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Wednesday, October 10 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Inhaling the History of the World

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With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. The Guardian describes Kean’s writing as “provocative and entertaining” and named In Caesar’s Last Breath 2017’s Best Science Book. 

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Sam Kean

Sam Kean is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dueling Neurosurgeons, The Disappearing Spoon, The Violinist’s Thumb, and Caesar’s Last Breath, which was named The Guardian science book of the year. Each of his books were named an Amazon top science book of the year... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030