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CURT STAGER has a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University. He has been published in Science, National Geographic, and Fast Company, wrote the books Deep Future and Field Notes from the Northern Forest, and co-hosts Natural Selections, a weekly science program on North Country Public Radio. He teaches at Paul Smith's College in upstate New York and holds a research associate post at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute.

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Curt Stager is the finest and most entertaining explainer I've ever come across. Read this book and I guarantee you that the world--and your own darned self--will look very different to you in the future.--Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home Stager's book is nothing short of a tour-de-force through modern science, viewed through the lens of the chemical elements. Best of all, he succeeds in being scientifically accurate and entertaining at the same time.--Eric Scerri, author of A Tale of Seven Elements Delightful alchemy: Curt Stager transforms atomic science into lustrous, golden stories about the hidden connections that unite us all.--David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen Curt Stager is of a rare breed, a gifted scientist with the eyes of an artist and the heart of a poet. Here, he brings the rarefied, invisible realm of atoms to life with surpassing elegance and verve, vividly tracing the circuitous paths by which hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other elements make their way from outer to inner space." Your Atomic Self "will leave even the most knowledgeable reader slack-jawed with newfound appreciation for our wondrous, particulate world.--Lee Billings, author of Five Billion Years of Solitude Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading "Your Atomic Self, "you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore.--Neil F. Comins, author of What if the Earth had Two Moons? "Curt Stager is the finest and most entertaining explainer I've ever come across. Read this book and I guarantee you that the world--and your own darned self--will look very different to you in the future." --Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home "A wondrous exploration of how our interconnections are vast and abiding, past, present and future." --Kirkus "Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading Your Atomic Self, you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore." --Neil F. Comins, author of What if the Earth had Two Moons? "Stager's book is nothing short of a tour-de-force through modern science, viewed through the lens of the chemical elements. Best of all, he succeeds in being scientifically accurate and entertaining at the same time." --Eric Scerri, author of A Tale of Seven Elements "Delightful alchemy: Curt Stager transforms atomic science into lustrous, golden stories about the hidden connections that unite us all." --David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen "Curt Stager is of a rare breed, a gifted scientist with the eyes of an artist and the heart of a poet. Here, he brings the rarefied, invisible realm of atoms to life with surpassing elegance and verve, vividly tracing the circuitous paths by which hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other elements make their way from outer to inner space. Your Atomic Self will leave even the most knowledgeable reader slack-jawed with newfound appreciation for our wondrous, particulate world." --Lee Billings, author of Five Billion Years of Solitude Curt Stager is the finest and most entertaining explainer I've ever come across. Read this book and I guarantee you that the world--and your own darned self--will look very different to you in the future. Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home A wondrous exploration of how our interconnections are vast and abiding, past, present and future. "Kirkus" Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading "Your Atomic Self, "you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore. Neil F. Comins, author of What if the Earth had Two Moons? Stager's book is nothing short of a tour-de-force through modern science, viewed through the lens of the chemical elements. Best of all, he succeeds in being scientifically accurate and entertaining at the same time. Eric Scerri, author of A Tale of Seven Elements Delightful alchemy: Curt Stager transforms atomic science into lustrous, golden stories about the hidden connections that unite us all. David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen Curt Stager is of a rare breed, a gifted scientist with the eyes of an artist and the heart of a poet. Here, he brings the rarefied, invisible realm of atoms to life with surpassing elegance and verve, vividly tracing the circuitous paths by which hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other elements make their way from outer to inner space." Your Atomic Self "will leave even the most knowledgeable reader slack-jawed with newfound appreciation for our wondrous, particulate world. Lee Billings, author of Five Billion Years of Solitude" Advance Praise for "Your Atomic Self ""Curt Stager is the finest and most entertaining explainer I've ever come across. Read this book and I guarantee you that the world--and your own darned self--will look very different to you in the future." --Bill McKibben, author of "Wandering Home""A wondrous exploration of how our interconnections are vast and abiding, past, present and future."--"Kirkus" Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading "Your Atomic Self, "you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore." --Neil F. Comins, author of "What if the Earth had Two Moons? ""Stager's book is nothing short of a tour-de-force through modern science, viewed through the lens of the chemical elements. Best of all, he succeeds in being scientifically accurate and entertaining at the same time." --Eric Scerri, author of "A Tale of Seven Elements ""Delightful alchemy: Curt Stager transforms atomic science into lustrous, golden stories about the hidden connections that unite us all." --David George Haskell, author of "The Forest Unseen ""Curt Stager is of a rare breed, a gifted scientist with the eyes of an artist and the heart of a poet. Here, he brings the rarefied, invisible realm of atoms to life with surpassing elegance and verve, vividly tracing the circuitous paths by which hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other elements make their way from outer to inner space." Your Atomic Self "will leave even the most knowledgeable reader slack-jawed with newfound appreciation for our wondrous, particulate world."--Lee Billings, author of "Five Billion Years of Solitude" Advance Praise for "Your Atomic Self ""Curt Stager is the finest and most entertaining explainer I've ever come across. Read this book and I guarantee you that the world--and your own darned self--will look very different to you in the future." --Bill McKibben, author of "Wandering Home" Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading "Your Atomic Self, "you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore." --Neil F. Comins, author of "What if the Earth had Two Moons? ""Stager's book is nothing short of a tour-de-force through modern science, viewed through the lens of the chemical elements. Best of all, he succeeds in being scientifically accurate and entertaining at the same time." --Eric Scerri, author of "A Tale of Seven Elements ""Delightful alchemy: Curt Stager transforms atomic science into lustrous, golden stories about the hidden connections that unite us all." --David George Haskell, author of "The Forest Unseen ""Curt Stager is of a rare breed, a gifted scientist with the eyes of an artist and the heart of a poet. Here, he brings the rarefied, invisible realm of atoms to life with surpassing elegance and verve, vividly tracing the circuitous paths by which hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other elements make their way from outer to inner space." Your Atomic Self "will leave even the most knowledgeable reader slack-jawed with newfound appreciation for our wondrous, particulate world."--Lee Billings, author of "Five Billion Years of Solitude" Praise for "Your Atomic Self ""Curt Stager takes us on a ride into Wonderland, exploring in an intimate way how different atoms and molecules are essential to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After reading "Your Atomic Self, "you won't take even the most basic elements of natural life for granted anymore." --Neil F. Comins, author of "What if the Earth had Two Moons?"

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