Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Sep 19, 2019
As California's community colleges implement degree pathways with no textbook costs, what -- if anything -- can be gleaned from their data?
While long neglected until its recent republication, Heinrich Kaan’s Psychopathia Sexualis had important implications: it treated human sexuality as entirely explicable within nature, writes Scott McLemee.
In Deciding What’s True, Lucas Graves traces how media outlets’ internal fact-checking has morphed into something almost antithetical: the very public evaluation of factual assertions made by politicians and other news figures, writes Scott McLemee.
In each of two new novels, Loner and Diary of an Oxygen Thief, it is the narrator's attitude that sticks with the reader more than the events recounted, writes Scott McLemee.
Aaron James's provocative new theory on Donald Trump suggests that the presidential candidate's rise makes a certain amount of sense in the context of a republic collapsing under strain, writes Scott McLemee.
In our digital age, some people predict that writing by hand could become an antiquarian hobby, but Anne Trubek's The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting is a story of metamorphosis, not of decline, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee examines the quite serious -- and surprisingly abundant -- scholarship on Donald Trump's The Apprentice.
Ken Ono's memoir, My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count, is a story of the life-enhancing (and quite possibly life-saving) influence of friends and mentors, writes Scott McLemee.
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.
New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.
Jerry A. Jacobs examines the allegations of cheating that have created concerns about the excessive reliance on journal impact scores for tenure decisions and other matters.
Catherine M. Roach describes the joy of falling in love with a whole new field of inquiry and style of research.
U of Florida connects its institutional repository to Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform to try to increase the visibility of the university's intellectual work.

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"The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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This compendium was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage.

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