Understanding Solid State Physics

Front cover of Understanding Solid State Physics 2nd edition featuring a blue coloured crystal

My undergraduate textbook Understanding Solid State Physics was first published by Taylor & Francis in December 2009, and is currently in use as a core text in universities around the world. A second edition came out in April 2021.

Outside the Research Lab series 

Front cover of Outside the Research Lab volume 1
Courtesy of Morgan & Claypool. Reproduced with permission.

My Outside the Research Lab book series for students and general readers is part of IOP Concise Physics. The third book, Outside the Research Lab Volume 3: Physics in Sport was published in 2019, while Volume 2: Physics in Vintage and Modern Transport came out in 2018, and Volume 1: Physics in the Arts, Architecture, and Design in 2017. For these books, I interviewed experts in fields ranging from sculpture and movie sound recording, to high performance car design and sports coaching, who explained how physics helps them in their work.

The Way Science Works

Front cover of the The Way Science Works featuring magnets
© Dorling Kindersley Limited. Reproduced here with permission

The children’s popular science book The Way Science Works, which I co-authored with the late Robin Kerrod, was published by Dorling Kindersley in April 2002.  In 2003, The Way Science Works was shortlisted for the Junior Prize in the Aventis Prizes for Science Books.  

Contributions to ’30-Second’ Popular Science Books 

Front cover of 30-Second Energy
Book cover image © Ivy Press Limited. Reproduced with permission.

I have contributed to the popular science books 30-Second Quantum Theory and 30-Second Energy