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Do you have a soul? In ancient Greece, answering ‘yes’ to this question would not necessarily imply that you had any strange metaphysical or religious beliefs. This is because, for an ancient Greek,...

I started working on climate change in the mid-1990s.  I wasn’t all that keen to work in this area.  If you’ll pardon the pun, it wasn’t exactly the ‘hot topic’ it is today.  At that time...

This World Wildlife Day, Beatrice, Jenny and Silvio tell us about how the research emphasis has recently expanded from a focus on conflicts to include the broad spectrum of interactions between people and wildlife that range from negative to neutral to positive.

Managing Director of Academic Publishing, Mandy Hill, reflects on why it is important to mark International Women's Day and why Cambridge University Press are making related content free and accessible throughout March.

Certain intellectual schemes make reality come off as thinned out and characterless on its own, prior to what thought or language projects upon it, or as a site of emptiness, arbitrariness, and ruin, prior...

Frank J. Garcia, author of Consent and Trade, on US trade policy under the leadership of Donald Trump

In The Scientific Foundation of Zoos and Aquariums: Their Role in Conservation and Research, our goal was to showcase some of the best zoo- and aquarium-based research going on around the world. We tell stories of dolphins and penguins – we love dolphins and penguins as much as you do – but it’s the animals whose stories don’t always see the light of day who best illustrate groundbreaking efforts to save species.

Global environmental issues were identified as a crisis in the 1960’s (1). The alarmist rhetoric caught the public’s attention, but stimulated a pessimistic attitude (2) that human beings were destabilizing...

The neuroscientist Kent Kiehl – popularly known as the “psychopath whisperer” – thinks that many psychopaths have brain dysfunctions that explain their violent behavior. Famously, he served as...

Reason and emotion are often supposed to be at odds with each other. From one perspective, our emotions are like unruly toddlers, demanding and whimsical, that need to be held in check by the adult intellect....

The Christian Bible, the best-selling book of all time, is read by many people in many different ways. For example, it is possible to read it with an eye toward how it has formed Western culture. A few...

Imagine, no-one had brought to light Johann Sebastian Bach, after the many years that he and his works had entirely been forgotten, or nobody performed the Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven, or nobody had...

As you’ll hopefully discover, rewilding pushes the boundaries of our comfort zone by forcing us to recognize the dynamic nature of biological systems, and factor in change instead of fearing it. Ultimately, the rise of the rewilding concept is a sign that new approaches are urgently needed to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services under increasingly unpredictable global conditions, as traditional approaches on their own are demonstrably unfit for the challenges ahead.

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that the stunning new documentary from Canada THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, which describes the work of Anne Innis Dagg, PhD, author of our book Giraffe:...

Cambridge University Press is delighted to announce the appointment of Alejandro L. Madrid as co-editor of Twentieth-Century Music, joining co-editor Pauline Fairclough from January 2019. Since 2013, Alejandro...

In November 2018, the Department of Education released new proposed Title IX regulations, replacing Obama era guidance on how educational institutions should handle allegations of sexual assault and sexual...

Do you know what knowledge is? Before you reply, ponder for a moment the Gettier problem. It’s a puzzle. It’s a challenge. It was a moment; now it’s a tradition. It’s a centrepiece of contemporary...

In October 2018 ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ ran a debate entitled ‘Do People Hate Vegans?’. In November the vegan activist group Direct Action Everywhere staged a protest at a Brighton steakhouse,...

Einstein once remarked, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Expressions like these are increasingly common. Saturated with social media and soundbites, many lament modern life’s flood...

Can you really be famous for explaining someone else’s ideas? Speaking as a historian of philosophy I can tell you the answer is: not really. But one man who just about managed it was Ibn Rushd, often...

How we name and narrate food matters. To see what I mean, consider the different namings/narrations of a plant as either a flower, a tomato plant, or a weed. Flowers are plants to behold and admire, tomato...

Until recently one of the most intensively managed bird species in the world, having been reduced to around 12 individuals in the 1990s. In 2007 it was the only species globally to be down-listed from Critically Endangered to Endangered; an excellent illustration as to how work on islands is providing positive conservation success stories and lessons for parrot recovery projects internationally.

Why Is Strategic Conservation Important? In an Interview, Robin Murphy, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, The Conservation Fund asks Will Allen & Kent Messer, Authors of The Science of...

In nearly every article about Earth Day, whether it is about water scarcity in South Africa or algal blooms in Great Lakes, the same traditional message is underscored: embrace environmental science and...

The incandescent lamps was the killer application of the electrification. Just a couple of years ago we decided to say goodbye to this lighting workhorse. A first assumed successor – the CFL –...

Grzegorz Mikusiński tells us why his book Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds is so important

As a conservation planner, Will is engaged in advancing structured decision making tools able to quantify the benefits of potential conservation investments that result in better project selection and decision making. As a behavioral economist, Kent is engaged in cutting-edge research and outreach efforts related to efficient and effective environmental conservation. Read what they have to say about forest protection using the science of strategic conservation

In his fourth instalment, Huub Ehlhardt, co-author of On the Origin of Products, discusses the origins of the smartphone.

In his third post, Huub Ehlhardt, co-author of On the Origin of Products, discusses the origins of the electric bike.

On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit, sitting en banc, held that Altitude Express violated Title VII when it fired a sky diving instructor for saying he was “100% gay”. The firing was a classic...

S.I Strong, author of Transforming Religious Liberties, discusses new ways of combating religious extremism.

Word processor software has become an indispensable tool in our daily life. Remarkably, it appears that this software product evolved from the mechanical typewriter. This article is the second of a series...

Bruce Rocheleau discusses what can be done to preserve big cats and other endangered species

That England (and Wales) voted Leave in the Brexit referendum of 2016, and that Scotland (and Northern Ireland) voted Remain is now a fact of political life. People resident in these different parts of...

Vito Tanzi, renowned economist and author of Termites of the State, discusses the industrialized world's economic development during the 20th century to today...

Amid widespread and often heated contemporary debates about an existential ‘clash’ between the ‘Islamic World’ and the ‘Christian West’, there is growing evidence that Arabic-Muslim women are...

November 23, 2017 sees the publication of Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries by Mario Melletti and Erik Meijaard. In this post the authors bring to light the importance of these often-overlooked species.

The Dodd-Frank Act’s worthy objectives were to improve the safety, resilience, efficiency, and transparency of our financial system. Yet it has drastically diminished the credit available to low-income...

Author of Arguing, Obeying and Defying, Dr. Stephen Gibson, looks at the role and definition of obedience in relation to Stanley Milgram's famous but controversial Obedience Experiments.

The recent lunar landing of a Chinese rover, called Chang’e-4, has renewed interest in the Chinese space program. Of course, space programs have long been a symbol of national prowess and prestige. Indeed,...

Ever since the collapse of the Third Reich, anxieties have persisted about Nazism's revival in the form of a Fourth Reich. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld joins Cambridge University Press Executive Publisher Michael Watson to discuss why it's valuable to think about how postwar German history could have been different and continued relevance of the term with the rise of authoritarian populism around the world.

Martin T. Fromm is author of Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge University Press, 2019) Determining the truth about the past is rarely a simple task. ...

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