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    How Do Material Objects Organize Communities?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    BRAIN ELECTRIC, THE Gay, Malcolm Cyberkinetics 2015 159-184
    BURGLAR'S GUIDE TO THE CITY, A Manaugh, Geoff Tools of the Trade 2016 139-192
    CRADLE TO CRADLE McDonough, William; Braungart, Michael A Question of Design 2002 17-44
    LISTEN TO THIS Ross, Alex Infernal Machines 2010 55-68
    MY MISSPENT YOUTH Daum, Meghan Toy Children 2015 85-89
    NO IMPACT MAN Beavan, Colin If Only Pizza Didn't Come on Plates 2009 51-72
    RETROMANIA Reynolds, Simon Lost in the Shuffle 2011 86-128
    UPROOT Clayton, Jace Auto-tune Gives You a Better Me 2016 26-57
    WORLD BEYOND YOUR HEAD, THE Crawford, Matthew B. The Jig, the Nudge, and Local Ecology 2015 31-44
    NOTES FROM NO MAN'S LAND Biss, Eula Time and Distance Overcome 2009 3-11
    ARTIFICIAL APE, THE Taylor, Timothy Screen Culture 2010 171-190
    ART OF THE CON, THE Amore, Anthony M. The Forger 2015 15-36
    TEN BILLION TOMORROWS Clegg, Brian Ray Gun Ready 2015 101-116

    How Do Metaphors Shape Our Understanding of Illnesses and Their Cures?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS Sontag, Susan Selections from "Aids and Its Metaphors" 1989 93-104
    BAD PHARMA Goldacre, Ben Bigger, Simpler Trials 2013 223-239
    FEVER, THE Shah, Sonia The Birth of a Killer 2010 11-33
    GOOD GERMS, BAD GERMS Snyder Sachs, Jessica Fighting Smarter, Not Harder 2007 151-182
    ORDINARILY WELL Kramer, Peter Random Thoughts 2016 14-19
    PANDEMIC Shah, Sonia Blame 2016 122-140
    SELFISHNESS OF OTHERS, THE Dombek, Kristin The Epidemic 2016 17-30
    VAN GOGH'S EAR Murphy, Bernadette Troubled Genes 2016 229-235
    WAKING THE SPIRIT Schulman, Andrew Just Don't Kill the Patient 2016 167-188
    ON IMMUNITY Biss, Eula Selections from "On Immunity" 2014 72-82
    BEING MORTAL Gawande, Atul Things Fall Apart 2014 25-55
    END OF PLAGUES, THE Rhodes, John The Power of the Invisible 2013 5-9
    END OF MEMORY, THE Ingram, Jay Treatment: Candidates but no Champions 2015 183-200
    HOW WE DO HARM Webb Brawley, Otis Cadillac Care 2012 29-43

    How Do Our Brains Work & How Can We Make Them Work Better?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    BRAIN ELECTRIC, THE Gay, Malcolm Frozen Mirrors 2015 215-222
    COOL Quartz, Steven; Asp, Anette Cool on the Brain 2015 60-87
    MINDWARE Nisbett, Richard E. Everything's an Interference 2015 17-33
    STRANGE TOOLS Noë, Alva See Me If You Can 2015 93-112
    THINKING, FAST AND SLOW Kahneman, Daniel Cognitive Ease 2011 59-70
    ALGORITHMS TO LIVE BY Christian, Brian; Griffiths, Tom Caching, Forget About It 2016 84-104
    ALGORITHMS TO LIVE BY Christian, Brian; Griffiths, Tom  Overfitting, When to Think Less 2016 149-168
    BEYOND BOUNDARIES Nicolelis, Miguel  A Mind's Voyage Around the Real World 2011 179-194
    SLEIGHTS OF MIND Macknik, Stephen; Martinez-Conde, Susana May the Force Be With You: The Illusion of Choice 2010 160-187
    BIG BRAIN Lynch, Gary; Granger, Richard The Mind in the Machine 2008 17-32
    BREAKPOINT Stibel, Jeff Pheromones, Languages, Mirrors 2013 135-157
    NEURO REVOLUTION, THE Lynch, Zack Marketing to the Mind 2009 47-73
    NEURO REVOLUTION, THE Lynch, Zack The Witness on Your Shoulders 2009 19-46

