Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Author discusses his new book, explaining his discipline and the work professors do.
Editor discusses new book about the history of and outlook for African-American engineers.
Celebrate or hate it as you will, writes Scott McLemee, Wikipedia has metamorphosed from its beginnings as a gangly cultural interloper into the de facto reference work of first resort.
Author of new book explains a path forward -- in large part through changes in doctoral education -- for disciplines whose scholars feel under siege.
In a new memoir, the brother of the Unabomber tries to make sense of his own past in the context of acts of violence utterly disconnected from his own memories, writes Scott McLemee.
What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.
New book of essays sheds light on what it's like to be a professor and a mom.
Study finds increase in number of new titles -- and their share of all new scholarly books.
Author discusses new book arguing that China's universities are rising while America's are in decline.
Gail Mellow, a community college president, discusses the importance of pedagogy -- the theme of a new book she co-authored.
Over the past century and a half or so, petroleum has been abundant and relatively easy to extract, Scott McLemee writes. The next 150 years -- in fact, the next 15 -- do not look quite so promising.
The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press.

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