The Bactra Review

Publisher Index

Links where available; sporadic notes about who owns what, too. (I've gotten review copies from the high-lighted publishers, so those reviews should be treated with special skepticism. Also, I was once paid by the Perseus Books Group to evaluate the scientific content of a book they were considering publishing, but I've never gotten review copies from them.)
Harry N. Abrams (New York) [A tentacle of La Martinière Groupe]
Andy Goldsworthy, Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
Addison-Wesley (Reading, Mass.) [A tentacle of the Perseus Books Group]
David Harry Grinspoon, Venus Revealed: A New Look Below the Clouds of Our Mysterious Twin Planet
John Holland, Emergence: From Chaos to Order
Fatima Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
Almqvist and Wiksells (Uppsala)
Harald Cramér, Mathematical Methods of Statistics
American Mathematical Society (Providence, Rhode Island)
Terence Tao, Structure and Randomness: Pages from Year One of a Mathematical Blog
Atlantic Monthly Press (New York)
Matt Ruff, Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy
Avocet Press (New York)
P. J. Grady, Maximum Insecurity: A Matty Madrid Mystery
Avon/Eos (New York)
Mary Gentle, A Secret History: The Book of Ash, #1
Ballantine (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Wil McCarthy, Bloom
Bantam (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Caleb Carr, The Alienist
Bruce Sterling, Holy Fire
Bruce Sterling, Distraction
Basic Books (New York) [Presently a tentacle of the Perseus Books Group, formerly a tentacle of HarperCollins]
William W. Keller, Arm in Arm: The Political Economy of the Global Arms Trade
Aaron Lynch, Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society
Donald A. Norman, The Psychology of Everyday Things
Beacon Books (Boston) [A tentacle of the Unitarian Universalist Association]
Margaret Alic, Hyapatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century
Berkley Books (New York) [A tentacle of Penguin Putnam]
Jeanne Cavelos, The Science of the X-Files
Karen Rose Cercone, Blood Tracks
Birkhäuser (Boston and Basel)
Auguste Dick, Emmy Noether, 1882--1935
Blackwell (Oxford)
Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism
Paul Krugman, The Self-Organizing Economy
Christopher Norris, Against Relativism: Philosophy of Science, Deconstruction and Critical Theory
Dan Sperber, Explaning Culture: A Naturalistic Approach
British Museum Press (London)
Lucy Goodison and Christine Morris (eds.), Ancient Goddess: The Myths and the Evidence
Broadway Books (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Joseph Kanon, Los Alamos
The Bunny and the Crocodile Press (Washington, D.C.)
Anne Becker, The Transmutation Notebooks: Poems in the Voices of Charles and Emma Darwin
Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England)
Remo Badii and Antonio Politi, Complexity: Hierarchical Structures and Scaling in Physics
George Batchelor, The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor
Thráinn Eggertsson, Economic Behavior and Institutions
James R. Flynn, What Is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect
B. Roy Frieden, Physics from Fisher Information: A Unification
Rosario N. Mantegna and H. Eugene Stanley, An Introduction to Econophysics: Correlations and Complexity in Finance
Daniel H. Rothman and Stéphane Zaleski, Lattice-Gas Cellular Automata: Simple Models of Complex Hydrodynamics
Bernard Schutz, Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
Halbert White, Estimation, Inference, and Specification Analysis
Capstone Publishing (Oxford)
Diane Coyle, The Weightless World: Strategies for Managing the Digital Economy
Chapman and Hall (London)
E. J. G. Pitman, Some Basic Theory for Statistical Inference
Chronicle Books (San Francisco)
Felice Frankel and George M. Whitesides, On the Surface of Things: Images of the Extraordinary in Science
Clarendon Press (Oxford) [A tentacle of Oxford University Press]
A. C. Atkinson and A. N. Donev, Optimum Experimental Designs
J. L. Heilbron, Geometry Civilized: History, Culture, and Technique
Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY)
Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism
DAW Books (New York) [A tentacle of Penguin Putnam, though technically independently owned]
Diana Wynne Jones, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Doubleday (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Ernst Cassirer, An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture
Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
William Poundstone, Labyrinths of Reason: Puzzles, Paradoxes and the Frailty of Knowledge
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York) [A tentacle of Holtzbrinck]
Frederic Prokosch, The Seven Who Fled
Free Press (New York) [A tentacle of Simon and Schuster]
Stephen Budiansky, Nature's Keepers: The New Science of Nature Management
Annie Murphy Paul, The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves
Gillian Tett, Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J. P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe
Harper and Row (New York) [Absorbed by HarperCollins]
Willard Van Orman Quine, Mathematical Logic
Harper and Brothers (New York) [Absorbed by Harper and Row]
J. B. S. Haldane, The Causes of Evolution
Frederic Prokosch, The Seven Who Fled
Harper Business [A tentacle of HarperCollins]
Justin Fox, The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
HarperCollins (New York) [A tentacle of the News Corporation, i.e., Rupert Murdoch]
HarperPerennial (New York) [A tentacle of HarperCollins]
Larry Gonick and Alice Outwater, The Cartoon Guide to the Environment
HarperPrism (New York) [A tentacle of HarperCollins]
Greg Egan, Permutation City
Greg Egan, Distress
Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
James Beniger, The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society
Freeman Dyson, Imagined Worlds
Loren R. Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor, Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity
Charles F. Manski, Identification for Prediction and Decision
Willard Van Orman Quine, Mathematical Logic
John E. Roemer, A Future for Socialism
Hill and Wang (New York) [A tentacle of Farrar, Straus and Giroux]
David S. Katz and Richard H. Popkin, Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium
Houghton Mifflin (Boston)
Jill Paton Walsh, Knowledge of Angels
Institute of Physics Publishing (Bristol, England)
Ian D. Lawrie, A Unified Grand Tour of Theoretical Physics
Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, Maryland)
John H. Gillespie, Population Genetics: A Concise Guide
Otto Mayr, Authority, Liberty and Automatic Machinery in Early Modern Europe
Kluwer Academic (Dordchet, Boston and London) [A tentacle of Springer-Verlag]
Elisabeth Nemeth and Friedrich Stadler (eds.), Encyclopedia and Utopia: The Life and Work of Otto Neurath (1882--1945)
Alfred A. Knopf (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Janet Browne, Charles Darwin, vol. I: Voyaging
Longmans, Green and Co. (London) [Absorbed by Addison-Wesley]
J. B. S. Haldane, The Causes of Evolution
Macmillan (London) [A tentacle of Holtzbrinck, which doesn't have a publically-accessable website]
Aurel Stein, On Ancient Central Asian Tracks: Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northwestern China
Malor Books (Cambridge, Mass.)
William Sargant, Battle for the Mind
Millennium (London)
Greg Egan, Distress
Greg Egan, Permutation City
MIT Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
Dana H. Ballard, An Introduction to Natural Computation
Valentino Braitenberg, Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology
Diane Coyle, The Weightless World: Strategies for Managing the Digital Economy
Daniel Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds
Marco Dorigo and Marco Colombetti, Robot Shaping: An Experiment in Behavior Engineering
Gary William Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation
John H. Holland, Keith J. Holyoak, Richard E. Nisbett and Paul R. Thagard, Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery
Edwin Hutchins, Cognition in the Wild
Michael J. Kearns and Umesh V. Vazirani, An Introduction to Computational Learning Theory
Paul Krugman, Pop Internationalism
Philip Morrison and Kosta Tsipis, Reason Enough to Hope: America and the World of the 21st Century
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice to a Young Investigator
Mitchel Resnick, Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds
Fred Rieke, David Warland, Rob de Ruyter van Steveninck, and William Bialek, Spikes: Exploring the Neural Code
Ariel Rubinstein, Modeling Bounded Rationality
Chris Thornton, Truth from Trash: How Learning Makes Sense
Virginia Valian, Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women
John Murray (London)
Annabel Walker, Aurel Stein: Pioneer of the Silk Road
The New Press (New York) [Distributed by W. W. Norton]
E. P. Thompson, The Romantics: England in a Revolutionary Age
W. W. Norton (New York)
Thomas Frank and Matt Weiland (eds.), Commodify Your Dissent: Salvos from The Baffler
Stephen Holmes and Cass R. Sunstein, The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes
Paul Krugman, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works
Jonathan D. Spence, God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan
Orbit Books (London) [A tentacle of Little, Brown UK]
Ken MacLeod, The Cassini Division
Orion Books (London) [Attention Conservation Notice: One of the worst-designed pages I've seen and, as of Nov. 1999, not updated since 1997.]
Diana Wynne Jones, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Oxford University Press (Oxford)
Philip Ball, The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature
Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene
Christian Gouriéroux and Alain Monfort, Simulation-Based Econometric Methods
Paul H. Harvey and Mark D. Pagel, The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology
Ray Jackendoff, Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution
John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry, The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language
François Roustang, The Lacanian Delusion
David E. Stannard, Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory
Pantheon Books (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Wendy Kaminer, Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and the Perils of Piety
Aurel Stein, On Ancient Central Asian Tracks: Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northwestern China
Penguin Books (Hammondsworth, England) [A tentacle of the Penguin Putnam]
Egil's Saga
Steven Berlin Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Leszek Kolakowski, Freedom, Fame, Lying, and Betrayal: Essays on Everyday Life
Jane Langton, Dead as a Dodo
G. C. Lichtenberg, Aphorisms
William Sargant, Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing
Penguin Putnam [A tentacle of Pearson PLC]
Plume (New York) [A tentacle of Penguin Putnam]
Stephen King, Wizard and Glass
Princeton University Press (Princeton, New Jersey)
John Tyler Bonner, The Evolution of Complexity, by Means of Natural Selection
Janet Browne, Charles Darwin, vol. I: Voyaging
Bent Jesper Christensen and Nicholas M. Kiefer, Economic Modeling and Inference
Harald Cramér, Mathematical Methods of Statistics
Barry Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System
J. B. S. Haldane, The Causes of Evolution
Susan Hough, Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction
Gary King, A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data
Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
S. Robert Ramsey, The Languages of China
Karl Sigmund, The Calculus of Selfishness
Paul Teller, An Interpretive Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
H. Peyton Young, Individual Strategy and Social Structure: An Evolutionary Theory of Institutions
Random House (New York) [A tentacle of Bertelsmann AG]
Caleb Carr, The Alienist
Saint Martin's Press (New York) [A tentacle of Macmillan]
Avram Davidson, The Investigations of Avram Davidson: Collected Mysteries, ed. Grania Davis and Richard A. Lupoff
Martin Gardner, The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938--1995
Simon and Schuster (New York) [A tentacle of Viacom]
Edward Dolnick, Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis
Herbert Lieberman, City of the Dead
Thomas E. Ricks, Making the Corps
Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, D.C.)
Benson Saler, Charles A. Ziegler, and Charles B. Moore, UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Press (Philadelphia)
Andrew M. Fraser, Hidden Markov Models and Dynamical Systems
Springer-Verlag (Berlin; New York)
Pierre de Gennes and Jacques Badoz, Fragile Objects: Soft Matter, Hard Science, and the Thrill of Discovery
Mark S. Handcock and Martina Morris, Relative Distribution Methods in the Social Sciences
Joel Keizer, Statistical Thermodynamics of Nonequilibrium Processes
Nino Boccara, Modeling Complex Systems
V. N. Vapnik, The Nature of Statistical Learning Theory
Tachyon Publications (San Francisco)
Avram Davidson and Grania Davis, The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil
Tor (New York) [A tentacle of Macmillan]
Greg Bear, /
Avram Davidson, The Avram Davidson Treasury, ed. Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis
Ken MacLeod, The Cassini Division
Harry Turtledove, Between the Rivers
University of California Press (Berkeley)
M. Hassan Kakar, Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979--1982
Robert Serber, The Los Alamos Primer
University of Chicago Press (Chicago)
William R. Everdell, The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought
Susan Haack, Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays
Bernard E. Harcourt, Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age
Deborah Mayo, Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge
Jeannette Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein: Archaeological Explorer
Aurel Stein, On Ancient Central Asian Tracks: Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northwestern China
University of Washington Press (Seattle)
Annabel Walker, Aurel Stein: Pioneer of the Silk Road
Verso (London)
Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800--1900
Vintage Books (New York) [A tentacle of Random House]
Orhan Pamuk, The White Castle
Westview Press (Boulder, Colorado) [A tentacle of the Perseus Books Group]
Leszek Kolakowski, Freedom, Fame, Lying, and Betrayal: Essays on Everyday Life
Wiley (New York)
Kirill Ilinski, Physics of Finance: Gauge Modelling in Nonequilibrium Pricing
Jack L. King, Operational Risk: Measurement and Modelling
Wolfram Media (Urbana, Illinois)
Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science
World Scientific (Singapore)
Andrew Ilachinski, Cellular Automata: A Discrete Universe
Jorma Rissanen, Stochastic Complexity in Statistical Inquiry
A. N. Shiryaev, Essentials of Stochastic Finance: Facts, Models, Theory
Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut)
Ernst Cassirer, An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture
George Steiner, In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture