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David Dobbs writes for the New York Times Magazine, Play, Scientific American Mind, Slate, Audubon, and other publications. His magazine stories have been featured in the leading annual "Best of Science" anthologies (see Books).

His latest book is Reef Madness (Pantheon, 2005). Oliver Sacks calls Reef Madness "brilliantly written, almost unbearably poignant... The coral reef story becomes a microcosm of the conflicts -- between idealism and empiricism, God and evolution -- which were to split science and culture in the nineteenth century, and which still split them today.”

Dobbs is also author of the The Great Gulf, The Northern Forest (with Richard Ober). More information and links are at his website,