Jennie Erin Smith




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Jennie Erin Smith

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I am a reporter, writer and reviewer specializing in science and natural history, with a longtime interest in zoos, museums, animals and conservation. For several years I worked as an environmental reporter in Florida, where I developed many of the contacts needed to write Stolen World; currently I live in Europe, where I write for the Times Literary Supplement and other publications. I am always happy to talk about my work, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, or feedback, or would like to schedule a Skype video chat for a book club or class.


A male toad of an undescribed species hides in the limestone of the southwestern Dominican Republic.


Late last fall I visited Pedernales, in the Southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, with two young field biologists to see about a toad entirely new to science, yet unnamed, and apparently about to become extinct in the only place it's ever been seen. It's a circumstance that's not as unusual as it sounds. Many species get discovered only to disappear; a cousin of this toad was seen onc...

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