Lisa Yount's Nonfiction
From 1967, soon after my graduation with honors in English from Stanford University, until the early 1990s I slaved, mostly anonymously, as a writer of pieces of elementary and high school textbooks for a variety of publishers. Since then I have written and edited nonfiction trade and reference books under my own name, for young adults (junior high and high school) and adults, mostly for Facts On File and Lucent Books/Greenhaven Press. These are the sort of books that libraries buy and people consult or check out when doing reports. As of 2011, I have produced more than 50 such books. Several have been chosen as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (joint committee of the National Science Teachers' Association and the Children's Book Council) or Books for the Teen Age (New York Library). The following is a sample of my nonfiction books in print. For a complete list, or to order these books, type my name into Amazon.com or comparable sources.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Astronomy
Marine Science
Forensic Science
Library in a Book: Energy Supply
Library in a Book: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Library in a Book: Animal Rights
A-Z of Biologists
History Makers: Pirates
Advances in Medicine: Gene Therapy
Library in a Book: Patients' Rights in the Age of Managed Care
World History: History of Medicine
History Makers: Disease Detectives
Library in a Book: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
A-Z of Women in Science and Math
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
William Harvey
American Profiles: Black Scientists
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