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.
Published: January 2021
Case studies of 14 major incidents unravel the science, politics and cultural significance of nuclear power.
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: October 2019
The iconic futurist artist and designer Syd Mead once described science fiction as 'reality ahead of schedule'. In From Science Fiction to Science Fact, Levy explores the visions of the writers, futurists and far-sighted inventors who made those realities.
Published: September 2019
Reveals the unorthodox and groundbreaking science that inspired Mary Shelley and how her terrible creation sparked scientific debate on the power of technology. Offers a fascinating insight into the Gothic creativity and genius of the age.
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.
Published: March 2018
Puts maths firmly in a 'real world' context, in which you can see how philosophers and mathematicians were attempting to solve everyday problems and mysteries.
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.