A long-overdue biography of the Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual.
A magnificent two-volume biography.
Mark E Smith · Alan Bennett · Carl Linnaeus · Ronald Blythe · human evolution · flu epidemics · Great Exhibition of the North · Charles Darwin · insects · introverts · Virginia Woolf · John Tyndall
A journey into silence.
The Pattern of Friendship.
A very natural childhood.
An unplanned visit to the flooded Dee Marshes is rewarded with a wildlife spectacle.
My seventh annual video slideshow review of the year.
Sir Thomas Browne · Saturn · penguin eggs · heroes of science · evolution of languages · nature books · dna barcoding · periodic table · Alice Roberts · geology
24-Nov-2017: 158 years ago today saw the publication of my hero Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’. What better excuse could I possibly need for choosing today to launch my own book, ‘On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk’.