Book Reviews

Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts

Edited by Rebecca Chopp, Susan Frost, Daniel H. Weiss. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 212 pages. $45.00.

Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record

Errol Fuller. Princeton University Press, 2014. 256 pages. $29.95.

Letters to a Young Scientist

Edward O. Wilson. Norton, 2013. 244 pages. $21.95.

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an

Denise A. Spellberg. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 416 pages. $27.95.

Mortality’s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying

Donald T. Siebert. University of Delaware Press, 2013. 140 pages. $65.00.

The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti. Columbia University Press, 2014. 192 pages. $25.00.

A Little History of Literature

John Sutherland. Yale University Press, 2013. 288 pages. $25.00.

Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature

Donald W. Olson. Springer-Praxis, 2014. 355 pages. $29.99 (ebook); $39.99 (softcover)

Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

Robert Wilson. Bloomsbury, 2013. 288 pages. $28.00.

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The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bomb, and the Defeat of Japan

Wilson D. Miscamble. Cambridge University Press. 2011. 174 pages. $24.99. ($20.00 ebook)

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Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present

Nick Lomb. Powerhouse Museum/NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, 2011. 230 pages. $53.74.