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While the US EPA is still rational about global warming

We've been downloading information about climate change from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website because it could soon be gone.  On his first day in office, President Trump had climate change information removed from the White House website. So far, the EPA still has scientists on staff. Here are some sections from the Basic Information page:

By |2017-01-29T07:44:31-05:00January 29th, 2017|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

What Did Greece Ever Do for Us?

When I look at the New York Times and half the headlines are about Greece, I wonder if the world has gone nuts. Then I get a lecture on the European Union and the role of Germany, and international lending and globalization, and social welfare. But, I argue, there are a lot more important places, and bigger

By |2015-08-26T08:22:36-05:00July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Au revoir to a global point of reference

Berkshire Publishing’s tagline is about to change, but before we make the switch I’d like to explain why we have been, for ten years, “A global point of reference.” This was partly a play on two meanings of the word reference. In early days, we were known for our encyclopedias – reference books that lived in the reference

By |2015-05-19T12:02:20-05:00May 19th, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Now available: Religion & Society series and Encyclopedia of World Environmental History

Berkshire Publishing is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Religion & Society series produced with Routledge (a division of Taylor & Francis) is now available from Berkshire, along with the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, another award-winning publication developed originally with Routledge in New York. Orders for print volumes (in limited supply) or for digital access can

By |2014-06-05T10:30:21-05:00June 5th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

We have a government again! Time to publish some books

Hooray! We have a government again. That means it's time to get our applications sent off to the Library of Congress for all our upcoming books: This Is America (oh, the irony that this book was delayed by the shut-down); the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, which we'll be officially launching in Sydney, Australia in early

By |2013-10-17T10:22:21-05:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holy Cow Do We Have Sustainability Covered

Wow, I just want to say that we have an incredible array of topics covered in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. (Not to toot our own horn or anything!) The usual stuff that you hear about all the time, yes - carbon capture, coal, climate change, etc. - but we have tons of interesting stuff on

By |2013-06-21T09:29:40-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Create course materials with Berkshire AcademicPub: Sustainability content available now

Berkshire Publishing is partnering with AcademicPub to offer you the opportunity to assemble custom materials for your courses. The Berkshire AcademicPub partnership lets you: Keep costs low for your students Enhance your class by providing current and relevant materials Provide materials in print or digital formats Get copyright clearance in real-time Create your materials today and

By |2012-10-26T15:13:53-05:00October 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Berkshire to follow Britannica & Cambridge UP in China

The Beijing International Book Fair starts tomorrow and I’m delighted to be able to announce that we have just made arrangements for a Shanghai-based publishing company to translate the entire six-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, for distribution in print throughout the People’s Republic of China. This is no small matter, and no small translation job.

By |2012-08-28T12:09:51-05:00August 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The sporting life of a wannabe jock and sports virgin

I was looking through some of my earliest journalism, written for my college's alumni magazine during my first year at Santa Barbara. I walked into that job after a brief conversation with someone from the alumni office at a party for US regents scholars. I'd never done paid writing before and suspect that the fact that

By |2012-06-26T14:36:30-05:00June 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Encyclopedia of China publishers meet, greet, and eat in the Big Apple

There is a Chinese Encyclopedia of China just as there is an English (and now American) Encyclopaedia Britannica, and I’ve naturally been interested in that publication and in the publishing company that has produced it, in different editions and versions, since 1978. I first met Gong Li, president of the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, in

By |2012-06-18T12:38:22-05:00June 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|3 Comments
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