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About the author:
John Janovy, Jr. (PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1965) is the author of 23 books, ranging from natural history essays to ghost stories to the Gideon Marshall Mystery Series, and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters. He is now retired, but when active held the Paula and D. B. Varner Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. His research interest is parasitology, with particular focus on parasite ecology and life cycles. He has been Director of the Cedar Point Biological Station for 13 years total (two terms), Interim Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum twice, an Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences, and secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Parasitologists.
His teaching experiences include almost continuous service in large-enrollment freshman biology courses, Field Parasitology at the Cedar Point Biological Station, Invertebrate Zoology, Parasitology, Organismic Biology, and numerous honors seminars. He has supervised many graduate students, and approximately 50 undergraduate researchers, including ten Howard Hughes scholars.
His honors include the University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award, State of Nebraska Pioneer Award, University Honors Program Master Lecturer, American Health Magazine book award (for Fields of Friendly Strife), University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creativity Award, The Nature Conservancy Hero recognition, Nebraska Library Association Mari Sandoz Award, and the American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentorship Award. The Ginkgo is based on his experience, over a 46-year period, of asking students to write papers about campus plants. His web site and blog are:
Conversations between God and Satan
Held at the Crescent Moon Coffee House in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Earth, Milky Way
John Janovy Jr., Mr. John Janovy Jr.
Ms. Wendy Jane Bantam
CONVERSATIONS addresses what God calls The Ultimate Question, namely, why people throughout the universe are killing one another in His name. God arrives on Earth as a male pre-med college student from South Dakota; Satan arrives as a feisty female English major and struggling writer with a love for high calorie cookies, cigarettes, and vodka. They spend two weeks, an hour a day, at The Crescent Moon addressing a wide range of problems that people, and people-like animals, but eventually deal with the issue of wholesale slaughter in the name of God. After reading CONVERSATIONS, you will never look at the sky, or your local church, in the same way again.
- Publication Date:
- Feb 23 2010
- 1450578357 / 9781450578356
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / General