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    Third Places (VVSI)
    Third Places (VVSI)

    Third Places: A Very VERY Short Introduction – to be published in 2024 – sets out the defining features of a third place and provides a wide variety of examples. Ray Oldenburg, coauthor of this book, is famous for giving a name to a phenomenon seen throughout history: the third place. Pre-order now and pay when the book is published. Any discount available will also be applied. While you are waiting, click here to buy the Berkshire Edition of the original The Great Good Place in print or ebook. And visit GreatGoodPlace.org for recent press and extracts.

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    Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love
    Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love

    With charming original illustrations, this book celebrates fifty of the Big Apple’s storied taverns, legendary dives, and bars and the drink recipes that will inspire you to become a regular. For cocktail enthusiasts and those seeking the most real New York watering holes, this is a comprehensive guide to the city’s legendary bars, taverns, and dives across all five boroughs, featuring stories, insider tips, and delicious cocktail recipes. The author, John Tebeau, joined Ray Oldenburg for Zoom cocktails in 2021.

    A World View: Collected Essays (pre-order paperback)
    A World View: Collected Essays (pre-order paperback)

    Perceptive, inquisitive essays by the author of The Rise of the West, Plagues and Peoples, and The Human WebIncludes the speech “Leaving Western Civ Behind” and a lengthy cover essay from Foreign Affairs on the importance of myth. Pre-order at $29.99 plus shipping. Any discount available will also be applied.

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    Home Ecology (pre-order)
    Home Ecology (pre-order)

    Home Ecology: Making your world a better place is about living the good life – for yourself and the planet. Award-winning environmental author Karen Christensen explains how change on a personal level can literally make a world of difference. In friendly, concise chapters based on real-life experience, she covers everything from commuting and cooking to fast fashion and green gardening. Pre-order at $29.99 plus shipping. Any discount available will also be applied. Substack Home Ecology newsletter subscription is available now.

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    The Great Good Place (pre-order)
    The Great Good Place (pre-order)

    The Great Good Place: Havens and Hangouts at the Heart of Community explains how third places – cafes, diners, coffee shops, tea parlors, hair salons, barber shops, pubs and taverns, taquerias, libraries, bookshops, and street corners – have a vital role to play in solving the big challenges of climate change, loneliness, and political polarization. Pre-order now and pay when book is released at $29.99 plus shipping.

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    Home Ecology (1989 UK edition)
    Home Ecology (1989 UK edition)

    Home Ecology: how to make your world a better place is not a green consumer guide. It is about living better, not buying better. Karen Christensen discusses ecological issues such as conservation, pollution, and recycling in terms of simple. There are many practical suggestions covering all areas of domestic, social, and working life, from the importance of utilizing natural sunlight, to growing organic tomatoes in a windowbox or substituting natural and biodegradable cleaners instead of bleach. Home Ecology isn’t about guilt, or perfection, but about beginning a process of change to a healthy, sustainable way of life.

    Alan Durning of the Worldwatch Institute called Home Ecology is the pick of the environmental lifestyle titles of the ’90s because of its “humor and common sense critique of consumerism.” Home Ecology was first published in the UK by Arlington Books, and later in the United States by Fulcrum Books.

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    Women: A World History
    Women: A World History

    Women: A World History was written for students in world history, women’s history, introductory sociology and anthropology courses, and women’s studies courses. It is also a helpful and engaging guide for the general reader who wants to understand why “women’s history” exists and how it expands traditional thinking about the past. Historian Pamela McVay explores the evolving roles of women in all parts of the world and focuses on issues particularly important in women’s lives such as lineage, family structure, and rules regarding marriage and sexuality. The book supplements core textbooks and monographs and course packs, and includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.

    Available as ePDF here, as a Kindle ebook, and from major academic ebook vendors.

    $9.99$29.99
    This Fleeting World in Farsi Persian cover
    This Fleeting World (Farsi Edition)

    This Fleeting World offers a global, scientific perspective on our shared human story, translated for the Farsi-speaking people of Iran and Afghanistan.

    $2.99
    What Is Sustainability?
    What Is Sustainability?

