Next month, the National Association of Science Writers is descending on New Haven for [their annual meeting]. I didn’t want this talent pool to flow into and out of the Elm City without sharing some of it with the community. So I’ve organized a public reading with four authors-two coming to town for NASW, and two area residents. All four writers have excellent new science books, and-remarkably-they are not unique in that regard. This year has been a fantastic one for science books, and I could have easily scheduled half a dozen more events with quartets of equally gifted writers.
The readings will take place at the magnificent [Beinecke Rare Book Library,] where you can check out the Gutenberg Bible and Audubon double elephant folios beforehand. (A note to NASW members coming to the meeting: the library is [a few minutes’ walk] from the Omni Hotel, where the meeting is going to be held. And it will run from 4 to 6 on Friday, 11/5, ending just time for everyone to get to the evening NASW festivities.)
[![Richard Conniffv2.199]]**Richard Conniff: [The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth]** Richard Conniff writes about wildlife, human nature, and other subjects for magazines including _Time, Smithsonian, _and_ National Geographic_. His previous books include _Spineless Wonders _and_ The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide._ He has won a National Magazine Award and his work has been included in three editions of the _Best American Science and Nature Writing_.
[![ouellette100]]**Jennifer Ouellette: [The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse]** Jennifer Ouellette is the author of _The Physics of the Buffyverse _and_ Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics._ She is the author of the popular “Cocktail Party Physics” blog and has served as the director of Science & Entertainment Exchange, an initiative from the National Academics of Sciences aimed at fostering collaboration between scientists and the entertainment industry.
[![AnniePaul100]]**Annie Murphy Paul: [Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives]** Annie Murphy Paul is the author of _The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves_. She is a former senior editor at _Psychology Today _and has written for _The New York Times Magazine, Time, O: The Oprah Magazine _and _Slate._
[![Weiner100]]**Jonathan Weiner: [Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality]** Jonathan Weiner is the author of five books, including _The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time,_ for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia University.
Where: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Map: http://bit.ly/YaleBeinecke ) Friday, November 5, 4-6 pm. Free and open to the public; first come, first seated Moderated by science writer and Yale lecturer Carl Zimmer Sponsored by the Yale Environmental Studies Program Feel free to download this [poster (pdf)] and spread the word!
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