• A beautifully written book – informative and entertaining

    Piers Paul Read, Spectator
  • Fascinating… Snake Dance is nothing less than the biography of nuclear power, the most awesome force humanity has yet unleashed upon the planet

    Peter Whittakar, New Internationalist
  • [Patrick Marnham’s] mastery of a vast trove of material makes him an erudite travel companion…perennially eager to poke about in radiation zones armed only with a wonky Geiger counter and a paper mask

    Matthew Green, Literary Review
  • The travel writing is first class… [A] thrillingly ominous account

  • A superb book on the genesis and use of the atomic bomb


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