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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 26.00
We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We?ve heard copious accounts of our impact?as humans, as a society?on the natural world. But this is not... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
From the outset of Napoleon?s career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country?s history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns. In this... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 50.00
At the close of the 1970s, the two-domain classification scheme long used by most biologists?prokaryotes versus eukaryotes?was upended by the discovery of an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. Initially thought to be bacteria, these single-celled microbes?many of which were first found in seemingly unlivable habitats like the volcanic hot springs... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00
In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00
From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmers' markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens?and especially to vegetables. Whether it?s an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmers' market or a backyard plot, the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
It is now possible to witness human brain activity while we are talking, reading, or thinking, thanks to revolutionary neuroimaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These groundbreaking advances have opened infinite fields of investigation?into such areas as musical perception, brain development in utero, and faulty brain connections... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2004; US$ 29.95
Now available in English, Thunder Doesn't Live Here Anymore explores the highly unusual worldview of the Teenek people of Tantoyuca, Veracruz, whose self-deprecating cosmology diverges quite radically from patterns of positive cultural identity among other indigenous groups in Mexico. The Teeneks speak of themselves as dirty, dumb, ignorant, and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00
The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.46
From the Arctic Ocean and ice sheets of Greenland, to the glaciers of the Andes and Himalayas, to the great frozen desert of Antarctica, The White Planet takes readers on a spellbinding scientific journey through the shrinking world of ice and snow to tell the story of the expeditions and discoveries that have transformed our understanding of global... more...