My Books

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13 Journeys Through Space and Time: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

Foreword by British astronaut Tim Peake

“Joyous” – Stanfords

“Handsome and insightful” – Waterstones

“Extra special. An excellent book” –  One Giant Read

Released: November 2016
Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books

The Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution have been a staple of the festive period for nearly two hundred years. I look back at thirteen of the lectures covering our understanding of the universe, delving into the historical archives to chart our changing understanding of the cosmos.

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The Geek Guide to Life

“[The authors] have left no stone unturned in their scientific guide to life’s problems” – BBC Focus

“This book promises & delivers… it is also by turns fascinating and funny” – Geek Syndicate


Released: October 2016
Publisher: Andre Deutsch

A quirky, fun-filled look at the wackier things that scientists are discovering about modern life. Packed full of research-backed life hacks and tips including how to get ahead at work, having successful relationships and excelling at sport.

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Physics in 100 Numbers

“This is without doubt one of the best of the breed” – Brian Clegg

Released: June 2015
Publisher: Apple Press

A bitesized guide to the theories, experiments and mysteries in modern physics through 100 important numbers and constants. The topics covered range from quantum physics and relativity to astronomy and particle physics.

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Why Space Matters to Me

Featured in The Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books Summer 2015

“[An] excellent book – every Primary School and Secondary School on this planet needs it” Amazon reviewer


Released: May 2015
Publisher: Red Shed

I explore how space affects our daily lives. From tracking time to harnessing the Sun’s energy, avoiding falling space junk to useful technology originally invented for space use, it’s my manifesto for why we should all care about what’s above our heads (ages 8+).

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The Big Questions in Science

“Exciting, mind-expanding and accessible” – Amazon Reviewer

Released: September 2013
Publisher: Andre Deutsch (Carlton Books)

With my co-authors I take on some of biggest topics in modern science, including dark matter & energy, exoplanets, antimatter, parallel universes, time travel, alien life and black holes.

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Big History

Released: October 2016

From the formation of our universe to now, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Big History brings together an incredible range of perspectives, using multiple disciplines including physics and sociology to bring us the story of 13.8 billion years of remarkable history.

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The Planets

Released: September 2014

A beautifully illustrated guide to the solar system. I wrote the Sun chapter, including its structure, fierce storms & magnetic cycle, as well as the missions that have been sent to explore it.

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