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Frontlist Talking Points Ebook Pub Date: September 2017 Legal Issues across the Globe Print Pub Date: September 2017 Scope and Editorial Structure Legal Issues across the Globe examines global issues through the lenses of law, history, and culture. The basic inclusion criteria are that an issue is newsworthy in dozens of countries and that for each country chosen there is sufficient information—including an average of six laws/court cases cited—to create an approximately 3,500-word entry. Editor Thomas Riggs and a ten-person advisory board—made up of an international group of law professors—select both the topics and the featured countries. Each chapter includes at least one representative country from each of the following world regions: • Eastern and Central Asia • South Asia • Oceania • Sub-Saharan Africa • The Middle East and North Africa • Europe, including Russia • Central and South America, including the Caribbean • The United States and Canada To ensure that the finished product is both authoritative and accessible, a variety of people help produce the content: • Law professors or academics in pertinent fields write the chapter introductions and offer guidance on entry structure and relevant laws and legal opinions. • Professional writers create the entries, ensuring clarity (and avoiding legalese). • Academics with topic and/or country expertise review the entries for coverage and accuracy. Complimentary Titles • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, 3rd Edition (9781410338976) • American Law Yearbook, 2016 Edition (9781410334596) • Gale's Literature of Society series, including The Literature of War, 1st Edition (9781558628458), The Manifesto in Literature, 1st Edition (9781558628809), The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, 1st Edition (9781558628816), and The Literature of Propaganda, 1st Edition (9781558628786) • The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 • The Making of the Modern World: Part II, 1851-1914 Gale Database Relationships Legal Issues across the Globe is not currently slated for inclusion in any Gale database, so contents are only available in the print or Ebook edition. Editorial Lead Mary Ruby, Senior Content Developer Page 3 of 3

Frontlist Talking Points Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens Pub Date: January 19, 2018 At a Glance: Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens Publish date: January 19, 2018 Page count: 480 pages Entries: 35 chapters Images: 29 Photos and illustrations ISBN (print): 9780028664477 ISBN (ebook): 9780028664484 Price (print): $179 Price (ebook): $197 Content (print): B&W; Content (ebook): Color What's this about? This volume examines the concepts of transhumanism and posthumanism Examples of Disciplines Covered: Gender studies, Religion, Pharmaceuticals, Bioengineering, Philosophy Teaching Points Bioenhancements, once dismissed as mere sci-fi fantasy, are rapidly advancing in three major areas: pharmaceuticals, bioelectronics, and genetics. Over the coming decades, these enhancements will allow people to alter the contours of their bodies and minds in profound ways, raising fundamental questions about what it means to be human. The wide-ranging chapters of this book, each written by an expert in the field, explore the social, economic, moral, and religious implications of these accelerating innovations. Together these chapters paint a portrait of the bioengineered civilization that is taking shape all around us, laying out the key practical and moral challenges with which these technologies will confront the coming generations. Market Needs There has been a steady and society-wide (and worldwide) increased interest in human modification, whether in silicone valley, in the classroom or among curious lay readers. This volume will enable readers to question what it means to be human in the 21 st century; read through the on-going techno-scientific trends at play and their dynamics; better understand the shifting boundaries of the human condition in relation to circumstances -- spiritual, material, biological, technological; acquire an analytical framework and a set of tools to think about the future and understand the deep interrelation between accounts of the past, the present and the future. Markets PUBLIC: Interdisciplinarity also works for lay readers in the public library environment, where such issues that are core to transhuman/posthuman thinking as, e.g., bioenhancements, mind uploading, AI, and the Singularity are widely investigated through an exploration, for example, of the religious view of immortality; or discussing the moral dilemma of what a person is now that these new technologies are becoming a reality. Page 1 of 2

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