Sam Kean

Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Smithsonian Air & Space, and The New Scientist, among other places. He currently works as a correspondent for Science magazine. He has worked on fellowships in the United States and Europe, and was the national runner-up in the National Association of Science Writer’s award for best young science writer. The Disappearing Spoon is his first book.

Festival Event:
The Disappearing Spoon: The History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Saturday, October 23 2010 @ 8:00

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