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Chapter 1 Creepy crawlies 1
Chapter 2 Amazing animals 23
Chapter 3 Vitally vegetal 53
Chapter 4 Funky phenomena 75
Chapter 5 Environmental effects 97
Chapter 6 Home planet 129
Chapter 7 T... MORE
Chapter 8 Far out 179
Sherry Seethaler, a science writer and educator at the University of California, San Diego, works with scientists to communicate their discoveries to the public. Seethaler also writes a weekly column for the San Diego Union-Tribune, answering readers’ questions spanning nearly every imaginable science topic.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science and a Master of Philosophy from Yale University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in science and mathematics education from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation examined how students are taught to make sense of scientific controversy.
Seethaler designed and taught the innovative university course Teaching Contemporary Scientific Controversies and helped design UCSD’s California Teach program, which prepares science and math students to teach.
She is author of Curious Folks Ask and Lies, Damned Lies, and Science, both from FT Press Science.