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Hugh Aldersley-Williams

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Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a writer and curator with interests ranging from science to architecture and design. His prolific career as a freelance journalist included a five-year stint as the design critic of the New Statesman.
He has written a number of books on design, as well as The Most Beautiful Molecule (1994), the story of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a molecular form of the element carbon.
More recently, he is the author of Findings: Hidden Stories in First-Hand Accounts of Scientific Discovery, and the curator of two exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Zoomorphic: New Animal Architecture and Touch Me: Design and Sensation.
He lives in Norfolk with his wife, son and two Maine coon cats.

Books by Hugh Aldersley-Williams


From the author of Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales, a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body

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Periodic Tales

The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe

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