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  • Constructing Black Education at Oberlin Collegeby Roland M. Baumann

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 51.99

    In 1835 Oberlin became the first institute of higher education to make a cause of racial egalitarianism when it decided to educate students ?irrespective of color.? Yet the visionary college?s implementation of this admissions policy was uneven. In Constructing Black Education at Oberlin College: A Documentary History , Roland M. Baumann presents... more...

  • Princetonians, 1776-1783by Richard A. Harrison

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    This volume, the third in a series of biographical sketches of students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), is an account of the College and its alumni during the troubled years of the Revolution. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Poincaré, Philosopher of Scienceby María de Paz; Robert DiSalle

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents a selection of papers from the Poincare Project of the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, bringing together an international group of scholars with new assessments of Henri Poincare's philosophy of science?both its historical impact on the foundations of science and mathematics, and its relevance to... more...

  • History of Texas Christian Universityby Colby D. Hall; Victor J. Boschini

    TCU Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall?s book History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier is the story of the first seventy-five years of the institution. Tracing the evolution of Add Ran College to Add Ran University, and ultimately to Texas Christian University, Hall shows the struggles and success in the... more...

  • A Male President for Mount Holyoke Collegeby Ann Karus Meeropol

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    A struggle arose over who would succeed Mary Emma Woolley as president of Mount Holyoke College in 1937. Over her 36-year tenure, Woolley had transformed Mount Holyoke into an elite women's college in which leadership in the administration and faculty was almost exclusively female. Beginning in 1933, a group of male trustees determined to change... more...

  • Provocationsby David Birch; Peter Worley; A.C. Grayling

    Crown House Publishing 2014; US$ 21.86

    This book is ideal for teachers, whether they are P4C trained or just experimenting with philosophy. It will help teachers to present ideas and stimulate discussions which both accommodate and engage adolescent appetites. Are human beings flawed? Is murder an act of insanity or just plain thoughtlessness? Do we need a soul? From the fall of Icarus... more...

  • Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Healthby James M. Rippe

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    The metabolic and health effects of both nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners are controversial, and subjects of intense scientific debate.? These potential effects span not only important scientific questions, but are also of great interest to media, the public and potentially even regulatory bodies. Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and... more...

  • The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minuteby Jonathan Mayo

    Short Books 2013; US$ 3.63

    This is the story of JFK?s assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people – from the highest to the lowest – who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas nightclub reporter Tony Zoppi, who found himself carrying the president?s casket; Secret Service agent Clint Hill beating his hands in despair on... more...

  • A Conversation about Ohio University and the Presidency, 1975?1994by Charles J. Ping

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    When Charles Ping first arrived at Ohio University in 1975, the university was experiencing a decline in student enrollment and confronting serious financial challenges. But rather than focusing on its problems, Ping instead concentrated on Ohio University?s potential. During the nineteen years that Ping served as president, he guided Ohio University... more...

  • High Moon Over the Amazonby Patricia Chapple Wright

    Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Before primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright became the world's foremost expert on lemurs, she was enchanted by another primate—Aotus, the owl monkey, or "monkey of the night." But along her journey to discover the behavior of these unique nocturnal creatures, Wright finds more than she expected about family, human nature, and herself.... more...