Brian Clegg's books

By Popular Science

By Popular Science

Brian Clegg is an award-winning British science writer and public speaker who has written over 40 popular science books and a growing range of novels. Find out more at Brian's website www.brianclegg.net

What Do You Think You Are?: The Science of What Makes You You

Brian Clegg

£12.99 £12.08

An entertaining tour through the science of what makes you you. From the atomic level, through life and energy to genetics and personality, it explores how the billions of particles which make up you – your DNA, your skin, your memories – have come to be.

What Do You Think You Are?: The Science of What Makes You You

Brian Clegg

£9.99 £9.29

Now in paperback: An entertaining tour through the science of what makes you you. From the atomic level, through life and energy to genetics and personality, it explores how the billions of particles which make up you – your DNA, your skin, your memories – have come to be.

Conundrum: Crack the Ultimate Cipher Challenge

Brian Clegg

£8.99 £8.36

With a focus on ciphers and codebreaking, Conundrum contains twenty sections, each built around a specific subject from music to literature, physics to politics. To take on Conundrum you need good general knowledge and the ability to think laterally. But if you need help, there are plenty of hints to point you in the right direction.

Cracking Quantum Physics

Brian (Author) Clegg

£14.99 £13.94

Enter the invisible world of sub-atomic physics and discover the very core of existence. Cracking Quantum Physics takes you through every area of particle physics to clearly explain how our world was, and is, created, and breaks down the most complex theories into easily understandable elements.

Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: The Life and Science of James Clerk Maxwell

Brian Clegg

£9.99 £9.29

Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncovered the way gases behave. And, most significantly, he transformed the way physics was undertaken in his explanation of the interaction of electricity and magnetism, revealing the nature of light and laying the groundwork for everything from Einstein’s special relativity to modern electronics.

Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: The Life and Science of James Clerk Maxwell

Brian Clegg

£16.98 £15.79

Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncovered the way gases behave. And, most significantly, he transformed the way physics was undertaken in his explanation of the interaction of electricity and magnetism, revealing the nature of light and laying the groundwork for everything from Einstein’s special relativity to modern electronics.

The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

Brian Clegg

£9.99 £9.29

The Stone Age, the Iron Age, the Steam and Electrical Ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the Quantum Age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small.

Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe

Brian Clegg

£8.99 £8.36

In Dice World, we take an incredible trip around our random universe, uncovering the truths and lies behind probability and statistics, explaining how chaotic intervention is behind every great success in business, and demonstrating the possibilities quantum mechanics has given us for creating unbreakable ciphers and undergoing teleportation.

Inflight Science: A Guide to the World from Your Airplane Window

Brian Clegg

£8.99 £8.36

'He still managed to surprise me with something new on every page. With this book in hand, we have all we need to set off on our next flight with our eyes open to the sheer wonder of what is involved.' Alain de Botton

A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

Brian Clegg

£8.99 £8.36

In this highly entertaining and stimulating history, Brian Clegg takes us on a tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate, from Archimedes counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite.

Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide

Brian Clegg and Oliver Pugh

£7.99 £7.43

Graphic guide introduction to this most mind-boggling of topics.

How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?: The Ultimate Science Quiz Book

Brian Clegg

£7.99 £7.43

In How Many Moons, Brian produces two full scale quizzes of eight rounds each purely on science questions. Not the kind of boring questions you got asked at school - these are questions to intrigue and delight.