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Chris Woodford writes about science and technology for adults and children. His books try to communicate science in compelling ways.

The books he's written, co-written, or contributed to have sold over four million copies, been translated into over 20 languages, and won or been shortlisted for over 40 international awards. His last book, Atoms under the Floorboards, won The American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Books, 2016, and was named a Physics World Top 10 Book, 2015. His current book, Breathless, published in 2021, is a hard-hitting look at the global problem of air pollution.

Chris Woodford studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, where he specialized in physics and experimental psychology. After pulling out of a planned Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, he studied advertising and design with late, great, legendary creative guru John Gillard at The School of Communication Arts in London, before becoming a full-time science writer in the mid-1990s.

Chris also runs the science education website Explain that Stuff, which has served up over 108 million pages since it was set up in 2006.