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  • All fields: science
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    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks about...
    • Daniel Levitin interview, 2006 November

    • Music - Psychological aspects
    • Daniel Levitin discusses his book, “This is your Brain on Music.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the nature of hearing and the making of music. The book is a study of why music affects people so deeply and goes to great pains to...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Frederic Tuten interview, 1997 March

    • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Fiction; Addicts - Fiction
    • Frederic Tuten discusses his novel, “Van Gogh’s Bad Café.” He begins by explaining that his book can be considered a science fiction art history novel. He introduces his main character, a 19 year old morphine addict who thinks she can go back in...
    • Fritjof Capra interview, 2008

    • Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc; Scientists - Italy - History - To 1500 - Biography; Scientists - Italy - History - 16th century - Biography; Science, Renaissance
    • Fritjof Capra discusses his biography, “The Science of Leonardo.” He begins by telling about the early life of Leonardo da Vinci and how he was an illegitimate child and a student of the artist Verrocchio. Leonardo was not allowed to attend...
    • Irving Dardik interview

    • Health; Physical fitness; Mind and body
    • Irving Dardik discusses his book, “Quantum Fitness.” He begins by explaining his position as the Chairman of the Olympic Sports Committee. He travels the country and trains Olympic athletes in science and medicine. The book uses relaxation and...
    • J. Robert Beyster interview, 2008

    • Science Applications International Corporation; High technology industries - Management; High technology industries - United States; Employee ownership - United States; Engineering firms - United States - History
    • J. Robert Beyster discusses his book, “The SAIC Solution.” He begins by explaining that he was a nuclear physicist who started the employee-owned Science Applications International Corporation. The business allowed PhD scientists to do research...
    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient Greeks...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Jerry Pournelle interview, 1993 January

    • Science fiction, American; Extraterrestrial beings - Fiction; Space flight - Fiction
    • Jerry Pournelle discusses the novel he co-wrote with Larry Niven, “The Gripping Hand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a sequel to their best-selling science fiction novel, “The Mote in God’s Eye.” He talks about previous books he has...
    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a professor...
    • Leslie Silbert interview

    • Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593 - Fiction; Women private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Renaissance - England - London - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Leslie Silbert discusses her novel, “The Intelligencer.” She begins by explaining the life of Christopher Marlowe, a theater actor and spy who lived in the late 16th century. She says that her book is about old manuscripts that must be deciphered...
    • Michael Guillen interview, 1995 September

    • Physics - Popular works; Equations;
    • Michael and Connie begin the interview discussing that his book is a story about the power of mathematics, “truths,” and the wondrous nature of universe. For example, Michael uses Newton’s equation describing gravity to tell a story about how...
    • Michael Shermer interview

    • Science - Miscellanea; Science - Philosophy
    • Michael Shermer discusses his book, “Science Friction.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays that explore the barriers and biases that both plaque and fuel science. In these essays he faces such questions as: how does...
    • Nalo Hopkinson interview, 2003

    • Mary, of Egypt, Saint - Fiction; Duval, Jeanne - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Spirit possession - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Prostitutes - Fiction; Goddesses - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction; France - Fiction; Egypt - Fiction
    • Nalo Hopkinson discusses her novel, “The Salt Roads.” She talks about how she covers several periods of history in her book including 18th century Haiti, 19th century France, and 4th century Egypt. She describes slave revolts in Haiti. Hopkinson...
    • Mary O'Hara-Devereaux interview, 2005

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Social change - Forecasting; Civilization, Modern - 1950 - Forecasting; Social institutions - Forecasting; Information society - Forecasting; High technology - Social aspects - Forecasting; Technological...
    • Nancy O'Hara-Devereaux discusses her book, "Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical Transformation." The book is about the current global economy and where it is going and the use of past and current business techniques. She...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a novel...
    • Paul Erdman interview, 1987 February

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Paul Erdman discusses his novel, “The Panic of ’89.” He begins by explaining that the book is a fictional account of what would happen if Mexico and Brazil stopped paying the United States and lowered oil prices. He talks about how he converges...

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