David Baron

marlene lopez

(Baron, David) David Baron is an award-winning journalist and author of The Beast in the Garden, a former science correspondent for NPR, and former science editor for the public radio program The World. American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World (Liverlight) animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.