A Great List to Be On

This morning, my co-author Judea Pearl sent me an e-mail: “Did you know about this?” Well, no, I didn’t. Here’s what “this” means: http://s3.amazonaws.com/scifri-segments/scifri201812076.mp3 Science Friday, probably the...

The Real World Intrudes

If any of you have visited my book’s page on Amazon recently, you have seen a scary message like this one: “Available only through third-party vendors.” I don’t see that message today, but the page still does not say “In Stock,” nor...

The Book of Many Titles Returns

Once upon a time, I wrote a book. Interestingly, the idea for the book was not mine. A book packager named Elwin Street Productions, in London, came to me with a proposal for a history of the greatest equations in mathematics. The book came out in 2012 as The Universe...

Podcast Interview Coming Up!

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, publishers of Science magazine, also have a weekly podcast, called (of course) the Science Podcast. I’m pleased to announce that┬áThe Book of Why will be the featured book two weeks from now, in the last...

Eavesdropping on Facebook

I have to pass along this wonderful conversation about The Book of Why that took place on Facebook. A friend of mine sent me a link to it; I do not know any of the commenters personally. More than any sales numbers or Amazon rankings, this conversation warmed my heart...

On Co-Authorship

One of my readers (Dan) asked if I could write a little bit about the process of co-writing a book. I’m happy to oblige! First, how did Judea and I get in touch in the first place? A lot of people have asked this. The long version of the story is on my main web...