Signed Copies from Brandon Brown
Brandon R. Brown is a Professor of Physics and communications specialist at the University of San Francisco. The author of Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War and The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions, Brown has written for Slate, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. He has served as Deputy Director at the Green Science Policy Institute and a Senior Writing Coach for the Strictly Speaking Group. He currently lives in Noe Valley and can come sign and personalize copies at the store upon request. Please include any personalization details in your order notes.
A personal, practical, and inspirational guide to written and oral STEM communications for scientists and technical professionals.
Bringing together an exciting group of knowledge workers, scholars and activists from across fields, this book revisits a foundational question of the Enlightenment: what is "the last or furthest end of knowledge"? It is a book about why we do what we do, and how we might know when we are done.
The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines.
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Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work was described by his close friend Albert Einstein as "the basis of all twentieth-century physics." But Planck's story is not well known, especially in the United States.