    Blending history and science, What Is Sustainability? Our Impact on Planet Earth & the Natural Forces Shaping Our Future takes readers on a quick tour of the human relationship with the environment from ancient times to the modern era. Edited by a renowned educator based in New Zealand, the book draws on research from around the world to offer a global perspective on today’s issues and debates, including climate change, plastic waste, and social justice. 

    $4.99$29.99
    Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor
    Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor

    Challenge to China draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan: its 2009 abolition of labor camps for liumang, very loosely translated as “hooligans,” and asks how Taiwan’s experience might be relevant to its giant neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.

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    Little Book of Mormon
    Little Book of Mormon

    The Little Book of Mormon, a Berkshire Essential, offers coverage of topics such as church-state relations, environmental interests of the church, and the religions potential in future US social and political agendas.

    $9.95
    The African American Community in Rural New England
    The African American Community in Rural New England

    The African American Community in Rural New England: W. E. B. Du Bois and His Boyhood Church (formerly published in hardcover as Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church) offers fresh insight into a small New England church’s role in the national civil rights movement.

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    This Is Islam
    This Is Islam

    his Is Islam: From Muhammad and the Community of Believers to Islam in the Global Community presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Written by Professor Jamal Elias of the University of Pennsylvania, the book also includes a Teacher’s Preface by Katherine L. Saffle, Heritage Hall Upper School.

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    This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (1st edition, Yuan)
    This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (1st edition, Yuan)

    This Is China: The First 5,000 Years contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of “opening,” and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us.

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    Story of Utopias: 100th Anniversary Edition
    Story of Utopias: 100th Anniversary Edition

    The Story of Utopias was first published in 1922, in the aftermath of a world war and global pandemic, by a young writer. Berkshire’s 100th anniversary edition is designed for the reader of today. In a preface to the 50th anniversary edition, Lewis Mumford explained that The Story of Utopias began with an awareness “that the impetus of the great nineteenth century, with its fund of buoyant idealism and robust social enterprise, had come to an end. If we were to cope with the new age before us, whose grim outlines had long been visible to sensitive, probing minds, we would have to overcome the massive aberrations that had in fact led to the debacle of the First World War. . . . When I started to explore the historic utopias, I was seeking to discover what was missing, and to define what was still possible.” This book is in some ways the essential Lewis Mumford, an introduction to a man who had worldwide influence, and whose thinking is directly relevant to the challenges we face today.

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    This Is America: A Short History of the United States
    This Is America: A Short History of the United States

    This Is America: A Short History of the United States offers a unique guide to the United States of America, a nation that in recent history has been the most affluent, influential, and powerful on Earth, known for innovation as well as for its belief in its own “exceptionalism.” This book will give US citizens and people elsewhere a more nuanced view of the “beautiful country.”

    $9.99$29.95
    Good Library Manual
    Good Library Manual

    The Good Library Manual is a practical guide to transforming any public library—large and small, city and rural—by making every aspect of the library experience appealing and enjoyable, from the moment someone sees the building and walks in the door to the time when they check out.

    $9.99$12.00
    Women and Leadership: History, Theories, and Case Studies
    Women and Leadership: History, Theories, and Case Studies

    Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies provides valuable research by experts on leadership and women’s history to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders – and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries.

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    Joy of Tippling: A Salute to Bars, Taverns, and Pubs (with Recipes)
    Joy of Tippling: A Salute to Bars, Taverns, and Pubs (with Recipes)

    The Joy of Tippling is a toast to importance of drinking together, crafted by the ultimate tippler. Like Ray Oldenburg’s bestselling The Great Good Place, his new book is packed with factual information, humor and wit, personal insights, and sound sociological observations. The Joy of Tippling is a celebration of third places, and a call to community.

    “Great news, tipplers! The killjoys, buzzcrushers, pinch-faced scolds, and puritans are WRONG. Knocking a couple back at the local bar is good for you. In The Joy of Tippling, sociologist and inveterate tippler Ray Oldenburg tells us why, backed up with solid research, indisputable facts and real news, all cheerfully served with dash and wit.” — John Tebeau, author of Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love

    $9.99$29.95
    This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (2nd edition, Brown)
    This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (2nd edition, Brown)

    In this revised and updated edition, China expert Kerry Brown provides insightful answers to today’s questions about the world’s newest superpower. Beyond that, This Is China provides an engaging historical and cultural overview, as a framework for understanding China’s meteoric rise and the complex challenges of the post-COVID-19 world. With all this in little more than 100 pages, This Is China is the shortest expert-written introduction to both historic and contemporary China. Listen to the podcast.

