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."
Author discusses new book on history's evolution as a discipline and what that means for the field today.
A monograph on superhero comics and nationalism puts Captain America in a geopolitical context. Scott McLemee reports from his fortress of solitude.
Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.
Research from University of Washington shows professors to be self-critical about and constantly struggling to improve their teaching.
Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.
Philosopher discusses new book on why favoritism is better than fairness.
A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.
It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
Amherst College starts publishing unit that will feature peer review and close editing -- while also making all books digital and free.
New research suggests that campus environment greatly impacts conservative students' political styles, and that they can thrive on predominantly liberal campuses.
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.

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