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Charles C. Mann

Charles C. Mann is a journalist and author. His book 1491 won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year. A correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including BioScience, the Boston Globe, Fortune, Technology Review, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. In addition to 1491, he has co-written four other books: The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics, The Aspirin Wars: Money, Medicine, and 100 Years of Rampant Competition, Noah’s Choice: The Future of Endangered Species, and @ Large: The Strange Case of the Internet’s Biggest Invasion. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has received writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Margaret Sanger Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. Mann’s most recent work is The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World. As Publishers Weekly wrote in its starred review, it is an "insightful, highly significant account that makes no predictions but lays out the critical environmental problems already upon us.”

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