    How Do Public Spaces Shape Our Emotions?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    AMERICAN GROUND Langewiesche, William The Inner World 2002 1-13
    AMERICAN GROUND Langewiesche, William Notes 2002 145-154
    BURGLAR'S GUIDE TO THE CITY, A Manaugh, Geoff Space Invaders 2016 3-32
    CITY BY CITY Tortorici, Dayna Los Angeles Plays Itself 2015 16-28
    CITY BY CITY Rodriques, Elias Fear and Aggression in Palm Coast 2015 309-315
    HAPPY CITY Montgomery, Charles The City Has Always Been a Happiness Project 2013 17-43
    KL Wachsmann, Nikolaus Coerced Communities 2015 499-511
    PULPHEAD Sullivan, John Jeremiah At a Shelter (After Katrina) 2011 79-88
    UNWINDING, THE Packer, George Tampa 2013 190-208
    UTOPIA DRIVE Reece, Erik What If? 2016 323-340
    WHITE LIES Berger, Maurice Hotels 2009 193-195
    WORLD BEYOND YOUR HEAD, THE Crawford, Matthew B. Autism as a Design Principle: Gambling 2015 89-112
    LONELY CITY, THE Laing, Olivia The Lonely City 2016 3-8

    How Does it Feel to Experience Gender & Sexual Discrimination?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    AMEXICA Vulliamy, Ed "The Wind of Knives" 2010 184-205
    HEADSCARVES AND HYMENS Eltahawy, Mona "Why They Hate Us" 2015 3-32
    UNSPEAKABLE, THE Daum, Meghan "Honorary Dyke" 2014 91-112
    EMPATHY EXAMS, THE Jamison, Leslie "Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain" 2014 185-218
    GLOBAL WOMAN Ehrenreich, Barbara "Maid to Order" 2003 85-103
    MURDER OVER A GIRL, A Corbett, Ken "A Green Dress" 2016 131-167
    MURDER OVER A GIRL, A Corbett, Ken Yeah Leticia 2016 81-101
    WAR IS NOT OVER WHEN IT'S OVER Jones, Ann "The Democratic Republic of Congo: Rape" 2010 131-167
    OUT OF THE ORDINARY Wheeler-Nicholson, Ian "Smile and Say Nothing" 2000 103-112
    OUT OF THE ORDINARY Lynch, Stefan I Remember Reaching for Michael's Hand 2000 63-71
    BECAUSE OF SEX Thomas, Gillian "Taking It All the Way to 'Sandra [expletive] Day O'Connor'" 2016 169-186
    BECAUSE OF SEX Thomas, Gillian Everyone Deserves a Safe Delivery 2016 206-228
    CREATED EQUAL Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna "Education for All" 2009 10-16
    CREATED EQUAL Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna Sticky Floors 2009 30-37
    WALKING PREY Smith, Holly Austin "Violence Against Women" 2014 81-89

    How Does Sound Affect Our Perception?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    EVERY SONG EVER Ratliff, Ben Let Me Concentrate! 2016 13-24
    LISTEN TO THIS Ross, Alex Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues 2010 22-54
    LOVE FOR SALE Hajdu, David Digitization: The Immaterial World 2016 211-236
    PERFECTING SOUND FOREVER Milner, Greg The New World 2009 50-73
    REINVENTING BACH Elie, Paul Extinction: Charlie Veron, Darwin of the Coral 2012 167-238
    REST IS NOISE, THE Ross, Alex The Art of Fear 2007 235-283
    STRANGE TOOLS Noë, Alva Air Guitar Styles 2015 168-181
    UPROOT Clayton, Jace Auto-tune Gives You a Better Me 2016 26-57
    WAKING THE SPIRIT Schulman, Andrew The Music of Poetry, The Poetry of Music 2016 191-203 
    NEURO REVOLUTION, THE Lynch, Zack Do You See What I Hear? 2009 114-132
    NOTHING FEELS GOOD Greenwald, Andy Kissing Bottles and Talking to Angels 2003 17-33

    How is Digital Technology Redefining What it Means to be Human?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    BRAIN ELECTRIC, THE Gay, Malcolm "Screw the Rats!" 2015 91-118
    BEYOND BOUNDARIES Nicolelis, Miguel "Shaping and Sharing Minds" 2011 223-250
    ENOUGH McKibben, Bill Enough 2003 220-227
    ON INTELLIGENCE Hawkins, Jeff; Blakeslee, Sandra "The Future of Intelligence" 2004 205-233
    BREAKPOINT Stibel, Jeff "EEG, ESP, AI" 2013 159-177
    NEURO REVOLUTION, THE Lynch, Zack "Perception Shift" 2009 181-201
    TEN BILLION TOMORROWS Clegg, Brian "Cyborg" 2015 207-224
    VIRTUALLY HUMAN Rothblatt, Martine "Mindcloning, Natural Selection, and Digital Eugenics" 2014 91-119

