Books by Emily Monosson

  •  Evolution in a Toxic World

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    Evolution in a Toxic World

    How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

    Emily Monosson

    With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic ...

  •  Unnatural Selection
    Unnatural Selection Emily Monosson

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    Unnatural Selection

    How We Are Changing Life, Gene by Gene

    Emily Monosson

    Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. Polar bears. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, ...

About the Author

Emily Monosson is an environmental toxicologist, writer, and consultant. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats, and editor of Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory.
A diversity of past research experience on the health and environmental impacts of contaminants, from nanoparticles to organochlorines and personal health care products, has laid the groundwork for Monosson’s current academic interest – investigating the evolutionary history of the toxic response.
Monosson is Associate Editor of The Encyclopedia of Earth. She publishes in academic journals and has contributed to publications including The Los Angeles Times and American Scientist.
Her interest in increasing public awareness about the role of toxics in the environment and the importance of science education has led to her service on the Gill-Montague School Committee and on the board of the Montague Reporter, where she occasionally contributes as a writer.