Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Scott McLemee continues his roundup of upcoming titles from university presses, focusing this time on books that consider our origins and prospects as a species, as well as the bioethical dilemmas we're creating for ourselves.
Author discusses his new book about women in the technology industry and in the academic programs that could lead them there.
Scott McLemee reviews some forthcoming titles -- hypertopical and otherwise -- about which readers might want to know.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests most colleges can do more to diversify their faculties.
Whether or not madness seems like the right word for such a state of mind, Barbara K. Lipska's The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery is likely to make a certain impression on the reader approaching middle age or well into it, writes Scott McLemee.
Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.
Irreplaceable audio and video recordings from the 20th century are languishing in university collections, deteriorating. Can they be saved?
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
Journal article that was withdrawn last year amid intense debate is republished by the National Association of Scholars.
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.
Scott McLemee considers Leo R. Chavez's Anchor Babies and The Challenge of Birthright Citizenship, which makes clear how little has been added to the stock of anti-immigrant rhetoric over the past century.
Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.

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