Published books (UK and US editions)
The Great Re-Think: A 21st Century RenaissancePari Publishing, Italy, 2021.
- Green Books, Cambridge, 2016.
Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People Are NiceFloris Books, Edinburgh, 2012.
Good Food for Everyone Forever: A people’s takeover of the world’s food supplyPari Publishing, Italy, 2011.
Consider the Birds: Who they are and what they doAllen Lane, London, 2008.
- Pari Publishing, Italy, 2007.
- Allen Lane, London, 2005. Penguin Books, London, 2006.
Published in the US as The Tree by Crown, New York, 2006.
So Shall We Reap: the Concept of Enlightened AgricultureAllen Lane, London 2003; Penguin Books, London, 2004.
In Mendel’s Footnotes: Genes and Genetics from the 19th century to the 22ndJonathan Cape, 2000. Paperback: Vintage, 2002. Published as The Impact of the Gene, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 2001.
The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures That Have Ever LivedOxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2000. Paperback, March 2002.
Neanderthals, Bandits, and FarmersWeidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1998. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999.
The Day Before YesterdayJonathan Cape, London, 1995. Pimlico, London, 1996. Published in the US as The Time Before History, Scribner, New York 1996. Touchstone, New York, 1997.
The Engineer in the Garden: Genes and Genetics from the Idea of Heredity to the Creation of LifeJonathan Cape, London, 1993. Hill & Wang, New York, 1995. Pimlico (Pbk) 1995
Last Animals at the ZooHutchinson Radius, London, 1991. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992. Island Press, Washington, 1992.
Global EcologyNatural History Museum, 1991. Oxford University Press, New York 1991.
Food Crops for the FutureBasil Blackwell, Oxford, 1988.
The Food ConnectionBritish Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985.
Future CookMitchell Beazley 1980. Published as Future Food, Harmony Books, New York, 1980.
The Famine BusinessFaber and Faber, London 1977. St Martin’s Press, New York, 1977. Penguin Books (Pelican), Middlesex, 1979.
The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological ControlHeadline, London, 2000. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2000.
(co-authored with Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell)
Home FarmMacmillan, London, 1977. Sphere Books, London, 1979.
(co-authored with Michael Allaby)