Published books (UK and US editions)

  • Six Steps Back to the Land

    Green Books, Cambridge, 2016.

  • Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People Are Nice

    Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2012.

  • Good Food for Everyone Forever: A people's takeover of the world's food supply

    Pari Publishing, Italy, 2011.

  • Consider the Birds: Who they are and what they do

    Allen Lane, London, 2008.

  • Feeding People is Easy

    Pari Publishing, Italy, 2007.

  • The Secret Life of Trees

    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 Agriculture

    Allen Lane, London 2003; Penguin Books, London, 2004.

  • In Mendel's Footnotes: Genes and Genetics from the 19th century to the 22nd

    Jonathan 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 Lived

    Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2000. Paperback, March 2002.

  • Neanderthals, Bandits, and Farmers

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1998. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999.

  • The Day Before Yesterday

    Jonathan 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 Life

    Jonathan Cape, London, 1993. Hill & Wang, New York, 1995. Pimlico (Pbk) 1995

  • Last Animals at the Zoo

    Hutchinson Radius, London, 1991. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992. Island Press, Washington, 1992.

  • Global Ecology

    Natural History Museum, 1991. Oxford University Press, New York 1991.

  • Food Crops for the Future

    Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1988.

  • The Food Connection

    British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985.

  • Future Cook

    Mitchell Beazley 1980. Published as Future Food, Harmony Books, New York, 1980.

  • The Famine Business

    Faber and Faber, London 1977. St Martin's Press, New York, 1977. Penguin Books (Pelican), Middlesex, 1979.

Co-authorships

  • The Link

    Little, Brown, 2009.

    • The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control
      (co-authored with Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell)

      Headline, London, 2000. Farrar, Straus
      and Giroux, New York, 2000.

    • Home Farm
      (co-authored with Michael Allaby)

      Macmillan, London, 1977. Sphere Books, London, 1979.