Science & Nature

We represent scientists and journalists who break new ground in understanding what it means to be human. Clients include New York Times science correspondent Sandra Blakesleee, NPR environmental correspondent John Nielsen, and the San Diego Union Tribune's nationally syndicated columnist Richard Louv. From inventors to thinkers, scientists to believers, we are proud to represent and seek out writers whose narratives help us see our place in the world from a new perspective.

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Adam Steltzner

The Right Kind of Crazy

Adam Steltzner went from barely graduating high school to working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s decidedly unbureaucratic cousin, where success in a mission is the only metric that matters. This first-person account of innovation is a book for anyone who wants to channel their craziness into creativity, balance discord and harmony, and find a signal in a flood of noise.

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. and Sam Wang, Ph.D.

Welcome to Your Brain

Bloomsbury


Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
is a national bestseller by two serious neuroscientists with a sense of humor (Aamodt was editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience and Wang is a professor at Princeton). Harvard’s Daniel Gilbert describes it as “a delightful and engaging romp through neuroscience by two of its leading lights—a marvelous collection of facts and findings that answer the questions we all have about our own minds.  If the human brain came with an owner’s manual, it might well look like this.”

Cornelia Dean

Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

Harvard University Press

Most citizens struggle to understand science. They learn from the media, but must sift through an avalanche of bogus assertions and self-interested spin to find the information. In Making Sense of Science, Cornelia Dean, a science writer for the New York Times and a Writer-in-Residence at Brown University, equips nonscientists with a set of tools to evaluate the scientific claims and controversies that shape our lives. Cornelia Dean draws on thirty years of experience as a science journalist to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers.

Richard Louv

Vitamin N

Algonquin

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Last Child in the Woods which defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is his comprehensive new guidebook for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now. It includes over 500 activities for children and adults, scores of informational websites, and dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays.

John H. Miller

A Crude Look at the Whole

Basic Books

In A Crude Look at the Whole, social scientist and economist John H. Miller shows why we need to start looking at whole pictures. As a leading expert in the computational study of complex adaptive systems, he reveals astounding global patterns linking the organization of otherwise radically different structures. Scientifically founded and beautifully written, this book is a powerful exploration of the challenges that we face as a society.

Richard Harris

Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions

Basic Books

American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere-the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. In Rigor Mortis, award-winning NPR science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers.