Archive

Below is a list of all book reviews published to date in reverse chronological order. If you prefer a visual list, you might also want to browse my Instagram or Pinterest accounts.

    December 2022

  1. The World the Plague Made: The Black Death and the Rise of Europe
  2. November 2022

  3. The Complete History of the Black Death (Second Edition)
  4. October 2022

  5. When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness
  6. September 2022

  7. Travels with Trilobites: Adventures in the Paleozoic
  8. Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution
  9. From Extraterrestrials to Animal Minds: Six Myths of Evolution
  10. The Princeton Field Guide to Pterosaurs
  11. Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy
  12. August 2022

  13. Tears for Crocodilia: Evolution, Ecology, and the Disappearance of One of the World’s Most Ancient Animals
  14. A Natural History of the Future: What the Laws of Biology Tell Us About the Destiny of the Human Species
  15. When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be
  16. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
  17. Sex in City Plants, Animals, Fungi, and More: A Guide to Reproductive Diversity
  18. Different: What Apes Can Teach Us About Gender
  19. July 2022

  20. Imbattable, Tome 3: Le Cauchemar des Malfrats
  21. The Earth – A Biography of Life: The Story of Life on Our Planet through 47 Incredible Organisms
  22. The Art and Science of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
  23. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
  24. June 2022

  25. The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us
  26. The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning
  27. The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World
  28. Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive
  29. Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet
  30. May 2022

  31. Tropical Arctic: Lost Plants, Future Climates, and the Discovery of Ancient Greenland
  32. The Sloth Lemur’s Song: Madagascar from the Deep Past to the Uncertain Present
  33. The Process of Animal Domestication
  34. Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea
  35. The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next
  36. April 2022

  37. The Redemption of Wolf 302: From Renegade to Yellowstone Alpha Male
  38. Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us
  39. Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature
  40. March 2022

  41. The Greywacke: How a Priest, a Soldier and a Schoolteacher Uncovered 300 Million Years of History
  42. Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond
  43. A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You
  44. Otherlands: A World in the Making
  45. Explorers of Deep Time: Paleontologists and the History of Life
  46. Notes from Deep Time: A Journey Through Our Past and Future Worlds
  47. February 2022

  48. Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest
  49. Paleontology: An Illustrated History
  50. Drawing and Painting Dinosaurs: Using Art and Science to Bring the Past to Life
  51. Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19
  52. A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations
  53. Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved
  54. January 2022

  55. Mammalian Paleoecology: Using the Past to Study the Present
  56. The Ocean’s Whistleblower: The Remarkable Life and Work of Daniel Pauly
  57. Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness
  58. The Incredible Journey of Plants
  59. Scientist: E. O. Wilson: A Life in Nature
  60. December 2021

  61. Observing Evolution: Peppered Moths and the Discovery of Parallel Melanism
  62. Fire & Ice: The Volcanoes of the Solar System
  63. Plagues upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History
  64. Sentient: What Animals Reveal About Our Senses
  65. The Contamination of the Earth: A History of Pollutions in the Industrial Age
  66. November 2021

  67. Aesop’s Animals: The Science Behind the Fables
  68. Aesop’s Fables
  69. The Wood Age: How One Material Shaped the Whole of Human History
  70. A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters
  71. London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City
  72. Life in the Cosmos: From Biosignatures to Technosignatures
  73. October 2021

  74. Life as We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined – and Redefined – Nature
  75. The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources
  76. Our Biggest Experiment: A History of the Climate Crisis
  77. Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice
  78. Dinopedia: A Brief Compendium of Dinosaur Lore
  79. September 2021

  80. The Empty Sea: The Future of the Blue Economy
  81. Worlds in Shadow: Submerged Lands in Science, Memory and Myth
  82. Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas about Our Planet
  83. Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive
  84. Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape
  85. Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse
  86. August 2021

  87. First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
  88. The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer
  89. Fossilization: Understanding the Material Nature of Ancient Plants and Animals
  90. On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing ‘Darwin’s Dangerous Idea’ from Aristotle to DNA
  91. Life Changing: How Humans Are Altering Life on Earth
  92. The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries: The Evidence and the People Who Found It
  93. The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth
  94. July 2021

