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Philip Ball

Philip Ball is a freelance writer and broadcaster whose many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture include Bright Earth , Curiosity , Patterns in Nature , How to Grow a Human , The Modern Myths , and, most recently, The Elements , all also published by the University of Chicago Press. His book Critical Mass won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. Ball is also a presenter of Science Stories , the BBC Radio 4 series on the history of science. He trained...See more