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Biological Anthropology, Primatology & Evolution Books 2018

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CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN BIOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series Editors: Professor C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor University of Cambridge

Professor Robert A. Foley University of Cambridge

Professor Agustin Fuentes University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Professor Nina G. Jablonski Pennsylvania State University

Professor Clark Spencer Larsen Ohio State University

Professor Dennis O’Rourke University of Kansas

Michael Muehlenbein, Baylor University

Karen Strier, University of Wisconsin, Madison

David Watts, Yale University, Connecticut

For over twenty-five years, the Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series has published broad and integrated approaches to biological anthropology, synthesising current research and thinking in a given area. These volumes have served to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to new areas, while also providing a home for the latest thinking of researchers. The series covers all related areas to do with physical/biological anthropology, including evolutionary biology, animal behaviour, primatology, and ecology. If you have ideas for new books or would like to hear more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens Second edition G. Richard Scott University of Nevada, Reno

Christy G. Turner II Arizona State University

Grant C. Townsend University of Adelaide

and María Martinón-Torres University College London

The first edition is a seminal work on dental morphology. Now revised and updated to include developments in the field, this synthesis of the global variation in tooth structure in recent human populations is invaluable for students of dental anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, dentistry, and genetics. ‘This is the second edition of The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth: Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent Human Populations (1997). Scott and Turner, authors of the first edition, studied dental variants and the two major patterns of Mongoloid dental variation, Sundadont and Sinodont, were described. Their dental trait evaluation system, the ASUDAS (Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System), has become an essential tool for dental anthropological researchers worldwide. In the first edition, morphological variations in dental traits were described. In the second edition, the ontogenetic, genetic and evolutionary aspects of these traits have also been covered. The authors also describe how advances in dental studies will become even more dramatic over the next twenty years. This is a classic text that is well written, beautifully illustrated and extensively referenced, and it will undoubtedly become a compass for younger researchers responsible for the next generation of dental anthropological research.’ Shintaro Kondo, Nihon University, Japan Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 79

2018 247 x 174 mm 420pp 209 b/w illus.  1 map  20 tables   978-1-107-17441-2 Hardback £89.99 / US$115.00 978-1-316-62648-1 Paperback £34.99 / US$44.99 For all formats available, see


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Models of Obesity From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy Stanley J. Ulijaszek University of Oxford

Taking a comparative approach, this book investigates the ways that obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. ‘… it offers potential applications beyond obesity, in the field of public mental health.’ Miranda Wolpert, The Lancet

Building Bones: Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology Edited by Christopher J. Percival University of Calgary

and Joan T. Richtsmeier Pennsylvania State University

Anthropologists study the changing shapes of the skeleton during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together examples of how novel methods and approaches can be used to expand our understanding of skeletal variation by combining knowledge from the fields of developmental biology, genetics, histology, morphometrics and imaging.

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Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Resilience

The Backbone of Europe

A Bioarchaeological Perspective Edited by Daniel H. Temple, Christopher M. Stojanowski

Explores the variety of ways in which hunter-gatherer societies have responded to external stressors while maintaining their core identity. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, No. 81

November 2018 978-1-107-18735-1 Hardback £74.99 / $104.99 For all formats available, see

Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia Edited by Richard Steckel, Clark Larsen, Charlotte Roberts and Joerg Baten

Represents the largest recorded dataset based on human skeletal remains from archaeological sites across the continent of Europe Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, No. 80

October 2018 978-1-108-42195-9 Hardback £69.99 / $89.99 For all formats available, see

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Ethnoprimatology A Practical Guide to Research at the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface Edited by Kerry M. Dore University of Texas, San Antonio

Erin P. Riley San Diego State University

and Agustín Fuentes University of Notre Dame, Indiana

The how-to guide for ethnoprimatological research, offering an insight into the preparation, design, implementation, and analysis of the latest research projects in the field. This book tackles the challenges and complexities involved in mixed-methods research, appealing to students and researchers in ethnoprimatology, primatology, anthropology, and conservation biology. Contents: Part I. Characterizing the Interface; Part II. Following the Data; Part III. Implications for Conservation. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 76

2017 247 x 174 mm 324pp 40 b/w illus.  38 tables   978-1-107-10996-4 Hardback £64.99 / US$84.99 For all formats available, see


Studies in Forensic Biohistory Anthropological Perspectives Edited by Christopher M. Stojanowski Arizona State University

and William N. Duncan East Tennessee State University

For decades anthropologists and other scientists have participated in ‘post-mortem dissections’ of the lives of historical figures, identifying and analyzing bodies. Presenting relevant case studies, this book examines the role of the anthropologist in the writing of histories about the famous and infamous dead and how those histories reflect contemporary social interests. ‘… this volume is pathbreaking in several respects, not the least of which is its careful and provocative theoretical synthesis between bioarcheology and forensic anthropology. It will for years to come serve as a benchmark for these fields and like-minded biohistorical studies, stimulating further advances in theory building and anthropological problemsolving along with a better grasp of the elaborate relationships between past people and ourselves.’ Haagen D. Klaus, The Quarterly Review of Biology Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 75

2017 247 x 174 mm 350pp 76 b/w illus.  7 tables   978-1-107-07354-8 Hardback £64.99 / US$79.99 For all formats available, see

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The Missing Lemur Link An Ancestral Step in the Evolution of Human Behaviour Ivan Norscia Università degli Studi, Pisa

and Elisabetta Palagi Università degli Studi, Pisa

Foreword by Alison Jolly and Ian Tatterall Afterword by Michael Huffman

Reviewing and expanding upon recent research into lemur behavioural traits, this comparative study analyses links between lemurs, primates and humans. Suitable for both experts and non-experts, this book attempts to break the conceptual walls between primate taxa to encourage further research into ancestral traits between primates and humans. Contents: Part I. Communication; Part II. How Conflicts Shape Societies; Part III. Why Lemurs Keep in Touch. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 74

2016 247 x 174 mm 300pp 79 b/w illus.  1 table   978-1-107-01608-8 Hardback £67.99 / US$110.00 For all formats available, see

The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae Edited by Shawn M. Lehman University of Toronto

Ute Radespiel and Elke Zimmermann University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

