David M. Lawrence is a journalist, author, and geographer (specifically a biogeographer). His first book, Upheaval from the Abyss, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2002. His second book, Huntington’s Disease, was published by Chelsea House in 2009. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from the books The Science of Dune and The Science of Michael Crichton (both published by BenBella Books in 2008); magazines such as The Lancet, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Geotimes, Mercator’s World, Vegetarian Times and Woods Hole Currents; the radio programs Our Ocean World and MicrobeWorld; the news service Agence France-Presse; newspapers such as The (Petersburg, Va.) Progress-Index; the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; and The (Shreveport, La.) Times; and academic publications, including Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Encyclopedia of the Developing World, Encyclopedia of Genetics, Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life, Magill’s Medical Guide, and the Virginia Journal of Science.
Lawrence is currently working on his third book, Time Detectives, which is scheduled to be published by Rutgers University Press in 2012. He lives in Mechanicsville, Va., within a stone’s throw of the Chickahominy Swamp.