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?
Unsure about accepting research funding from a morally contentious source? An ethicist weighs in.
New article points out that through lazy or fraudulent citations, scholars spread rumors -- at times creating "academic urban legends." The story of spinach and an allegedly misplaced decimal point shows how.
Little scientific research ever makes it to the public sphere. One postdoc wants to change that with a new website that helps scientists translate their research for lay audiences.
A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.
How we communicate about disease can have consequences for prevention and treatment. Scott McLemee consults a new book on a recent epidemic.
A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book. His defenders say the real issue is that the allegations are being made anonymously.
A publisher demands the removal of writings by Marx and Engels -- just before May Day. Scott McLemee fans the flames of discontent.
A new book tries to find grounds for optimism in the face of ecological upheaval. Scott McLemee warms to the effort.
A new book argues federal lawmakers have failed to maintain a rational higher ed policy but come together on behalf of for-profits that spend generously.
A philosopher explores the ambulatory arts. Scott McLemee rambles on.
A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.
CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.

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