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Forrest Mims

About Forrest Mims

Forrest Mims, an amateur scientist whose research has appeared in leading scientific journals, was named one of the "50 Best Brains in Science” by Discover Magazine. His design of a hand-held instrument that measures the ozone layer earned a Rolex Award, and his books about electronics have sold 7.5 million copies. His latest book is "Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory: Fifty Years of Monitoring the Atmosphere" (University of Hawaii Press, 2012). His science is featured at

Thomas Jefferson’s Creator

Jon Meacham’s “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” (Random House, 2012) is a biography well worth reading. While I would have liked to have read more about Jefferson’s astonishing knowledge and practice of meteorology, archaeology, astronomy, paleontology, architecture, surveying, botany, … Continue reading

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