Editor's note: Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences publish dozens of books and hundreds of journal articles each year. What follows is a list of books by A&S faculty that have been published this year, either in hardback or paperback format.

The Denouncer: A Novel

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Denunciation became so commonplace under Stalin that people regarded it as their patriotic duty to spy on others and even expose members of their own family. The original Bolsheviks, for reasons of ideological purity, put great store in transparency. But under Stalin, transparency evolved into a state of constant surveillance.

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Gender and Global Justice

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Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years, but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral. This groundbreaking collection by Alison Jaggar brings gender to the centre of philosophical debates about global justice.

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West Side Story as Cinema

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Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz argues that Wise’s film was not only hugely popular, but that it was also an artistic triumph that marked an important departure in the history of American movie making.

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Reading Writing Interfaces

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Lori Emerson examines how interfaces—from today’s multitouch devices to yesterday’s desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson’s self-bound fascicle volumes—mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into the past, she shows how writers have long tested and transgressed technological boundaries.

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Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

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“Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education” is an invaluable reference for educators and researchers working in GISc&T, providing coverage of the latest innovations in the field and discussion of what the future holds for GI Science education in the years to come.

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Environmental Rights

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The essays selected for this volume present critical viewpoints from the debate about the need to establish rights on behalf of greater environmental protection.

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The Politics of Energy

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Challenges for a Sustainable Future Edited by Steven Vanderheiden, associate professor of political science Routledge This book brings together leading scholars on the politics of energy, examining the natural resources and developing technologies that are essential to its production and the various public and private factors affecting its use, along with the ecological consequences of […]

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Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning

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This unique and fascinating book introduces new accessibility approaches to transport planning across Europe and the United States.

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Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate

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Edited by Daniel Forest Doak, professor of environmental studies University of Chicago Press Human-induced climate change is emerging as one of the gravest threats to biodiversity in history, and while a vast amount of literature on the ecological impact of climate change exists, very little has been dedicated to the management of wildlife populations and […]

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The State of Citizen Participation in America

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This book provides a state-of-the-art assessment of citizen participation practice and research in the United States. With contributions from a stellar group of scholars, it provides readers an overview of a field at the heart of democratic governance.

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The New Carbon Economy

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This book provides a critical understanding of the carbon economy. It offers key insights into the constitution, governance and effects of the carbon economy, across a variety of geographical settings.

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Diatom taxonomy and ecology

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This volume is of great interest for all researchers working on diatoms and their impact on biodiversity, conservation sciences and ecology in general.

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Muscle

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Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease Chapter 13: Role of sarcomeres in cellular tension, shortening and signaling in cardiac muscle By Leslie Anne Leinwand, professor of biology Elsevier-Academic Press A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, “Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease” brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide […]

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Calculus for Scientists and Engineers

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This is the most successful new calculus series published in the last two decades. The authors’ years of teaching experience resulted in a text that reflects how students generally use a textbook: they start in the exercises and refer back to the narrative for help as needed.

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The Cosmic Perspective

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Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, “The Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition” provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors.

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The Machine Stops

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This groundbreaking book offers a multi-faceted answer to the significance of December 21, 2012, drawing meaning from the Mayan time measurements and demonstrating correlations to important historical developments in the past 5125 years.

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