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  • emCode Girlsem
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    Code Girls

    Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls, about the contributions of women code breakers during World War II. She spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

  • David Haskell Discusses emThe Songs of Treesem
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    The Songs of Trees

    Professor David Haskell talked about his book The Songs of Trees, in which he examines the role of trees in the world and how they connect to human beings. He spoke at the 2017 Southern…

  • emLife in Codeem
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    Life in Code

    Software engineer Ellen Ullman talked about her book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology, in which she described changes in technology through the lens of her professional…

  • emWindfallem
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    Meghan O’Sullivan talked about her book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, about how the energy revolution in the U.S. has…

  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

  • emThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksem
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

  • emHidden Figuresem
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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She spoke at the 17th…

  • emThe Undoing Projectem
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    The Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis talked about his book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

  • emWorld Without Mindem
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    World Without Mind

    Franklin Foer talked about his book World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, in which he looks at the influence of tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and others…

  • emLife 30em
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    Life 3.0

    Professor Max Tegmark talked about his book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in which he examines the concept of intelligence and what questions should be asked…

  • emThe Great Quakeem
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    The Great Quake

    Henry Fountain talked about his book The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, in which he recounts the largest earthquake…

  • Open Phones with Leland Melvin
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    Open Phones with Leland Melvin

    Astronaut and former professional football player Leland Melvin talked about his book, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, and responded to viewer…

  • Panel Discussion on Big Data
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    Panel Discussion on Big Data

    Panelists talked about big data. Panelists included Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, and Tim Wu, author of The…

  • emAltered Genes Twisted Truthem
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    Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

    Steven Druker talked about his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived…

  • emMachine Platform Crowdem
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    Machine, Platform, Crowd

    Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson talked about their book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, in which they explore how machines can be beneficial to America’s…

  • emThe Ends of the Worldem
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    The Ends of the World

    Peter Brannen talked about his book The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions, in which he discusses the potential for…

  • emScience in the Soulem
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    Science in the Soul

    Richard Dawkins talked about his book Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist, in which he makes an argument for the “scientific way of thinking” over relying on…

  • Panel Discussion on the Science of Time
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    Panel Discussion on the Science of Time

    Panelists talked about the science of time. Panelists included Alan Burdick, author of Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation; Jimena Canales, author of The Physicist and the…

  • emThe Soul of an Octopusem
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    The Soul of an Octopus

    Sy Montgomery talked about her book The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, in which she argues that these creatures, who couldn’t be more different from us…

  • After Words with Brian Merchant
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    After Words with Brian Merchant

    Brian Merchant talked about his book The One Device, in which he retraces the creation and development of the iPhone. He was interviewed by Steve Lohr.

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