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“I hope that more libraries have the good fortune to experience Alison and her fascinating book.”
Karen Wall, Director Mystic and Noank Library, Connecticut, U.S.
“Not only is she [Alison Hackett] forced to share a small city with da Vinci, he has even turned up in the same postal district.”
The Irish Times
“Alison Hackett reverses science into cultural history to gather it to herself, to construct a lens with which to explain the world, in a way that is at once fragmented, modern and alive.”
“This is a labour of love, insanity, beauty and, perhaps, an attempt to reintegrate history, art and science together again.”
Irish Tech News
“An endearing kaleidoscopic view of history and human achievement.”
CARA (Aerlingus inflight) Magazine
“A beautiful, breathtaking account of human endeavour.”
“But that was only a hint of the ferment of ideas in Alison’s head. To express them more fully she founded a group called 21st Century Renaissance: dedicated to no less a thing than reviving the spirit of the original Renaissance.”
The Irish Times
"You have cheered up my life. Thank you so much.”
Alice, aged 10
“It's not just the history, it's not just the pictures- it's the whole package. Do you want to hang half the visuals up on your wall? Probably. Do you want a bit of a puzzle? - you've got it here.”
Mary Drechsler, Dublin
“This is a magnificent book, a treasure-house that is totally unique. Just the concept is exciting but the execution is brilliant, with every page a delight of illustration and design.”
Alan Sheehy-Skeffington, Dublin
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The Physics Chanteuse
The year is 2000 and the month is November. Almost a year into my new position as the Institute of Physics Representative in Ireland, I find myself travelling to Switzerland with an Irish delegation of physics educators to attend a pan-European conference* being held...