‘Beyond superb,’ Bill Bryson


We all know about DNA and its fundamental importance to our understanding of human life, but fewer of us are aware of the machine that decodes it and makes it work – the ribosome. In this riveting book, structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan describes the tireless work behind our understanding of this crucial building block of life itself – work for which he shared a Nobel Prize.


In conversation with Hannah Critchlow, scientist and author