  95. A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist
  96. Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space
  97. Ocean Worlds: The Story of Seas on Earth and Other Planets
  98. The Science of Middle-Earth: A New Understanding of Tolkien and His World
  99. Ant Architecture: The Wonder, Beauty, and Science of Underground Nests
  100. What Is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design
  101. June 2021

  102. The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves
  103. Vampirology: The Science of Horror’s Most Famous Fiend
  104. Dead Zones: The Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean
  105. Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
  106. Spider Webs: Behavior, Function, and Evolution
  107. Beasts Before Us: The Untold Story of Mammal Origins and Evolution
  108. Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Trace Fossils
  109. May 2021

  110. Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils
  111. Lessons from Plants
  112. A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane
  113. Yellowstone Wolves: Science and Discovery in the World’s First National Park
  114. April 2021

  115. The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies
  116. The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age
  117. Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
  118. We Know It When We See It: What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us About How We Think
  119. The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis
  120. New World Monkeys: The Evolutionary Odyssey
  121. How to Make a Vaccine: An Essential Guide for COVID-19 & Beyond
  122. March 2021

  123. A Planet of Viruses (Third Edition)
  124. The Brilliant Abyss: True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed
  125. Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
  126. Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity
  127. The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past
  128. Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind
  129. February 2021

  130. Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World (Second Edition)
  131. The Reign of Wolf 21: The Saga of Yellowstone’s Legendary Druid Pack
  132. Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources
  133. Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene
  134. January 2021

  135. The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene Since 1945
  136. Future Sea: How to Rescue and Protect the World’s Oceans
  137. Cataclysms: An Environmental History of Humanity
  138. Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won’t Save Us or the Environment
  139. December 2020

  140. Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World
  141. Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story of How We Became Human
  142. The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins
  143. Neanderthal Language: Demystifying the Linguistic Powers of our Extinct Cousins
  144. Europasaurus: Life on Jurassic Islands / Urzeitinseln voller Leben
  145. Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
  146. Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life
  147. Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects
  148. November 2020

  149. Terrestrial Impact Structures: The TanDEM-X Atlas (2-Volume Set)
  150. Contingency and Convergence: Toward a Cosmic Biology of Body and Mind
  151. Convergent Evolution on Earth: Lessons for the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
  152. Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful
  153. Finding our Place in the Universe: How We Discovered Laniakea – the Milky Way’s Home
  154. October 2020

  155. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
  156. Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason
  157. Army Ants: Nature’s Ultimate Social Hunters
  158. Planetary Accounting: Quantifying How to Live Within Planetary Limits at Different Scales of Human Activity
  159. Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care
  160. The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog
  161. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures
  162. September 2020

  163. Sticking Together: The Science of Adhesion
  164. Oxford Dictionary of Zoology (Fifth Edition)
  165. The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again
  166. The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future
  167. Science in Black and White: How Biology and Environment Shape Our Racial Divide
  168. August 2020

  169. Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
  170. Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl
  171. The Inside Out of Flies
  172. The Secret Life of Flies
  173. Volcanotectonics: Understanding the Structure, Deformation and Dynamics of Volcanoes
  174. Volcanoes (Second Edition)
  175. July 2020

  176. COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One
  177. Natural: The Seductive Myth of Nature’s Goodness
  178. On the Prowl: In Search of Big Cat Origins
  179. Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
  180. Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
  181. Understanding Coronavirus
  182. June 2020

  183. Life through the Ages II: Twenty-First Century Visions of Prehistory
  184. Desert Navigator: The Journey of an Ant
  185. The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy
  186. Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities
  187. May 2020

  188. The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation
  189. How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming What We Know About Life and the Universe
  190. Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings
  191. Time and the Generations: Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet
  192. Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions
  193. April 2020

  194. Universe in Creation: A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life
  195. More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – And What Happens Next
  196. Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew about Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes, and More
  197. Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea (Second Edition)
  198. In Defence of Democracy
  199. Against Democracy
  200. The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
  201. March 2020