Uniting contributions from international experts, this first ever volume on the Cheirogaleidae family reviews their behaviour, physiology, ecology, genetics and biogeography in one comprehensive volume. Featuring previously unpublished research, this unique book will encourage further exploration of the dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar. ‘… a very useful overview for anyone interested in nocturnal primates and in Madagascan biogeography. Many of the chapters provide excellent syntheses and cover conflicting theories, backed by a ready-made reading list on the subject, which contextualise the datasets presented to help address particular questions. There is no doubt our knowledge of these cryptic little lemurs will continue to expand substantially in the future, building on many of the diverse studies presented in this book.’ Anna T. C. Feistner, Primate Eye

Contents: Part I. Cheirogaleidae: Evolution, Taxonomy, and Genetics; Part II. Methods for Studying Captive and Wild Cheirogaleids; Part III. Cheirogaleidae: Behavior and Ecology; Part IV. Cheirogaleidae: Sensory Ecology, Communication, and Cognition; Part V. Cheirogaleidae: Conservation Biogeography. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 73

2016 247 x 174 mm 570pp 88 b/w illus.  29 colour illus.   978-1-107-07559-7 Hardback £88.99 / US$142.00 For all formats available, see

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Demography and Evolutionary Ecology of Hadza Hunter-Gatherers Nicholas Blurton Jones University of California, Los Angeles

Blurton Jones interweaves data from ecology, demography and evolutionary ecology to present a comprehensive analysis of the Hadza tribe. Discussion centres on expansion of the adaptationist perspective beyond topics customarily studied in human behavioural ecology, to interpret a wider range of anthropological concepts. Contents: Part I. Demography; Part II. Applying the Demographic Data to Hadza Behavior and Biology. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 71

2016 247 x 174 mm 508pp 135 b/w illus.  39 tables   978-1-107-06982-4 Hardback £83.99 / US$137.00 For all formats available, see


Skeletal Biology of the Ancient Rapanui (Easter Islanders) Edited by Vincent H. Stefan Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

and George W. Gill University of Wyoming

Compiling osteological research from Rapanui remains, this book demonstrates how the application of modern techniques utilised in skeletal biology research can be employed to address questions of human population origins and microevolution. Evidence is presented in an accessible manner that allows researchers to critically analyse current evidence of Rapanui prehistory. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 72

2016 247 x 174 mm 347pp 74 b/w illus.  2 colour illus.  53 tables   978-1-107-02366-6 Hardback £83.99 / US$131.00 For all formats available, see

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Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology HIGHLIGHT TEXTBOOK

Bioarchaeology Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton Second edition Clark Spencer Larsen Ohio State University

Reflecting the enormous advances made in the field over the past twenty years, Larsen discusses newly emerging areas in bioarchaeology. Jargon free, richly illustrated, and with numerous case studies and references, this textbook will be a valuable source to undergraduates, graduates, and instructors interested in the fundamentals of bioarchaeology. ‘This new second edition of Clark Spencer Larsen’s classic text Bioarchaeology presents an impressive synthesis of new methodology and information gleaned from analysis. Written by one of our most accomplished practitioners, this text is a must-read for anyone who seeks a comprehensive overview of this dynamic field. Although the author indicates he ‘cherry-picked’ the literature in assembling this volume, the reference list is extensive and indicative of the depth of research reflected in this new edition.’ Doug Ubelaker, forensic anthropologist Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 69

2015 247 x 174 mm 654pp 124 b/w illus.  56 colour illus.  16 tables   978-0-521-83869-6 Hardback £103.00 / US$162.00 978-0-521-54748-2 Paperback £47.99 / US$59.99 For all formats available, see


Fossil Primates Susan Cachel Rutgers University, New Jersey

Reconstructing the paleobiology of fossil non-human primates, this book draws a detailed picture of ancient primate communities, including contemporary animals and plants. With information on how fossils are formed and their role in inferring evolutionary processes, it is a unique resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in fossil primates. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, 70

2015 247 x 174 mm 316pp 103 b/w illus.  8 tables   978-1-107-00530-3 Hardback £80.99 / US$135.00 978-0-521-18302-4 Paperback £40.99 / US$51.99 For all formats available, see


Wild Chimpanzees Social Behavior of an Endangered Species Adam Clark Arcadi Cornell University, New York

Offering a portrait of the social behavior and conservation status of our nearest primate relatives, this book summarizes findings from seven long-term field studies. The chapters cover a range of behaviors, from cooperative lethal aggression to communication and culture, making it an ideal resource for both students and researchers. ‘… the first book to compile the available information about field studies of wild chimpanzees. To do so has required an immense effort on the part of the author, Adam Clark Arcadi. The long-term field studies at Gombe, Kibale, Budongo, Mahale, Bossou, and Tai, together with a large number of shorter term studies, are synthesised on a topic by topic basis. This gives the reader an overall perspective of wild chimpanzees which has hitherto been lacking. We see many features of behaviour and social organisation that all chimps have in common. And we also see ecological and cultural differences between different chimp communities across Africa. … a good book for all those seeking to understand our closest relatives in the animal kingdom: undergraduates in particular will benefit from this synthesis of all that is known at the present time. [Simultaneously], the author writes well so his book is accessible to the general reader.’ Vernon Reynolds, University of Oxford 2018 228 x 152 mm 244pp 4 b/w illus.  14 colour illus.  7 tables   978-1-107-19717-6 Hardback £57.99 / US$79.99 978-1-316-64756-1 Paperback £24.99 / US$34.99


An Ape’s View of Human Evolution Peter Andrews Natural History Museum, London

Whilst many books have addressed human evolution and the human fossil record, very few have examined our fossil ape relatives. This volume synthesises genetic, ecological and anatomical data to develop a unique account of what we know about our last common ancestor and how they lived. ‘Peter Andrews draws on more than four decades of research and personal recollections in this engaging and thought-provoking review of how the evolution of apes informs us about human origins. Importantly, Andrews goes beyond the fossil evidence of the teeth and bones to reconstruct the paleobiology and paleoecology of our antecedents, and thus offers a unique perspective on the remarkable evolutionary events that ultimately gave rise to modern humans. This is an extraordinary tale worth telling, and there is no one better than Peter Andrews to tell it.’ Terry Harrison, New York University

Contents: Part I. Apes – Their Morphology and Behaviour; Part II. Environments and Palaeoenvironments; Part III. Review of Fossil Apes – Morphology and Environment; Part IV. Last Common Ancestor. 2016 247 x 174 mm 328pp 110 b/w illus.  5 colour illus.  4 tables   978-1-107-10067-1 Hardback £29.99 / US$49.99 For all formats available, see

