Eric Scigliano

Michaelangelos Mountain

Eric Scigliano writes primarily on scientific and environmental subjects but also has wide-ranging cultural interests. 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), and Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession With Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science (Smithsonian Books, with Curtis E. Ebbesmeyer). His articles have appeared in Harper’s, New Scientist, 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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