COMMONER, Barry. American, b. 1917. Genres: Environmental sciences/Ecology, Sciences, Social commentary. Career: Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 1987-, and Director, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, 1981-, Queens College, Flushing, New York (Professor, 1981-87). Assistant in Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1938-40; Instructor, Queens College, NYC, 1940-42; Lt., U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-46; Associate Ed., Science Illustrated, 1946-47. With Washington University, St. Louis: Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, 1947-53; Professor, 1953-81; Director, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, 1965-81; Chairman, Dept. of Botany, 1965-69. Visiting Professor of Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC, 1981-87; Visiting Distinguished Professor of Industrial Policy, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1992-. Publications: Science and Survival, 1966; The Closing Circle, 1971; Ecology and Social Action, 1973; (ed. with H. Boksenbaum) Energy and Human Welfare: A Critical Analysis, 3 vols., 1975; The Poverty of Power, 1976; The Politics of Energy, 1979; Making Peace with the Planet, 1990; also books in Italian. Address: CBNS, Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367, U.S.A.