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Darwin Comes to Town (2018)
My latest book is Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution, on “urban evolution” (animals and plants evolving to suit the Anthropocene’s cities) published in Feb. 2018 by Quercus Books in the UK, on April 3rd by Picador in the US. Versions in Dutch, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, and Japanese will appear throughout 2018 and 2019.
You can order your (UK or US) copy via:
- Quercus Books
- Barnes & Noble
- (The Dutch version can be ordered, e.g., here)
- (Pre-orders for the German edition are available here)
Nature’s Nether Regions (2014)
My previous book is Nature’s Nether Regions, on the evolution of genitalia. It appeared with Penguin USA. Ordering information:
- As print book via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Van Stockum, Natuur & Boek, or via Penguin.
- As eBook also at, e.g., iTunes. (Do NOT download so-called “free” eBooks from rarshare–they come with malware!).
- As Large print version via DoubleDay Large Print
- As Audiobook version, narrated by Steven Menasche, via Audible of Amazon
In translation, the book has appeared in the following countries: in Dutch, with Atlas Contact (order via Natuur & Boek); in German, with DTV; in Italian, with Bollati Boringhieri; in Japanese, with Hiyakawa; in French, with Flammarion (March 2015); and in Chinese, with the Shanghai Guo Yue Cultural and Creative Company (publication date t.b.a.).
The Loom of Life (2008)
The Loom of Life is a layman’s exploration of ecology and biodiversity, and those complex tapestries of life we call ecosystems. It features interviews with E.O. Wilson and It appeared with Springer. Ordering information:
In translation, the book has appeared in Dutch as Waarom Zijn Er Zoveel Soorten? (latest edition by AtlasContact, 2016).
Frogs, Flies, and Dandelions (2000)
Frogs, Flies and Dandelions; the Making of Species (Oxford University Press) is all about how and why new species come into being; the process known as speciation. Including interviews with Ernst Mayr, Nancy Knowlton, Michael Rosenzweig, and John Endler, it is a rollercoaster ride through the controversial world of research on the origin of species. Ordering information:
In translation, the book has appeared as Het Mysterie der Mysteriën with Uitgeverij Nieuwewijds, and in French as Genouilles, Mouches et Pissenlits with Dunod.