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Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation Arcus Foundation

This second volume in an important series examines the interface between ape conservation and industrial agriculture, presenting original research as well as topical case studies. It aims to influence debate, practice and policy for a broad range of policymakers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Books Online. Review of the series: ‘Truly groundbreaking … Through keen analysis and vivid research, the [State of the Apes] series considers the survival of the world’s ape species in light of both long-standing and newly emerging threats, such as mineral extraction, energy exploration, agricultural expansion and land conversion – forces that will continue to shape not only the future of wild apes, but also of all remaining blocks of wild habitat and the extraordinary biodiversity they contain. By examining the complexity of development forces across range states, [this series] offers an informed and realistic assessment of the prospects for ape conservation, as well as outlining the potential of policies that may spell the difference between destruction and survival of these extraordinary beings.’ Matthew V. Cassetta, US Department of State

Contents: Part I. Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation; Part II. The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons. State of the Apes

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The Mandrill

Primate Tourism

A Case of Extreme Sexual Selection Alan F. Dixson

A Tool for Conservation? Edited by Anne E. Russon

Victoria University of Wellington

Glendon College, York University

Living in the remote forests of western central Africa, mandrills are notoriously elusive and have evaded scientific scrutiny for decades. Recent research, synthesised here for the first time, sheds light on mandrill behaviour, reproductive biology and evolution, and allows for explanation of its extreme sexual dimorphism.

and Janette Wallis

‘This excellent and well-researched book offers new insights for students and experts alike, and is sure to overturn common assumptions about this enigmatic primate. It is an impressive contribution and essential reading for anyone interested in animal behavior and primatology.’ Charles Nunn, Duke University, North Carolina

Contents: Part I. Natural History; Part II. Reproduction; Part III. Evolution and Sexual Selection. 2018 244 x 170 mm 276pp 124 b/w illus.  24 colour illus.  15 tables   978-1-107-53512-1 Paperback £29.99 / US$44.99 Also available 978-1-107-11461-6 Hardback £49.99 / US$69.99 For all formats available, see


University of Oklahoma

Presenting assessments on the impact of tourism to primates, this book weighs its conservation costs and benefits, offering suggestions for improving its conservation benefits in view of the many primates facing extinction and tourism growth. Written for conservationists and scientists, it is also relevant to tourists and tourism professionals. ‘Primate Tourism gives an excellent overview of the experiences with primate tourism, the positive and negative effects, and it provides recommendations for the solution of the problems.’ Gorilla Journal

Contents: Part I. Introduction; Part II. Asian Primates; Part III. African Primates; Part IV. Neotropical Primates; Part V. Broader Issues; Part VI. Conclusion. 2018 244 x 170 mm 351pp 50 b/w illus.  22 tables   978-1-108-46467-3 Paperback £29.99 / US$44.99 Publication July 2018 Also available 978-1-107-01812-9 Hardback £75.99 / US$119.00 For all formats available, see

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Mahale Chimpanzees 50 Years of Research Edited by Michio Nakamura Kyoto University, Japan

Kazuhiko Hosaka Kamakura Women’s University, Japan

Noriko Itoh Kyoto University, Japan

and Koichiro Zamma Great Ape Research Institute, Japan

What Toshisada Nishida started in 1965 with the Mahale Mountain Chimpanzee Project is neatly brought together in this beautiful and thorough volume covering the site’s history and ecology, the behaviour and biology of the resident chimpanzees, and the relevance of this vast body of research to understanding our closest relatives. ‘This is the most comprehensive review of research at a single study site of wild chimpanzees written to date … The book is beautifully produced, with immense attention to detail, many illustrations and figures, and is very clearly written. As a result, the chapters are clear and straightforward. The 70 or so mainly Japanese researchers whose work is summarised here are dedicated, independent and fearless … Chapter 24, on selfmedication, written by Mike Huffman, is the best account I have read of the convoluted history of chimpanzee pharmacognoscy … a wonderful book to dip into …’ Vernon Reynolds, Primates

Contents: Part I. History and Overview; Part II. Social Organization; Part III. Ecology; Part IV. Feeding; Part V. Life History and Health; Part VI. Social Relations; Part VII. Social Behavior; Part VIII. Behavioral Diversity; Part IX. From Field to Lab; Part X. People and Chimpanzees. Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2016 – Winner 2015 246 x 189 mm 797pp 256 b/w illus.  54 tables   978-1-107-05231-4 Hardback £151.00 / US$189.00 For all formats available, see

EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY Human Dispersal and Species Movement

Human Tooth Crown and Root Morphology

From Prehistory to the Present Edited by Nicole Boivin

The Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System G. Richard Scott

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena

Rémy Crassard Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Lyon

and Michael Petraglia Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena

How have humans colonised the planet and reshaped its ecosystems in the process? This book explores the drivers of human mobility and the role of human movement in reshaping ecosystems over the long term. Assembling diverse case studies, it appeals to a broad audience of researchers, policymakers and concerned citizens. Contents: Part I. Origins; Part II. Across the Water; Part III. Complexity; Part IV. Invasion. 2017 253 x 177 mm 572pp 39 b/w illus.  8 colour illus.  23 maps  19 tables   978-1-107-16414-7 Hardback £89.99 / US$140.00

University of Nevada, Reno

and Joel D. Irish Liverpool John Moores University

This guide to scoring crown and root traits in human dentitions is ideal for researchers and students. It provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of forty-two dental and oral traits, and is supplemented by a web-based application that can help evaluate the ancestry of an individual in a forensic context. Contents: Part I. Introduction, Background and Terminology; Part II. Crown and Root Trait Descriptions; Part III. Conclusions. 2017 247 x 174 mm 342pp 224 b/w illus.  55 tables   978-1-107-48073-5 Paperback £39.99 / US$49.99 For all formats available, see

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Injury and Trauma in Bioarchaeology Interpreting Violence in Past Lives Rebecca C. Redfern Museum of London

