Books in Brief

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.

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Cover of the book titled "Africa in Global History with Sources."

Africa in Global History with Sources

Robert Harms, the Henry J. Heinz Professor of History (W.W. Norton & Company)

Cover of the book titled "Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper."

Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper

Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Moses Mendelssohn’s Hebrew Writings."

Moses Mendelssohn’s Hebrew Writings

Edward Breuer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and David Sorkin, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "On Color."

On Color

David Scott Kastan, the George M. Bodman Professor of English, and Stephen Farthing, artist (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Culture and the Course of Human Evolution."

Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Gary Tomlinson, the John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and the Humanities and director of the Whitney Humanities Center (University of Chicago Press)

Cover of the book titled "Indigenous Visions."

Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Edited by Ned Blackhawk, professor of history and American studies, and Isaiah Lorado Wilner (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "The Paston Treasure."

The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World

Nathan Flis, head of exhibitions and publications at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Resilience."

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges

Dr. Steven Southwick and Dr. Dennis Charney (Cambridge University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Nature by Design."

Nature by Design: The Practice of Biophilic Design

Stephen R. Kellert (1943-2016), the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance."

Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance

Tim Barringer, the Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art (Yale University Press)