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  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinkingby Edward B. Burger; Michael Starbird

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and... more...

  • Fossil Legends of the First Americansby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...

  • The Calculus Lifesaverby Adrian Banner

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's... more...

  • Social Conventionsby Andrei Marmor

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Social conventions are those arbitrary rules and norms governing the countless behaviors all of us engage in every day without necessarily thinking about them, from shaking hands when greeting someone to driving on the right side of the road. In this book, Andrei Marmor offers a pathbreaking and comprehensive philosophical analysis of conventions... more...

  • How Old Is the Universe?by David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? How Old Is the Universe? tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern... more...

  • Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolutionby Julia Koricheva; Jessica Gurevitch; Kerrie Mengersen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts.... more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Meiby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this second of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei , an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work,... more...

  • The Universe in Zero Wordsby Dana Mackenzie

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader's tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a history of mathematics--the universal language... more...

  • Everyday Calculusby Oscar E. Fernandez

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus , Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the night sky. Fernandez uses... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 99.50

    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...