Follow @yaleSCIbooks Antarctica is a mystery to many because of its inhospitable living conditions, but every year groups of scientists travel to Antarctica to conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Most spend only the summer months on the icy continent before the waterways freeze and boats can no
Follow @yaleSCIbooks When Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence he would never have imagined a country where agriculture was not always a respected activity in society. In American Georgics: Writing on Farming, Culture and the Land, editors Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue explore the history
There are lots of great ways to celebrate Earth Day. Bike to work, recycle, or show off your green thumb and plant a tree, like our commander-in-chief. But, in our minds, there’s no better way to celebrate Mother Earth than learning more about her through a good book. When it
The Yale Press website now features a special page for Earth Day, with a selection of key environmental titles for individuals and for businesses. From recent publications like Gus Speth’s The Bridge at the Edge of the World, to some of our bestsellers like Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S.
U.S. Governors and top environmental officials will meet tomorrow here at Yale University to exchange ideas on how states and the federal government can combat global warming and develop a strategy for future action. The gathering, organized in part by Yale Press author Gus Speth, will also celebrate the centennial
Radio stations across the country are interviewing James Gustave Speth about his new book The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. On Monday morning, Speth could be heard on Focus 580 with David Inge (WILL Illinois Public Radio). Hear that
John Firor, author of The Changing Atmosphere: A Global Challenge and The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World, passed away last Monday. The environmental scholar and public-policy expert was, according to The New York Times, “an early voice linking climate change and human activity.” Richard Anthes,