  202. Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed its Meaning and Lost its Purpose
  203. Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
  204. Disaster by Choice: How Our Actions Turn Natural Hazards into Catastrophes
  205. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
  206. Before the Collapse: A Guide to the Other Side of Growth
  207. Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans Can
  208. A Book of Rather Strange Animals: Highlighting the Wonders of Evolution and the Extraordinary Diversity of Life
  209. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
  210. Fraud in the Lab: The High Stakes of Scientific Research
  211. February 2020

  212. The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit: A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate
  213. Ocean Recovery: A Sustainable Future for Global Fisheries?
  214. A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
  215. End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World
  216. The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
  217. Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
  218. The Invertebrate Tree of Life
  219. January 2020

  220. The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries: Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them
  221. Dance of the Dung Beetles: Their Role in Our Changing World
  222. The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
  223. Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
  224. Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
  225. December 2019

  226. The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
  227. Superlative: The Biology of Extremes
  228. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
  229. American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie’s Plaster Diplodocus
  230. Rage Inside The Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All
  231. November 2019

  232. How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories
  233. Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
  234. Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean
  235. Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth
  236. Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization
  237. The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier
  238. Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore
  239. October 2019

  240. The Rise of Reptiles: 320 Million Years of Evolution
  241. An Atlas of Geographical Wonders: From Mountaintops to Riverbeds
  242. The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past
  243. Why North is Up: Map Conventions and Where They Came From
  244. The Smart Neanderthal: Cave Art, Bird Catching & the Cognitive Revolution
  245. Outposts on the Frontier: A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations
  246. The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future
  247. September 2019

  248. The Selfish Ape: Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction
  249. Through a Glass Brightly: Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are
  250. Rates of Evolution: A Quantitative Synthesis
  251. Fires of Life: Endothermy in Birds and Mammals
  252. Tracking the Highland Tiger: In Search of Scottish Wildcats
  253. Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet
  254. Gravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes
  255. The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian’s Journey from Shetland to the Channel
  256. The Dark Side of the Hive: The Evolution of the Imperfect Honeybee
  257. Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman
  258. August 2019

  259. Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves
  260. The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread
  261. The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them
  262. Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
  263. Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA
  264. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
  265. Everything is Fucked: A Book about Hope
  266. Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society
  267. Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
  268. Cold Rush: The Astonishing True Story of the New Quest for the Polar North
  269. July 2019

  270. Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things
  271. Traces: The Memoir of a Forensic Scientist and Criminal Investigator
  272. Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
  273. Biology’s First Law: The Tendency for Diversity & Complexity to Increase in Evolutionary Systems
  274. Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity
  275. Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (Second Edition)
  276. Superior: The Return of Race Science
  277. Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium
  278. December June 2019

  279. Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries
  280. The Tales Teeth Tell: Development, Evolution, Behavior
  281. Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
  282. The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy
  283. Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation
  284. Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere
  285. I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals
  286. Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
  287. May 2019

  288. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them
  289. Origins: How the Earth Made Us
  290. Serendipity: An Ecologist’s Quest to Understand Nature
  291. Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
  292. Underland: A Deep Time Journey
  293. Virusphere: From Common Colds to Ebola Epidemics: Why We Need the Viruses that Plague Us
  294. Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures
  295. The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall
  296. Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline
  297. Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System
  298. April 2019

  299. Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies
  300. Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society
  301. Imbattable, Tome 1: Justice et Légumes Frais & Tome 2: Super-Héros de Proximité
  302. Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets
  303. Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone
  304. Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
  305. The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History
  306. Carboniferous Giants and Mass Extinction: The Late Paleozoic Ice Age World
  307. The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of the Voyager Golden Record
  308. Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity
  309. March 2019

  310. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
  311. The Goodness Paradox: How Evolution Made Us More and Less Violent
  312. Lost Anatomies: The Evolution of the Human Form
  313. Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums
  314. Nature’s Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present
  315. A Matter of Taste: A Farmers’ Market Devotee’s Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table
  316. The Drunken Monkey: Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol
  317. Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
  318. Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be
  319. Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
  320. The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge
  321. February 2019

  322. The Wolf Within: The Astonishing Evolution of the Wolf into Man’s Best Friend
  323. Structural Geology (Second Edition)
  324. The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life
  325. Essentials of Geology (13th Edition)
  326. The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How To Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
  327. Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves
  328. January 2019

