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  • Physics and Technology for Future Presidentsby Richard A. Muller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 63.65

    Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the... more...

  • Fourier Analysisby Elias M. Stein; Rami Shakarchi

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 90.95

    This first volume, a three-part introduction to the subject, is intended for students with a beginning knowledge of mathematical analysis who are motivated to discover the ideas that shape Fourier analysis. It begins with the simple conviction that Fourier arrived at in the early nineteenth century when studying problems in the physical sciences--that... more...

  • Fault Linesby Raghuram G. Rajan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.33

    Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines , Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also... more...

  • Across the Boardby John J. Watkins

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.24

    Across the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself--that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly, the fascinating mathematics behind it. From the Knight's Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, John Watkins surveys... more...

  • This Time Is Differentby Carmen M. Reinhart; Kenneth S. Rogoff

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.15

    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters.... more...

  • In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesmanby William J. Cook

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 15.42

    What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics—and it has defied solution to this day. In this book, William Cook takes readers... more...

  • Frictionby Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.85

    A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures,... more...

  • The Spirit of Compromiseby Amy Gutmann; Dennis Frank Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.33

    To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis—dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Graphic Discoveryby Howard Wainer

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 34.13

    Good graphs make complex problems clear. From the weather forecast to the Dow Jones average, graphs are so ubiquitous today that it is hard to imagine a world without them. Yet they are a modern invention. This book is the first to comprehensively plot humankind's fascinating efforts to visualize data, from a key seventeenth-century precursor--England's... more...