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James Gorman

Science Reporter, Author, Teacher

Reporter and wolf pup

  James Gorman is a writer and editor and the author of seven books, on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to penguins to the oddly humorous aspects of science, medicine and technology.  He was on the New York Times staff for for 28 years, from 1993-2021, working as an editor, reporter and host of the video series, ScienceTake.

  His science reporting and humor writing have been published in many newspapers and magazines, including the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Audubon, and most recently The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has taught courses in writing about science for the public at Arizona State University in 2024 (with Clive Wynne,) at Wesleyan University in 2022 and 2017 (Koeppel Fellow, 2022; Kim-Frank Visiting Writer in Science Journalism 2017),  Princeton University  in 2011 (McGraw Visiting Professor of Writing), Fordham University in 2011, Stanford University Continuing Studies program online in 2010 and New York University in 1993, 1985.




How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever

Dutton, 2009, with John R. Horner


Ocean Enough, and Time: Discovering the Waters 
Around Antarctica

Harper Collins, 1995


The Total Penguin

Prentice Hall Press, 1991, photoghraphs by Frans Lanting


Digging Dinosaurs: The Search That Unraveled the Mystery of Baby Dinosaurs

Workman Publishing, 1988, with Jack Horner


The Man With No Endorphins: And Other Reflections on Science

Viking, 1988


Maia, A Dinosaur Grows Up

Museum of  the Rockies, 1985; Running Press, 1987, with Jack Horner

First Aid for Hypochondriacs

Workman Publishing, 1982

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