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Reviews

  • This treasure trove of a book puts the case persuasively and compellingly that modern science did not develop solely in Europe. Hugely important

    Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox
  • This perspective-shattering book challenges our Eurocentric narrative by spotlighting the work of historically neglected scientists

    Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, 'Editor's Choice'
  • Brilliant . . . In this revolutionary and revelatory book, James Poskett not only gives us a truly worldwide history of science, but explains how international connections have stimulated scientific advances through time

    Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors
  • From palatial Aztec botanic gardens to Qing Dynasty evolutionary theories, Horizons upends traditional accounts of the history of science, showing how curiosity and intellectual exploration was, and is, a global phenomenon

    Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred
  • Remarkable. Challenges almost everything we know about science in the West

    Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in 12 Maps
  • A useful corrective that brings us closer to a more accurate history of Western science - one which recognises Europe, not as exceptional, but as learning from the world

    Angela Saini, author of Superior
  • The righting of the historical record makes Horizons a deeply satisfying read. We learn about a fascinating group of people engaged in scientific inquiry all over the world. Even more satisfyingly, Horizons demonstrates that the most famous scientists - Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein among them - couldn't have made their discoveries without the help of their global contacts

    Valerie Hansen, author of The Year 1000
  • A provocative examination of major contributions to science made outside Europe and the USA, from ancient to modern times, explained in relation to global historical events. I particularly enjoyed the stories of individuals whose work tends to be omitted from standard histories of science

    Ian Stewart, author of Significant Figures
  • A wonderful, timely reminder that scientific advancement is, and has always been, a global endeavour

    Patrick Roberts, author of Jungle
  • This is the kind of history we need: it opens our eyes to the ways in which what we know today has been uncovered thanks to a worldwide team effort

    Michael Scott, author of Ancient Worlds

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