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Eric Jay Dolin

environmental writer

Eric Jay Dolin, who grew up near the coasts of New York and Connecticut, graduated from Brown University, where he majored in biology and environmental studies. After getting a master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, he received his PhD. in environmental policy and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dolin has worked as a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental consultant stateside and in London, an intern at the National Wildlife Federation and on Capitol Hill, a fisheries policy analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Service, and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow at Business Week. Much of Dolin's writing reflects his interest in wildlife, the environment, and American history. His books include the *Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges*, *Snakehead: A Fish Out of Water*, and *Political Waters*, a history of the degradation and cleanup of Boston Harbor. His most recent book, *Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America* (W. W. Norton), was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by *The Los Angeles Times* and *The Boston Globe*. *Leviathan* also won a number of awards, including the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History and the 23 annual L. Byrne Waterman Award, given by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, for outstanding contributions to whaling research and history. For more background and information about Dolin's books, please visit .