Natalie Angier is a Pulitzer-prize winning science columnist for The New York Times and the author of Woman: An Intimate Geography—a finalist for the National Book Award—and The Canon: A Whirligig Tour through the Beautiful Basics of Science, among other books. She has also written for Smithsonian, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The American Scholar, Wired, Geo, Slate, and many other publications, and she has served as editor for both The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages, and her honors include the American Association for the Advancement of Science prize for excellence in science journalism; the Lewis Thomas award for distinguished writing in the life sciences; the Exploratorium’s Public Understanding of Science award; the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s “Emperor Has No Clothes” award, and membership in the American Philosophical Society. Angier graduated with high honors from Barnard College, where she studied English literature and science, and she was, at age 22, a founding staff member of the science magazine, Discover.
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