I’m a book author and a feature writer for a variety of American magazines. My recent stories, which you can find by clicking on the “articles” tab at the top of this page, tend to explore the intersections of science, nature, technology, economics, and society. At least to me, that’s where the most interesting things happen.

My first book, published in 2012, was The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. You can read more about it by clicking here. My new book, The Ice at the End of the World, chronicles 150 years of exploration and discovery on the Greenland ice sheet. You can order it on Amazon here.


If you’re so inclined, you can follow me on twitter here.

The photo at the top of this page, of an ice-choked Disko Bay near the village of Ilulissat, was taken with my iPhone in September 2014.