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  • Creating a Learning Societyby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Bruce C. Greenwald; Philippe Aghion; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert M. Solow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...

  • The Age of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... more...

  • The Most Important Thing Illuminatedby Howard Marks; Bruce C. Greenwald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks? The Most Important Thing , a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks? celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional,... more...

  • Vaccines and Your Childby Paul A. Offit; Charlotte A. Moser

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Paul A. Offit, M.D., and Charlotte A. Moser, leading advocates for modern vaccines, answer parents' numerous questions about the underlying science of modern vaccines and the value of childhood immunization, while forthrightly addressing parents' concerns about vaccine safety. In straightforward prose, the authors explain how vaccines work, how they... more...

  • Sustainability Managementby Steven Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Can we grow our world economy and create opportunities for the poor while keeping the planet intact? Can we maintain our vibrant, dynamic lifestyles while ensuring the Earth stays productive and viable? Aimed at managers, students, scholars, and policymakers, Sustainability Management answers these questions in the affirmative, arguing it is possible... more...

  • Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedomby David Harvey

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    Liberty and freedom are frequently invoked to justify political action. Presidents as diverse as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush have built their policies on some version of these noble values. Yet in practice, idealist agendas often turn sour as they confront specific circumstances on... more...

  • The Death of the Animalby Paola Cavalieri; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Harlan B. Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory... more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policyby Steven Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaking underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup,... more...

  • Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identityby Iván Jaksic

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia engages fifteen prominent scholars on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States. Their discussion joins two distinct traditions: the philosophy of race begun by African Americans in the nineteenth century, and the search for an understanding of identity initiated by Latin American... more...