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  • Islamic Political Ethicsby Sohail H. Hashmi; Jack Miles

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 34.13

    One of the most dynamic aspects of the Islamic revival during the past two centuries has been the rethinking of Islamic political thought. A broad range of actors, ideas, and ideologies characterize the debate on how Islamic ethics and law should be manifested in modern institutions. Yet this aspect of the "return to Islam" has been neglected by policymakers,... more...

  • Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theoryby Christopher Heil; David F. Walnut; Ingrid Daubechies

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 104.65

    This book traces the prehistory and initial development of wavelet theory, a discipline that has had a profound impact on mathematics, physics, and engineering. Interchanges between these fields during the last fifteen years have led to a number of advances in applications such as image compression, turbulence, machine vision, radar, and earthquake... more...

  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.85

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... more...

  • Corrupting Youthby J. Peter Euben

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 40.95

    In Corrupting Youth , Peter Euben explores the affinities between Socratic philosophy and Athenian democratic culture as a way to think about issues of politics and education, both ancient and modern. The book moves skillfully between antiquity and the present, from ancient to contemporary political theory, and from Athenian to American democracy.... more...

  • The Complexity of Cooperationby Robert Axelrod

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 41.86

    Robert Axelrod is widely known for his groundbreaking work in game theory and complexity theory. He is a leader in applying computer modeling to social science problems. His book The Evolution of Cooperation has been hailed as a seminal contribution and has been translated into eight languages since its initial publication. The Complexity of Cooperation... more...

  • Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formulaby Paul J. Nahin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 20.88

    In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula?long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty?and... more...

  • Euler's Gemby David S. Richeson

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.15

    Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. Euler's Gem tells the illuminating story of this indispensable mathematical idea. From ancient Greek geometry... more...

  • An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis for Economic Theory and Econometricsby Dean Corbae; Maxwell B. Stinchcombe; Juraj Zeman

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 104.65

    Providing an introduction to mathematical analysis as it applies to economic theory and econometrics, this book bridges the gap that has separated the teaching of basic mathematics for economics and the increasingly advanced mathematics demanded in economics research today. Dean Corbae, Maxwell B. Stinchcombe, and Juraj Zeman equip students with the... more...

  • Matrix Mathematicsby Dennis S. Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 77.35

    When first published in 2005, Matrix Mathematics quickly became the essential reference book for users of matrices in all branches of engineering, science, and applied mathematics. In this fully updated and expanded edition, the author brings together the latest results on matrix theory to make this the most complete, current, and easy-to-use book... more...

  • Aftermathby Susan J. Brison

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.07

    On July 4, 1990, while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, and left for dead. She survived, but her world was destroyed. Her training as a philosopher could not help her make sense of things, and many of her fundamental assumptions about the... more...