Norton News

Edward O. Wilson

"...offers an array of poignant and often philosophical messages aimed at inspiring and enthusing the next generation of scientists."
Geographical Magazine

"Skilfully and elegantly written..."
New Scientist

"Appealing and inspiring, rather than authoritative and formulaic, because it focuses on the variable nature of our motivations and origins, this book traces all experience, progress and directions back to raw curiosity."
Times Higher Education

"His [Wilson's] lifelong study has unveiled hugely significant facts about the fascinating social structure of ants and life generally, and he has written beautifully about it."
The Guardian

"An approachable amalgam of hard-headed advice and high-minded inspiration."
The Independent

"This short and elegant book is the perfect gift for that nerdy young relative wondering if they can make it as a scientist."
Chris Potter, Science Books of the Year 2013, The Sunday Times  >> more

Letters to a Young Scientist

May 2014 • Paper • £8.99 • ISBN 978 0 87140 385 8 • 256pp • 114 x 185mm • 12 illustrations

What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Marlene Zuk

"Zuk’s rebuttals are intelligent, informed and instructive..."
Times Higher Education

"...her [Zuk's] take on the many controversies and uncertainties surrounding evolution is both wise and measured."
The Guardian

"...Paleofantasy is a necessary corrective to so much new-age nincompoopery."
BBC Focus

"...elegant book...Zuk writes with a pleasant dry humour which intermittently sparkles."
Literary Review

"...this rigorous book is not about whether to eat wheat: it is an entertaining synthesis of the hard science on human evolution."
Summer Books, Nature  >> more

March 2014 • Paper • £9.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 34792 0 • 336pp • 140 x 210mm • 15 illustrations

In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
Frans de Waal

"In Frans De Waal's new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist, he takes on the thinkers who believe that morality has to be imposed on our brutish natures and catalogues the growing evidence that disproves them."
The Guardian

"...Frans de Waal’s insightful and accessible book..."
Times Higher Education

"The chimp and bonobo stories in de Waal's writings are, as always, entertaining and charming."

"...there's an intriguing twist about religion."
Culture Lab's 2013 Reading List, New Scientist  >> more

The Bonobo and the Atheist

April 2014 • Paper • £9.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 34779 1 • 304pp • 140 x 210mm • 12 illustrations