- Eric Crahan
Executive Editor & Editorial Director, Humanities
As the publisher of Albert Einstein, Princeton University Press has a grand tradition in the history of science. We publish books in the history of knowledge and science in the broadest sense. Our list encompasses the history of the natural and physical sciences, from antiquity to the present,
while also incorporating the history of the humanities and the social sciences, the history of academic disciplines, and the history of the book. Throughout, our list strives to be global and diverse in period, topic, and methodology.
For the beauty of invisibility
Human beings are naturally visual creatures. Our eyes, capable of counting single photons, have been optimized over evolutionary time to the very limits of the laws of physics.
Naomi Oreskes on Why Trust Science?
Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't?
In Dialogue with Susan Mattern and Richard Bribiescas: Reframing how we think about aging
Are we looking at male/female aging all wrong? Susan Mattern and Richard Bribiescas discuss.
William R. Newman on Newton the Alchemist
When Isaac Newton’s alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby’s auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking.
Susan Mattern on The Slow Moon Climbs
Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been.
Theodore Porter on Genetics in the Madhouse
In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began to record causes of madness in their admission books.