David J. Darling

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David Darling (born 29 July 1953 in Glossop, Derbyshire) is an English astronomer, freelance science writer, and musician. Darling has published numerous popular science works, including Life Everywhere: The Maverick Science of Astrobiology in 2001 and The Universal Book of Mathematics in 2004. He maintains the online Internet Encyclopedia of Science.[1]

A review of Darling's book Soul Search, stated that "he develops a sort of scientific pantheism positing that, with death, we move from the narrow consciousness of our highly selective, reality-filtering brain to the wider, timeless consciousness of the unbound universe."[2]


  • We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life (2010). ISBN 978-1-85168-719-0 (paperback)
  • Gravity's Arc: The Story of Gravity from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond (2006). ISBN 978-0-471-71989-2 (hardcover)
  • Teleportation: The Impossible Leap (2005). ISBN 978-0-471-47095-3 (hardcover)
  • The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes (2004). ISBN 978-0-471-27047-8 (hardcover)
  • The Universal Book of Astronomy: From the Andromeda Galaxy to the Zone of Avoidance (2003). ISBN 978-0-471-26569-6 (hardcover)
  • The Complete Book of Spaceflight: From Apollo 1 to Zero Gravity (2002). ISBN 978-0-471-05649-2 (hardcover)
  • Life Everywhere: The Maverick Science of Astrobiology (2001). ISBN 978-0-465-01563-4 (hardcover)
  • The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia: An Alphabetical Reference to All Life in the Universe (2000) ISBN 978-0-8129-3248-5 (paperback)
  • Zen Physics: The Science of Death, the Logic of Reincarnation (1996). ISBN 0-06-017352-1 (hardcover)
  • Soul Search : A Scientist Explores the Afterlife (1995). ISBN 0-517-17819-2 (hardcover)
  • Equations of Eternity: Speculations on Consciousness, Meaning, and the Mathematical Rules That Orchestrate the Cosmos (1993). ISBN 1-56282-875-4 (hardcover)
  • Deep Time: The Journey of a Single Subatomic Particle From the Moment of Creation To the Death of the Universe and Beyond (1989). ISBN 0-385-29757-2 (hardcover)
Juvenile books


  1. ^ Darling, David. "Encyclopedia of Science". www.daviddarling.info.
  2. ^ "Soul Search: A Scientist Explores the Afterlife". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

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