Lewes library to host science author events Nov. 15-16

November 11, 2020

Browseabout Books and the Lewes Public Library continue to offer live, interactive virtual author events.

Science lovers will not want to miss the back-to-back discussions of “Scientific Journeys” and “The Mutant Project.”

A live, interactive online conversation with Dr. Fred Dylla, author of “Scientific Journeys: A physicist explores the culture, history and personalities of science,” is set for 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Joining Dylla in conversation will be Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, author of “Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs.”

Dylla’s collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the “Sputnik kids” growing up in the U.S. at the start of the space age.

Eben Kirksey, author of “The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans,” will discuss his book at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17. In “The Mutant Project,” an anthropologist visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine and technology to ask whose values are guiding gene editing experiments. And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?

Kirksey is an American anthropologist and member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He has been published in Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. He is sought out as an expert on science in society by the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Democracy Now, Time and the BBC, among other media outlets.

These online events are offered through Zoom and are free to the public. To receive information on how to join these meetings, go to or

The featured books, as well as signed copies, are for sale at Browseabout Books and available to borrow through the Delaware Libraries system.

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