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JAMES M. RYAN, Professor of Biology

The breathtaking six-million-acre Adirondack Park in upstate New York is comprised of a multiplicity of habitats, including over 2,800 lakes and ponds, more than 30,000 miles of running water, and 46 major mountain peaks. Adirondack Wildlife: A Field Guide is, astonishingly, the first authoritative handbook devoted to the natural history and ecology of the Adirondacks and the Park's invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

The book leads the reader on an intimate journey through the Adirondack Park, beginning with the alpine communities above timberline and descending through the conifer and hardwood forests to the wetlands, streams, and lakes. Ryan's crisp and authoritative species-by-species accounts of the park's fauna are fabulously illustrated in color and in black and white. The book is portable and geared towards use in the field. Each chapter concludes with "sources and additional readings;" back matter includes a glossary and species checklists. The park's hundreds of thousands of residents and millions of visitors will profit immeasurably by having the indispensable Adirondack Wildlife at hand.

Price: $24.95

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KEVIN DUNN, Associate Professor of Political Science

Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. The book breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security, and identity.


Price: $34.99

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CRAIG RIMMERMAN (Contributor), Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

This edited collection of original commissioned essays tells the important story of how interest groups and PACs (Political Action Committees) from business, labor, and other activist organizations have worked with the changing rules governing lobbying and "sea change" provided by the Republican Revolution in 1994 to try to achieve their particular goals. This book shows how Congress and interest groups have interacted, how the current system works, and how certain changes may affect these relationships in the future. The essays, describing the lobbying tactics of business groups like AT&T, labor groups like AFL-CIO, and membership groups like The Sierra Club are written by accomplished political scientists who tell the stories in compelling and provocative ways, and describe how each group has handled the changes under the New Republican Congress. Anyone with an interest in campaigns, elections, and Congress.

Price: $28.00

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An Essay on the Principle of Population

GEOFFREY GILBERT (Editor), Professor of Economics

Malthus's Essay looks at the perennial tendency of humans to outstrip their resources: reproduction always exceeds food production. Today Malthus remains a byword for concern about man's demographic and ecological prospects

Price: $14.95

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CLAUDETTE COLUMBUS, Professor Emerita of English

"Andean Archi-texts: Wordplay and the Sacred in the Andes," connects ritual language to landscape through the native, Quechua and Aymara terminology. Edward Sapir's wise injunction assemble "cultural patterns through the terminology of the natives themselves" is key to understanding native American anthropological, archaeological, and religious material, not only ancient practices but also practices that persist in the present." - Claudette Columbus

Price: $20.00

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BEYOND THE FRACKING WARS: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, and Citizens

BETH KINNE, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Beyond the Fracking Wars provides an accessible and credible reference for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens. It avoids a "pro" or "anti" position and serves as a balanced resource on common issues associated with unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. Whether you are a state and local government lawyer, land owner, public official, planner, oil and gas industry employee, or interested citizen, Beyond the Fracking Wars is a must-have reference for understanding the controversial subject of unconventional oil and gas development and its impact on local governments.


Price: $84.95

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Cerri A. Banks, Former Dean of William Smith College and Assistant Professor of Education

Black Women Undergraduates, Cultural Capital, and College Success

This book documents the academic and social success of Black women undergraduates as they negotiate dominant educational and social discourses about their schooling lives. Starting with the premise that Black women undergraduates are not a homogenous group and that they are being successful in college in greater numbers than Black men, this book examines the ways they navigate being traditionally under-prepared academically for college, the discourse of «acting white», and oppressive classroom settings and practices. This work expands the theoretical concept of cultural capital by identifying the abundant and varied forms of cultural capital that Black women undergraduates provide, develop, and utilize as they make their way through college. The discussion of their raced, classed, and gendered experiences challenges the academy to make use of this understanding in its work towards educational equity. This movement has wide-reaching implications for ethos, policy, and practice in higher education.

Price: $32.95

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DREAM OF CIVILIZED WARFARE: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

LINDA R. ROBERTSON, Professor of Media & Society

Linda R. Robertson argues that the development of the United States as a global military power arose from the influence of an image of air combat carefully constructed during World War I to mask the sordid realities of modern ground warfare. The Dream of Civilized Warfare carries this trajectory to its logical end, tracing the long history of the American desire to exert the nation's will throughout the world without having to risk the lives of ground soldiers-a theme that continues to reverberate in public discussions, media portrayals, and policy decisions today.

Histories of American air power usually focus on World War II, when the air force became the foundation for the military strength of the United States. The equally fascinating story of World War I air combat is often relegated to a footnote, but it was the earlier war that first inspired the vision of the United States attaining dominance in world affairs through a massive air force. In The Dream of Civilized Warfare, Robertson presents the compelling story of the creation of the first American air force-and how, through the propaganda of the flying ace, a vision of "clean" or civilized combat was sold to politicians and the public.

During World War I, air combat came to epitomize American ingenuity, technological superiority, adventure, leadership, and teamwork. Robertson reveals how the romantic and chivalric imagery associated with flying aces was a product of intentional propaganda and popular culture. Examining aviation history, military battles, films, literature, and political events, she looks at how the American public's imagination was shaped-how flying aces offered not only a symbol of warfare in stark contrast to the muddy, brutal world of the trenches, but also a distraction to an American public resistant to both intervention in a European conflict and the new practice of conscription.

Price: $22.95

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JAMES MCCORKLE, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Chosen and with an Introduction by Jorie Graham, Evidences is the winner of the sixth annual American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. In poems that are by turns lyrical, disjunctive, autobiographical, and political, Evidences sifts through residues of landscape and history. The physicality of the language and the invocation of the world of places and things form a meditative process, surveying the conditions of perception and memory, history and grace.

Price: $14.00

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SHARON WALSH, Short-Term Programs Coordinator, Center for Global Education

Jane has been seeing Dr. Oberman - therapist, guru and love object - hoping he can save her from a past she cannot bear to face. When he gets too close to the truth, she flees, and begins a long-distance road trip through American towns and European capitals. But is the journey real or just a figment of Jane's troubled psyche? Jane conveys the details of her life using fantasy, dream sequences, stream-of-consciousness lists, Polaroid snapshots, excerpts of her therapy sessions and sometimes even outright lies. As she travels, Jane muses on martyred saints, Freudian theory, Renaissance art and lost love. Falling Awake is a story about the messiness of life, the strength we attribute to particular events and the way one woman struggles to overcome the forces of her "fate". It chronicles the damage human beings do to one another, both deliberately and unwittingly, but is ultimately about redemption and the power that we all possess to save ourselves.


Price: $17.95

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