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Michael P. Branch

Michael P. Branch is Foundation Professor and Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of Raising Wild, Rants from the Hill, How to Cuss in Western and On the Trail of the Jackalope. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the ecotone where the western Great Basin Desert and the Sierra Nevada Mountains meet.

Articles by Michael P. Branch
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On the Trail of the Jackalope
Michael P. Branch | Feb 14, 2022
How horned rabbits led the way to the HPV vaccine
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Book Excerpt from On the Trail of the Jackalope
Michael P. Branch | Feb 14, 2022
In chapter 8, “Dr. Shope’s Warty Rabbits,” author Michael P. Branch describes the scientist who unearthed the viral cause of strange growths on wild rabbits.