• "Unnatural is a beautifully written, deeply intelligent book that will force every reader to rethink at least some of their preconceptions"

    Jim Endersby, Sunday Telegraph
  • "The two cultures of science and art are not antagonists, divergent in their aims and mutually unintelligible: they happily cohabit inside Ball's compendious, eclectic head."

    Peter Conrad, Observer
  • "A brave, sane and intellectually nimble account of a topic which only gets more ambiguous with each scientific advance. Unnatural is fascinating and engaging, and a polemic only for cool heads and open hearts when dealing with issues of such serious and profound complexity"

    Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Meticulous, witty and sometimes provocative"

    Patrick Skene Catling, Sunday Times
  • "Labelling Ball a science writer sells his writing short, for its value lies above all in a range that dissolves the awkward silences between science and the larger culture of which it is part."

    Marek Kohn, Independent