New eBooks for the New Year

Human Trafficking by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont (New York: Facts On File, 2009)

Cullen-DuPont, an award-winning author of several books on women’s history, including Women’s Rights on Trial , provides a thorough and in-depth analysis of the complex issue of human trafficking-the official term for the modern-day slave trade. In the first part of the book, Cullen-DuPont provides an excellent overview of human trafficking from the global and U.S. perspectives. She also does an excellent job of combining research with personal stories of individuals who were victims of human trafficking. –Library Journal

 

The Routledge Companion to Epistemology edited by Sven Bernecker and Duncan Pritchard (Routledge, 2011)

Bernecker (philosophy, U. of California at Irvine, US) and Pritchard (philosophy, U. of Edinburgh, UK) present 78 chapters that together are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of and contemporary developments in the philosophy of knowledge (epistemology), one of the most central areas of philosophy, with many connections to virtually every other area of the discipline. The chapters are organized thematically into sections addressing foundational concepts, the analysis of knowledge, the structure of knowledge, skepticism, responses to skepticism, knowledge and knowledge attributions, formal epistemology, the history of epistemology, and metaepistemological issues. –Reference & Research Book News

 

The Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers edited by Stuart Brown(Boston: Credo Reference, 2012)

Like other volumes in this series, the Dictionary covers not just philosophers but also theologians, scientists, and economists.Each biography is clear and concise, and is accompanied by a bibliography. Volume 1 opens with an introduction, followed by a section on how to use the dictionary, a general bibliography, and list of contributors. The biographical sketches are arranged in A-Z fashion by the last name of the individual. Volume 2 concludes with name and supplementary indexes. –Choice

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Eric Bradley is a academic librarian. He does not moonlight as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter or Los Angeles studio singer, although may be seen playing French Horn in a community band or adding another tune book to his hymnal collection.
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