David Sedlak— In 1980, Julian Simon, an economist at the University of Maryland, bet Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University that the prices of five of the world’s most important metals would drop in the coming decade. The premise behind Simon’s wager was that, despite Ehrlich’s warnings of resource scarcity caused
Follow @yaleSCIbooks Looking for a little motivation to reconnect with your backyard now that summer is officially here? James Barilla’s My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned with It is the summer reading book for you. Now available in paperback, the book makes
With all of our normal lunch spots overcrowded with families here for graduation, it was the perfect day for a Press-wide Meatless Monday. The Yale Press Green Team encouraged everyone to bring in a dish to share as their YUP May Green Tip. We met on the sunny patio with
Follow @yaleSCIbooks We may not have had many crisp fall days yet, but the arrival on campus of all the new and returning Yale students means they can’t be far off. In the spirit of back-to-school, take a campus sustainability tour unlike any other! Start at the New Haven Green, stop by our
Follow @yaleSCIbooks In these cold winter months, it is nice to think back on warmer times, like our holiday picnic hosted by the YUP Green Team! Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane: Remember when we played a few fun recycling games? A good time was had by all!
When read together, Venice from the Water and Venice & Vitruvius present a multi-sided picture of the complex history and fate of the famous floating city of Venice. In many ways, the books complement one another, engaging in the same subject through different perspectives and offering interrelated conclusions. This dynamic
Saleem H. Ali, author of Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future, asks this simple question in his preface: “Would the world be a better place if human societies were somehow able to curb their desires for material goods?” and proceeds to offer his own perspective. He
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