University of Chicago Press Textbooks


Gravity's Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century

Gravity's Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century

  • by Harry Collins
  • ISBN: 0226113566
  • ISBN-13: 9780226113562
In the end, Gravity's Ghost is a dramatic scientific mystery with a completely unexpected conclusion. --Book Jacket.

Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations and Interpretations of the Primary Texts

Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations and Interpretations of the Primary Texts

  • by Martin J. S. Rudwick, M. J. Rudwick, Georges Cuvier
  • ISBN: 0226731065
  • ISBN-13: 9780226731063
Here Martin J. S. Rudwick provides the first modern translation of Cuvier's essential writings on fossils and catastrophes and links these translated texts together with his own insightful narrative and interpretive commentary.

Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements

Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements

  • by Francesca Polletta
  • ISBN: 0226674495
  • ISBN-13: 9780226674490
"This is an excellent study of activist politics in the United States over the past century. . .

Plato's Laws: The Discovery of Being

Plato's Laws: The Discovery of Being

  • by Seth Benardete
  • ISBN: 0226042715
  • ISBN-13: 9780226042718
With this book, the distinguished classicist Seth Benardete offers an insightful analysis and commentary on this rich and complex dialogue.

The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau: Psychiatry and the Law in the Gilded Age

The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau: Psychiatry and the Law in the Gilded Age

  • by Charles E. Rosenberg
  • ISBN: 0226727173
  • ISBN-13: 9780226727172
In this brilliant study, Charles Rosenberg uses the celebrated trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881, to explore insanity and criminal responsibility in the Gilded Age.

Politics and the Architecture of Choice: Bounded Rationality and Governance

Politics and the Architecture of Choice: Bounded Rationality and Governance

  • by Bryan D. Jones
  • ISBN: 0226406385
  • ISBN-13: 9780226406381
Politics and the Architecture of Choice draws on work in political science, economics, cognitive science, and psychology to offer an innovative theory of how people and organizations adapt to change and why these adaptations don't always ...

Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion

Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion

  • by Jonathan Z. Smith
  • ISBN: 0226763870
  • ISBN-13: 9780226763873
The essays that follow consider the role of taxonomy and classification in the study of religion, the construction of difference, and the procedures of generalization and redescription that Smith takes to be key to the comparative ...

Antitrust Law

Antitrust Law

  • by Richard A. Posner
  • ISBN: 0226675769
  • ISBN-13: 9780226675763
In this thoroughly revised edition, Posner explains the economic approach to new generations of lawyers and students.

Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

  • by Daniela Bleichmar
  • ISBN: 0226058530
  • ISBN-13: 9780226058535
In this lavishly illustrated volume, Daniela Bleichmar gives this archive its due, finding in these botanical images a window into the worlds of Enlightenment science, visual culture, and empire.

Police: Streetcorner Politicians

Police: Streetcorner Politicians

  • by William K. Muir Jr.
  • ISBN: 0226546330
  • ISBN-13: 9780226546339
"This book . . . examines the problem of police corruption . . . in such a way that the stereotype of the crude, greedy cop who is basically a grown-up delinquent, if not an out-and-out robber, yields to portraits of particular men, often ...

 

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