Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012 Books of the Year

1. Why We Get Fat... and What To Do About It - by Gary Taubes
2. State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 - Dominic Sandbrook
3. Explorers of the Nile - Tim Jeal
4. The Origins of Our Species - Chris Stringer
5. Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle - Daniel L. Everett
6. Code Talker - Chester Nez
7. The Island of the Colorblind - Oliver Sacks
8. Sweet Track to Glastonbury; Somerset Levels In Prehistory - Bryony Coles
 9. On the Gleaming Way: Navajos, Eastern Pueblos, Zunis, Hopis, Apaches and Their Land - John Collier
10. Various books on digital photography / the Sony A200 DSLR :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Something From Nothing? audio download

Debates, 'Conversations With...' and 'Evenings With...' are great, but I prefer to listen to them on my phone while I'm out walking, cycling or shopping, rather than sitting down to watch the whole thing on YouTube. Especially when there are not many visuals to look at. That is the case for 'Something From Nothing? A Conversation between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss', a recent 2-hour 'conversation' and Q&A session recently uploaded to YouTube at

Here are two MP3s of the audio.

Part 1 - the conversation

Part 2 - the Q&A.