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  • The Invisible Hookby Peter T. Leeson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.58

    Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.... more...

  • Blind Spotsby Max H. Bazerman; Ann E. Tenbrunsel

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.58

    When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots , leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse... more...

  • The Great Brain Raceby Ben Wildavsky

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.88

    In The Great Brain Race , former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study... more...

  • The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume IIby Benedictus de Spinoza; Edwin Curley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 55.00 US$ 47.30

    The Collected Works of Spinoza provides, for the first time in English, a truly satisfactory edition of all of Spinoza's writings, with accurate and readable translations, based on the best critical editions of the original-language texts, done by a scholar who has published extensively on the philosopher?s work. The centerpiece of this second... more...

  • Astrophysics in a Nutshellby Dan Maoz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.10

    Winner of the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Award, Astrophysics in a Nutshell has become the text of choice in astrophysics courses for science majors at top universities in North America and beyond. In this expanded and fully updated second edition, the book gets even better, with a new chapter on extrasolar planets; a greatly expanded... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.36

    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...

  • Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfareby Tami Davis Biddle

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.24

    A major revision of our understanding of long-range bombing, this book examines how Anglo-American ideas about "strategic" bombing were formed and implemented. It argues that ideas about bombing civilian targets rested on--and gained validity from--widespread but substantially erroneous assumptions about the nature of modern industrial societies and... more...

  • Mathematical Aspects of Nonlinear Dispersive Equations (AM-163)by Jean Bourgain; Carlos E. Kenig; Sergiu Klainerman

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 78.50 US$ 67.51

    This collection of new and original papers on mathematical aspects of nonlinear dispersive equations includes both expository and technical papers that reflect a number of recent advances in the field. The expository papers describe the state of the art and research directions. The technical papers concentrate on a specific problem and the related... more...

  • Blow-up Theory for Elliptic PDEs in Riemannian Geometry (MN-45)by Olivier Druet; Emmanuel Hebey; Frédéric Robert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 80.00 US$ 68.80

    Elliptic equations of critical Sobolev growth have been the target of investigation for decades because they have proved to be of great importance in analysis, geometry, and physics. The equations studied here are of the well-known Yamabe type. They involve Schrödinger operators on the left hand side and a critical nonlinearity on the right hand side.... more...

  • Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor Stateby Andrew Gelman; David Park; Boris Shor

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.04

    On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans sat riveted in front of their televisions as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become a symbol of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist,... more...