blind emotional attachment, this pioneering book explains why party identification in contemporary american politics enables voters to make coherent policy choices. standard approaches to the study of policy-based voting hold that voters choose based on the policy positions of the two candidates competing for their support. this study demonstrates that candidates can get a premium in support from the policy reputations of their parties. in particular, Paul sniderman and edward stiglitz present a theory of how partisans take account of the parties’ policy reputations as a function of the competing candidates’ policy positions. a central implication of this theory of reputationcentered choices is that party identification gives candidates tremendous latitude in their policy positioning. Paradoxically, it is the party supporters who understand and are in synch with the ideological logic of the american party system who open the door to a polarized politics precisely by making the best-informed choices on offer. Paul M. Sniderman is the fairleigh s. dickinson, Jr., Professor of Public Policy at stanford university and a fellow of the american academy of arts and sciences. Edward H. Stiglitz holds a Phd in political science from stanford university and is completing a Jd at stanford law school.
JUlY Paper $29.95S 978-0-691-15417-6 Cloth $75.00S 978-0-691-15414-5 192 pages. 11 line illus. 26 tables. 6 x 9. POLITICAL SCIENCE
The Politics of Precaution
regulating health, safety, and environmental risks in europe and the united states
Building the Judiciary
law, courts, and the Politics of institutional development
how did the federal judiciary transcend early limitations to become a powerful institution of american governance? how did the supreme court move from political irrelevance to political centrality? Building the Judiciary uncovers the causes and consequences of judicial institution-building in the united states from the commencement of the new government in 1789 through the close of the twentieth century. explaining why and how the federal judiciary became an independent, autonomous, and powerful political institution, Justin crowe moves away from the notion that the judiciary is exceptional in the scheme of american politics, illustrating instead how it is subject to the same architectonic politics as other political institutions. arguing that judicial institution-building is fundamentally based on a series of contested questions regarding institutional design and delegation, crowe develops a theory to explain why political actors seek to build the judiciary and the conditions under which they are successful. he both demonstrates how the motivations of institution-builders ranged from substantive policy to partisan and electoral politics to judicial performance, and details how reform was often provoked by substantial changes in the political universe or transformational entrepreneurship by political leaders. embedding case studies of landmark institution-building episodes within a contextual understanding of each era under consideration, crowe presents a historically rich narrative that offers analytically grounded explanations for why judicial institution-building was pursued, how it was accomplished, and what—in the broader scheme of american constitutional democracy—it achieved. Justin Crowe is assistant professor of political science at williams college.
Princeton studies in aMerican Politics: historical, international, and coMParatiVe PersPectiVes
ira Katznelson, Martin shefter, and theda skocpol, series editors
The Politics of Precaution examines the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the united states and europe over the last five decades, explaining why america and europe have often regulated a wide range of similar risks differently. it finds that between 1960 and 1990, american health, safety, and environmental regulations were more stringent, risk averse, comprehensive, and innovative than those adopted in europe. but since around 1990, the book shows, global regulatory leadership has shifted to europe. what explains this striking reversal? david Vogel takes an in-depth, comparative look at european and american policies toward a range of consumer and environmental risks, including vehicle air pollution, ozone depletion, climate change, beef and milk hormones, genetically modified agriculture, antibiotics in animal feed, pesticides, cosmetic safety, and hazardous substances in electronic products. he traces how concerns over such risks—and pressure on political leaders to do something about them—have risen among the european public but declined among americans. Vogel explores how policymakers in europe have grown supportive of more stringent regulations while those in the united states have become sharply polarized along partisan lines. and as european policymakers have grown more willing to regulate risks on precautionary grounds, increasingly skeptical american policymakers have called for higher levels of scientific certainty before imposing additional regulatory controls on business. David Vogel is professor at the haas school of business and in the department of Political science at the university of california, berkeley. his books include The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Three Worlds of Relief
race, immigration, and the american welfare state from the Progressive era to the new deal
Paths Out of Dixie
the democratization of authoritarian enclaves in america’s deep south, 1944–1972
Three Worlds of Relief examines the role of race and immigration in the development of the american social welfare system by comparing how blacks, Mexicans, and european immigrants were treated by welfare policies during the Progressive era and the new deal. taking readers from the turn of the twentieth century to the dark days of the depression, cybelle fox finds that, despite rampant nativism, european immigrants received generous access to social welfare programs. the communities in which they lived invested heavily in relief. social workers protected them from snooping immigration agents, and ensured that noncitizenship and illegal status did not prevent them from receiving the assistance they needed. but that same helping hand was not extended to Mexicans and blacks. fox reveals, for example, how blacks were relegated to racist and degrading public assistance programs, while Mexicans who asked for assistance were deported with the help of the very social workers they turned to for aid. drawing on a wealth of archival evidence, fox paints a riveting portrait of how race, labor, and politics combined to create three starkly different worlds of relief. she debunks the myth that white america’s immigrant ancestors pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, unlike immigrants and minorities today. Three Worlds of Relief challenges us to reconsider not only the historical record but also the implications of our past on contemporary debates about race, immigration, and the american welfare state. Cybelle Fox is assistant professor of sociology at the university of california, berkeley. she is the coauthor of Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings.
Princeton studies in aMerican Politics: historical, international, and coMParatiVe PersPectiVes
ira Katznelson, Martin shefter, and theda skocpol, series editors
the transformation of the american south—from authoritarian to democratic rule—is the most important political development since world war ii. it has resorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize congress. Most important, it is the final step in america’s democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this sea change by analyzing the democratization experiences of georgia, Mississippi, and south carolina. robert Mickey argues that southern states, from the 1890s until the early 1970s, constituted pockets of authoritarian rule trapped within and sustained by a federal democracy. these enclaves—devoted to cheap agricultural labor and white supremacy—were established by conservative democrats to protect their careers and clients. from the abolition of the whites-only democratic primary in 1944 until the national party reforms of the early 1970s, enclaves were battered and destroyed by a series of democratization pressures from inside and outside their borders. drawing on archival research, Mickey traces how deep south rulers—dissimilar in their internal conflict and political institutions—varied in their responses to these challenges. ultimately, enclaves differed in their degree of violence, incorporation of african americans, and reconciliation of democrats with the national party. these diverse paths generated political and economic legacies that continue to reverberate today. Robert Mickey is associate professor of political science at the university of Michigan.
