About the Author
Dr Mike Goldsmith was Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory from 1987 to 2007, where he researched noise, speech, language, sound and artificially intelligent machinery. He is the author of many children’s science books, including Legendary Journeys: Space, Snot Collectors, Spider Ladders and Other Bonkers Inventions, Train your Brain to Be a Maths Genius and Discord: the story of noise.
Harriet Russell is an illustrator who studied at Glasgow followed by Central Saint Martins. She has worked for many commercial clients including The New York Times and Channel 4, and regularly exhibits in London and New York.