December 7, 2012
We’ve paired Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties by Vaclav Smil with Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options by Jefferson W. Tester, Elisabeth M. Drake, Michael J. Driscoll, Michael W. Golay, and William A. Peters for day 43 of our 50th anniversary series.
December 6, 2012
We’re celebrating Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT by Institute Historian T. F. Peterson for day 42 of our 50th anniversary series. Erin Hasley, senior designer, reflects on the book:
December 5, 2012
Our gamer gift guide so far has highlighted: William Sims Bainbridge’s The Warcraft Civilization and T.L. Taylor’s Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming. The third post features Jesper Juul’s A Casual Revolution.
December 4, 2012
We’re approaching the home stretch of our 50th anniversary series. For the 40th post, we’re celebrating The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy edited by Suzanne Holland, Karen Lebacqz, and Laurie Zoloth and The Illusion of Conscious Will by Daniel M. Wegner.
December 3, 2012
It’s day 39 of our 50th anniversary series! The following is an excerpt from Devashish Mitra’s review of The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics by William R. Easterly. The review was published in the April 2002 issue of the Southern Economic Journal.
December 1, 2012
For day 37, Clay Morgan, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Bioethics, reflects on both Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons edited by Jonathan B. Tucker and Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences by Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett:
November 30, 2012
Lev Manovich reflects on The Language of New Media for our 36th post:
November 28, 2012
Carole Horne, general manager of Harvard Book Store, reflects on Mapping Boston edited by Alex Kriegerand David Cobb for day 34 of our anniversary series:
November 27, 2012
Searching for that special holiday gift for the gamer on your list? Not satisfied by buying them the latest game? The MIT Press will feature several of our “gamer” titles throughout the holidays.
The 33rd post of our 50th anniversary series celebrates Paul Ceruzzi’s A History of Modern Computing. Here’s an excerpt from the book: