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    • Lavoisier—the Crucial Year: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772 

      Guerlac, Henry (Cornell University Press, 1961)
      The author explores the origins of the eighteenth-century chemical revolution as it centers on Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier's earliest work on combustion. He shows that the main lines of Lavoisier's theory—including his theory ...
    • Legal Tender: Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination 

      Urang, John Griffith (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      At first glance, romance seems an improbable angle from which to write a cultural history of the German Democratic Republic. By most accounts the GDR was among the most dour and disciplined of socialist states, so devoted ...
    • Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture 

      Lewin, Ellen (Cornell University Press, 1993)
      Within a society that long considered “lesbian motherhood” a contradiction in terms, what were the experiences of lesbian mothers at the end of the twentieth century? In this illuminating book, lesbian mothers tell their ...
    • Life of Inland Waters: An Elementary Text Book of Fresh-Water Biology For Students, third edition 

      Needham, James G. (Cornell University Press, 1937)
      This work is a textbook of fresh-water life dealing with its forms, its conditions, its fitnesses, its associations, and its economic aspects. The ecologic side of fresh-water biology is emphasized. Due consideration is ...
    • Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance 

      Buell, Lawrence (Cornell University Press, 1973)
      Broader in scope than any previous literary study of the transcendentalists, this rewarding book analyzes the theories and forms characteristic of a vital group of American writers, as well as the principles and vision ...
    • Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages 

      Olson, Glending (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      This book studies attitudes toward secular literature during the later Middle Ages. Exploring two related medieval justifications of literary pleasure—one finding hygienic or therapeutic value in entertainment, and another ...
    • Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts 

      Weisiger, Alex (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      Most wars between countries end quickly and at relatively low cost. The few in which high-intensity fighting continues for years bring about a disproportionate amount of death and suffering. What separates these few unusually ...
    • Lord I'm Coming Home: Everyday Aesthetics in Tidewater North Carolina 

      Forrest, John (Cornell University Press, 1988)
      Lord I'm Coming Home focuses on a small, white, rural fishing community on the southern reaches of the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. By means of a new kind of anthropological fieldwork, John Forrest seeks to document ...
    • Louis Agassiz as a Teacher: Illustrative Extracts on His Method of Instruction, revised edition 

      Cooper, Lane (Cornell University Press, 1945)
      By a succession of living pictures, as it were, this book shows the eminent naturalist in the very act of teaching. Sometimes he himself speaks, sometimes distinguished pupils of his reveal in their own words the process ...
    • Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community 

      Eldridge, Hannah Vandegrift (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      In Lyric Orientations, Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge explores the power of lyric poetry to stir the social and emotional lives of human beings in the face of the ineffable nature of our mortality. She focuses on two German-speaking ...
    • Madame Bovary on Trial 

      LaCapra, Dominick (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an “outrage to public morality and religion.” Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, ...
    • Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge 

      Hagberg, G. L. (Cornell University Press, 1994)
      'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only ...
    • Moral Aspects of Economic Growth, and Other Essays 

      Moore, Jr., Barrington (Cornell University Press, 1998)
      Barrington Moore, Jr., one of the most distinguished thinkers in critical theory and historical sociology, was long concerned with the prospects for freedom and decency in industrial society. The product of decades of ...
    • Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures 

      Toker, Leona (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures ...
    • Narkomania: Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine 

      Carroll, Jennifer J. (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use ...
    • Natural History of the Farm: A Guide to the Practical Study of the Sources of Our Living in Wild Nature, second edition 

      Needham, James G. (Cornell University Press, 1916)
      This is a guide to the practical study of the sources in wild nature of our living. It contains a series of study outlines for the entire year, and deals with both the plants and animals of the farm-the things that men ...
    • Nature Guiding 

      Vinal, William Gould (Cornell University Press, 1926)
      Nature Guiding is the science of inculcating nature enthusiasm, nature principles, and nature facts into the spirit of individuals. "Doing" nature-study means observing, wondering, and solving problems. It could include ...
    • Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1817 

      Erlin, Matt (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed luxury commodities in ...
    • No More Nagasakis: Interfaith Action toward a World without Nuclear Weapons 

      Ihara, Toyokazu (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, atomic bomb survivor Tomokazu Ihara describes the bombing of his home city of Nagasaki in 1945, traces his activism against nuclear proliferation, and issues an ...
    • No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution 

      Herrmann, Rachel B. (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      In the era of the American Revolution, the rituals of diplomacy between the British, Patriots, and Native Americans featured gifts of food, ceremonial feasts, and a shared experience of hunger. When diplomacy failed, Native ...