Monturiol’s Dream Reviews

“a subtle and delightful tale of a scientific pioneer one is glad to know.”
– Hugh Aldersey-Williams, The Independent

“[Stewart] commands rapt attention because he knows his stuff … his passion for his subject and his cheerfully colloquial style gather you up and bowl you along.”
– Fiona Hook, The Times

– David Ulin, Newsday

“an unusual book both in style and substance … evocative.”
– Robert Bud, Times Literary Supplement

“this untold story of a great visionary develops into a moving tale of science, history and human endeavour.”
– John Weller, Hull Daily Mail

“The unbreakable utopian spirit that drove Monturiol is definitely worth remembering, and this excellent biography should help to place him on a wider map.”
– David Archibald, Scotland on Sunday

“a fascinating and utterly delightful scientific history.”
– Joe Gordon, The Alien Online

“If [Monturiol] enjoyed no other reward, his legacy as one of history’s originals is justly honored here. Matthew Stewart tells his story with style and wit.”
– Mick Herron, Geographical

“This is a gripping tale. Boys’ stuff, undoubtedly, but boys’ stuff with a conscience … The story romps along at a cracking pace. … What really makes Matthew Stewart’s biography … worth reading is the light it throws on the true motivation of engineers and scientists of every period.”
– Roger Bridgeman, Physics World

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