Professor Steve Jones in Ely
Professor Steve Jones is a regular broadcaster and writer of books on scientific issues as well as other radio and TV programmes, such as Today, Question Time and Newsnight. His many books include ‘Genetics for Beginners’, ‘The Language of the Genes’, ‘In the Blood’, and ‘Almost like a Whale’.
In ‘Here Comes the Sun’, Steve Jones explores the dependency of all life and systems on Earth – ecological, biological and physical – on our nearest star. It is a book about connections between those systems, from astronomy to cancer prevention, from microbiology to the study of sleep. It is also a form of scientific autobiography as Steve charts his own work and interests over fifty years against developments in a wide range of fields, showing how what was once seen as a narrow specialism has become a subject of vast scientific, social and political significance: it is his most personal book to date.