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  • Prize FightThe Ruthless Rivalry to be the First in ScienceMorton A. Meyers, School of Medicine SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the founding editor in chief of the international journal Abdominal Imaging. The author of Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs.We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight, Emeritus Chair at SUNY School of Medicine Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the dark side of scientific discovery. From allegations of stolen authorship to fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes, he shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to petty jealousies and promising careers cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. Prize Fight is a dramatic look at some of the most notable discoveries in science in recent years, from the discovery of insulin, which led to decades of infighting and even violence, to why the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine exposed how often scientific objectivity is imperiled.

    $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230338906, NZRP$49.95Publish June 2012, 256 pagesPalgrave Macmillan


    Guitar ZeroThe New Musician and the Science of LearningGary Marcus studies evolution, language, and cognitive development at New York University, where he is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Child Language. The author of three books about the brain, Marcus has written for The New York Times and Wired and appeared on radio and TV programmes around the globe.On the eve of his fortieth birthday, scientist Gary Marcus decided to fulfil a lifeling dream and learn to play the guitar, investigating how humans make music and how anyone of any age might master a new skill. In a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods, Marcus discovers the best ways to train your brain and your body. He also brings insight into the question, What counts as a life well lived? A groundbreaking look at the origins and allure of music, Marcuss journey is also an empowering tale of the minds plasticity and the ability to grow throughout life.

    $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781851689323, NZRP$39.95Publish June 2012, 304 pagesOneworld Publications

    Popular Science

    Inside JobThe Financiers Who Pulled Off the Heist of the CenturyCharles Ferguson won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his acclaimed film Inside Job, narrated by Matt Damon. A former entrepreneur with a PhD in political science, he lives in New York City and speaks throughout the world.Charles Ferguson was only able to show 2% of the material he gathered while making his sensational documentary Inside Job. Now, in this must-read sequel, he delivers the rest. Based on explosive interviews conducted by Ferguson, as well as documents buried in court records and archives, Inside Job the book traces how the financial industry and its enablers went rogue. With clarity, toughness, and stunning freshness, he offers an unrivalled accounting of our political and economic leadership - and what they must do now to ensure our future.

    $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781851689156, NZRP$39.95Publish June 2012, 288 pagesOneworld Publications

    Business & Economics/Current Affairs

    Diary of a CombatantFrom the Sierra Maestra to Santa Clara (Cuba: 1956-58)Ernesto Che GuevaraThe never-before published diary Che Guevara kept during the guerrilla war in Cuba when he joined the struggle to overthrow the Batista dictatorship that led to the 1959 revolution. Ches widow Aleida March has now meticulously transcribed for the first time the small notebooks in which Che recorded his comments on events and individuals, often with a devastatingly brutal frankness. Unpublished for over 50 years, these original dozen notebooks were the source for the articles that comprise Ches famous Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, on which Steven Soderbergh based part one of his epic movie: Che starring Benicio Del Toro. This book includes a large number of unpublished photos and a fascinating introduction by Ches close political collaborator, the veteran Cuban revolutionary Armando Hart.

    $34.95 Pb, ISBN 9780987077943, NZRP$44.95Publish June 2012, 300 pagesOcean Press


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  • IranFrom Theocracy to the Green Movement

    Negin Nabavi, Montclair State University, USA.The aftermath of the disputed Iranian presidential elections in June 2009 stunned not only the world but also the leaders of the Islamic Republic. This book brings together nine essays that put the events of 2009 in the context of the Iranian Revolution and the thirty-year experience of the Islamic Republic. Written by experts and scholars, the chapters, on the one hand, shed light on the transformations that Iran has experienced in the different domains in the thirty years under the Islamic Republic, including economics and society, and on the other hand, a number of them speculate on the significance of the developments in 2009.

    $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9780230114692, NZRP$49.95Publish June 2012, 256 pagesPalgrave Macmillan

    Middle East/Politics

    Genes, Cells and BrainsBiosciences Promethean PromisesHIlary Rose, London School of Economics, UK and Steven Rose, Open University.Since the launch of the multibillion-dollar Human Genome Project, the biosciences have promised miracle cures and radical new ways of understanding who we are. But where is the new world we were promised? In Genes, Cells, and Brains, feminist sociologist Hilary Rose and neuroscientist Steven Rose take on the bioscience industry and its claims. Examining the rivalries between public and private sequencers, the establishment of biobanks, and the rise of stem cell research, they ask why the promised cornucopia of health benefits has failed to emerge.

    $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781844678815, NZRP$49.95Publish June 2012, 224 pagesVerso


    IntimacyZiyad Marar is the author of The Happiness Paradox.Popular culture assures us that couples, friends, family members and even strangers on a train can easily find that sense of deep connection and mutual understanding. Yet in an age of consumption and new media, where friending has become a verb, genuine intimacy seems harder to find than ever. Drawing widely on novels and films as well as psychology, sociology, and philosophy, Ziyad Marar offers four lenses through which to view this nebulous concept. He also details the many barriers that impede our hopes, including the illusion of self knowledge, lack of imagination and empathy, the wishful thinking that leads to politeness or the avoidance of healthy conflict.

    $32.95 Hb, ISBN 9781844655274, NZRP$42.95Publish June 2012, 256 pagesAcumen Publishing

    Popular Psychology

    The Five-Minute LinguistBite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages, Second EditionE. M. Rickerson, College of Charleston (S.C.), USA and Barry Hilton is a freelance writer/editor.This book has been warmly received by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to questions about language that most of us have, such as: How many languages are there? What was the first language? What causes foreign accents? Are dialects dying? The book is the work of experts, authoritative and full of facts. It has a conversational style that feels more like a series of fireside chats than a college textbook, because it started life as a series of five-minute radio broadcasts.

    $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781908049490, NZRP$39.95Publish June 2012, 320 pagesEquinox Publishing


    Human GeographyThe BasicsAndrew Jones, University of London, UK.Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world

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