    How Is Our Environment Changing & What Does the Future Hold?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR   PAGES
    HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED Friedman, Thomas L. 205 Easy Ways to Save the Earth 2008   249-262
    REEF, THE  McCalman, Iain Extinction: Charlie Veron, Darwin of the Coral 2014    249-273
    UPCYCLE, THE McDonough, William; Braungart, Michael Life Upcycles 2013   25-49
    WHALE AND THE SUPERCOMPUTER, THE Wohlforth, Charles The Signs 2004   169-200
    BILL MCKIBBEN READER, THE McKibben, Bill Maybe We Should Call It Something Scarier 2008   71-73
     SIXTH EXTINCTION, THE Kolbert, Elizabeth The Forest and the Trees 2014   148-172
    THIN ICE Bowen, Mark The Story in the Snows 2005   376-395
    CREATED EQUAL Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna Environment and Gender 2009   134-138
    GLOBAL WARRING Paskal, Cleo Life on the No Longer Permanent Permafrost 2010   65-84
    GLOBAL WARRING Paskal, Cleo Today's Weather 2010   129-149
    LOST ANTARCTICA McClintock, James Closing the Gap 2009   197-217
    GREEN AND THE BLACK, THE Sernovitz, Gary When Rachel Carson Meets Al Gore 2016   163-181
    MELTING WORLD, THE White, Christopher The Widening Gyre 2013   231-258
    TIPPING POINT FOR PLANET EARTH Barnosky, Anthony D.; Hadly, Elizabeth A. Past or Future? 2016   9-27
    VERTICAL FARM Despommier, Dickson Tomorrow's Agriculture 2010   107-131
    WATER IN PLAIN SIGHT Schwartz, Judith D. Missing the Water for the Trees 2016   91-119

    How Should We Talk about Race and Racism?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    GIVE US THE BALLOT Berman, Ari Old Poison, New Bottles 2016 245-285
    GIVE US THE BALLOT Berman, Ari The Counterrevolution (II) 2016 207-244
    GIVE US THE BALLOT Berman, Ari After Shelby 2016 286-314
    MALCOLM X Helfer, Andrew; Duburke, Randy A New Leader 2006 58-69
    RACE CARD, THE Ford, Richard Thompson Post-Racism: Why the Race Card Is a Crisis of Success 2008 308-349
    SEEING A COLOR-BLIND FUTURE Williams, Patricia J. The Emperor's New Clothes 1998 3-16
    WHITE LIES Berger, Maurice Dialogue 1999 174-181
    WHITE LIES Berger, Maurice White 1999 9-12
    WHITE LIES Berger, Maurice White(3) 1999 164-168
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY Ball, Edward A Reckoning 1998 392-418
    WE GON' BE ALRIGHT Chang, Jeff The In-Betweens: On Asian-Americanness 2016 137-157
    CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC Rankine, Claudia I 2014 5-19
    HOW RACE IS LIVED IN AMERICA Winerip, Michael Why Harlem Drug Cops Don't Discuss Race 2001 231-249
    INFAMY Reeves, Richard Keep This a White Man's Country 2015 98-124
    KILLING RAGE hooks, bell Refusing to Be a Victim 1995 151-161
    KILLING RAGE hooks, bell Keeping a Legacy of Shared Struggle 1995 204-214
    TROUBLE WITH DIVERSITY, THE Michaels, Walter Benn The Trouble with Race 2006 21-49
    SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS, THE Long, Mark; Demonakos, Jim; Powell, Nate Selections from "The Silence of Our Friends" 2012 24-37
    RACE BAITER Deggans, Eric Information Wars 2012 41-63
    WRONG ON RACE Bartlett, Bruce A Time for Reassessment? 2008 187-194
    BLACKBALLED Ross, Lawrence Jim Crow Greek Row 2016 17-47
    LESS THAN HUMAN Smith, David Livingstone Less Than Human 2011 11-25
    PICKING COTTON Thompson-Cannino, Jennifer; Cotton, Ronald Chapter 5 2009 75-93

