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Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents
(Cornell University Press, 2019-11-15)
Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state ...
The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work
(Duke University Press, 2019-08)
In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. ...
A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
(Cornell University Press, 2017)
Early in the eighteenth century, in the French colony of Pondichéry, India, a man’s life was thrust into turmoil. A Tamil commercial broker named Nayiniyappa, the colony’s most powerful local man, was arrested, swiftly ...
Enhancing Teacher Performance: A Toolbox of Strategies to Facilitate Moving Behavior from Problematic to Good and from Good to Great
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2016-04-08)
Exemplary schools have at their core outstanding principals and teachers. This book enables school leaders to enhance teacher performance to move from problematic to good or better yet, from good to great.
Does America Need More Innovators?
(MIT Press, 2019-04)
Corporate executives, politicians, and school board leaders agree—Americans must innovate. Innovation experts fuel this demand with books and services that instruct aspiring innovators in best practices, personal habits, ...
The Democracy Development Machine: Neoliberalism, Radical Pessimism, and Authoritarian Populism in Mayan Guatemala
(Cornell University Press, 2019)
Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized spaces of ...
Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
(VT Publishing, 2018-12-11)
This volume of original essays explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research. Contributing authors are all scholars whose research focuses on a medical history topic—from the Black Death in ...