Joel Levy

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science and The Doomsday Book. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.


Books by Joel Levy


Published: January 2021

Case studies of 14 major incidents unravel the science, politics and cultural significance of nuclear power.

Instant Engineering

Published: June 2020

Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes engineering interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know - and more - is here.

From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Published: October 2019

The iconic futurist artist and designer Syd Mead once described science fiction as 'reality ahead of schedule'. In From Science Fiction to Science Fact, Levy explores the visions of the writers, futurists and far-sighted inventors who made those realities.


Published: December 2018

An in-depth biography of the man behind the famous scientist, revealing his unique perspective on the world, as well as contextualizing his intellectual achievements. Illustrated throughout with photographs of Hawking and documents showing his scientific research.

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