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Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin
Born 1961
Queens, New York
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Fields History
Alma mater Brown University
Yale University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eric Jay Dolin (born 1961) is an American author who writes history books, which often focus on maritime topics, wildlife, and the environment. He has published eleven books, which have won numerous awards.


Dolin grew up near the coasts of New York and Connecticut, and graduated from Brown University, where he majored in biology and environmental studies.[1] After getting a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,[2] he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[3]


Eric and his wife Jennifer live in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with their two children.


Dolin has worked as a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; an environmental consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton (MD) and Environmental Resources Limited (London); an intern at the National Wildlife Federation, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, and for Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. on Capitol Hill; a fisheries policy analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Service; a technical writer for the National Transportation Safety Board; a PEW research fellow at Harvard Law School; and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow at Business Week.[4]


  • When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012, 384 pp., 102 illus., ISBN 978-0-87140-433-6)[5]
  • Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (W. W. Norton, 2010, 464 pp., 90 illus., ISBN 978-0-393-06710-1)[6]
  • Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America (W. W. Norton, 2007, 480 pp., 90 illus., ISBN 978-0-393-33157-8)[7]
  • The Ph.D. Survival Guide (iUniverse, 2005, 140 pp., ISBN 0595350305)
  • Political Waters: The Long, Dirty, Contentious, Incredibly Expensive but Eventually Triumphant History of Boston Harbor - A Unique Environmental Success Story (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004, 240 pp., 40 illus., ISBN 1558494456)
  • Snakehead: A Fish out of Water (Smithsonian Books, 2003, 266 pp., 58 illus., ISBN 1588341542)
  • Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges (Illustrations by John and Karen Hollingsworth, Smithsonian Books, 2003, 258 pp., 200 illus., ISBN 1588341178)
  • The Duck Stamp Story: Art-Conservation-History (co-author, Bob Dumaine, Krause Publications, 2000, 206 pp., 300 illus., ISBN 0873418158)
  • International Environmental Treaty Making (co-authored with Lawrence E. Susskind and J. William Breslin; Program on Negotiation Books, Harvard Law School, 1992, 192 pp., ISBN 1880711028)
  • Dirty Water Clean Water: A Chronology of Events Surrounding the Degradation and Cleanup of Boston Harbor (MIT Sea Grant College Program, 1990, 144 pp., ISBN 1561720011)
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Know your government) (Chelsea House Publishers, 1989, ISBN 0791008789)


Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America won the 2010 James P. Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association;[8] a bronze medal for history in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards;[9] and was awarded first place in the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Excellence in Craft Contest.[10]

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U.S. Maritime History; the twenty-third annual L. Byrne Waterman Award, given by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, for outstanding contributions to whaling research and history; a silver medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards.[11]

The Duck Stamp Story: Art, Conservation, History (Krause Publications, 2000) won the Gold medal for books at the 2001 American Philatelic Society Stampshow.[12]

Dolin has been awarded a Martin Environmental Fellowship, MIT (1990–1991); a Switzer Environmental Fellowship (1990–1991 and 1989–1990)l and a C.V. Starr Fellowship for National Service, Brown University (1982–1983).[13]


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  2. ^ "Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Class of 1988". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Alumni News". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
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  5. ^ "W. W. Norton & Company". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "W. W. Norton & Company". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "W. W. Norton & Company". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "New England Historical Association.". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Independent Publisher 2011 Award Announcement". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Outdoor Writers Association of America Awards Page". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Independent Publisher 2008 Award Announcement". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sam Houston Duck Company.". Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
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