This book provides a critical examination of the sources of social science, clinical and archaeological evidence that bioarchaeologists use to study injury in past communities. Redfern explores the consequences of violence in a bioarchaeological context, highlighting how its evidence can shed new light on the hierarchies and social relationships of past societies. ‘With Injury and Trauma in Bioarchaeology Redfern skilfully illustrates the potential of a truly bio-cultural approach to the skeletal record. Her interdisciplinary analysis, elegantly integrating knowledge and insights from medicine, social science and ecology, conveys the evolution and diversity of interpersonal violence on a global scale. Rich in exemplary case studies and illustrations, the volume takes us beyond the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ to a genuine appreciation of the varied experience of past violence and its impact on the individual, those close to them and society as a whole. This insight into past lives is instructive and affecting in equal measure, setting a new benchmark for violence studies.’ Linda Fibiger, University of Edinburgh 2016 247 x 174 mm 340pp 20 b/w illus.  12 tables   978-0-521-11573-5 Hardback £51.99 / US$83.99 For all formats available, see


Stone Tools in Human Evolution Behavioral Differences among Technological Primates John J. Shea Stony Brook University, State University of New York

This book explains in simple, straightforward terms what stone tools are, how and why they vary, and what that variability means for human evolution. It is a book about stone tools written for students and for nonarchaeologists by an expert at making, using, and analyzing stone tools. ‘A useful counterbalance to hidebound Paleolithic systematics, Stone Tools in Human Evolution implements a better-grounded descriptive approach. It shows a way forward and therefore deserves close study.’ Current Anthropology 2016 253 x 177 mm 306pp 51 b/w illus.  26 tables   978-1-107-12309-0 Hardback £82.00 / US$116.00 978-1-107-55493-1 Paperback £24.99 / US$35.99 For all formats available, see

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What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg Ohio State University

This book shows what fossil hominin teeth can tell us about human evolution, integrating the latest research insights with current debates and issues in palaeoanthropology. Written in an accessible style, it will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, palaeontology, dental science and oral biology. ‘This is an extensively researched and well-written – not to mention much-needed – book on the unsung heroes of human paleontology: teeth. … The author obviously has done her homework and the references in the book are as up to date as they can be in a constantly changing field. I even found some references that I had not yet read and so I learned something, too. This is an informative read for anyone interested in teeth and/or human evolution. The fact that it is clearly written will make it accessible to general readers. But it also provides enough detail, not to mention an extensive literature review, to make it useful for students entering the field of paleonanthropology.’ Shara E. Bailey, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Contents: Part I. Teeth and Australopiths; Part II. Teeth and the Genus Homo.


The Metabolic Ghetto An Evolutionary Perspective on Nutrition, Power Relations and Chronic Disease Jonathan C. K. Wells Institute of Child Health, University College London

A broad, multidisciplinary account of how human societies have evolved power relations that shape the fundamental relationship between nutrition and health. Appealing to academics in a variety of disciplines, in addition to graduates and policy makers, this book will address nutritional transitions over time and the epidemic of chronic disease. ‘Is it really possible to bring together philosophy, economics, history, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, nutrition and metabolism to understand obesity and chronic disease? Jonathan C. K. Wells has done it in an immensely readable and insightful way. A wonderful book.’ Michael Marmot, University College London

Contents: Part I. The Physiology of Chronic Disease; Part II. An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Metabolism; Part III. A Historical Perspective on Human Nutrition; Part IV. Power, Nutrition and Society. 2016 247 x 174 mm 622pp 187 b/w illus.  27 tables   978-1-107-00947-9 Hardback £116.00 / US$184.00 For all formats available, see

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Dinosaurs A Concise Natural History Third edition David E. Fastovsky University of Rhode Island

and David B. Weishampel The Johns Hopkins University

Illustrated by John Sibbick

Dinosaurs continues to make science exciting and understandable to nonscience majors through its emphasis on scientific concepts rather than endless facts. Fully updated and now integrating the theme of feathered dinosaurs, this beautifully illustrated, lively and engaging text will encourage students to ask questions and think like a scientist. ‘… the most comprehensive and useful text on dinosaurs on the market. It’s both authoritative and whimsical, providing the student with a great background on dinosaurs and on the sciences needed to understand them. It’s fun to read and great illustrations too.’ Kevin Padian, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley

Contents: Part I. Remembrance of Things Past; Part II. Saurischia; Part III. Ornithischia; Part IV. Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction. 2016 276 x 219 mm 432pp 366 colour illus.  3 tables   978-1-107-13537-6 Hardback £101.99 / US$182.00 978-1-316-50115-3 Paperback £44.99 / US$79.99 For all formats available, see

Evolution of the Rodents Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development Edited by Philip G. Cox University of York

and Lionel Hautier Université de Montpellier II

This book brings together the latest research on rodents to better understand the evolution of both living and extinct members of this fascinating group. Highlighting interdisciplinary links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics, it is a valuable resource for evolutionary biologists in all fields. Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules: New Paradigms in Evolutionary Biology, 5

2015 247 x 174 mm 624pp 124 b/w illus.  18 colour illus.  43 tables   978-1-107-04433-3 Hardback £80.99 / US$130.00 For all formats available, see


Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition A Comparative Guide Edited by Nereida Bueno-Guerra Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid

and Federica Amici Universität Leipzig

Taking a comparative approach, this volume provides a set of clear methodological tools and practical tips for the successful investigation of animal cognition across a variety of species. The authors introduce a range of taxa, from chimpanzees to ants, with a focus on perceptual and socio-ecological characteristics, and cognitive skills. 2018 247 x 174 mm c.465pp 978-1-108-42032-7 Hardback £84.99 / US$120.00 978-1-108-41394-7 Paperback £39.99 / US$54.99 Publication July 2018

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Volume 25: 1877 Charles Darwin Edited by Frederick Burkhardt American Council of Learned Societies

James A. Secord and The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project University of Cambridge

This volume of the definitive edition of Charles Darwin’s letters provides texts of more than 600 letters Darwin wrote and received in 1877, the year he published Forms of Flowers. Darwin and his son Francis carried out experiments on plant movement that were eventually published in Movement in Plants. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

2017 234 x 156 mm 938pp 978-1-108-42304-5 Hardback £94.99 / US$120.00 For all formats available, see

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Beyond Sex Differences Genes, Brains and Matrilineal Evolution Eric B. Keverne University of Cambridge

Incorporating multiple approaches to our understanding of mammalian evolutionary success, this book will be valuable reading for all those interested in mother and infant development. It explains the developmental evolution of mother and infant as represented by two distinct genomes that have co-adapted as one to enable successful pregnancy. 2017 228 x 152 mm 230pp 26 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-108-41685-6 Hardback £64.99 / US$84.99 For all formats available, see



Evolutionary Biology

Comparative Social Evolution

Plants of Oceanic Islands

Edited by Dustin R. Rubenstein

Evolution, Biogeography, and Conservation of the Flora of the Juan Fernández (Robinson Crusoe) Archipelago Edited by Tod F. Stuessy

Columbia University, New York

and Patrick Abbot Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Bringing together the principle taxonomic groups, from ants to primates, this volume provides a unique perspective on the evolution of cooperative group living. The chapters synthesize features of animal social life to foster the development of a framework for a common, trait-based approach towards social synthesis. ‘This authoritative book will be an excellent resource for all students of social evolution, including practised hands and those yet to take the stage. Covering all the major groups of social organisms in both the invertebrates and vertebrates, its expert authors systematically set out the social and associated traits of their favoured taxa. A tight editorial structure ensures a uniformity of approach that readers, typically familiar with just one or a few groups but eager to broaden their outlook, will greatly appreciate. ’ Andrew Bourke, University of East Anglia

Contents: Part I. Invertebrates; Part II. Vertebrates. 2017 247 x 174 mm 476pp 34 b/w illus.  13 tables   978-1-107-04339-8 Hardback £79.99 / US$115.00 978-1-107-64792-3 Paperback £44.99 / US$64.99 For all formats available, see

Ohio State University

Daniel J. Crawford University of Kansas

Patricio López-Sepúlveda Carlos M. Baeza and Eduardo A. Ruiz Universidad de Concepción, Chile

This valuable resource for researchers and scholars of island biology worldwide as well as for conservation biologists, offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, evolution and conservation of the plants of the Juan Fernández Archipelago, presenting key insights into island biology, evolutionary biology, biogeography and conservation biology. Contents: Part I. Historical Aspects; Part II. The Physical Setting; Part III. The Green Landscape; Part IV. Plant Conservation; Part V. Patterns of Character Diversity; Part VI. Evolutionary Processes; Part VII. Biogeography. 2017 247 x 174 mm 482pp 95 b/w illus.  124 colour illus.  2 maps  37 tables   978-1-107-18007-9 Hardback £120.00 / US$155.00 For all formats available, see

Evolutionary Biology

From Matter to Life Information and Causality Edited by Sara Imari Walker Arizona State University

Paul C. W. Davies Arizona State University

and George F. R. Ellis University of Cape Town

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life’s origins. This book provides fresh insights from experts in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and cognitive and social sciences to provide a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on the problem. It will be of interest to students and researchers in these fields. ‘From Matter to Life, by Walker, Davies and Ellis, is an astonishing, important book. What is information? Can information have causal consequences? If so, how? With new mathematics, wide and rigorous, this collection is a powerful springboard with which we can propel our science forward.’ Stuart Kauffman FRSC, MacArthur Fellow

Contents: Part I. Physics and Life; Part II. Bio from Bit; Part III. Life’s Hidden Information; Part IV. Complexity and Causality; Part V. From Matter to Mind.


The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life Edited by Richard P. Shefferson University of Tokyo

Owen R. Jones University of Southern Denmark

and Roberto Salguero-Gómez University of Sheffield

Do all organisms senesce? Challenging traditional theories on the evolution of senescence, this book introduces an interdisciplinary perspective, giving a broad overview of new insights and cutting-edge research from many scientific fields. It will be of interest to students and biologists interested in ageing research, life history traits and populations. Contents: Part I. Theory of Senescence; Part II. Senescence in Animals; Part III. Senescence in Plants; Part IV. Senescence in Microbes; Part V. Senescence across the Tree of Life. 2017 247 x 174 mm 441pp 51 b/w illus.  16 tables   978-1-107-07850-5 Hardback £110.00 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see

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Deep Homology?

Evo-Devo Bundle

Uncanny Similarities of Humans and Flies Uncovered by Evo-Devo Lewis I. Held, Jr

Quirks of Human Anatomy, How the Snake Lost its Legs, Deep Homology? Lewis I. Held, Jr

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

This book provides a comparison of the genetic circuits of Homo sapiens and Drosophila melanogaster to reveal the evidence for deep homology, from the field of evolutionary developmental biology. Individual body parts including the nervous system, limbs and heart are compared in chapters that also feature concept maps and encyclopaedic tables to aid learning.

Drosophila geneticist, Lewis I. Held, Jr has written a trilogy of books. All three books are encyclopedic but accessible in their exposition: scholarly, yet light-hearted. Overall this timely trilogy should appeal to a broad audience, from undergraduates to experts, especially young researchers aspiring to solve deep mysteries.

‘The book is a great learning tool and valuable resource for students and researchers in the field of developmental genetics and evolutionary biology. The author, himself an expert in Drosophila development, gives an in depth overview of the research into how genes control the processes by which simple embryos turn into complex organisms. He draws out in a clear and concise manner the parallels that unite all animals in regard to developmental mechanisms and the underlying gene networks. The way it is conceived the book follows a novel and highly original approach, by directly drawing comparisons between known gene functions and mutant phenotypes in fruit flies and clinical syndromes caused by mutations in homologous genes in humans. As a result, Deep Homology? … will be a relevant and inspiring read for a broad readership interested in the biological underpinnings of human health and disease.’ Volker Hartenstein, University of California, Los Angeles 2017 247 x 174 mm 290pp 27 b/w illus.  45 tables   978-1-107-14718-8 Hardback £59.99 / US$74.99 978-1-316-60121-1 Paperback £29.99 / US$39.99 For all formats available, see

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Evolutionary Biology HIGHLIGHT

Dance to the Tune of Life Biological Relativity Denis Noble University of Oxford

Challenging the common gene-centric approach to organisms, this book articulates a relativistic theory of biology. It is grounded in up-to-date biological research and rigorous application of mathematics to biology, but presented in a non-technical manner for the general reader, and requires no familiarity with complex biology, mathematics or philosophy. ‘Among its many merits, this remarkable book deserves to become a classic text in the philosophy of science. Almost alone among philosophers of science, Noble is a practising scientist; and unusually among practising scientists, he is an accomplished philosopher. His book brings out, with unparalleled clarity, how the scientific endeavour involves not only empirical inquiry but also conceptual structure. Noble shows how, on the negative side, popular presentations of sound biological results may be vitiated by bad metaphysics, and how, on the positive side, science and philosophy may extend the boundaries of knowledge by a unified epistemology. He ends, however, with a salutary warning that there may well be a limit to the human capacity to know the answers to ultimate questions.’ Sir Anthony Kenny, University of Oxford 2016 228 x 152 mm 302pp 21 b/w illus.  26 colour illus.   978-1-107-17624-9 Hardback £17.99 / US$24.95


