Matthew Cobb is professor of zoology at the University of Manchester, where his research focusses on the sense of smell. He has published books on 17th-century science and the French resistance. His most recent book is Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code.
Books by Matthew Cobb
Interviews with Matthew Cobb
Ways of Knowing: A New History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
by John Pickstone
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
by James Watson
The Scientific Revolution
by Stephen Shapin
This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age
by William E. Burrows
Galen and the World of Knowledge
by Christopher Gill (Editor)
The best books on the history of science—from the ancient world to the space race, recommended by Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester and author of a number of history and history of science books. His book on neuroscience, The Idea of the Brain, was shortlisted for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize, Britain’s most prestigious nonfiction book award.
Interviews where books by Matthew Cobb were recommended
The historian and author chooses five books on de Gaulle and the Resistance. He says the British tried to veto de Gaulle’s famous 1940 speech from London calling on the French to stand up to German occupation