It is curious that while so many of our most important relationships are both promoted and protected by law and society – friendship is notably passed over. We go out of our way to accommodate the rights and privileges of the family, and special professional relationships, like the ones we have with our lawyers, doctors, […]
As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Henry David Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself―a land surveyor by trade―was complicit in these transformations. In The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years, Robert Thorson narrates Thoreau’s progress […]
The idiosyncrasies of human decision-making have confounded economists and social theorists for years. If each person makes choices for personal (and often irrational) reasons, how can people’s choices be predicted by a single theory? How can any economic, social, or political theory be valid? The truth is, none of them really are. Mark Buchanan makes […]
In a complex business climate, people need to make informed decisions and learn how to think flexibly. A leader’s most important asset is the ability to sense changes in the environment and adapt to them quickly. The Prepared Mind of a Leader presents an original and effective way to think more flexibly about innovation, strategy, change, and […]
Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and the eight-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association Science in Society Journalism Award, A long time writer for the Edmonton Journal, he is frequently called upon to write and speak about Arctic issues.
Andreas Wagner is a professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Zurich and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute for the study of complex systems. He is the author of Arrival of the Fittest: How Life Invents Itself, which Kirkus (in a starred review) called “A book of startling congruencies, insightful flashes and an artful enthusiasm…’ His next book, <em>Landscapes of Evolution: Mapping the Origins of Creativity</em>, will be published by Basic Books.
Jonathan S. Adams is a conservation biologist, writer, and former program director of the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Knowledge and Communities Program. His latest book, Nature’s Fortune, written in collaboration with Mark R. Tercek, was published by Basic Books and was the winner of the 2014 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Award in the category of […]
Joshua D. Rothman is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 2000 and where he served as Director of the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South from 2010-2016. A […]
Management Consulting is the first complete resource guide to the consulting industry, updated and expanded to reflect the impact of the new economy. Sugata Biswas and Daryl Twitchell cover all the bases—from the origins and history of the field to how to ace the case interview and how to become established in one of the many […]
In Work 2.0, Bill Jensen introduces us to a new breed of managers and organizations that are maximizing productivity, developing leaders at all levels, constantly innovating, attracting exceptional talent, and winning in the marketplace. The key to their success is recognizing that the most valuable assets in the company are the time, attention, knowledge, passion, energy, […]
For centuries we’ve believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance—in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if you didn’t work, you didn’t eat, or else you were stealing from someone. If only you worked hard, you could earn your way and maybe […]
From the early exploits of Teddy Roosevelt in Africa to blockbuster films such as March of the Penguins, Gregg Mitman’s Reel Nature reveals how changing values, scientific developments, and new technologies have come to shape American encounters with wildlife on and off the big screen. Whether crafted to elicit thrills or to educate audiences about […]
Kent Redford has been a practicing conservationist for thirty years, and currently is Principal at Archipelago Consulting in Portland, Maine. After receiving his PhD in biology from Harvard University, Kent started at the University of Florida, where he had faculty appointments in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Wildlife Conservation. His […]
Eric Hinderaker is Professor of History at the University of Utah, and the author of Boston’s Massacre, published by Harvard University Press. Praised by the Wall Street Journal as “fascinating,” Boston’s Massacre explores the larger significance of the Boston Massacre — from the era of the American Revolution to our own time. Eric is also the author of […]
Cynthia A. Kierner is Professor of History at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women’s history. She is the author of six books, among them Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book was awarded the 2013 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from […]
Jack E. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, published by Liveright Publishers. The winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History and the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, it is a sweeping history of […]