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From Genesis to Genetics: The Case of Evolution and Creationism by John A. Moore ’36. Moore argues that the long-running debate over teaching evolution threatens not just the scientific study of biology but the dissemination of scientific procedures throughout the public school curriculum (University of California Press, $27.50).

Home Movies: A History of the American Industry, 1897–1979 by Alan Kattelle ’40. From its origins in the magic lantern and the camera obscura to the introduction of affordable color film and the famous Zapruder film of JFK’s assassination, this volume offers a one-of-a-kind introduction to the technology, film, organizations and companies that make home movies possible (Transition Publishing, $49.95).

Kelly’s People by Walter Wager ’44. In the author’s 27th book, five telepathic counterespionage agents — saved by organ transplants and supercharged with a mysterious, lifesaving serum — must stop a shadowy arch-terrorist from completing his plan to detonate nuclear devices in London, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. (Forge, $24.95).

Termination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, revised edition, by Stephen K. Firestein ’47. This version of the author’s pioneering 1978 work offers old lessons and new insights on the termination of psychological care for patients (International Universities Press, $29.95 paper).

Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings, edited by Steven Marcus ’48, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities. The first comprehensive collection of stories, many not seen since their original publication in Black Mask and other pulps, from the father of the American hardboiled crime novel (Library of America, $35).

Greece’s Pivotal Role in World War II and Its Importance to the U.S. Today, edited by Eugene T. Rossides ’49, introduction by Andrew J. Goodpaster. Fourteen essays that describe Greek resistance to German aggression during World War II and assess Greek-American relations from the Cold War to the present; from the president of the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (American Hellenic Institute Foundation, $20 paper).

Open Moral Communities by Seymour J. Mandelbaum ’56. A blend of moral philosophy and concrete examples from modern cities not only illustrates the pivotal role that communities play in maintaining and adapting people’s moral outlooks but also constitutes a paean for communitarian sensibilities (MIT Press, $30).

A Companion to the Works of Ranier Maria Rilke, edited by Erika A. Metzger and Michael M. Metzger ’56. This collection of scholarly essays assesses the oeuvre and enduring significance of the poet, storyteller, novelist and critic, who was one of the most important German writers of his generation (Camden House, $75).

Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick ’59. A deliberately open-ended examination of core metaphysical questions — the nature of truth, objectivity, necessity, consciousness, ethics — from the celebrated philosopher and Harvard professor, who died on January 23 (Harvard University Press, $35).

Another Such Victory: President Truman and the Cold War, 1945–1953 by Arnold A. Offner ’59. This revisionist history challenges common perceptions of the 33rd president, criticizing him for a provincial personal diplomacy and a needlessly aggressive foreign policy that exacerbated international tensions during a critical period (Stanford University Press, $37.95).

Journal of a Living Experiment: A Documentary History of the First Ten Years of Teachers and Writers Collaborative, edited, with commentary, by Phillip Lopate ’64. In addition to the editor, Columbia contributors to this reissue of the 1979 retrospective on the writing group’s first decade include Professor of English and Comparative Literature Kenneth Koch (Teachers & Writers, $14.95 paper).

White Boy: A Memoir by Mark Naison ’66. This tough but hopeful autobiography recounts the author’s path from a childhood in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn to a professorship in African-American Studies at Fordham University in the Bronx (Temple University Press, $69.50 cloth, $19.95 paper).

Art Kills by Eric Van Lustbader ’68. In this fast-paced novella, the pursuit of a long-lost Raphael painting entangles a no-nonsense art lover with a murderous East Coast crime boss and his ravishing, dangerous sister (Carroll & Graf, $12.95).

A Alegria Que Vem Da Trapa by Dom Bernardo Bonowitz ’70. A collection of sermons, which link traditional Benedictine spirituality with Brazilian culture, that were preached in a Trappist monastery in southern Brazil by the author, the monastery’s superior; in Portuguese (Edições Lumen Christi, 16 Reals, paper).

Violence, Nudity, Adult Content: A Novel by Vince Passaro ’79. In this first novel, a complicated emotional triangle among a determined rape victim, her hot shot attorney and his neglected wife reveals the inherent tension in Manhattan’s newly wealthy professional class of the 1990s (Simon & Schuster, $24).

An Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and the Palestinian Conflict by Daniel Bertrand Monk ’81. In Israel and the Occupied Territories, even the stones are invested with meaning, and “sacred” architecture can take on a devastating political significance for both sides in the conflict (Duke University Press, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper).

The Apple Approach to Golf: It’s Easy as Pie! by Stephen Glazer ’88. A former Lions golf team captain and two-time team MVP offers a simple, easy to understand guide that stresses the fundamentals of the game (New England Golf Magazine, $7.95 paper).

Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era, edited by Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone. In addition to incoming University President Bollinger, Columbia contributors to this volume on the First Amendment’s history, application and future include University Professor Kent Greenawalt and Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties Vincent Blasi (University of Chicago Press, $35).

Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property and the Adages of Erasmus by Kathy Eden, Mark Van Doren Professor in Literature Humanities. The gentle humanist’s compilation of classical proverbs revealed his commitment to friendship and common property even as the book’s publication in the early 16th century ushered in new attitudes concerning the right to copy (Yale University Press, $35).

Economic Development of Burma: A Vision and a Strategy. Ronald Findlay, the Ragnar Nurske Professor of Economics, was one of six international economists collaborating on this report, which explains how political repression stifled Burma’s participation in the world’s economic progress during the last 50 years and suggests ways the country can overcome the obstacles facing it (Singapore University Press, $25 paper).

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Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life by William Leach, professor of history. A somber exploration of the “vast landscape of the temporary” that has transformed work habits, the physical landscape and Americans’ sense of place during the last two decades (Pantheon Books, $24 cloth; Vintage Books, $14 paper).

Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday by Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature. A paperback reissue of the study of the peerless, tragic jazz icon, from the director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies. It won the Ralph J. Gleason Award in 1991 for best musical book of the year (Da Capo Press, $20 paper).

Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government by Philip Pettit, professor of philosophy. This reissue of the noted political theorist’s groundbreaking presentation of the republican alternative to liberal and communitarian political philosophies includes a new postscript by the author (Oxford University Press, $21.95 paper).

A History of Britain. Volume II: The Wars of the British, 1603–1776 by Simon Schama, University Professor. This richly illustrated volume is the companion to the second installment of the author’s television documentary series about his homeland, which aired on the History Channel in the fall of 2001 (Talk Miramax Books, $40).

Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States, edited by Michael Hanagan and Charles Tilly, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science. A collection of essays examining the historical and cultural background of conceptions of citizenship and sovereignty in the context of the European Union, which is expanding individual rights while dividing sovereignty (Rowman & Littlefield, $82 cloth, $29.95 paper).

A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, edited by Bob Hale and Crispin Wright, professor of philosophy. A weighty compendium comprising 25 essays surveying and analyzing the central issues in the study of language, meaning and our understanding of truth `(Blackwell, $131.95 cloth, $34.95 paper).

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