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Jacob Berkowitz

Jacob Berkowitz
Photo courtesy of Jackie Brophy

For the past two decades, Jacob Berkowitz has told the story of science at its frontier. He’s taught high-school biology to fundamentalist Christian students, been the press officer for the Canadian Museum of Nature, and a science writer and journalist readers know for topics from donut invention to Canadians’ propensity for vasectomies.

Berkowitz is the best-selling author of Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind, winner of the 2007 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. His book Out of This World: The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth was selected as a SkyNews best astronomy book for 2009. Berkowitz lives in Almonte, ON, with his wife, the painter Rosemary Leach, and their two children.

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