Alanna Mitchell

LRC Contributor

Alanna Mitchell is a journalist, author, and playwright who specializes in science. She turned her best-selling non-fiction book, Sea Sick, into a one-woman play that she performs internationally. Her fifth book, The Spinning Magnet, about the Earth’s magnetic field, was published this year by Dutton.

Articles by Alanna Mitchell

  • Screen Saver? (March 2019)
    Questioning routine mammograms
  • Power-hungry humans (January 2018)
    Vaclav Smil and Chris Turner on the millennia-old story of energy
  • The “Mindbomb” That Was Greenpeace (December 2004)
    A review of Rex Weyler’s Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World and Robert Hunter’s The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey
  • An Undersea Catastrophe (September 2005)
    A review of A Stain upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming, by Stephen Hume, Alexandra Morton, Betty C. Keller, Rosella M. Leslie, Otto Langer and Don Staniford, Salmon Wars: The Battle for the West Coast Salmon Fishery, by Dennis Brown, and Atlas of Pacific Salmon: The First Map-Based Status Assessment of Salmon in the North Pacific, by Xanthippe Augerot
  • A Brilliant Attack (November 2013)
    An essay
  • A Dark Dystopia (October 2012)
    A review of The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude, by Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Joy in Battle (December 2011)
    A review of This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge, by Tzeporah Berman with Mark Leiren-Young
  • Green Menace (September 2008)
    A review of The Algal Bowl: Overfertilization of the World’s Freshwaters and Estuaries, by David W. Schindler and Jack R. Vallentyne
  • Prophets of an Unknown Future (July–August 2006)
    A review of Terry Glavin’s Waiting for the Macaws and Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions and Wayne Grady’s Bringing Back the Dodo: Lessons in Natural and Unnatural History