Data Mining for the Social Sciences: An Introduction is a short non-technical introduction to data mining for people who are interested in using data mining to analyze quantitative data, but who don’t yet know much about these methods. Data Mining, using automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data to discover previously unknown or interesting […]
For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire “the Beast.” It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it’s not a stretch to imagine we will […]
More than 250 years ago, Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics, uncovered a set of astounding hidden connections in the form of an equation with just five numbers. Written simply as eiπ + 1 = 0, it now is called Euler’s Identity, and it has long been regarded by many mathematicians as their field’s most […]
The Constitution as Social Design focuses on gender and civic membership in American constitutional politics from the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment through Second Wave Feminism. This is a book about gender politics and constitutional development, and about what each of these can tell us about the other. It considers the options and choices faced by […]
Pamela Greenberg has an M.F.A. from Syracuse University and a Masters in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College. She has received several writing awards, including a University Fellows award at Syracuse, a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts, and a residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has been published […]
W. M. Adams (Bill) holds the Moran Chair of Conservation and Development in the University of Cambridge, where he has taught about conservation and the environmental development since the 1980s. He has a masters degree in Conservation from University College London, and a PhD in Geography from Cambridge. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate […]
Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital-valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate.
Daryl Twitchell is Managing Partner of Silver Ridge Advisors (SRA), a strategic consulting and investment firm that assists Fortune 500 companies and expansion stage mid-size enterprises. He has 20 years of experience in strategic consulting, product and business innovation, building companies into high-growth businesses, venture capital and strategic M&A. Daryl is the author, with Sugata Biswas, […]
In the tradition of E. F. Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful, renowned economist Clair Brown argues persuasively for a new economics built upon equality, sustainability, and right living. She believes that there is something very wrong with GDP. An economist at the University of California at Berkeley, she has long been troubled by the fact that classical economics […]
With elegant simplicity, Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii elucidates the essential history and inner workings of DNA—a tiny molecule that holds within it the deepest mysteries of life. As Frank-Kamenetskii explains, DNA will undoubtedly shape our future, too, as we call upon it to convict criminals, clone creatures, and ultimately, cure cancer. This definitive guide to DNA, a previous version of […]
Cape Wind is the real story, told for the first time in full, of the battle for our energy future. It also is the story of Jim Gordon and his quest to erect the world’s largest wind farm in Nantucket Sound, which is, of course, bounded by the storied vacation lands of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard […]
Business renewal isn’t for the faint of heart, but when a mature business is facing margin and growth pressures, and business as usual no longer works, the choice is stark. Typically, the mature business or business line is cut loose, but decline and eventual failure isn’t the only option. The other choice to commit to […]
Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, he leads the Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative. Adam is the author of A Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in a Digital Age which was published by Public Affairs. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “[Adam Segal] gives us plenty of reasons to wonder how long global powers will keep from going ânuclearâ in cyberspace.” His previous book, Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge, was a look at the technological rise of Asia.
A developmental and clinical psychologist, Ed Tronick co-founded the Child Development Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Touchpoints Program with T. Berry Brazelton. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Research Associate in Newborn Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The YouTube video of the […]
Joshua D. Rothman is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 2000 and where he served as Director of the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South from 2010-2016. A […]
After almost getting expelled for exposing his prep school’s outrages in the Boston press, David Williams spent 1968 crossing the Pacific in the merchant marine and fighting the Vietnam War in the peace movement. Wanted in Oregon for jaywalking, be hitchhiked home to enjoy the mayhem of the Sixties at Harvard where he occasionally attended […]