Oliver Morton is a science writer and journalist. He has written extensively for New Scientist, Nature and a range of national broadsheets.
'A fascinating and important book' Ian McEwan 'Morton is as compelling and eloquent in describing the evolution of landscape as he is at describing the evolution of life itself. This book will, quite literally, change the way you see the world' Sunday Telegraph 'Everything you could possibly want from a popular science book. There is wonder here, and intellectual excitement; clear explanation and lyrical writing; and much new insight into how the world works, linking the very small and very large.' Jon Turney, Independent 'An informative, fascinating and thought-provoking read.' Sunday Times 'A fascinating read.' Independent 'When you are done with this book you will see the world differently and understand it better. Going directly to the most important question of our time -- the origin of the carbon/climate crisis -- and delving deeply into it, Eating the Sun transcends science writing as we usually think of it.' Kim Stanley Robinson ' Eating the Sun could not be more timely, and firmly establishes Oliver Morton as one of the world's finest science writers.' Steven Shapin Praise for 'Mapping Mars': 'A wonderful work of intellectual history and a permanent addition to the Mars bookshelf.' Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the 'Red Mars' trilogy and 'The Years of Rice and Salt' 'Splendid ! the best factual book on Mars that money can buy.' New Scientist 'A remarkable book ! to read this book is to become infected with a fascination which I hadn't realised Mars held.' James Hamilton-Patersons, London Review of Books 'A beautifully intelligent meditation on place, and on the paradoxes of place that apply to a place like Mars!it will be around for a long time to come.' Francis Spufford, Evening Standard