So many COVID related titles added to the collection in the past week that we are highlighting just those.

 A world out of reach: dispatches from life under lockdown : selections from The Yale Review’s Pandemic files /edited and with an introduction by Meghan O’Rourke. Selections from the Pandemic Files published by The Yale Review, the preeminent journal of literature and ideas.

 COVID-19 and emerging environmental trends: a way forward /Joystu Dutta, Srijan Goswami, and Abhijit Mitra. This book revolves around the COVID-19 and its influence on all biotic and abiotic components on earth, with focus on the regulatory role of air quality during this pandemic, municipal solid waste management and COVID-19, how herd immunity influences COVID-19 and so on. With amalgamation of emerging environmental issues and the direct and indirect influences of COVID-19 on all these issues, it explains how pandemics change our thought and reset our priorities for action on a global scale. The book also explains control and mitigation of COVID-19 and cutting-edge research on COVID-19 with an empirical review on scientific efforts.

 COVID-19 and human rights /edited by Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, and Amanda Lyons. This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those being left behind and providing a necessary framework for the effort to build back better. Expert contributors to this volume address interconnections between the COVID-19 crisis and human rights to equality and non-discrimination, including historical responses to pandemics, populism and authoritarianism, and the rights to health, information, water access, and the environment. Acknowledging the pandemic as a defining moment for human rights, the volume proposes a post-crisis human rights agenda to engage civil society and government at all levels in concrete measures to roll back increasing inequality.

 Covid-19 and international business: change of era /edited by Marin A. Marinov and Svetla T. Marinova This book illustrates how governments have dealt with the pandemic and the consequent impacts on international business. It also explores the disrupted operations and responses of businesses as their worldwide interconnectivity has been seriously threatened. Employing the latest state of knowledge on the topic, the book is aimed at international business audience – scholars, students and managers who need to understand better the nature, scope and scale of the impacts of the pandemic on international business.

 COVID-19. Volumes I & II /edited by J. Michael Ryan. The two edited volumes in this set contribute to a broader understanding of the impact COVID-19 is having, and will have, on our understandings, efforts, and decisions of the future of global society.

 Death, grief and loss in the context of COVID-19 /edited by Panagiotis Pentaris. This book provides detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement. Through three parts the book explores COVID-19 as a reminder of our own and our communities’ fragile existence, but also the driving force for discovering new ways of meaning-making, performing rites and rituals, and conceptualising death, grief and life. Contributors include scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners, accumulating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and international set of ideas and perspectives that will help the reader examine closely how Covid-19 has invaded social life and shaped trauma and loss.

 Educating tomorrow: learning for the post-pandemic world /Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore. Taking you on a journey which considers the past and present to inform their prediction of the obstacles and opportunities posed by a post-pandemic future, the authors present a new vision for the future of education which might not have been possible without the eruption of Covid-19. Offering up a range of proposals for how education can begin to emerge anew, and ultimately reach an improved destination, Brown and Luzmore showcase how even in the midst of unprecedented global challenges, it might be possible for us to revolutionise education systems for the better.

 Emergency powers in a time of pandemic /Alan Greene. This book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes. Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book will shape how governments, opposition, courts and society as a whole view future pandemic emergency powers.

 Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words /Marie Bismark, Karen Willis, Sophie Lewis and Natasha Smallwood. Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic shares the stories of frontline health workers during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions health workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients. The book shares their insights on what we can learn from the pandemic to strengthen our health system and prepare for future crises. The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of COVID-19 on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices. This book offers a unique historical record of the experiences of thousands of healthcare workers at the height of the second wave of the pandemic.

 Global health watch 6: in the shadow of the pandemicGlobal Health Watch  provides the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggles and change to present a compelling case for the imperative to work for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.  GHW6 addresses key issues related to health systems and the range of social, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, locating decisions and choices that impact on health in the structure of global power relations and economic governance.

  Lessons from lockdown: the educational legacy of COVID-19 /Tony Breslin. Breslin draws on his experience as a teacher, researcher, examiner, school governor and policy influencer to assess what the educational legacy of COVID-19 could be, and the potential that it offers for reframing how we ‘do’ schooling. He argues that there is much to learn from this tumultuous period and that, post-lockdown, we ought to take advantage of the opportunity that it has offered to produce a more personalised, family-friendly and inclusive approach to schooling, and to learning more broadly. Whatever your place in this landscape, Lessons from Lockdown is a must-read for all concerned about the shape and purpose of schooling systems in mature economies – schooling systems and economies set on recovering from the kind of ‘system-shock’ that the pandemic has delivered.

 Online teaching and learning in higher education during Covid-19: international perspectives and experiences /edited by Roy Y. Chan, Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen. This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in Higher Education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflection on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learnt. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 Pandemic education and viral politics /Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley. Peters and Tina explore human resilience and the collective response to catastrophe, and the philosophy and literature of pandemics, including ‘love and social distancing in the time of Covid-19.’ These essays also explore the politicising of COVID-19, the growth of conspiracy theories, its origins, and the ways it became a ‘viral’ narrative in the future of world politics.

