Calendar

Aug
25
Mon
PUP at the European Economics Association/European Meeting of the Econometric Society @ Toulouse School of Economics
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day
Aug
28
Thu
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day
Aug
29
Fri
Amin Ghaziani Discusses “There Goes the Gayborhood?” at Unabridged Bookstore @ Unabridged Bookstore
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Amin Ghaziani Discusses "There Goes the Gayborhood?" at Unabridged Bookstore  @ Unabridged Bookstore | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Amin2Join University of British Columbia professor of Sociology Amin Ghaziani at Unabridged Bookstore on Friday, August 29th at 7:00 pm, where he’ll be discussing his new book, There Goes the Gayborhood? A survey of the past, present and future of gay neighborhoods across the country, the book examines historically gay neighborhoods like Boystown, Andersonville. Chelsea, the Castro District, and Dupont Circle, and why rumors of their demise are premature.

The book has recently gained traction in news outlets like Yahoo! NewsQueerty, and Huffington Post: Gay Voices, so meet him before he goes global! If you want a sneak preview of the book, read the introduction here. Light refreshments will be served.

“In an attempt to understand a contemporary, hot-button issue facing iconic gay neighborhoods in flux, Ghaziani mines the roots of ‘gayborhoods’ to understand where and why they began and the challenges they face. As homosexuality gains wider societal acceptance, are the ‘gay ghettos, ‘ once considered bastions of organized solidarity, sexual freedom, and safety from anti-gay bigotry and violence, feeling the pinch? In a book rich with demographical statistics of same-sex-couple households, useful charts and personal interviews, Ghaziani delivers an unbiased perspective carefully weighing the consequences and the benefits of conformity for formerly homogenous gayborhoods countrywide. . . . Encompassing more than just the diminishing homogeneity of gay ghettos, Ghaziani’s important work also demonstrates an appreciation for how the provocative past, present and future of gay culture continues to evoke impassioned rhetoric and opinion.” –Kirkus Reviews

Aug
30
Sat
1177 B.C.’s Eric Cline at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Aug 30 @ 1:40 pm – 2:25 pm
1177 B.C.'s Eric Cline at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Can’t get enough of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed? Author Eric H. Cline will be among those reading from and signing copies of his book at this year’s National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Cline will be presenting his book on the Science stage of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 1:40 pm-2:25 pm and signing copies of the text from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. There will be discussion aplenty, so come join us!

Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at George Washington University. An active archaeologist, he has excavated and surveyed in Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. His many books include From Eden to Exile: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Bible and The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction. His latest book, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, examines the causes of the end of the Late Bronze Age. 

Cline’s book tells the tale of how this end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age—and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

Interested in learning a little more about the book? You can check out 1177 B.C.‘s prologue here.

Adrienne Mayor, Author of The Amazons, at the 2014 National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adrienne Mayor, Author of The Amazons, at the 2014 National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

7-18 Amazons Adrienne Mayor, author of The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, will be at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. to discuss her latest book, a tribute to the fierce ancient warrior women whom we call the Amazons.

Who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China.

Ms. Mayor will be signing copies from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be giving a presentation of her book from 5:20 pm to 6:00 pm.

Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China.

Adrienne Mayor is the author of The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy (Princeton), a finalist for the National Book Award and named one of the best books of 2009 by theWashington Post. Her other books include Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World (Overlook) and The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton). She is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University.

Katherine Freese, Author of The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter at the AJC Decatur Book Festival @ Marriott Conference Center (Ballroom B)
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Katherine Freese, Author of The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter at the AJC Decatur Book Festival  @ Marriott Conference Center (Ballroom B) | Decatur | Georgia | United States

6-11 FreeseFrom the AJC Decatur Book Festival website:

The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science — what is the universe made of? — told by one of today’s foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.

Blending cutting-edge science with her own behind-the-scenes insights as a leading researcher in the field, acclaimed theoretical physicist Katherine Freese recounts the hunt for dark matter, from the discoveries of visionary scientists like Fritz Zwicky — the Swiss astronomer who coined the term “dark matter” in 1933 — to the deluge of data today from underground laboratories, satellites in space, and the Large Hadron Collider.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to hobnob with one of the top researchers in astrophysics!

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Katherine Freese is the author of:

Freese_CosmicCocktail The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter by Katherine Freese 
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95 | ISBN: 9780691153353
264 pp. | 6 x 9 | 15 color illus. 42 halftones. 31 line illus. | eBook | ISBN: 9781400850075 | Reviews  Table of Contents  Chapter 1[PDF]
Sep
1
Mon
Katherine Freese, Author of The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter at Café Scientifique Pittsburgh (Carnegie Science Center) @ Carnegie Science Center
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Katherine Freese, Author of The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter at Café Scientifique Pittsburgh (Carnegie Science Center) @ Carnegie Science Center  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

From the Café Scientifique Pittsburgh website:

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where adults interested in science can get together to discuss today’s science issues with experts in a cool, informal setting. Each evening is dedicated to informal discussion, eating, and drinking, led by guest speakers who are experts in their fields.

Join us for this fascinating presentation, followed by a Q&A, in a fun, relaxed setting! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Café Sci presents: The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parks Dark Matter
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Dr. Katherine Freese, a pioneer in the study of dark matter, discusses her book, The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter, which documents the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling mysteries of modern science—what is the universe made of?

Visit the Café Sci webpage for today’s speaker and complete details.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7 ‑ 9 pm. Science Center doors close at 7:45 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open until 8:30 pm

NOTE: RSVP even if you are not ordering food.