  329. Kin: How We Came to Know Our Microbe Relatives
  330. Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live
  331. Sloths! A Celebration of the World’s Most Maligned Mammal
  332. Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations
  333. Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
  334. Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style (Second Edition)
  335. Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World
  336. Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution
  337. The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance
  338. The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet
  339. Lamarck’s Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution’s Past and Present
  340. Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution
  341. December 2018

  342. Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
  343. End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World’s Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals
  344. The Art of Animal Anatomy: All Life is Here, Dissected and Depicted
  345. Energy: A Human History
  346. Across the Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates
  347. King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology
  348. When Humans Nearly Vanished: The Catastrophic Explosion of the Toba Volcano
  349. Luminous Creatures: The History and Science of Light Production in Living Organisms
  350. November 2018

  351. The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative
  352. Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes
  353. Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption
  354. Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
  355. Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature
  356. The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us
  357. The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior
  358. Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth
  359. Volcanoes: Encounters Through the Ages
  360. Erebus: The Story of a Ship
  361. The Cradle of Humanity: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart
  362. October 2018

  363. How Scientific Progress Occurs: Incrementalism and the Life Sciences
  364. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (50th Anniversary Edition)
  365. The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World
  366. Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking
  367. Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity
  368. Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator
  369. Microbes from Hell
  370. The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
  371. Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go
  372. The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World
  373. Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food (Second Edition)
  374. September 2018

  375. Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
  376. Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World
  377. The Palaeoartist’s Handbook: Recreating Prehistoric Animals in Art
  378. The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy
  379. Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution
  380. The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
  381. The Tectonic Plates are Moving!
  382. Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez
  383. The Seneca Effect: Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
  384. Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections
  385. August 2018

  386. The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money
  387. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
  388. The Art of Naming
  389. Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North
  390. Science Unlimited? The Challenges of Scientism
  391. Should We Control World Population?
  392. An Essay on the Principle of Population: The 1803 Edition
  393. The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution
  394. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
  395. Earth History and Palaeogeography
  396. July 2018

  397. Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science
  398. The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence That Explains the World
  399. After Man: A Zoology of the Future
  400. Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution
  401. A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice
  402. Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
  403. Spying on Whales: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Largest Animals
  404. Unnatural Selection
  405. The Spinning Magnet: The Force That Created the Modern World – and Could Destroy It
  406. June 2018

  407. Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs
  408. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Conflicting Visions of the Future of Our Planet
  409. Viruses: Agents of Evolutionary Invention
  410. Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria
  411. May 2018

  412. The Oceans: A Deep History
  413. Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time
  414. The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved
  415. The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilisation
  416. A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction
  417. The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
  418. Eye of the Shoal: A Fish-Watcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything
  419. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World
  420. Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
  421. April 2018

  422. Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth’s Essential Life Forms
  423. The Lost Species: Great Expeditions in the Collections of Natural History Museums
  424. What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience
  425. The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
  426. Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life
  427. Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization
  428. Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs
  429. March 2018

  430. Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma
  431. Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics
  432. Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth
  433. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion
  434. February 2018

  435. Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution
  436. Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don’t Know
  437. Deep-Sea Fishes: Biology, Diversity, Ecology and Fisheries
  438. The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet
  439. January 2018

  440. Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters
  441. Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans
  442. Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods
  443. Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
  444. The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional
  445. December 2017

  446. Dinosaur Art 2: The Cutting Edge of Paleoart
  447. Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear
  448. Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation
  449. Patrons of Paleontology: How Government Support Shaped a Science
  450. The Big Conservation Lie: The Untold Story of Wildlife Conservation in Kenya
  451. November 2017

  452. Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion
  453. The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire
  454. All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing
  455. The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise (Second Edition)
  456. Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research
  457. Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with CRISPR-Cas9
  458. Scale: The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
  459. A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution
  460. Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  461. October 2017

  462. Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past, 1830-1980
  463. Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
  464. Evolution’s Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins
  465. Deep Thinkers: An Exploration of Intelligence in Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
  466. Are Dolphins Really Smart? The Mammal Behind the Myth
  467. The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins
  468. Cataclysms: A New Geology for the Twenty-First Century
  469. The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
  470. Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science
  471. September 2017

  472. Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want it Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future
  473. Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
  474. Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?