De Pree, Christopher G. 1966-

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De Pree, Christopher G. 1966-
(Christopher Gordon De Pree)


Born September 30, 1966, in Hong Kong (now part of China); son of Gordon (a teacher) and Lenore (an oil painter and writer; maiden name, Vogel) De Pree; married Julia Knowlton (a professor and writer), June 24, 1999; children: Claire Marguerite, Madeleine Marie.Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Duke University, B.S., 1988; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 1996. Politics:Democrat. Religion: Presbyterian.


Office—Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer and educator. National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM, research associate, 1994-96; Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, associate professor, 1996—.


American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science.


(With Alan Axelrod) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, Alpha Books (Indianapolis, IN), 1998, 3rd edition, 2004.

(With Kevin Marvel and Alan Axelrod) Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2002.

(Coeditor) The Van Nostrand Concise Encyclopedia of Science, Wiley Interscience (Hoboken, NJ), 2003.

(Author of revision) Ira Maximilian Freeman, Physics Made Simple, 2nd edition, Broadway Books (New York, NY), 2004.

Seven Astronomical Events That Will Change Your Life, Pi Press (New York, NY), 2005.


Christopher G. De Pree told CA: "One of my motivations in writing is to try to convey my excitement about science in general and specifically about astronomy to nonscientists. I also try to find connections between astronomy and other disciplines whenever I can."



Astronomy, August, 2002, Andrew S. Fazekas, review of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, p. 82.

Booklist, August, 2003, review of Van Nostrand's Concise Encyclopedia of Science, p. 2029.

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