The Scientist and the Sociopath
A modern-day computer scientist struggles to unlock the secrets of a mysterious book apparently written in a secret code, matching wits with a sociopathic con man who died 400 years ago.
A humble cosmologist conceives one of the biggest theories of the universe—and watches helplessly as the Nobel Prize goes to someone else.
A maverick doctor investigates bizarre ailments using a method that seems shockingly radical in modern medicine: befriending patients and asking them how they feel.
THE SCIENTIST AND THE SOCIOPATH presents remarkable nonfiction stories, some of real-life scientists tackling theories and discoveries that will change our world, others of laymen grappling with some aspect of science in their lives.
Culled from the author’s reporting for magazines such as Discover, Wired and Seed, these tales are presented together for the very first time. This ebook includes 17 stories and a selection of the author’s science book reviews, for a total of about 60,000 words in all.
“D’Agnese writes the most unusual and interesting books.” —Bookviews
"This is my kind of book: completely fascinating true stories, where science and the people who 'practice' it intersect. I just like Joe D'Agnese's approachable style of writing. And he has a knack for making science — and any other subject he tackles, for that matter — completely compelling." — Thick & Thin Things Blog
- Joseph D'Agnese, May 2011
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