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Berkshire Essentials

Convenient paperbacks (& ebooks) distilled from major Berkshire titles for classroom use.

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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

    $24.95
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

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