• "A delight. Popular science doesn't come much better than this"

  • "Barrow brings his charm and wit to provide an account that is highly engaging"

  • "Science writing at its best. A cutting-edge scientist and a proven writer tackles a subject of infinite fascination. As page-turning as a detective story"

    Good Book Guide
  • "If you enjoy a good intellectual wrestle, this book is for you"

    Daily Mail