Princeton studies in aMerican Politics: historical, international, and coMParatiVe PersPectiVes
ira Katznelson, Martin shefter, and theda skocpol, series editors
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AN ANTHROPOLOGIST LOOKS AT THE NEW “CRACK COCAINE” OF HIGH-TECH GAMBLING
Addiction by Design
Machine gambling in las Vegas
Natasha Dow Schüll
“A gripping, insightful, and poignant analysis of the psychological power of machine gambling, read through the lens of an extraordinary collection of narratives and theoretical sources. Schüll illuminates the multiple, intersecting logics of the industry as a sociotechnical assemblage, showing how casino design, gambling machines, and gamblers are drawn together into a kind of integrated circuit aimed at maximizing the gamblers’ entrainment and the industry’s profits.” —Lucy A. Suchman, author of HumanMachine Reconfigurations “Addiction by Design is an extremely enlightening ethnographic account of a little-studied form of gambling. The ethnography is rich and deep, shedding original light on the significance of addiction and gambling in American culture. Schüll offers a provocative and important study of the imperative some people feel to lose themselves in a machine. The story told in the book is absolutely riveting.” —Emily Martin, author of Bipolar Expeditions recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward. drawing on fifteen years of field research in las Vegas, anthropologist natasha dow schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the “machine zone,” in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible—even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. in continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and “ambience management,” player tracking and cash access systems—all designed to meet the market’s desire for maximum “time on device.” her account moves from casino floors into gamblers’ everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and gamblers anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two. Addiction by Design is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life. Natasha Dow Schüll is assistant professor in the Program in science, technology, and society at the Massachusetts institute of technology.
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Pogrom in Gujarat
hindu nationalism and anti-Muslim Violence in india
The Black Hole of Empire
history of a global Practice of Power
in 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and hindu travelers at a railway station in the indian state of gujarat, fifty-nine hindu pilgrims were burned to death. the ruling nationalist bharatiya Janata Party blamed gujarat’s entire Muslim minority for the tragedy and incited fellow hindus to exact revenge. the resulting violence left more than one thousand people dead—most of them Muslims—and tens of thousands more displaced from their homes. Parvis ghassemfachandi witnessed the bloodshed up close. in Pogrom in Gujarat, he provides a riveting ethnographic account of collective violence in which the doctrine of ahimsa—or nonviolence—and the closely associated practices of vegetarianism became implicated by legitimating what they formally disavow. ghassem-fachandi looks at how newspapers, movies, and other media helped to fuel the pogrom. he shows how the vegetarian sensibilities of hindus and the language of sacrifice were manipulated to provoke disgust against Muslims and mobilize the aspiring middle classes across caste and class differences in the name of hindu nationalism. drawing on his intimate knowledge of gujarat’s culture and politics and the close ties he shared with some of the pogrom’s sympathizers, ghassem-fachandi offers a strikingly original interpretation of the different ways in which hindu proponents of ahimsa became complicit in the very violence they claimed to renounce. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi is assistant professor of anthropology at rutgers university. he is the editor of Violence: Ethnographic Encounters.
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when siraj, the ruler of bengal, overran the british settlement of calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 european prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. of the group, 123 died of suffocation. while this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of “the black hole of calcutta” was widely circulated and seen by the british public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects. The Black Hole of Empire follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the british empire in india, from the eighteenth century to the present. Partha chatterjee explores how a supposed tragedy paved the ideological foundations for the civilizing force of british imperial rule and territorial control in india. chatterjee takes a close look at the justifications of modern empire by liberal thinkers, international lawyers, and conservative traditionalists, and examines the intellectual and political responses of the colonized, including those of bengali nationalists. the two sides of empire’s entwined history are brought together in the story of the black hole memorial: set up in calcutta in 1760, demolished in 1821, restored by lord curzon in 1902, and removed in 1940 to a neglected churchyard. challenging conventional truisms of imperial history, nationalist scholarship, and liberal visions of globalization, chatterjee argues that empire is a necessary and continuing part of the history of the modern state. Partha Chatterjee is professor of anthropology and of Middle eastern, south asian, and african studies at columbia university; and honorary professor at the centre for studies in social sciences, calcutta. his books include The Politics of the Governed.
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Not for sale in South Asia
Melancholia of Freedom
social life in an indian township in south africa
The New Arab Man
emergent Masculinities, technologies, and islam in the Middle east
Thomas Blom Hansen
the end of apartheid in 1994 signaled a moment of freedom and a promise of a nonracial future. with this promise came an injunction: define yourself as you truly are, as an individual, and as a community. almost two decades later it is clear that it was less the future than the habits and horizons of anxious life in racially defined enclaves that determined post-apartheid freedom. in this book, thomas blom hansen offers an in-depth analysis of the uncertainties, dreams, and anxieties that have accompanied post-apartheid freedoms in chatsworth, a formerly indian township in durban. exploring five decades of township life, hansen tells the stories of ordinary indians whose lives were racialized and framed by the township, and how these residents domesticated and inhabited this urban space and its institutions, during apartheid and after. hansen demonstrates the complex and ambivalent nature of ordinary township life. while the ideology of apartheid was widely rejected, its practical institutions, from urban planning to houses, schools, and religious spaces, were embraced in order to remake the community. hansen describes how the racial segmentation of south african society still informs daily life, notions of race, personhood, morality, and religious ethics. he also demonstrates the force of global religious imaginings that promise a universal and inclusive community amid uncertain lives and futures in the post-apartheid nation-state. Thomas Blom Hansen is professor of anthropology and the reliance-dhirubhai ambani Professor of south asian studies at stanford university, where he also directs the center for south asia. his books include The Saffron Wave and Wages of Violence (both Princeton).
