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Eric Lax
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Eric Lax is the author of medical/science books Life and Death on Ten West, an account of the UCLA bone marrow transplantation unit, as well as Woody Allen: A Biography, each a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat, about the development of penicillin, was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.

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Radiation
What It Is, What You Need to Know
Written by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95

The universe was born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet. Without radiation there would be not life. And yet radiation remains deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Dr. Robert Peter Gale—one of the world’s leading experts on the subject—and Eric Lax set the record straight about... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Radiation
What It Is, What You Need to Know
Written by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $26.95

The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity.

Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Radiation
What It Is, What You Need to Know
Written by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $15.99

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Conversations with Woody Allen
His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking
Written by Eric Lax


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
On Sale: January 13, 2010
Price: $17.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Conversations with Woody Allen
His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking
Written by Eric Lax


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $24.95

In discussions that begin in 1971 and end in 2009, Allen talks about every facet of moviemaking through the prism of his own work as well as the larger world of film, and in so doing reveals an artist’s development over the course of his career. He speaks about his influences... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Faith, Interrupted
A Spiritual Journey
Written by Eric Lax


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.95

Faith, Interrupted is a profoundly personal, deeply felt exploration of the mystery of faith—having it, losing it, hoping for its return.

The son of an Episcopal priest, Eric Lax develops in his youth a deep religious attachment and an acute moral compass—one that he is willing to go to prison for when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Faith, Interrupted

Written by Eric Lax


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $14.99

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