The Scientist and the Sociopath

The Scientist and the Sociopath

by Joseph D'Agnese
     
 

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DECEPTION:
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.

RECOGNITION:
A humble cosmologist conceives one of the biggest theories of the universe—and watches helplessly as the Nobel Prize goes to

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DECEPTION:
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.

RECOGNITION:
A humble cosmologist conceives one of the biggest theories of the universe—and watches helplessly as the Nobel Prize goes to someone else.

DEDUCTION:
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.

Praise
“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

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Inhabiting Books - Megan Neal
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045581219
Publisher:
Joseph D'Agnese
Publication date:
05/05/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
406 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph D'Agnese has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, This Old House, and many other publications. His science writing has been published extensively in Discover, Seed and Wired, and was twice named to the annual anthology, Best American Science Writing. His crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp, Plots With Guns, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. One of his short stories won the 2015 Derringer Award for short mystery fiction, another was shortlisted for the 2014 Derringer Award, and a third was chosen by bestselling author James Patterson for the prestigious anthology, Best American Mystery Stories 2015.

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