The Emergence of Life From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology Second edition Pier Luigi Luisi Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Addressing the origins of biological and synthetic life from a systems biology perspective, this new edition has undergone an extensive revision and includes greater coverage of synthetic biology. Unique to this edition are discussions with contemporaries in the field, demonstrating an evolution of thought on the question ‘what is life?’. ‘It is ten years since Professor Luisi’s classic book The Emergence of Life appeared. It is highly welcome therefore that this second edition will explain many of the important advances that have occurred in the last decade. With his profound systems approach, Professor Luisi is better placed than anyone to do this. He also includes valuable interviews with other leading systems scientists. Highly recommended for those working in and interested in this growing field.’ Denis Noble, University of Oxford

Contents: Part I. Approaches to the Origin of Life; Part II. What Is Life? The BioLogics of Cellular Life; Part III. Order and Organization in Biological Systems; Part IV. The World of Vesicles; Part V. Towards the Synthetic Biology of Minimal Cells. 2016 247 x 174 mm 478pp 166 b/w illus.  12 tables   978-1-107-09239-6 Hardback £46.99 / US$78.99 For all formats available, see

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Biological Classification A Philosophical Introduction Richard A. Richards University of Alabama

A comprehensive philosophical introduction to modern biological classification which covers its cultural, psychological and linguistic basis, its history from Aristotle to modern evolutionary approaches, and recent and ongoing debates about theoretical basis and methods. ‘… an excellent work in the contemporary philosophy of biology …’ CHOICE Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Biology

2016 247 x 174 mm 310pp 13 b/w illus.   978-1-107-06537-6 Hardback £67.99 / US$105.00 978-1-107-68784-4 Paperback £28.99 / US$35.99 For all formats available, see

The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics The Legacy of Willi Hennig Edited by David Williams Natural History Museum, London

Michael Schmitt Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany

and Quentin Wheeler State University of New York

Detailing Willi Hennig’s founding of phylogenetic systematics, this book conveys that Hennig’s work is a relevant platform now and for the future of cladistics. Dimension is given to Hennig’s contribution throughout to encourage renewed interest in the development of comparative biology. Systematics Association Special Volume Series

2016 246 x 189 mm 508pp 75 b/w illus.  1 table   978-1-107-11764-8 Hardback £105.00 / US$163.00 For all formats available, see

Evolutionary Biology

Plant Variation and Evolution

Next Generation Systematics

Fourth edition David Briggs

Edited by Peter D. Olson Natural History Museum, London

University of Cambridge

Joseph Hughes

and S. Max Walters

University of Glasgow

University of Cambridge Botanic Garden

and James A. Cotton

The long-awaited fourth edition of a classic text, which considers the implications of new advances and challenges in our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants. It has been fully revised for the molecular era, and will continue to be an authoritative resource for students in the field.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Review of previous edition: ‘… one of the classics of plant evolutionary biology … Briggs and Walters has mentored students for over four decades and is as balanced and relevant today as it was in 1969 when the first edition was released.’ Tan Bao, Plant Science Bulletin 2016 246 x 189 mm 600pp 108 b/w illus.  36 tables   978-1-107-60222-9 Paperback £39.99 / US$64.99 For all formats available, see


The growing power of DNA sequencing technology is transforming biological sciences. Systematics, the science of describing biological diversity and its origins, is no exception. This volume explores the impact NGS is having and will continue to have on systematics and related fields through reviews, forwardlooking perspectives and case studies. Contents: Part I. Next Generation Phylogenetics; Part II. Next Generation Biodiversity Science; Part III. Next Generation Challenges and Questions. Systematics Association Special Volume Series, 85

2016 246 x 189 mm 351pp 40 b/w illus.  8 colour illus.  5 tables   978-1-107-02858-6 Hardback £62.99 / US$99.99 For all formats available, see

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Organisms, Agency, and Evolution

Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST

D. M. Walsh

Alexei J. Drummond

University of Toronto

University of Auckland

This book proposes an alternative theory of evolution as organism-centred, prioritising organisms as adaptive agents and challenging the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution which prioritises genes over organisms. It is of interest to scholars and upper-level students of evolutionary biology and the philosophy of biology.

and Remco R. Bouckaert

Contents: Part I. The Eclipse of the Organism; Part II. Beyond Replicator Biology; Part III. Situated Darwinism. 2015 228 x 152 mm 294pp 3 b/w illus.  4 tables   978-1-107-12210-9 Hardback £67.99 / US$105.00 For all formats available, see

The Evolution of Human Sociability Desires, Fears, Sex and Society Ron Vannelli Birmingham City University

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of human nature, this book explores the role of desires and fears in motivating human social and political behaviour. Vannelli examines current fossil, geological and anthropological evidence, arguing that human nature can be conceptualised as species-typical desires and fears, derived from sexual selection. 2015 247 x 174 mm 326pp 2 b/w illus.  1 table   978-1-107-11476-0 Hardback £75.99 / US$119.00 For all formats available, see

University of Auckland

A comprehensive overview of Bayesian approaches to phylogenetics using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, offering theoretical insight, pragmatic advice and tools to develop further models. This title is a onestop reference to applying the latest phylogenetic models in BEAST 2, interpreting the analyses and extending these models further. ‘Want to construct a phylogeny, add in calibrated time points or work out the past history of an epidemic? The open source package BEAST has established itself as the industry standard for all this and more. This definitive book, explaining what is under the hood, how the user can customize extensions and, most critically, a simple ‘how to’ users guide, is necessary reading for beginners and specialists alike.’ Laurence D. Hurst, University of Bath

Contents: Part I. Theory; Part II. Practice; Part III. Programming. 2015 247 x 174 mm 260pp 21 b/w illus.  70 colour illus.  9 tables   978-1-107-01965-2 Hardback £40.99 / US$59.99 For all formats available, see

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Parasite Diversity and Diversification Evolutionary Ecology Meets Phylogenetics Edited by Serge Morand Université de Montpellier II

