Book ‘What’s Gotten Into You’ by Dan Levitt

For readers of Bill Bryson, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Siddhartha Mukherjee, a wondrous, wildly ambitious, and vastly entertaining work of popular science that tells the awe-inspiring story of the elements that make up the human body, and how these building blocks of life travelled billions of miles and across billions of years to make us who we are. Every one of us contains a billion times more atoms than all the grains of sand in the earth’s deserts. If you weigh 150 pounds, you’ve got enough carbon to make 25 pounds of charcoal, enough salt to fill a saltshaker, enough chlorine to disinfect several backyard swimming pools, and enough iron to forge a 3-inch nail. But how did these elements combine to make us human?  All matter — everything around us and within us — has an ultimate birthday: the day the universe was born. This informative, eye-opening, and eminently readable book…

Publisher: Harper (January 24, 2023); Pages: 400 pages; ISBN-10: 0063251183; ISBN-13: 0063251183; ASIN:‎ B09YRR8DB6

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Author’s biography: Dan Levitt has over twenty years of experience writing and producing award-winning science and history documentaries for the National Geographic, Discover, Science, and History Channels among others. He has worked with scientists throughout the world, including Sean B. Carroll, Jack Horner, and Michio Kaku. He lives with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. What’s Gotten Into You is his first book.

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