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  • 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...

  • Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Mediumby Bruce T. Draine

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 82.50

    This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Prospects for a Common Moralityby Gene Outka; John P. Reeder

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 39.00

    This volume centers on debates about how far moral judgments bind across traditions and epochs. Nowadays such debates appear especially volatile, both in popular culture and intellectual discourse: although there is increasing agreement that the moral and political criteria invoked in human rights documents possess cross-cultural force, many modern... more...

  • Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Ageby Peter Paret; Gordon A. Craig; Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 55.00

    The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Identity and Controlby Harrison C. White

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 43.95

    In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies,... more...

  • The Future of the Brainby Gary Marcus; Jeremy Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Including a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers such as Christof Koch, George Church, Olaf Sporns, and May-Britt and Edvard... more...

  • Phishing for Phoolsby George A. Akerlof; Robert J. Shiller

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools , Nobel Prize?winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there... more...

  • Thriveby Richard Layard; David M. Clark; Daniel Kahneman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Mental illness is a leading cause of suffering in the modern world. In sheer numbers, it afflicts at least 20 percent of people in developed countries. It reduces life expectancy as much as smoking does, accounts for nearly half of all disability claims, is behind half of all worker sick days, and affects educational achievement and income. There... more...