Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong is a rising star in the science-writing world. He received a Pulitzer in 2021 for his reporting on the pandemic, and his first book, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, was a best seller. Now his second book, An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, has been published to great acclaim.
Another well-known science writer, Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli (best known for his Seven Brief Lessons on Physics), also has a new book, There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness, and Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World. As the title indicates, the book ranges far beyond physics and is by all accounts a thought-provoking read.