Joel Levy

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science and The Doomsday Book. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.


Books by Joel Levy

Instant Engineering

Published: June 2020

Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes engineering interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know - and more - is here.


Published: December 2018

An in-depth biography of the man behind the famous scientist, revealing his unique perspective on the world, as well as contextualizing his intellectual achievements. Illustrated throughout with photographs of Hawking and documents showing his scientific research.

Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History

Published: September 2014

Fifty Weapons that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating and beautifully presented guide to the arms and armaments that have had the greatest impact on the development of human civilization.

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