Monthly Archives: February 2011

I’m Sorry, Patricia Fara, I Haven’t a Clue

At last I’ve finished reading The Clue Bible. It’s been many years since I finished a book I was not enjoying, and it was a struggle to get to the end of this one. My brother lent it to me, … Continue reading

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The Book of Universes: John D Barrow at the Royal Institution

John D Barrow’s new book, The Book of Universes, has so far proved to be a fascinating read – I’m only about a third the way through. The book starts the story way back in Aristotle’s time, whereas the talk … Continue reading

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Unnatural: the Heretical Idea of Making People. Philip Ball at the Royal Institution

Philip Ball is nothing if not versatile – on my shelf I have books by him on Chartres Cathedral, on why we like music, his Nature’s Patterns trilogy (Branches, Flow and Shapes), and now Unnatural, on what the cultural history … Continue reading

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