Princeton’s earth science list ranges widely, with particular strengths in climatology, ocean science, atmospheric science, and the biogeosciences. Our books often employ quantitative and computational methods in their explorations of the complex rhythms of our planet, and are in conversation with the Press’s strong lists in physics, biology, planetary science, paleontology, and ecosystem science.
We serve readers at all levels, publishing monographs and advanced textbooks for researchers and students, and works of popular science introducing general readers to exciting topics in Earth’s past, present, and future, from mass extinctions to geoengineering.
Farewell to the Arctic Ocean of old
The Arctic Ocean is an ocean of ice. Everything that lives on, in or around the Arctic Ocean, and that includes peoples of the north, has adapted to and lives in harmony with that ice. But the Arctic Ocean is losing its ice.
Book Club Pick: Timefulness
This month’s Book Club Pick is Timefulness by Marcia Bjornerud, a terrific selection as we approach Earth Day. Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales of our planet’s long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating.
Focus on climate
Increased heat, drought, and wildfires are sobering reminders that we must renew our commitment to climate action and build a better future. As Climate Week NYC kicks off, these offerings can deepen your understanding about the science, economics, politics and history of climate change.
A short history of ice
The day I visited Mt. Erebus in Antarctica was Instagram perfect: cold but sunny, and barely a breath of wind.
Marcia Bjornerud on Grandmothers of Geoscience
Marcia Bjornerud, professor of geology and environmental studies at Lawrence University, reflects on the mantle, “The Grandmother of Geoscience.”
In Dialogue with Eelco Rohling and Sean Fleming: Earth’s changing bodies of water
Earth’s bodies of water have gone through considerable changes over time. We asked Eelco J. Rohling and Sean W. Fleming if these changes can tell us anything about climate change—and the future?