Philip Ball is a freelance science writer and the author of numerous books on a wide range of science-related subjects, including The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science (William Heinemann, 2006) and Unnatural: The Heretical Idea of Making People (Bodley Head, 2011). He worked previously at Nature magazine for over 20 years. His latest book, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, was published by Bodley Head in 2012. Visit Philip Ball's website.
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