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Lynn Margulis – One of the 20 Most Influential Living Scientists

Scientist and author Lynn Margulis is one of the 20 most influential scientists alive today, according to Super Scholar! Her ideas about symbiogenesis have vastly enriched conventional ways of understanding biological evolution.

We couldn’t agree more. Since 2006, Chelsea Green has partnered with Margulis and her son, scholar Dorion Sagan, to produce Sciencewriters Books, an imprint created to develop outstanding works of science for the general public. The imprint incorporates the work of Sciencewriters, an educational partnership devoted to advancing science through enchantment in the form of the finest possible books, videos, and other media (www.sciencewriters.org). Read the Super Scholar article. And check out these Sciencewriters Books, which are guaranteed to blow your mind.
The Mystery of Metamorphosis: A Scientific Detective StoryMetamorphosis has intrigued human observers for thousands of years. While everyone knows this trick of nature transforms caterpillars into butterflies, fewer are aware that this process of transformation also occurs in many other insect species, as well as in amphibians and—in its greatest diversity—in marine creatures.
Death and SexTwo books under one cover deliver a brief, incisive, and entertaining romp through the science of sex and death.
Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and LoveA unique look at the inner lives of scientists.


The Limits to Growth and Greece: Systemic or Financial Collapse?

Could it be that the ongoing Greek collapse is a symptom of the more general collapse that the Limits to Growth model generates for the first two decades of the 21st century? Author Ugo Bardi (Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet) examines the correlation between what is unfolding between Greece […] Read More..

Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well. In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to […] Read More..

10 Books to Celebrate the International Year of Soils

Beneath our feet lies a resource that is critical to our future. It’s the first thing we think about when it comes to farming and gardening – and yet, one of the last things considered when thinking about the long-term preservation of our earth. It’s the basis for healthy food production, is a crucial tool […] Read More..

5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action

Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. In fact, the more information about global warming that piles up, the less we seem to do to combat it. What is the reason for this […] Read More..

A Permaculture Approach to Managing Hedge Bindweed

As Permaculture Month continues, we are making our expert authors available to answer your burning permaculture questions. If you have a question to submit, fill out this form. In the below Q&A, Tao Orion, author of the new book Beyond the War on Invasive Species, discusses how she approaches weed management. Orion believes invasive species are good ecological […] Read More..