Sam Kean

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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science (Non-Fiction) was the most recently released book by Sam Kean, on July 13th, 2021.

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Sam Kean Stats: The highest rated book by Sam Kean on Book Notification is The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, a Non-Fiction book. The second-highest rated book is Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us, a Non-Fiction book.

The most read book by Sam Kean on Book Notification is The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, a Non-Fiction book. The second most read book is The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science, a Non-Fiction book.

Below is a complete list of Sam Kean books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Best American Science and Nature Writing Books in Publication Order

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Sam Kean: Biography

Sam Kean was born in, Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA.

Sam Kean is probably best known for his Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 6 books available. The first was released in 2010 with the book The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements. The most recently released book was The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science which was released in 2021. There are no upcoming non-fiction books by Sam at this time.

Sam Kean has also written the Best American Science and Nature Writing series which has 12 books including The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011.

Sam Kean: Awards & Accolades

Sam Kean books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Nonfiction, in 2012. The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Nonfiction, in 2014. Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Science and Technology, in 2017.

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  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings Series.

Sam Kean: F.A.Q

Where was Sam Kean Born?

Sam Kean was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA and is American.

What was the first book Sam Kean wrote?

The first novel written by Sam Kean was The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, published in 2010.

What was the most recent book Sam Kean wrote?

His most recently released work was The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science on July 13th, 2021.

Will there be any more books by Sam Kean?

Sam Kean does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Sam Kean written?

Sam Kean has written 7 books. 6 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 1 book in the Best American Science and Nature Writing Series.

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