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Katherine Freese is the author of:

Freese_CosmicCocktail The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter by Katherine Freese 
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95 | ISBN: 9780691153353
264 pp. | 6 x 9 | 15 color illus. 42 halftones. 31 line illus. | eBook | ISBN: 9781400850075 | Reviews  Table of Contents  Chapter 1[PDF]
Sep
14
Sun
Book Club with David Gordon White’s ‘The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography’ @ Dharma Shala
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Club with David Gordon White's ‘The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography’ @ Dharma Shala | London | United Kingdom

8-6 David Gordon WhiteThis rare ‘book-club’ event at Ruth Yoga is an opportunity to read and discuss David Gordon White’s new book, The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A BiographyThe event, which will take place on Sunday, September 14th at 12 noon, will afford interested yogis and book lovers alike the chance to get hold of a copy, have a read, and come along and discuss their thoughts. Don’t miss it!

Need to read up on your David Gordon White? Check out this Princeton University Press Q&A with the author, here.

“White’s scholarly read is a fascinating presentation of the rise, fall, and rediscovery of the Yoga Sutra. . . . It will appeal to those looking to expand their knowledge. Concise, yet showing fresh research, this book is well suited for academic and comprehensive yoga collections.”–Ajoke Kokodoko, Library Journal 

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David Gordon White is the author of:

8-6 Yoga Sutra The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography by David Gordon White
Hardcover | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95 | ISBN: 9780691143774
296 pp. | 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 | 1 table. | eBook | ISBN: 9781400850051 | Reviews  Table of Contents  Chapter 1[PDF]  Bibliography  Notes
Sep
24
Wed
Colin Adams, Author of Zombies and Calculus at the Harvard Coop: Reading/Book Signing @ Harvard Coop
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colin Adams, Author of Zombies and Calculus at the Harvard Coop: Reading/Book Signing @ Harvard Coop | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

7-18 Adams

How to survive a zombie apocalypse – using math!

Princeton University Press author and Professor of Mathematics Colin Adams is coming to The Harvard Coop Bookstore on September 24th, where he’ll be reading from, and signing copies of his latest book, Zombies and Calculus.

Colin Adams, an academic and a humor columnist (a rare combination!) presents a fictional account of how math can save your life in a zombie invasion. Zombies and Calculus is a math novel that tells the story of a zombie invasion on a college campus and a calculus professor who must race to save his friends, students, and family. As the zombie virus spreads and civilization crumbles, the professor uses calculus to help his small band of survivors defeat the hordes of the undead.

Along the way, readers learn how to avoid being eaten by taking advantage of the fact that zombies always point their tangent vector toward their target, and how to use exponential growth to determine the rate at which the virus is spreading. Williams also covers topics such as logistic growth, gravitational acceleration, predator-prey models, pursuit problems, the physics of combat, and more. With the aid of his story, you too can survive the zombie onslaught and learn more about calculus in a fun, new way.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hob-nob with Mr. Adams, and more importantly, to learn how to defeat the undead with derivatives. Who knows – one day, you might actually need to! Until then, be sure to ‘like’ the Zombies and Calculus Facebook page and share it with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sep
26
Fri
Bill T. Jones at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival @ Literary Salon, The Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Bill T. Jones at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival  @ Literary Salon, The Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones, renowned director and choreographer and author of the forthcoming book Story/Time (Princeton) can add another title to his list: this fall, he will be one of the presenting authors at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.

The winner of a MacArthur “Genius” grant and of two Tony awards for Best Choreography (oh, and let’s not forget the Kennedy Center honors), Bill T. Jones is a living legend. He’ll be putting his talents on display at the Baltimore Book Festival from September 26-28, where he’ll not only perform pieces of Story/Time, the dance production that inspired the book, but participate in discussions about, and sign copies of Story/Time.

From the Baltimore Book Festival: “In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ short stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid- century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called in to question.”

Interested in learning a little more about Story/Time, the book? Check out the trailer, provided by New York Live Arts:

Oct
5
Sun
Amin Ghaziani Discusses “There Goes the Gayborhood?” at Kramerbooks @ Kramerbooks & Afterworlds Cafe
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
16
Thu
Bill. T Jones, author of ‘Story/Time: The Life of an Idea’ at the Free Library of Philadelphia @ Parkway Central Library at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill. T Jones, author of 'Story/Time: The Life of an Idea' at the Free Library of Philadelphia @ Parkway Central Library at the Free Library of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

8-13 Bill T. JonesThis event is not (and we mean, not) to be missed.

Our author, Bill T. Jones, will be discussing his forthcoming book, Story/Time: The Life of an Idea on Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 pm at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But you had better move fast! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10 am, and we’re sure that they’ll go quickly.

From the Library’s website:

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition

“A dancer of extraordinary grace and beauty” (The Guardian), Bill T. Jones is also one of America’s most celebrated choreographers and artistic directors. The creator of more than 100 works for his own dance studio, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, the prolific Jones has also directed and performed with many of the world’s leading arts organizations, including the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In Story/Time, Jones reflects on his life and art through the creation of a dance work inspired by modernist composer John Cage.

Interested in a sneak peek of the book? Check out the preface, here.

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Bill T. Jones is the author of:

Story:Time Story/Time: The Life of An Idea by Bill T. Jones
Hardcover | September 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95 | ISBN: 9780691162706
104 pp. | 10 x 7 1/2 | eBook | ISBN: 9781400851881 |  Reviews  Table of Contents  Preface[PDF]