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Wonderment keeps the action going from the author’s childhood nightmares to the suspense of a brush with death in the neurology unit of a London hospital. Sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, it’s the first-person life history of a writer who was born with a love of adventure, travel, people, and the mystery of who we are and why – laced with the humor, romance, family l ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Matador
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Liz Rose
If you want to see inside a brilliant mind, this is the book to read.
Author of five books, an acclaimed science writer, and PR for Sandia Lab and the Department of Energy, Nigel depicts a fascinating world of fusion physicists and nano technology during the Cold War in the 60s. Invited to write a paper and book on Star Wars, attend conferences of the most brilliant minds in the field, I understand how greatly Nigel is respected. Not so technical as to make the material difficult for me, the read
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Wonderment is a tremendous story about a man's search and struggles for love, family, truth, and spirituality, while never losing the eternal quest for the mysteries of the universe and life itself. A true intellectual's search for "what is it all about?" The author's honesty about the struggles of health, living on two continents, and maintaining relationships while searching and exploring career choices is indeed refreshing. A rare combination of travel, adventure, journalism, acting, and scie ...more
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A wonderful gift for his family. Nice to know that he's happy at last.
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Much of my career has been associated with science writing, the rest with other enterprises that we tend to lump together as various parts of “the media.” The media, then, are the subject of a fair amount of commentary in my latest book, Wonderment. Because it is a life story, it also includes some quite different subject material – living twin lives as an Englishman and an American; being always ...more
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