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University of Pittsburgh Press

Founded in 1936, The University of Pittsburgh Press publishes in the areas of history, political science, international studies, Latin American studies, Russian and East European studies, composition and literacy studies, and history and philosophy of science, plus poetry, short fiction and books about Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for general readers, scholars, and students.


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  1. The Puzzle People

    Thomas E. Starzl, a pioneer in human organ transplantation, recounts the history of his miraculous field, its major players and the legal and ethical issues that surround it. This paperback edition features a new epilogue that brings readers up to date with developments in transplant surgery. Learn More
    £18.50

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  2. Second Suburb

    Built on eight square miles of farmland northeast of Philadelphia, Levittown, Pennsylvania, is a symbol of postwar suburbia and the fulfilment of the American dream. Begun in 1952, after the completion of an identically named community on Long Island, the second Levittown soon eclipsed its counterpart in scale and ambition, yet it continues to live in the shadow of its better-known sister. Second Suburb uncovers the unique story of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and its significance to American social, architectural, environmental, and political history. Learn More
    £30.95

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  3. Home

    Depicts the evolution of domestic space and the meaning of home during the twentieth century, with an emphasis on East Central Europe. This region is also placed firmly within a global context and similar developments are highlighted across the former east-west divide. Learn More
    £28.95

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  4. Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue

    Ayn Rand’s work has until recently received little serious attention from academics. This new series seeks a fuller scholarly understanding of this highly original and influential thinker. This volume addresses the basis of her egoism in a virtue-centred normative ethics; her account of how moral norms in general are themselves based on a fundamental choice by an agent to value his own life; and how her own approach to the foundations of ethics is to be compared and contrasted with familiar approaches in the analytic ethical tradition. Learn More
    £25.95

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  5. Remaking Boston

    Since its settlement in 1630, Boston, its harbour, and outlying regions have witnessed a monumental transformation at the hands of humans and by nature. Remaking Boston chronicles many of the events that altered the physical landscape of Boston, while also offering multidisciplinary perspectives on the environmental history of one of America's oldest and largest metropolitan areas. Learn More
    £29.95

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  6. Site Unseen

    In this work, the author develops a theory of the US nuclear establishment and explains its success in dominating policy making. He also describes the history of the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act and its aftermath. Learn More
    £28.95

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  7. Out of This Furnace

    Out of This Furnace, first published in 1941 by Little, Brown, and long out of print, is Thomas Bell’s most compelling achievement. Its story of three generations of an immigrant Slovak family - the Dobrejcaks - still stands as a fresh and extraordinary accomplishment. The writing is strong and forthright, and the novel builds constantly to its triumphantly human conclusion. Learn More
    £20.95

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  8. Picnic, Lightning

    This sixth collection of poems by Billy Collins touches on a wide range of subjects from jazz to death, from weather to sex. His language is contoured, self-aware and full of juxtapositions. Learn More
    £16.50

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  9. Democratic Brazil Revisited

    As the world's fifth-largest country, Brazil presents a compelling example of democracy in action. This book assesses the impact of competitive politics on Brazilian government, institutions, economics, and society. Learn More
    £29.95

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  10. Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy

    Presents conclusions on the controversy surrounding the challenge to Gregor Mendel's findings by British statistician and biologist R A Fisher. This volume offers an overview of the controversy; the original papers of Mendel and Fisher; and, four important papers on the debate. Learn More
    £30.95

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  11. South Asian in the Mid-South

    Provides a qualitative study on the creation and circulation of a variety of literacy texts, practices, and values among South Asian immigrants in Louisville, KY. Based on in-depth interviews, Pandey examines the literacy practices and values of South Asian immigrants, and demonstrates the transnational flows of languages and literacies. Learn More
    £27.95

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