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March 26, 2015

Four new titles have been added online in March

From American Women’s History to Plate Tectonics ...

March 9, 2015

Celebrating women in philosophy

Explore 'What's in it for whom' or feminism and multiculturalism in political philosophy ...

February 26, 2015

Five new books published online in February

Including Human Anatomy, Dante, and Ritual ...