About Me

My name is David J. Kent. I am a scientist, a traveler, and an Abraham Lincoln historian.

Want to know more about famous scientists? I am the author of five books on Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln.

Want to experience more of the world? I have traveled to over 45 countries (with more on the way).

Want to know more about Abraham Lincoln? I am an independent historian.

2015 SETAC AwardOver a thirty-five year scientific career I have been a marine biologist, an environmental toxicologist, and a national and international consultant. I have been President of three different scientific organizations, chaired many scientific groups and conferences, and won awards for my scientific work. During this time I have also been an independent Abraham Lincoln historian and currently serve as the Vice President for Programs for the Lincoln Group of DC.

Throughout my professional years I wrote – technical reports, peer-reviewed science papers, scientific analyses for work; newsletters, web articles, and now blogs for my interests. To that I can add some published photography and a photo book. And now the Tesla, Edison, and Lincoln books. More books are in the pipeline.

Kent in a Bottle
The common theme of all of my writings is a desire to communicate science and history to the general public. In part I do this as a fun way to express my love of travel, such as asking whether Galileo actually did drop balls from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and if he did, was someone at the bottom to catch them?


So please join me on my travels. Look around the web site. Like my Facebook page. And if you have any questions, feel free to send me a note.

Wondering about the cover photos?  Yes, I took them.  Check here for a description of the location and stories.

Need to email me?  Write to davidjkent.writer AT gmail DOT com.

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