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George Johnson - Author

About the Author

George Johnson writes regularly about science for the New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired, and The Atlantic, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Royal Society's book prize. He appears regularly on Science Faction on bloggingheads.tv and writes the blog Fire in the Mind for Discover. He lives in Santa Fe.

Featured books by George Johnson

The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way - an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. He combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments and scientific hypotheses, to reveal what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. His luminous accounts describe tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments. Provocative and intellectually vibrant, The Cancer Chronicles will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease - and provide hope for tomorrow and the future.

Other books by George Johnson

Paleo Diat: Paleo fur Einsteiger - Diatrezepte von George Johnson (Palao: Paleo Rezepte)

Paleo Diat: Paleo fur Einsteiger - Diatrezepte von George Johnson (Palao: Paleo Rezepte)

Author: George Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2017

Exzellente Paleo-Diatrezepte in einem KochbuchIn den letzten Jahren hat die Paleo-Dit immer mehr Menschen begeisterst. Die Vorteile der Paleo-Ernhrung liegen in der Hochwertigkeit der verwendeten Nahrungsmittel wie Qualittsfleisch, Eier und Biogemse, whrend kein verarbeitetes Gemse oder Mehl zum Einsatz kommt.Nimm einfach ein paar dieser leckeren Paleo-Ditrezepte in deinen Speiseplan mit auf und versorge dich und deine Familie mit proteinreicher, kohlenhydratarmen Speisen zu jedem Abendessen.Wenn du die Rezepte aus diesem Buch in deine tgliche Ernhrung mit einbindest, wirst du leichter abnehmen, dein Immunsystem strken und nicht zuletzt eine hhere Lebensqualitt erreichen.Worauf wartest du also noch? Hol dir jetzt gleich deine eigene Ausgabe!

Paleo: Paleo recettes regime Pour les debutants (Livre de Recettes: Paleo Recettes)

Paleo: Paleo recettes regime Pour les debutants (Livre de Recettes: Paleo Recettes)

Author: George Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2017

Description du livre:Depuis plusieurs annes, le rgime de Paleo a obtenu d'tre de manire intriguante clbre. Il a ses avantages au point de vue qu'un rgime alimentaire Paleo est lev dans sa subsistance comme dans la qualit des viandes, des A ufs et des lgumes tout en se dbarrassantde nourritures manipules,comme les lgumes non bio et les crales.Inclure quelques-unes de ces formules de rgime Paleo dans le menu de votre famille pour apprcier les formules riches en protines, faible teneur en glucides quel que soit le repas.L'ajout des aliments proposs dans ce livre vos repas quotidiens vous facilitera la perte de poids, un systme immunitaire plus fort et une meilleure qualit de vie.Qu'est-ce que tu attends? Agissez l' instant et rcuprez votre copie ds maintenant!

Paleo: Receitas de dieta Paleo para iniciantes (Livro de receitas)

Paleo: Receitas de dieta Paleo para iniciantes (Livro de receitas)

Author: George Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2017

Em varios anos, a dieta Paleo tem chegado a ser intrigantemente famosa. Ela tem suas vantagens a luz do fato de que um regime Paleo e elevado no sustento como a qualidade de carnes, ovos e legumes, ao mesmo tempo, eliminando nutrientes manipulados, legumes e graos.Incluaalgumas destas frmulas de dieta Paleo de bom gosto no menu da sua famlia para apreciar refeies ricas em protenas, frmulas de baixo teor de carbohidratos independentemente do que for o jantar.Adicionando os alimentos sugeridos neste livro para suas refeies dirias tornar mais fcil para voc perder peso, ter um sistema imunolgico mais forte e alcanar uma melhor qualidade de vida.O que voc est esperando? Tome a ao e agarre sua cpia agora!

Paleo:  Paleo Dieta: Ricette Paleo per principianti (Paleo Libro)

Paleo: Paleo Dieta: Ricette Paleo per principianti (Paleo Libro)

Author: George Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2017

Nel giro di qualche anno, la dieta Paleo e riuscita a raggiungere un'incredibile fama. Offre diversi vantaggi, in virtu del fatto che un regime alimentare Paleo e altamente nutritivo, essendo ricco di carne, uova e verdura, scartando invece gli alimenti elaborati e i cereali. Prova ad includere alcune di queste ricette Paleo nella tua dieta abituale e potrai apprezzare dei piatti ricchi di proteine e a basso contenuto di carboidrati, indipendentemente dal resto del tuo menAggiungendo le pietanze suggerite in questo libro ai tuoi pasti giornalieri, riuscirai a perdere peso pi facilmente, a rafforzare il tuo sistema immunitario e a migliorare la qualit della tua vita.Cosa stai aspettando? Fatti coraggio e acquista la tua copia oggi stesso!

