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David Goldberg, professor of physics at Drexel University, recommends the best books to start learning about cosmology. He explains his choices to high school student, Eric Bolton.
What do molecules in a cell have in common with lions in the Serengeti? They all follow rules, says scientist and author Sean B Carroll. He chooses the best books on biology, from the death of the dodo to the discovery of DNA. She spent two years on the road investigating how communities across the world are coping with climate change.
Here, she shares the five best books on climate change and the Anthropocene — the geological epoch of man. Paul Falkowski recommends the best books on microbes. He chooses the best books on dog food. She guides us through five inspiring books to get us thinking about extinction and the role genetics could potentially play in maintaining biodiversity.
William Wordsworth probably did not get his greatest creative impetus from solitude, but from his extremely close relationship with his sister, suggests Oxford scholar Lucy Newlyn. Welcome to life in the Anthropocene, a new epoch in the history of life where the impact of humanity on the Earth system is so great, we need a new term for it. Author and journalist Caspar Henderson offers a rich reading list to help ourselves and our children grow up in the Anthropocene.
He looks at how we can date the age of the universe, the danger of solar flares, and why Pluto is no longer classed as a planet. Modern Western societies often seem to be intolerant of silence. Why should this be?
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And is there any alternative? The travel writer casts his net over books about the sea and comes up with a haul including Moby Dick and a naval history of Britain. The science writer and award-winning blogger Carl Zimmer discusses the strangeness of life, from viruses to manipulative flatworms. Insects outnumber us, outweigh us, and without them ecosystems would collapse. In short, we live on their planet.
The entomologist explains why we should value bugs more — even, or especially, the carrion beetles and dung feeders. Think of Darwinian natural selection and you may think of selfish or competitive behaviour, but this is far from the whole story, says economist Paul Seabright. Paul Kingsnorth, co-founder of the Dark Mountain project, urges the need for uncivilisation : the process of getting beyond our human assumptions, such as the myth of unfailing linear progress.
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Robert Macfarlane, author of an acclaimed trilogy of books about landscape and human thought tells us about the intrepid, sometimes misanthropic writers who inspired his own investigation of wilderness. He chooses some of his favourite books of nature-writing. The New Scientist writer introduces us to some of the wonders of the universe and tells the stories of astronomers who discovered them.
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The author of True Wealth suggests how we can rethink our patterns of consumption and approach our relationship with nature in a new, less damaging, way. The chief executive of Good Energy says we need to think big if we want to cut our use of high-carbon energy. She tells us about the intersection between business, politics and doing the right thing. We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview. This site has an archive of more than one thousand interviews, or five thousand book recommendations.
We publish at least two new interviews per week. Five Books participates in the Amazon Associate program and earns money from qualifying purchases. Support Us. Most Recommended Books. Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. The Best Nature Books of , recommended by Charles Foster There has been a rash of books about epiphanic incursions into wilderness—but the best nature writing digs too into the complexities of our relationship with the natural world, says Charles Foster, the bestselling author of Being A Beast.
The best books on Wilderness , recommended by Mark Boyle. The best books on Wilderness , recommended by Mark Boyle Author and environmentalist Mark Boyle lived for three years without money; now he lives entirely off-grid and eschews all forms of modern technology, in search of a wilder way of living—and of being more in tune with the natural world.
The Best Climate Change Novels , recommended by James Bradley The best fiction allows us to hold ideas in our heads about time and space and causality and connection that are difficult to articulate in other ways, argues the Australian author James Bradley.
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