Books published by Cambridge University Press

A History of Embryology

Cambridge University Press | January 29, 2015 | 336 pages
First published in 1959, this book describes the Western history of embryology from prehistoric concepts of foetal growth to the close of the eighteenth century.  More Info

The African City

Cambridge University Press | March 28, 2017 | 214 pages
This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. It views towns and cities as an inherent part of developing Africa and emphasizes the extent to which the future of African society and African culture will likely be played out mostly in cities.  More Info

Science, Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Periodical Press

Cambridge University Press | March 31, 2016 | 251 pages
Explores the first appearance of 'science fiction' in the pages of late nineteenth-century general interest periodicals.  More Info

Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination

Cambridge University Press | May 29, 2014 | 319 pages
Explores how Victorian fiction helped create an environmental consciousness by articulating questions about sustainable energy use.  More Info

Governance Without Government

Cambridge University Press | March 26, 1992 | 311 pages
A world government capable of controlling nation-states has never evolved. Nonetheless, considerable governance underlies the current order among states, facilitates absorption of the rapid changes at work in the world, and gives direction to the challenges posed by interstate conflicts,... More Info

The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions

Cambridge University Press | May 21, 2015 | 614 pages
This radical, profoundly scholarly book explores the purposes and nature of proof in a range of historical settings. It overturns the view that the first mathematical proofs were in Greek geometry and rested on the logical insights of Aristotle by showing how much of that view is an artefact of... More Info

Disciplining Terror

Cambridge University Press | August 21, 2014 | 246 pages
Since 9/11 we have been told that terrorists are pathological evildoers, beyond our comprehension. Before the 1970s, however, hijackings, assassinations, and other acts we now call 'terrorism' were considered the work of rational strategic actors. 'Disciplining Terror' examines how political... More Info

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law

Cambridge University Press | April 26, 2007 | 356 pages
Examines the relationship between imperialism and international law.  More Info

Conflict Over Convoys

Cambridge University Press | May 16, 2002 | 336 pages
Conflict over Convoys examines the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of Anglo-American diplomacy, deepening our understanding of Allied grand strategy, British industrial policy, and operations TORCH and OVERLORD. Failure to build and maintain enough ships to feed the people and wage war... More Info

Peaceland

Cambridge University Press | May 19, 2014 | 360 pages
This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual... More Info

Being a Historian

Cambridge University Press | April 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Based on the author's more than 50 years of experience as a professional historian in academic and other capacities, Being a Historian is addressed to both aspiring and mature historians. It offers an overview of the state of the discipline of history today and the problems that confront it and its... More Info

Successful Scientific Writing

Cambridge University Press | November 13, 2014 | 304 pages
The new edition of this best-selling guide has been thoroughly updated for today's digital world, covering all aspects of the writing process and now including extensive coverage of ethical issues, including plagiarism. It offers a rich blend of practical advice, abundant examples from actual... More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 6, Aristotle: An Encounter

Cambridge University Press | March 29, 1990 | 476 pages
With this book, Professor Guthrie completed his six-volume A History of Greek Philosophy in the course of which he surveyed the whole field of Greek philosophy from the Presocratics to Aristotle. The History has won acclaim for the author's ability to take on a vast and challenging subject and to... More Info

Knowledge, Science and Relativism

Cambridge University Press | March 1, 2008 | 268 pages
This third volume of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical papers, which gathers together work originally published between 1960 and 1980, offers a range of his characteristically exciting treatments of classic questions in the philosophy of science, including theoretical pluralism, the relationship... More Info

Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

Cambridge University Press | August 2, 2007 | 216 pages
Justice, Gender and the Politics of Multiculturalism explores the tensions that arise when culturally diverse democratic states pursue both justice for religious and cultural minorities and justice for women. Sarah Song provides a distinctive argument about the circumstances under which egalitarian... More Info

The Scientific Exploration of Venus

Cambridge University Press | September 22, 2014 | 352 pages
A leading Venus researcher explains in a friendly non-technical style what we know through our investigations of Earth's 'twin' planet.  More Info

The Direction of War

Cambridge University Press | December 5, 2013 | 335 pages
The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of... More Info
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Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance

Cambridge University Press | October 30, 2014 | 368 pages
Although coercion is a fundamental and unavoidable part of our social lives, economists have not offered an integrated analysis of its role in the public economy. The essays in this book focus on coercion arising from the operation of the fiscal system, a major part of the public sector. Collective... More Info

Building Transnational Networks

Cambridge University Press | June 26, 2014 | 280 pages
Building Transnational Networks tells the story of how a broad group of civil society organizations came together to contest free trade negotiations in the Americas. Based on research in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, it offers a full hemispheric analysis of the creation of... More Info

Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2

Cambridge University Press | June 30, 1985 | 268 pages
Volume 1 presents papers on the interpretation of scientific theories, together with papers applying the views developed to particular problems in philosophy and physics. The essays in volume 2 examine the origin and history of an abstract rationalism, as well as its consequences for the philosophy... More Info

The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease

Cambridge University Press | August 5, 2010 | 330 pages
There is now ample evidence from the preclinical and clinical fields that early life trauma has both dramatic and long-lasting effects on neurobiological systems and functions that are involved in different forms of psychopathology as well as on health in general. To date, a comprehensive review of... More Info

Complexity and the Arrow of Time

Cambridge University Press | August 8, 2013 | 368 pages
There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems... More Info

The Cambridge Companion to Lacan

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2003 | 287 pages
This collection of specially commissioned essays, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Lacan's life and works.  More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists

Cambridge University Press | March 28, 1969 | 345 pages
With this book, Professor Guthrie completed his six-volume  More Info

