Ted Anton, DePaul University
The Center for Science and Society invites you to a book launch for Planet of Microbes (University of Chicago Press), by Ted Anton, science writer and Professor of English at DePaul University. Planet of Microbes is a journey through the curious and wonderful science of the Earth’s smallest lifeforms.
This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required; please visit the Eventbrite website. A short reception will follow talk.
Ted Anton is the author of three books and editor of a fourth. His book, The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business and the Fountain of Youth (University of Chicago Press, 2013) follows the science and business race for a drug to extend human health. His previous book, Bold Science: Seven Scientists Who Are Changing Our World (Henry Holt: 2000, W.H. Freeman, paperback: 2001) told the story of scientific creativity and entrepreneurism. It was an Amazon.com Science Book pick, a Summer Alternate Selection from the Library of Science and a featured choice on howthingswork.com. The San Francisco Chronicle described it as being on the pioneering edge of science writing, spreading the notion that is a viable field of literary work. He is a professor in the English department at DePaul University in Chicago, and chair of the Age Studies Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association.