Archive for Sunday, August 26, 2012

Science writer and KU alumna to have book signing

August 26, 2012

Advertisement science editor, New York Times Magazine columnist and Kansas University alumna Maggie Koerth-Baker will be in Lawrence this week to sign copies of her book, “Before the Lights Go Out.”

Koerth-Baker’s reading and signing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St.

“Before the Lights Go Out” aims to make the confusing subject of energy accessible and to provide perspective on a topic that tends to be ideology driven, according to an announcement from the Raven. It addresses how our electricity infrastructure works and why it’s more complicated — and interesting — than most people realize.

The book features storytelling, entertaining history about how our current infrastructure came to be and critical analysis about solving the energy problem.

Koerth-Baker will talk about the weird, messy history of electricity and the ways that writing online can help build a better book. In addition to writing online for National Geographic News and Scientific American, her work has appeared in print magazines such as Discover and Popular Science.


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