Princeton University Press’s Best-Sellers for the Week

These are the best-selling books for the past week.

 

jacket Higher Education in America by Derek Bok
jacket The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
jacket Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
jacket The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck
jacket The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton
jacket The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
jacket The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird
jacket Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change by Edmund Phelps
jacket An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen
jacket How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by G. Polya

What The Pros Have To Say About Higher Education

It seems as though having a college education is becoming more and more necessary in today’s job search, and with the high price of getting that degree and the constant changes in our modern higher education system, something’s got to give. With some wisdom on exactly what is giving and who is being affected, here is a list of some of our top books on higher education:

Higher Education in America1) Higher Education in America
By: Derek Bok

This book is an analysis of the current condition of our colleges and universities and the strengths and weaknesses of modern American higher education.  At a time when colleges and universities have never been more important to its students or to our nation as a whole, Bok provides a thorough examination of the entire system and determines which criticisms of higher education are unfounded or exaggerated, which are issues of genuine concern, and what can be done to improve matters.
College2) College: What it Was, Is and Should Be
By: Andrew Delbanco

As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience–an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers–is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. College demonstrates why making education available to as many young people as possible remains central to America’s democratic promise.
3) HighHigher Education in the Digital Ageer Education in the Digital Age
By: William G. Bowen

Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability? In this short and incisive book, Bowen explains why he believes technology has the potential to help rein in costs without negatively affecting student learning.
4) The Great BThe Great Brain Racerain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
By: Ben Wildavsky

This book presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education–and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before.

Princeton University Press’s best-selling books this past week

These are the best-selling books for the past week.

 

jacket Higher Education in America by Derek Bok
jacket The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
jacket Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
jacket An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen
jacket The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird
jacket The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck
jacket The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
jacket Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School by Shamus Rahman Khan
jacket On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
jacket Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner