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David Baron

David Baron, an award-winning journalist and author of Beasts in the Garden, is a former science correspondent for NPR and former science editor for the public radio program The World. An incurable umbraphile whose passion for chasing eclipses began in 1998, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Books by David Baron

  1. Book CoverAmerican Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

    Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.More

  2. Book CoverThe Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

    "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle TimesMore