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The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others

The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms: with Observations on Their Habits by Charles Darwin

Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish, and Sea-Urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous Systems by George John Romanes

Mental Evolution in Animals by George John Romanes

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

The Foundations of Ethology by Konrad Lorenz

Behavior of the Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings

Cephalopod Behaviour by Roger T. Hanlon and John B. Messenger

An Introduction to Nervous Systems by Ralph J. Greenspan

The Gift of Piero

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 14–March 30, 2014

The Reckless Founding Formalist

Shklovsky: Witness to an Era by Serena Vitale, translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards

Theory of Prose by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Benjamin Sher, with an introduction by Gerald L. Bruns

A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs, 1917–1922 by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Richard Sheldon, with introductions by Richard Sheldon and Sidney Monas

Zoo, or Letters Not About Love by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Richard Sheldon

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is The Crucible of Islam. (June 2018)

Leo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker. (November 2016)

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of ­Populations at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University and the author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?
 (April 2014)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Helen Epstein teaches at Bard and is the author, most recently, of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror. (June 2018)

Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and the editor and cotranslator of Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good.


Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2017)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

J.D. McClatchy is an American poet and librettist. He is 
­Editor of The Yale Review. His most recent book is Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems.
 (April 2014)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel is They May Not Mean to but They Do. (August 2018)

Gregor Peter Schmitz is the Berlin Bureau Chief for the German ­magazine WirtschaftsWoche and the coauthor with George Soros of The Tragedy of the European Union: ­Disintegration or Revival?
 (February 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson. (December 2018)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills 
will be published in October. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (June 2018)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and the editor of Can It Happen Here?, a new volume of essays on authoritarianism in America. (June 2018)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Robert Winter is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA. He is about to release Music in the Air, the first all-digital history of Western music.(April 2016)

Ruth Bernard Yeazell is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Her books include Picture Titles: How and Why Western Paintings Acquired Their Names and Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel. (September 2018)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (May 2018)