Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science and The Doomsday Book. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.
Published: August 2017
Is running always faster than walking? If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter? Could you survive in a falling elevator by jumping as it hit the ground? Why can't a fly get out of the toilet?
Published: September 2014
Fifty Weapons that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating and beautifully presented guide to the arms and armaments that have had the greatest impact on the development of human civilization.