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Jim Al-Khalili

Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a quantum physicist at the University of Surrey and a regular radio and television broadcaster for the BBC. He is winner of both the Royal Society Michael Faraday medal and the Institute of Physics Kelvin medal for his science communication work. Paradox is his fifth book.

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Life on the Edge
Written by Johnjoe Mcfadden and Jim Al-Khalili
Crown | Hardcover | July 28, 2015
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-98681-8 (0-307-98681-0)

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we... Read more






Paradox
Written by Jim Al-Khalili
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-98679-5 (0-307-98679-9)

A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.

   Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.  These we call paradoxes.  The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds. ... Read more





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