MIXED REVIEW: David Gordon, a science writer and biologist, calls chapter writing "a wonderful and awful experience."
Penning a chapter can be an intellectually invigorating experience, say those who've done it, with side benefits. "Writing book chapters is a marvelous way to prompt us to organize our thoughts on a particular topic," says Joseph Falkinham, a professor of biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg who has contributed to 17 microbiology books. His chapter writing has led to valuable collaborations and invitations to speak in interesting places, and...
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