First of a few pages about stuff I've done - if I don't tell you, who else will?
British Council 2009. This is the text of the Darwin Year travelling exhibition, but as it runs to 60 pages and looks beautiful, I'm counting it as a book now it has been printed separately. Not for sale but if you ask the BC nicely they may give you a copy, and downloadable as a PDF (see recent writings for link).
Evans Bros. A book for use in the classroom - aimed at 12-14 year-olds. It was tricky thinking how to discuss social impacts of technology for this audience...
The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning
2007Like it says, a Rough Guide. Co-written with Dr Jess Buxton, geneticist, science writer and wonderwoman.
Engaging Science: Thoughts, deeds, analysis, actions
2007 (edited)A Wellcome Trust Project, aiming to sum up what has been learnt from the last ten years of science engagement efforts. Their subtitle was longer than mine... I pulled together the contributors and wrote the last chapter. You can download the result from here.
Terra Incognita – a interface entre ciencia e publico.
2005Rio da Janeiro, Casa da Ciencia. (edited with Luisa Massarani and Ildeu de Castro Moreira),
A science communication reader, sadly only available in the Brazilian variant of Portuguese.
Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists’ Diaries2003.
Tries to convey what life is really like in the lab, and in the field.
This collection I edited for the Gulbenkian Foundation was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Lovelock and Gaia: Signs of Life.2003.
Icon Books, published in the US by Columbia University press, 2004.
A review of Jim L's life and work - and of the beginnings of Earth systems science. I also edited the series of science history books in which this little volume appeared, so I suppose I commissioned myself...
A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science2001
Faber, edited with Maurice Riordan. Faber, 2001.
A pet project of mine and Maurice's for years, which Faber finally agreed to let us do! The cover doesn't actually look like this, which has strayed onto Amazon and other sites by PTC2E (see Haroun and the Sea of Stories for expansion of the acronym)
Hutchinson Trends in Science: Medicine Health Science
Helicon Books. A whole century in a book, which I edited and introduced.
Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Science, genetics and popular culture.1998.
Yale. Winner of the BMA prize for Popular Medical Book of the Year.
Despite the award, (thanks), still my main claim to academic fame.
1984 (no pic until I wake up my old scanner)
An anglo-makeover of a French project which I edited for Pluto Press. I seem to recall I ended up (re)writing quite a lot of it.
Ancient history; cool format for 1984.