• Philip Ball, like Levi, displays a polymath’s enthusiasm for knowledge of all kinds, and writes of science with humility and intelligent generosity.

    Ian Thomson, Telegraph
  • Ball's fascinating book revels not just in the experiments of these early scientists, but also in their humanity, foibles and passions

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • A wonderfully nuanced and wise study of the scientific revolution

  • Fascinating

    Daily Telegraph
  • Philip Ball’s scintillating history of curiosity brims with treats

    Nature Magazine

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