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Marcia C. Inhorn
Middle eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. drawing on two decades of ethnographic research across the Middle east with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, Marcia inhorn shows how the new arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms. this is especially true in childless Middle eastern marriages where, contrary to popular belief, infertility is more common among men than women. inhorn captures the marital, moral, and material commitments of couples undergoing assisted reproduction, revealing how new technologies are transforming their lives and religious sensibilities. and she looks at the changing manhood of husbands who undertake transnational “egg quests”—set against the backdrop of war and economic uncertainty—out of devotion to the infertile wives they love. trenchant and emotionally gripping, The New Arab Man traces the emergence of new masculinities in the Middle east in the era of biotechnology. Marcia C. inhorn is the william K. lanman, Jr., Professor of anthropology and international affairs at Yale university. her many books include Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt and Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt.
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Hybrid Dynamical Systems
Modeling, stability, and robustness
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory
a concise introduction
Rafal Goebel, Ricardo G. Sanfelice & Andrew R. Teel
hybrid dynamical systems exhibit continuous and instantaneous changes, having features of continuoustime and discrete-time dynamical systems. filled with a wealth of examples to illustrate concepts, this book presents a complete theory of robust asymptotic stability for hybrid dynamical systems that is applicable to the design of hybrid control algorithms—algorithms that feature logic, timers, or combinations of digital and analog components. with the tools of modern mathematical analysis, Hybrid Dynamical Systems unifies and generalizes earlier developments in continuous-time and discretetime nonlinear systems. it presents hybrid system versions of the necessary and sufficient lyapunov conditions for asymptotic stability, invariance principles, and approximation techniques, and examines the robustness of asymptotic stability, motivated by the goal of designing robust hybrid control algorithms. this self-contained and classroom-tested book requires standard background in mathematical analysis and differential equations or nonlinear systems. it will interest graduate students in engineering as well as students and researchers in control, computer science, and mathematics. Rafal Goebel is an assistant professor in the department of Mathematics and statistics at loyola university, chicago. Ricardo G. Sanfelice is an assistant professor in the department of aerospace and Mechanical engineering at the university of arizona. Andrew R. Teel is a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the university of california, santa barbara.
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this textbook offers a concise yet rigorous introduction to calculus of variations and optimal control theory, and is a self-contained resource for graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, and related subjects. designed specifically for a one-semester course, the book begins with calculus of variations, preparing the ground for optimal control. it then gives a complete proof of the maximum principle and covers key topics such as the hamilton-Jacobi-bellman theory of dynamic programming and linear-quadratic optimal control. Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory also traces the historical development of the subject and features numerous exercises, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and suggestions for further study. offers a concise yet rigorous introduction requires limited background in control theory or advanced mathematics u Provides a complete proof of the maximum principle u uses consistent notation in the exposition of classical and modern topics u traces the historical development of the subject u solutions manual (available only to teachers)
Daniel Liberzon is associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university of illinois, urbana-champaign. he is the author of Switching in Systems and Control.
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Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics
G. F. Roach, I. G. Stratis & A. N. Yannacopoulos
electromagnetic complex media are artificial materials that affect the propagation of electromagnetic waves in surprising ways not usually seen in nature. because of their wide range of important applications, these materials have been intensely studied over the past twenty-five years, mainly from the perspectives of physics and engineering. but a body of rigorous mathematical theory has also gradually developed, and this is the first book to present that theory. designed for researchers and advanced graduate students in applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and physics, this book introduces the electromagnetics of complex media through a systematic, state-of-the-art account of their mathematical theory. the book combines the study of well-posedness, homogenization, and controllability of Maxwell equations complemented with constitutive relations describing complex media. the book treats deterministic and stochastic problems both in the frequency and time domains. it also covers computational aspects and scattering problems, among other important topics. detailed appendices make the book self-contained in terms of mathematical prerequisites, and accessible to engineers and physicists as well as mathematicians. G. F. Roach is professor emeritus in the department of Mathematics and statistics at the university of strathclyde. i. G. Stratis is professor in the department of Mathematics at the national and Kapodistrian university, athens. A. N. Yannacopoulos is associate professor in the department of statistics at the athens university of economics and business.
Princeton series in aPPlied MatheMatics
ingrid daubechies, weinan e, Jan Karel lenstra, and endre süli, series editors
Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
a Vector dissipative systems approach
Wassim M. Haddad & Sergey G. Nersesov
Modern complex large-scale dynamical systems exist in virtually every aspect of science and engineering, and are associated with a wide variety of physical, technological, environmental, and social phenomena, including aerospace, power, communications, and network systems, to name just a few. this book develops a general stability analysis and control design framework for nonlinear large-scale interconnected dynamical systems, and presents the most complete treatment on vector lyapunov function methods, vector dissipativity theory, and decentralized control architectures. large-scale dynamical systems are strongly interconnected and consist of interacting subsystems exchanging matter, energy, or information with the environment. the sheer size, or dimensionality, of these systems necessitates decentralized analysis and control system synthesis methods for their analysis and design. written in a theorem-proof format with examples to illustrate new concepts, this book addresses continuous-time, discrete-time, and hybrid large-scale systems. it develops finite-time stability and finite-time decentralized stabilization, thermodynamic modeling, maximum entropy control, and energy-based decentralized control. this book will interest anyone seeking a fundamental and comprehensive understanding of largescale interconnected dynamical systems and control. Wassim M. Haddad is a professor in the school of aerospace engineering and chair of the flight Mechanics and control discipline at georgia institute of technology. Sergey G. Nersesov is an associate professor in the department of Mechanical engineering at Villanova university.
Princeton series in aPPlied MatheMatics
ingrid daubechies, weinan e, Jan Karel lenstra, and endre süli, series editors
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Anne Greenbaum & Timothy P. Chartier
Numerical Methods provides a clear and concise exploration of standard numerical analysis topics, as well as nontraditional ones, including mathematical modeling, Monte carlo methods, Markov chains, and fractals. filled with appealing examples that will motivate students, the textbook considers modern application areas, such as information retrieval and animation, and classical topics from physics and engineering. exercises use Matlab and promote understanding of computational results. the book gives instructors the flexibility to emphasize different aspects—design, analysis, or computer implementation—of numerical algorithms, depending on the background and interests of students. designed for upper-division undergraduates in mathematics or computer science classes, the textbook assumes that students have prior knowledge of linear algebra and calculus, although these topics are reviewed in the text. short discussions of the history of numerical methods are interspersed throughout the chapters. the book also includes polynomial interpolation at chebyshev points, use of the Matlab package chebfun, and a section on the fast fourier transform. supplementary materials are available online. clear and concise exposition of standard numerical analysis topics u explores nontraditional topics, such as mathematical modeling and Monte carlo methods u covers modern applications, including information retrieval and animation, and classical applications from physics and engineering u Promotes understanding of computational results through Matlab exercises u Provides flexibility so instructors can emphasize mathematical or applied/computational aspects of numerical methods or a combination u includes recent results on polynomial interpolation at chebyshev points and use of the Matlab package chebfun u short discussions of the history of numerical methods interspersed throughout u supplementary materials available online
A RIGOROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
“This is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of numerical analysis. Fulfilling the need for a modern textbook on numerical methods, this volume has a wealth of examples that will keep students interested in the material. The mathematics is completely rigorous and I applaud the authors for doing such a marvelous job.” —Michele Benzi, Emory University “Filled with polished details and a plethora of examples and illustrations, this ambitious and substantial text touches every standard topic of numerical analysis. The authors have done a huge amount of work and produced a major textbook for this subject.” —Lloyd N. Trefethen, University of Oxford
APRIl Cloth $95.00S 978-0-691-15122-9 464 pages. 78 halftones. 145 line illus. 7 x 10. MATHEMATICS z ENGINEERING z COMPUTER SCIENCE Press.Princeton.edu
Anne Greenbaum is professor of applied mathematics at the university of washington. she is the author of Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems. Timothy P. Chartier is associate professor of mathematics at davidson college.
WHY NARRATIVE IS ESSENTIAL TO MATHEMATICS
the interplay of Mathematics and narrative
Edited by Apostolos Doxiadis & Barry Mazur
“Circles Disturbed offers a range of possibilities for how narrative can function in mathematics and how narratives themselves show signs of a mathematical structure. An intelligent, exploratory collection of writings by a distinguished group of contributors.” —Theodore Porter, University of California, Los Angeles “This collection is a pioneering effort to trace the hidden connections between mathematics and narrative. It succeeds magnificently, and represents a very significant contribution that will appeal to the professional mathematician as well as the general educated reader. The articles are written by top authorities in their fields.” —Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. the book’s title recalls the last words of the great greek mathematician archimedes before he was slain by a roman soldier—“don’t disturb my circles”—words that seem to refer to two radically different concerns: that of the practical person living in the concrete world of reality, and that of the theoretician lost in a world of abstraction. stories and theorems are, in a sense, the natural languages of these two worlds—stories representing the way we act and interact, and theorems giving us pure thought, distilled from the hustle and bustle of reality. Yet, though the voices of stories and theorems seem totally different, they share profound connections and similarities. a book unlike any other, Circles Disturbed delves into topics such as the way in which historical and biographical narratives shape our understanding of mathematics and mathematicians, the development of “myths of origins” in mathematics, the structure and importance of mathematical dreams, the role of storytelling in the formation of mathematical intuitions, the ways mathematics helps us organize the way we think about narrative structure, and much more. in addition to the editors, the contributors are amir alexander, david corfield, Peter galison, timothy gowers, Michael harris, david herman, federica la nave, g.e.r. lloyd, uri Margolin, colin Mclarty, Jan christoph Meister, arkady Plotnitsky, and bernard teissier. Apostolos Doxiadis is a writer whose books include Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture and Logicomix. Barry Mazur is the gerhard gade university Professor in the department of Mathematics at harvard university. his books include Imagining Numbers and Arithmetic Moduli of Elliptic Curves (Princeton).
APRIl Cloth $49.50S 978-0-691-14904-2 552 pages. 91 line illus. 6 x 9. MATHEMATICS Press.Princeton.edu
Fréchet Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions and Porous Sets in Banach Spaces
Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss & Jaroslav Tišer
this book makes a significant inroad into the unexpectedly difficult question of existence of fréchet derivatives of lipschitz maps of banach spaces into higher dimensional spaces. because the question turns out to be closely related to porous sets in banach spaces, it provides a bridge between descriptive set theory and the classical topic of existence of derivatives of vector-valued lipschitz functions. the topic is relevant to classical analysis and descriptive set theory on banach spaces. the book opens several new research directions in this area of geometric nonlinear functional analysis. the new methods developed here include a game approach to perturbational variational principles that is of independent interest. detailed explanation of the underlying ideas and motivation behind the proofs of the new results on fréchet differentiability of vectorvalued functions should make these arguments accessible to a wider audience. the most important special case of the differentiability results, that lipschitz mappings from a hilbert space into the plane have points of fréchet differentiability, is given its own chapter with a proof that is independent of much of the work done to prove more general results. the book raises several open questions concerning its two main topics. Joram Lindenstrauss is professor emeritus of mathematics at the hebrew university of Jerusalem. David Preiss is professor of mathematics at the university of warwick. Jaroslav Tišer is associate professor of mathematics at czech technical university in Prague.
annals of MatheMatics studies, 179
Phillip a. griffiths, John n. Mather, and elias M. stein, series editors
Convolution and Equidistribution
sato-tate theorems for finite-field Mellin transforms
Nicholas M. Katz
Convolution and Equidistribution explores an important aspect of number theory—the theory of exponential sums over finite fields and their Mellin transforms— from a new, categorical point of view. the book presents fundamentally important results and a plethora of examples, opening up new directions in the subject. the finite-field Mellin transform (of a function on the multiplicative group of a finite field) is defined by summing that function against variable multiplicative characters. the basic question considered in the book is how the values of the Mellin transform are distributed (in a probabilistic sense), in cases where the input function is suitably algebro-geometric. this question is answered by the book’s main theorem, using a mixture of geometric, categorical, and grouptheoretic methods. by providing a new framework for studying Mellin transforms over finite fields, this book opens up a new way for researchers to further explore the subject. Nicholas M. Katz is professor of mathematics at Princeton university. he is the author or coauthor of six previous titles in the annals of Mathematics studies: Arithmetic Moduli of Elliptic Curves (with barry Mazur); Gauss Sums, Kloosterman Sums, and Monodromy Groups; Exponential Sums and Differential Equations; Rigid Local Systems; Twisted L-Functions and Monodromy; and Moments, Monodromy, and Perversity.
