Synopses & Reviews
"An intellectual thrill ride....[A] memorable mosaic, a big picture that illustrates how human progress is half a matter of striding and half of stumbling....Illuminating reading." The New York Times Book Review
"Accessible, elegant....Tenner covers a remarkable broad canvas....He has an eye for the odd detail and the little-known fact...[and] will take you to some fascinating places." Boston Review
About the Author
Edward Tenner has been a visiting scholar in the Departments of Geosciences and English at Princeton University. Recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he is currently senior research associate at the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey.