Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science, nature, and human biology for almost three decades. Her most recent book is The Genius of Birds (Penguin Press, April 2016). Previous books include Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body (Houghton Mifflin); Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve); Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity (Houghton Mifflin); and Notes from the Shore (Viking Penguin). A contributor to Scientific American, National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications, Jennifer is the recipient of an National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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