51jOs5XN3uL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Inventor James Watt is one of the historical figures profiled in a new book by acclaimed author and journalist Richard Rhodes.

“Energy: A Human History” has been described as “excellent” by the United State’s NPR – National Public Radio – website. “It’s likely to appeal to both science fans and those of us who only passed physics by the skin of our teeth,” said NPR reviewer Michael Shaub.

Read the NPR review here.

The New York Times called the publication “ambitious” and said it was a “meticulously researched work”. Read the Times review here.

Another review called it an an “amazing book”.

The book has been published by Simon and Schuster. It’s available in bookshops and in online stores.