George Johnson


Born
January 20, 1952

Website

Genre


Librarian note:
There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name


George Johnson (born January 20, 1952) is an American journalist and science writer. He is the author of a number of books, including The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (2008) and Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics (1999), and writes for a number of publications, including The New York Times.

He is one of the co-hosts (with science writer John Horgan) of "Science Saturday", a weekly discussion on the website Bloggingheads.tv, related to topics in science. Several prominent scientists, philosophers, and bloggers have been interviewed for the site.

Average rating: 3.68 · 2,715 ratings · 429 reviews · 73 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Ten Most Beautiful Expe...

3.60 avg rating — 993 ratings — published 2008 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlo...

3.68 avg rating — 830 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Miss Leavitt's Stars: The U...

3.56 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fire in the Mind: Science, ...

by
3.93 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Shortcut Through Time: Th...

3.68 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell...

4.03 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Palaces of Memory: H...

3.70 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bible and the Bermuda T...

by
3.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Architects of Fear

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983
Rate this book
Clear rating
If These Walls Could Talk: ...

by
4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by George Johnson…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Librari...: Combination Requests 8 31 Apr 10, 2012 12:43AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2013: Completed Tasks (Do Not Delete Posts) 2511 616 Feb 28, 2014 09:00PM  
Literary Exploration: The Hard Challenge - 2014 133 257 Dec 28, 2014 12:54PM  
Literary Exploration: The Easy Challenge - 2014 169 367 Dec 31, 2014 12:51PM  
Book Riot's Read ...: Task #13: Read a nonfiction book about technology. 200 2122 Nov 13, 2017 02:35PM  
The History Book ...: DISEASES 72 336 Jan 23, 2019 05:30PM  
Reading with Style: 20.1 Winter Birthdays 90 46 Feb 22, 2019 02:21AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite George to Goodreads.