La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Literary
Country: USA
At La Macina: 2014, 2016

I received a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from St. Louis University in 1973, and I have approximately twenty scientific publications.

In 2006, I began writing history of science and received an appointment at the University of California, Berkeley. I have since published two books: Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry (Oxford University Press, 2008) and American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Cathedrals of Science won the 2008 PROSE prize as the best book on chemistry or physics from an American academic press.


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