The best essayists use seemingly trivial, original examples to illustrate recurring themes of personal importance.
Writing tagged: ‘Stephen Jay Gould’
Book review: ‘Bully for Brontosaurus’ by Stephen Jay Gould
Reflections in natural history.
Book review: ‘The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century’ by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Looking at the world through the eyes of a 17th-century polymath.
Newsletter No. 11: ‘Penguin eggs and yetis’
Sir Thomas Browne · Saturn · penguin eggs · heroes of science · evolution of languages · nature books · dna barcoding · periodic table · Alice Roberts · geology