The biology list publishes books on topics that range across the life sciences. It has historic and core strengths in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral biology alongside emerging strengths in biological anthropology, microbiome science, global change biology, and computational and mathematical biology. We publish across genres, from monographs and textbooks to works of popular science that introduce nonexperts to exciting, relevant ideas in biology.
Whenever possible, the list foregrounds books that take a broad and integrative approach and that cross traditional divides, such as those between theory and empiricism, molecular and organismal topics, and biology and other fields.
Books by (and for) women in STEM
A significant gender gap has long plagued all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines across our global community. While progress has been made in increasing women’s participation in these areas of research and higher education, they remain under-represented in STEM fields.
My awkward road to unnatural extinction
Successful writing projects have their tri-partite biographies, informed by the life histories of writer and subject matter and their productive encounter. Some of them are slowly formed while others are the result of a sudden insight or discovery.
How We Age
All of us would like to live longer, or to slow the debilitating effects of age. In How We Age, Coleen Murphy shows how recent research on longevity and aging may be bringing us closer to this goal.
On origins, Africa, and the novelty of knowledge
Every living being has origins. Yes, plural, because living organisms adapt and change over time.
In dialogue: Rethinking climate change and catastrophe
This month, in pursuit of clarity and advice, we gathered some of our authors and asked the following question: How should we think about the future in the face of climate change? Their perspectives offer us the tools to collectively rethink catastrophe in order to generate alternative possibilities of hope, action, or simple awareness regarding the planet and its beings.