Robert Macfarlane · Hilary Mantel · Martha Sprackland · Viking wool · Charles Darwin's reading habits · human evolution · praying to Elrond · drawing · making ink · Rebecca Solnit · insectivorous plants · do pufferfish hold their breath?
What links sea-turtles, swifts, and railway viaducts? Plus some handy ornithological photo tips.
A very short introduction.
For my 50th birthday, a friend beyond compare organised a very special birthday present for the only self-confessed ‘Darwin groupie’ in her life.
In which the local jackdaws and rooks encounter an unusual foe.
DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution.