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Tom Jackson is a science author based in the United Kingdom. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to Zoroastrianism. He studied zoology at the University of Bristol, and still lives in that city with his wife and three children, where he can be found mainly in the attic.
He is the author of "The Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy" and "The Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table". He is the editor of "Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers." All are part of the Ponderables: 100 Breakthroughs That Changed History Series from Shelter Harbor Press.