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Founded in 1905, Princeton University Press is a nonprofit publisher with close connections to Princeton University. The Press brings influential voices and ideas to the world stage through their academic scholarship, advancing the frontiers of scholarly knowledge and promoting the human conversation. Princeton University Press books have won numerous awards, including six Pulitzer Prizes, five Bancroft Prizes, three National Book Awards, and hundreds of major awards from academic organizations. Bestselling books and authors include Irrational Exuberance, On Bullshit, Ai Weiwei, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Albert Einstein, Jill Lepore, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, and  I Ching.

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A Series of Fortunate Events / Sean B. Carroll
Sean B. Carroll (The Serengeti Rules) provides a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world, drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers.
“Fascinating and exhilarating—Sean B. Carroll at his very best.”—Bill Bryson

Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race / Jennifer Carlson
Rethinking the terms of the gun debate, Jennifer Carlson shows how the politics of guns cannot be understood—or changed—without considering how the racial politics of crime affect police attitudes about guns.

Great Adaptations / Kenneth Catania
From star-nosed moles that have super-sensing snouts to electric eels that paralyze their prey, animals possess unique and extraordinary abilities. Kenneth Catania presents an entertaining and engaging look at some of nature’s most remarkable creatures, and shows how scientific discovery can be filled with adventure and fun.

Island Zombie: Icelandic Writings / Roni Horn
Through a series of remarkable and poetic reflections, vignettes, episodes, and illustrated essays, Island Zombie distills the artist Roni Horn’s lifelong experience of Iceland’s natural environment.

The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City / Scott Peeples
How four American cities – Richmond, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York – shaped Poe’s life and writings. Scott Peeples chronicles Poe’s rootless life in the cities, neighborhoods, and rooms where he lived and worked, exploring how each new place left its enduring mark on the writer and his craft.

What is a Bird? / Tony D. Williams
Provides an up-close look at bird morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behavior, and ecology. Features hundreds of color illustrations and a broad range of examples, from the familiar backyard sparrow to exotic birds of paradise.

Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide / Margaret Fletcher, Robbie Polley (illus.)
An incomparable guide to architectural styles across the centuries and around the world. Modeled after an architect’s plein air sketchbook, the volume features hundreds of detailed drawings by Robbie Polley alongside incisive and informative descriptions.

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City / Thomas J. Campanella
Now in paperback! Thomas Campanella reveals the unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to today.

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