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Sam Kean is the author of The Disappearing Spoon, The Violinist's Thumb, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery all of which were national bestsellers. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal näytä lisää Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while The Violinist's Thumb was a finalist for PEN's literary science writing award. Kean's stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist, among other places, and his work has been featured on "Radiolab" and NPR's "All Things Considered," among other shows. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (2018) — Toimittaja — 113 kappaletta

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Kean, Sam P.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Minnesota (physics and English)
Jim Broadhead



I always enjoy a good Sam Kean story and these were no exception. I was a little concerned as I had just read Gory details, adventures from the dark side of science by Engelhaupt and Elephants on acid and other bizarre experiments by Alex Boese and was afraid I might have had enough "bad science " stories. Kean, though, gave a more nuanced picture of the scientists and why they did what they did. If you find yourself in need of some excellent examples of how the road to hell is paved with good intentions... look no further.
I did feel like the female scientist in the last chapter was added just for some balance, but perhaps it was needed.
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cspiwak | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
I love Sam Kean's books. Chemistry was not my forte in school, but he explains things so lucidly , while also mixing in interesting stories and humor, that he makes me want to pull up a chair to the periodical table. He goes through chapter by chapter all the gases present in our atmosphere and kind of explains why you should care, what they do and what you can learn from them. Of course there is stuff on flatulence, as well as volcanoes, the search for extra-terrestrial life and gas warfare. By the way, be sure to read the notes, there is always good stuff in kean's notes, sure to make you smile or laugh… (lisätietoja)
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cspiwak | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
Very enjoyable, as are all of kean's books. I was familiar with most of the stories, but liked the way the were tied together and presented. The notes are a must read, both in the book and online
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cspiwak | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
Obra de divulgación extraordinaria en torno al ADN, los genes, epigenomas, etc, etcGEN
En algunas partes es bastante técnico y un poco complejo de entender si no aplicas toda la concentración, pero en general abre la mente a una comprensión de cuáles son nuestras instrucciones internas y quizá de su posible dominio con sus implicaciones éticas, sanitarias y demás.
Hay temas contados de forma impresionante intercalando la historia, fundamental en todas las ciencias para saber dónde vamos sabiendo de dónde venimos. Combina el lenguaje común y el científico con maestría.
Es necesario saber sobre este tema. Hay que leerlo.
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javierren | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 10, 2024 |



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