Thomas Hager
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Thomas Hager

Scientific discovery and modern technology change our lives more than we know. Prize-winning science writer Thomas Hager tells dramatic true stories, with all the color and drama of a good novel, that bring to life the ways that great discoveries happen -- and what they do to us, our loved ones, and our world. His national recognition includes the American Chemical Association's top writing award, the Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, and a finalist nod for the National Academies Communication Award. After a long career as a medical journalist (including stints as a contributor to the Journal of the American Medical Association and American Health), he turned to writing books: Most recently, "Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine" (out next spring); " "The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Discovery that Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler" (critically acclaimed Borders "Original Voices" selection and one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of the year); and "The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug" (called "fascinating" (Los Angeles Times) and "a grand story" (Wall St. Journal)).

Hager, a courtesy associate professor of communications and journalism at the University of Oregon, lives in the wooded hills near Eugene.

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    • The Alchemy of Air

    • A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the discovery that changed billions of lives - including your own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book Thoroughly Researched

    • By Terry A. Gray on 10-21-11
    • A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-12-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Demon Under The Microscope

    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book

    • By Sara on 09-02-08

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