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HOT TYPE: New releases by Swarthmoreans

Edward Wolf ’58

Physics and the Future of Hurricanes
Jenny Stanford Publishing

Wolf expands on a discovery that suggests hurricanes will become more powerful with global warming. Written at a college physics level, it provides a basic understanding of hurricanes as a separate phase of matter, emphasizing the flow of energy into and out of these storms, while expanding it with some material that might be taught in a meteorology or atmospheric physics course.

Carolyn Dewald ’68 and Rosaria Vignolo Munson, the J. Archer and Helen C. Turner Professor of Classics

Herodotus: Histories Book I
Cambridge University Press

Herodotus: Histories Book I<br />

In the Histories, the ancient Greek historian and geographer Herodotus tells how the Persian Empire began, grew, and met defeat during his parents’ generation. Book I begins that story by introducing the world in which the Persian imperial war machine began to operate and then expanded. This edition helps intermediate and advanced students read the book in the original Greek and will also interest advanced scholars. The commentary provides information about dialect, grammatical forms, syntax, and other properties of his language.

William Ehrhart ’73

Passing Time: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War
McFarland & Company

Passing Time: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War

A memoir detailing Ehrhart’s personal and political awakenings: first as a Marine in Vietnam, then as a student at Swarthmore, and later as a merchant seaman. First published in 1989, this revised edition features a new foreword by UMass-Amherst historian Christian Appy, an updated biographical sketch, and photographs not included in the original.

Ellen Mutari ’78 and Deborah M. Figart

Economic Well-Being: An Introduction
NASW Press

Economic well-being — or lack thereof — shapes people’s lives. Key economic indicators used to define problems are discussed, including unemployment and underemployment, inflation, recessions, income and wealth inequality, poverty, and discrimination. Data for these indicators can be crucial for justifying budgets, projecting needs, and writing grant proposals — clearly illustrating why economists and policymakers disagree about regulations, social-welfare programs, government spending, and tax policies designed to address these economic problems.

Dan Levitt ’80

What’s Gotten Into You: The Story of Your Body’s Atoms, from the Big Bang Through Last Night’s Dinner

What’s Gotten Into You: The Story of Your Body’s Atoms, from the Big Bang Through Last Night’s Dinner

Science and history documentarian Dan Levitt’s wondrous, readable book tells the story of our atoms’ long strange journey — from the Big Bang to the creation of stars through the formation of life as we know it — detailing the story of scientists who made groundbreaking discoveries and unearthed extraordinary insights in the composition of life. Behind their unexpected findings were investigations marked by fierce rivalries, obsession, heartbreak, flashes of insight, and flukes of blind luck. Ultimately, they’ve helped us understand the mystery of our existence: how a quadrillion atoms made of particles from the Big Bang now animate each of our cells.

Lucia Coppola ’83

Talking with Trees
Plants and Poetry

Talking with Trees

Coppola has created an inspiring book about how nature speaks to the imagination. It is the story of a magical journey into the garden and the extraordinary adventure of ordinary things. A celebration of nature, the lyrical words move in a perpetual dance with stillness, rhythm, breath, and song — creating a collection of poems and photographs that weave a tale that bridges the human and plant worlds.

Laura Markowitz ’85 and Amy S. Cramer

Voices on the Economy, Vol. I: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark New Solutions to Our Urgent Economic Problems
Voices On The Economy, Incorporated

Voices on the Economy, Vol. I: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark New Solutions to Our Urgent Economic Problems
This book presents the award-winning curriculum of Voices on the Economy (VOTE), an economics education program dedicated to presenting multiple perspectives without bias toward any point of view. It offers basic tools to analyze economic policies from the conservative, radical, and liberal perspectives. Readers can learn practical methods for engaging in passionate advocacy, respectful listening, and intelligent debate, and become fluent in multiple points of view.

Ilana Seidel Horn ’93 and Brette Garner

Teacher Learning of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction: A Sociocultural Approach

Teacher Learning of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction:<br />
A Sociocultural Approach

Drawing on sociocultural learning theory, Horn and Garner offer a groundbreaking theory of secondary mathematics teacher learning in schools, focusing on the transformation of instruction as a conceptual change project to achieve ambitious and equitable mathematics teaching. By theorizing teacher learning from a sociocultural perspective and focusing on instructional practice, the authors make a unique contribution to the field of teacher learning, and include practical examples of how teachers can shift their thinking and practice.

John Freeman ’96

Wind, Trees
Copper Canyon Press

Wind, Trees

In Wind, Trees, Freeman presents a meditation on power and loss, change and adaptation. Through narrative lyric and metaphysical pulse, meandering thought and punctuating quiet, Freeman studies the devastating failings of humanity and the redemptive possibilities of love.

Andrew Stobo Sniderman ’07

Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation

Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation

This true story follows multiple generations of two families, one white and one Indigenous, and weaves their lives into the larger story of Canada. It is a tale of villains and heroes, irony and idealism, racism and reconciliation. Valley of the Birdtail has the ambition to change the way we think about our past and show a path to a better future.

Amelia Possanza ’12

Lesbian Love Story

Lesbian Love Story

An intimate journey uncovering the romances and role models written out of history and what their stories can teach us all about how to love. At the heart of this inventive history, Possanza asks: What would our world look like if we replaced its foundation of misogyny with something new, with something distinctly lesbian? Centered around love stories for the ages, Possanza journeys into the archives to recover the personal histories of lesbians in the 20th century. Along the way, she discovers her own love — for swimming, for community, for New York City — and adds her record to the archive.

Sean Thor Conroe ’15

Fuccboi: A Novel
Little, Brown and Company

Set in Philadelphia one year into Trump’s presidency, this debut novel follows Conroe as he attempts to live meaningfully in a world that doesn’t seem to need him. Reconciling past failed selves, he now finds himself back in his college city, trying to write, doing stimulant-fueled bike deliveries to eat. Conroe shares his unvarnished, playful examination of what it means to be a man.
The Bulletin receives numerous submissions of new publications from the talented Swarthmore community and can feature only a fraction of those submissions here. Please note that work represented in Hot Type does not necessarily reflect the views of the College.