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 "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)

Cover of the book titled "Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World."

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Samuel Moyn, professor of law and of history (Harvard University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Why Children Follow Rules."

Why Children Follow Rules

Tom R. Tyler, the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law, and Rick Trinkner, assistant professor Justice at Arizona State University (Oxford University Press)

Cover of the book titled "In Search of the Sacred Book."

In Search of the Sacred Book

Aníbal González, professor of Spanish (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Cover of the book titled "The Age of Culpability."

The Age of Culpability

Gideon Yaffe, professor of law, of philosophy, and of psychology (Oxford University Press)