Useful advice in the event of nuclear war

I have been thinking about nuclear attack and survival recently. Not especially because of recent international politics, but because of a book called Nerves Versus Nazis that found its way under my nose. Published in 1940, it is the personal advice of John Langdon-Davies on the subject of coping with air-raids. Based on his experiences […]

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EU Referendum

Here’s a short post to direct you towards our webpages on resources that you might find helpful in the run up to the referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union. Subject searching in our main catalogue using the following subject search terms will reveal hundreds of books on useful topics: European Economic […]

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Because we are bipeds

I’m the worst kind of scientist, because I’m not one. A little knowledge and all that… When someone is behaving in an irritable way, it is quite reasonable to think of the experience as an emotional one, not as a biochemical crisis (leaving aside whether emotions are just biochemical processes anyway). But we shouldn’t rule […]

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