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."
Kentucky press, which serves all the public institutions and some private colleges in the state, is noted for books on history, Appalachia and its home state.
New consumer advocacy report highlights high cost of textbook bundles, but publishers say findings are misleading.
Scott McLemee highlights the panoply of books on Trump, or matters related to his presidency, that scholarly presses plan to publish between now and this summer's end.
Scott McLemee reviews Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution, a compendium of one of the human imagination's most reliable, and cross-cultural, narrative templates.
Co-editors discuss their no-holds-barred dictionary for academic life.
Authors acknowledge challenges for four-year colleges and worry about their future as drivers of opportunity. But they believe colleges are adaptable and will continue to offer students value.
Scott McLemee explores the Library of Congress’s recent announcement that it will no longer be a repository of every public posting to Twitter.
Editors discuss the way a key teaching role has evolved -- and should evolve.
Author discusses new book on social science research in era of big data.
Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide, by Cass R. Sunstein, is not an attempt to rally the public to any particular cause but rather a tribute to the Founding Fathers’ wisdom, writes Scott McLemee.
Author discusses his new book about disability and higher education -- a work that is highly critical of academe.
New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.

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