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Sam Kean, national best-selling author of the Disappearing Spoon, will be giving a presentation Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO). The event is free and open to the public. According to his website, Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist, among other places, and his work has been featured on “Radiolab” and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among other shows.

His books The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon “Top 5” science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while The Violinist’s Thumb was a finalist for PEN’s literary science writing award. For additional information, contact Amy Ishmael at aishmael@neo.edu or call 918-540-6212.

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