Lunar Tics

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Moonstruck promises far more (especially in the subtitle) than it delivers. The claims presented here for the influence of lunar cycles on life are hedged around with such terms as ‘subjective interpretation’, ‘equivocal’ and ‘little hard evidence’. But full marks to Ernest Naylor for honesty

Water, Water, Everywhere

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

This gripping book should be called The Pacific and Its Rim, as it contains as much about the countries fringing the ocean’s 64 million square miles as about the big blue and its black depths. Simon Winchester is a prolific non-fiction writer whose oeuvre includes the bestselling Surgeon of Crowthorne (about the murderer who made […]

Engineering the Skies

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Oliver Morton opens with a question environmentalists and politicians of all stripes alike have rather fudged: if human-induced climate change is real (which all bar the Tea Party, Clive James and Nigel Lawson seem to accept), and if our efforts at reducing carbon emissions are proving woefully inadequate, is there another practical way forward other […]

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