Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

I could hardly contain my excitement when this came through the post a couple of weeks ago. I mean, just look at it... A very beautiful thing indeed. It's also extremely informative, balanced and well-written. Penned by Ecologist David Hetherington in scientific, yet lyrical prose, and punctuated with luminous photography from Laurent Geslin, the book … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

Off-topic a little this blog post is. (Beware contains minor spoilers for Lost in Space and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Pseudo-science in the entertainment industry is not a new thing, just look at the frequency of sound in space on film, but I recently got into a discussion with a colleague of mine over … Continue reading Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

I had planned to include The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in my book discussion series, but I decided to let the magic speak for itself and give it its own special post (I had also planned to check it out and then give it to my nephew, but no chance, I'm … Continue reading Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?

I have had a list of environment and science books I've wanted to read (and re-read) for a couple of years now, and the list keeps getting bigger, but with work and study I just haven't found the time to really get my teeth into anything much more than a bit of light fiction. My … Continue reading Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?