    $9.99$29.95
    The Waste Land: 100th Anniversary International Edition
    The Waste Land: 100th Anniversary International Edition

    The Waste Land and Other Poems in this centenary edition presents one of the twentieth century’s most influential poetic works, first published in 1922, in the aftermath of a world war and global pandemic. In addition to The Waste Land, the book includes “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Preludes,” “Rhapsody on a Windy Night,” “The Boston Evening Transcript,” “La Figlia che Piange,” and “The Hollow Men.” The layout is open, elegant, and easy to read. The design is based on both the original Hogarth Press edition, produced by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and the American Boni & Liveright design. These poems have wide emotional range and resonance, and the foreword by QIU Xiaolong explains how he, as a student in China, came to love Eliot’s poetry and what it has meant, and means today, to readers around the world. (As a young editor, Berkshire’s CEO Karen Christensen worked for Valerie Eliot, who recounted her work on the 1971 facsimile edition of the rediscovered manuscript.)

    $9.99$39.95
    Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church
    Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church

    Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church offers fresh insight into a small New England church’s role in the national civil rights movement. This is the original edition. An updated edition is also available, with the title The African American Community in Rural New England: W. E. B. Du Bois and His Boyhood Church.

    $9.99$39.99
    Asian Cuisines: Food Culture from East Asia to Turkey and Afghanistan
    Asian Cuisines: Food Culture from East Asia to Turkey and Afghanistan

    Asian Cuisines: Food Culture and History of Asia from Japan and China to Afghanistan and Turkey (A Berkshire Essential) is a compilation of expert-written articles on national and regional cuisines as well as agriculture, important foodstuffs, and social and economic issues throughout the world’s largest and most diverse continent.

    $12.99$39.95
    Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs for Lifelong Learning and Classroom Study
    Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs for Lifelong Learning and Classroom Study

    Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs, is a bilingual (English-Chinese) collection of proverbs, popular phrases, and two-part allegorical sayings, designed for self-study and classroom teaching. Each proverb comes with the story behind the proverb and its source in both English and Chinese, a literal translation, the figurative meaning, an English equivalent, a vocabulary list, and examples of how the proverb is used in modern written and spoken Chinese.

    $12.99$24.95
    Armchair Environmentalist: 3 Minute A Day Action Plan to Save the World
    Armchair Environmentalist: 3 Minute A Day Action Plan to Save the World

    If you’ve given up hope for planet Earth, the Armchair Environmentalist is the book to restore your faith. Focusing on what really matters – simple changes, and new habits – it shows that each of us can make a difference, even in only a few minutes a day.

    $14.95
    Souls-of-Black-Folk-book-cover
    Souls of Black Folk: Great Barrington Edition

    The Souls of Black Folk is a founding text of the US civil rights movement, an inspiring work of literature and advocacy by a young man who drew on his own experience as a child in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a teacher in the hills of Tennessee, a father grieving after the death of his baby son. It is a book compiled in haste but nonetheless a command performance. The fourteen vivid essays are political, philosophical, historical, and personal. The first three explore the history of slavery, following by six chapters of sociological analysis in Du Bois’s resonant prose. The remainder of the book is replete with stories that show different facets of the Black experience and explain Du Bois’s statement that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” His concept of African American duality is, writes Henry Louis Gates Jr., his “most important gift to the Black literary tradition.”

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    Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery
    Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery

    Discover the surprising truths behind Jane Austen’s novels and how they continue to challenge societal norms. In Jane Austen’s Irony: Defense and Discovery, Marvin Mudrick delves into Austen’s use of irony and how it exposes the flaws of society. This book will open your eyes to the genius of Austen’s writing and how it still resonates in today’s world.

    $14.99$24.95
    Rachel's Roses
    Rachel's Roses

    Rachel’s Roses is an introduction to the cycles of nature: a little girl learns how flowers bloom and fade and bloom again. It was recorded for BBC Radio, and later recorded for children during the  COVID-19 lockdown by a UK teacher, Mrs. Stemps [no longer available].

