Galápagos: Iconic Animals

Adapted from pages 94-117 of Galápagos: Although Galápagos: Life in Motion is primarily organized by types of habitats and behaviors, several animal species or groups are so iconic and representative of the Galápagos … [Read More...]

PUP supports the Bookselling Without Borders 2019 Kickstarter

  Princeton University Press is proud to partner with independent and academic presses on Bookselling without Borders, a fellowship designed to connect American readers to books from around the world.  NEW YORK, New York (September … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – Southern Lapwing

This shorebird is a common and widespread species along the banks of lakes and rivers as well as open grassland habitats throughout South America. It has benefited from the clearance of forests for cattle ranching and in some areas is very much an … [Read More...]

All woman: the utopian feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

by Michael Robertson This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons. Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known today for ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (1892), a widely anthologised short story that mixes … [Read More...]

David Bainbridge on Stripped Bare

For more than two thousand years, comparative anatomy—the study of anatomical variation among different animal species—has been used to make arguments in natural philosophy, reinforce religious dogma, and remind us of our own mortality. This … [Read More...]

Galápagos: Finding Food

Adapted from pages 54-64 of Galápagos: Galápagos animals organize much of their lives around the search for food. Because there is so little food on these mostly barren islands, these animals display a remarkable … [Read More...]

How Did the Ba’al Shem Tov Observe the Days of Awe?

Israel Ba’al Shem Tov, also called the Besht, is known as the legendary founder of the Jewish movement of Hasidism. During his lifetime, in the first half of the eighteenth century, the Besht and his followers practiced a mystical, pietistic Judaism. … [Read More...]

Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers: A Reading List

A Crisis of Beliefs by Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Shleifer makes us rethink the financial crisis and the nature of economic risk. In this authoritative and comprehensive book, two of today’s most insightful economists reveal how our beliefs … [Read More...]

On the Future by Martin Rees