Published books (UK and US editions)
Green Books, Cambridge, 2016.
Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2012.
Pari Publishing, Italy, 2011.
Allen 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(co-authored with Michael Allaby)
Macmillan, London, 1977. Sphere Books, London, 1979.