By Tom Clynes
“The striking tale of an improbable boy . . . the area that opens as much as us via his tale is either interesting and just a little terrifying . . . yet in a great way. You won’t manage 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 acquired advised as a rollicking bildungsroman approximately American prodigies and DIY nuclear reactors—well, that’s this book.” —Jack Hitt, writer of Bunch of Amateurs
through the age of 9, Taylor Wilson had mastered the technological know-how of rocket propulsion. At 11, his grandmother’s melanoma analysis encouraged him to enquire new how you can produce clinical isotopes. And via fourteen, Wilson had outfitted a 500-million-degree reactor and turn into the youngest individual in background to accomplish nuclear fusion. How may possibly a person so younger in attaining rather a lot, and what can Wilson’s tale train 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 outstanding journey—from his Arkansas domestic, to a special 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 courses us on an engrossing trip to the outer geographical regions 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 knowing of an important underlying questions about the advance of giftedness, expertise, creativity, and intelligence.” —Psychology Today