• 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 simple and easy to read, 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.) This book is being published early in 2022, the centenary of the first publication of The Waste Land.
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    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.
  • This Is China is almost certainly the shortest introduction to historic and contemporary China. In the revised and updated second edition, China expert Kerry Brown provides insightful answers to today’s questions about the world’s newest superpower and offers an engaging framework for understanding its meteoric rise.
  • An Overview of Our Impact on Planet Earth and the Natural Forces Shaping Our Future
  • Second Edition available 2022

    A new edition of the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is underway. 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 can be called complete without it. The 1,200+ articles in this unique set will provide more complete but succinct coverage of global environmental challenges. They are written by over one thousand experts in business, law, ecosystem and resource management, environmental history, ethics and philosophy, and much more. Authors include David Christian, Wes Jackson, Reid Lifset, Saskia Sassen, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Endorsements came from global environmental leaders including Gro Harlem Brundtland, Denis Hayes, Isabel Hilton, and Bill McKibben. Download the 4-page flyer. The second edition of the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability combines all the entries in a single, integrated A-Z work, fully updated and enhanced with dozens of new articles. New topics include:
    • Agriculture, Regenerative
    • Bitcoin Mining
    • Building Automation
    • Cloud Computing
    • Diet, Plant-rich
    • Food Waste
    • Silvopasture
    • Wind Turbines
    For a preview, see our Advance Articles by clicking here.
  • The Way of Eating: Yuan Mei`s Manual of Gastronomy (the Suiyuan Shidan) is, remarkably, the first translation into English of one of the world's most famous books about food. It is a treatise, cookbook, and memoir written in the late eighteenth century by the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei. It is the little sister edition of Berkshire's bilingual academic version of the book, which is published as Recipes from the Garden of Contentment. This compact edition is in English only. Translation by Sean J. S. Chen; foreword by Nicole Mones.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. (If you are looking for the edition designed for AP World History and other courses, please visit this page.)
  • 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.
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    The second edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is in development, with print and digital publication scheduled for 2021 (a century, incidentally, since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party). The project is led by Professor Kerry Brown, director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College, London.
  • This Is Africa, one of Berkshire's acclaimed "This World of Ours" series, provides a brief, engaging history of a great and too-little-known continent - a land rich in resources and troubled by conflict, now home to over a billion people speaking more than a thousand different languages. This book explores Africa's interrelatedness to other regions and cultures throughout history and examines its growing economic and political importance to other nations.

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