Weekly Round Up: New Work from David Quammen, Daisy Hernandez, Ian Cheney

Happy Wednesday! Who’s got projects in the pipeline these days?

 

David Quammen’s new book, The Tangled Tree, offers a radical new understanding of ‘The Tree of Life’, and how molecular biology has changed our understanding of evolution, viruses, and the implications for human health. “One of those rare breed of science journalists who blends exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling”, says Nature. Expect this out late this summer …

 

Daisy Hernandez was the co-editor of 2002’s Colonize This, a collection of groundbreaking and insightful essays by young women of color and their relationship to 21st century feminism. There has been a sea change in the issues young feminists face, from pay inequity to immigration, Black Lives Matter, and #metoo.  Look for a new edition, with essays by today’s brightest young voices and edited again by Daisy Hernandez, to be released this winter.  Watch this space for more information on release date, cover art, etc.

 

You won’t have to wait as long to see Ian Cheney’s new documentary film The Most Unknown, in which nine leading scientists travel the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions: How did Life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much to we really know? Cheney’s film is starting to show up in prestigious film festivals, including the Camden (ME) International Film Festival on May 30.  Watch for more information on wider release …

 

And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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