Editorial Director, Science
Assistant Editor, Biology
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.
New & Noteworthy
Venki Ramakrishnan on Virtual You
What are the prospects of simulating ourselves in a computer? At first sight, this sounds more science fiction than fact.
Parasites and the interconnected biosphere
One of the most fascinating things that a young person can experience in the complex realm of biology is the discovery of an animal living inside another animal. The questions that arise when these kinds of animals are encountered for the first time are innumerable and, if answered carefully, may lead to even more questions and, hopefully, more answers.
Galápagos birds: A lot more than meets the eye
As a child growing up in the then-remote Galapagos Islands, the birds that surrounded my island home—unafraid as they were—fascinated me.
Listening to the tree of life
Listening to nature is an ancient art. But for most of human history, our ability to listen to other species was constrained. Humans are unable to hear many of the myriad sounds made by other species.
David Hone on How Fast Did T. rex Run?
How did dinosaurs rear their young? What did they eat? What did T. rex actually do with those tiny arms?