By Tom Clynes
“The impressive tale of an improbable boy . . . the realm that opens as much as us via his tale is either attention-grabbing and somewhat terrifying . . . yet in an effective way. You won’t manage to stroll clear of this tale.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love
“Imagine if sketch whiz child Jimmy Neutron have been genuine and had a brainchild with MacGyver and his early life acquired instructed as a rollicking bildungsroman approximately American prodigies and DIY nuclear reactors—well, that’s this book.” —Jack Hitt, writer of Bunch of Amateurs
by way of the age of 9, Taylor Wilson had mastered the technology of rocket propulsion. At 11, his grandmother’s melanoma prognosis encouraged him to enquire new how you can produce scientific isotopes. And through fourteen, Wilson had equipped a 500-million-degree reactor and develop into the youngest individual in historical past to accomplish nuclear fusion. How may anyone so younger in achieving rather a lot, and what can Wilson’s tale educate mom and dad and lecturers approximately the way to help high-achieving kids?
In The Boy Who performed with Fusion, technology journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor’s impressive journey—from his Arkansas domestic, to a distinct public highschool only for educational superstars, to the current, while Wilson is designing units to avoid terrorists from delivery radioactive fabric and encouraging a brand new new release to tackle the demanding situations of science.
“Clynes courses us on an engrossing trip to the outer nation-states of technology and parenting. The Boy Who performed with Fusion is an interesting exploration of ‘giftedness’ and all its consequences.” —Paul Greenberg, writer of Four Fish and American Catch
“An crucial contribution to our realizing of an important underlying questions on the improvement of giftedness, expertise, creativity, and intelligence.” —Psychology Today