Category Archives: WEIT

My book in a strange tongue

Last Friday I received a copy of WEIT that had been translated into a foreign tongue. I didn’t recognize it at all, and couldn’t remember all the languages into which it’s been translated (there are fifteen now). Pretty weird cover, eh? Opening up the book, I found pages that looked like the one below.  Well, […]

WEIT is a summer reading pick

Well, summer’s just over now, but I learned today that WEIT was chosen as one of five recommended 2013 “Summer Reads” by Sophie Roell, editor of the very useful Five Books site.  (She interviewed me a few years back about my picks of the five best evolution books for the tyro.) The other summer books […]

WEIT installed in Hitchens bar

Some time ago I donated an autographed copy of WEIT to the recently opened bar “Hitch” in Toronto. (It is, of course, named after the late Horseman.)  Reader Veronica, a member of the Canadian Athiests, finally convened a group there for libations and the donation. She describes it on the Canadian Atheists website: “Canadian atheists […]

WEIT: now in Ukrainian!

I doubt that this will excite many readers, given that over the last 365 days there were only about 3,500 views from Ukraine, but, unaccountably, WEIT is to be published in Ukrainian—by NashFormat Publishers. I am pleased, though, because that makes a round total of 15 languages (besides English) into which the book’s been translated. […]

I’m in Hebrew!

I forgot that WEIT was being published in Hebrew—by an Israeli firm called Books in the Attic. At last my people will be able to read it in the original language through which Yahweh transmitted the book to me. Here is the new cover (reversed, of course, because Hebrew is written right to left). I […]

Loosen those wallets

Click to enlarge. What would you give for this, knowing that every penny will go to Doctors Without Borders? (As lagniappe, I’ll throw in a sheet of Steve Weinberg’s mathematical calculations that he doodled during our workship.) More in about four weeks. No bidding yet! Oh, and yes, that’s Baihu’s genuine pawprint (Ben Goren, also […]

If you’re Portuguese. . .

. . . and want a copy of WEIT in your own language, you can order it here from the estimable firm Tinta da China, a Lisbon firm run by three young women. They’re starting a science series (my book is the first) and are also looking for good popular-science books in English to translate […]

WEIT available in the UK via Kindle

Alert reader Michael informs me that WEIT is now available (OUP version) on Kindle in the UK. Amazon.co.uk has it for £5.79. I was amused to see that you can also buy this book too, and for only two pounds 61 pence: Here’s an excerpt: Nierode’s Ph.D. is in engineering, of course, and the title means […]

Book launch, Portugal

My friend Martim Melo sent me three photos he took at the launch of WEIT in Portuguese at the Serralves Foundation in Porto.  Immodestly, I present them here. The book cover is nice: The discussion afterwards, with Nuno Ferrand, my host at the Institute, lasted about an hour. Every single question from the audience was […]

Harcovers of WEIT available again

A while back, Amazon ran out of the hardcover version of WEIT, for —or so I had assumed—hardcover books eventually stop being printed after the paperback is available. In fact, since I had run out of hardcovers for gifts and the like, I had to buy some from used-book dealers. For some reason, though, Amazon […]

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