Jo Marchant - Author

About the Author

Jo Marchant is Opinion Editor at New Scientist magazine. She has a PhD in medical microbiology and has been a science journalist for nine years. She spent three years of that as an editor at the journal Nature, and her articles have also appeared in the Guardian and The Economist. She lives with her boyfriend in Brixton, London.

Featured books by Jo Marchant

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Author: Jo Marchant Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies far more profoundly than previously thought, there is now great promise too.

Other books by Jo Marchant

Cure A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body

Cure A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body

Author: Jo Marchant Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE ALL IN THE MIND? - Can meditation fend off dementia? - Can the smell of lavender affect the immune system? - Can your thoughts ease physical pain? In Cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of mind-body medicine, asking how the brain can heal the body and how we can all make changes to keep ourselves healthier.

Cure

Cure

Author: Jo Marchant Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2016

The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies quite profoundly, there is now great promise too. Jo Marchant attempts to use scientific research to find out if alternative medicines work, if our thoughts, beliefs and emotions influence our physical health and can we train our brains to heal our bodies?

Cure A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body

Cure A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body

Author: Jo Marchant Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies far more profoundly than previously thought, there is now great promise too. In her eye-opening new book, Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific research and asks: - Are those who turn to alternative medicine deluded, or are they on to something? - Can our thoughts, beliefs and emotions influence our physical health? - Can we train our brains to heal our bodies? CURE takes us on a remarkable journey and offers a new and thought-provoking view of what it means to be human.

Shadow King

Shadow King

Author: Jo Marchant Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun's desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut's mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king's tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy's storyeven more dramatic than King Tut's lifebegan.The mummy's ';afterlife' is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy's story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to today's high-tech scans in volatile modern Egypt, Marchant introduces us to the brilliant and sometimes flawed people who have devoted their lives to revealing the mummy's secrets, unravels the truth behind the hyped-up TV documentaries, and explains what science can and can't tell us about King Tutankhamun.

Decoding the Heavens A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets

Decoding the Heavens A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets

Author: Jo Marchant Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2010

In Decoding the Heavens , Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.

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