YaleNews Books in Brief 2015

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.

Palladio Virtuel

Peter Eisenman, the Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice

(Yale University Press)

The Transnational Mosque

Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art

(University of North Carolina Press)

The Depths of Russia: Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism

Douglas Rogers, associate professor of anthropology

(Cornell University Press)

Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail

Jennifer Raab, assistant professor of the history of art

(Yale University Press)

The Uncollected David Rakoff

Edited by Timothy G. Young, curator of modern books and manuscripts

(Penguin Random House)

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch Jr.

(Yale University Press)

Sustainability for a Warming Planet

Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre

(Harvard University Press)

Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Samuel DeCanio, assistant professor of political science

(Yale University Press)

Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice

Edited by Catherine Panter-Brick and Sharon Abramowitz

(University of Pennsylvania Press)

Picture Titles: How and Why Western Paintings Acquired Their Names

Ruth Bernard Yeazell, the Chace Family Professor of English

(Princeton University Press)


John Moran, assistant editor in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications

(Atelier Publishing Company)

Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-Regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom

Megan M. McClelland, Oregon State University, and Shauna L. Tominey, associate research scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy

John J. Collins, the Holmes Professor of Divinity and Professor of Religious Studies

(Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

George A. Akerlof, Georgetown University, and Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics

(Princeton University Press)

Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai

Marcia C. Inhorn, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

(Duke University Press)

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Timothy Snyder, the Bird White Housum Professor of History

(Tim Duggan Books)

Is This America? Katrina as Cultural Trauma

Ron Eyerman, professor of sociology

(University of Texas Press)

Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?

Edited by Ernesto Zedillo, Olivier Cattaneo, and Haynie Wheeler

(Yale Center for the Study of Globalization)

Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics in the Real World

Anna Lachowska, lecturer in mathematics, and Apoorva Khare, research associate in mathematics and statistics at Stanford University

(Yale University Press)

Ficino in Spain

Susan Byrne, associate professor of Spanish and Renaissance studies

(University of Toronto Press)

On Democracy (Second Edition)

Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science; preface and two new chapters by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science

(Yale University Press)

The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois; Introduction and Chronology by Jonathan Scott Holloway, Dean of Yale College

(Yale University Press)

Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

K. David Jackson, professor of Portuguese

(Yale University Press)

Hacking the Electorate
: How Campaigns Perceive Voters

Eitan D. Hersh, assistant professor of political science

(Cambridge University Press)

The Daemon Knows

Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities

(Spiegel & Grau)

Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Michael R. Dove, the Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology and Jessica Barnes

(Yale University Press)

The Battle for Yellowstone

Justin Farrell, assistant professor of sociology

(Princeton University Press)

Refugee Health Care: An Essential Medical Guide

Dr. Aniyizhai Annamalai, assistant professor of psychiatry & internal medicine


Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist’s Memoir

Dr. Annita Perez Sawyer, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry

(Santa Fe Writers Project)

How Propaganda Works

Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy

(Princeton University Press)

Dying in the Twenty-First Century

Dr. Lydia Dugdale, assistant professor of internal medicine

(MIT Press)

Louis I. Kahn in Conversation

Edited by Jules David Prown and Karen E. Denavit

(Yale University Press)

Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity

Aaron A. Dhir, senior research scholar at the Yale Law School

(Cambridge University Press)

The Light of the World

Elizabeth Alexander, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry

(Grand Central Publishing)

James Merrill: Life and Art

Langdon Hammer, professor of English and chair of the Department of English


The Law of the Land

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science

(Basic Books)

The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

Francesco Casetti, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies

(Columbia University Press)

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (by James Weldon Johnson)

Edited by Jacqueline Goldsby, professor of English & African American studies

(W.W. Norton & Company)

Science, Society, and the Environment

Michael R. Dove, the Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology


European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Frank M. Turner (1944-2010), the John Hay Whitney Professor of History

(Yale University Press)

The Harp of Prophecy

Paul R. Kolbet, lecturer in Early Christianity

(University of Notre Dame Press)

Silent Anatomies

Monica Ong, design manager at the School of Music

(Kore Press)

The Lost Child

Caryl Phillips, professor of English

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Irrational Exuberance

Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics

(Princeton University Press)

Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace

Fabian Drixler, William D. Fleming, and Robert George Wheeler

(Yale University Press)

Sea of Storms

Stuart B. Schwartz, the George Burton Adams Professor of History

(Princeton University Press)

Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing

Anthony Reed, assistant professor of English and African American studies

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

John Merriman, the Charles Seymour Professor of History 

(Basic Books)

Citizenship & Mental Health

Michael Rowe, associate professor of psychiatry

(Oxford University Press)

Contemporary Understanding and Management of Cerebral Vasospasm

Dr. Ketan R. Bulsara, associate professor of neurosurgery, and Dr. Emily J. Gilmore, assistant professor of neurology

(Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers)

Why the Romantics Matter

Peter Gay, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History

(Yale University Press)

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