Columbia University Press has now launched Columbia Scholarship Online (CUSO), bringing hundreds of outstanding scholarly works onto the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform.
Founded in 1893, the Press is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. It seeks to publish outstanding original works by scholars and other intellectuals that contribute to an understanding of global human concern, while also reflecting Columbia University’s role as a key institution in the cultural and intellectual landscape of New York City.
Throughout its history, one of the strengths of Columbia University Press has been the diversity of its list, key titles of which are now available on Columbia Scholarship Online, much to the benefit of the wider UPSO platform. The Press is the 20th press to join UPSO's ever-growing family of prestigious partners, and launches with 389 academic books across 18 subjects, including Economics and Finance, Philosophy, and Political Science.
To celebrate the launch of Columbia Scholarship Online, we’ve made a selection of chapters from some of the press's key titles freely available for a limited time on a diverse range of subjects - from mankind's possible future on Mars, to the ethical debates around cloning and stem cell research:
- 'Avatar (2009)' in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion by James Clarke
- 'The Yeti: The Abominable Snowman' in Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids by Donald Prothero, Daniel Loxton, and Michael Shermer
- 'Beyond the Death of Philosophy' in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought by Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel and Richard Lynch
- 'The Case for Mars' in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi
- 'To Clone or not to Clone: That is the Question' in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers by Sheldon Krimsky
- 'How Sex Came to Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy' in The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy by Valerie Hudson, Patricia Leidl, and Swanee Hunt