Joel Achenbach

Joel Achenbach is a reporter for "The Washington Post", and the author of six previous books, including "The Grand Idea", "Captured by Aliens" and "Why Things Are". He started the "Washington "Post's"" first blog, Achenblog, and has worked on the newspaper's national Style magazine and Outlook staffs. He regularly contributes science articles to "National Geographic". A native of Gainesville, Florida and a 1982 graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and...See more