Environmental Studies

Summer comes to New Haven

You’ve got your shades, a towel, and plenty of sunscreen. Now the only thing you need to get through the summer is the perfect beach read. Look no further than the Yale Press’s new Summer Reading list . Whether you’re looking for that next vacation destination or have that favorite

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Live chats with Zittrain and Speth!

Do you have any questions for Jonathan Zittrain about the future of the Internet? Well, thanks to the Internet, you can ask him today in a live chat with Network World from 2PM to 3PM. You can start posting your questions now, or just check back at 2 to hear

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Speth’s Bridge brings together diverse thinkers

Gus Speth, author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, has been praised by a wide range of readers. A Christian writer from Read the Spirit called Speth’s ideas “a sign of hope.” A philosopher of social science at

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Yale University Press celebrates Earth Day

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.

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Speth brings together governors to fight climate change

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

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New York Times bloggers “Freaking” out for Nudge

On the Freakonomics blog at the New York Times, Annika Mengisen admitted that she and fellow-blogger Steven Levitt can’t stop reading Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. The Freakonomics team invited Thaler and Sunstein for a Q&A, which can be read here.

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Heckscher’s Creating Central Park discusses the creation of recreation

The New York Sun and the New York Observer, both running pieces on Creating Central Park by Morrison H. Heckscher, have decided to emphasize different parts of the story: one real estate, the other art. The Real Estate section of the New York Observer contained a Q&A with Heckscher about

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Speth appears on radio with high frequency

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

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Two Yale Press authors to talk on NPR today

Tune your dials to NPR from 11-noon EST today and you’re bound to hear one of our Yale Press authors share their expertise. James Gustave Speth, author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, will talk to Diane Rehm

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Nudging Against Global Warming

In his Findings column for the New York Times, John Tierney wonders why Americans aren’t changing their lives in reaction to climate change. “We need the right nudge,” Tierney says, referring to the recent release from Yale Press authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About

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