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Richard Conniff

Richard Coniff, a Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the National Magazine Award, writes for Smithsonian and National Geographic and is a frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered and a guest columnist for the New York Times. His books include The Natural History of the Rich, Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time, and The Species Seekers. He lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Books by Richard Conniff

  1. Book CoverThe Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide


    A tantalizing, droll study of the idiosyncratic existence of the very rich, through the unexpected lens of the naturalist.More

  2. Book CoverThe Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth


    “This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book CoverSwimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals


    “Hilariously informative. . . . This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.”—OutsideMore