Professor of Science Communication Lewis Dartnell’s new publication has gained notable commendations from The Times, including top History book of 2019 and featuring in the 100 best summer reads of 2019.

Front cover of the Origins book

In his newly published book ORIGINS: How the Earth Made Us, Sunday Times bestselling author Professor Lewis Dartnell discusses how elements of the Earth have impacted human history and the evolving world we live in. In his work, he draws upon a variety of examples including how the Himalayas are connected to the orbit of the Earth.

Following publication by Penguin Random House, Professor Dartnell’s book has been praised by several renowned media outlets. Most recently, ORIGINS has been named the top History book of 2019 by The Times, as well as featuring in the top 100 best summer reads of 2019

Discussing the book, The Times wrote “Origins is one of those rare books that dissolves mystery through the steady application of sublime lucidity…Dartnell understands geology, geography, anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology astronomy and history. That’s quite an achievement, but what makes him special is the way he communicates the interconnectedness of these disciplines in a clear, logical and entertaining way…superb.”
 

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