Steve Jones is a Senior Research Fellow at University College, London and has worked at universities in the USA, Australia and Africa. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1991 and presented a BBC TV series on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He appears frequently on radio and television.
Jones is an excellent writer of popular science, but he is also able to cross over seamlessly into lucid discussions of culture and history * Mail on Sunday * The outcomes are never what anyone could have guessed, and watching Jones unfurl them is spellbinding -- Peter Carey * Sunday Times * [An] erudite mixture of science and history . . . a wide-ranging look at the discoveries of the era * Publishers Weekly * Jones makes his mark as a popular science historian * New Scientist * A wonderful read * Guardian * Every section provides a richly informative guide to the history of a different scientific subject - from evolution to the rise of the potato * Daily Mail * An ingenious guidebook to the scientific past of Paris, written in lucid, erudite prose -- Ruth Scurr * New Statesman *