“Stevenson is an excellent storyteller and knows how to make science comprehensible, whether it is drug metabolism or liquid-air engines. The chapters on drug discovery with which the book opens are especially well told. Fascinating.”
“Stevenson does an awesome job of explaining and educating, while entertaining and inspiring you. It’s a hell of a combination that should fill people with the possibilities of participating in creating a better future – and that makes it not just a great read, but a really important one too.”
“A positive set of stories for anyone feeling particularly negative about humanity’s prospects in the coming years. The book is in a way a victim of its own success, the large number of subjects contained within mean its necessary to skip from one issue to the next making you wonder how much more to each story we could be missing out on. Nevertheless Stevenson’s ability to cover such a wide range of challenges should be applauded. Combined with his engaging commentary this certainly has the ability to restore your faith in human ingenuity in the face of adversity”
Sir Tim Smit:
“I have purchased more copies of this darned book than I care to number. I have only to put it down and someone borrows it permanently. This joyous book is a smile between covers, a feast of ingenuity and an incitement to genuinely think. So if you know anyone that either likes thinking or, needs to think, give them this book.”
“[An] inspirational book. Mark Stevenson has toured the world meeting people who refuse to take ‘status quo’ for an answer. The book works so well because Stevenson gets out there to see things for himself. He’s also good at explaining the technicalities, even to readers (like me) with the engineering nous of a small pebble.”
“A brilliant look at people around the world who are attempting to solve the planet’s most pressing problems by innovative means. It’s a very much needed shot of optimism in these troubling times.”
“An inspiring book that makes you feel optimistic about the future; much needed at this moment in time.”
“A timely reminder of the power of grassroots innovation to create solutions to some of the world’s big challenges. What makes the book so engaging is not just the incredible ideas and initiatives he discovers, but the way he tells the story of the people themselves – what motivated them; what made them smile; their body language. The pages are alive with the personalities of those engaged with ‘rebooting’ our world”
“Never interrupt someone doing what ou said couldn’t be done,” said aviator Amelia Earhart. If you worry for the future of humanity, you will beg not to be interrupted as you read this book.
Inspirational reading for those who imagine they can do it—whatever “it” is—better.