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Reviews

  • Superb . . . Poskett rightly highlights the shamefully overlooked contributions of Indian, Chinese and Japanese scientists

    Stephen Bleach, Sunday Times
  • A fundamental retelling of the story of science . . . Poskett deftly blends the achievements of little-known figures into the wider history of science . . . brims with clarity

    Chris Allnutt, Financial Times
  • European scientists for centuries served the political goals of empire building, which was based on slave trading, military power, oppression and violence . . . Poskett hopes for a future where the historic truth about how scientific progress has been made is universally accepted, where all cultures are valued, and where global scientific collaboration unleashes the creativity to solve problems such as climate change

    Sean Duke, Irish Times
  • Horizons shows that the story of science has always been a planetary one: a non-linear process of cross-fertilisation, competition, cooperation and conflict . . . What makes the book so engrossing is that Poskett's grasp of historical contexts is as firm as his scientific knowledge

    Matthew d'Ancona, Tortoise
  • 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
  • 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
  • Poskett's book is invaluable, an important and timely reminder that the world we live in has never been small or unknown, but that sharing knowledge, as well as credit, and working together, is the key to a better future

    Matt Lewis, History Hit
  • 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
  • This perspective-shattering book challenges our Eurocentric narrative by spotlighting the work of historically neglected scientists

    Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, 'Editor's Choice'

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