Writing Samples

Excerpts from my popular science book Silica Stories

Silica stories: preface

Silica stories: Chapter 2, The Origin of Life Was Brought to You in Part by Silicate Rocks

Recent Articles for Unsustainable Magazine

Eat Weird Plants to Save the Earth

Fuming Over Fumigation

What Does Organic Mean Anyway?

An Open Letter to the US Government


Award-winning short stories

Why the Lapwing Laughs

Magazine/journal articles

Nature News & Views: In Hot Water


Introductions from scientific volumes I’ve edited

Special Issue of Marine Geology on Ocean Chemistry
Over the Phanerozoic