THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE & THE ENCHANTMENT OF WORDS

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MattKaplanBookScience, magic, words, love potions, we cover them all Wednesday, December 9, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is the esteemed science correspondent with The Economist and author of a fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS, Matt Kaplan, and the venerated executive editor of the AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY out with their 500 new words of 2015, Steve Kleinelder.

MattKaplanhimselfMatt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has contributed weekly articles to its science and technology section for a decade. He has also written for National Geographic, Nature, and the New York Times. Kaplan takes us on a tour across the world to explore the nexus between science and magic in his fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS.

AmericanDcitinaryBookSteve Kleinedler is executive editor of the reference group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY and Webster’s New World reference works. Steve earned a BA in linguistics from Northwestern University and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago for linguistics. A professional lexicographer, he familiarizes himself with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, researches and analyzes new developments and usage, and works with expert consultants to ensure that the content of the dictionaries is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible. So, what’s new in 2015? A lot, as you’ll soon discover.

AmericanDictinarySteveKleinederhimselfThe magic of science and the enchantment of words Wednesday, December 9, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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