Brian Clegg's most recent books for Icon are Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon and Conundrum. He has also written Big Data and Gravitational Waves for the Hot Science series. He is editor of popularscience.co.uk and blogs at brianclegg.blogspot.com.
What's great about the book overall is both Clegg's gift as a
storyteller - it's just an excellent, pageturning read - and the
way he threads together so many revelations about us as humans, the
sort of thing that you want to share with someone else.
The most interesting part is when the book explores what consciousness is (or, rather, highlights how little we know about it but still shows how much more there is to "us" than the conscious part) and pulls apart the old nature versus nurture debate with some remarkable material on genetics and how the influence of our environment is mathematically chaotic.
*Peet Morris, Times Higher Education*