Congratulations Al Gore and IPCC on winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier today for their efforts to increase awareness of climate change. (See a video of the announcement.)

We at Yale University Press want to congratulate them on their work and their achievement. For those who want to follow in Mr. Gore’s footsteps, YUP offers an assortment of books in science and environmental topics.

Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment: James Gustave Speth In Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, renowned environmental leader James Gustave Speth warns that despite all the international negotiations of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. He explains why this is so and presents eight specific steps that governments and citizens can take to achieve a sustainable future.

Read an excerpt. View the table of contents.

Climate Change and Biodiversity: Thomas E. Lovejoy and Lee Hannah Edited by Thomas E. Lovejoy and Lee Hannah, Climate Change and Biodiversity was selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006. Leading researchers discuss what is now known about past climate changes in different areas of the world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more.

Read an excerpt. View the table of contents.

Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology And keep an eye out for the upcoming book Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, selected, edited, and with introductions by Glenn Adelson, James Engell, Brent Ranalli, and K. P. Van Anglen. This major, definitive anthology of writings is a complete and up-to-date guide to environmental literacy. The first to be organized around the idea that environmental studies must be interdisciplinary, the collection demonstrates how the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities all contribute to a balanced understanding of the natural world and our relationships to it. Watch for this title’s release on December 31, 2007.

View the table of contents.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. See the rest of our science-related titles here.

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