Social Entrepreneurship

Cambridge University Press | October 17, 2011 | 250 pages
Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice details how social entrepreneurship can creatively solve pressing and seemingly insurmountable social problems. Theories of social change are presented to help demystify the "magic" of making an immense, yet durable and irreversible social impact.... More Info

International Law and the Arctic

Cambridge University Press | August 1, 2013 | 337 pages
Sets out the international law relevant to the Arctic, from indigenous peoples to environmental protection to oil and gas exploration.  More Info

Evidence and Evolution

Cambridge University Press | March 27, 2008 | 412 pages
How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism as well as to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions... More Info

Embodied Grounding

Cambridge University Press | March 31, 2008 | 320 pages
In recent years there has been an increasing awareness that a comprehensive understanding of language, cognitive and affective processes, and social and interpersonal phenomena cannot be achieved without understanding the ways these processes are grounded in bodily states. The term 'embodiment'... More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus

Cambridge University Press | February 22, 1979 | 576 pages
Surveys Greek thought through a critical discussion of the major schools and philosophers  More Info

Proofs and Refutations

Cambridge University Press | January 1, 1976 | 174 pages
Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a teacher and his students. They propose various solutions to some mathematical problems and investigate... More Info

Justice for Earthlings

Cambridge University Press | January 31, 2013 | 264 pages
In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have... More Info

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

Cambridge University Press | June 30, 2012 | 224 pages
This introduction to the philosophy of mathematics focuses on contemporary debates in an important and central area of philosophy. The reader is taken on a fascinating and entertaining journey through some intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory, including such topics as the... More Info

Quantum Computing Since Democritus

Cambridge University Press | March 14, 2013 | 398 pages
Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.  More Info

Ashes and Sparks

Cambridge University Press | February 24, 2011 | 446 pages
As a practicing barrister, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sedley wrote widely on legal and non-legal matters, and continued to do so after becoming a judge in 1992. This anthology contains classic articles, previously unpublished essays and lecture transcripts. To each, he has added reflections on what... More Info

Thinking through the Body

Cambridge University Press | June 30, 2012 | 374 pages
This book provides a richly rewarding vision of the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics. Composed of fourteen wide-ranging but finely integrated essays by Richard Shusterman, the originator of the field, Thinking through the Body explains the philosophical foundations of... More Info

The Power and the People

Cambridge University Press | January 31, 2013 | 416 pages
This book is about power. The power wielded over others - by absolute monarchs, tyrannical totalitarian regimes and military occupiers - and the power of the people who resist and deny their rulers' claims to that authority by whatever means. The extraordinary events in the Middle East in 2011... More Info

Spying for the People

Cambridge University Press | January 31, 2013 | 288 pages
Since the end of the Cold War, the operations of secret police informers have come under the media spotlight, and it is now common knowledge that vast internal networks of spies in the Soviet Union and East Germany were directed by the Communist Party. By contrast, very little historical... More Info

Successful Scientific Writing

Cambridge University Press | October 11, 2007 | 256 pages
The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured,... More Info

Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

Cambridge University Press | February 28, 2013 | 336 pages
In an age of financial globalization, are markets and democracy compatible? For developing countries, the dramatic internationalization of financial markets over the last two decades deepens tensions between politics and markets. Notwithstanding the rise of left-leaning governments in regions like... More Info

Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts

Cambridge University Press | September 16, 1999 | 140 pages
D.F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determine their meanings. He demonstrates that as works are reproduced and reread, they take on different forms and meanings. This is true of all forms of recorded information, McKenzie claims, including sound, graphics, films, landscape... More Info

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

Cambridge University Press | December 6, 2012 | 204 pages
Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right,... More Info

Metals, Culture and Capitalism

Cambridge University Press | November 15, 2012 | 366 pages
Metals, Culture and Capitalism is an ambitious, broad-ranging account of the search for metals in Europe and the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution and the relationship between this and economic activity, socio-political structures and the development of capitalism.... More Info

The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law

Cambridge University Press | November 22, 2012 | 369 pages
Human rights are considered one of the big ideas of the early twenty-first century. This book presents in an authoritative and readable form the variety of platforms on which human rights law is practiced today, reflecting also on the dynamic inter-relationships that exist between these various... More Info

An Introduction to Buddhism

Cambridge University Press | November 30, 2012 | 552 pages
In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field, exploring... More Info

The Spanish Civil War

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2012 | 264 pages
This book presents an original new history of the most important conflict in European affairs during the 1930s, prior to the events that produced World War II - the Spanish Civil War. It describes the complex origins of the conflict, the collapse of the Spanish Republic, and the outbreak of the... More Info

Segregation and Mistrust

Cambridge University Press | September 30, 2012 | 280 pages
Generalized trust - faith in people you don't know who are likely to be different from you - is a value that leads to many positive outcomes for a society. Yet some scholars now argue that trust is lower when we are surrounded by people who are different from us. Eric M. Uslaner challenges this... More Info

The Nature-Nurture Debates

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2012 | 250 pages
How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution? The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself.  More Info
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Appropriating the Past

Cambridge University Press | September 30, 2012 | 350 pages
In this book an international team of archaeologists, philosophers, lawyers, and heritage professionals addresses significant ethical questions about the rights to access, manage, and interpret the material remains of the past. The chapters explore competing claims to interpret and appropriate the... More Info

Resilience

Cambridge University Press | July 23, 2012 | 204 pages
Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a... More Info
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Understanding Autobiographical Memory

Cambridge University Press | September 27, 2012 | 381 pages
The field of autobiographical memory has made dramatic advances since the first collection of papers in the area was published in 1986. Now, over 25 years on, this book reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives, and approaches that have evolved over the last decades.  More Info

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