    “A stunning picture book for under-fives to treasure.”—The Times

    “All the right elements are there: real characters, interesting information, delightful illustrations and a warm uncomplicated story which never forgets to keep the child’s feelings at the centre”—Montessori Education

    $14.99
    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan
    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan

    Knowing Women is a rollicking jubilee of voices crackling with life which never fail to captivate the hearts and minds of its audience. The characters are five women over 90 (one is Sophia Mumford, married to Lewis Mumford for 70 years, and introduced in Berkshire’s edition of The Story of Utopias), none of whom had met one another until the playwright decided to bring them together in a setting that blurs the line between a cosmic waiting room and modern day nursing home. They form alliances, clash, bond, banter and bicker, laugh, weep, joust and cavort their way through nearly half a collective millennium of living. Politics, religion, feminism, other women, sex, dead husbands and lovers, and what, if anything, lies waiting for them in the great beyond are just a few of the subjects they tackle. The play, a staged reading, is an ideal vehicle for older actresses who are finding that few if any, roles are being written for them. Performance time 90 minutes, no intermission. Script by Suzanne Logan and photographs by Barbara Wilbur. (Script available now; paperback and ebook editions forthcoming.)

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    The Great Good Place (Berkshire Edition) KINDLE
    The Great Good Place (Berkshire Edition) KINDLE

    Embark on a journey that will change your perspective on community and individual well-being. In The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg gave the term “third places,” where people gather for the pleasure of good company and conversation, and explained just how important they are.

    • Discover the benefits of informal public and civic life and how it contributes to community health and individual well-being.
    • Experience the power of third places and how they bring people together, fostering a sense of belonging and connection.
    • Allow this book to inspire you to create and revitalize your own third places, from coffee houses to community centers, and make a positive impact on your community.

    Download a sheet with discussion questions for book clubs or classes: Discussion Qs – The Great Good Place.

    China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory (A Companion to the 2008 Olympic Games)
    China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory (A Companion to the 2008 Olympic Games)

    China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory is first and foremost about the training, the determination, and the focus that make international competitions so exciting. But China Gold is also an excellent introduction to China and its people, with glorious full-color chapters about the history of sports in China (including women’s sports in ancient China), traditional physical activities like tai chi and wushu, and extreme and new sports. It puts into context the drama of China’s economic growth and social development, and the controversies surrounding the Games of 2008, making it also a valuable companion to the Winter Games of 2022.

    $19.95$59.95
    Berkshire Manual of Style for International Publishing
    Berkshire Manual of Style for International Publishing

    The Berkshire Manual of Style for International Publishing is a unique repository of guidelines, rules, and exceptions to rules; meditations and asides on writing and word use; and publishing lore. Berkshire offers sage advice for anyone who cares about how we all use the written word to convey information and to communicate with one another.

    $19.95$32.95
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations

    Global Perspectives on the United States is a collection of expert-written essays on the events, developments, and processes that shape global perspectives on the United States, including trade agreements, “brain drain,” and concepts of democracy. “A word of caution–US citizens should prepare to be both revered and insulted [when reading this book]. Not recommended reading for thin-skinned patriots; however, a great resource for academic, public, and high-school libraries.” —Booklist

    “The editors have made an exceptional effort to make subjects easy to find…. A valuable resource for analysts looking for background information; upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students looking for issues on which to conduct research; and general users trying to understand the US’s place in the world. Summing up: Recommended. Academic and public libraries.” —Choice

    $19.99$139.99
    Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Finance and Investment for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained – using sustainability in both the environmental and financial sense of the word.

    Original price was: $39.95.Current price is: $24.95.
    Nobody Here But Us Chickens
    Nobody Here But Us Chickens

    The man the Village Voice called “the Mickey Spillane of Belles Lettres” and the Washington Post called a “literary curmudgeon, randy iconoclast, and a delight” outdoes himself in his fifth book, an outrageous and virtuoso display of literary and historical portraiture.

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    Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?
    Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?

