Book deals: December 2021 edition

A roundup of some of our recent book signings, slated for publication in 2023 and beyond

Let’s face it: The publishing world can be slow-moving. From peer review through editing and design, it takes time—sometimes a lot of it—to produce a polished book. But we’re too excited to keep every signing under wraps. We’re pleased to share details about a few of our latest acquisitions, including an investigation into how we might create a more humane society for both humans and animals written by a leading expert on animal protection. In case you missed it, you can browse several other new signings/forthcoming books in our October 2021 edition.

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Kendra Coulter
Kendra Coulter

Defending Animals: Inside the Front Lines of Animal Protection by Kendra Coulter

Beth Clevenger, senior acquisitions editor, has acquired Defending Animals: Inside the Front Lines of Animal Protection by Kendra Coulter. In Defending Animals, one of the world’s leading experts on animal protection provides an empathetic and holistic investigation into how we can create a more humane society for animals and ourselves. Slated for publication in fall 2023.

Brandon R. Brown
Brandon R. Brown

Sharing Science: How to Write and Speak about Technical Topics by Brandon R. Brown

Jermey Matthews, senior acquisitions editor, has acquired Sharing Science: How to Write and Speak about Technical Topics by Brandon R. Brown. Sharing Science provides practical advice for professionals and communicators about how to effectively share STEM topics with a wide audience. Brown is a Professor of Physics at the University of San Francisco, Deputy Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, and a senior writing coach for the Strictly Speaking Group. Slated for publication in fall 2023.

Nicholas Humphrey
Nicholas Humphrey

Sentience by Nicholas Humphrey

Philip Laughlin, senior acquisitions editor, has acquired Sentience by Nicholas Humphrey. In Sentience, an internationally known theoretical psychologist provides an overview of his evolving views on consciousnessparticularly the topic of phenomenal consciousnessfrom his early neurophysiology studies in the 1960's to his debates with philosophers today. Slated for publication in spring 2023.

Stanislas Dehaene
Stanislas Dehaene

Seeing the Mind: Spectacular Images from Neuroscience by Stanislas Dehaene

Philip Laughlin has also acquired Seeing the Mind: Spectacular Images from Neuroscience by Stanislas Dehaene. In Dehaene's third title from the MIT Press, one of the world’s leading cognitive neuroscientists offers a lushly illustrated book on brain scan imagery with brief, illuminating essays. Slated for publication in fall 2023.


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