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Lisa Margonelli

Lisa Margonelli is the author of "Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology" and the national best-seller, "Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank." She is the Editor In Chief of Zócalo Public Square.

From 2006 to 2012, she was a fellow at the New America Foundation. She has written for The Atlantic, Wired, Scientific American, The New York Times and other publications. She lives in Maine.


Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Scientific American
August 2018
ISBN 9780374282073
$27.00, INSTORE
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Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank

Broadway Books
February 2008
ISBN 9780767916974
330 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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Looks at the economics of the petroleum industry and traces how crude oil from fields around the world eventually becomes the gasoline for automobiles, in a new edition containing an updated epilogue. More/less

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