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July 16, 2009

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

More Than Darwin: The People and Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy

By Randy Moore, H.T. Morse-Alumni distinguished teaching professor of biology, University of Minnesota, and Mark D. Decker, associate director for scholarship and teaching in the biology programme, University of Minnesota. University of California Press, £22.95. ISBN 9780520260290

This reference guide illuminates the human side of the longstanding controversy and heated debate over evolution versus creationism by providing synopses of every major person, organisation and place involved.

EDUCATION

Educating Professionals: Practice Learning in Health and Social Care

Edited by Mark Doel, research professor of social work, Sheffield Hallam University, and Steven M. Shardlow, professor of social work, University of Salford. Ashgate, £60.00 and £19.99. ISBN 9780754648109 and 8116

Educating Professionals offers a written account of the recent organisational and conceptual changes in the UK's education system. Using case studies, the authors focus on student learning in practice settings: how it is organised, what methods are used and how pupils' abilities are assessed.

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom

By David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology, City University of New York. Columbia University Press, £16.00. ISBN 9780231148467

Harvey charts a cosmopolitan order more appropriate to an emancipatory form of global governance. Political agendas tend to fail, he argues, because they ignore the complexities of geography.

HISTORY

From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain

By Susan D. Pennybacker, Borden W. Painter, Jr, '58/H'95 professor of European history, Trinity College, Connecticut. Princeton University Press, £32.95. ISBN 9780691088280

Presenting a portrait of engaged activists' lives in the 1930s, Pennybacker follows a global network of individuals and organisations that challenged the racism and colonialism of the era.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

The Culture of the Book in Tibet

By Kurtis R. Schaeffer, associate professor of Tibetan Buddhist studies, University of Virginia. Columbia University Press, £26.50. ISBN 9780231147163

Spanning the period from the 14th to the 18th centuries, Schaeffer envisages the scholars and hermits, madmen and ministers, kings and queens who produced Tibet's massive canon.

POLITICS

Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Participation in Europe and Canada

Edited by Joan DeBardeleben, chancellor's professor of European, Russian and Eurasian studies, Carleton University, and Jon H. Pammett, professor of political science, Carleton University. Palgrave Macmillan, £60.00. ISBN 9780230575943

Activating the Citizen examines the reasons underlying the public's withdrawal from politics and explores and assesses innovative approaches on both sides of the Atlantic to try to counter these phenomena.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Incomplete Revolution

By Gosta Esping-Andersen, professor of sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Polity, £50.00 and £15.99. ISBN 9780745643151 and 3168

Esping-Andersen investigates the three great challenges of the new century: how to adapt institutions to the new role of women; how to prepare children for the knowledge economy; and how to respond to the new demography.

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