Monday 14 September 2009: Richard Holmes/Jonathan Marks
On 14 September I talked with English biographer Richard Holmes about his new book The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science (Pantheon). I then talked with University of North Carolina at Charlotte Professor of Anthropology Jonathan Marks about his recent book Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Human Knowledge (University of California Press).

Two other excellent recent popular science books I would have liked to have featured if I'd had more time are Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines ( W W Norton) by UC Berkeley Physics Professor Richard A Muller and 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time (Vintage) by English science writer Michael Brooks.

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posted by Eric Tomb and others 11:20 AM

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