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The Anthropocene and the Humanities

From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability
Carolyn Merchant

From noted environmental historian Carolyn Merchant, this book focuses on the original concept of the Anthropocene first proposed by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in their seminal 2000 paper. It undertakes a broad...

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

What’s Wrong with Economics?

A Primer for the Perplexed
Robert Skidelsky

This insightful book looks at how mainstream economics’ quest for scientific certainty has led to a narrowing of vision and a convergence on an orthodoxy that is unhealthy for the field, not to mention the societies which...

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $25.00

Unlikely General

"Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Mary Stockwell

Why did the once-ardent hero of the American Revolution become its most scandalous general?? In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose “Mad” Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Sovereignty, RIP

Don Herzog

Social order requires a sovereign: an actor with unlimited, undivided, and unaccountable authority. Or so the classic theory says. But without noticing, we’ve gutted the theory. Constitutionalism limits state authority....

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00

Sanford Biggers

Andrea Andersson and Antonio Sergio Bessa; With contributions by Greg Tate, Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard, Mia Kang, and John Jennings with David Brame and Esperanza Bey

Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) is a Harlem-based artist working in various media including painting, sculpture, video, and performance. He describes his practice as “code-switching”—mixing disparate elements to create layers of...

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $45.00

Radical Sacrifice

Terry Eagleton

A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $15.00

The Clock Mirage

Our Myth of Measured Time
Joseph Mazur

Award-winning author and mathematician Joseph Mazur questions the nature of time and argues that no clock can be purely physical, philosophical, or mathematical. Mazur provides an engaging exploration of how the understanding...

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00

Tudor Textiles

Eleri Lynn

At the Tudor Court, textiles were ubiquitous in decor and ceremony. Tapestries, embroideries, carpets, and hangings were more highly esteemed than paintings and other forms of decorative art. Indeed, in 16th-century Europe,...

April 21, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00

Four Words for Friend

Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever
Marek Kohn

A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today’s world In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $20.00

Standing for Reason

The University in a Dogmatic Age
John Sexton; With a Foreword by Gordon Brown

A powerful case for the importance of universities as an antidote to the “secular dogmatism” that increasingly infects political discourse   John Sexton argues that over six decades, a “secular dogmatism,”...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $18.00