Sara Shostak Talks Environmental Health with Human Capital

Sara Shostak’s book, Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health, recently received two huge honors from the American Sociological Association: the Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the Medical Sociology Section and the Robert K. Merton Book Award from the section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology (SKAT). In this interview with Human [more...]


Join us at GSA 2014

Rock out with University of California Press this fall at the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2014 meeting convenes October 19-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Please visit us at booth 940 in the Vancouver Convention Centre to purchase our latest geology and earth science publications for [more...]


Jon Christensen Interviewed in BayNature

I tell all of our writers that what we want to do in the pages of the magazine is, once a quarter, host one of the most lively, interesting, fun, and provocative dinner party conversations in California. It’s as if you’d invited a dozen of your friends, from all walks of life, over for dinner, [more...]


ESA 2014 Is Coming to California!

University of California Press welcomes attendees and visitors to the Golden State for the 2014 Ecological Society of America meeting in Sacramento, California. This year’s ESA meeting convenes August 10-15 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Please visit us at Sacramento Convention Center booths 300 and 302 to purchase our latest ecology and environment publications for the [more...]


Join Boom at L.A.'s Natural History Museum for Just Add Water: The Discussions

Boom Editor Jon Christensen is moderating a series of discussions on water issues at the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles this summer. Just Add Water: The Discussions, presented in conjunction with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Boom: A Journal of California, focuses on the most important water issues facing [more...]


Greenfriar Calls Boom The Best Magazine In Many Years

“The best new magazine I’ve seen in decades…It’s just very good stuff, filled with some of my favorite Golden State writers and characters. And it’s beautiful to hold and look at, too—a digital version might have all the same ideas, but each issue of Boom is really one for the bookshelf.” - Ken Layne,

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California on Track for Worst Drought in 500 Years, Says B. Lynn Ingram

Dry riverbed in California. Photo by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Wikimedia Commons

We Californians know the weather has been dry, but exactly how dry? B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam, authors of The West Without Water, provide some historical context for the current drought in Monday’s Los Angeles Times. Ingram and Malamud-Roam look back further [more...]


Boom Editor Jon Christensen Sees Green Future for L.A.

Bike lane in downtown Los Angeles (via Wikimedia Commons)

On KCRW’s Press Play with Madeleine Brand (segment starts at 41:30), Boom Editor Jon Christensen argues that despite popular perception, Los Angeles is now becoming a model for urban sustainability. Echoing arguments made in his recent High Country News article, “Brave new L.A.”, Christensen points to L.A.’s progress [more...]


Boom Editor Jon Christensen on the L.A. Aqueduct at 100

Last weekend, All Things Considered interviewed Boom editor Jon Christensen about the history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Boom’s Fall issue looks at the Aqueduct at 100, exploring how the project transformed the American West, and arguably, the world. Many people remember the Aqueduct from the 1974 film, Chinatown. However, Polanski’s film gets the environmental politics of [more...]


New UC Press Podcast: Harry Greene's Wild and Wonderful Career

In the latest episode of the UC Press Podcast, Chris Gondek talks to Harry Greene about his new book, Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art, which has been called “an immediate classic” by Jim Harrison. Greene’s warmth and enthusiasm for his subject are apparent in this discussion, which ranges from his early years as [more...]