'Eating the Sun' is the story of the discovery of a miracle: the source of life itself. This book explains how biologists discovered photosynthesis and through it found a new understanding of the history of our planet and how life is inconceivable without it. / The extraordinary account of the photosynthesis miracle and how it has worked to create life on our planet for over 2 billion years. / 'Eating the Sun' will provoke a new understanding and awareness of this crucial life-giving phenomenon and change how we view the planet. / Oliver Morton is the author of the much-praised 'Mapping Mars' which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. / 'Eating the Sun' will appeal across the spectrum of popular science interests. / Competition: Simon Singh, Matt Ridley
Oliver Morton is a science writer and journalist. He has written extensively for New Scientist, Nature and a range of National broadsheets.
Praise for 'Mapping Mars': 'A wonderful work of intellectual history and a permanent addition to the Mars bookshelf.' Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the 'Red Mars' trilogy and 'The Years of Rice and Salt' 'Splendid!the best factual book on Mars that money can buy.' New Scientist 'A remarkable book!to read this book is to become infected with a fascinating which I hadn't realised Mars held.' James Hamilton-Patersons, London Review of Books 'A beautifully intelligent meditation on place, and on the paradoxes of place that apply to a place like Mars!it will be around for a long time to come.' Francis Spufford, Evening Standard