University Press Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best articles from the blogs of academic publishers! As always, if you particularly enjoy something or think that we missed an important post, please let us know in the comments.

First up, over at the Chicago Blog, author and popular science journalist Carl Zimmer helps us to examine the realistic implications of our current so-called Ebolapocalypse.

OUP author Daniel Romer wants to know: What’s next for youth and the emergence of new media? From online ads to video games, the way in which younger people have approached the proliferation of media has changed drastically in the last twenty years. One massive study undertaken in the UK sheds some light on the effects–both positive and negative–that have surfaced amid this transition.

While we’re at the OUP Blog, take a look at some artwork featuring the gods, heroes, and mythological creatures of Greek antiquity, taken from author Barry B. Powell’s new free verse translation of Homer’s The Odyssey.

69 years ago this week, history’s first nuclear attack devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Yale Press author Keiko Hirata discusses the circumstances surrounding these monumental events, as well as the complicated and resounding impacts they’ve carried for Japan’s subsequent outlook and regrowth in the following decades.

This week, Penn Press covered a History News Network blog post by one of their authors, Jeffrey Glover, discussing America’s first interracial marriage. Can you guess who was involved?

Lastly, we head over to Beacon Broadside, where the environmental effects of fracking on U.S. aquifers are examined alongside Michelle Bamberger’s and Robert Oswald’s book, The Real Cost of Fracking.

Thanks again for reading this week’s roundup! Have a great weekend, and leave any thoughts in the comments!

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