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May 2, 2024

In Rivers of Power, geographer Laurence C. Smith explores the timeless yet underappreciated relationship between rivers and civilization as we know it. Rivers are of course important in many practical ways (water supply, transportation, sanitation, etc). But the full breadth of their influence on the way we live is...


May 1, 2024

Ben Goldfarb is an independent conservation journalist. The author of Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping The Future of Our Planet, named one of the best books of 2023 by the New York Times, and Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science...


May 1, 2024

In this intriguing episode of AMSEcast, Alan is Joined by Jim Holt to discuss the captivating question: Why does the universe exist? Jim Holt, an esteemed author known for his explorations into the depths of existence, navigates through the realms of science, philosophy, and mathematics to seek answers. From the...


May 1, 2024

Speaking to us during a visit for our Energy and Elements 2024 Gala the  Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and Senior Director of Programs, National Academy of Engineering spoke to us about his most recent book: Wicked Problems: How to Engineer a Better World.


Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Angela Creager is the Thomas Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University and a member of AMSEF's National Advisory Committee.  She spoke with us about her book Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and...