W. H. Freeman and Company


W. H. Freeman and Company is an imprint of Macmillan Higher Education, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Macmillan publishes monographs and textbooks for the sciences under the imprint.

W. H. Freeman and Company
Parent companyMacmillan Publishers
FounderWilliam H. Freeman
Country of originUnited States
Publication typesTextbooks
Nonfiction topicsScience
Official websitewww.macmillanlearning.com


The company was founded in 1946 by William H. Freeman, who had been a salesman and editor at Macmillan Publishing. Freeman's first published book was General Chemistry, by Linus Pauling.[1] Freeman was acquired by Scientific American Inc. in 1964. Holtzbrinck Publishing Group bought Scientific American in 1986.


Titles published by W. H. Freeman include James Watson’s Recombinant DNA (1983), William J. Kaufmann III's The Universe (1985), Jon Rogawski’s Calculus (2007), and Peter AtkinsPhysical Chemistry (2014).[2]


  1. ^ "About W.H. Freeman". W.H. Freeman. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009.
  2. ^ "Macmillan Learning", Macmillan Publishers. Accessed September 1, 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Official W. H. Freeman and Company website (archived)