Animal Cognition : Principles, Evolution, and Development

This text builds on the tradition of combining data from laboratory and field studies of animal behavior as a means of understanding the evolution and function of cognition. In keeping with contemporary terminology, cognition refers to a wide range of processes from modification of simple reflexes to abstract concept learning to social interactions to the expression of emotions, such as guilt. These are examined throughout the text i...

50 Wacky Things Animals Do

Winner of ASJA's (American Society of Journalists and Authors) 2018 Annual Writing Awards for Children/Young Adult Nonfiction. 50 Wacky Things Animals Do is loaded with all the wacky, interesting, and sometimes gross things animals do that seem too crazy to be true, but are! The planet Earth is a big place, and it's filled with all kinds of animals that do some pretty crazy things! For example, did you know that giraffes clean their ...

The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume L-N, fascicle 4

The Hittite language is the earliest preserved member of the Indo-European family of languages. It was written on clay tablets in central Asia Minor over a five hundred year span (ca. 1650-1180 B.C.) which witnessed the rise, the floruit, and the decline of many political powers in the Near East. The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CHD) is a comprehensive, bilingual Hittite-English dictionar...

Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs

Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs is a beautiful two-color book that features candid conversations with 30 leading designers who have founded startups, channeled personal passions into self-made careers and taken risks to do what they love. In this book they share their failures, successes, and perspectives. Our hope is that you can learn from them-not to follow in their footsteps-but to chart your own course in ...

The Last Grand Duchess

When she died in exile in 1960, Olga Alexandrovna was the last Grand Duchess of Russia, the favorite sister of Czar Nicholas II who was executed with his wife and five children during the Revolution. Born in splendor difficult to imagine today, she endured a lifetime of relentless tragedy with courage and exceptional powers of adjustment. The Last Grand Duchess is a valuable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as see...

Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton

When Aube (Breton's only child) was very young, Breton told her that someday he will tell and teach her anything she wants to know about "life, love and revolution". Indeed these can be described as the essence of Breton's colorful, and dramatic life. Plozzotti has not only told us aboiut the history of Surrealism, but also told us about how Breton started, and eventually controlled every aspect of this movement. Excellent book. High...

The Ascent of John Tyndall

Before reading this book I knew a little about John Tyndall: that he did the crucial experiments showing that the blue color and polarization of skylight were due to the scattering of light by small particles – later determined to be the molecules that make up the air. I had no idea how involved Tyndall was in many other important discoveries in nineteenth-century science. The author does a good job describing these discoveries and i...

The Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics

This Handbook offers an analysis of the relation between football and politics, based on over 30 case studies covering five continents. It provides a detailed picture of this relation in a wide number of European, American, African, and Asian states, as well as a comparative assessment of football in a global perspective, thus combining the general and the local. It examines themes such as the political origins of football in the stu...

Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture

The most thorough book available on Ban’s emergency shelters. His work in emergency response design and development is such a core part of his oeuvre, it would be difficult to understand or appreciate his more high-profile projects without it. (Andrew Michler Inhabitat) By focusing on Ban’s designs for those who “haven’t had the voice to ask for them,” Humanitarian Architecture provides inspiration for those who believe that thoughtf...

Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

"A great text on building enclosures providing historical context and connection between the spatial and technical requirements. The images of construction along with relevant portions from drawings are a great resource. This is a welcome addition to anyone learning about enclosures either on a course or in a studio."