New Book Tuesday! Downsizing, Infowhelm, On the Prowl and more!

Our weekly list of new books is now available!

From the Literature Now series

Infowhelm

Environmental Art and Literature in an Age of Data

Heather Houser

Heather Houser explores the ways contemporary art manages environmental knowledge in the age of climate crisis and informational overload. She argues that the infowhelm—a state of abundant yet contested scientific information—is an unexpectedly resonant resource for environmental artists seeking to go beyond communicating stories about crises.

On the Prowl

In Search of Big Cat Origins

Mark Hallett and John M. Harris. Illustrated by Mark Hallett

On the Prowl is a fully illustrated and approachable guide to the evolution of the big cats and what it portends for their conservation today. Mark Hallett and John M. Harris trace the origins of these iconic carnivores, venturing down the evolutionary pathways that produced the diversity of big cat species that have walked the earth.

Downsizing

Confronting Our Possessions in Later Life

David J. Ekerdt

Drawing on in-depth interviews with recent movers in over a hundred diverse U.S. households, David Ekerdt analyzes the downsizing process and what it says about the meaning and management of possessions. He details how households approach and accomplish downsizing, exploring the decision-making process and the effectiveness of different strategies.

Startup Myths and Models

What You Won’t Learn in Business School

Rizwan Virk

In this witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship, Rizwan Virk debunks misconceptions about how the world of startups works and offers hard-earned advice for every step of the journey. Startup Myths and Models is an ideal companion for readers from those just embarking on the startup life to those looking for their next adventure.

New In Paper!

If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat!

Strategies for Long-Term Growth

Leonard Sherman

In this work, Leonard Sherman draws on four decades of experience in management consulting, venture capital, and teaching business strategy at Columbia Business School to share practical advice on two of the most vexing issues facing business executives: why is it so hard to achieve long-term profitable growth, and what can companies do to break away from the pack?

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