Michael Brooks - Author

About the Author

Michael Brooks, who has a PhD in quantum physics, is a consultant for New Scientist. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent and Observer.

Featured books by Michael Brooks

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook is a science book with the panache of a novel, for readers of Carlo Rovelli or Umberto Eco. It is a work of and about genius.

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

 Through eleven radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our history of the universe, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials means that many of the drugs we use are less effective on women than men and more likely to have adverse effects, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out if there is such a thing as the will to live. When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But today more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been shaken apart. As Michael Brooks reveals, the best science is about open-mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of 13 Things that Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Through eleven radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our history of the universe, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials means that many of the drugs we use are less effective on women than men and more likely to have adverse effects, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out if there is such a thing as the will to live. When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But today more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been shaken apart. As Michael Brooks reveals, the best science is about open-mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.

Other books by Michael Brooks

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability, and the new physics of the universe

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability, and the new physics of the universe

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2018

A Daily Telegraph book of the year. This is a landmark in science writing that resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors, and popes, and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics. The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook, like Jerome, has multiple occupations: it is at once a biography, a history of science, an explanation of quantum theory, and an engrossing story which reads like the best kind of novel. It is a science book like no other about a scientist like no other.

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook is a science book with the panache of a novel, for readers of Carlo Rovelli or Umberto Eco. It is a work of and about genius.

Agenda: the Gentlemen's Planner for a Successful Day (Black)

Agenda: the Gentlemen's Planner for a Successful Day (Black)

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2017

I created this 90 day planner for me...and for you. Those of us who are in the process of being a better version of ourselves.

Agenda: the Gentlemen's Planner for a Successful Day

Agenda: the Gentlemen's Planner for a Successful Day

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2017

I created this 90 day planner for me...and for you. Those of us who are in the process of being a better version of ourselves.

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

 Through eleven radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our history of the universe, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials means that many of the drugs we use are less effective on women than men and more likely to have adverse effects, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out if there is such a thing as the will to live. When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But today more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been shaken apart. As Michael Brooks reveals, the best science is about open-mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.

At the Edge of Uncertainty

At the Edge of Uncertainty

Author: Michael Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2015

The bestselling author of Free Radicals takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the most controversial areas of modern scienceThe atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection-all are ideas that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, bestselling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our story of how the cosmos came to be, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how it's time to redress the gender imbalance in clinical trials, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out whether the universe really is like a computer or if the flow of time is a mere illusion.

Developing Swimmers A Comprehensive Programme for Identifying, Training, and Coaching Excellence

Developing Swimmers A Comprehensive Programme for Identifying, Training, and Coaching Excellence

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2011

Talent, skill and a passion to compete, these are the characteristics that define elite-level swimmers. As the sport's best coaches know, even the most gifted of athletes won't develop these traits without a plan and one that recognises talent, develops skills and nurtures success. Developing Swimmers is the only book to offer a comprehensive, long-term plan beginning at an age-group level. Renowned coach Michael Brooks shares the insights, secrets and strategies that have transformed his athletes and swim teams from novice competitors to distinguished champions.

Entanglement

Entanglement

Author: Michael Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2010

Nathaniel Virgo is a London based journalist who has recently been asked to cover the science beat by his editor at the Herald. Rather reluctantly, he attends a Quantum conference in Baltimore and is given a disk by a scientist he doesn't know. On his return to London he discovers that the man who gave him the disk has died. As Virgo investigates the story, he discovers that the Quantum computer -,a computer that can break any code in the world in the matter of seconds -,might not only exist, but may be in danger in falling into criminal hands. And Virgo is the one who holds the keys to the kingdom with his encrypted disk as he uncovers a trail of corruption that leads all the way to halls of American power.

Planning Theory for Practitioners

Planning Theory for Practitioners

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2002

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, the author bridges the gap between theory and practice. The author describes an original approach-Feedback Strategy-that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big difference: it not only acknowledges but welcomes politics-the bogeyman of real-world planning. Don't hold your nose or look the other way, the author advises planners, but use politics to your own advantage. The author admits that most of the time planning theory doesn't have much to do with planning practice. These ideas rooted in the planner's real world are different. This strategy employs everyday poltiical processes to advance planning, trusts planners' personal values and professional ethics, and depends on their ability to help clients articulate a vision. This volume will encourage not only veteran planners searching for a fresh approach, but also students and recent graduates dismayed by the gap between academic theory and actual practice.

Planning Theory for Practitioners

Planning Theory for Practitioners

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2002

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, the author bridges the gap between theory and practice. The author describes an original approach-Feedback Strategy-that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big difference: it not only acknowledges but welcomes politics-the bogeyman of real-world planning. Don't hold your nose or look the other way, the author advises planners, but use politics to your own advantage. The author admits that most of the time planning theory doesn't have much to do with planning practice. These ideas rooted in the planner's real world are different. This strategy employs everyday poltiical processes to advance planning, trusts planners' personal values and professional ethics, and depends on their ability to help clients articulate a vision. This volume will encourage not only veteran planners searching for a fresh approach, but also students and recent graduates dismayed by the gap between academic theory and actual practice.

Quantum Computing and Communications

Quantum Computing and Communications

Author: Michael Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/1999

The first handbook to provide a comprehensive inter-disciplinary overview of QCC. It includes peer-reviewed definitions of key terms such as Quantum Logic Gates, Error Correction, Quantum Dots, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Quantum Holography, and Quantum Cryptography. There are also reports on major application areas, principles of QCC, and targets, benchmarks and challenges, making this an invaluable buy for any university department with this exciting new topic in its curriculum. It equally provides a unique overview of a fast-moving and multidisciplinary topic for researchers, students, lecturers, and even the interested amateur.

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