Books


10/8/13
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

Published by Houghton Mifflin.

My Scientific American story "Which Species Will Live?" is included in the 2013 edition of this great anthology, edited by Siddhartha Mukerjee.


4/30/13
The Science Writers' Handbook

The Science Writers' Handbook

Published by Da Capo Press.

I'm the proud co-editor of The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish and Prosper in the Digital Age. The book is a collaborative effort by a longstanding online community of experienced science writers, and it's full of our hard-won advice on making a living, and a life, as a science writer in today's fast-changing media landscape.


10/11/12
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

Published by Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

I contributed an essay to this striking exhibition and book by six documentary photographers, each of whom spent months capturing the stories of the Marcellus Shale gas boom in Pennsylvania.


6/29/10
Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Published by Island Press.

This book by expert science communicator Nancy Baron includes my essay "Why Be A Character?"


11/1/09
How The West Was Warmed

How The West Was Warmed

Published by Fulcrum Press.
A collection of articles and essays about climate change in the American West, edited by Beth Conover. Includes an updated version of my Smithsonian story "What's Killing the Aspen?"

10/1/09
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009

Published by Houghton Mifflin.

Edited by Elizabeth Kolbert, this anthology includes my Orion story "Taking Wildness in Hand." "New Yorker contributor Kolbert has pulled together a magnificent display of writing." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)


6/1/09
Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming

Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming

Published by Penguin Classics.
This online anthology, published by Penguin Classics and the Union of Concerned Scientists, includes an essay based on my Smithsonian story "Teaming up with Thoreau." Listen to a Wisconsin Public Radio interview with me and Union of Concerned Scientists climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel.

5/1/09
Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers and Dumpster Divers

Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers and Dumpster Divers

Published by University of Oklahoma Press.
A collection of essays about making the most of not much, edited by Colorado novelist and journalist Laura Pritchett. Includes "Hos geldiniz, Hos bulduk," my essay about gleaning, guilt, and Turkish hospitality.

3/1/09
Water in the 21st Century West

Water in the 21st Century West

Published by Oregon State University.
A collection of High Country News' in-depth reporting on Western water issues, edited by historian Char Miller. Includes several of my articles on climate change and water, including "What Happened to Winter?"

11/1/05
Comeback Wolves

Comeback Wolves

Published by Johnson Books.
This fine collection of wolf tales by Rocky Mountain writers (including yours truly) won the Colorado Book Award.