    A collection such as Books Are Not Life, But Then What Is? is an invitation to meet some of them. We meet heroes and monsters and plenty of people in between: Chaucer, Pepys, Rochester, Boswell, Jane Austen (and Anne Elliot), Dickens (and Pecksniff), Pushkin, Tolstoy, Kafka, Edmund Wilson, and many other novelists, scholars, and critics.

    $24.95
    On Culture and Literature
    On Culture and Literature

    In On Culture and Literature Marvin Mudrick explores the work of major figures in a wide range of fields: literature, political and musical criticism, autobiography, the novel and science.

    $24.95
    Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather's Farm and in Grandmother's Kitchen
    Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather's Farm and in Grandmother's Kitchen

    Visit beautiful Prince Edward Island in the 1920s in these stories of Summers Long Ago spent by a city boy who grew up to be a famous world historian.

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    Big History, Small World
    Big History, Small World

    Big History, Small World: From the Big Bang to You blends history and science in the unique approach called “big history” and is designed for high-school students. Cynthia Stokes Brown takes a humanistic approach to material that includes meteorology, astronomy, chemistry and physics, and cell biology. This provides an ideal introduction for any reader intrigued by this rich blend of history and science. In the first chapter, Brown discusses the scientific method. In the last chapter she discusses the different ways people interpret big history and find meaning in it. The other ten chapters are based on eight major turning points, or thresholds, in the cosmic story.

     

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    This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity (AP World History Edition)
    This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity (AP World History Edition)

    Prize-winning historian David Christian takes us on a fascinating journey, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in only 102 pages. We start with the Big Bang, move on to the earliest era of human foragers, then learn about to the invention of agriculture and the spread of humans around the world. We finally arrive in the twenty-first century, the Anthropocene epoch. This popular book, now in its sixth printing, was designed for students and also includes an appendix about AP World History Teacher’s Guide by Bob Bain and Lauren McArthur Harris.. There are numerous “Thought Experiments” guaranteed to spark discussion about the past, present, and future. Welcome to This Fleeting World.

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    Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century
    Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century

    Sherman’s Invisible Poets pioneered in the rediscovery of nineteenth-century Afro-American literature. Black poets of that century not only were invisible: they were also forced to publish ‘mute’ texts, texts doomed not to be read because of the pervasive racism in American society. Sherman’s work of literary resurrection is a signal achievement, combining deft historical detective work with a subtle critical sensibility.

    — Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard

    The Berkshire Edition includes a foreword by Jaki Shelton Green, 9th Poet Laureate of North Carolina.

    Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century brings into view over 130 other Black men and women who published poetry in America during the century between Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In spite of their impressive achievements, these poets’ works have been out of print, their few biographies incomplete and unreliable, and criticism of their poetry rare and often biased. The author, Joan R. Sherman, was ahead of her time in seeking “to strip myth and misinformation from their lives and to offer the most accurate biographies and bibliographies obtainable after a century of neglect.” In the only comprehensive and realistic appraisal of their contributions to American literature, Sherman intensively studies twenty-six representative poets of the nineteenth century, analyzing their poetry and providing the first significant profiles of their extraordinary life experiences. About three dozen other poets also receive attention. Their work, which ranges from “militant, race-proud jeremiads to sentimental nature and love lyrics,” faithfully conforms to nineteenth-century poetic standards. At the same time, it reflects the changing American political and cultural scene and provides an invaluable record of over a hundred years of Black experience as articulated by sensitive and talented American writers.

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    Homelessness Handbook
    Homelessness Handbook

    A thorough but compact and accessible text for undergraduates, professionals, and activists, written and edited by leading historians and social scientists who study homelessness. Hardcover, paperback, or ePDF stamped copy for individual use. Also available for Kindle.

    $29.99$119.00
    Writing Great Tom: T. S. Eliot & the Keepers of the Flame
    Writing Great Tom: T. S. Eliot & the Keepers of the Flame

    Writing Great Tom is the journal T. S. Matthews kept as he worked on the first major biography of T. S. Eliot. It shows how he brought to light unknown women including Eliot’s first wife Vivien, and how the widow Valerie Eliot tried to repress the book. Read the foreword here.

