TIM JAMES is a science teacher and populariser, YouTuber, blogger and Instagrammer. His YouTube videos have been viewed over 410,000 times and his website receives over 2,000 hits a week. He has regularly appeared on BBC Radio as a science consultant, as well as writing an article for BBC Science Focus magazine on Quantum Field Theory. Selected media appearances can be found at: https://www.timjamesscience.com/media-and-appearances.html Raised by missionaries in Nigeria, he fell in love with science at the age of fifteen and refuses to get over his infatuation. Since graduating with a Master's degree in chemistry, specialising in computational quantum mechanics, he has devoted himself to teaching. His first book, Elemental: How the Periodic Table Now Explains (Nearly) Everything was selected by the Daily Mail as one of the best books of 2018, his second, Fundamental: How quantum and particle physics explain absolutely everything (except gravity), was published in August 2019.
Praise for Elemental: A hugely entertaining tour of the periodic table and the 118 elements that are the basic building blocks of everything. - Daily Mail Praise for Elemental: Perfect for students and newcomers to science writing . . . From the composition of the stars to the elements most useful to humans, James offers a cheerful selection of short, fascinating chapters suitable for reading in any order. A wide audience can enjoy this accessible peak into the history of chemistry and the periodic table. - Publishers Weekly With hand-drawn diagrams, wacky humour and assorted facts, Elemental is great fun, taking us to realms beyond anything Mendeleyev ever dreamed of. - Wall Street Journal Who said science was dry? Certainly not Tim James. - New York Post Praise for Elemental: Perfect for students and newcomers to science writing. - Publishers Weekly Praise for Elemental: You'll be missing out if you don't read it. - How It Works magazine Tim James' Fundamental is an outstanding introduction to the seemingly unapproachable world of Quantum Mechanics, filled with enough humour and wit to break the ice. - Always Trust in Books Praise for Fundamental: This book should be read to kids in school instead of the Bible! - Breakfast Shirts