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By Papadakis, Maxine  (McGraw/Lange)
The world's most popular annual medical book - updated with the latest clinical advances and breakthroughs
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2015 offers authoritative, evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders, along with a concise synopsis of diagnosis and treatment. In full color and utilizing numerous table and illustrations, this streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep up with the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments

By Diane Ackerman  (Norton)

“Ackerman has established herself over the last quarter of a century as one of our most adventurous, charismatic, and engrossing public science writers…she has demonstrated a rare versatility, a contagious curiosity, and a gift for painting quick, memorable tableaus drawn from research across a panoply of disciplines. The Human Age displays all of these alluring qualities…The Human Age is a dazzling achievement: immensely readable, lively, polymathic, audacious.” — Rob Nixon, New York Times Book Review

By Benny Lewis  (Harper Collins)

“Out go the boring grammar drills, in comes role-playing and language games... Language learning has never been easier or more fun.” —Chicago Tribune
Benny Lewis would not describe himself as a linguist--in fact, he was distinctly mediocre at languages at school. But now, ten years on, he has learned to speak over a dozen languages, has travelled the world, and has countless friends in many different countries. How? His success is due to a change in mindset and approach--a process he has shared successfully with thousands who have discovered how to start speaking from day one. Benny's goal is to impart his insights so that everyone can see how knowing other languages can change your life.

By David Wessel  (Brookings)
This volume provides the papers the Hutchins Center commissioned on unconventional monetary policy, on financial regulation, on the impact of the crisis on the independence of the Fed and transcripts of a lively discussion of those issues. It also includes an interview with Ben Bernanke, then in his final weeks at Fed chairman, by Liaquat Ahamed, author of the Pultizer-Prize winning Lords of Finance. This book’s new analysis suggests that the scars left by unemployment and poverty will linger long after the economy recover.  David Wessel is the economics editor of the "Wall Street Journal" and the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In Fed We Trusts.

By William Armaline ( Cambridge University Press)
"This work is a valuable addition to the literature on the human rights studies in international relations and will therefore be of great interest to those who are involved in this area. Overall, the book can be considered a useful source for international relations students and researchers, and it may also be of interest to scholars, policy-makers and strategists in the United States."--"Journal of Human Development and Capabilities"

By Till Duppe & Roy Weintraub (Princeton Univ.  Press)
"Lakatos used history to show us the informality of mathematics. Duppe and Weintraub use history to show us how personal mathematics is: how the commitments of economists, and their personalities, are expressed in their mathematical accounts. Three different economists, three different mathematics of general equilibria--this narrative brilliantly destabilizes any linear story about a central motif in the creation of modern economics."--Mary S. Morgan, London School of Economics and University of Amsterdam

By David C. Colander, Roland Kupers (Norton /Thames & Hudson)
A closer look at genealogy, incorporating how biological, anthropological, and technical factors can influence human lives.
“Centered on some provocative questions about the evolutionary development of the human mind.” — Ancient History Encyclopedia

By Ken Adelman  (Broadside Books )

The dramatic, first-hand account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the definitive weekend that was the key turning point in the Cold War—by President Reagan’s arms control director, Ken Adelman.
Scrupulously researched and based on now-declassified documents, Reagan at Reykjavik tells the gripping tale of the weekend that changed the world. Adelman provides an honest, laser-etched portrait of President Reagan at one of his finest and most challenging moments--and, indisputably, one of the most significant triumphs of his presidency.

By Edward Castronova 
Wildcat Currency is not merely a blueprint for a currently amazing present, but a roadmap to a post-scarcity future….This is one of the most accessible books on economics that I have read….Castronova’s scholarship is careful and complete….Wildcat Currency is a brilliant, fresh, and accessible look not just at one of the fastest-growing online trends, but at one of humanity’s most enduring institutions:  what we mean when we say ‘money.’” - Joshua Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law

By Thomas Piketty  (Harvard University Press)
"It seems safe to say that “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade. Mr. Piketty, arguably the world’s leading expert on income and wealth inequality, does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite. He also makes a powerful case that we’re on the way back to “patrimonial capitalism,” in which the commanding heights of the economy are dominated not just by wealth, but also by inherited wealth, in which birth matters more than effort and talent. -Paul Krugman