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Princeton University Press

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  • Lost Colonyby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.70

    During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory... more...

  • Not For Profitby Martha C. C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 20.88

    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 rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues,... more...

  • Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshellby A. Zee

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 77.35

    Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation... more...

  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematicsby Timothy Gowers; June Barrow-Green; Imre Leader

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 90.55

    This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern... more...

  • Bitter Carnivalby Michael André Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 32.71

    "You people put importance on your lives. Well, my life has never been important to anyone. I haven't got any guilt about anything," bragged the mass-murderer Charles Manson. "These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. . . . They are running in the streets--and they are coming right at... more...

  • The Econometrics of Financial Marketsby John Y. Campbell; Andrew W. Lo; A. Craig MacKinlay

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 113.75

    The past twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth in the use of quantitative methods in financial markets. Finance professionals now routinely use sophisticated statistical techniques in portfolio management, proprietary trading, risk management, financial consulting, and securities regulation. This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD... more...

  • The Locust and the Beeby Geoff Mulgan

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.15

    The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different... more...

  • Violenceby Randall Collins

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.35

    In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies. Randall Collins challenges this view in Violence , arguing that violent confrontation... more...

  • Coming of Age in Second Lifeby Tom Boellstorff; Tom Boellstorff

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 22.70

    Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find... more...

  • Politics and the Passions, 1500-1850by Victoria Kahn; Neil Saccamano; Daniela Coli

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.35

    Focusing on the new theories of human motivation that emerged during the transition from feudalism to the modern period, this is the first book of new essays on the relationship between politics and the passions from Machiavelli to Bentham. Contributors address the crisis of moral and philosophical discourse in the early modern period; the necessity... more...