Review of Science and the Art of Zoo Bus Maintenance, by Dr Mike Leahy

From the back cover It is said that everyone is only three decisions away from homelessness and, after a successful career as a virologist and TV presenter, Mike Leahy found out just that. Desperate times called for desperate measures. One night after one beer too many he decided that a Zoo Bus seemed like aContinue reading “Review of Science and the Art of Zoo Bus Maintenance, by Dr Mike Leahy”

Review of Liquid by Mark Miodownik

“Liquids are the alter ego of dependable solid stuff.” This is the most fascinating book I’ve read in a long time. Mark’s also written Stuff Matters, which I’d read a while ago and reading Liquid I had not realised it was the same author. He is the Director of the Institute of Making, at UCL.Continue reading “Review of Liquid by Mark Miodownik”

Review of The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

With the news that QI Elf and No Such Thing As A Fish podcaster Andrew Hunter Murray has a new novel out next year (The Sanctuary), I was reminded that I read this gem on Kindle around the same time I read his fantastic first book, The Last Day. Both books took the slowing ofContinue reading “Review of The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker”