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June6, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 14

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D is for Digital: What a Well-Informed Person Should Know about Computers and Communications

By Brian Kernighan *69

(CreateSpace) In a user-friendly guide to computers, Kernighan makes computing understandable to non-programmers. Based on his popular Princeton class, Computers in Our World,...

The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

By Harold Langsam ’83 *94

(MIT Press) In this book, Langsam examines the phenomenon of consciousness, arguing that the intelligibility of consciousness is what makes it so interesting to the public and...

When Victory is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics

By Nathan Brown *87

(Cornell University Press) In this work, Brown examines the role that Islamist political movements are playing in the electoral process in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine....

The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States

By David Vogel *74

(Princeton University Press) Vogel examines the shift in the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the United States and Europe over the past...

Ab Nou Cor

(Furious Artisans/Innova) This album features music by composer Frank Brickle ’73 *80 written for and performed by the Cygnus Ensemble, with sopranos Haleh Abghari and Elizabeth Farrium. Brickle won a 2010 Artistic Excellence Award from the...
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