Environmental Studies

Allawi and McCarthy: two experts discuss their expertise

Ali A. Allawi, author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, spoke at Brown University last Wednesday as part of the Peter Green Lectures on the Modern Middle East. His talk at Brown was moved to a 675 seat lecture hall to accommodate demand. Read an

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Colinvaux’s Amazon Expeditions is a “scientific detective story”

Amazon Expeditions: My Quest for the Ice-Age Equator by Paul Colinvaux was recently reviewed in the Publishers Weekly Review Annex. They found the book to be “an exciting account of field work under challenging and sometimes dangerous circumstances. They went on to say that Amazon Expeditions is “a rewarding read

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Yale Press books about unlikely neighbors and allies

In light of continued media coverage about the U.S.’s relationship with Iran, Trita Parsi’s attention-grabbing Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States was reviewed by both Salon and Bloomberg News. Gary Kamiya of Salon calls it “an important new book,” addressing a “fundamental misunderstanding of

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James Prosek in print and in studio

James Prosek, author and illustrator for Yale University Press’ recently released Tight Lines: Ten Years of the Yale Anglers’ Journal, wrote a short essay for the Outdoors section of the New York Times. The piece, published on November 28th, describes in painterly prose his trip to Alaska with an old

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James Prosek at the Peabody

From the Yale Peabody Museum’s website: Fly Fishing at the 41st Parallel Realizing that he had happily fished his entire life only around his home of Easton, Connecticut, James Prosek decided to take a fishing trip around the world along the 41st parallel — that’s where trout thrive. He headed

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John Firor remembered

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,

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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

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Yale Press Podcast, Episode 9

Episode 9 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In Episode 9, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Trita Parsi about about his behind-the scenes revelations about events in the Middle East and the geopolitical competition between Israel, Iran, and the United States, and with (2) James Prosek, author, watercolorist,

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Marshes receiving a flood of reviews

William Burt’s Marshes: The Disappearing Edens is receiving several nods in the media recently, with the most recent appearing in August’s Science magazine. “Burt has been stalking shy inhabitants (especially rails, bitterns, grebes, and gallinules) of North America’s grassy wetlands with his camera…He also reflects on the marshes he has

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2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Yale University Press takes Gold

This year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY” Awards) were released this week, with several Yale University Press titles taking top honors in the following National Categories: FINE ARTS Gold: Eva Hesse, Catalog Raisonne edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, with Annette Spohn (vol. 1); Edited by Barry Rosen and

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