Welcome to The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, founded in 1986 by Jerry N. McDonald and Susan L. Woodward, two professional geographers enthused with the prospect of creating books and related documents that could attract and open the eyes and minds of readers interested in the past, present, and future of Planet Earth.

McDonald & Woodward currently offers more than 100 titles within the broad fields of Natural History and Cultural History, and new items are added to this list regularly.

In the pages that follow, visitors to our site can obtain a feel for the Company’s purpose, procedures, products, and personality by exploring About Us and, especially, Our Titles. Special Offers presents diverse opportunities to acquire new or backlist titles at attractively reduced prices, while Retailers provides a list of venues in the United States and Canada that have purchased books directly from us within the past two years for re-sale at their venues.  Search Buttons present on each page allow you to enter, click on, and find contents of immediate interest.

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 One Popular Book

A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America by J. Reese Voshell, Jr., is one of McDonald & Woodward’s most popular titles. This substantive and accessible volume is of use throughout formal K-12 and university education as well as by informal educators and others working to find, identify, and understand a broad range of aquatic invertebrates and the water environments in which they do, or do not, occur. More information is available in Our Titles.


New Release

Bird is the Word: An Historical Perspective on the Names of North American Birds by Gary H. Meiter was released on March 20, 2020. Our most recent title, Bird is the Word is an unparalleled assembly of the content and history of names for nearly 800 species of birds found on the continent of North America. Read more about this book in Our Titles.