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Victoria Schlesinger
Freelance
Victoria Schlesinger writes about the environment and science. Her work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones, among others. She wrote Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya (2002), and lives in California.
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Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Backyard evolution

Evolution works through tiny corridors of space and time, churning genes and transforming species before our very eyes

Victoria Schlesinger