Science and nature books

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Top 10 nature memoirs | Sarah Thomas
Moving on from writing that holds the natural world at arm’s length, authors have begun using intimate life to show nature as a protagonist in itself

Sarah Thomas

28, Sep, 2022 @9:40 AM

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An Intimate History of Evolution by Alison Bashford review – Darwin’s outriders
A sprawling history of the illustrious Huxley family charts the evolution of science and society over 200 years

Stephen Buranyi

22, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Fen, Bog & Swamp by Annie Proulx review – where have all our wetlands gone?
In beautiful prose, the Pulitzer-winning US novelist offers a powerful indictment of human complicity in environmental destruction

Rohan Silva

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Landlines by Raynor Winn review – back on the trail
The author of The Salt Path returns with another heartwarming odyssey, this time on one of the wildest walks in Britain

Amy-Jane Beer

15, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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In brief: Love Untold; The Modern Bestiary; The Red Planet – review
Ruth Jones’s Welsh generational saga, Joanna Bagniewska’s real-life fantastic beasts and Simon Morden’s Mars exploration

Hannah Beckerman

11, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Wainwright nature writing prize goes to ‘inspirational’ Goshawk Summer
Wildlife cameraman James Aldred’s diary of time spent observing a family of goshawks in the New Forest takes top honour

Sarah Shaffi

07, Sep, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The big idea: why relationships are the key to existence
From subatomic particles to human beings, interaction is what shapes reality

Carlo Rovelli

05, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Are you a busybody, a hunter or a dancer? A new book about curiosity reveals all
Twin academics Perry Zurn and Dani S Bassett fought to forge idiosyncratic paths through academia… then put that knowledge to use in a seven-year study of how we learn

Amelia Tait

04, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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High: A Journey across the Himalayas by Erika Fatland
An anthropologist establishes a unique rapport with the people she encounters on this unromantic trek through the mountains

Anna Fleming

02, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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And Finally: Matters of Life and Death review – humility lessons from Henry Marsh
The ever candid neurosurgeon reflects on his own mortality, as well as the failings of his profession, in this enthralling third volume of memoirs

Colin Grant

29, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton: ‘Our universe is one tiny grain of dust in a beautiful cosmos’
As her new book on the origins of the universe is published, the Albanian-American scientist explains how her work on multiverse theory influenced Stephen Hawking

Killian Fox

27, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Bad manners in the jungle; a magical inner-city tree; galactic danger; a conservationist call to arms; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

26, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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