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Jane S. Smith writes about the intersection of science, natural history, and popular culture. Her books have covered topics from the pioneering career of tastemaker Elsie de Wolfe to the development of the first polio vaccine, the long history of domesticated chickens, and the influential career of plant inventor Luther Burbank. A popular speaker, she welcomes invitations to address groups.

Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine
Fool's Gold
Elsie de Wolfe: A Life in the High Style