Book Review: Nothing edited by Jeremy Webb

This is a book about nothing – quite literally. It makes something of nothing, quite literally about that too. You will find nothing in this book, lots and lots of nothing and you will find it quite frankly one of the most interesting books you will ever read. Even though it is about nothing, featuringContinue reading “Book Review: Nothing edited by Jeremy Webb”

Book Review: Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, media personality on The Infinite Monkey Cage and critic of alternative medicines, turns his eye towards those who give science a bad name and support bad science for a variety of reasons. He first hinted about writing this critique of the pharmaceutical companies in Bad Science but now heContinue reading “Book Review: Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre”

Book Review: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

And finally I have got around to reading Dawkins’ best-known and seminal work of popular science. Even now, nearly forty years after it’s initial publication (I read the 30th anniversary edition) it is still a heated subject of discussion in academic and popular science circles, the ideas it presents are considered ground-breaking, presenting one aspectContinue reading “Book Review: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins”

Book Review: The Incredible Human Journey by Dr Alice Roberts

You can’t help but like Dr Alice Roberts. Though best known as a co-presenter on the BBC series Coast, she has been involved in a number of other TV projects of which this was the most noteworthy. We appreciate her for the passion for her subject, her infectious smile and childlike excitement as well asContinue reading “Book Review: The Incredible Human Journey by Dr Alice Roberts”