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Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe

March 1, 2010

2nd Edition By Mitchell C. Begelman, professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences, and Martin Rees, University of Cambridge Cambridge University Press Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding...

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Astrophysics of Planet Formation

March 1, 2010

Philip J. Armitage, associate professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences Cambridge University Press The study of planet formation has been revolutionized by recent observational breakthroughs, which have allowed the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets, the imaging of protoplanetary disks, and the discovery of the Solar System’s Kuiper Belt. Written...

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Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes

Dec. 1, 2009

By Sharon K. Collinge, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and of environmental studies (Foreword by Richard T.T. Forman) Johns Hopkins University Press Ask airline passengers what they see as they gaze out the window, and they will describe a fragmented landscape: a patchwork of desert, farmlands and developed...

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Delinquency in Society

Dec. 1, 2009

Eighth Edition By Robert M. Regoli, CU professor of sociology; John D. Hewitt, professor of criminal justice at Grand Valley State University; and Matt DeLisi, associate professor of sociology at Iowa State University Jones and Bartlett Publishers The eighth edition of “Delinquency in Society” provides a systematic introduction to the...

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Tobacco Industry and Smoking

Dec. 1, 2009

Revised edition By Fred C. Pampel, professor of sociology Library in a Book Set As the single largest preventable cause of premature death, tobacco use kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. But nearly one in five adults in the United States still smokes. Despite vigorous criticism from public-health...

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Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Oct. 1, 2009

By Robert D. Rupert, assistant professor of philosophy Oxford University Press “Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind” surveys philosophical issues raised by the situated movement in cognitive science, that is, the treatment of cognitive phenomena as the joint product of brain, body, and environment. The book focuses primarily on the...

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What Is a Number?

Oct. 1, 2009

Mathematical Concepts and Their Origins By Robert Tubbs, associate professor of mathematics Johns Hopkins University Press Mathematics often seems incomprehensible, a melee of strange symbols thrown down on a page. But while formulae, theorems and proofs can involve highly complex concepts, the math becomes transparent when viewed as part of...

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Local Governments and Rural Development

Oct. 1, 2009

Comparing Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru By Krister Andersson, assistant professor of environmental policy; Gustavo Gordillo de Anda, former U.N. official; and Frank van Laerhoven, Ph.D. University of Arizona Press Despite the recent economic upswing in many Latin American countries, rural poverty rates in the region have actually...

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Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design

Oct. 1, 2009

By Bradley Monton, associate professor of philosophy Broadview Press The doctrine of intelligent design is often the subject of acrimonious debate. Seeking God in Science cuts through the rhetoric that distorts the debates between religious and secular camps. Bradley Monton, a philosopher of science and an atheist, carefully considers the...

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A History of the Ancient Southwest

June 1, 2009

Stephen H. Lekson, curator of anthropology, CU Museum of Natural History SAR Press According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel...