After the summer release of “The Violinist’s Thumb and Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written By Our Genetic Code,” we got a chance to catch up with science writer Sam Kean. Sam talks to us about his book, science writing, and how educators might use his stories in the science classroom.
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- The Violinists’ Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code (Amazon.com)
- Read an Excerpt
- Listen to an Excerpt
- Lab Out Loud Episode 52: Science We Can Read About
- Sam Kean on Slate.com
- Sam Kean on NPR
- Sam Kean’s Science History Romp
- Radiolab: Double Blasted