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    Africa in World History: a Berkshire Essential
    Africa in World History: a Berkshire Essential

    Africa in World History, a Berkshire Essential, stresses Africa’s interrelatedness to other regions and cultures, from early trade routes, the arrival of Christianity and Islam, and the ramifications of colonialism to contemporary issues such as HIV/AIDS and apartheid that have thwarted Africa’s efforts to establish unity.

    $39.95
    Big History: a Berkshire Essential
    Big History: a Berkshire Essential

    Big History, a Berkshire Essential, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts – that of the universe. Its interdisciplinary approach draws from diverse fields including archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology, and raises new questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere.

    $39.95
    Religion and Belief Systems in World History: a Berkshire Essential
    Religion and Belief Systems in World History: a Berkshire Essential

    Religion and Belief Systems in World History, a Berkshire Essential, explores humanity’s desire for spiritual sustenance in prehistory. Based on archaeological evidence of gravesites dating to over 70,000 years ago, many neuroscientists believe humans are hard-wired to seek meaning through rites and ceremonies, myth and symbols, ideas and behaviors.

    $39.95
    World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential
    World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential

    World Environmental History, a Berkshire Essential, explores how the biosphere is affected by human interventions such as climate change, deforestation, waste management, water and wind energy, population growth, and urbanization.

    $39.95
    Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Environmental Law and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, introduces environmental regulations and agreements from around the world, with a focus on those with the most potential for international impact.

    $39.95$49.95
    Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    In Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, environmental scientists and ethicists explore the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. The articles are written for the general reader interested in learning how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources.

    $39.95
    Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained. Articles cover a wide variety of topics including “greenwashing,” local economies, and corporate social responsibility.

    $39.95
    Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Energy Industries and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the exploitation of energy resources—such as coal, petroleum, and wood—and the innovations that may provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future.

    $39.95
    Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Religion and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores the ties between humans and their environment across a wide range of perspectives: from Buddhism, Bahai, Hinduism, and Daoism to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as those of indigenous traditions around the world.

    $39.95
    Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
    Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

    Natural Resources for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, includes thirty-two articles covering the nature, extraction, and uses of today’s most important natural resources, concerns, and management approaches.

    $39.95
    The Man in the Machine
    The Man in the Machine

    The Man in the Machine consists of new assessments of major writers and critics by the author of whose last book Roger Sale wrote: “T. S. Eliot was not so good a reviewer as Marvin Mudrick is.”

    $39.95
    Eco Living: A Handbook for the 21st Century
    Eco Living: A Handbook for the 21st Century

    Eco Living is the essential handbook for green living today.  It contains all the information you need in a clear, easy-to-follow form, so that you can ensure your whole lifestyle is ecologically sound. In addition to practical recycling and  housecleaning guidelines,  Eco Living looks at ways to keep fit, the ecological impact of sports like golf and skiing, and important aspects of travel and leisure. Eco Living covers all aspects of a sustainable lifestyle. “We can make a difference – Karen Christensen’s book shows us how’ –Anita Roddick OBE, founder of The Body Shop

    $45.00
    Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love
    Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love

    A gorgeous coffee table book showcasing an icon of American life, the public library. Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love is a treasure trove of historical information, inspiring stories, and beautiful images. Join us in celebrating the libraries we love!

    $49.95
    Mudrick Transcribed
    Mudrick Transcribed

    Mudrick Transcribed contains riveting and comical dialogue from transcripts made in the early 1980s of Marvin Mudrick’s classes and talks. “A one-man commando squad and independent operator, Marvin Mudrick was the most maverick literary critic of his time and ours—ferocious, funny, and fearlessly honest,” says James Wolcott of Vanity Fair.

    $49.95
    Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives
    Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives

    Education in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides unique coverage about learning at all levels. China has the largest higher-education system in the world, and the Chinese are known worldwide as top students and scholars.

    $59.00$129.00
    Art in World History: a Berkshire Essential
    Art in World History: a Berkshire Essential

    Art in World History, a Berkshire Essential, put readers in touch with art from the Paleolithic period and the millennium-long heyday of porcelain, to performance art of the postmodernist world.

    $59.95
    World History Teaching in Asia: A Comparative Survey
    World History Teaching in Asia: A Comparative Survey

    World History Teaching in Asia is the first broad survey of the content and approaches used to teach world history in secondary schools and colleges in Asia.

