By Tom Clynes
“The extraordinary tale of an out of this world boy . . . the realm that opens as much as us via his tale is either interesting and a bit terrifying . . . yet in a great way. You won’t be ready to stroll clear of this tale.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love
“Imagine if caricature whiz child Jimmy Neutron have been genuine and had a brainchild with MacGyver and his youth obtained advised as a rollicking bildungsroman approximately American prodigies and DIY nuclear reactors—well, that’s this book.” —Jack Hitt, writer of Bunch of Amateurs
via the age of 9, Taylor Wilson had mastered the technology of rocket propulsion. At 11, his grandmother’s melanoma analysis encouraged him to enquire new how you can produce scientific isotopes. And via fourteen, Wilson had outfitted a 500-million-degree reactor and turn into the youngest individual in historical past to accomplish nuclear fusion. How may perhaps anyone so younger in attaining lots, and what can Wilson’s tale educate mom and dad and academics approximately the way to help high-achieving kids?
In The Boy Who performed with Fusion, technology journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor’s remarkable journey—from his Arkansas domestic, to a different public highschool only for educational superstars, to the current, whilst Wilson is designing units to avoid terrorists from transport radioactive fabric and encouraging a brand new iteration to tackle the demanding situations of science.
“Clynes publications us on an engrossing trip to the outer geographical regions of technology and parenting. The Boy Who performed with Fusion is an engaging exploration of ‘giftedness’ and all its consequences.” —Paul Greenberg, writer of Four Fish and American Catch
“An crucial contribution to our knowing of an important underlying questions on the improvement of giftedness, expertise, creativity, and intelligence.” —Psychology Today