To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Physical Sciences  Popular Science

The Serpent's Promise The Bible Retold as Science

Popular Science
By: Steve Jones(Author)
446 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Abacus
The Serpent's Promise
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Serpent's Promise ISBN: 9780349123486 Paperback mass-market paperback Apr 2014 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
  • The Serpent's Promise ISBN: 9781408702864 Paperback trade paperback May 2013 Out of Print #210969
  • The Serpent's Promise ISBN: 9781408702857 Hardback May 2013 Out of Print #207506
Selected version: £12.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Please note: the difference between the £14.99 and £9.99 paperback version is that the former is a trade paperback, whereas the latter is a mass-market paperback (also see this entry on Wikipedia for the difference between the two).

Steve Jones' new book rewrites the Bible it in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a single couple, a real-life Adam and Eve? Was the Bible's great flood really a memory of the end of the Ice Age? Will we ever get back to Methuselah given that British life expectancy is still rising by six hours a day, every day?

Many people deny the power of faith, many more the power of science. In this ground-breaking work, geneticist Steve Jones explores their shared mysteries – from the origins of life and humankind to sex, age, death and the end of the universe. He steps aside from the noisy debate between believers and unbelievers to show how the same questions preoccupy us today as in biblical times – and that science offers many of the answers. Erudite and accessible, The Serpent's Promise is a witty and thoughtful account of the ability and the limits of science to tell us what we are.

Customer Reviews


Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the president of the Galton Institute. He delivered the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, appears frequently on radio and television and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

Popular Science
By: Steve Jones(Author)
446 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Abacus
Media reviews

"Jones is a master storyteller"
- Independent

Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides