Press and critics

Quotes on "We All Are Stardust"

"The dazzling clutch of scientific minds caught in mid-thought here makes for a read that provokes thought in its turn. Delights abound." –Nature

“[Klein’s] interview subjects explain their science clearly and display their passions vividly, making this an engaging introduction to a great breadth of scientific topics.”—American Scientist
“This work will enthrall popular science lovers.”—Library Journal

“[Klein’s] interview subjects explain their science clearly and display their passions vividly, making this an engaging introduction to a great breadth of scientific topics.”—American Scientist

"Whatever the subject, Klein elicits both neat explanations and entertaining stories and insights. If you want to get a glipse of the workings of some great minds - this book is for you.  – BBC

"Erudite and elegant. [...] Wholly magnificient." brainpickings.org

 

Quotes on "Leonardo"

"A really accessible, wide-ranging discussion of just how amazing Leonardo Da vinci was and what it means for us today" – Tim Harford, Financial Times

"Leonardo da Vinci has so long been sanctified that it's easy to forget he was human. Fortunately, Stefan Klein paints a fresh portrait rather than further gilding an already blinding lily" – The Washington Post

“Leonardo’s Legacy tracks the many creations of Da Vinci, and parallels them with key events in Leonardo’s life, weaving a tapestry of inventive motivation for the ultimate Renaissance Man, all while posing thought-provoking questions…The book has some exceptional moments…it will provide an enjoyable look at the mind of an icon.” – San Francisco Book Review

“Truly encompassing (...) A must read for anyone who has even the slightest interest in the intellect of Leonardo da Vinci.” – New York Journal of Books

 

Quotes on "Time"

“[The Secret Pulse of Time] presents a rich landscape, full of interesting detail you will be talking about later in the pub or round the dinner table.”—Financial Times

"A clever book (...) Read it!"
Stern Magazine on "Time"

“Time is a fundamental component of the mind and the brain. Our experience of the passing of time varies dramatically, and yet precise timing is crucial for communication between nerves in the brain. In this book Stefan Klein presents a most engaging account of the latest research on all these aspects of time. We all want to use our time better. Reading this book would be a good start to this endeavor.” —Chris Frith, author of Making up the Mind

Quotes on "The Science of Happiness"

Stefan Klein explains in a thrilling and illustrative way the complex biochemical basics of what we experience as delight, desire, love, lust and friendship on the surface of our organisms. 
Die Welt on "The Science of Happiness" 

Very worth reading.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 

“When you’ve finished reading this book, the inside of your head will look different,” promises Stefan Klein. And he’s right. 
Der Spiegel 

It is an extremely well-written, easy-to-read and expertly researched book on a theme which has long been begging for pop-science treatment. The author is one of Germany’s leading popular science writers and enjoys a very high reputation throughout Europe. 
Alison Abbott, Nature Magazine 

Stefan Klein’s  "The Science of Happiness" is a summary of knowledge that could fill entire libraries: why and how the good feelings are produced. The result is no manual with cheap tricks but a tool for self-recognition. 
Stern