annals of MatheMatics studies, 180
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Some Problems of Unlikely Intersections in Arithmetic and Geometry
with appendixes by david Masser
this book considers the so-called unlikely intersections, a topic that embraces well-known issues, such as lang’s and Manin-Mumford’s, concerning torsion points in subvarieties of tori or abelian varieties. More generally, the book considers algebraic subgroups that meet a given subvariety in a set of “unlikely” dimension. the book is an expansion of the hermann weyl lectures delivered by umberto Zannier at the institute for advanced study in Princeton in May 2010. the book consists of four chapters and seven brief appendixes, the last six by david Masser. the first chapter considers multiplicative algebraic groups, presenting proofs of several developments, ranging from the origins to recent results, and discussing many applications and relations with other contexts. the second chapter considers an analogue in arithmetic and several applications of this. the third chapter introduces a new method for approaching some of these questions, and presents a detailed application of this (by Masser and the author) to a relative case of the Manin-Mumford issue. the fourth chapter focuses on the andré-oort conjecture (outlining work by Pila). umberto Zannier is professor of mathematics at the scuola normale superiore di Pisa in Pisa, italy. he is the author of Lecture Notes on Diophantine Analysis and the editor of Diophantine Geometry.
annals of MatheMatics studies, 181
Phillip a. griffiths, John n. Mather, and elias M. stein, series editors
The Decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants
this book addresses a basic question in differential geometry that was first considered by physicists stanley deser and adam schwimmer in 1993 in their study of conformal anomalies. the question concerns conformally invariant functionals on the space of riemannian metrics over a given manifold. these functionals act on a metric by first constructing a riemannian scalar out of it, and then integrating this scalar over the manifold. suppose this integral remains invariant under conformal re-scalings of the underlying metric. what information can one then deduce about the riemannian scalar? deser and schwimmer asserted that the riemannian scalar must be a linear combination of three obvious candidates, each of which clearly satisfies the required property: a local conformal invariant, a divergence of a riemannian vector field, and the chern-gauss-bonnet integrand. this book provides a proof of this conjecture. the result itself sheds light on the algebraic structure of conformal anomalies, which appear in many settings in theoretical physics. it also clarifies the geometric significance of the renormalized volume of asymptotically hyperbolic einstein manifolds. the methods introduced here make an interesting connection between algebraic properties of local invariants—such as the classical riemannian invariants and the more recently studied conformal invariants—and the study of global invariants, in this case conformally invariant integrals. Key tools used to establish this connection include the fefferman-graham ambient metric and the author’s super divergence formula. Spyros Alexakis is assistant professor of mathematics at the university of toronto.
annals of MatheMatics studies, 182
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Mathematics / Physics
Mumford-Tate Groups and Domains
their geometry and arithmetic
The Everett Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
collected works 1955–1980 with commentary
Mark Green, Phillip A. Griffiths & Matt Kerr
Mumford-tate groups are the fundamental symmetry groups of hodge theory, a subject which rests at the center of contemporary complex algebraic geometry. this book is the first comprehensive exploration of Mumford-tate groups and domains. containing basic theory and a wealth of new views and results, it will become an essential resource for graduate students and researchers. although Mumford-tate groups can be defined for general structures, their theory and use to date has mainly been in the classical case of abelian varieties. while the book does examine this area, it focuses on the nonclassical case. the general theory turns out to be very rich, such as in the unexpected connections of finite dimensional and infinite dimensional representation theory of real, semisimple lie groups. the authors give the complete classification of hodge representations, a topic that should become a standard in the finite-dimensional representation theory of noncompact, real, semisimple lie groups. they also indicate that in the future, a connection seems ready to be made between lie groups that admit discrete series representations and the study of automorphic cohomology on quotients of Mumford-tate domains by arithmetic groups. bringing together complex geometry, representation theory, and arithmetic, this book opens up a fresh perspective on an important subject. Mark Green is professor of mathematics at the university of california, los angeles and is director emeritus of the institute for Pure and applied Mathematics. Phillip A. Griffiths is Professor emeritus of Mathematics and former director at the institute for advanced study in Princeton. Matt Kerr is assistant professor of mathematics at washington university in st. louis.
annals of MatheMatics studies, 183
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Edited by Jeffrey A. Barrett & Peter Byrne
hugh everett iii was an american physicist best known for his many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which formed the basis of his Phd thesis at Princeton university in 1957. although counterintuitive, everett’s revolutionary formulation of quantum mechanics offers the most direct solution to the infamous quantum measurement problem—that is, how and why the singular world of our experience emerges from the multiplicities of alternatives available in the quantum world. the manyworlds interpretation postulates the existence of multiple universes. whenever a measurement-like interaction occurs, the universe branches into relative states, one for each possible outcome of the measurement, and the world in which we find ourselves is but one of these many, but equally real, possibilities. everett’s challenge to the orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics was met with scorn from niels bohr and other leading physicists, and everett subsequently abandoned academia to do military operations research. today, however, everett’s formulation of quantum mechanics is widely recognized as one of the most controversial but promising physical theories of the last century. Jeffrey barrett and Peter byrne present the long and short versions of everett’s thesis along with a collection of his explanatory writings and correspondence. these primary source documents, many of them newly discovered and most unpublished until now, reveal how everett’s thinking evolved from his days as a graduate student to his untimely death in 1982. this definitive volume also features barrett and byrne’s introductory essays, notes, and commentary that put everett’s extraordinary theory into historical and scientific perspective. Jeffrey A. Barrett is professor of logic and philosophy of science at the university of california, irvine. Peter Byrne is an award-winning investigative reporter and science writer.