Boris R. Krasnov Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

and D. Timothy J. Littlewood Natural History Museum, London

Parasites (from viruses, bacteria and protists to arthropods and helminths) may constitute more than half of all livings species. Using the most recent molecular, phylogenetic and computational tools, Parasite Diversity and Diversification explores the latest advances in the processes explaining this considerable, yet cryptic, biodiversity. ‘The volume is more than a set of papers on parasites: it will interest a wide range of researchers other than parasitologists, as its focus is the evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships between parasites and hosts and their diversification.’ Alan Pike, The Biologist

Contents: Part I. Evolutionary Ecology of Parasite Diversity; Part II. The Evolutionary History of Parasite Diversity; Part III. Combining Ecology and Phylogenetics. 2015 247 x 174 mm 488pp 65 b/w illus.  15 tables   978-1-107-03765-6 Hardback £85.99 / US$135.00 For all formats available, see


The Choanoflagellates Evolution, Biology and Ecology Barry S. C. Leadbeater University of Birmingham

Choanoflagellates are the closest known living, unicellular relatives of animals. This landmark book presents a unique, comprehensive discussion of choanoflagellates with respect to their ultrastructure, silicon utilisation for skeletal purposes, contribution to microbial food webs, and molecular phylogeny. Also included is a novel account of the production of the basketlike lorica. ‘We look around and see a world full of animals, plants and fungi, but our eyes are deceptive. Most life on Earth is microscopic. Amongst the great diversity of single-celled life, the choanoflagellates deserve our special attention. As well as being important ecologically, choanoflagellates occupy a position of pivotal significance in the evolution of life. They are the closest single-celled relatives of the animal kingdom. To understand how animals evolved, we must study choanoflagellates. In this landmark book, Barry S. C. Leadbeater ranges from ecology and evolution, through to cell biology and ultrastructure, to reveal the secrets and the significance of these important and amazingly beautiful organisms.’ Peter Holland, University of Oxford 2015 246 x 189 mm 350pp 470 b/w illus.  43 tables   978-0-521-88444-0 Hardback £85.99 / US$135.00 For all formats available, see

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The Effective Scientist A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career Corey J. A. Bradshaw Flinders University of South Australia

Illustrated by René Campbell Flinders University of South Australia

To be effective, today’s young scientists need to apply their research outside their specialty, but the skills needed to do this well are rarely taught at university. Written specifically for early career-scientists, this step-by-step guide will help readers develop these skills, maximising the chance of a successful and effective career. ’Choose: A) Stumble through your career or: B) Read this book and avoid our mistakes.’ William J. Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge 2018 228 x 152 mm 288pp 20 b/w illus.   978-1-107-17147-3 Hardback £46.99 / US$64.99 978-1-316-62085-4 Paperback £17.99 / US$24.99 For all formats available, see

Writing in the Environmental Sciences A Seven-Step Guide L. Michelle Baker

Written for environmental scientists and conservation professionals, this guide enables scientists to translate their research into effective communications, ranging from policy and regulatory documents to grant proposals. Baker sets out a replicable seven-step writing formula, supported throughout by practical examples, strategies, and diagrams. ‘For scientists wishing to write persuasively and in their own voices, L. Michelle Baker’s Writing in the Environmental Sciences is an essential read. This seven-step guide is as wellwritten as it is instructive. It explains the writing process in both a welcome and digestible way. Michelle includes plenty of examples and writing tips to illustrate the major concepts, which when employed, yield clear and concise writing. That is critically important when distilling scientific method and results, and even more so when explaining the underlying assumptions and limitations. Likewise, when applying science in a regulatory or decision-making context, Michelle’s thoughtful approach helps in crafting influential arguments. For those seeking to make science relevant, interesting, and compelling, Writing in the Environmental Sciences is the hammer in the conservation tool box.’ David Rothstein, Environmental Attorney, Wildlife Biologist and Conservation Educator 2017 228 x 152 mm 304pp 978-1-107-19314-7 Hardback £63.99 / US$79.99 978-1-316-64356-3 Paperback £24.99 / US$32.99 For all formats available, see

Professional Development

Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports A Guide for Students Christopher S. Lobban University of Guam

and María Schefter University of Guam

Developing model reports to put advice into practice, this book teaches science undergraduates the structure and content of experimental and observational reports so that they can write a clear and impactful lab report the first time. Annotated published papers are used to demonstrate the transition to writing original-research reports. Contents: Part I. Introduction; Part II. Writing the First Draft; Part III. Crafting the Final Version; Part IV. The Anatomy of Scientific Papers. 2017 228 x 152 mm 94pp 46 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-107-11740-2 Hardback £44.99 / US$59.99 978-1-107-54024-8 Paperback £17.99 / US$22.99 For all formats available, see


Statistics Explained An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists Second edition Steve McKillup Central Queensland University

Uses a clear and encouraging readerfriendly approach to help students improve their confidence in designing experiments and choosing appropriate statistical tests. Even complex topics are explained clearly, using a pictorial approach with a minimum of formulae and terminology. End-of-chapter exercises, new to this edition, allow self-testing. ‘Every so often, a researcher or teacher comes across a book and exclaims ‘I wish I had had a book like this when I started!’ … Statistics Explained is such a book. Steve McKillup writes with empathy for students’ anxiety about statistics. He replaces complex-looking formulae with graphics and realistic examples. He is a biologist writing for fellow-biologists … [The book] explains why the statistical test is needed before describing the test. Essential features of good survey and experimental design are clearly outlined … This is not ‘just another biostatistics textbook’. Its sheer readability will restore confidence to the most anxious student while experienced researchers will savour the clarity of the explanations of the common univariate and multivariate analyses … an ideal core text for anyone teaching or studying biostatistics …’ Andrew Boulton, University of New England, Australia 2011 228 x 152 mm 420pp 199 b/w illus.  102 tables  51 exercises   978-1-107-00551-8 Hardback £72.99 / US$122.00 978-0-521-18328-4 Paperback £29.99 / US$37.99 For all formats available, see



