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Andrew Lawler
Freelance, Science Magazine / Archaeology Magazine
Andrew Lawler is a contributing correspondent to Science Magazine and Archaeology Magazine, and his first book, Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?, is out in December 2014.

Written by Andrew Lawler

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
Chicken of tomorrow

How a massive breeding contest turned a rarely eaten backyard bird into the technological marvel that feeds the world

Andrew Lawler