We’re pleased as punch to be welcoming Princeton University Press to the Shelfie catalogue today. Publishing titles since 1905, the Press publishes innovative works from the greatest minds in academia in categories ranging from American history to philosophy to mathematics. We’ve seen lots of requests for Princeton’s titles over the past year – here’s the top 5 we’ve seen on your shelves:
On Bullshit by Henry G. Frankfurt
With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt explores how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.
How to Solve It by G. Polya
This book will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be “reasoned” out—from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished Polya’s deft—indeed, brilliant—instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem.
Irrational Exuberance by Robert Shiller
In this updated and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize–winning economist Robert Shiller cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008–9 financial crisis. With high stock and bond prices in the United States, and rising housing prices in many countries, the post-subprime boom may well turn out to be another illustration of Shiller’s influential argument that psychologically driven volatility is an inherent characteristic of all asset markets. Irrational Exuberance is as relevant as ever.
Nature of Space & Time by Stephen Hawking & Richard Penrose
Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world’s most famous physicists—Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)—debate these questions.
Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jack Zipes
For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö. From “The Frog King” to “The Golden Key,” wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all.
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