How to Win a Nobel Prize

Pages: 192
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Rock the Boat

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

Barry Marshall

A time-travelling adventure with interactive experiments for budding young scientists, by Nobel Prize winning Barry Marshall
9781786075246 (1 Feb 2019)
RRP £7.99

The Book

A time-travelling adventure with interactive experiments for budding young scientists, by Nobel Prize winning Barry Marshall

Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize and loves running her own science experiments at home.

One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners. Dr Barry Marshall agrees to travel with her through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries. They talk time and space with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins - and much more.

Filled with experiments to try at home and featuring famous Nobel prize-winners:

Albert Einstein • Marie Curie • Guglielmo Marconi Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins • Alexander Fleming • Tu Youyou • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar • Gertrude Elion • Norman Borlaug • Rita Levi-Montalcini • Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa • Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 192
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

DR BARRY MARSHALL won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine, with Robin Warren, for discovering that stomach ulcers can be caused by bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics. He experimented on himself to prove their theory.


'I really enjoyed the activities at the end of each chapter, there are some unbelievable experiments. The fact that it was a female lead character added to the delight of reading this.'

- Gail Eagar, Royal Society judge and teacher

‘A fascinating whistle-stop tour of the lives and accomplishments of eleven Nobel prize-winners.'

- School Librarian


- Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

'How to Win a Nobel Prize does a superb job of telling the fascinating stories behind many different Nobel prize winners. It is a fantastic journey through time with Mary and Barry, meeting amazing scientists past and present. I especially enjoyed the many experiments you can try yourself that fit the theme of each prize winner.'

- Dominic Walliman, author of Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure

 ‘A recommended read for science fans - and future Nobel prize-winners - aged 8 and over.'

- Armadillo Magazine