"The most prolific and gifted writer in the [popular science] genre." Peter Forbes, The Author

Why you shouldn't waste too much time fretting over this question. An article for BBC Earth, September 2016. Available here.

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The Unseen - A History of the Invisible

A series of five programmes looking at amazing events and characters from science history, on BBC Radio 4.

They are available for some time on the BBC iPlayer here.