    $59.95$129.95
    Touchdown: An American Obsession
    Touchdown: An American Obsession

    Touchdown: An American Obsession is the first comprehensive guide to the history and culture of the sport, covering US college football as well as professional football worldwide.

    $59.99$99.99
    Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions
    Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions

    The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions, the second volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, breaks fresh ground on the subject of African and African-American religion and its influence throughout the world.

    $79.95$125.00
    Recipes from the Garden of Contentment
    Recipes from the Garden of Contentment

    Recipes from the Garden of Contentment is the first English translation of one of the world’s most famous books about food: a treatise, cookbook, and memoir by the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei 袁枚. This edition includes the original Chinese text and extensive, often amusing modern annotations. A compact English-only version is available as The Way of Eating.

    $79.95$129.95
    Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism
    Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism

    The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism is the third volume of the Religion & Society series. With A-Z coverage of fundamentalist movements and beliefs around the world, this work offers insights into Christian fundamentalist home life, the best-selling Left Behind books, the Taliban, concepts such as Dispensationalism, and much more. The encyclopedia’s emphasis is on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, but, in a more international sense, the volume also covers conservative religious, social, and political movements in Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism.

    $79.99$125.00
    Encyclopedia of Religion and War
    Encyclopedia of Religion and War

    The Encyclopedia of Religion and War provides authoritative information about the history of religious wars and violence around the world and across cultures. It does not examine religious teachings on love, ­compassion, or benevolent service. Instead, it provides authoritative ­historical and cross-cultural information that will help readers understand war and other forms of political violence in the major religions of the world.

    $79.99$125.00
    Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
    Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

    The Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, the seventh volume in the Religion and Society series, explores the fastest growing movements in Christianity, with numbers second only to the Roman Catholic Church. While “peoples of the Spirit” have appeared throughout Christian history, their real growth has occurred over the past century. Because of their late emergence, they are the continuing subject of religious and social science research.

    $79.99$125.00
    Berkshire Essentials: The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)
    The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)

    The Internet in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides much-needed context and historical background for the technological development that is transforming Chinese society and creating new conflicts and new opportunities.

    $89.00$129.00
    Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements: Volume 1 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements: Volume 1 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, the first volume in the acclaimed Religion & Society series, covers 200 topics and movements – from Cargo Cults to the Anti-Christ – and offers a fresh, modern perspective on the role and importance of religion in society.

    $125.00
    Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom: Volume 4 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom: Volume 4 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom is the fourth volume of the acclaimed Religion & Society series.

    $125.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports presents in one volume all that we know about extreme sports: the individualist, adventure-type sports such as bungee jumping, dirt biking, sky surfing, and rock climbing that are the fastest growing segment of the sports world.

    $135.00
    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period: 1644-1911/2
    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period: 1644-1911/2

    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (1644-1911/2) is a revised edition of the 1943 standard reference work edited by Arthur Hummel, including more than 800 Qing dynasty individuals, converted to pinyin and updated for modern users. The introduction by Professor Pamela K. Crossley explains the history of this publication and its continuing relevance.

    $139.00$189.00
    Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals: Volume 6 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals: Volume 6 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals, the sixth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores the complex and fascinating topic of religious rites, rituals, and festivals that have shaped and have been shaped by society throughout history and around the world.

    $140.00
    Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media: Volume 8 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media: Volume 8 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media, the eighth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores all forms of religious communication worldwide and historically, with a special emphasis on oral and written forms of communication.

    $150.00
    Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries: Volume 9 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries: Volume 9 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries is the ninth and final volume of the acclaimed Religion and Society series, focusing on the historical impact of missions over the centuries.

    $165.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

    Volume 5 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how we can preserve and restore habitats of all kinds.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability

    Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores perspectives from world religions and philosophies.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability

    Volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability studies the intricate links between green business and sustainability.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

    Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability covers the many dimensions of international environmental law and politics.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability

    Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth’s material resources.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 7 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in China, India, and East and Southeast Asia.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 8 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability from the South Pacific to the Americas.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 9 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in Africa, Europe, and western Asia.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability

    The final volume of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability includes essays from well-known thinkers, a directory of sustainability programs, and a master index.

