David Dobbs writes for the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American Mind, Slate, Audubon, and other publications. "Buried Answers", one of his features for the Times Magazine, will be included in Harper Perennial's 2006 Best American Science and Nature Writing, due this fall.
His latest book is Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral (Pantheon, 2005). Oliver Sacks calls Reef Madness "brilliantly written, almost unbearably poignant…. The coral reef story becomes a microcosm of the conflicts — between idealism and empiricism, God and evolution — which were to split science and culture in the nineteenth century, and which still split them today.”
Dobbs is also author of the The Great Gulf and The Northern Forest (with Richard Ober.) You can learn more or order these books at his website, http://daviddobbs.net.