Welcome!

I am a long-time freelance journalist and the author of five books. I specialize in writing about biology and history (sometimes even in the same story), but Iím always open to exploring new intellectual or geographical territory and willing to go anywhere a magazine assignment or book idea takes me.

Browse the articles in the Journalism section or click on a title from the bookshelf below to proceed to the Books section.

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