    What Are the Costs of War?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    AFTER WE KILL YOU Rall, Ted Sleeping with the Taliban 2014 179-198
    GOOD SOLDIERS, THE Finkel, David 6/30/2007 2009 68-89
    LONG WAY GONE, A Beah, Ishmael Chapter 10 2007 69-88
    NO MAN'S LAND Samet, Elizabeth D. Between Scylla and Charybdis: Coming Home 2014 29-82
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Finkel, David Chapter 1 2013 7-21
    WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED Gourevitch, Philip Chapter 5 1998 63-74
    WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED Gourevitch, Philip Chapter 10 1998 132-144
    WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED Gourevitch, Philip Chapter 16 1998 242-255
    KILL CHAIN Cockburn, Andrew Drones, Baby, Drones 2015 211-243
    NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING Gopal, Anand No One Is Safe from This 2014 101-117
    QUESTION OF TORTURE, A McCoy, Alfred W. Legalizing Torture 2006 210-225
    WAR IS NOT OVER WHEN IT'S OVER Jones, Ann Sierra Leone: Girls 2010 92-130
    CREATED EQUAL Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna Women Refugees 2009 145-151
    AMERICA'S WAR MACHINE McCartney, James The Reckoning 2015 187-201
    ENOUGH SAID Thompson, Mark War 2016 199-234

    What Are the Most Persistent Problems in Higher Education?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
     BIG TEST, THE Lemann, Nicholas The Negro Problem 1999 155-165
    WHITE LIES Berger, Maurice Initiation 1999 122-128
    BEER AND CIRCUS Sperber, Murray The Faculty/Student Nonaggression Pact 2000 112-121
     HIGHER EDUCATION? Hacker, Andrew; Dreifus, Claudia Why College Costs So Much 2010 113-131
    WE BELIEVE YOU Karasek, Sofie An Important Event 2016 292-295
    ANTI-EDUCATION ERA, THE Gee, James Paul Institutions and Frozen Thought 2013 85-93
    COLLEGE DISRUPTED Craig, Ryan Crisis of Affordability 2015 17-34
    DECLINING BY DEGREES Washington, Heather D. Talking the Talk: Rhetoric and Reality for Students of Color 2005 185-193
    DECLINING BY DEGREES Gregorian, Vartan Six Challenges to the American University 2005 77-96

    What Are the Promises and Perils of a Global Economy?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    MINDWARE Nisbett, Richard E. Should You Think LikeaAn Economist? 2015 69-83
    WORLD IS FLAT 3.0, THE Friedman, Thomas L. Globalization of the Local 2006 477-488
    FENCES AND WINDOWS Klein, Naomi Democracy in Shackles 2002 44-47
    GLOBAL WOMAN Sassen, Saskia Global Cities and Survival Circuits 2003 254-274
    SCARCITY Mullainathan, Sendhil; Shafir, Eldar Improving the Lives of the Poor 2013 167-182
    SHOCK DOCTRINE, THE Klein, Naomi Blank Is Beautiful 2007 3-25
    CREATED EQUAL Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna Globalization 2009 138-145
    GLOBAL WARRING Paskal, Cleo The Global Economy: Waiting for the Ship to Come In 2010 79-103
    AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY, THE Vigna, Paul; Casey, Michael J. From Babylon to Bitcoin 2015 15-40
    WEALTH OF HUMANS, THE Avent, Ryan In Search of a Better Sponge 2016 64-77

    What Ethical Problems Are Tied to Food Production and Consumption?

    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR EXCERPT PUB YEAR PAGES
    FENCES AND WINDOWS Klein, Naomi Genetically Altered Rice 2002 87-90
    ANIMAL FACTORY Kirby, David The Price of Protein 2010 439-452
    DINNER AT THE NEW GENE CAFÉ Lambrecht, Bill On Opening Day, Fields of Dreams 2001 3-20
    MEAT YOU EAT, THE Midkiff, Ken Stay Small and Stay Alive 2004 157-173
    MODERN SAVAGE, THE McWilliams, James The Omnivore's Contradiction 2015 40-69
    UNNATURALLY DELICIOUS Lusk, Jayson The Case for Food and Agriculture Innovation 2016 189-212
    VERTICAL FARM Despommier, Dickson Remodeling Nature 2010 15-34