Books by Gavin Weightman

EUREKA by Gavin Weightman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Smart technology history that's as fun and readable as it is seriously informative."
A layman's look at the eureka moments behind inventions that have become an integral part of modern life. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Like cotton candy—tasty yet somehow insubstantial."
Breezy social history of the inventors and entrepreneurs who transformed society with innovations in infrastructure and technology. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A very appealing snack that whets the appetite for more substantial courses."
From Julius Caesar to the Millennium Wheel—a look at London's history with its storied river ever in the foreground. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Pleasant reading for students of technological history, but radio buffs may be disappointed with Weightman's light treatment of technical matters."
A middling account of Guglielmo Marconi's development of the "wireless telegraph"—the radio. Read full book review >
THE FROZEN WATER TRADE by Gavin Weightman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"A fascinating and vast industry, melted away as completely as an ice cube on a summer sidewalk, but delightfully preserved here. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
British journalist Weightman brings back the days when an icebox was truly an ice box. Read full book review >