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  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...

  • Looking Inside the Brainby Denis Le Bihan; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    It is now possible to witness human brain activity while we are talking, reading, or thinking, thanks to revolutionary neuroimaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These groundbreaking advances have opened infinite fields of investigation?into such areas as musical perception, brain development in utero, and faulty brain connections... more...

  • Mastering 'Metricsby Joshua D. Angrist; Jörn-Steffen Pischke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu?themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates... more...

  • On the Medieval Origins of the Modern Stateby Joseph R. Strayer; Charles Tilly; William Chester Jordan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how... more...

  • Zombie Economicsby John Quiggin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where... more...

  • Kierkegaard's Writings, III, Part I: Either/Or. Part Iby Søren Kierkegaard; Howard V. Hong; Edna H. Hong

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher rediscovered in the twentieth century, is a major influence in contemporary philosophy, religion, and literature. He regarded Either/Or as the beginning of his authorship, although he had published two earlier works on Hans Christian Andersen and irony. The pseudonymous volumes of Either/Or... more...

  • Strategic Reassurance and Resolveby James Steinberg; Michael E. O`Hanlon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare... more...

  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014by Mircea Pitici

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This annual anthology brings together the year?s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else?and you don?t need to be a mathematician to enjoy... more...

  • Designing Social Inquiryby Gary King; Robert O. Keohane; Sidney Verba

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 37.50

    While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars,... more...

  • QEDby Richard P. Feynman; A. Zee

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the... more...