This looks interesting …

The Science History Institute’s museum, in Philadelphia, USA, is hosting an exhibition all about water. Called Downstream, it’s due to open this autumn (fall) … just when my book Water: A Visual and Scientific History will be hitting the shelves. If I am lucky enough to get across to the USA, I will certainly visit,…

Indus Valley Civilisation

Chapter Two of my upcoming book, “Water: A Visual and Scientific History“, is all about water on Earth: how it got here, how it behaves here and how we interact with it and depend upon it. Towards the end of the chapter, I dwell on the importance of rivers in the development of human civilisation….

The biggest reservoir of water in the Universe

This image shows a quasar that has been found to hold 100 trillion times as much water as all the oceans on Earth. Quasar APM 08279+5255 was discovered in 1998, and features in Chapter One of my upcoming book, “Water a Visual and Scientific History“. The quasar is not host to lakes or rivers of…

My new book coming soon

Following the success of “The Atom – A Visual Tour“, the publishers, MIT Press, decided to commission me to write another title for them. And so, in August 2021, MIT Press are publishing “Water – A Visual and Scientific History“. Follow on Instagram (@water_a_visual_history), Facebook or here on my website for water-related posts, including some…