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  • Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinismby Geoffrey Cantor; Marc Swetlitz

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Darwin’s theory of evolution transformed the life sciences and made profound claims about human origins and the human condition, topics often viewed as the prerogative of religion. As a result, evolution has provoked a wide variety of religious responses, ranging from angry rejection to enthusiastic acceptance. While Christian responses to evolution... more...

  • The Intelligibility of Natureby Peter Dear

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists... more...

  • The Hollow Hopeby Gerald N. Rosenberg

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In follow-up studies, dozens of reviews, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, Gerald Rosenberg’s critics—not to mention his supporters—have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in The Hollow Hope . With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into... more...

  • The Power of Productivityby William W. Lewis

    University of Chicago Press 2005; US$ 14.00

    The disparity between rich and poor countries is the most serious, intractable problem facing the world today. The chronic poverty of many nations affects more than the citizens and economies of those nations; it threatens global stability as the pressures of immigration become unsustainable and rogue nations seek power and influence through extreme... more...

  • Real American Ethicsby Albert Borgmann

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad,... more...

  • A Certain Smileby Françoise Sagan; Diane Johnson; Anne Green

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse , which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953. But her second novel, A Certain Smile , less shocking and more psychologically convincing, was preferred by many critics.  Like Bonjour Tristesse , this story is set in Paris in the 1950s... more...

  • American Diplomacyby George F. Kennan; John J. Mearsheimer

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan’s American Diplomacy has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions... more...

  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Preyby Gage Averill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and... more...

  • A Handbook of Biological Illustrationby Frances W. Zweifel

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor,... more...

  • A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accountsby Dale W. Jorgenson; J. Steven Landefeld; William D. Nordhaus; Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts brings together a distinguished group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is not only to integrate the existing systems of accounts, but also to identify gaps and inconsistencies... more...