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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15
Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. Euler's Gem tells the illuminating story of this indispensable mathematical idea. From ancient Greek geometry... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 69.95 US$ 63.65
The 1918-19 influenza epidemic killed more than fifty million people worldwide. The SARS epidemic of 2002-3, by comparison, killed fewer than a thousand. The success in containing the spread of SARS was due largely to the rapid global response of public health authorities, which was aided by insights resulting from mathematical models. Models enabled... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
In The Contours of America's Cold War , Matthew Farish explores new ways of conceptualizing space as part of post-World War II American militarism. He demonstrates how the social sciences were militarized in the early Cold War period, producing spatial knowledge that was of immediate use to the state as it sought to expand its reach across the... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 14.00
A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" ( Washington Post ) The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00
A systematic and up-to-date account of constitutional developments in sixteen Asian countries, including analysis from a comparative perspective. more...
- SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 42.00
A hands-on introduction for the increasing number of students and researchers collecting and using spatial data across the social sciences. A definitive 'how to', it takes students and researchers in any discipline from coding to actual applications and uses of R. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 32.00
Greater Ethiopia combines history, anthropology, and sociology to answer two major questions. Why did Ethiopia remain independent under the onslaught of European expansionism while other African political entities were colonized? And why must Ethiopia be considered a single cultural region despite its political, religious, and linguistic diversity?... more...