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Michael White is the author of some twenty-five books, which have appeared in more than 150 editions around the world. His titles include international bestsellers, Stephen Hawking: A Life In Science, Leonardo: The First Scientist, Tolkien: A Biography and The Science of the X-Files. He divides his time between London and Perth, Western Australia.
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The book has a slow start but it's perfectly pitched to make sure you are well and truly hooked when it gallops into an intriguing spy story set during and after WW2. We really enjoyed the blending of real and fictional characters to create an exciting and captivating story with a very different central character, a female sniper with Hollywood looks. If you haven't read any Michael White then this is an excellent place to start as he has five other books waiting for you...
I am really not qualified to judge this book for I am not scientifically minded but if I can be fascinated with the whole concept then those who understand and appreciate it should be riveted. It is the real science behind Dr Who and then some. There are â€˜factsâ€™ on Atlantis, an explanation of Heisenbergâ€™s Uncertainty Principle and other extraordinary topics from aliens and Von Danikenâ€™s theories to telepathy, cybernetics and, of course, time travel. The author did the same sort of thing for the X-Files which is well worth looking at too.
Isaac Newton's influence on our world is immense. He formulated the theory of gravity, devised a radical new theory of light and created a calculus that would revolutionize mathematics. His theory of matter in motion sparked the Industrial Revolution. But there was far more to Newton even than these great discoveries. Opening with an informative foreword by the bestselling author of The Body Bill Bryson, the book is then divided into two parts: a biographical essay that provides a concise overview of Newton's life, upbringing, education and achievements; and a Q&A dialogue based on rigorous research and incorporating Newton's actual spoken or written words whenever possible. Biographer Michael White brings Newton to life through detailed research and giving Newton a free voice to tell you about his unorthodox upbringing, his eminent political career, his bitter feuds with rivals and his secret explorations of the occult.