(1924 - 11 Feb 2005)
American science writer began as a freelance writer. Her first book, The Viruses (1965), followed by The Marvelous Animals (1968), led to a commission to write a college textbook, Biology. Curtis was not an academic in the field, but did hold a degree in science writing. She combined research for scientific accuracy with a writing style described as witty and elegant.
Science Quotes by Helena Curtis (1 quote)
You and I are flesh and blood, but we are also stardust.
— Helena Curtis
On the formation of the planet earth, in Invitation to Biology (3rd ed., 1981), 15, or (5th ed. 1994), 19.