Books by Ed Regis

MONSTERS by Ed Regis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A fine account of the rigid airship and, despite a dearth of good examples, a thoughtful meditation on out-of-control technology."
Captured on film, the burning of the zeppelin Hindenburg on May 6, 1937, shocked the world. Veteran science writer Regis (What Is Life?: Investigating the Nature of Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology, 2008, etc.) writes a gripping description preceded by a history of lighter-than-air flight and its greatest proponent, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917).Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A valuable glimpse of science at the edge."
A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected wooly mammoths. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2008

"Lucid and exciting."
Veteran science writer Regis (The Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau, 2003, etc.) explores the mechanisms of life and the latest attempts to reproduce them in the lab. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1995

"Despite the cheerleading, a clear and readable account of the new discipline's brief but exciting history. (16 b&w illustrations)"
Omni reporter Regis, who glanced at nanotechnology in Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition (1990), here turns to full-scale investigation of the subject. Read full book review >