An evolutionary biologist, the late Stephen Jay Gould wrote essays on topics from baseball to the existence of God that shined a light on a gifted mind.
Carl Zimmer has been called “as fine a science essayist as we have.” He is the author of Soul Made Flesh and many other works on biology and evolution.
Oliver Sacks' books about the mysteries of the human brain include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.
Bringing anthropology to the masses, UCLA professor Jared Diamond is the author of the Pulitzer-winning Guns, Germs and Steel, as well as Collapse.
The improbable probability of Joe DiMaggio’s 56 games.