Science and nature books

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What Women Want by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung review – the depths of desire
The psychotherapist’s seven case studies show the role of longing in women’s lives and the two-way connection between analyst and patient

Stephanie Merritt

05, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Novelist Tom Bullough on his XR arrest – and what Welsh saints can teach us about the climate crisis
The writer is passionate about the environment, and Wales, and has fed that passion into a book that attends to ancient lives alongside our own

Patrick Barkham

02, Feb, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Justice for Animals by Martha C Nussbaum review – how we became the tyrants of the animal kingdom
A scholarly look at how badly we treat other species employs moral principles to shame us into acknowledging their rights

Rohan Silva

31, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In brief: Signal Fires; If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal; Love Marriage – review
A thoughtful novel about a family secret, an insightful investigation into animal intelligence and Monica Ali’s clever comedy of manners

Hannah Beckerman

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Otherlands author Thomas Halliday: ‘Some people have insisted on reading the book backwards’
The paleobiologist and author of Foyles’ nonfiction book of 2022 on Earth’s deep past, the joys of the British Library, and how early four-limbed vertebrates helped him find his feet

Killian Fox

28, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Ronald Blythe obituary
Nature writer whose 1969 book Akenfield, a portrait of a rural life rapidly disappearing from view, was acclaimed as a classic

Patrick Barkham

15, Jan, 2023 @8:18 PM

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Sensational: A New Story of Our Senses by Ashley Ward review - they’re working overtime
A vivid exploration of the science behind sight, hearing, touch and smell that shows us we should take nothing for granted

Katy Guest

12, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Pegasus by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud review – spyware hiding in plain sight
The story of how investigative journalists exposed the frightening abuse of software that can infect your phone

Charles Arthur

11, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The big idea: what’s the secret of innovation?
How the wisdom of Homer Simpson can teach us important lessons about progress

Laura Spinney

09, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Awe by Dacher Keltner review – the transformative power of wonder
A psychology professor’s investigation of the mysterious emotion that may hold the key to a more fulfilling life

Edward Posnett

05, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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2023 in books: highlights for the year ahead
The best fiction and nonfiction to look forward to in the new year, from Zadie Smith to Simon Schama, Margaret Atwood to Rory Stewart

Justine Jordan and David Shariatmadari

31, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Escape from Model Land by Erica Thompson review – the power and pitfalls of prediction
From financial forecasts to the climate crisis, a constructive and nuanced critique of mathematical modelling from a data scientist

Felix Martin

30, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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