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  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times ?bestselling biography of the founder... more...

  • For the Glory of Godby Rodney Stark

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...

  • An Uncertain Gloryby Drè; Jean ze; Amartya Sen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian... more...

  • Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systemsby Andreas Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 57.50

    All living things are remarkably complex, yet their DNA is unstable, undergoing countless random mutations over generations. Despite this instability, most animals do not grow two heads or die, plants continue to thrive, and bacteria continue to divide. Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems tackles this perplexing paradox. The book explores... more...

  • Mastering 'Metricsby Joshua D. Angrist; Jö Pischke; rn-Steffen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu?themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates... more...

  • Birds of Peruby Thomas S. Schulenberg; Douglas F. Stotz; Daniel F. Lane; John P. O'Neill; III Theodore A. Parker; Antonio Brack Egg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier... more...

  • Does Peacekeeping Work?by Virginia Page Fortna

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    In the last fifteen years, the number, size, and scope of peacekeeping missions deployed in the aftermath of civil wars have increased exponentially. From Croatia and Cambodia, to Nicaragua and Namibia, international personnel have been sent to maintain peace around the world. But does peacekeeping work? And if so, how? In Does Peacekeeping Work?... more...

  • Capitalism and the Jewsby Jerry Z. Muller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    The unique historical relationship between capitalism and the Jews is crucial to understanding modern European and Jewish history. But the subject has been addressed less often by mainstream historians than by anti-Semites or apologists. In this book Jerry Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, separates myth from reality to explain why the Jewish... more...

  • QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matterby Richard P. Feynman; A. Zee

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the... more...

  • Family Valuesby Harry Brighouse; Adam Swift

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children?s upbringing. Family Values provides a major new theoretical account of the morality and politics of the family, telling us why... more...