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The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another Hardcover – Illustrated, 7 April 2020

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  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 328 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262043807
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262043809
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By explaining how inventions both exotic and mundane transformed society, Ramirez's ingenious survey illuminates the effect of science in a manner accessible to a wide readership.

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[T]echnology buffs should appreciate Ramirez's efforts to raise the attention of issues impacting scientists, engineers, and technologists.

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About the Author

Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist and sought-after public speaker and science communicator. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she has worked as a research scientist at Bell Labs and held academic positions at Yale University and MIT. She has written for Time, Scientific American, the American Scientist, and Forbes, and makes regular appearances on PBS's SciTech Now.

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