Books by John Brockman

Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"You will be surprised, you will learn a lot, and indeed, you will have a higher quality of things to worry about."
As if we didn't have enough to worry about, an acclaimed website gleans sophisticated anxieties for our consideration from a cohort of well-educated, highly influential people. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"For serious readers interested in keeping up with what serious thinkers are thinking about thinking, this book offers nourishing food for thought."
Another compendium derived from the online salon, this time essays from its section called "Mind." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A smorgasbord of ideas, best when judiciously sampled."
From a broad array of thinkers come answers to the question: "What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation?" Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A winning combination of good writers, good science and serious broader concerns." founder and publisher Brockman (Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Civilizations, Art, Networks, Reputation, and the Online Revolution, 2011, etc.) asks a group of eminent scientists and writers their views on the question, "What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit?" Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A welcome gathering of intriguing ideas."
Prominent thinkers examine the many facets of culture over time and in the present age of the Internet. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"There's some chaff here, but also plenty of insights for the scientifically curious."
Scientists, futurists and other pundits ruminate on roads not taken and missteps along the way. Read full book review >
Released: May 21, 2002

"An ample anthology whose chief virtue lies in each presenter's snapshot history of a field: where we are, how we got there, where we might be headed."
Enterprising editor/literary agent/Web-site meister Brockman (The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years, 2000, etc.) is at it again, cajoling his buddies to speculate on what brave new world lies half a century ahead. Read full book review >
HOW THINGS ARE by John Brockman
Released: May 1, 1995

An eclectic survey of contemporary scientific thought and attitudes. Brockman (Einstein, Gertrude Stein, Wittgenstein and Frankenstein, 1986, etc.) and Matson (Short Lives, 1980, etc.) liken reading this collection of essays to being in a room full of scientists and posing one question to each of them. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 1995

A smîrgasbord for armchair intellectuals. Recalling C.P. Snow, Brockman declares the old ``two culture'' split to be dead. Read full book review >