Journey into space in the latest installment of the bestselling series Welcome to the Universe (Princeton University Press) — this time in 3D. Authored by Princeton professors Michael A. Strauss and J. Richard Gott *73 (astrophysics) and Robert J. Vanderbei (operations research and financial engineering), along with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the book offers a guide through the cosmos in 3D. A stereo viewer included in the book brings richly colored images of astronomy to life.
Professor of history Max Weiss offers a detailed cultural and intellectual history of Ba’thist Syria in Revolutions Aesthetic (Stanford University Press). By analyzing a variety of original sources, including films, periodicals, and novels, Weiss highlights themes crucial to the making of contemporary Syria. He details the struggle throughout the Ba’thist cultural revolution during the late 20th and early 21st centuries to align artistic endeavors with the ideological interests of the regime.