Life Sciences; Physical Sciences
The publishing program in the sciences at Columbia spans a range of disciplines that teach us about our past and guide us into the future. We have long published key titles and foundational textbooks in paleontology; today, ideal book projects in paleontology focus on fascinating scientific discoveries or offer new lessons about evolution. Our earth and climate science books emphasize sustainability: we seek solutions-oriented books for practitioners, decision makers, and concerned general readers that lead the way toward a healthier future.
Neuroscience gives us the opportunity to highlight leading-edge science that teaches us valuable lessons about ourselves, both as individuals and as societies. We look for projects that answer essential questions about human experience. In recent years, our books have addressed topics including imagination, the self, intelligence, language in the brain, and consciousness.