Editorial Director, Humanities & Social Sciences
As the publisher of Albert Einstein, Princeton University Press has a longstanding tradition and commitment to the history of science, publishing 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 histories of the humanities and the social sciences, of academic disciplines, and of the book. Throughout, we strive to be global and diverse in period, topic, and methodology.
The guardian tree: The birthplace of Carl Linnaeus
In ancient times, Nordic people believed that the World Tree was an ash and the protective guardian tree a linden—a Tilia. The biography of Linnaeus should surely begin with a linden.
Meaning and the hard problem of life
In the middle of the twentieth century something happened to the meaning of “meaning.” Until then meaning had been associated with concepts, definitions, and language—and so associated strongly with the human animals who hold concepts, define things, and speak. But now it came to be connected to a term, information, that was sponsoring revolutions in areas from computation to biology.
A look inside Bedeviled
The glass of science is half empty. Researchers across the globe are fixated on all that we do not know yet. It was the same one hundred years ago, and more than one hundred years before then too.
Book Club Pick: The Slow Moon Climbs
Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Susan Mattern says yes and, in The Slow Moon Climbs, reveals just how wrong we have been.
Listen in: The Joy of Science
The Joy of Science, narrated by acclaimed quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili, presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically.