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  • The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Futureby Richard B. Alley; Richard B. Alley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine , Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that... more...

  • How to Clone a Mammothby Beth Shapiro

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth , Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing... more...

  • Ethics and the Beastby Tzachi Zamir

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Many people think that animal liberation would require a fundamental transformation of basic beliefs. We would have to give up "speciesism" and start viewing animals as our equals, with rights and moral status. And we would have to apply these beliefs in an all-or-nothing way. But in Ethics and the Beast , Tzachi Zamir makes the radical argument... more...

  • American Exceptionalism and Human Rightsby Michael Ignatieff

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    With the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, the most controversial question in world politics fast became whether the United States stands within the order of international law or outside it. Does America still play by the rules it helped create? American Exceptionalism and Human Rights addresses this question as it applies to U.S.... more...

  • The Great Ocean Conveyorby Wally Broecker

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Wally Broecker is one of the world's leading authorities on abrupt global climate change. More than two decades ago, he discovered the link between ocean circulation and climate change, in particular how shutdowns of the Great Ocean Conveyor--the vast network of currents that circulate water, heat, and nutrients around the globe--triggered past ice... more...

  • The International Human Rights Movement: A Historyby Aryeh Neier

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. In The International Human Rights Movement , Aryeh Neier--a leading... more...

  • Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamicsby Jorge L. Sarmiento

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 99.95

    Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics provides a broad theoretical framework upon which graduate students and upper-level undergraduates can formulate an understanding of the processes that control the mean concentration and distribution of biologically utilized elements and compounds in the ocean. Though it is written as a textbook, it will also be of... more...

  • Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTAby Benjamin C. Waterhouse

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large.... more...

  • Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757by Emily Erikson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company?s Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm?s employ. Exploring trade network... more...

  • The Calculus Galleryby William Dunham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing... more...