Brian Clegg is a science writer. He runs popularscience.co.uk and his most recent book was Armageddon Science (St Martin's Press, 2010).
'We should be grateful for this book from Brian Clegg, an unabashed aircraft geek ... 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, Mail on Sunday 'Inflight Science, by Brian Clegg, is essentially an eye-spy book for adults ... The great strength of the book is its ability to pull out from the mundane experiences of modern air travel - the contrails and cumulonimbus, the security scanners and salted snacks - to explain a wider technical point' The Times