About the entry
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From the Judges' Report
Descriptive, accessible anecdotal leads and opening graphs engaged the reader without beating them over the head with science-speak. Good cross-section of disciplines represented. Strong narrative flow throughout. The variety of topics were of interest to a general reader who might not be looking for science news but would be fascinated when they encounter it. Duke’s wide variety of topics, their compelling mystery-solving research, and style of writing clearly brings stories to life.