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.

Stories

Cover of the book titled "A Better Planet."

A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Daniel C. Esty, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "American Cuisine and How It Got This Way."

American Cuisine and How It Got This Way

Paul Freedman, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History (Liveright)

Cover of the book titled "Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries."

Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

David Sorkin, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Judaic Studies (Princton University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Wild Horses of the Summer Sun."

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland

Tory Bilski, coordinator at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (Pegasus Books)

Cover of the book titled "Learned Mindfulness."

Learned Mindfulness: Physician Engagement and M.D. Wellness

Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi, assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry (Elsevier/Academic Press)

Cover of the book titled "The Meritocracy Trap."

The Meritocracy Trap

Daniel Markovits, the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law (Penguin)

Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach

Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach

Lynelle Schneeberg, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry (Da Capo Lifelong Books)

Cover of the book titled "Permission to Feel."

Permission to Feel

Marc Brackett, professor in the Child Study Center (Celadon Books)

Cover of the book titled "The Assault on American Excellence."

The Assault on American Excellence

Anthony Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law (Free Press)

Cover of the book titled "The Public Option."

The Public Option

Anne L. Alstott and Ganesh Sitaraman (Harvard University Press)