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Successful Careers beyond the Lab Edited by David J. Bennett St Edmund’s College, Cambridge

and Richard C. Jennings University of Cambridge

Foreword by Sir Tom Blundell

This book provides an invaluable resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and early-career scientists on the wide range of alternative careers available. It brings together entertaining personal accounts from experienced role models and readable summaries of possible pathways, the skills required and the working lifestyles of careers from business and the media to government, and beyond. ‘This excellent book is directed at those for whom a conventional academic and research career is not necessarily their cup of tea. In it, you can learn how many other opportunities there are for scientists outside the usual academic route. The book is full of first-rate practical advice, emphasising the value of a self-assessment of your skills and interests, and illustrating that there is a major demand for people with training in science in many areas ranging from entrepreneurship and policy to PR and politics. Above all, do something you enjoy and believe is worthwhile, and do not consider yourself a failure because you have not continued in academic research.’ Sir Walter Bodmer, , Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Contents: Part I. Career Services’, Recruiters’ and Students’ Viewpoints; Part II. Industry and Related Occupations; Part III. The Public Sector; Part IV. Journalism and the Media; Part V. Science Communication, Teaching and Ethics. 2017 228 x 152 mm 366pp 4 b/w illus.  1 table   978-1-107-16105-4 Hardback £69.99 / US$89.99 978-1-316-61379-5 Paperback £27.99 / US$34.99 For all formats available, see

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How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper Third edition Björn Gustavii Lund University Hospital, Sweden

The third edition of this compact, easyto-read book contains essential advice on how to take a manuscript from planning right through to publication. Detailing examples of good versus bad practice, this user-friendly volume shows both first-time writers and more experienced authors how to write, illustrate and prepare a scientific paper. Review of previous edition: ‘This book ranks with the best in the field. It is brief, to the point and easy to follow … useful to the author and editor … recommended.’ Research Communications in Molecular Pathology and Pharmacology


Getting into Graduate School in the Sciences A Step-by-Step Guide for Students S. Kersey Sturdivant INSPIRE Environmental, LLC, Rhode Island

and Noelle J. Relles State University of New York, Cortland

Addressing a lack of practical and evidence-based advice for graduate education in the natural sciences, this complete step-by-step guide will lead students through the application process for both masters and doctoral level graduate degrees. An essential resource for life and Earth scientists applying to graduate school in the United States. 2016 228 x 152 mm 180pp 12 b/w illus.  3 tables   978-1-107-42067-0 Paperback £20.99 / US$25.99 For all formats available, see

2017 228 x 152 mm 238pp 71 b/w illus.   978-1-107-15405-6 Hardback £44.99 / US$74.99 978-1-316-60791-6 Paperback £17.99 / US$29.99 For all formats available, see

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The Joy of Science

Trusting Judgements

Seven Principles for Scientists Seeking Happiness, Harmony, and Success Roel Snieder

How to Get the Best out of Experts Mark A. Burgman

Colorado School of Mines

Policy- and decision-makers in government and industry rely routinely on expert advice to fill critical scientific knowledge gaps. Yet even the best experts can be over-confident and error-prone. This book describes how to identify potentially risky advice, and how to ensure expert advice is relatively reliable and accurate.

and Jen Schneider Boise State University, Idaho

This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in science, the social sciences, and engineering who are seeking to bring a spirit of joy into their workplace and beyond. The book covers seven habits of mind that help create more balanced, harmonious, and satisfying professional and personal lives. ‘In these times where scientists are under increasing pressure to prove their worth through metrics, this welcome book provides a refreshing perspective into how we might all find personal satisfaction and joy in playing the game of science.’ Julie Smith, Radford College, Canberra and Malcolm Sambridge, Australian National University, Canberra 2016 228 x 152 mm 216pp 34 b/w illus.   978-1-107-14555-9 Hardback £51.99 / US$78.99 978-1-316-50900-5 Paperback £19.99 / US$29.99 For all formats available, see

University of Melbourne

‘Trusting Judgements: How to Get the Best out of Experts … is very clearly and logically structured … this book is written in easy and enjoyable language and very much oriented toward practical needs.’ Pierre L. Ibisch, Conservation Biology 2015 228 x 152 mm 214pp 56 b/w illus.  4 tables   978-1-107-11208-7 Hardback £57.99 / US$93.99 978-1-107-53102-4 Paperback £20.99 / US$26.99 For all formats available, see

Professional Development

Successful Grant Proposals in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Get Funded: An Insider’s Guide to Building an Academic Research Program

A Guide to Writing the Narrative Sandra Oster

Robert J. Trew

Oster-Edits, Oregon

Learn the key principles involved in building an externally funded research program and understand the intricacies of the funding process with this practical guide. Including step-by-step advice on how to build successful relationships with program managers, it is ideal for new faculty members in engineering, the sciences and mathematics.

and Paul Cordo Oregon Health Sciences University

A practical guide to writing effective narrative sections for scientific grant applications, this book is designed to enable you to successfully acquire research funding. The authors draw on real-life examples from more than twenty years of research, covering the content, organisation, phrasing, and scientific argumentation of narratives. 2015 228 x 152 mm 387pp 6 b/w illus.  20 tables   978-1-107-03809-7 Hardback £64.99 / US$97.99 978-1-107-65930-8 Paperback £24.99 / US$36.99


North Carolina State University

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper Eighth edition Barbara Gastel Texas A & M University

and Robert A. Day University of Delaware

An essential guide for succeeding in today’s competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers alike with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition guides readers through the processes involved in publishing for scientific journals. ‘The evolution of digital publishing has revolutionized the scientific publishing landscape, which made a new revised edition necessary (the previous one is from 2011). New items are, for example, the ORCID (that is a unique digital identifier distinguishing an author from any other researcher), the archiving of your (published) paper, warnings against predatory journals, digital poster presentations. There is also a new chapter on editing your own work before publishing … The intended readership is obviously the community of students who did not publish before, so the whole process is explained including the selection of a journal, submitting your paper, the refereeing, and how to react to it, and finally the post-refereeing stage of proofreading and publishing. … Also how to write a book review, give an interview, or write a book proposal. And for the really ambitious, how to become a science communicator.’ Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society

Contents: Part I. Some Preliminaries; Part II. Preparing the Text; Part III. Preparing the Tables and Figures; Part IV. Publishing the Paper; Part V. Doing Other Writing for Publication; Part VI. Conference Communications; Part VII. Scientific Style; Part VIII. Other Topics in Scientific Communication. 2017 228 x 152 mm 344pp 27 b/w illus.   978-1-316-64043-2 Paperback £24.99 / US$35.00 For all formats available, see 38209

Biological Anthropology, Primatology & Evolution Books catalogue 2018  

This catalogue contains a selection of our most recent publishing in Biological Anthropology, Primatology and Evolution. Please visit our we...

Biological Anthropology, Primatology & Evolution Books catalogue 2018  

This catalogue contains a selection of our most recent publishing in Biological Anthropology, Primatology and Evolution. Please visit our we...