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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.

Being Fat Has a History

Released this spring, Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada focuses on the earliest strands fat activism, a social movement that has existed in Canada since the 1970s. In this post, author Jenny Ellison discusses some of the research that went into her book and explores how fat activists wrestled with feminist issues of the era, including femininity, sexuality, and health.

Re-Envisioning Cell Theory (Part 2)

Now available for courses, From Cells to Organisms 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 three-part blog series, author Sherrie L. Lyons will discuss her book and delve deeper into the history of cell theory. In part two, Lyons looks at the current pandemic and explains why the majority of viruses and microbes are not only not harmful, they are essential to our health.