Tomorrow (er, later today) afternoon, I’m having lunch with renowned science journalist David Quammen, author most recently of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin. (For more on Quammen and a bibliography, see here.)
Reluctant is an entry in Norton’s "Great Discoveries" series, meant to be short, brisk, accessible works on topics of scientific import. It is all those things, but never cursory. It never feels dumbed down. I highly recommend it.
Also check out this interview he did with Salon. It touches on some of the animal welfare issues discussed here recently.
So, anyhoo … what should I ask him?