The Explorer Gene, is a non-fiction account of the Piccard family: three generations of inventor-explorers who between them have gone higher, deeper and further than anyone before. The book traces their individual exploits, in which they all risked death, and their pioneering science, but also examines their relationships with one another, to try and answer how one family achieves so much. James Cameron, the director and underwater explorer, contributes the foreword.
Tom Cheshire is the associate editor of WIRED magazine, where he edits the Start section and writes long-form features (recent stories include YouTube, Thomas Heatherwick, the affects of digital hyper stimulation on children, Tumblr). In his journalism he writes about the intersection of technology, media and culture. His work has also appeared in the Observer, the Evening Standard, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller.
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