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Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs Evolution and Medicine
Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists
Dispersal Ecology and Evolution Host Manipulation by Parasites
Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services Processes in Microbial Ecology
Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, Methodologies, and Integration Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Business & Management

Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutional Rules Corporate Governance and Chairmanship
The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design
Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm
The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact
The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Classical Studies

Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome
Hadrian's Wall: A Life Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics
How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet Polytheism and Society at Athens
The Kingdom of the Hittites Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies
Seneca on Society: A Guide to De Beneficiis Drakon: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Economics & Finance

Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage The Quality of Life
Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value
A Market Theory of Money Understanding Consumption
An Outline of the History of Economic Thought Financial Crises and What to Do About Them
Social Security Reform Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioural Finance


The Kingdom of Matthias Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa
Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History 500-1000 Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value
Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland
Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006 The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-1933
The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley


Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History                                                                        A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations
The Creation of States in International Law Punishment and Responsibility: Essays in the Philosophy of Law
The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial The Lisbon Treaty, Revised Edition: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform
International Law and the Use of Force by States Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality
Religious Freedom in the Liberal State The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights: From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights


Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution
The Logic of Conventional Implicatures Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language
Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976 Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives
Simpler Syntax Structuring Sense Volume 1: In Name Only
Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change
The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology


Proust's English Strong Women: Life, Text, and Territory 1347-1645
On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance
The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace Darwin the Writer
Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970 Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation
Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature The Value of the Humanities


Concentration Inequalities: A Nonasymptotic Theory of Independence System Control and Rough Paths
Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications Category Theory
General Relativity and the Einstein Equations Bayesian Theory and Applications
Stochastic Methods in Neuroscience Krylov Subspace Methods: Principles and Analysis
Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)


Changed for the Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis
The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States Community Music: In Theory and In Practice
Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West
Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque Playing Across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters
Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit


Neuroglia Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art
Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration Rhythms of the Brain
The Hippocampus Book Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior
The Synaptic Organization of the Brain Cajal's Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System
The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Palliative Care

Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings, 1958-2004 Children's Palliative Care in Africa
Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days Cicely Sanders - Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected Letters, 1959-1999
A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children Care of the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence, 1st edition
Care of the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence, 2nd edition Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care
The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America


The Morality of Happiness Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity
Knowledge and Its Limits Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method
Reasons and Persons Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought
Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers A Virtue Epistemology: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge
Death and the Afterlife Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures


The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger
The Nature of Computation Soft Matter Physics
Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers
Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology
Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist Networks: An Introduction

Political Science

On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government
Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union
The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management Shaping Europe: France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics
Democratization: Theory and Experience Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Politics
Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights


Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism Working Memory, Thought, and Action
Altruism in Humans The Visual Brain in Action
Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications The Neuropsychology of Anxiety: An Enquiry into the Function of the Septo-Hippocampal System
The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness
Bridging Multiple Worlds: Cultures, Identities, and Pathways to College Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties

Public Health & Epidemiology

The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation Policies and Practices
Advancing the Human Right to Health Public Health Practice: What Works
Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology
Nutritional Epidemiology Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving Patient Care
Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health Health Promotion and the Policy Process


A Sociology of Religious Emotion Paul: A Critical Life
Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's Religious Traditions Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology
The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians
Leviticus as Literature The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys
The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Post-War Lives of Nazi Perpetrators Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism: Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Social Work

Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare
School Bullying: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem Counting the Poor: New Thinking about European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States
The Dissertation: From Beginning to End School Social Work: An Evidence-Informed Framework for Practice
Doctoral Education in Social Work Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging Financial Capability and Asset Development: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice


The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity
Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks
The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes A Theory of Fields
The Civil Sphere Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It
The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut? Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools