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Extraterrestrial Life in Our Minds and in the Cosmos
ISBN: PB: 9781421424286,
ISBN: HB: 9781421410722,
Johns Hopkins University Press
15.2x22.9 cm, 23 black&white photos, 13 line drawings
If extraterrestrials exist, where are they? What is the probability that somewhere out there in the universe an Earth-like planet supports an advanced culture? Why do so many people claim to have encountered Aliens? In this gripping exploration, scie...
Civil War Memories
Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865
At a cost of at least 800,000 lives, the Civil War preserved the Union, aborted the breakaway Confederacy, and liberated a race of slaves. "Civil War Memories" is the first comprehensive account of how and why Americans have selectively remembered, a...
Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy
How American Presidents Succeed in Foreign Policy
Is following a coherent grand strategy the key to achieving successful outcomes in American foreign policy? For many experts in academia and Washington, the answer is yes. Policymakers usually face criticism when they take incremental actions based o...
Gamification, Gameful Design, and the Rise of the Gamer Educator
The changing student body in American higher education demands a new approach to teaching, one that moves toward inclusive, hyperpersonalized learning environments that have much in common with games and social media. Kevin Bell's Game On! presents d...
The Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE
Thirty years after Xerxes invaded Greece, the Achaemenid Persian Empire ended its long war with Athens. For the next four decades, the Persians tolerated Athenian control of their former tributaries, the Ionian Greek cities of western Anatolia. But d...
Selma's Bloody Sunday
Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
On Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1965, roughly six hundred peaceful demonstrators set out from Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in a double-file column to march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. Leading the march were Hosea Williams of...
Reproduction in Mammals
The Female Perspective
Newborn mammals can weigh as little as a dime or as much as a motorcycle. Some receive milk for only a few days, whereas others nurse for years. Humans typically have only one baby at a time following nine months of pregnancy, but other mammals have...
Rise of Marine Mammals
50 Million Years of Evolution
Marine mammals have long captured the attention of humans. Ancient peoples etched seals and dolphins on the walls of Paleolithic caves; today, engineers develop microprocessors to track these denizens of the deep. This groundbreaking book from highly...
Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950-1980
Spurred by their commanders during the Korean War to be "tigers", aggressive and tenacious American fighter pilots charged headlong into packs of fireball-spewing enemy MiGs, relying on their keen eyesight, piloting finesse, and steady trigger finger...
Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion
Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis have gathered a rich collection of annotated primary sources that illustrate the intersection of medicine and religion. Intended as a companion volume to Ferngren's classic "Medicine and Religion", which tra...