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Sharman Apt Russell

Sharman Apt Russell is an award-winning nature and science writer whose most recent book is Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist (Basic Books). She teaches creative writing at Western New Mexico University in Silver City and Antioch University in Los Angeles.

Stories by Sharman Apt Russell
July 28, 2014
The story of how 20th-century politicians turned Native American lands into strip mines (in order to build unsustainable cities in the desert).
January 15, 2014
A moonlit night, a spotted owl, and a box of live mice: magic.
September 10, 2012
Citizen science has grown exponentially in recent years, connecting average individuals with the natural world around them in new ways. Can we keep up?
June 13, 2012
David George Haskell's new book explores how plants and animals adapt to changing seasons and paints a vivid picture of biological processes.
December 19, 2011
Time to delve again into those childhood books -- gateways to untamed places, fierce beasts, and our enduring affinity for the natural world.
November 24, 2010
On the back roads of New Mexico, the sense of place is powerfull -- and everyone feels it in his or her own way.
February 28, 2010
One woman's quest to become the world’s leading expert on a bug.
August 26, 2009
Look deep into what Curtis White calls "the Barbaric Heart" and you’ll find yourself traveling, like some blood clot in a House episode, down the aisles of Wal-Mart and Costco, into the boardrooms of multinational corporations, along the streets of suburban sprawl, through alleyways of junkies and the homeless, to some dinner party where beautifully dressed people feel simultaneously empty and self-important.
December 1, 2008
Sharman Apt Russell reviews Fruitless Fall
August 28, 2008
Saving the planet is easy: just serve food and wine, and let the dinner conversation flow.
May 28, 2008
Sharman Apt Russell reviews David Rothenberg's Thousand Mile Song.
September 1, 2007
Sharman Apt Russell reviews this new book by Alan Weisman
March 1, 2007
Sharman Apt Russell reviews this new book by Amy Stewart