BOOK OF THE MONTH: HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST by Adam Rutherford
In How To Argue With A Racist, science writer Adam Rutherford takes us through the historic and current research that has sought, and still seeks, to tackle the question of how these genes link to questions of race. Rutherford brings the entire idea of race into contention, asserting that it is a social construct, with little basis in scientific reality.
MAPPING THE GREAT GAME by Riaz Dean
Dean’s particular focus here is on the truly remarkable work done in the service of the ‘game’ by the men who mapped the territories of Afghanistan, Turkmestan and even forbidden Tibet, carrying on a desperately dangerous interplay of exploration, cartography and espionage in what is the most unforgiving of landscapes.
LOSING EDEN by Lucy Jones
How important is access to nature to our general happiness and wellbeing? A lot, argues journalist Lucy Jones in her new book.
IS WILDNESS OVER? by Paul Wapner
Wildness, Wapner believes, is an irrepressible force. Banish it from our day-to-day existence and it doesn’t just disappear, it’s simply displaced.
WALKING THE GREAT NORTH LINE by Robert Twigger
A nice flow, plenty of light-hearted anecdotes, and a worthwhile sense of adventure, as Twigger experiences the country from a pleasantly different perspective.
ANOTHER LIFE by Nick Danziger
Danziger takes photos: of smiles, of sorrows, of silly daily chores, and of labours that ought to crush the spirit.