August 7, 2015

Michael Hilzig spoke about his book, Big Science, at Politics & Prose on Friday, August 7, 2015.

If the Large Hadron Collider, its multi-billion dollar budget, and legions of scientists characterize science today, all this can be traced back to a sixty-inch cyclotron developed by Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958). Though Lawrence was awarded the 1939 Nobel for physics and much of the material that went into the first nuclear bombs came from his namesake Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, he’s been overshadowed by better-known contemporaries, a situation that Hiltzik, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, Los Angeles Times business columnist, and author of Colossus and The New Deal, remedies with this expansive biography/history.

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ISBN: 9781451675757
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781451675764
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 26th, 2016

March 19, 2015

Jonathan Waldmanspoke about his book, Rust, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, March 19, 2015.

A natural process that exacts an annual cost greater than that of all natural disasters put together, rust is also an engineering challenge and a fascinating subject. Waldman, a journalist specializing in science, culture, and politics, travels the country looking at what corrosion has done to lives and structures and how we’ve tried to stop it.

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ISBN: 9781451691603
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 22nd, 2016

July 29, 2014

David Grimm spoke about his book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday July 29, 2014.

In this fascinating exploration of the changing status of dogs and cats in society, pet lover and award-winning journalist David Grimm explores the rich and surprising history of our favorite companion animals. He treks the long and often torturous path from their wild origins to their dark days in the middle ages to their current standing as the most valued animals on Earth. As he travels across the country--riding along with Los Angeles detectives as they investigate animal cruelty cases, touring the devastation of New Orleans in search of the orphaned pets of Hurricane Katrina, and coming face-to-face with wolves and feral cats--Grimm reveals the changing social attitudes that have turned pets into family members, and the remarkable laws and court cases that have elevated them to quasi citizens.

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ISBN: 9781610395502
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 23rd, 2015

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