Wilford, John Noble, Jr.

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WILFORD, John Noble, Jr.

WILFORD, John Noble, Jr. American, b. 1933. Genres: Air/Space topics, Archaeology/Antiquities, Astronomy, Sciences. Career: Science Correspondent, New York Times, 1979- (Science Reporter, 1965-73; Assistant National Ed., 1973-75; Director, Science News Dept., 1975-79). Reporter, Wall Street Journal, NYC, 1956, 1959-61; Contributing Ed., Time mag., NYC, 1962-65. McGraw Professor of Writing, Princeton University, 1985; Chair of Excellence in Science Journalism, University of Tennessee, 1989- 90. Recipient: Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1961-62; Press Award, National Space Club, 1974; American Association for the Advancement of Science- Westinghouse Science Writing Award, 1983; Pulitzer Prize, 1984, 1987; Sagan Award, Council of Scientific Society Presidents, 2001. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Publications: We Reach the Moon, 1969; (co-author) Spaceliner, 1981; The Mapmakers, 1981; The Riddle of the Dinosaur, 1985; (co-author) The New York Times Guide to the Return of Halley's Comet, 1985; Mars Beckons, 1990; The Mysterious History of Columbus, 1991. EDITOR: Scientists at Work, 1979; Cosmic Dispatches, 2000.

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