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  • Searching for the Oldest Starsby Anna Frebel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe in much the same way that archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth. Here, Anna Frebel?who is credited with discovering several of the oldest and most primitive stars using the world?s largest telescopes?takes readers into the far-flung depths of space and time to provide a gripping... more...

  • Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehousesby Eric A. Hanushek; Alfred A. Lindseth

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95

    Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students... more...

  • Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor Stateby Andrew Gelman

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

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

  • Privilegeby Shamus Rahman Khan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. ... more...

  • Condensed Matter in a Nutshellby Gerald D. Mahan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 105.00

    Condensed Matter in a Nutshell is the most concise, accessible, and self-contained introduction to this exciting and cutting-edge area of modern physics. This premier textbook covers all the standard topics, including crystal structures, energy bands, phonons, optical properties, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, and magnetism. It... more...

  • The Limits of Partnershipby Angela E. Stent

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative about U.S.-Russian relations from the Soviet collapse through the Ukraine crisis and the difficult challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an insider who is also recognized as a leading expert on this troubled relationship. American presidents have repeatedly attempted to forge a... more...

  • The Mystery of the Invisible Handby Marshall Jevons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand ?a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans... more...

  • Theories of Population Variation in Genes and Genomesby Freddy Bugge Christiansen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    This textbook provides an authoritative introduction to both classical and coalescent approaches to population genetics. Written for graduate students and advanced undergraduates by one of the world's leading authorities in the field, the book focuses on the theoretical background of population genetics, while emphasizing the close interplay between... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • The Secret of Our Successby Joseph Henrich

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us... more...