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Peter Limburg

Fields of Interest:

Marine science, aquaculture, nature, ecological relationships, animal behavior, history (general), history of science and technology, languages and word origins, comparative religion, anthropology, archaeology.

Membership in Professional Societies:

American Society of Journalists and Authors
National Association of Science Writers
PEN American Center


Yale College, B.A., International Relations, 1950
Columbia University, M.A., American History, 1957

Freelance clients have included:

  • Reader’s Digest General Books
  • Science World
  • Science Year (science annual of World Book Encyclopedia)
  • Encyclopedia Science Supplement (Grolier, Inc.)
  • Contributor to The Complete Guide to Writing Non-Fiction (Writer’s Digest Books)

Staff Positions:

  • Crowell-Collier & MacMillan, May 1969 – Dec. 1970.
    Co-ordinating Editor, Collier’s Encyclopedia and Merit Students Encyclopedia.
  • Harcourt, Brace & World, June 1966-April 1969. Editor on basal reader series.
  • Grolier, Inc., December 1961-March 1966. Senior Editor of Technology for The New Book of Knowledge, then being created.
  • Artists & Writers Press, June 1959-November 1961. Specia Editor on The Harper Encyclopedia of Science; Associate Editor on The Golden Book Picture Atlas Of the World.
  • P. F. Collier & Son, September 1957-June 1959. Editorial Assistant, Collier’s Encyclopedia.