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Inspiration

We sail into the new year on the winds of inspiration. And we’re inspired as ever to bring you stories that light up your minds.…By Kevin Berger

We sail into the new year on the winds of inspiration. And we’re inspired as ever to bring you stories that light up your minds. We begin with stories by a renowned scientist and science writer, respectively, on their own inspirations.

David Sloan Wilson, an evolutionary biologist, shares his experiences with E.O. Wilson, who died in December, and his gratitude for the biologist who launched him on his career. David takes us inside his collaborations with Wilson that stirred controversy in the science world and spells out why Wilson’s legacy will last forever.

Meanwhile, most everybody loves H.A. Rey for his Curious George books. But Dan Falk confesses the first Rey book he encountered had nothing to do with a monkey and everything to do with the stars. Rey, we bet only a fraction of readers know, wrote astronomy books with the heart of a child and the eye of a scientist.


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