'A delightful story of an overlooked and underappreciated science and the scientists who made it. The writing never falters.' - Mark Buchanan, author of Nexus
'Haw's excellent descriptions ensure that concepts normally encountered only at degree level are just part of a riveting story'. -Chemistry World
'An accessible and racy account...there is something for everyone in this highly enjoyable little book.' - Nature
'It's a phenomenal book. It's slender and makes for an easy read, yet still it explains fundamental concepts well, in terms of the experiments that led to their discovery. There's a reason we make biology students take physics and chemistry, and it's because their essential ideas are all tightly interlinked and this book makes a good case that viewing molecules as inhabitants of that Middle World is a powerfully unifying perspective.'
PZ Myers, Pharyngula Blog (www.scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/)
MARK HAW is a Materials Scientist at the University of Nottingham, UK, having spent a decade researching Brownian motion at the University of Edinburgh and the Ecole des Mines, France. He has written Physics and Chemistry features for Nature and Physics World, published numerous short stories and penned three novels.