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way - an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. He combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments and scientific hypotheses, to reveal what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. His luminous accounts describe tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments. Provocative and intellectually vibrant, The Cancer Chronicles will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease - and provide hope for tomorrow and the future.

Cancer Chronicles

Cancer Chronicles

Author: George Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2013

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under wayan explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease. Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypothesesrooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently extracting fact from a towering canon of myth and hype, he describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them, jujitsu-like, against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. He finds compassion, solace, and community among a vast network of patients and professionals committed to the fight and wrestles to comprehend the cruel randomness cancer metes out in his own family. For anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and has found themselves asking why?, this book provides a new understanding. In good company with the works of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese, The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science.

Bois de Pulpe Du Canada

Bois de Pulpe Du Canada

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Electricity Supply Accounts

Electricity Supply Accounts

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2009

Electricity Supply Accounts

Electricity Supply Accounts

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2009

Electricity Supply Accounts

Electricity Supply Accounts

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2009

Electricity Supply Accounts

Electricity Supply Accounts

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2009

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Foreign Exchange in Accounts.

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Alphabet of First Things in Canada A Ready Reference Book of Canadian Events

Alphabet of First Things in Canada A Ready Reference Book of Canadian Events

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2009

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression to discover that light moves at the same speed in every direction - these ten dedicated men employed diamonds, dogs, frogs and even their own bodies as they worked to discover the laws of nature and of the universe.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2008

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2008

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Author: George Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2008

From the universally praised New York Times science writer George Johnson ( He provides some of the best science writing I have come across in a long time -Paul Davies), an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science-moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply. Ch. 1 - Galileo: The Way Things Really Move Ch. 2 - William Harvey: Mysteries of the Heart Ch. 3 - Isaac Newton: What a Colour Is Ch. 4 - Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier: The Farmer's Daughter Ch. 5 - Luigi Galvini: Animal Electricity Ch. 6 - Michel Faraday: Something Deeply Hidden Ch. 7 - James Joule: How the World Works Ch. 8 - A. Michelson: Lost in Space Ch. 9 - Ivan Pavlov: Measuring the Immeasurable Ch. 10 - Robert Millikan: In the Borderland The diligence of all these scientists was rewarded: in an instant, confusion was swept aside, and something new about nature leapt into view.

Miss Leavitt's Stars The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

Miss Leavitt's Stars The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2006

At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of the universe: was it, as the astronomer Harlow Shapley argued, the size of the Milky Way, or was there more truth to Edwin Hubble's claim that our own galaxy is just one among billions? The answer to the controversy-a yardstick suitable for measuring the cosmos-was discovered by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who was employed by the Harvard Observatory as a number cruncher, at a wage not dissimilar from that of workers in the nearby textile mills. Miss Leavitt's Stars uncovers her neglected history, and brings a fascinating and turbulent period of astronomical history to life.

A Shortcut Through Time The Path to A Quantum Computer

A Shortcut Through Time The Path to A Quantum Computer

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2004

The newest Pentium chip powering PCs and laptops contains 40 million electronic switches packed onto a piece of silicon about the size of a thumbnail. Several years from now, if this incredible shrinking continues, a single chip will hold a billion switches, then a trillion. The logical culmination is a computer in which the switches are so tiny that each consists of an individual atom. At that point something miraculous happens: quantum mechanics kick in. Anyone who follows the science news or watches 'Star Trek' has at least a notion of what that means: particles can be in two or more places at once. Atoms obey a peculiar logic of their own - and if it can be harnessed society will be transformed. Problems that would now take forever would be solved almost instantly. Quantum computing promises nothing less than a shortcut through time.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author: George Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2001

No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff of creation, In this, the first biography of Gell-Mann, George Johnson tells the story of a remarkable life.

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