The physics of superheroes

(The physics of superheroes by James Kakalios. Photo credit: Duckworth Overlook) (Image above is designed to look like the front cover of a comic. It shows an image of a masked and caped superhero holding up a sign. The sign is the title of the book: The physics of superheroes. Also on the cover is […]

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Do we need pandas?

(Do we need pandas? by Ken Thompson. Photo credit: Green Books) (Image above shows the title and the name of the author alongside a picture of a panda) Do we need pandas? is a fascinating look at what we do and don’t understand about biodiversity. In his book, author Ken Thompson covers what we know […]

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Museum legs

(Photo credit: Hol Art Books) (Image above shows an illustration of someone lying down in a museum underneath a picture frame, with the title of the book, Museum legs and the authors name) Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? That is the question Amy Whitaker investigates […]

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Gardening women

(Photo credit: publisher- Virago) (Image shows two women halfway up two ladders tending to a plant, with the title of the book ‘Gardening women: their stories 1600 to the present’ and the authors name – Catherine Horwood) Women are rarely celebrated in the history of gardening – a fact Catherine Horwood, a historian and passionate […]

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