 Pandemic, ecology and theology: perspectives on COVID-19 /edited by Alexander J.B. Hampton. This volume addresses the collective sense that the pandemic is more than a problem to manage our way out of. Rather, it is a moment to consider our broken relationship with the natural world, and our alienation from a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. The contributors, though differing in their diagnoses and recommendations, share the belief that this moment, with its transformative possibility, not be forfeit. Equally, they share the conviction that the chief ground of any such reorientation ineluctably involves our collective engagement with both ecology and theology

 Political communication and COVID-19: governance and rhetoric in times of crisis /edited by Darren Lilleker [and three others]. This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19  within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book encompasses the various governments’ communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and families, parents, and children /edited by Marc H. Bornstein. This volume collects chapters that address prominent issues and challenges presented by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to families, parents, and children. Bornstein reviews how disasters are known to impact families, parents, and children and explores traditional and novel responsibilities of parents and their effects on child growth and development. It examines parenting at this time, detailing consequences for home life and economies that the pandemic has triggered; considers child discipline and abuse during the pandemic; and makes recommendations that will support families in terms of multilevel interventions at family, community, and national and international levels. The selected chapters elucidate key themes including children’s worry, stress and parenting, positive parenting programs, barriers which constrain population-level impact of prevention programs, and the importance of culturally adapting evidence-based family intervention programs.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and health /edited by Dominika Kwasnicka and Robbert Sanderman. Kwasnicka and Sanderman introduce chapters that explore the crucial topics of health behaviour change, wellbeing, stress, and coping. They highlight the key role digital health technologies can play in how we manage health conditions, and how we facilitate change to help individuals manage stressful situations such as physical isolation, job loss, and financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The volume also offers an important overview of environmental and policy-based approaches to health behaviour change and addresses the highly relevant issues of identity and trust and how they shape the health of individuals, communities, and society.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and media and technology /edited by Ciarán McMahon. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted our relationship with media and technology, and chapters examine a range of topics including fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, belonging, online emotional lives and relationship formation, and identity. It shows the benefits media and technology can have in relation to coping with crises and navigating challenging situations, whilst also examining the potential pitfalls that emerge due to our increasing reliance on them. In a world where the cyberpsychological space is constantly developing, this volume exposes the complexities surrounding the interaction of human psychology with media and technology, and reflects on what this might look like in the future.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and society /edited by S. Alexander Haslam. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted society, and chapters examine a range of societal issues including leadership and politics, community, social status, welfare, social exclusion and accountability. Addressing the social and psychological processes that structure, and are structured by, our social contexts, it shows not only how groups and individuals can come together to manage global crises, but also how these crises can expose weaknesses in our society. The volume also reflects on how we can work together to rebuild society in the aftermath of the pandemic, by cultivating a shared sense of responsibility through social integration and responsible leadership.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and work /edited by Cary L. Cooper. This timely and accessible book brings together a selection of chapters offering insights into issues surrounding work and the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring content on topics such as health and wellbeing, work-family, flexible hours, organisational communication, talent management, recovery from work, employee engagement and flourishing, burnout, and organisational interventions, the book includes a specially written introduction contextualising the chapters in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Reflecting on how psychological research is relevant during a significant global event, the introduction examines the potential future impact of the pandemic on the practice and study of psychology and our lives more generally..

 Sustainable lifestyles after Covid-19 /Fabián Echegaray, Valerie Brachya, Philip J. Vergragt, and Lei Zhang. This book takes an in-depth look at Covid-19-generated societal trends and develops scenarios for possible future directions of urban lifestyles. Drawing on examples from Brazil, China and Israel, and with a particular focus on cities, this book explores the short and long-term changes in individual consumers and citizen behavior as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on extensive market and opinion research data, aggregate data, observational evidence, and news reports, the authors provide a detailed account of the transformations that have occurred as a result of a triple shock of public health emergency, economic shutdown, and social isolation. They also examine which of these behavioral changes are likely to become permanent and consider whether this may ultimately promote or restrain sustainable lifestyle choices. Innovative and timely, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and professionals researching and working in the areas of sustainable consumption, urban and land use planning, and public health.

Tackling online education: implications of responses to COVID-19 in higher education globally /edited by Huili Han, James H. Williams, Shasha Cui. This volume brings together leading experts from eight countries (the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Sweden, India, Azerbaijan and Nigeria) to discuss how national conditions and institutions have shaped initial policy responses to COVID-19. These decisions and actions will have lasting effects on higher education in different national contexts. The book offers solutions to common pedagogical problems such as Zoom fatigue, compassion fatigue and lack of student engagement. It also addresses techniques and support for online teaching and learning.

 Viral pandemics: from smallpox to COVID-19 /Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and Allison B. Kavey.  Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics.