We need find a better way to live on Planet Earth. With this in mind, Berkshire Publishing is creating a new integrated edition of the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, enhanced with dozens of new articles and a fresh focus on climate change.
The 1,000+ articles in this unique set will provide authoritative but succinct coverage of a vast range of global environmental challenges – and solutions.
No other reference so thoroughly and dynamically surveys the history, current research, and developments that are of vital interest to students, professionals, and general readers. No library should be without it! “Everyone who is ready to get serious will profit from this robust, comprehensive, diverse collection of cutting edge thinking from some of the smartest members of our species.” —Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day.
The authors include nearly a thousand experts in business, law, ecosystem and resource management, history, and philosophy. “This comprehensive set of volumes will help form the core of a library for informed citizens.” —Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org.
It has even received praise from the UN leader whose name is most closely associated with the concept of sustainability. “The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, written by experts yet addressed to students and general readers, will support education, enable productive debate, and encourage informed public participation as we join, again and again, in the effort to transform our common future.” —Gro Harlem Brundtland, chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development and three-time prime minister of Norway.
Berkshire’s founder and CEO, Karen Christensen, has been writing popular books about green living since 1989, which her Home Ecology was a bestseller and chosen one of Britain’s Top 20 Green Books in a national promotion sponsored by The Observer. Karen is continually looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of its activities while ensuring that vital information reaches a wide readership.
We see the Sustainability Project as a platform for global cooperation, and a way to promote US-China cooperation at a time when this crucial relationship is in jeopardy. We are proud that the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability includes editors and authors at the Chinese Academy of Sciences 中国科学院 and other institutions, and that the first edition has been published in Chinese by Shanghai Jiaotong University Press.