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The Age of ImmunologyConceiving A Future in an Alienating World

The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this ... More

Agglomeration Economics

Agglomeration Economics

Edward L. Glaeser (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297897
eISBN:
9780226297927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

When firms and people are located near each other in cities and in industrial clusters, they benefit in various ways, including by reducing the costs of exchanging goods and ideas. One might assume ... More

Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This comparative volume, the third in ... More

The Aims of Higher EducationProblems of Morality and Justice

The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

The book is a collection of essays about ethical issues arising in selective higher education. The chapters, all by distinguished scholars, including one eminent university president, address the ... More

Air’s AppearanceLiterary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this book, the author enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. She shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in British ... More

Alain L. LockeThe Biography of a Philosopher

Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke (1886–1954), in his famous 1925 anthology The New Negro, declared that “the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, he ... More

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More

Alchemy Tried in the FireStarkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth-century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he ... More

All the Fish in the SeaMaximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226249667
eISBN:
9780226249681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, ... More

All the Names of the LordLists, Mysticism, and Magic

All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More

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