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Cover of "Picturing The Barrio"

Picturing The Barrio

The Chicano Photographers

David William Foster

Foster analyzes the imagery of 10 distinctive artists who offer a range of approaches to portraying Chicano life. The production of each artist is examined as an ideological…

Moving Forward cover

Moving Forward

Policies, Planning, and Promoting Access of Hispanic College Students

Edited by Gary Francisco Keller, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. and Alberto Acereda

Equitable access to quality education is key to the advancement of Hispanic communities because education may serve as either a gateway or a barrier to social mobility, economic…

New Directions cover

New Directions

Assessment and Preparation of Hispanic College Students

Edited by Richard J. Tannenbaum, Laura I. Rendón, Gary Francisco Keller, Estela Mara Bensimón, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. and Alberto Acereda

"New Directions" serves as a national state-of-the-art in assessment and access as it affects the major Hispanic communities around the nation. The book focuses on two themes: (1) the…

The Basic Approach to Age-Structured Population Dynamics

Models, Methods and Numerics

M. Iannelli and F.A. Milner

This book provides an introduction to age-structured population modeling, which emphasises the connection between mathematical theory and underlying biological assumptions.Through the…

Joan Darc co-translated by Cynthia Hogue

Joan Darc

Nathalie Quintane

Translated by Sylvain Gallais and Cynthia Hogue

Scuffing up the surface of history by scuffing up that of language, Nathalie Quintane manages to get at the myth of Joan of Arc from the inside, turning it from myth to immediate life…

The book cover for What Algorithms Want, showing a distorted image of a city skyline in black and white.

What Algorithms Want

Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

We depend on—we believe in—algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It’s as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to…

Cover image for "Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds," featuring a black background and orange stylized text.


Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

Edited by Jason Scott Robert, Ed Finn and David H. Guston

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author…

Cover for the edited volume "Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures," depicting the inside of a futuristic space station.

Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities

A Collection of Space Futures

Edited by Joey Eschrich and Ed Finn

Why should we go to space? To learn more about the universe and our place in it? To extract resources and conduct commerce? To demonstrate national primacy and technological prowess? To…

The Rightful Place of Science

The Rightful Place of Science

Future Conflict & Emerging Technologies

Braden R. Allenby

The newest book in The Rightful Place of Science series from Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Future Conflict & Emerging Technologies…