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.

Pursuing Sustainability

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Educating Leaders for the Transition to Sustainability Princeton University Press By Pamela Matson (Stanford University), William C. Clark (Harvard University) and Krister Anderson, CU-Boulder professor of political science Corporations brand themselves as sustainable and attempt to build sustainability measures and metrics into their business plans and supply chains. Governments set targets for efficiency standards, public-transit […]

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Coyote Valley

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What can we learn from a high-country valley tucked into an isolated corner of Rocky Mountain National Park? In this pathbreaking book, Thomas Andrews offers a meditation on the environmental and historical pressures that have shaped and reshaped one small stretch of North America, from the last ice age to the advent of the Anthropocene and the latest controversies over climate change.

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Alchemy in the Rain Forest

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In Alchemy in the Rain Forest Jerry K. Jacka explores how the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea’s highlands struggle to create meaningful lives in the midst of extreme social conflict and environmental degradation.

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Dreams Bigger Than the Night

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Set during the Great Depression, when fascism was looking increasingly attractive to many, Paul M. Levitt’s latest novel surrounds attempts to boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the counterforces at work: the American Nazi Party, Avery Brundage, a German assassin, and those American athletes—eighteen of whom were the first black athletes hoping to compete—wishing to show the world their superb talents.

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Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel

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Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel charts how novelists imagined changing forms of citizenship in twentieth-century Britain.

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The Faster Redder Road

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This collection showcases the best writings of Stephen Graham Jones, whose career is developing rapidly from the noir underground to the mainstream.

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Disknowledge

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Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England By Katherine Eggert, professor of English University of Pennsylvania Press “Disknowledge”: knowing something isn’t true, but believing it anyway. In Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England, Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Even […]

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Sorrows of the Warrior Class

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“The Pakistani-American poet Raza Ali Hasan’s terse lyrics, written with elegant slant rhymes, survey an unprecedented landscape of space-time. In compressed verses, they rhyme the US-inspired deaths of leaders like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Salvador Allende with mythic episodes from the Shahnameh of Ferdxowsi.”

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Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science

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Taking the topics of a quantitative methodology course and illustrating them through Monte Carlo simulation, Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science, by Thomas M. Carsey and Jeffrey J. Harden, examines abstract principles, such as bias, efficiency, and measures of uncertainty in an intuitive, visual way.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies

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Providence Canyon State Park, also known as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” preserves a network of massive erosion gullies allegedly caused by poor farming practices during the nineteenth century. It is a park that protects the scenic results of an environmental disaster.

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Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Feinet

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In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France near La Garde-Freinet abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps en route from Rome to Burgundy. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home safely, but the audacity of this abduction outraged Christian leaders and galvanized the will of local lords.

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Rendering Nature

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We exist at a moment during which the entangled challenges facing the human and natural worlds confront us at every turn, whether at the most basic level of survival—health, sustenance, shelter—or in relation to our comfort-driven desires. As demand for resources both necessary and unnecessary increases, understanding how nature and culture are interconnected matters more than ever.

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Think Tank

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“‘It’s still dark / Then, a door,’ begins Julie Carr’s beautiful Think Tank. We are invited to step through it, into a space both interstitial and marked, always, with the parts that don’t adhere: ‘streaks of water between panes of glass,’ ‘shores . . . [like] garnets, as vital as they are coarse,’ a ‘[p]inching and elliptical grammar . . . slightly tipped at the horizon.’

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Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel

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Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel charts how novelists imagined changing forms of citizenship in twentieth-century Britain.

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The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom

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A new collection from one of America’s most intriguing poets, this is Noah Eli Gordon’s heftiest book yet, presenting a decade’s worth of honed, tightly-knit lyrics, poetic sequences and prose experiments.

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Intersectionality and Criminology

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Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime By Hillary Potter, professor of ethnic studies Routledge The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a […]

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