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AuthorsLive Sam Kean

Sam Kean photo Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 2/21/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? Can genetics explain a crazy cat lady's love for felines? How did radium nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? How does DNA lead to people with no fingerprints, or humans born with tails?
Sam Kean, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Violinist's Thumb and The Disappearing Spoon has the answers and will welcome your questions on Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm in the Cole Auditorium.
Both books were named Amazon top five science books of the year. In addition, Sam and his work have been featured on NPR's Radiolab, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air. After his Greenwich visit, Sam will head for SXSW 2013 in Austin, TX.
Sam Kean's stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Smithsonian Air & Space, and The New Scientist. He was the national runner-up in the National Association of Science Writer's award for best young science writer.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is free and open to all through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books are for purchase and signing at each event through Diane's Books. Seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933 or Wayne Campbell at (203) 622-7922.
Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: marianne weill
Contact Number: 203-622-7933