Saturday, July 3, 2010

Interview with Marcus Chown on

I recently had the fantastic opportunity to interview science writer Marcus Chown on the blogging "talk show" The topic was his new book "The Matchbox that Ate a Forty-Ton Truck."

As I am a long-time fan of his writings in New Scientist, and really enjoyed his book, it was a wonderful experience getting a chance to chat with him. He seems very down-to-earth, and has a gift for explaining difficult topics in a very visual, tangible manner.

Marcus's story about physicist Richard Feynman's letter to his mother is priceless. It is toward the end of the interview.

Here is a link to the video chat:

Interview with Marcus Chown on

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