Vince Beiser

  • Sand
  • Environment
  • Glass
  • Concrete
  • Rare earths
  • construction
  • cities

Expert Credentials

Award-winning journalist and author and TEDx speaker


Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist and author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.” The book was a finalist for a 2019 PEN America award and a California Book Award and has been translated into five languages. Vince is currently at work on a new book, “Power Metal”, about the scientists, entrepreneurs, start-ups and giant corporations, from sea-mining millionaires to African waste-pickers, that are working on wildly innovative ways to extract the increasingly scarce natural resources needed to feed the global hunger for high technology and renewable energy, ushering in an era that promises to be as transformative as those of coal and oil.