Eric Scigliano

Michaelangelos Mountain

Eric Scigliano writes about science and the environment and the ways they intersect with culture and society. His books include Puget Sound: Sea Between the Mountains (Graphic Arts), Love, War, and Circuses: The Age-Old Relationship Between Elephants and Humans (Houghton Mifflin), Michelangelo’s Mountain: The Quest for Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara (Free Press), Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science (Smithsonian Books, with Curtis Ebbesmeyer), and The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science and a Race to Save the World (Braided River), which won the 2019 Nautilus grand prize and gold award for best environmental book. His articles have appeared in Harper’s, New Scientist, Politico Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Discover, National Geographic, and many other publications. He has received Livingston, Kennedy, and American Association for the Advancement of Science writing honors.

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