John Farndon is the author of numerous bestsellers on science, ideas and the natural environment, as well as being a playwright, composer and poet. He has been shortlisted a record five times for the Royal Society Junior Science Book Prize. Do You Think You're Clever? was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Education Award. Canada's Globe and Mail named his Atlas of Oceans as a 2011 top ten science book. He is currently writing The Omnipaedia for Square Peg.
'The book itself is an enormous contribution to knowledge and so interspersed with compelling narratives [...] that it should shoot to the top of any Oxonian Christmas Book List.' -- Richard Lofthouse * Oxford Today * '[This makes it] a great gift book [...] and it will certainly be one I'll be giving to a few people.' -- Brian Clegg * Now Appearing blog *