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In the summer of 1995, a group of Minnesota children came upon a pond populated by frogs with nine legs, missing legs, a row of limbs fanning out from their backsides, and eyes in the wrong places. Since then, deformed frogs have been turning up in lakes around the world. Written by the only journalist granted access to secret hot spots where these deformed frogs are tested, and brainstorming sessions among the researchers, this compelling, fast-paced narrative is the first to offer a complete picture of what is quite possibly a global catastrophe in the making.

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William Souder

William Souder is the author of three books. "A Plague of Frogs" in 2000 followed the investigation of outbreaks of deformed frogs across North America. "Under a Wild Sky," a 2004 biography of John James Audubon, won numerous awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. "On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson," was published by Crown in September 2012 on the 50th anniversary of Carson's "Silent Spring." It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and was named one of the 25 Best Nonfiction Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. Souder's new book is "Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck," which will be published October 13, 2020 by W.W. Norton. He lives in Grant, Minnesota.

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