302: Adam Rogers | The Science And Modernization Of Color In “Full Spectrum”

Welcome to episode 302 of the show, with guest Adam Rogers, author of the book Full Spectrum: How The Science Of Color Made Us Modern. The world of color, as applied to usage and products for people, has developed over centuries of time. Adam takes us through the history, stories of where resource mining created basis for color, and some applications of color along the way.

Adam Rogers is the New York Times best-selling author of Proof: The Science of Booze, which was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and won the IACP Award for Best Wine, Beer or Spirits Book as well as the Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States.

You can check out Full Spectrum on IndieBound, follow Adam on Twitter, or check out his articles on WIRED.

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298: Carl Zimmer | Exploration Of What Being Alive Means In “Life’s Edge”

We have guest Carl Zimmer returning to the show, with his new book Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. He first joined on episode 207 of the show to discuss his previous book She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, and has written numerous books in the science category.

Carl is “a popular science writer, blogger, columnist, and journalist who specializes in the topics of evolution, parasites, and heredity. The author of many books, he contributes science essays to publications such as The New York Times, Discover, and National Geographic. He is a fellow at Yale University’s Morse College and adjunct professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. Zimmer also gives frequent lectures and has appeared on many radio shows, including National Public Radio’s Radiolab, Fresh Air, and This American Life.”

You can check him out on Twitter, check out Life’s Edge on Amazon, or check out his New York Times articles.