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A COMPREHENSIVE, MODERN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETISM
Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell
“Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell is an interesting and elegant book, and an excellent text for a graduate-level course on the subject. Garg has a lively, modern writing style that will engage today’s graduate students.” —John D. Stack, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign “Garg’s textbook is truly excellent. It goes the extra mile to provide physical insight in ways that will enhance students’ understanding, and includes rarely seen topics as well. I want to compliment the author on the obvious care and expertise with which he assembled this text. If I were to teach a yearlong graduate-level electromagnetism course, I would use this book.” —John W. Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
this graduate-level physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. while many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics, here the emphasis is on the physical ideas themselves. anupam garg distinguishes between electromagnetism in vacuum and that in material media, stressing that the core physical questions are different for each. in vacuum, the focus is on the fundamental content of electromagnetic laws, symmetries, conservation laws, and the implications for phenomena such as radiation and light. in material media, the focus is on understanding the response of the media to imposed fields, the attendant constitutive relations, and the phenomena encountered in different types of media such as dielectrics, ferromagnets, and conductors. the text includes applications to many topical subjects, such as magnetic levitation, plasmas, laser beams, and synchrotrons. Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell is ideal for a yearlong graduate course and features more than 300 problems, with solutions to many of the advanced ones. Key formulas are given in both si and gaussian units along with a discussion of how to convert between them, making the book accessible to adherents of both systems.
u offers a complete treatment of classical electromagnetism u emphasizes physical ideas u separates the treatment of electromagnetism in vacuum
and material media
u Presents key formulas in both si and gaussian units u covers applications to other areas of physics u includes more than 300 problems
Anupam Garg is professor of physics and astronomy at northwestern university.
in a nutshell
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water, air, and geochemical cycles second edition
THE NEW REVISED EDITION OF A CLASSIC EARTH SCIENCE TEXT
Elizabeth Kay Berner & Robert A. Berner
this newly revised edition of Global Environment discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, as well as the human effects on these fluxes. retaining the strengths of the original edition while incorporating the latest discoveries, this textbook takes an integrated, multidisciplinary, and global approach to geochemistry and environmental problems and introduces fundamental concepts of meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography. new concepts and information in this updated edition include changes of atmospheric carbon dioxide over geologic time, major advances in the study of chemical weathering of rocks, ocean acidification, and important environmental problems, such as the amelioration of the acid rain problem due to reduction in sulfur deposition, problems with nitrification of soils and lakes, and eutrophication of rivers and estuaries. an expanded chapter explores atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, with the most up-to-date statistics on co2, the carbon cycle, other greenhouse gases, and the ozone hole. only requiring a fundamental understanding in elementary chemistry, yet taking into account extensive and current data, this text is ideal for students in environmental geochemistry, environmental geology, global change, biogeochemistry, water pollution, geochemical cycles, chemical oceanography, and geohydrology, and serves as a valuable reference for researchers working on global geochemical and environmental issues. revised edition takes a close look at global fluxes involving the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, and the human effects on these fluxes u detailed discussion of basic concepts including meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography
“This book provides a clear, up-to-date summary of geochemical processes across most areas of low-temperature geochemistry, from the point of view of key geochemical cycles. It is detailed and advanced enough to be useful for researchers while offering indepth knowledge for advanced students.” —Michael Krom, University of Leeds “Describing water and element cycles within a global context, this newly edited and improved textbook contains valuable additional detail and information but also remains true to the strengths of its original scope.” —James Bishop, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MAY Cloth $85.00S 978-0-691-13678-3 480 pages. 31 halftones. 116 line illus. 83 tables. 7 x 10. EARTH SCIENCE z GEOCHEMISTRY Press.Princeton.edu
Elizabeth Kay Berner is a lecturer in geology at the university of connecticut and research affiliate in the department of geology and geophysics at Yale university. Robert A. Berner is the alan M. bateman Professor of geology and geophysics emeritus at Yale university.
AN ESSENTIAL PRIMER ON ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES AND THEIR IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM
Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate
“In this book, one of the leaders of the field condenses a huge amount of climate theory into a very small space. This is done in an informal narrative style with a minimum of equations and other hard technical details, but with a serious dedication to constructing a coherent and logical storyline without glossing over essentials. I have not seen another book like this.” —Adam Sobel, Columbia University “Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate achieves a good balance between intuitive physical reasoning and more formal arguments where necessary. This lucid book gives a tour of the most important atmospheric processes determining climate.” —Tapio Schneider, California Institute of Technology
Princeton Primers in climate is a new series of short, authoritative books that explain the state of the art in climate-science research. written specifically for students, researchers, and scientifically minded general readers looking for succinct and readable books on this frequently misunderstood subject, these primers reveal the physical workings of the global climate system with unmatched accessibility and detail. this series is the ideal first place to turn to get the essential facts, presented with uncompromising clarity, and to begin further investigation—whether in the classroom or in one’s own reading chair.
the atmosphere is critical to climate change. it can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. this primer offers a short, reader-friendly introduction to these atmospheric processes and how they work, written by a leading expert on the subject. giving readers an overview of key atmospheric processes, david randall looks at how our climate system receives energy from the sun and sheds it by emitting infrared radiation back into space. the atmosphere regulates these radiative energy flows, and also transports energy through weather systems such as thunderstorms, monsoons, hurricanes, and winter storms. randall explains how these processes work, and also how precipitation, cloud formation, and other phase changes of water strongly influence weather and climate. he discusses how atmospheric feedbacks affect climate change, how the large-scale atmospheric circulation works, how predicting the weather and the climate are fundamentally different challenges, and much more. this is the ideal introduction for students and nonspecialists. no prior experience in atmospheric science is needed, only basic college physics. authoritative and concise, Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate features a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, and easy-to-follow explanations of a few key equations. this accessible primer is the essential introduction to atmospheric processes and the vital role they play in our climate system. David Randall is professor of atmospheric science at colorado state university.
