Recommendation #2 for this month.
I have been
thrilling entertaining delighting telling all my friends about this book by David Eagleman about the brain. (H particularly cannot hear enough about it.) It’s a popular science book written by someone who is a big deal in their field (and who studied with Francis Crick, the giant of 20th century science who, together with James Watson, stole the discovery of DNA from Rosalind Franklin).
Every once in a while a landmark book/TV series comes along with the intention of popularising a field of academic expertise: Kenneth Clarke’s Civilisation, Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. And everything that David Attenborough has ever done. (more…)