About the reviewer

Phillip Manning is an award-winning author based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the author of four books for the Afoot in the South series published by John F. Blair and five books for the Essential Chemistry and Science Foundations series published by Chelsea House. Titles and links to these books are given below.

Manning is a regular book reviewer for the Raleigh News & Observer, and for several other newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He also teaches writing for the North Carolina Writer’s Network and a course on the Foundations of Science for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University.

Manning has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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  • Afoot in the South: Walks in the Natural Areas of North Carolina
  • Palmetto Journal: Walks in the Natural Areas of South Carolina
  • Orange Blossom trails: Walks in the Natural Areas of Florida
  • Islands of Hope: Lessons from North America’s Great Wildlife Sanctuaries


For General information about the publisher of this series, click here. For specific information of individual titles click on the underlined titles.