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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 1)

In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore, author of The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania, talks with other writers about some of their own experiences relating to mental health. In this post, Sam talks to fellow Australian author Mia Walsch.

Re-Envisioning Cell Theory (Part 3): Sublime Slime Molds

It’s the last part of our latest blog series written by Sherrie L. Lyons, author of From Cells to Organisms. The book delves into the nature of scientific practice, showing that results are interpreted not only through the lens of a microscope, but also through the lens of particular ideas and prior philosophical convictions. In this final part, Lyons discusses the fascinating world of slime molds, the unlikely superhero within the ecosystem.

To Confront the Climate Crisis, Team Humanity Should Stop Relying on Cooperation and Instead Fund Innovation

Today sees the official launch of Lead for the Planet, the first book in our brand new trade imprint, Aevo UTP. Written by Rae André, climate change educator and bestselling author, Lead for the Planet guides concerned citizens and business leaders to take on the climate crisis by detailing five key practices for effective sustainability leadership. In the second of a three-part blog series, André discusses the importance of innovation in tackling the crisis.

Medieval History and Modern Hate

Written by Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant, The Devil’s Historians examine the many ways in which the medieval past has been manipulated to promote discrimination, oppression, and murder. The book introduces readers to a more expansive Middle Ages and gives them the tools to identify and dismantle the myths about the medieval world. In this post, author Amy S. Kaufman discusses what we can expect from the book and how the project came about.

On Light in Dark Times: Art and Anthropology in Graphic Form

Everyone at UTP is eagerly anticipating the release of the latest installment in our ethnoGRAPHIC series, Light in Dark Times: The Human Search for Meaning, due for publication in September 2020. Written by Alisse Waterston and illustrated by Charlotte Corden, the book is an illustrated journey across time and space that provides a lifeline of hope during these difficult and uncertain times. In this post, Waterston discusses how the project came together and why the book is perfect for students seeking to understand the current world we live in.