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Richard Ellis
Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis is the author of numerous works on maritime life, including “On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear” (Knopf, 2009) and...

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Richard Ellis on Dinosaurs

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A revelatory new book by Scott D. Sampson, one of our leading dinosaur paleontologists, suggests we have much to learn about extinction, global warming and energy flow from the biological experience of the charismatic beasts that roamed the Earth more than 60 million years ago.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 READ MORE

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Richard Ellis on ‘Diagnosis: Mercury’


Thinking of whipping up another tuna casserole? You may change your mind after reading this convincing expose by Jane M. Hightower, a San Francisco doctor.

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Politicizing the Polar Bear

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More than any other mammal (except of course Mr. Homo sapiens), Ursus maritimus, which translates as maritime bear, has been in the forefront of the news lately, the subject of television specials, lawsuits, congressional debates, and New York Times editorials. Why?

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE
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Richard Ellis
Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis is the author of numerous works on maritime life, including “On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear” (Knopf, 2009) and “Tuna: A Love Story” (Knopf, 2008).  ] In 2011 the University Press of Kansas published “The Great Sperm Whale: A Natural History of the Ocean’s Most Magnificent and Mysterious Creature.” Other books Ellis has authoredon topics of ocean life are “Swordfish: A Biography of the Ocean Gladiator” and “Shark: A Visual History.”

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