Author(s): Colin Stuart
While geeks' obsessive desire for data makes them constant curators of useless information, it also drives them to great lengths to find the solutions to everyday problems. How do you make the perfect cup of tea? What are the moves that will impress a hot date on the dance floor? Is there an optimum angle for skimming a stone? The Geek Guide to Life reveals the geeky secrets to living smarter, offering scientifically sourced advice for dealing with everything life throws at you. Presented with top tips, infographics and a sense of humour, the Geek Guide appeals not just to Star Trek junkies and computer nerds but to anyone seeking answers to some of life's eternal questions.
Colin Stuart is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a physics and space geek. A presenter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he has also written for the Guardian, New Scientist, Physics World and the European Space Agency. He is the brains behind one of the most watched science videos on YouTube. In 2014 he was awarded runner-up in European Astronomy Journalism Prize. Mun-Keat Looi is a science writer and features editor. He is commissioning editor of Mosaic, the Wellcome Trust's unique publisher of in-depth science stories. He was shortlisted for the Rising Star of British Media Awards 2015.