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Chris Berdik

Chris Berdik is a freelance science journalist and a former staff editor at the Atlantic and Mother Jones. His first book, Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations, was published in 2012 by Current, an imprint of Penguin.


A water-taxi driver crosses the Tonle Sap lake, heading toward the mainland from the floating  village of Akol. (Luc Forsyth/Ruom)

The Giving Flood

Summer 2014 | Reporting

Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s “beating heart,” is threatened by the competing needs of a rapidly developing nation. Can a new kind of conservation save it?