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The Global Carbon Cycle by David Archer Climate and the Oceans by Geoffrey K. Vallis The Cryosphere by Shawn J. Marshall
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Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds
Tony D. Williams
Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds is the most current and comprehensive account of research on avian reproduction. it develops two unique themes: the consideration of female avian reproductive physiology and ecology, and an emphasis on individual variation in life-history traits. tony williams investigates the physiological, metabolic, energetic, and hormonal mechanisms that underpin individual variation in the key female-specific reproductive traits and the trade-offs between these traits that determine variation in fitness. the core of the book deals with the avian reproductive cycle, from seasonal gonadal development, through egg laying and incubation, to chick rearing. reproduction is considered in the context of the annual cycle and through an individual’s entire life history. the book focuses on timing of breeding, clutch size, egg size and egg quality, and parental care. it also provides a primer on female reproductive physiology and considers trade-offs and carryover effects between reproduction and other life-history stages. in each chapter, williams describes individual variation in the trait of interest and the evolutionary context for trait variation. he argues that there is only a rudimentary, and in some cases nonexistent, understanding of the physiological mechanisms that underpin individual variation in the major reproductive life-history traits, and that research efforts should refocus on these key unresolved problems by incorporating detailed physiological studies into existing long-term population studies, generating a new synthesis of physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Tony D. Williams is a professor in the department of biological sciences at simon fraser university. he is the author of The Penguins.
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this is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition of a classic illustrated introduction to the structural materials in natural organisms and what we can learn from them to improve man-made technology— from nanotechnology to textiles to architecture. Julian Vincent’s book has long been recognized as a standard work on the engineering design of biomaterials and is used by undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and professionals studying biology, zoology, engineering, and biologically inspired design. this third edition incorporates new developments in the field, the most important of which have been at the molecular level. all of the illustrations have been redrawn, the references have been updated, and a new chapter on biomimetic design has been added. Vincent emphasizes the mechanical properties of structural biomaterials, their contribution to the lives of organisms, and how these materials differ from man-made ones. he shows how the properties of biomaterials are derived from their chemistry and interactions, and how to measure them. starting with proteins and polysaccharides, he shows how skin and hair function, how materials self-assemble, and how ceramics such as bone and mother-of-pearl can be so stiff and tough, despite being made in water in benign ambient conditions. finally, he combines these topics with an analysis of how the design of biomaterials can be adapted in technology, and presents a series of guidelines for designers. Julian Vincent, a biologist with a long-standing interest in engineering, is honorary Professor of biomimetics in the department of Mechanical engineering at bath university and special Professor in the faculty of the built environment at nottingham university.
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THE FIRST BOOK TO ADDRESS NUTRITION’S COMPLEX ROLE IN BIOLOGY
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HARNESSING EVOLUTION FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
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as human populations grow and resources are depleted, agriculture will need to use land, water, and other resources more efficiently and without sacrificing long-term sustainability. Darwinian Agriculture presents an entirely new approach to these challenges, one that draws on the principles of evolution and natural selection. r. ford denison shows how both biotechnology and traditional plant breeding can use darwinian insights to identify promising routes for crop genetic improvement and avoid costly dead ends. denison explains why plant traits that have been genetically optimized by individual selection—such as photosynthesis and drought tolerance—are bad candidates for genetic improvement. traits like plant height and leaf angle, which determine the collective performance of plant communities, offer more room for improvement. agriculturalists can also benefit from more sophisticated comparisons among natural communities and from the study of wild species in the landscapes where they evolved. Darwinian Agriculture reveals why it is sometimes better to slow or even reverse evolutionary trends when they are inconsistent with our present goals, and how we can glean new ideas from natural selection’s marvelous innovations in wild species. R. Ford Denison is adjunct professor of ecology, evolution, and behavior at the university of Minnesota and taught crop ecology at the university of california, davis. “Darwinian Agriculture is a very important contribution to our understanding of the links between nature and agriculture, and to the future of our human race. Denison underpins his arguments with an incredible wealth of insight and knowledge about plants, animals, physics, chemistry, biology, and ecology. The depth and breadth of scholarship embodied in this book is stunning. I know of nothing else like it.” —Kenneth G. Cassman, University of Nebraska “I found this book to be tremendously interesting and thought-provoking. Darwinian Agriculture should be read by everyone interested in increasing agricultural production in a sustainable way—from biotechnologists to agronomists, and everyone in between.” —Jay A. Rosenheim, University of California, Davis