    $189.00
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Modern Era
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Modern Era

    Volume 4 of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography is a stand-alone handbook of short biographies of key people in China since 1979. It is a companion to the first 3 volumes, which contain long-form essays by many of the world’s leading China scholars about key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China over the millennia: emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This is the first time that such comprehensive collection has been available in English, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China. “No biographical dictionary of China has successfully replaced Herbert Giles’s [1898] work until the new DCB. It’s about time!” –Benjamin Elman, Princeton University.

    $199.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition

    The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is a unified resource that provides a balanced perspective on 21st-century global environmental issues. Six volumes of the are available in Chinese, translated and published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. They can be purchased as a set from Berkshire Publishing.

    Original price was: $399.00.Current price is: $199.00.
    Encyclopedia of Human Emotions:
    Encyclopedia of Human Emotions

    The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions is a unique work that uses a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach.

    $225.00
    Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics
    Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics

    Never before published in book form, Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics provides the most complete and authoritative historical data on terrorism around the globe.

    $325.00
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Volumes 1 & 2: A Nation By Nation Survey
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Volumes 1 & 2: A Nation By Nation Survey

    Global Perspectives on the United States is a unique, nonpartisan survey, written by experts from around the world. It is the first general resource to explore the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The 140 comprehensive and extensively annotated articles provide historical coverage and contemporary analysis—drawing on a wide range of sources, including nineteenth-century travel accounts, international treaties, newspaper stories from around the world, and popular music. Fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and statistical snapshots emphasize the countless influences that have shaped perceptions of the United States since its founding, and the broad coverage vividly sets out the complications and contradictions that are an essential part of global perceptions of the United States. The first two volumes consist of national surveys and histories, while the third consists of expert-written articles on specific themes in US foreign relations.

    “A word of caution–US citizens should prepare to be both revered and insulted [when reading this book]. Not recommended reading for thin-skinned patriots; however, a great resource for academic, public, and high-school libraries.” —Booklist

    $375.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction takes computing into new realms, introducing us to topics that are intriguing both in their technical complexity and because they present us — human beings — with a set of challenging questions about our relationship with “thinking” machines.

    $395.00
    Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]
    Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]

    Lucid and authoritative, this work – called “the newest sporting bible” by The Times of London – covers every Olympic sport, obscure activities such as buzkashi and jousting, and indigenous games in dozens of nations. This set, the original Encyclopedia of World Sport developed for ABC-CLIO by Berkshire Publishing during its days as a book packager, is packed with everything you could possibly want to know about hundreds of sports. Along with detailed information on how sports are played around the world, the Encyclopedia of World Sport explores emotions and issues surrounding the sporting life and looks at sport as an essential part of the human experience. Readers will find fascinating entries on baseball and badminton, tennis and takraw, as well as on an incredible range of activities played around the globe from ancient times up to the present.

    $399.99
    Encyclopedia of Homelessness:
    Encyclopedia of Homelessness

    The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society.

    $400.00
    International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
    International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

    The three-volume International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports is the largest and most comprehensive work about women’s sports ever published. In 430 A-Z articles, leading scholars and specialists cover numerous sports and sports figures, as well as health issues such as eating disorders, nutrition and bone density, and social issues such as body image, gender equity and Title IX legislation (which mandates equity in school funding for women’s sports programs). A number of organizations contributed to this project, including the Women’s Sports Foundation, the International Working Group on Women and Sport, Amateur Athletic Foundation, and others. One of the American Library Association’s RUSA committee’s choice for Outstanding Reference Publications 2001. “A monumental undertaking, this encyclopedia covers women’s sports worldwide and throughout history…. This encyclopedia’s strengths lie in its unique, cross-cultural treatment of all subjects…. A scholarly resource for public libraries and schools at all levels, middle school through college.” —Library Journal.

    $495.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition

    The new Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It expands on the previous edition, which The (London) Times called “the newest sporting bible.” Berkshire sports titles have been praised by GQ magazine, La Gazzetta dello Sport, and the UK bookmakers William Hill, and received awards from ChoiceLibrary Journal, and Booklist. This edition begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century. It covers the business of sports—marketing, management, and ownership—as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology.

    $525.00

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