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Columbia University Press is the fourth oldest university press in the United States and has a long-standing goal of helping to understand global concerns.
Columbia University Press’ first quarter-century saw the beginnings of the Columbia University Biological Series, and the natural sciences continue to feature strongly in its catalogue. The American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity Conservation, Series on Biodiversity is based on the museum’s annual symposia.
Animal studies, sustainability and environmental economics, biological science, environmental and climate science, and evolution and paleontology, are featured among the roughly 160 new titles published each year.
Among the New York City-based Columbia University Press’ titles is The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp and Marcel Dicke, in which two entomologists and a chef describe how insects could become a sustainable source of food for humans. It was placed first for cookbooks in the 2014 San Francisco Green Book Festival.