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James Gleick

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James Gleick is a well-known author, journalist, and essayist, whose writings are generally musings on technology and science, and the people who have contributed to these fields.

His books include Chaos: Making a New Science (Viking Penguin, 1987), Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Pantheon, 1992), Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything (Pantheon, 1999), What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Electronic Frontier (Pantheon, 2002) and Isaac Newton (Pantheon, 2003). Three of his books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists.

Most notably in his journalism career, Gleick worked at The New York Times as an editor and reporter for ten years. He also helped found Metropolis, an alternative Minneapolis weekly newspaper, shortly after graduating from Harvard College in 1976. Since that time he has collaborated with many people and worked on a large variety of projects; editing Best American Science Writing 2000, creating the book Nature's Chaos with photographer Eliot Porter, and founding an Internet service, to name just a few.

Gleick currently lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife Cynthia Crossen. He is also the brother of ecologist and MacArthur Fellow Peter Gleick.

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