Welcome to University Press Books/ Berkeley

High Concept

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Cover Image
The Universal Machine (Consent Not to Be a Single Being) Cover Image
The Mind Is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain Cover Image
The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars: A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey Through Consciousness Cover Image
The Essential Tversky Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Cover Image
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Cover Image
Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life Cover Image
Canids of the World: Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives (Princeton Field Guides) Cover Image


God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America Cover Image
Every Day Is Extra Cover Image
One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858 Cover Image
de Gaulle Cover Image
Helmholtz: A Life in Science Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity Cover Image
Women & Power: A Manifesto Cover Image
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions Cover Image
Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century (American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present #6) Cover Image


There There: A novel Cover Image
A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety Cover Image
The Great Fall (The German List) Cover Image
The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Cover Image
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image


The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
Waiting for Verdi: Opera and Political Opinion in Nineteenth-Century Italy, 1815-1848 Cover Image
Notes and Methods Cover Image
Correspondence: Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein (The French List) Cover Image
Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art Cover Image

Close Reading

Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry Cover Image
The Origins of Cool in Postwar America Cover Image
Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context Cover Image
Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics Cover Image
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth Cover Image

Recent Features

Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
The Great Silence: Science and Philosophy of Fermi's Paradox Cover Image
The Order of Time Cover Image
Gun Love: A Novel Cover Image
The Ashtray: (Or the Man Who Denied Reality) Cover Image

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