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Adam Hart Davis has interviewed some of the most influential scientists and thinkers of our time. In this fascinating insight into modern science he presents the stories behind the science, the difficulties behind the discoveries and the future of the findings, as explained by the people themselves.

Adam Hart Davis talks with:

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Bath, UK)

Sir Michael Berry (Bristol, UK)

Colleen Cavanaugh (Harvard, US)

Richard Dawkins (Oxford, UK) .

Loren Graham (MIT, US)

Richard Gregory (Bristol, UK)

Eric Lander (MIT, US)

Lord May of Oxford (UK)

John Maynard Smith (Sussex, UK)

Rosalind Picard (MIT, US)

Peter Raven (St Louis, US)

Sir Martin Rees (Cambridge, UK)

Eugenie Scott (Oakland, US)

Lewis Wolpert (UCL, UK)


Adam Hart-Davis is a successful freelance broadcaster, writer and photographer.  He is an acclaimed presenter of TV programmes, primarily for the BBC, that make science, technology and history accessible to a wide audience.  Before becoming a presenter he was a TV producer on a wide range of programmes for commercial television.
Adam Hart-Davis holds a Dphil from York University and an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University.  He was educated at Eton College.  He completed three years post doctoral research in Canada and the UK and several years in Oxford University Press before beginning his television career at Yorkshire Television.
Full details of the programmes on which he has worked can be found on his web-site:



Chapter One: Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Chapter Two: Sir Michael Berry.

Chapter Three: Colleen Cavanaugh.

Chapter Four: Richard Dawkins.

Chapter Five: Loren Graham.

Chapter Six: Richard Gregory.

Chapter Seven: Eric Lander.

Chapter Eight: Lord May of Oxford.

Chapter Nine: John Maynard Smith.

Chapter Ten: Rosalind Picard.

Chapter Eleven: Peter Raven.

Chapter Twelve: Sir Martin Rees.

Chapter Thirteen: Eugenie Scott.

Chapter Fourteen: Lewis Wolpert.




"...a good book for anyone who wants to see how real science is done..." (Focus magazine, No.148, March 2005)

"...As well as being stimulating and awe-inspiring, the transcripts are packed with humour and insight..." (South Coast Magazine, February 2005)

"...this wonderfully accessible book brings to life today's most intriguing scientific discoveries, debates and personalities." (Focus, Number 154, 2005)

"...wonderful a library with a shelf for scientists as personalities, this volume merits a place." (Journal Of College Science Teaching, June 2006)