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  • An Ecology of Happinessby Eric Lambin; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    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.... more...

  • The Economy of Gloryby Robert Morrissey; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    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.... more...

  • Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledgeby Jean-Noël Jeanneney; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Ian Wilson

    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...

  • Islam and the Westby Mustapha Chérif; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Giovanna Borradori

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    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... more...

  • Vegetablesby Evelyne Bloch-Dano; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    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... more...

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