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Finke et al., 93 First Modern Jew, 75 Fitter/Merton, 20 Fletcher, 50 Foley, 77 Foreign Relations, 72 Forsdyke, 68 Fossier, 46 Founder’s Dilemmas, 35 Fox, 97 Fréchet Differentiability, 105 Fredriksen, 4 Free Market Fairness, 84 Gabaccia, 72 Garg, 108 Gerken, 64 Ghassem-Fachandi, 99 Gibson, 86 Global Environment, 109 Goebel et al., 101 Golden Legend, 51 Gould/Gould, 11 Governing America, 31 Gracie, 19 Great Brain Race, 42 Green et al., 107 Greenbaum/Chartier, 103 Greene/Cushman, 25 Grimmett et al., 20 Groysberg, 55 Gutjahr, 6 Gutmann/Thompson, 8 Haddad/Nersesov, 102 Hahn, 41 Halbertal, 82 Hansen, 100 Havil, 15 Headrick, 46 Heilman/Friedman, 50 Hochschild et al., 36 How Enemies Become Friends, 44 How to Be a Better Birder, 21 How to Build a Habitable Planet, 39 How to Do Things with Books, 70 How to Win an Election, 9 Hung, 66 Hybrid Dynamical Systems, 101 I Ching, 7 In Our Name, 83 Inhorn, 100 International Human Rights, 29 Introduction to Mathematical Sociology, 88 Invention of Enterprise, 56 Irish Nationalists, 73 Irrationals, 15 Irresistible Fairy Tale, 24 James, 28 Jewish Jesus, 76 Jim and Jap Crow, 71 Katz, 105 Keeping Faith at Princeton, 32 Kelley, 94 King Travels, 73 Kirwan/Green, 22 Kloppenberg, 45 Koeppe et al., 66 Krupp, 28 Kupchan, 44 Kurzban, 58 Landes et al., 56 Langmuir/Broecker, 39 Langville/Meyer, 12 Lecture Notes in Microeconom. Theory, 89 Lerner, 56 Levi, 17, 54 Liberzon, 101 Lindenstrauss et al., 105 Local Elections, 95 Logic, 78 Lovitch, 21 Machiavelli’s God, 61 Mackenzie, 13 Macroeconomic Theory, 90 Making of Modern Liberalism, 37 Manhunts, 74 Mansfield/Milner, 94 Martí/Pettit, 61 Martin, 70 Mathematical Analysis, 102 Mathematical Excursions, 41 Mathematical Mechanic, 54 Mathletics, 55 Maudlin, 80 Meaning in Life and Why It Matters, 62 Melancholia of Freedom, 100 Memphis Under the Ptolemies, 60 Mere Possibilities, 77 Mickey, 97 Monitoring Democracy, 94 Mothers of Conservatism, 71 Mumford-Tate Groups & Domains, 107 Mynott, 59 Nahin, 53 Nature of Nutrition, 112 Nature’s Compass, 11 Neier, 29 Nelson, 73 New Arab Man, 100 New Faces, New Voices, 63 Nickerson, 71 Nomads and Networks, 68 Not for Profit, 43 Numerical Methods, 103 Nussbaum, 43 Oil Curse, 34 Oliver, 95 On Sacrifice, 82 On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred, 30 Overreach, 38 Paradox of Love, 27 Paths Out of Dixie, 97 Perreau-Saussine, 82 Philosophic Pride, 85 Philosophy of Physics, 80 Physiological Adaptations for Breeding, 111 Pines, 75 Pogrom in Gujarat, 99 Political Philosophy in Public Life, 61 Politics of Precaution, 96 Pons/Service, 65 Power over Peoples, 46 Price, 70 Princeton and the Gothic Revival, 67 Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry, 25 Pursuits of Wisdom, 79 Quiggin, 57 Randall, 110 Reading Obama, 45 Rebbe, 50 Reemtsma, 81 Reforming the European Union, 93 Reitter, 30 Reputational Premium, 95 Richeson, 54 Rise and Fall of Meter, 70 Roach et al., 102 Robert Lehman Collection, 66 Ross, 34 Rossman, 87 Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, 85 Rubin, 69 Rubinstein, 89 Ruiz, 73 Ryan, 37 Schäfer, 76 Schlozman et al., 33 Scholten, 66 Schüll, 98 Schwartz, 75 Seabright, 5 Seasonwein, 67 Shiller, 2 Short History of the Jews, 49 Simpson/Raubenheimer, 112 Sin, 4 Slaves Tell Tales, 68 Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, 52 Smith, Tony, 44 Smith, Richard J., 7 Smith, Nicholas J. J., 78 Sniderman/Stiglitz, 95 Some Probs. of Unlikely Intersections, 106 Spirit of Compromise, 8 Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast, 19 Stability and Control, 102 Stalnaker, 77 Stark et al., 68 Story of Ruins, 66 Strategic President, 64 Structural Biomaterials, 111 Talk at the Brink, 86 Thagard, 58 Thinking of Others, 62 Thompson, 60 Three Worlds of Relief, 97 Tomasi, 84 Trachtenberg, 92 Trust and Violence, 81 Tyranny of Guilt, 48 Ultimate Book of Saturday Science, 18 Unheavenly Chorus, 33 Universe in Zero Words, 13 Vincent, 111 Viroli, 61 Virtue for Courageous Minds, 86 Vogel, 96 Votes, Vetoes & the Political Economy, 94 Wardhaugh, 40 War of the Sexes, 5 Wasserman, 35 Watkins, 52 Wealth of Numbers, 40 When Is True Belief Knowledge?, 77 When the State Speaks, 83 Who’s #1?, 12 Whose Culture?, 42 Why Adjudicate?, 93 Why Cats Land on Their Feet, 17 Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite, 58 Wickens, 90 Wildavsky, 42 Williams, 111 Wind from the East, 48 Winston, 55 Wokler, 85 Wolf, 62 Wolin, 48 Written Republic, 69 X and the City, 14 Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity, 26 Zannier, 106 Zelizer, 31 Zipes, 24 Zombie Economics, 57
Abrajano/Alvarez, 63 Across the Board, 52 Adam, 14 Addiction by Design, 98 Afghanistan, 47 Akçam, 26 Alexakis, 106 Alexander the Great and His Empire, 60 Allegory, 50 America’s Mission, 44 Archives of Authority, 69 Ash/Gross, 16 Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate, 110 Axe and the Oath, 46 Ayé et al., 22 Banks, 52 Baraz, 69 Barfield, 47 Barrett/Byrne, 107 Beerbohm, 83 Berner/Berner, 109 Birds of Aruba, 23 Birds of Central Asia, 22 Birds of India, 20 Birds of Melanesia, 23 Birdscapes, 59 Black Hole of Empire, 99 Bonacich/Lu, 88 Book of Mormon, 6 Borsch, 32 Botticini/Eckstein, 91 Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 56 Brain and the Meaning of Life, 58 Brennan, 63 Brenner, 49 Brettschneider, 83 Briant, 60 Briones, 71 Brooke, 85 Bruckner, 27, 48 Building the Judiciary, 96 Calculus of Variations, 101 Catholicism and Democracy, 82 Cells to Civilizations, 10 Chamayou, 74 Chases and Escapes, 53 Chasing Stars, 55 Chatterjee, 99 Chosen Few, 91 Cicero, 9 Circles Disturbed, 104 Classical Electromagnetism, 108 Climbing the Charts, 87 Coen, 10 Cohen, 62 Cold War and After, 92 College, 1 Commemorative Landscape Painting, 67 Convolution and Equidistribution, 105 Cooper, 79 Cotingas and Manakins, 22 Craiutu, 86 Creating a New Racial Order, 36 Crowe, 96 Cuno, 42 Darwinian Agriculture, 113 Davis, 93 de Boer et al., 23 de Coursey Clapp, 67 de Voragine, 51 Decomposition of Global Invariants, 106 Delbanco, 1 Democracy Index, 64 Denison, 113 Dictionary of 20th-C. Communism, 65 Downie, 18 Doxiadis/Mazur, 104 Duelling Idiots, 53 Dutson, 23 Edwards, 38, 64 Elliptic Tales, 16 Ethics of Voting, 63 Euler’s Gem, 54 Everett Interpretation, 107 Everlasting Empire, 75 Field Guide to Birds of N. Zealand, 20 Finance and the Good Society, 2
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