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Dan Falk

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I'm a science journalist, author, and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada. I've written three books so far: My first book, Universe on a T-Shirt, looked at the quest for a unified theory of physics, while In Search of Time explored the physics and philosophy of time.

I'm very excited about my new book, The Science of Shakespeare, to be published this April! This time I turn the clock back 400 years, investigating the period we now call the Scientific Revolution, and looking at the interplay between science and literature in the age of Shakespeare.

The book is published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press and in Canada by Goose Lane.

Visit my website at www.danfalk.ca -- I'd love to hear what you think of my books!

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast called BookLab, hosted by myself and science journalist Amanda Gefter. Every two weeks, Amanda and I review the latest in popular science books. Look for the podcast on LibSyn or SoundCloud, or subscribe on iTunes. We hope you enjoy it!
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Nick Bostrom believes that computer superintelligence is one of the greatest threats facing our species, arguing the case in this comprehensive, scholarly work. It’s not a light read: Bostrom, founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at ...more
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The Human Age by Diane Ackerman
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Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt
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The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time by Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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Colliding Worlds by Arthur I. Miller
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Artists have been drawing inspiration from science even before science, as we think of it today, came into being. The interplay between science and the arts in the early 20th century is a subject that Arthur I. Miller explored in an earlier (and very ...more
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Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
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Logicomix is an extraordinary achievement: Using pictures and words, a subject that would strike many as arcane -- the philosophy of mathematics -- is brought vividly to life. It's tempting to call the work a graphic novel, except that it's based on ...more
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“The urge to cram the maximum number of activities into the minimum amount of time, notes French cultural commentator Francois Tournier, makes us “prisoners of the present… If we do not slow down, we risk becoming alienated from our own future.”
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