Dr David Whitehouse


Twitter @drdwhitehouse

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Sky at Night Magazine.

5 stars.

"the book soars"

"If you've ever looked up at the sky and pondered on the big question of life in the Universe, this is essential reading."

New Book September 2022.

The Alien Perspective.

Icon Books.

Astronomer and science writer David Whitehouse takes us on a journey through the evolving cosmos as he considers humankind's place in the universe – and how our survival depends on otherworldly perspectives.

From the Earth to the depths of outer space, this inspiring book shows how human evolution has been intertwined with the workings of the cosmos from the very beginning, and what the far-distant future may hold, both for the universe and for ourselves.

Given enough time, Whitehouse contends, we must communicate with intelligent aliens whose divergent perspective will transform our understanding of the universe. First contact may even come sooner than we think. We have already transmitted signals towards promising exoplanets. If, say, Gliese 581d harbours life, the return signal could reach us in 2051.

Drawing the thread of human consciousness from the cave to the cosmos, the acclaimed author of Apollo 11: The Inside Story charts our future journey to the end of space and time and considers whether something of humanity could remain at the end of it all.

Whitehouse is terrific. A magical enthusiast.   Financial Times

He writes on all subjects with confidence and clarity.   The Bookseller

An outstanding TV and radio storyteller.   BBC News

As a science communicator he is in a class of his own.   Arthur C Clarke Awards

He unveils the universe and unweaves the rainbow.   Netmedia Online Awards

David brings a lot of original journalism to the site.   BBC News Online

Dr Science. He can't be stumped!   BBC PM Programme

His brimming passion for his subject is obvious.    The Guardian

Can't have him on air often enough.   BBC World Service

David writes like an angel.   Glaxo Awards

Our first choice...his knowledge of science is remarkable.   Sky News

When there's a space story, you are the one.   LBC Radio

THE Great Explainer.   TalkRadio

Our regular voice of science.   BBC Radio 5 Live

The 'Face of Space' on British TV.   BBC TV News Channel

Britain's leading space commentator.   CNN

You do it so well. GBNews

Who else? BBC Today Programme

Terrific and Enthralling. New Scientist


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