Dr. Mike Goldsmith is both a working scientist and a writer of science books—mainly for children. His main areas of research are astronomy and sound. Since 1999, Mike has written over 40 science books. Two were shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Writing. His books have been published in over 20 countries and cover many areas of science and technology. They have been written for readers of many ages, from toddlers to adults. Since 1986, Mike has written over 50 papers, reports, and articles about sound, astronomy, and many other science topics. He has been interviewed about noise pollution on Canadian, US, Australian, and UK radio and has given several presentations on the subject and on others, including Einstein and Dark Energy. Mike lives in Twickenham, near London, England.