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Eleanor Spicer Rice

Eleanor Spicer Rice, Ph.D. is an entomologist and science writer, as well as the author of more than ten books, including the Hidden Life books, Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants, Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders, and Ants: Workers of the World. As a scientist, she presented her award-winning research at conferences across the United States. As a communicator, she writes about science for popular audiences for many publications, including Our State Magazine and American Scientist. She makes frequent television and radio appearances, and in addition to being a regular expert on the popular Discovery and Science Channel television show What on Earth, she has made guest appearances on multiple radio shows, including NPR’s Science Friday, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.