BOOKS

Science(ish)

Rick Edwards Michael Brooks

RRP: £12.99

5 October 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492210

RRP: £8.99

5 October 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492227

Just like you, Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards have watched movies and been sucked into those fictional worlds. Unlike you, they’ve written an amusing book exploring and unpicking these much-loved stories, revealing the science within.

Based on their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to an iconic movie, and seeks to answer the key questions arising from it. From Jurassic Park (Could we ever bring back extinct species?) to The Matrix (Is it possible we’re living in a computer simulation?), this is a wild ride through modern astrophysics, biology, neuroscience, behavioural science, technology, and lots of other -ologies. Highly designed throughout and illustrated throughout, this hilarious, informative book is an essential gift for your inner geek (or least one you know).

REVIEWS

Fascinating and hilarious. What a wonderful book. Rick and Michael take you on a whirlwind guide around the science you don't know and the movies that you do. You will feel cleverer after reading this.
Richard Osman, co-host of Pointless

If you are a geek, a film buff, curious or simply want to know whether you still get BO in space, this is the book you have got to have.
Kate Humble – BBC TV presenter and author of Humble by Nature

Deeply funny, academically accomplished, and unfalteringly engaging. Entertaining as it may be, it's difficult to escape the fact that Edwards and Brooks have just made the world of popular science much harder work for the rest of us.
Ben Miller - comedian and author of It’s Not Rocket Science

Informative and captivating... Cult podcasters Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards lead a jolly romp through the borderlands of research, sci-fi and movies.
Roger Highfield – Director of External affairs at the Science Museum and former editor of the New Scientist

A terrific, engaging read that brings to life some of the fascinating science that lies behind the movies.
Johnjoe McFadden, Professor of Genetics, University of Surrey

As a series, it works beautifully...delivered with both enthusiasm and a reassuring dose of scepticism.
The Financial Times on the Science(ish) podcast