Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, has just released his newest book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In it, he takes readers to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. The author is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss this new revolution, the changes it is bringing to the world economy and his recent decision to leave Wired to be CEO of his company, 3D Robotics.
If you have a child on your gift list who is a sports fan, or who just wants to know the “why” of everything, we may just have the book for you! Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Why Sports Edition answers questions like why three goals in hockey is called a hat trick; why don’t the Cleveland Browns have a logo on their helmet; and why do golf balls have dimples. One of the book’s editors, Bob Der, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about how all these questions are answered, not just in words, but in photos, illustrations, graphs and more to keep the young ready engaged and entertained.
David Haskell, a professor of biology at the University of the South, has written The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, which details his almost daily visits to a one square meter patch of an old-growth Tennessee forest in order to trace the daily changes, and the comings and goings of the seasons, wildlife