1993: Institutions for the Earth

1993: Institutions for the Earth

For day 26, Clay Morgan, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Bioethics, looks back on Institutions for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental Protection edited by Peter M. Haas, Robert O. Keohane, and Marc A. Levy:

1992: Valuing the Earth and 1993: Critical Condition

1992: Valuing the Earth and 1993: Critical Condition

We’re at the half-way point of our 50th anniversary series! For our 25th post, Clay Morgan, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Bioethics, writes about Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics, second edition, edited by Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend:

1990: Introduction to Algorithms

1990: Introduction to Algorithms

Thomas Cormen, co-author (with Charles Leiserson and Ronald Rivest), reflects on Introduction to Algorithms for day 22 of our 50th anniversary series:

1990: The Age of Diminished Expectations and 1991: Game Theory

1990: The Age of Diminished Expectations and 1991: Game Theory

Our 21st post of the series brings us into the ’90s. We’ve paired Paul Krugman’s The Age of Diminished Expectations with Drew Fudenberg and Jean Tirole’s Game Theory. Emily Taber, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Economics, Finance, Business, writes about both books:

1988: Water Towers

1988: Water Towers

 After a Veterans Day weekend hiatus, we’re back with day 20 of our 50th anniversary series. Roger Conover, Executive Editor of Art, Architecture, and Visual & Cultural Studies, talks about Water Towers by Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher:

1987: The Social Construction of Technological Systems

1987: The Social Construction of Technological Systems

For day 19, an excerpt from Claude S. Fischer’s review of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch. The review appeared in the November 20, 1987 issue of Science.

1984: Matter and Consciousness

1984: Matter and Consciousness

For day 16, check out this video of Paul Churchland, author of Matter and Consciousness, and Patricia Smith Churchland (we’ll feature a couple of her books later this week) discussing consciousness.