Brave Genius

Published September 2013, now in paperback


The never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, Jacques Monod and Albert Camus, and a dramatic story of how hardship and courage can inspire genius. Read more...

"This is, in short, a gripping book throughout, and Carroll deserves all praise for his double portrait of two exemplary heroes of conscience and intellect."-The Washington Post
"Suspenseful...Carroll has done some impressive archival digging, turning up fresh and often vivid details"-The New York Times
"Carroll does a masterful job of keeping the many elements together and the story moving"-Nature

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    In a new film, Sean Carroll travels the globe to meet scientists unraveling the causes of two great mass extinctions and investigating whether the planet could be headed for another calamity. Produced by HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios and Holt Productions, Carroll also served as an executive producer.