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."
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.
When is a forbidden book most fascinating? When it doesn't actually exist. Scott McLemee browses for the call numbers of the damned.
Flat World Knowledge will no longer publish versions of its textbooks at no charge. How big a setback does the company's change represent for the 'open' movement?
Editors discuss new book on diversity work within higher education.
Was a legendary humanist and professor opposed to higher ed? Scott McLemee looks at the record.
The most famous literary award in the world finally catches up with Chinese literature. Scott McLemee discusses Mo Yan.
Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.  
Amid recent scandals, authors discuss new book on "why students do it and what educators can do about it."
There's more to the American past than able-bodied pioneers. Scott McLemee reads A Disability History of the United States.
A historical study of clashing values in teachers' unions appears as Chicago teachers suspend strike. Scott McLemee asks the author for context.
A paleontologist explores the outer reaches of the evolution of sex in a new book. Scott McLemee feels kind of dirty just thinking about it.
Historians discuss the challenge of writing about the recent past. Scott McLemee tries to put things in context.

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