“... the world is connected, ultimately we all share a fate.”

Jo Marchant

We connected with Jo Marchant, science writer and author of The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars, a book that seeks to restore our age-old relationship with celestial cycles and the night sky — powerful forces that have shaped our art, religious beliefs, social status, scientific advances, and even our biology.

“With whirlwind curiosity and gripping storytelling, Marchant takes us on a trip through time and space, pointing out how our perceptions of the heavens have informed every step of our evolution as a civilization. Dazzling and profound, The Human Cosmos is a skyward gaze at the void we can never stop trying to fathom.” — NPR Book Concierge

Purchase The Human Cosmos from the independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza: https://www.bhny.com/book/9780593183014

Based in London, Jo Marchant earned a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She previously worked as a senior editor at New Scientist and Nature.

Her books tackle the story of humanity, from the wonders of ancient civilizations to the mysteries of our bodies and brains.

Get to know Jo Marchant and watch her YouTube presentation “How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body” at The Conversation.

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