Here Be There Dragons: Exploring the Fringes of Knowledge, from the Rings of Saturn to the Mysteries of Memory

Here Be There Dragons: Exploring the Fringes of Knowledge, from the Rings of Saturn to the Mysteries of Memory

by Richard A. Lovett


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If you love science, this is the book for you. Drawn from cutting-edge research in planetary science, geophysics, neuroscience, psychology, ecology, and more, it explores everything from the distant recesses of the outer Solar System to the depths of the human mind, the origins of civilization, and the sub-sub-sub regions of the particle we call the atom. Written with verve, elegance, and excitement-often with a focus on how these discoveries affect not only scientists but the rest of us reader, this is a unique and exciting book for all who love science. "If you're interested in what real scientists are investigating, right now, and what that could mean for our world, this essential reading."--Trevor Quachri, Editor, Analog Science Fiction & Fact

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540443434
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Richard A. Lovett is a science writer, science fiction writer, sports writer, and more. He has ten times won the annual reader's choice (AnLab) award from Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, the largest print science fiction magazine in the English language, in which he has appeared a total of 170 times.

In college, he majored in astrophysics, then went to law school, and collected a Ph.D. in economics. After a stint in academia, he became a journalist and science fiction writer with more than 50 short stories and 3,500 articles to his credit.

He also coaches distance runners, including several Olympic Trials competitors, and has worked as a travel writer, humorist, hazardous-waste analyst, sports writer, food-safety writer and, most importantly, science writer with credits in most of the major magazines, including Science, Nature, National Geographic News, New Scientist, Scientific American, Cosmos, and Popular Science.

It's a combination of interests that makes him unusually drawn to topics like those in this book: findings on the frontiers of science, where the social ramifications are often as fascinating as the science itself.

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