The Front Table
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The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen
Anderson, Warwick
The Johns Hopkins University Press
October 6, 2008
Hardcover (328 pages)
Health & Medicine


Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography
Antognazza, Maria Rosa
Cambridge University Press
October 6, 2008
Hardcover (644 pages)
Philosophy


Experiments in Ethics
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Harvard University Press
January 15, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Philosophy


The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate
Archer, David
Princeton University Press
October 28, 2008
Hardcover (196 pages)
Environmental Studies


The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy
Archibugi, Daniele
Princeton University Press
September 8, 2008
Hardcover (320 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


Death and Character: Further Reflections on Hume
Baier, Annette C. ; Baier, Annette C.
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (304 pages)
Philosophy


Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention
Bass, Gary J. ; Bass, Gary J
Knopf
August 19, 2008
Hardcover (528 pages)
History: Historiography


Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?
Bauman, Zygmunt
Harvard University Press
May 31, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World
Berger, Joel
University Of Chicago Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (360 pages)
Environmental Studies


Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Best, Joel
University of California Press
October 20, 2008
Hardcover (144 pages)
Statistics


The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World
Bhide, Amar
Princeton University Press
October 5, 2008
Hardcover (520 pages)
Economics


The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
Bisson, Thomas N.
Princeton University Press
November 20, 2008
Hardcover (720 pages)


The Triumph of Music: The Rise of Composers, Musicians and Their Art
Blanning, Tim
Belknap Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (432 pages)
Music


Pragmatism and Reference
Boersema, David
The MIT Press
December 31, 2008
Hardcover (328 pages)
Philosophy


Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism
Brandom, Robert B.
Oxford University Press, USA
June 15, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Philosophy


Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge
Brown, John Seely (Foreword) ; Iiyoshi, Toru (Editor) ; Kumar, M. S. Vijay (Editor) ; Brown, John Seely
The MIT Press
September 19, 2008
Hardcover (500 pages)
Education


The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata: Myth, Memory, and Mexico’s Twentieth Century
Brunk, Samuel
University of Texas Press
October 1, 2008
Hardcover (370 pages)
History: Latin American


Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection
Cacioppo, John T. ; Patrick, William
W. W. Norton
August 25, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Psychology


Rescuing Justice and Equality
Cohen, G. A.
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (448 pages)
Philosophy


Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China
Cohen, Paul A. ; Gillis, John R. (Foreword)
University of California Press
November 3, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)


Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor
Cohen, Ted
Princeton University Press
October 5, 2008
Hardcover (104 pages)
Philosophy


On Space and Time
Connes, Alain (Contributor) ; Heller, Michael (Contributor) ; Penrose, Roger (Contributor) ; Polkinghorne, John (Contributor) ; Taylor, Andrew (Contributor) ; Majid, Shahn (Editor)
Cambridge University Press
October 31, 2008
Hardcover (320 pages)
Science


A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law,
Cormack, Bradin
University Of Chicago Press
February 1, 2008
Hardcover (424 pages)
Literary Criticism


Building the Devil’s Empire: French Colonial New Orleans
Dawdy, Shannon Lee
University Of Chicago Press
September 1, 2008
Hardcover (336 pages)
History: United States


Loneliness as a Way of Life
Dumm, Thomas
Harvard University Press
September 30, 2008
Hardcover (208 pages)
Philosophy


The Household: Informal Order around the Hearth
Ellickson, Robert C.
Princeton University Press
August 24, 2008
Hardcover (272 pages)
Legal Theory


How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness
English, Darby
The MIT Press
July 30, 2007
Hardcover (384 pages)
Art


The Stanzaic Architecture of Early Greek Elegy
Faraone, Christopher A.
Oxford University Press, USA
August 15, 2008
Hardcover (200 pages)
History: Classical


Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology
Fishbane, Michael
University Of Chicago Press
October 1, 2008
Hardcover (246 pages)
Judaic Studies


Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations
Fisman, Raymond ; Miguel, Edward
Princeton University Press
September 22, 2008
Hardcover (250 pages)
Economics


The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979
Foucault, Michel ; Davidson, Arnold I. ; Fontana, Alessandro ; Ewald, Francois ; Senellart, Michel ; Senellart, Michel (Editor)
Palgrave Macmillan
June 10, 2008
Hardcover (368 pages)
Philosophy


The Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words
Frankenberry, Nancy K. (Editor)
Princeton University Press
August 31, 2008
Hardcover (542 pages)
Science


Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World
Friedman, David D.
Cambridge University Press
July 21, 2008
Hardcover (300 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


Patronizing the Arts
Garber, Marjorie
Princeton University Press
August 17, 2008
Hardcover (272 pages)
Art


Philosophy and Real Politics
Geuss, Raymond
Princeton University Press
August 17, 2008
Hardcover (126 pages)
Philosophy


Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory
Goehr, Lydia
Columbia University Press
October 3, 2008
Hardcover (408 pages)
Philosophy


Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Goodman, Martin
Knopf
October 23, 2007
Hardcover (624 pages)
History: Classical


Regionalism and the Reading Class
Griswold, Wendy
University Of Chicago Press
August 1, 2008
Hardcover (208 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America
Gross, Ariela J.
Harvard University Press
October 31, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)
Legal Theory


Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New England
Hall, David D.
University of Pennsylvania Press
August 10, 2008
Hardcover (248 pages)
Books about Books


Lyric Powers
Hallberg, Robert von
University Of Chicago Press
October 1, 2008
Hardcover (280 pages)
Literary Criticism


Law and Judicial Duty
Hamburger, Philip
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (704 pages)
Legal Theory


Institutions and Economic Performance
Helpman, Elhanan (Editor) ; Helpman, Elhanan (Editor)
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (624 pages)
Economics


Poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite Arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris
Helsinger, Elizabeth K.
Yale University Press
July 15, 2008
Hardcover (352 pages)
Literary Criticism


The Historians’ Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time
Hoffer, Peter
NYU Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (224 pages)
History: Historiography


The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville
Hyra, Derek S.
University Of Chicago Press
August 30, 2008
Hardcover (224 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine
Imber, Jonathan B.
Princeton University Press
September 14, 2008
Hardcover (296 pages)
Health & Medicine


What Happened at Vatican II
John W., S. J. O’Malley
Belknap Press
September 30, 2008
Hardcover (400 pages)
Christian Theology


Memoirs: Hans Jonas
Jonas, Hans ; Wiese, Christian (Editor) ; Winston, Krishna (Translator)
Brandeis
June 30, 2008
Hardcover (320 pages)
Philosophy


Beyond Barbie© and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming
Kafai, Yasmin B. (Editor) ; Heeter, Carrie (Editor) ; Denner, Jill (Editor) ; Sun, Jennifer Y. (Editor) ; Sun, Jennifer Y. (Editor)
The MIT Press
September 30, 2008
Hardcover (396 pages)
Media Studies


Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary: Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Hannah Arendt
Kalyvas, Andreas
Cambridge University Press
June 30, 2008
Hardcover (336 pages)


Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines
Kellert, Stephen H.
University Of Chicago Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Science


Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers
Kolakowski, Leszek ; Kolakowska, Agnieszka
Basic Books
November 12, 2007
Hardcover (240 pages)
Philosophy


Democracy Denied, 1905-1915: Intellectuals and the Fate of Democracy
Kurzman, Charles
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (404 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music
Lewis, George E.
University Of Chicago Press
May 15, 2008
Hardcover (690 pages)
Music


Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis
Lewis, Robert ; Lewis,Robert
University Of Chicago Press
December 15, 2008
Hardcover (368 pages)
Chicago


Providence Lost
Lloyd, Genevieve
Harvard University Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)
Philosophy


Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed
Lopez, Donald S. ; Jr, Donald S. Lopez
University Of Chicago Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (280 pages)
Buddhist Studies


Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-glut
Luker, Kristin
Harvard University Press
October 15, 2008
Hardcover (336 pages)
Writing & Publishing


Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World
Maestripieri, Dario
University Of Chicago Press
October 15, 2007
Hardcover (192 pages)
Science


A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age
Markovits, Daniel
Princeton University Press
October 21, 2008
Hardcover (400 pages)
Legal Theory


How Life Began: Evolution’s Three Geneses
Meinesz, Alexandre ; Simberloff, Daniel (Translator)
University Of Chicago Press
September 15, 2008
Hardcover (296 pages)
Science


Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness
Micale, Mark S.
Harvard University Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)
Health & Medicine


Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists
Neiman, Susan
Harcourt Trade Publishers
May 5, 2008
Hardcover (480 pages)
Philosophy


The Patron’s Payoff: Conspicuous Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art
Nelson, Jonathan K. ; Zeckhauser, Richard J. ; Spence, Michael (Foreword)
Princeton University Press
August 24, 2008
Hardcover (256 pages)
Art


God and Race in American Politics: A Short History
Noll, Mark A.
Princeton University Press
September 7, 2008
Hardcover (224 pages)
History: United States


Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
Ober, Josiah
Princeton University Press
October 5, 2008
Hardcover (362 pages)
History: Classical


The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton and Their Contexts
Olmsted, Wendy
University of Toronto Press
May 3, 2008
Hardcover (400 pages)
Literary Criticism


Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science
Park, Robert L.
Princeton University Press
October 2, 2008
Hardcover (240 pages)
Science


Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World
Pentland, Alex (Sandy) ; Pentland, Alex (Sandy)
The MIT Press
October 31, 2008
Hardcover (192 pages)
Cognitive Science


A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650-1800
Pinkard, Susan
Cambridge University Press
September 29, 2008
Hardcover (336 pages)
History: European


Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Our Schools
Pollock, Mica
Princeton University Press
August 10, 2008
Hardcover (304 pages)
Education


Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer
Pritchett, Wendell E.
University Of Chicago Press
October 1, 2008
Hardcover (444 pages)
African American Studies


Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist and Other Essays
Quine, W. V. ; Follesdal, Dagfinn (Editor) ; Quine, Douglas Boynton (Editor)
Harvard University Press
November 1, 2008
Hardcover (544 pages)
Philosophy


Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation
Ramadan, Tariq ; Ramadan,Tariq
Oxford University Press, USA
November 17, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)
Islamic Studies


Applying Cognitive Science to Education: Thinking and Learning in Scientific and Other Complex Domains
Reif, Frederick
The MIT Press
July 31, 2008
Hardcover (472 pages)
Cognitive Science


The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought
Richards, Robert J.
University Of Chicago Press
June 15, 2008
Hardcover (512 pages)
Science


Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
Richeson, David S. ; Szpiro, George G. ; Katz, Victor J. ; Stein, James D.
Princeton University Press
September 8, 2008
Hardcover (332 pages)
Mathematics


The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam
Riley-Smith, Jonathan
Columbia University Press
September 8, 2008
Hardcover (136 pages)
History: Medieval


How Race Survived US History: From the American Revolution to the Present
Roediger, David R.
Verso
October 6, 2008
Hardcover (256 pages)
History: United States


On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship
Rosenblum, Nancy L.
Princeton University Press
September 14, 2008
Hardcover (600 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic
Rowland, Ingrid D.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 19, 2008
Hardcover (352 pages)
Philosophy


Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America
Safier, Neil
University Of Chicago Press
September 15, 2008
Hardcover (428 pages)
History: Latin American


The Aftermath of War
Sartre, Jean-Paul ; Turner, Chris (Editor) ; Turner, Chris (Translator)
Seagull Books
October 14, 2008
Hardcover (208 pages)
Philosophy


Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion
Savage, Barbara Dianne
Belknap Press
November 21, 2008
Hardcover (368 pages)
Black Theology


Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame
Scanlon, T. M.
Belknap Press
September 30, 2008
Hardcover (264 pages)
Philosophy


The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth
Schimmel, Solomon
Oxford University Press, USA
August 15, 2008
Hardcover (296 pages)
Anthropology


The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
Shapin, Steven
University Of Chicago Press
October 1, 2008
Hardcover (486 pages)
Science


Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Shubin, Neil
Pantheon
January 15, 2008
Hardcover (240 pages)
Science


Spring, Heat, Rains: A South Indian Diary
Shulman, David
University Of Chicago Press
November 15, 2008
Hardcover (256 pages)
History: South Asian


Sex and Sensuality in the Ancient World
Sissa, Giulia ; Staunton, George (Translator) ; Staunton, George
Yale University Press
November 3, 2008
Hardcover (256 pages)
History: Classical


Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture
Sokal, Alan
Oxford University Press, USA
May 11, 2008
Hardcover (448 pages)
Science


The Religious Enlightenment: Protestants, Jews, and Catholics from London to Vienna
Sorkin, David
Princeton University Press
July 21, 2008
Hardcover (360 pages)
History: European


The Economics of Inaction: Stochastic Control Models with Fixed Costs
Stokey, Nancy L.
Princeton University Press
November 2, 2008
Hardcover (320 pages)
Economics


Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America
Tamarkin, Elisa
University Of Chicago Press
July 15, 2008
Hardcover (384 pages)
History: United States


The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays
Taruskin, Richard
University of California Press
December 2, 2008
Hardcover (512 pages)


Life and Action: Elementary Structures of Practice and Practical Thought
Thompson, Michael
Harvard University Press
June 30, 2008
Hardcover (240 pages)
Philosophy


Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture
Tsai, Robert L.
Yale University Press
December 2, 2008
Hardcover (216 pages)
Legal Theory


Free Riding
Tuck, Richard
Harvard University Press
June 15, 2008
Hardcover (232 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines
Weinrich, Harald ; Rendall, Steven (Translator)
University Of Chicago Press
December 1, 2008
Hardcover (256 pages)
Philosophy


Mission and Money: Understanding the University
Weisbrod, Burton A. ; Ballou, Jeffrey P. ; Asch, Evelyn D.
Cambridge University Press
September 8, 2008
Hardcover (360 pages)
Economics


The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: Huntington’s and the Making of a Genetic Disease
Wexler, Alice ; Wexler, Nancy S.
Yale University Press
September 30, 2008
Hardcover (288 pages)
Health & Medicine


Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
Wolin, Sheldon S.
Princeton University Press
April 27, 2008
Hardcover (376 pages)
Sociology & Political Science


Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East and West
Yu, Anthony C.
Columbia University Press
October 14, 2008
Hardcover (432 pages)
Literary Criticism


In Defense of Lost Causes
Zizek, Slavoj
Verso
April 28, 2008
Hardcover (504 pages)
Critical Theory & Marxism

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