by Luke O'Neill
Science is a serious business, right? Wrong. Scientists have been participants
in the best reality show of all time, with all the highs, lows, bust-ups, and
strange personalities of any show on telly today. This hugely accessible history
of science reveals the human stories behind the biggest discoveries.
For example, we meet Charles Darwin as he weighs up the pros and cons of
marrying his cousin: 'constant companion' vs 'less money for books'. Tough call.
To Boldly Go Where No Book Has Gone Before covers everything from space
travel and evolution to alchemy and AI. Written by one of our leading scientists,
this is an insider's account that celebrates the joy of science. It is filled with all
the juicy bits that other histories leave out.
Luke O'Neill is a world-renowned scientist, author and educator, and Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin. He has published over 350 major papers, has 6 major discoveries to his name - including a protein called Mal which is a master switch for immunity - and in 2016 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, which is 'the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar' (Guardian). Luke appears regularly on television and radio, has a weekly column in Ireland's number one Sunday newspaper, the Irish Independent, and in 2021 was the Chair of judges for the Royal Society Science Book Prize. How can Luke ensure that he is in a history of science? Write one. This is that book.
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Date of Publication: 05/10/2023