Surendra Verma (science writer)

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Surendra Verma (born 1942) is an Indian-Australian journalist[1] and writer of science books for a popular audience.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Verma was born in India in 1942. He has been working in Melbourne, Australia since 1970.[4]


Verma has written a number of book which explain scientific topics to a general audience. Verma's books have received positive reviews,[5] and have been published in Australia, UK, US and India and have been translated into 14 languages.


  • The Tunguska Fireball: Solving One of the Greatest Mysteries of the 20th Century (Icon Books, UK; 2005) ISBN 978-1-84046-620-1[4][6][7]
  • Why Aren't They Here?: The Questions of Life on Other Worlds (Icon Books, UK; 2007)ISBN 9781840468069
  • The Cause of Mosquitoes' Sorrow: Beginnings, Blunders and Breakthroughs in Science (Icon Books, UK, 2007)ISBN 9781840468311[8]
  • The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories & Things (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2005) ISBN 9781877069208[9]
  • The Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories & Things (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2008)ISBN 9781741106718
  • The Little Book of Unscientific Proportions, Theories & Things (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2011)ISBN 9781742570778[10]
  • The Little Book of the Mind: How We Think and Why We Think (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2012)ISBN 9781742572130 + a children's book[11]
  • Who Killed T. Rex: Uncover the mystery of the vanished dinosaurs (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2010)ISBN 9781741108248
  • Learn & Unlearn: The novel way to rethink the things that matter in life (New Holland Publishers, Australia; 2015)ISBN 9781742575964.
  • Little-Big Book of Science in 100 Words (Orient Publishing, India; 2015) ISBN 9788122205923


  1. ^ "Why Aren’t They Here? The Question of Life on Other Worlds’ by Surendra Verma". Astrobiology Society of Britain book review. 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "BOOK REVIEW: The Tunguska Mystery". Amboy Guardian. 22 August 2012. by Paul Wang
  3. ^ "Surendra Verma: Why aren't they here". CHRONON CRITICAL POINTS.
  4. ^ a b "Russian meteorite: Not the first strange event in the skies of Siberia". Christian Science Monitor. Randy Dotinga, 20 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Review - The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories & Things - Surendra Verma". Popular Science.
  6. ^ "Peer review: The Tunguska Fireball by Surendra Verma". The Guardian, Tim Radford, 24 February 2005
  7. ^ "The Tunguska Fireball" Archived 13 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. The Naked Scientist
  8. ^ "Review: The Cause of Mosquitoes' Sorrow by Surendra Verma". Beard, Jonathan, August 2007 New Scientist , Vol. 195 Issue 2616, p50
  9. ^ "New Arrivals". The Hindu, 30 August 2011.
  10. ^ "The Little Book of Unscientific Propositions, Theories & Things". Book Review by Rama Gaind]. PS News.
  11. ^ "The Little Book of the Mind: How we think and why we think" Archived 17 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Samara Magazine. Desolie Page.